Past Meeting Topics 

April 30th 2020

Weaving Ourselves Together. Grounding practices for unsettling times

Sara Lawson

Learn how to navigate this unprecedented time with insight from our guest speaker Sara Lawson, an experienced facilitator with strong skills in creating engaging learning experiences and fostering meaningful conversations. We have a few choices to make; do we let ourselves be overrun by fear and anxiety, or do we lean into our interdependence, resourcefulness, and creativity? We can't control the outcome,but we can shape how we respond.

Stay up to date with Sara via her newsletter She is also facilitating a Gauge Leadership Lab in Bellingham starting October 9th, 2020.  You can also contact her at  Shorthand Consulting.   

February 2020

Nancy Juetten

5 Personal Finance Blind Spots that Cause Families Worry in the Clutch Moments and How to Make a Swift U-Turn for the Better, Starting Today. She will share ways to take big steps to guiding families to get ahead of challenges in life before they become hardships after three women in her life were faced with disease, diagnosis, and divorce in the same week.

April 16th 2020

Fireside Chat: Economic Impact with Representative Sharon Shewmake, PhD

Forty-Second District State Rep. Sharon Shewmake joined us for a virtual Fireside Chat focusing on Bellingham's Economic Outlook and Small Business Discussion. She covered the local view of our economy in Whatcom County and provide some thoughts on what we can do as a community to support our local businesses.

​November 2019

​Lynne Graham
​Understanding the Barriers Women Veterans’ Face in the Civilian World

•   ​Understanding the impact of military culture and experience on the outcomes of Women Veterans’ lives

How members of WPN can help improve transitional stress and overall success of Women Veterans in our community.

January 2020

Carla Anderson Skogland

How to Supercharge Your Career

Carla will be presenting about things she did right and wrong throughout her career, observations of what is important and not important to focus on, and things she wished she was taught in college, but wasn't. 

August 2019 

Micki O'Brien
Presentation Title - What if that is a Superpower?
•    Leadership tools of framing that create space for teamwork, collaboration and learning
•    How to recognize and reframe perceived weaknesses to strengths (superpowers)

September 2019

Jan Higman
Presentation Title: The Balancing Act: Caring for Your Family and a Parent with Dementia at the Same Time.

Jan is the Marketing Director at The Bellingham at Orchard Memory Care Residence and can be reached at

June - 2019 Annual Speaker Panel Series

Christy Johnson
Artemis Connection

​Anne-Marie Faiola
​Bramble Berry

​Heather Simpson
​​She Leads Me

​Andi Vann
​​​Pure Bliss Desserts

​May 2019

Erin Loman-Jeck
Mastering Your Compelling Communication Style
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April 2019

Marie Ruzicka
Wealth Looks Good on You – Discovering Your Journey to Wealth in All Ways
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March 2019 

Janelle Bruland
The Success Lie: 5 Simple Truths to Overcome Overwhelm and Achieve Peace of Mind
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February 2019

Heather McAbee
Transforming Primary Patterns
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​January 2019

​MaryAnn McNulty
Must Have Tips that Lead to Breakthrough Sales
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