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Lianne Armstrong
Web Site: www.lerners.ca
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Member Since: 2005
Past Local Executive Positions: Secretary, Programs Chair
Past Provincial Executive Positions: Young BPW Vice-President
Company: Lerners
Description: Lianne is a Commercial Litigation lawyer and partner at Lerner's.
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Winn Barnett - Immediate Past-President, Fundraising Chair
Contact Info: 519.471.7227; Cell: 519.319.4479
Web Site: Winn's Mary Kay Cosmetics Facebook Page
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Member Since: 2009
Past Executive Positions: House & Social Chair, Fundraising Chair, International, First Vice-President, President
BPW Recognition Award: 2015 - BPW Ontario Provincial Leadership Award
Recognition Award: Top 3% for Mary Kay Cosmetics in both sales and team management.
Company: Mary Kay Cosmetics - Independent Sales Director
Description: Winn takes the mystery out of the cosmetic counter using a teaching approach. Celebrate the woman you are!! Winn has a team of 100 women who she coaches and trains to have their own successful business.  
Bio:

For over 25 years Winn has lived in London, has 4 grown children and have been married for over 37 years.

Sharing Skills:

Skills to Learn: Piano, Gardening.

Skills to Share: Leadership, coaching, project management, makeup application, self-empowerment

Favourite Words of Wisdom: Miracles Happen Every Day!
Winn Barnett  

Brenda Carpenter
Web Site: www.brendacarpenterrealtor.com
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Member Since: 1995
Past Provincial Board: Southwest Ontario District Director, Secretary
Past Local Exec Positions: President
Company: Royal LePage Triland Realty, Sales Representative
Description: In February 1998 Brenda started her journey in the career of Real Estate. "I'll never forget my first sale, my friend Rose Ann (a fellow realtor) gave me the "Herman" cartoon framed to keep on my desk. I still have it." 

Over the years Brenda has had the opportunity to work and help both clients and realtors buy and sell all kinds of properties, as far north as the French River and south to Windsor. Brenda has found it very interesting learning about her client's nationalities, traditions, lifestyles and individual personalities. Her motto and true belief is to provide "Honest and Reliable Service".

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Linda Davis
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Member Since: 1993
Provincial/National Board:

BPW Ontario - Past: Public Affairs Chair, Resolutions & By-Laws Chair, President, Southwest Ontario District Director and Emblems Chair. 

BPW Canada - Current: President; Past: Resolutions & By-Laws Chair, First Vice-President

Past Local Exec Positions: Personal Development Chair,  Resolutions & By-Laws Chair, Past-President, Membership Chair
Bio: Linda has been employed in the public sector since 1986. She believes education is the key to socio-economic independence and equality for women. In April 2015, Linda was appointed to the Minister of Labour's Gender Wage Gap Strategy Steering Committee.
Sharing Skills:

Skills to Learn: Gardening, Guitar, Spanish, French.

Skills to Share: Golf, Hiking.

Favourite Words of Wisdom: Live Life with No Regrets
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Charlene Doak-Gebauer
Contact Info: 519.854.1249; 90 Riverside Drive, London N6H 4S5
Website: www.cdoak-gebauer.comwww.internetsensefirst.com
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Member Since: 2019
Recognition Awards: Bishop Townshend Award of Teaching Excellence: 2018 Woman of Excellence WEF
Company: Author, Playwright, Founder and Chair Internet Sense First
Description: Charlene is the Founder and Chair of the federal Canadian charity "Internet Sense First". The main objectives of the charity are to support child victims of Internet exploitation by funding therapy for the treatment of victims; also, to educate about proactive methods for avoidance of victimization.
Bio:

 

Charlene has researched, written a progressive theory, travels globally to share her expertise, and leads audiences toward digital child and family protection.

She has been the keynote speaker for several conferences including Crime Stoppers, schools, teacher conferences and corporate conferences.

Sharing Skills:

Skills to Learn: Business networking

Skills to Share: Online child and family protection

Favourite Words of Wisdom: Try to change a negative into a positive in your life.
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Kelly Franklin
Contact Info: 46703 Mapleton Line RR7 Aylmer, Ontario N5H 2R6
Web Site: courageforfreedom.org
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Member Since: 2018
Recognition Awards:

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
Ontario Medal Recipient 

Company: Courage For Freedom, division of Farmtown Canada: Chief Executive Director, Trainer/Educator, best selling author/activist.
Description: Courage For Freedom is a strategic partner in anti-human trafficking awareness and certification.
Bio:

Kelly is the founder of Courage for Freedom, a Canadian-based organization that exists to educate, train and certify front-line and community service providers on proven strategies and prevention tactics that serves vulnerable victims of human trafficking and sexually exploited girls. 

She is also the Executive Director of Farmtown Canada, a provider of minor-aged victim services and restorative “horse that heal” programs for young girls whose innocence has been compromised by criminals who recruited, coerced, and exploited them.

Sharing Skills:

Skills to Learn: Networking, Community Building

Skills to Share: Fundraising, Advocacy and Event Planning

Favourite Words of Wisdom: Outswim your doubt into the deep of your life - I am not afraid.
kelly franklin Farmtown Canada/Courage For Freedom

Kelsy Gill - First VP, Resolutions/By-Laws Chair
Contact Info: Business: 519.433.8155
Web Site: smglaw.ca
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Member Since:  2017 - Young BPW
Company: Szemenyei MacKenzie Group LLP, Associate
Description:

Civil litigation lawyer with a focus on commercial litigation. Licensed to practice in the Province of Ontario and the State of Michigan.

Bio:

Born and raised in the Kawartha Lakes region. A current member of Thames Valley Toastmasters. Loves travelling, trying new foods, and spending time with family and friends.

Favourite Words of Wisdom:

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who come alive. ~ Howard Thurman

Kelsy Gill SMG

Doris Hall
Contact Info: Business:519.858.5125; Res: 519.473.3505
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Member Since: 1987
National/International Board:

Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Project and Canadian Coalition to Empower Women (CCEW)

National Past: President, Chair: WEP's/CCEW Committee

International: Constitutional Advisory Committee

Local/Provincial Past Exec Positions: President BPW London
President BPW Ontario
Secretary & Treasurer BPW Ontario, District Director

BPW Recognition Awards:

2014 - BPW Ontario Distinguished Member Service Award
2013 - BPW International Woman of the Week
2006 - Ontario Government: 20 Year Volunteer Service Award with BPW

Recognition Awards:

2016 - Leading Women and Girls, Building Communities, Ontario Award Recipient
2008 - Leading Women Building Communities, Ontario Award Recipient

Company: Sumagen Canada Inc.- Administration Manager
Description: Sumagen is a drug development company, Phase I clinical trials for a prophylactic HIV and developing an HCV vaccine.
Bio:

Graduate of UWO; Community leader, mentor and champion of Women’s Empowerment Principles and equality for women and girls. Member of London Anti-Human Trafficking Committee to combat Human Trafficking; Toastmaster ACB, CL;, Member of Clergy for ECKANKAR

Sharing Skills:

Skills to Learn: To play the violin/fiddle; write for publication; learning languages (Spanish).

Skills to Share: Proofreading; computer skills; BPW mentor with over 30 years experience; networking and business connections; real estate, law, picture framing; meeting and conference planning, speaking and presentation skills.

Favourite Words of Wisdom: Be the best that you can be in whatever you undertake and do not encroach on others or their property.
Doris Hall  

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Eva Main, CFP, CLU, CH.F.C.
Contact Info:
519.451.5091
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Member Since: 1987
Past Executive Positions: District Director - BPW Ontario
Treasurer - BPW London
Company: Retired Sun Life Financial -Financial Advisor
Bio:

Board Member - Correctional & Justice Services (Salvation Army)
Participant - 100 Women Who Care
Life Member - Million Dollar Round Table

Sharing Skills:

Skills to Learn: Social Media

Favourite Words of Wisdom: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
 Eva Main  

Diana May
Contact Info: 519.858.8838
Website: www.profoundbody.com
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Member Since: 2018
Company: Profound Body Pilates and Movement Studio, Owner/Instructor
Description: Profound Body Pilates and Movement Studio is a boutique studio located in the Blackfriars community. The Studio offers private and group (max 4 people) sessions utilizing the V2Max Reformer and the open floor space format and movement work. Small equipment may also be used while on the equipment or floor.
Bio: As a certified Stott Pilates and Movement Instructor since 2002, Diana has made it her lifetime goal to help people stand and move better on two feet. Currently, she is focusing on Active Aging and Post-Rehab.
Favourite Words of Wisdom: Stay strong
  profoundbody

Mary McBrearty 
Contact Info: 519.657.5148; Unit 16 - 189 Homestead Cres London, Ontario
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Member Since: 2004
Past Exec Positions: Resolutions/By-Laws Chair, Secretary, Treasurer
Sharing Skills: Skills to Share: Japanese Embroidery; Golf
Favourite Words of Wisdom: Let's just do it and get it done.

Kirsteen McQuade-Crangle - Membership Chair
Contact Info: 614 Cayley Drive, London Ontario 519.657.5277 ( H) 416.655.2539 (O)
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Member Since: 2019
Profession:         Consultant - Self-employed as a consultant specializing in Operational Management, Processes, Governance and Projects.
Description:

Currently working for a Digital Marketing Firm Headquarter in the USA as part of the Sales and Account Management teams.
Kirsteen and her husband are entrepreneurs and own a small antique and pop culture
business and have a strong online store as well.

Bio:

Married for 20 years to Paul Crangle and mum to 3 grown up children and 2 fur
children. In 2017, after over 20 years living in the Beach on Toronto Kirsteen and Paul decided to change their lives and find a piece of happiness and sold their home in the Beach on Toronto and moved to London.  

Before coming to London, she spent over 15 years with Scotiabank in various position
including Senior Manager Project Standards and Governance running the project
general ledger system and the forecast and analysis for all projects in the bank.

Kirsteen been involved in many volunteer activities over the years from Girl Guide of
Canada to working in various Women’s organizations. She is a believer that we need to
teach our children to give back and not just donate money, so her family is involved in
community cleanups, school fundraising and various local community activities as a
family.

Favourite Words of Wisdom: Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves. The greatest danger to our future is apathy. ~ Jane Goodall

Cindy Monger
Contact Info: 548.888.2441
Web Site: www.thehousemongers.com
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Member Since: 2018
Recognition Awards: Director’s Circle, Circle 26 Long Realty Company 2006-2017
Company: Keller Williams Lifestyles Realty
Description: Real Estate Sales: Working with Buyers & Sellers of residential real estate.
Bio: Cindy has been a Realtor in 3 different cities over 20 years. She has a BA in Communication and also has been a Massage Therapist. Cindy is in the business of taking care of people and sees herself as a facilitator more than a Salesperson.
Favourite Words of Wisdom: You can have everything in life you want if you will just help other people get what they want. ~ Zig Ziglar
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Kathryn Munn - International Chair
Contact Info: 519.660.1242
Web Site: www.munncrs.com
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Member Since: 1999
Past Exec Positions: Membership Chair, Programs Chair
BPW Recognition Awards: 2010 - BPW Ontario Provincial Leadership Award
Company: Munn Conflict Resolution Services
Description:

Kathryn specializes in the prevention, management and resolution of conflict. Mediator, Arbitrator, Lawyer, Facilitator.

Struggling with Conflict?  Want to learn to mediate? Join our mediation courses.

Favourite Words of Wisdom:

Relationships are all there is.  Everything in the universe only exists because it is in relationship to everything else.  Nothing exists in isolation. ~ Margaret J. Wheatley

K munn Munn Conflict

Laura Noble 
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Member Since: 2006
Past Exec Positions: Treasurer, Membership Chair, Public Relations Chair, House & Social Chair, First Vice-President, President, Fundraising Chair
Provincial Board: Editor
BPW Recognition Awards:

2016 - Ontario Government: 10 Year Volunteer Service Award with BPW
2014 - BPW Ontario Provincial Leadership Award
2011 - BPW International Woman of the Week
2010 - BPW Canada National Leadership Award

Bio: Laura is "blissfully single" and lives with her dear dog and companion, Gizmo.
Favourite Words of Wisdom:

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee

Laura Noble

 


Sandy Kirkwood-Pearce CPA, CGA, LPA, CITP, ACIS
Contact Info: Baker Tilly Trillium LLP
18-540 Clarke Rd. London, Ontario N5V 2C7 519.453.1400  ext. 101
Web Site: www.bakerytilly.ca (London)
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Member Since: 1996
National: Auditor
Past Exec Positions: Membership Chair
Company: Baker Tilly Trillium LLP
Description: Partner
Bio: Sandy Kirkwood-Pearce, CPA, CGA is a member of BPW-London since 1996. She is a professional accountant and has earned the CITP - Certified International Trade Professional designation. 
Favourite Words of Wisdom:

Success is not measured by what we have. It is about who we are and what we give.

Sandy Pearce  Baker Tilly

Ramona Robichaud - Secretary
Contact Info: 506 Baker Street, London, Ontario  519.282.9284
Website:  www.silkandsilverspa.net
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Member Since: 2018
Company:

TD Bank Corporate - Manager, Canadian Leaves & Disability Management Policy

Owner - Silk & Silver Spa (Cosmetic Injectables) 
Bio:

RN MBA. Lifelong Learner. Wife, mother, grandmother, sailor, quilter. Ramona's career has taken her across Canada working in health care management and policy development.

Sharing Skills: Skills to Share: Project Management
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Emely Meléndez Rodriguez - Young BPW Chair
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Member Since: 2018 - Young BPW
Recognition Awards: Global Citizen Award
Description:

Emely is a newly called lawyer as of January 2018 to the Law Society of Ontario. She has a background in immigration/refugee protection law, government/military law, and human resources/finance. Emely also has training in Quebec civil law and is an eligible candidate to the Barreau du Québec.

Bio:

Emely was born in El Salvador, but was raised in London, ON. Emely has served in the Royal Canadian Navy since February 2007 and has been deployed on domestic disaster relief missions. Emely speaks four languages, loves travelling and working out.

Sharing Skills:

Skills to Learn: Networking and mentoring

Skills to Share: Military/Government Operations, Languages, Law, Cooking

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Dilpreet Singh - Treasurer, Public Relations Chair
Contact Info: Cell: 647.921.7897  Work: 519.453.1400 ext. 106
Website: www.bakertilly.ca (London)
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Member Since: 2019 - Young BPW
Company: Baker Tilly Trillium LLP
Description: Baker Tilly Trillium LLP provides business and accounting services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses.
Bio: Growing up Dilpreet lived in Ottawa and moved to Toronto with her family when she was 14. She moved to London for University studying accounting. Dilpreet decided to stay as she loved the city, found a great place to work and met a wonderful partner.
Sharing Skills:

Skills to Learn: Communications/Networking

Skills to Share: Budgeting/Tax Planning

Favourite Words of Wisdom: Challenge your limits or else you will never know your true potential.
dilpreet Baker Tilly

Jeannette Veenstra
Contact Info: 519.661.6449  
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Member Since: 2003
Past Exec Positions: Treasurer, Program Chair, House & Social Chair
Bio: Jeannette has been married to a London Police Officer for over 30 years and has 2 fabulous daughters. Her spare time is devoted to singing with London Pro Musica and has served on their Executive as President. She and her husband are also big Disney fans!

Norma Yau - President
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Member Since: 2001
Provincial Board: Past: Treasurer
Past Local Exec Positions: Treasurer, Secretary, Personal Development, Programs 
BPW Recognition Awards: 2012 - BPW Ontario Provincial Leadership Award
Company: Retired Licenced Insolvency Trustee
Sharing Skills:

Skills to Learn: Knitting.

Skills to Share: Piano Playing, Singing.

Favourite Words of Wisdom: If someone else can do it, I can too!
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BPW London

Speaker Series Program

BPW London Speaker Series
concentrates on one or more of BPW's four cornerstones

  • BPW London meets the third Tuesday of each month, September to June (except December the second Tuesday).

  • In July and August, we may host casual get-togethers. 

Speaker Series Questions

BPW Membership

BPW Is For All Women

Celebrating BPW Milestones

Why Join BPW?

BPW and the UN

BPW International and the United Nations

United Nations - BPW

The Most Important Network

Under the emblem of the United Nations, BPW Representatives work
for different committees and organizations.

Joined BPWL - 2017

I first came to BPW as a newcomer to London, looking to expand my network and become involved in the community. What I found is an amazing group of diverse, supportive, amazing women all looking to make a difference in the lives of other women at local, national and international levels. I look forward to our meetings every month and always leave feeling part of something much bigger. 

Joined BPWL - 2012

"I belong to several business and networking groups but I particularly enjoy BPW as the members are diverse, approachable and supportive with a common shared interest in women’s issues."

Joined BPWL - 1987

"BPW has opened the door to numerous opportunities to expand my horizons and grow as a person and a respected leader. It has allowed me to express my concerns for the oppression of women through resolutions and meetings with government. It has expanded my experiences through attending international meetings and participation at the United Nations, Commission on the Status of Women in New York. Most important it has been my vehicle for many lasting friendships." 

Joined BPWL - 2010

"BPW has gone beyond my expectations.  When I was newcomer to the city and becoming an entrepreneur, I wanted more than a networking group.  I wanted to be part of a group of dynamic women that made a difference in the lives of other women.  Since joining I have experienced personal growth, business support and friendship."

Joined BPWL - 2014

"I immediately felt at home from the first meeting I attended. BPW drew me in, giving me the opportunity to quickly become socialized, valued, and a loyal member. I love being part of a community of such diverse, passionate, energetic and interesting women!"

Joined BPWL - 1999

"What I like about BPW is that it's so much more  a networking group. Along with the networking, I have supported advocacy on behalf of women, learned a lot  and made friends in my own community, across Canada and internationally."

Joined BPWL - 2009

"As a small business owner working form home I have enjoyed the social aspect of BPW.  I have learned new skills through interactions with other BPW members.  BPW has also opened my eyes to the importance of advocacy for women.  I have made long lasting friendships and business connections."

Joined BPWL - 1995

"As a long time member I can't say enough good things about BPW. BPW members have helped me to be more confident, assertive, and not afraid to try new things. By taking on different Board and Committee positions you learn many transferable skills, all at your own pace and preference. BPW Ontario and Canada both offer a line of training modules on a variety of personal development skills. Your world will open up as you become exposed to issues, ideas and many different presentations facilitated by knowledgeable speakers. I love the fact we have a National Convention and an International Congress. I enjoy the opportunity to travel and have made many long distant friends. I would recommend joining BPW to any woman, who wants to widen her horizons, she will not be disappointed."

Joined BPWL - 2009

"Being part of a very diverse, supportive and inspiring group of women is very informative and provides opportunities for growth and learning."

Joined BPWL - 1987

"I joined the BPW London in the 80's as I began my career as a Financial Planner and have been very proud to be part of this amazing Club.  I have sat on the local Board and sat as the local representative on the Ontario Board.  Being part of this Association has enabled me to learn information/details of the diverse careers of the many members.  It has also gained me many friends and associates over these many years.  I support the political action of this Club locally, provincially, federally and internationally.  We still have not achieved women's rights for all and need to continue to work towards that goal.  Please consider joining and adding your name to Women's Rights."

Joined BPWL - 2001

"I joined BPW London during a work transition time and found encouragement in hearing stories from other women about their employment changes.  BPW’s mandate is friendship, growth, encouragement, and assistance – I have found all these from the women I met who are now my friends." 

Four Cornerstones

BPW London

BPW Events: Local, Canada & World