MDBWA Monthly Meetings


Join us for monthly networking meetings!

We invite you to join us.  Our monthly meetings are sure to provide valued information and the opportunity for business networking. At each meeting all members and guests have the chance to share their business and promote any specials or sales they have to offer.

The MDBWA is filled with sensational women who have a wide variety of talents to offer everyone.  Join us at our next meeting and see for yourself - you won't be disappointed!

Upcoming MDBWA Events

    • January 17, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wildfire Lodge, 69 Concession Road 4 E, Wyevale

    Networking 101 – Mastering a Networking Mixer

    During this talk Deborah will share tips and techniques for networking effectively, and avoiding the “networking disconnect”.

    Deborah is Executive Director and Franchise Owner of      BNI Ontario Central North (a franchise of BNI: Business Network International) since 2007, philanthropist, community catalyst, and CorporateMuse! 


    She’s passionate about sharing knowledge and ideas with others on topics such as effective networking, collaboration and co-petition, creativity, leadership, and community economic development, having presented to audiences from around the globe and around the corner. Her views on leadership and building business by referral have been featured in national and local newspapers like the Globe & Mail and Huronia Business Times, and she’s appeared on radio and TV talk shows such as Your Business, Georgian Bay Life and Daytime.

    Deborah’s background includes a degree focused in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and over a quarter century of consulting, management and marketing experience in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. She is a founcing member of Career Professionals of Canada, launched in the early 2000’s.

    Deborah was honoured to have received Barrie’s top business award: the Arch Brown Entrepreneur Award of Excellence, from the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Barrie at the Barrie Business Awards in November 2011. 

    She, her husband Kurt, and their sweet love-on-four-legs Great Dane, Mocha, live in snow country, near Horseshoe Valley. 

    • February 21, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Brooklea Golf and Country Club 8567 Hwy 93

    Hosted by the North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation

    When is the best time to grow a business? This is a session explaining the financial implications of growth of a business, tools and techniques to analyze and plan for growth, and the best times and best reasons to grow a business.

    Stay tuned for more details

    • March 21, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Lot 102

    Jen CB is a Certified Teacher, Life Coach, Speaker and former Semi Pro Athlete. While overcoming the struggles of depression and obesity, she achieved her dream of becoming an international Softball Pitcher and Cy Young Award winner. After coming off a tremendous high in life which began her career to motivate others, life turned unexpectedly, loosing her husband suddenly to cancer in October of 2016. In understanding many of life's trials and tribulations, she now elevates others in their mind/body/spirit connection to live their best life. Believe in the POWER from within!

    • April 11, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Brooklea Golf and Country Club 8567 Hwy 93

    Start with "WHY"


    Time and energy are hot commodities.  You cannot get more time, and you only have so much energy.  So are you waiting for the right time to make a change?  Do what you really want?  Now is the time.  Take charge of your time, energy and go for what you truly want!! 


    What is it you want in life, your business or your career?  What excites you?  What do you love?  What is your WHY?  Get clear on your WHY, define or redefine your purpose… and start living life to its full potential!  


    Seminar Objectives/Agenda:

    • Intro and context (5-8min)
    • Identify your strengths; be aware of limiting beliefs (15min)
    • Discover your "WHY" (visualization activity) 20min
    • Wrap-Up & Questions (3-5min)


    "Just as a creek finds its way with persistence through the mountains to eventually become a river, so may you persevere, through all the obstacles and find your way to create the life you want!" ~Heather Wilson


    Heather Wilson, ATC

    Corporate Trainer, Certified Leadership Coach, Author and Key-Note Speaker

    Heather brings 17 years of corporate experience including 8 years in Retail Banking, Operations and Management, and 9 years in Human Resources and Training & Development. Heather is a Corporate Trainer and a Certified Leadership coach.

    Heather launched her business, Spark Your Vitality in September 2014.  She specializes in Leadership development and promoting healthy communication in the workplace.  Heather is passionate about helping leaders within corporations, business owners and professionals, maximize their strengths and enhance their communication and Leadership skills. 

    Heather has taught hundreds of workshops in Ontario and all across Canada since 2010.  She is part of the Women Speaker’s Association and has been a key-note speaker at multiple conferences and events.  She is also a co-host on Rogers TV, with the Positive Panel.

    Heather loves supporting her community as well.  She volunteers at the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie, she is a Business Mentor for Starter Company with the City of Barrie, a Mentor for YMCA’s Youth Entrepreneur programs and a Business Mentor with The Learning Partnerships Entrepreneurial Adventure Program.

    Heather lives in Barrie, is a long distance runner and loves the outdoors.  She is a life-long learner and enjoys reading and writing.  Heather is also a published co-author in Born to Be Me which just launched last week!  Heather adores her three young children and loves spending time with them and her husband Jamie.

    • June 20, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Quality Inn King Street, Midland

    Join us for this AMAZING night of Intuitive Readings, Food and Fun!

    We have some incredible and well known
    Professional Psychics coming to read your future!
      Purchase your tickets online for only $35 (member) or $45 (non-member). Included in the ticket price is a Personal Psychic Reading, Dinner, a Do-It-Yourself Henna station and lots of friends and fun! 

    We are also welcoming Trade Tables at this event. What a perfect opportunity to showcase your business! Members can book a trade table at no additional charge and non-members only pay $10! (plus the cost of admission)

    Share this with your friends, it's open to all women in the area! Just remember that you must pre-register 


At our October Meeting, we had the great pleasure of having Carol Schulte as our Guest Speaker.  Here is what she had to say about our Association... 

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