CBWN is a proud supporter of Gems for Gems in its mission to bring an end to the cycle of domestic abuse!



Stuff it Ladies!!

This is 100% voluntary, and you can become involved in as little or as much as you can afford or make time for. Here are some ideas:

  • Donate your new or used purses, backpacks, shaving kits
  • Buy items and stuff your own purse, backpack, shaving kit
  • Purchase items be included (see website for list)
  • Invite your friends & neighbors to participate by hosting a collection night at your home
  • Encourage your Office to get involved & collect items at work
  • Chat with Sports teams, Clubs, Groups, etc to take this on as a Christmas social activity, giving back to the community


The project starts now with collections, and will officially run from November 10 – December 10.  Karen Elliot has agreed to pick up at the November and December luncheons!

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It’s Time to Burn Brighter In Your Business

NOVEMBER 22, Kahanoff Center, Calgary

Join us for Ignite: Burn Brighter an incredible one-day immersive experience based on iNput and insights from amazing leaders like you. We’ll  focus on Pennies, Personalities and Productivity – addressing the challenges of time, people and money that impact even the savviest among us

We’re digging deeper, featuring experts who’ll share insights you can put to work right a
way including:

Keynote, Julie Cole – Recovered lawyer, mother of six and a co-founding VP of Mabel’s Labels, the leading provider of labels for the stuff kids lose, a start-up that’s grown into an award winning, celebrity endorsed phenomenon!

Simone Brown – A performance architect for leaders and teams and creator of the Emotions -Profitability Continuum a secen-step framework that helps organizations discover how behavioral shifts can motivate employees to become more engaged.

Laura Didyk – Vice President, Alberta South at the Business Development Bank of Canada – the country’s only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs.

Tim Kessler – An expert in occupational health and safety, and high-stress work environments with a commitment to empowering you to design healthy, productive work environments.

You’ll also gain valuable insight from our ATB Panel of industry and financial experts, who’ll lead an honest conversation about the role that money plays, and how to achieve a level of financial clarity so you can truly get the most out of your business and personal life.

And that’s just the beginning –   You can see our incredible presenter line up here

Finally, we’ll bring you together with your game-changing peers for Curated Connections -Next Level Networking, a truly unique, cozy and fun filled session where we help connect you with those who’ve been where you want to go or find those who would most benefit from learning from your experiences.

And make sure to add on the exciting Networking Reception After Party featuring delicious eats and beverages and a live performance by DJD Danceworks.  It will be an amazing opportunity to network with your peers and the leaders you have learned from. Be sure to grab your ticket!


Members of CBWN receive 10% off their registration when they use code IBB10
Are you ready to burn brighter?  Visit to secure your spot now.




instituteThe Canadian Institute: Womens Leadership
CBWN is involved in partnerships that provide excellence in women’s initiatives.





Haskayne Business School Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovations

CBWN has been asked to be involved with the Haskayne Business School Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovations. Women from our group have agreed to be part of the Business Advisory Group and assist as Industry Experts. We are very excited about this opportunity and future opportunities with Haskayne!




May We Suggest…

Below is a video of a speech that Jim Carrey made to the graduates at Maharishi University, reminding them to take a chance to do what they love!