It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for the Owners and Founders of Connected Business Women Network (CBWN). Ilona Makar and Debbie Van Camp are two extraordinary women and together they are a powerful force as I learned from the moment I started working with them as the keynote presenter at their first annual Women’s Day luncheon.

Ilona is an outgoing, intelligent and ambitious individual who compliments Debbie’s calm, introspective and thoughtful demeanour. They aim high, work tirelessly and settle for nothing less than extraordinary results.

Ilona and Debbie have the ideal partnership with each knowing their own strengths and weaknesses. Not afraid to make mistakes, they are there to support one another as they support all those around them.

CBWN provides valuable opportunities for women to learn, meet new people and grow as individuals. The events are well organized, publicized and attended. The interactive model that is used is engaging and fulfilling from start to finish.

Ilona and Debbie have had an enormous impact on their members and I can say with great confidence that together they will continue to be leading ladies in Calgary, the province and wherever their reach extends. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with Ilona and Debbie and wish them all the best as they continue their mission to assist women in the workplace.

— Michelle Gayse-Leader,
Leader Production Services