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Chapter Newsletter
May 2011
Inside this Issue
Look at the Possibilities When eWomen Network Members Get Together!
Think: Engagement Marketing
New Member Spotlight - Pilar Hansen-Holm
Pamela Chatry
Pamela Chatry
Executive Managing Director
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Isabelle St. Jean 
Inspired Momentum 

Pilar Hansen-Holm
Pili Hansen Events Inc.
Diane Travis
Arbonne International
Ronda Payne
Eyben Connected Communications
Tracy Kartz
Arbonne International


2011 eWomen Network Conference
July 14-17, 2011
Hyatt Regency Dallas
We have a big group from Vancouver going this year! Plus many members from Alberta and other parts of Canada and of course the US. If you have been thinking of going, but haven't decided yet, now is your chance. Contact Pamela to learn more or register online. Ask about room sharing opportunities.

Join the eWomen Network Foundation on a 4-Day Pacific Coastal Cruise, September 24, 2011 - Vancouver to San Diego

Cruise Ship
Prices starting from $329.90. Great opportunity to mix, mingle and promote your business. Learn more. PLUS attend the special on-board eWomen Network Marketplace Presentation Event. Opportunities for vendors and keynote speakers. Learn more.

Call Out

We are looking for an eWomen Network member who has a membership in the University Women's Club. We'd like to hold events there. Email Pamela if you are interested.

Member News


'NSTEP Wins eWomen Network Grant. Proud recipient - Deb Hymers discusses how 'NSTEP helps prevents childhood obesity.  Her program is spreading throughout Alberta, BC and Ontario. Watch 'NSTEP in action here.


eWomen Network Member Tonia Lenk is celebrated! Tonia Lenk brought home the 2011 Women of Worth (WOW) Spirit, Success & Soul Award. This award epitomizes the hard work Tonia puts into everything she does. Tonia inspires, edifies and upliifts every person she encounters. Congratulations Tonia!

Member Classifieds


Selling VIP registraton to the eWomen Network Conference in Dallas. Cost $1925 ($2495 value) - I'll pay the $100 transfer fee. Includes: 1 full conference registration, transport to/from airport, 4 nights accommodation,  private cocktail party, private dinner, VIP seating at International Femtor Awards Gala, 11 total food functions. Contact Romana - Toronto, ON, 1-888-281-9456.


Looking for a 'room mate' to share a double room at the eWomen Network Conference in Dallas from Wednesday July 14 to Sunday July 17. This is my first time as a member and to attend the conference. I am so excited! I am a business coach, energetic, "mature' but would lovge to be with any age. Contact JoAnne at joanne@bizgrowforward.com


Looking for someone to teach sign language to a young 24 year old woman with Crones disease. Contact Lilly Page at 604-949-0037.

Did You Know?
As an eWomen Network member we can post your upcoming events and workshops on the eWomen Network Vancouver website?
Email Megan Stacey with a short description or flyer and we will post it for FREE!

Quote of the Month!

Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: They're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place you go to take.

~Anthony Robbins

What Others Have to Say About eWomen Network

eWomen events are always an adventure.  You never know who you will meet or when you might discover a kindred spirit.


Smaller more intimate events give you the opportunity to connect with new and previously known contacts on a deeper level while larger events, such as a visit from founder and CEO Sandra Yancey, have a more dynamic energy.  Interesting speakers guarantee you always come away with some new ideas and information to apply in your own business.


Executive Managing Director, Pamela Chatry, is one of the most helpful and supportive women I know.  She is knowledgeable of her members and their businesses and always watching for opportunities to connect those who can assist one another. 


I have met amazing women through the eWomen Network events and am constantly learning new skills from their expertise and mentorship.


~ Kasandra Dasken, Mrs. Jeeves Personal & Office Service


Newsletter Prepared by

Megan Stacey 

Megan Stacey

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Thank you to everyone for all your efforts in creating an amazing success of the Women and Words Conference. We had an amazing team of women working together and bringing their talents forward for a great purpose! I especially want to thank eWomen Network members Tonia Lenk, Irene Kananagh, Loretta Voth, Kathrin Lake, Pilar Hansen, and Elke Babicki. You are all an inspiration and are the living definition of the saying "Lift as you climb"!


Mark your calendars - Women and Words will be held next year on March 30 & 31.


We have 2 exciting events coming up this month that you won't want to miss!


eWomen Network Accelerated Networking Dinner

Thursday May 26

The Cascadia Hotel, Vancouver 

Darren Jacklin

featuring Darren Jacklin  

 Transform Your Obstacles into Cashflow Opportunities


Do you want to know how to put more cash in your pocket fast?  It's not as hard as you think. In fact, it's very easy.  Come and join us and learn how to:* Build a Wealth Dream Team.  *How a multi-millionaire and billionaire acts and thinks.  * How to build your own fortune from scratch.* The greatest money making secret in history!


Darren Jacklin, one of eWomen Network's outstanding eMales, has for almost two decades, been mentoring entrepreneurs, business owners and eWomen network members.  He supports them as they create specific and measurable strategies for consistently finding their income, transforming their obstacles into cash flow and turning their passion into profit.  Darren's uncanny ability to increase wealth and success by uncovering hidden assets, overlooked opportunities and undervalued possibilities has captured the attention and respect of NBC TV, CBS TV, Sharing Success TV, magazines and newspapers and CEO's world-wide.

Register here



eWomen Network Accelerated Networking Luncheon

Tuesday May 31

The Executive Plaza Hotel, Coquitlam

Dana Smithers

featuring Dana Smithers 

Business Road Map to Success - Do You Really Know Where You Are Going And How To Get There?


In this no-nonsense dynamic presentation, you will learn what to do on your journey to achieve the business results you want.  Did you know that most female entrepreneurs are excellent at their craft but know very little about how to run a business?  Whether you are in your start-up year or have been in business for several years, you will be inspired and excited about the possibilities that lie ahead once you have a road map.


Dana left a 20+ year successful corporate career to become an entrepreneur.  In 2001, she founded her first business venture in something she knew nothing about.  She took courses, learned what she needed to know and started from $0 and within 3 years was making a 6 figure income. She has two other businesses - PRES Staging Training and Empowered Women In Business coaching and mentoring.Her mission: "Educate, Inspire and Empower Women Entrepreneurs to create successful businesses for themselves." Author of 'Start & Run a Home Staging Business, 3 ebooks, guest of TV, radio and as a keynote speaker. 


Register here


Don't forget to register for the annual eWomen Network Conference in Dallas and our upcoming cruise to San Diego.

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Think: Engagement Marketing

When you think about Social Media marketing

By Guy Steeves


Engagement Marketing

This year, I recommend that you keep focused on Engagement Marketing.


Marketing is really the practice of listening to customers and providing them with what they want and need.  Engagement is being present and interactive-ready.  Put them together and you get a whole lot of listening first and then action based on what you heard, what you learned.  Bottom line-be of service to your customers and community.  Join the conversation in your community.  Communicate the virtues of your brand and build your business.  And be patient.  Social Media does pay dividends, mostly through increased awareness and recommendations. When you do it right, it works.


With the Internet, you are all more (potentially) connected then you ever have been before and have much greater reach potential, so you should take Social Media and its channels seriously when marketing and communicating to grow your businesses. 


There is big evidence that your customers are using Social Media (over 500 million active users on Facebook), so you need to be there as well-to listen first, be helpful and be of service-all in a way that helps you come across as genuinely interested in your customer's needs.  Start producing valued and compelling content and sending it to your database and those you have a connection with using permission-based Email and Social Media marketing tools.  Many of the tools for small business are either very inexpensive or free.


I don't think that we like to be sold to, but rather helped to buy.  And since Social Media is about soft sell, we need to play along. 


What are you waiting for?  Start engaging using digital marketing activities.  Begin with 15 minutes a day, 3 days a week and increase your time spent based on the return on investment.  Measure the return-initially at least-as the 1) quantity and quality of your new connections, 2) positive responses to your valued content and 3) how many new conversations you have with your community (or you initiated within your community). 


Facebook (and Business Page) Getting Started Guide will help you get social and making Social Media marketing an integral part of your marketing mix.


Guy Steeves, Constant Contact Regional Director of Development


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Member Spotlight - Pilar Hansen-Holm, Pili Hansen Events Inc.

Pilar Hansen-Holm
Pilar studied Hotel Management and worked in Germany for 5 years. She owned and ran a successful catering company and restaurant in Ecuador. She lived in South America and worked for Hilton International for more than 5 years, acquiring a lot of experience in banquets and catering services.

Pilar now owns Pili Hansen Events and most recently played a key role in organizing the Women and Words Conference held April 29 & 30 at the Executive Plaza Hotel in Coquitlam.


Pilar knows that planning and organizing an event can be a very time-consuming. Corporate meetings, reunions, banquets, parties, a wedding or retreats require a lot of up-front planning, and a lot of energy and time to put everything together.


Pili Hansen Events has the experience and the knowledge that can serve all of your event planning needs! Services include: 

  • Undefined Consultation
  • Theme Planning Advice
  • Vendor and entertainment Recommendations
  • Advice for decoration of the event
  • Budgeting
  • Over see the set up and break-down of all Vendors
  • Manage/Direct Reception from Start to Finish
  • License Requirements
  • Vendor Contract Negotiations

 At Pili Hansen Events, they see the value of celebrating life's significant moments with others. Whether you are holding a wedding, birthday or anniversary party, conference, or business meeting, they are here to help you plan every detail to create beautiful memories for years to come.


Visit Pili Hansen Events at www.pilihansenevents.com or call 604-802-7303.

Matriarch, Brenda and Auntie, Jennifer and Tonia Lenk with little girl dancers
Matriarch, Brenda and Auntie, Jennifer and Tonia Lenk with little girl dancers at the Women and Words Conference
Charmaine and Chris Hammond with Toby
Charmaine and Chris Hammond with Toby at the Women and Words Conference
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