February 2014
Drum Roll Please . . .

Hey fabulous ladies of the Women Inspiring Women Community!

I want to apologize for being out of touch for so long. As many of you know, right before the NH Conference for Women in November we found out that my Mom had lung cancer. We then found out that my honey Ken needed to have foot surgery that would require an extensive stay in the hospital while it healed. We canceled our scheduled two-week cruise and became completely immersed in the care of both of them.

Mom is finally done with her treatment and recuperating and Ken will be discharged from the hospital this Friday - after a 6-week stay! Whew. We made it! These past two years have just been brutal with the passing of my Dad and Ken's brother, Mom's two bouts with cancer and Ken's health problems. I truly thank all of you for your friendship, love, support and understanding through it all.

But . . . I'm back in the pink saddle and ready for a fantastic 2014!

Hugs and much appreciation, Leslie

 We are currently running a member
special until March 1, 2014.
 Any new or returning members will
 receive an extra 3 months of membership.

This week you will receive an email from
us advising you of when your dues
are due in case you want to take advantage
of this special. Or you can head over HERE
and rejoin now.
Renewals are only $75!
We appreciate the support! 

See the WIW Featured Member Benefits Below!
We are so unbelievably excited to unveil our beautiful new website.  Ally Piper of Brighteyes Creative is the genius behind the design and has put countless hours into making this a site more representative of WIW! She has done a brilliant job and we will be forever grateful to her! A few things:

Head over HERE to see for yourself!

There will be a really cool member directory coming within the next two weeks. You will be able to manage your listing on your own so it can always be up to date. You will have the ability to include all of your social media profiles, full contact information if you desire, links to your site, upcoming events/programs you are hosting and even specials or deals that you are running. If you don't have a business but want to include more personal information or post your resume, you can do that as well! Plus we can write recommendations for one another and people coming to the site can search alphabetically or by category.

Here is a behind-the-scene peek at the Member Directory template. Please keep in mind that this is under construction. There is a lot to be done and we are still researching all its capabilities - such as the ability to include lots of photos and securing your own URL so the listing could possibly even be your own personal website if you don't have one. If you click on one of the member photos, you can see more information.

We will be back in touch with a full overview on how to create your profile, along with a comprehensive list of all the features.

We finally have a blog. Happy dance!!
We have so much great content to share with the world and now have a forum to do that. AND . . .
We can now include information from all of you. Our community is filled with highly knowledgeable women. This will be an opportunity to share your expertise with others while helping us out in the process! Can we get a virtual high five?!

We would like to be able to enhance the "Raving Fans" section of the website so if you would like to show us some love, we would appreciate it. Just send an email to leslie@womeninspiring.com (please note this is a new email address and our new website address is womeninspiring.com).

Thank you for your patience through this long process. We know we have been promising you a new site and member directory for a long time. Hopefully you feel it was worth the wait!

We will be back in touch shortly with all the details on creating your member profile!

Thank you once again, Ally Piper, for making us so fancy!

New Teleclass Series . . .
Check out our Girl Talk monthly teleclasses just for members!
Girl Talk with Jennifer Vaughn
The Road to the Inc. 500!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
8:00 p.m.

Linda Yaniszewski, President & CEO
ExecuScribe, Inc.
Tory Johnson
Teleclass Replay
January 2014

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Here is the link for the recording
of Tory Johnson's call in January!
We covered all kinds of "stuff"
including time management, weight,
the saboteurs in our life, business
and so much more!

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These Girl Talk calls will be
monthly and alternate between
business, career, personal development
and health/wellness. New members
will have access to calls recorded
3 months prior to joining!

Mark your calendar for February 25, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Leslie Sturgeon's dear friend of 24 years will be the February Girl Talk teleclass featured guest. Many of you may recall meeting Linda in October 2007 at a WIW event!

Linda Yaniszewski is the founder, President and CEO of ExecuScribe, Inc., a national transcription and speech understanding company founded in 1989 with corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC. 


Under Linda's leadership, ExecuScribe was twice named to the prestigious Inc. 500 and four times ranked as one of the 100 fastest growing city based businesses in America.  Linda has also been recognized for her leadership and community efforts as an Athena nominee, Rochester New York's Small Businessperson of the Year, and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Linda is a nationally recognized speaker, writer and mentor to women business owners and an advocate of creating a life plan versus a business plan to help achieve personal and professional goals.   


In the fall of 2011 ExecuScribe's medical transcription division and its 150 employees were acquired by the largest company in the industry, one of her primary goals since founding the company. Post-acquisition Linda has been consulting, focusing on helping professionals build a strategy to work smarter, not harder, and while creating the life of their dreams.  


No need to register for this call and you don't need to be listening in live as we will send you the recording. Here is the call-in information:


Title: Road to the Inc. 500
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 25th at 8:00pm Eastern
Guest pin code: 203022#
Primary dial in number: (425) 440-5100
Secondary dial in number: (603) 263-0219
Full list of dial in Numbers:
Attend by Web:



Featured Member Benefits . . .
We want to make sure you are aware of a few of the member benefits . . .
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We are having a lot of fun over at our member-exclusive Facebook group. Head over HERE and ask to join. We will approve you and ask that you take a few minutes to introduce yourself (plus please read the "protocol").

We encourage sharing of business information or community initiatives that you are involved with, but really don't want to see a lot of self-promotion. There has to be a balance!

Pink Telephone
Don't forget that you get a 30 minute telephone chat with Leslie Sturgeon, WIW Founder and 25-year entrepreneurial veteran. You can talk business, personal stuff, career, life's challenges, time management or anything else! Email Leslie at leslie@womeninspiring.com to set up a date and time!


It makes us very happy to include member news
in our newsletter. We have a mailing list of
around 4,500 women so if we can share
information about you, we want to!

We cannot guarantee that it will be included
and we do have some restrictions
(such as blatant self-promotion!) 


Items that we like to include:

Career and Business Achievements

Media Coverage

Awards and Recognitions

Events and Programs


Through the new Member Directory you can  

include most of these items as well as
promotions/sales - please don't be offended
if we can't include 100% of what you send us.
With over 300 members, we can't possibly include
it all and not all of
it is appropriate. THANKS!

Email us at leslie@womeninspiring.com 

To ensure even more exposure,
we do have newsletter advertising for the low
rate of $35.00 per month for members.
Our newsletters will reside on the website
and be shared through social media for
even more attention!
Welcome Gifts . . .
Want to be included?
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New Member
Welcome Gifts
Want to be included?
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We are collecting items to be featured in our New Member Welcome Gifts. This is a great way to bring exposure to your business, make a new member feel warm and fuzzy, share a special item that you personally love and also to help WIW bring a smile to someone's face!

We would like 50 to 100 items by March 1st. If you can contribute more or less, that is okay, too :) That quantity will get us through for a bit.  These boxes will be mailed and because of size constraints and weight, we may not be able to use all items. Perhaps your item could be used as a WIW door prize instead!

Before sending us anything, drop us a note to let us know your ideas! leslie@womeninspiring.com or (603) 744-0400

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 627, New Hampton, NH 03256
Physical Address: 76 Jenness Hill Road, Bristol, NH 03222
While we are open to suggestions, we would like the following items:

Gift Cards - Product Samples - Girly Things
Journals - Books - Paper/Pads - Magnets
Inspirational or Motivational Items
Delicious treats that have a
shelf life longer than 6 months

Items we don't want:
Business cards, brochures or promotional items
Anything that will leak or break during shipping
Anything larger than 5 x 7
Next Women Inspiring Women Event . . .
Lots of events are in the planning stages, so keep watching the newsletter for details!
Speed Schmoozing New Logo
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nashua, NH
Munchies and Mingling: 5:00 to 5:45

Speed Schmoozing: 5:45 to 8:00
Members: $30.00 / $35.00 after 2/24/14
Space is VERY limited so
early registration is needed!


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