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About The MAWB

Established Jan 8, 2018, the Mississauga & Area Women in Business (MAWB) is the fastest-growing, most dynamic networking group for women based out of Mississauga. The members of MAWB, also known as MAWBsters, are local women, from MIssissauga and the surrounding communities, who come together to support each other’s businesses, offer advice and encouragement, and foster both business relationships and real friendships.

With organized activities, both in-person and virtual, the members get to know each other on a personal level first, rather than just as a potential client pool. Aggressive sales tactics are actually dissuaded, but Theme Days exist on the Facebook Group Page to promote your business. The Facebook Group boasts an incredibly active and engaged community, with an over 75% participation rate from group members.

Its current incarnation was established by Christine Hull at the beginning of 2018. The group has since experienced exponential growth and morphed into a dynamic group of active, engaged women from all walks of life, in all types of businesses. Whether you are part of an MLM as a “side hustle” to your day job or to supplement family income, a business professional, or an employee of a larger company looking to expand your network, there is a place for you in the MAWB!

MAWB - January Meet Up & 1st Birthday Celebration

Thank you to each and every person who attended the MAWB Birthday celebration on Tuesday, January 8th. You made it a very special day! Special Mention goes out to: 💛 @Sadaf of Cake by Sadaf - who designed our birthday cake! 🎂 💛 @Vinnie of Oh La La Event Decor - who prepared the balloon decorations 🎈 💛 Amanda of @Authentic Soul Coaching with Amanda McNair - who was our Guest Speaking talking about Goal Setting 🎯 💛 Anneline Breetzke of Big Splash Social - for the surprise activity to close out the meeting 💃🏼 HUGE THANKS to everyone who has offered a DOOR PRIZE. You were very generous! ❤️ Thank you so much to the ladies who helped with setup and clean up: @NairLecruz, Elizabeth LaPointe - Royal LePage Realtor, @Cathy Bochnak- Independent Stylist with Nygard Style Direct, Colleen Saunders of Mortgages By Colleen, Dianne MacMillan of Wearable Neurotech, and Mary Kay - Fernanda Silva, 🙏🏻 Best, Christine Hull

Posted by Christine Hull Online on Thursday, January 10, 2019

In-person activities include:

  • Regularly planned events: a Monthly Meet Up, with a variety of organized networking activities such as Speed Networking or a Member’s Marketplace;
  • A monthly Ladies Night Out, often showcasing the businesses of one or two group members;
  • And other, more spontaneous activities, such as one-on-one coffee dates between members, non-coffee dates (i.e., cocktails!), golf outings, or even Networking Playdates for moms with young kids.

Virtual Events include:

  • Meet the MAWBster, a Zoom call to learn in-depth about members and the services they offer;
  • Educational Zoom calls with tips on everything from improving networking skills to Social Media marketing;
  • Group charitable activities;
  • And a monthly Instagram challenge to encourage consistent Social Media activity and presence.

For more information, contact MAWB Founder, Christine Hull, 647-273-1057

I would love to give credit to the MAWBster who wrote this piece, Xanthe LeBlanc. Visit her FB page, X-Rated Food Blog.

Meet the Team

MAWB Group Administrator

Laura Plummer

Mary Kay Senior Independent Beauty Consultant

I have the absolute honour of sharing amazing, industry-leading skin care and cosmetics with wonderful women (and men too)! I help them feel good about their skin through complimentary skin care and cosmetic classes to help them find the right products for their needs all with the Mary Kay 100% satisfaction guarantee.  Feeling good about their skin and appearance boosts their confidence which helps them feel like the best version of themselves. They also have me as a personal consultant who then delivers to their door, offers free shipping, informs of  new products always with complimentary trials, and does my very best to make their skin care routine simple and enjoyable with stellar results! 

I’ve been married for 23 years and am the mother of two amazing children (daughter,14 and son, 12) who are my absolute reason for everything I do. We’ve recently welcomed the sweetest rescue dog into our family as well. I spend a lot of time volunteering in my children’s schools, am a Girl Guide leader and help with their hockey and baseball teams. I love to introduce them to new experiences and offer as many advantages as possible. I’m learning and living a wonderful life doing it all alongside them. I’ve had physical challenges due to a medical error but am thrilled to be able to do the work I do with Mary Kay and the MAWB and show my kids that resilience and perseverance are strong traits that will get you through almost anything.

MAWB Get Fit, Group Administrator

Vinnie Coluccio

Owner, Oh La La Event Decor 

Stressed out about an upcoming event? Don’t know where to start...let us help you plan your next event. No matter the size, personal or corporate we can assist you with all your decor needs and more.

Whether you are looking for linens, rentals, party favours, flowers or balloons we would be more than happy to take care of your event.

It’s quite simple, tell us your budget and a little about your event and we will provide you with some suggestions.

At Oh La La Event Decor we create events that will have you say ooh la la....

Mom, wife and business owner. I love to take time out to enjoy the simple pleasures, hikes, reading, great food and family time. Lastly and most importantly I have a passion for life and try my best to enjoy and live in the moment.

MAWB Get Fit, Group Administrator

Jennifer Hook

Owner, Wellness with Jen Hook 

My passion is educating women and providing them with natural tools to help them (and their families) live their best life possible. My main tools are doTERRA essential oils which can help with physical and emotional issues and can be used proactively as well. I believe that making small changes can lead to massive results over time. Ask me for a sample so that you can see(and feel) the impact they can make on your life.

I am a mother to my two miracle children who are 5 and 7- the best, most challenging and rewarding job I have! I have been married to my best friend for 14 years (together for 22). After being severely ill a few years ago, I started on my natural journey. Everything happens for a reason. I love to spend time with those I love, cook, bake, travel, garden, do yoga, be active, be silly, sing (although not great at it) and dance. My next goal is to learn the guitar in the new year!

MAWB Blogger

Xanthe LeBlanc

Content Writer, Blogger, Editor

I am a content writer and editor. I am not a creative writer, I write for content and clarity of message. I make sure the message you are sending is actually the message you want to send. I write marketing materials, website content, and I ghostwrite blogs and articles for busy entrepreneurs who have information they want to share but just don’t have the time to write for themselves. I provide two types of editing services: Copy Editing for grammar, punctuation, etc., and Developmental Editing, which takes an idea you have in your head, for a book or seminar, for instance, and helps you expand it and flesh it out into a fully-formed, workable project.

Xanthe LeBlanc—Let me put words in your mouth.

I am a middle-aged mom of two young men, married to my wonderful husband for many, many years. I’m originally from Montreal, but as young marrieds my husband and I were presented with the opportunity to move to New York and why would we say no to that? In New York, I had the incredible good fortune to volunteer at the Guggenheim Museum in the membership department, and for Literacy Volunteers of NYC where I worked with illiterate adults to help them develop a familiarity with written language and numbers. I also was thrilled to work in the fast-paced world of NYC advertising at several major agencies. I learned the ins and outs of client management, production, and eventually settled in as a Senior Copy Editor.

As young parents, opportunity once again presented itself and we relocated to the London, England area. In England I was fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom but was involved as a volunteer with The American Woman’s Club Overseas, organizing several activities and writing content for the Club’s monthly newsletter.

When the time came to move back to Canada we chose to settle here in Mississauga. As a stay-at-home mom, I considered it my job to be involved with our children’s educational experience and volunteered in the schools for 10 years, working on the Parent Council and managing several school lunch programs. In these capacities I handled the written communications to the school population, which was very diverse, so it was essential our messages were delivered in a clear and concise manner.

I have taken all of this writing experience and channeled it into my business. I love to write. I love taking the germ of an idea and developing it. At the urging of a friend I created a food blog, which allows me to pair my love of writing with my other passion, cooking (and eating!). I use the X-Rated Food blog to share both my passions with my small corner of the world.

MAWB Comment Pod Moderator

Dianne MacMillan

Owner, Voxxlife Wearable Neurotech

Harnessing the power of Neuro-Science and Neuro-Activation Wearable Neurotech offers scientifically proven drug-free wellness and performance products that reduces pain, increases strength, endurance, increases stability, balance and enhances range of motion for faster reaction times changing the way we live, play and enjoy our lives making it the future of wellness, sports and rehab.

An active mom of two amazing boys I became an advocate for Voxxlife Wearable Neurotech in 2017 after witnessing the benefits of wearing the tech first hand helping family members with health issues where the mainstream health care system only offered options to ingest chemicals and / or modify their lifestyle to learn to live with the pain. I became fascinated with the neuro technology and have since spent the last two years studying and educating people on how positively impacting the neuro system and its neuro-pathways to the brain can be a safe solution for people of all ages and athletic abilities to enjoy an improved quality of life and achieve their true potential.

Sadaf Khalid Palijo

Owner, Cake by Sadaf

Cake by Sadaf caters to all your dessert dreams - from cakes, cupcakes, cookies to dessert tables. She specializes in creating custom edible creations that are too beautiful to eat but also equally delicious.

Sadaf is a creative who found her love for baking and cake decorating when she started exploring ways to keep herself occupied after having a baby. She loves reading, coffee chats and finding ways to help fellow hustlers to reach their goals.

MAWB LinkedIn Comment Pod Moderator

Sherri Lojzer

Owner, Mindwave Co.

Sherri and her partner, Dustin make their home in a small community outside of Toronto and call themselves a modern day Brady Bunch. Mom to 3 amazing boys & step-mom to 3 amazing girls, plus Mimi to one adorable grandson, Sherri is a Leadership Consultant, entrepreneur & founder of MindWave Co. Over the past 15 years Sherri has been actively involved in her local community by volunteering for numerous non-profit agencies serviing on their boards in a leadership capacity. Currently, Sherri holds a leadership position as Secretary on the Board of Directors with Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services. Sherri & Dusty share a love for the outdoors, travelling to interesting destinations around the world, their adorable fur baby Levi, spending time with family & friends and working on their never-ending renovation and projects together.

MindWave Co is a group of companies providing Leadership Training, Professional Coaching & Business Development to businesses all over North America. Sherri & the MindWave team do consulting with companies developing Leadership Programs, Mentoring Programs & Communications Education & Systems Training to help organizations improve their employee engagement. As a Certified Professional & Applied Neuroscience Coach, Certified Corporate Trainer, Enneagram of Personality Trainer & Non-Profit sector leader Sherri believes that each leader has a responsibility to empower others in a way that strengthens the people and their organization. MindWave Co is all about helping organizations develop the skills to do that.

Join the MAWB!

If you are looking to expand the awareness of your business in the marketplace, and well as develop a trusted pool of business advisors and mentors, the Mississauga & Area Women in Business could be the group for you. Please take a few minutes to explore our site to see what we have to offer. You won’t be disappointed!


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