The Extraordinary Women



Keynote speaker Paula Sheppard, CEO of NLOWE on the right, with Sharon Horan, CEO of the St. John's Board of Trade, with our founder Susan Sparkes

Keynote speaker Paula Sheppard, CEO of NLOWE on the right, with Sharon Horan, CEO of the St. John’s Board of Trade, with our founder Susan SparkeSusan Sparkes on the CBC!

Click to listen to excerpts of Susan Sparkes on CBC @noon, interviewed by Ramona Dearing about the Leadership Development Program.

Please contact Susan for information or to book your seat(s) at the table for upcoming Making Your Mark events.





cathy bennett

Cathy Bennett

Wow! Congratulations to Cathy Bennett, our own EXTRAordinary Woman who won, for the Liberals, the hotly contested Virginia Waters seat of former Premier Kathy Dunderdale.

Sheilagh O'Leary

Sheilagh O’Leary

One of our wonderful recent keynote speakers was also in the Virginia Waters contest for the NDP—former St. John’s City Councillor Sheilagh O’Leary.

Congratulations to both EXTRAordinary Women for continuing to make their very inspiring presence felt in this exciting province!



The Productive BoardroomCongratulations to Brenda Kelleher-Flight of GDP Consulting, who now has two books for sale on Amazon. The Productive Boardroom and Creating a Functional Board.

Congratulations to member Anne Whelan, President and CEO of Seafair Capital, on the NLOWE Entrepreneur Excellence Award for 2013 and to member Bev Moore-Davis, the Community Impact Award Winner.

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Member-News Congratulations also to the dynamic duo of Mona Winter and Nicole Whittle, hosts at a Fashion Showcase Happy Hour at Le Boudoir, 256 Water Street. We’re happy to report that in under two years they have definitely made their mark with Le Boudoir, locally and internationally. Congratulations to Mona and Nicole who recently won a Best of Intima Award from the prestigious international magazine honouring North America’s best independent retailers in lingerie, beachwear, and loungewear in  New York and have opened  their second location in St. John’s.

Members and hosts/sponsors

We’d love to welcome existing and new members who are interested in playing a pivotal role in planning for future events and growth, and we also encourage member participation as hosts and sponsors. Please contact Susan Sparkes for more information