Distinctive Women - In Touch 2015
"I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we're all teachers - if we're willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door." Marla Gibbs

Distinctive Women ... Making A Difference

Warmest regards,
Brenda Robson, Ashley Robson, Courtney Robson-Moore 
Debra Lykkemark
Debra Lykkemark
Culinary Capers Catering and Special EventsWaterview
Vancouver, BC

Debra Lykkemark, CEO of Culinary Capers Catering was honoured with the Caterer of the Year award at the 2016 Canadian Event Industry Awards on March 31st in Toronto. The award represents the pinnacle of professional achievement and is the highest Canadian honour for professional caterers. 

Another prestigious achievement for Culinary Capers was a 2016 CATIE Award (Catered Arts through Innovative Excellence) in March. The winning entry for Signature Caterer for a Multiple Day Event was presented for the Nordstrom Vancouver Opening events in September of 2015. Read more about both awards
Nicole Goetz, PL
Nicole L. Goetz, P.L.
Family Law & Appeals 
Naples, FL 

Nicole L. Goetz, P.L., is honored to announce that Nicole Goetz has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

A practicing attorney for almost two decades, Ms. Goetz limits her practice exclusively to Marital and Family Law at the trial and appellate levels. She has received multiple awards for her work with and active involvement in the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, and she currently holds the positions of Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee for the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. Read more
Vivien Sharon
Vivien Sharon
Keller Williams Preferred Realty, Brokerage
Toronto, ON

A Toronto real estate broker with Keller Williams Referred Realty, Brokerage, Vivien Sharon’s niche specialty is the “downsizing” market – those people who are 55+. From a real estate prospective, Vivien’s desire is to educate others about “downsizing your home” and “upsizing your life.”
“I offer this workshop free of charge – to lawyers and financial advisors who have clients thinking of downsizing – to men’s and women’s groups – to organizations – and to generally anyone who is interested in learning more about being an empty nester and downsizing your home to a smaller one,” says Vivien. Read more

Ciccarelli Advisory Services, Inc.
Ciccarelli Advisory Services, Inc.
Ciccarelli Advisory Services, Inc.
Naples, FL

The third annual SpelLIFE Women’s Wellness Summit empowered women in our community to meet like-minded women, interact with local businesses that value lifelong wellness, and gain insight on how to lead richer lives – emotionally, physically and financially.

The focus of this year’s summit was brain health. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, author of the New York Times bestseller “My Stroke of Insight”, delivered the keynote address. Read more
Shelley Brown
Shelley Brown
Bromelin People Practices 
Baie D’Urfe (Montreal), QC

Maximizing Millennial Mojo

We hear a lot about what Millennials want and how they are different from Gen-Xers and (especially) baby boomers. While we need to be careful to not stereotype any person, we can definitely say that, as of late, the rules have changed.

In this new workshop, we will discuss the top 5 methods for managing your millennial team members for the highest level of engagement, productivity and retention. The learning objectives of this 2 hour workshop -- Read more to learn about the workshop!
Colleen O'Connell-Campbell
Colleen O'Connell-Campbell
Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Makeover Project REVEAL 2015/2016

The third rendition of the Ottawa Makeover Project is drawing to a conclusion. Our network of caring local Ottawa businesses, along with this edition's recipient, Cathy Whitney, are preparing to appear on CTV Morning Ottawa.

Tune in on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 9:15 am as Cathy strutts her stuff while sharing highlights of her personal transformational journey from inside out.

If you miss the live reveal, you will be able to view the recording via the Ottawa Makeover Project social media feeds.

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Facebook - Ottawa Makeover Project
Twitter - @OMakeover
Canadian Events

Ottawa, ON - May 12th in support of The Canadian Federation of Humane societies. Tickets and information, here! 

National Conference - IGNITE III, will take place in Toronto, ON from November 9th - 11th, 2016. Registration to come this month! #DWIgnite

American Events

Naples, FL - May 17th in support of Women's Foundation of Collier County. Tickets and information, here!
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Over the years, we've had the opportunity to meet and connect with some of the most dynamic, engaging and diverse businesswomen in our areas. 

We believe that every woman who strives for success -- and is committed to being the best - earns the accolade of being distinctive. 
For more information on how to join Distinctive Women or refer someone you know to our DW group, please contact us at or by clicking here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Brenda Robson - Ashley Robson - Courtney Robson-Moore

Susan Kurta
Hersh Condos
Toronto, ON

When Ashley Robson first contacted me about the Distinctive Women IGNITE Conference, I couldn't have been more enthusiastic. The thought of bringing together a group of accomplished and like-minded professional women — all under one roof — seemed very exciting. I instantly knew that I not only wanted to attend the conference, but I wanted to take on an active role in it. I was honored to have had the opportunity to sponsor the opening night welcome reception where it was apparent that new connections and long-term friendships were already being made. What a fabulous kick-off to the next day and a half! I have attended many, many conferences and I have to say that this one was definitely a favourite! When the last day rolls around and you find that nobody wants to leave, you know your event has truly been a success. Congratulations to Brenda, Ashley and Courtney — can't wait for IGNITE 2015! 

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