Connecting Professional Women

in Wellington and Saugeen Area

The Women of Wellington Saugeen Area (WOWSA) aims to inspire, empower and connect women in business in the County of Wellington and Saugeen River region in Ontario by providing education and networking opportunities.

WOWSA was established in September 2009 by eight women from Minto and Wellington North who came together believing that there was a place for a business network that supported women who run their own businesses or work in existing businesses.


WOWSA officially launched with a networking event on October 23, 2009 in Mount Forest, Ontario, and featured guest speaker Michael Fletcher of  Neworld Business Coaching.

Our Mandate

The mandate of the Women of Wellington Saugeen Area is to give guidance and input related to business, by:

  • encouraging leadership and innovation.

  • facilitating networking and information exchange.

  • serving as a sounding board for ideas and actions.

  • offering events, workshops and seminars at a low cost.

Our Principles

  • We provide inclusive engagement. We engage business women in ways that cross promote and build shared understanding and empathy.

  • We value and celebrate the energy and capacity of the business community at the grassroots level.

  • We balance a commitment to dialogue that generates new understanding and builds relationships with advancing concrete plans and actions.

Committee Members

  • Aly Cripps, Township of Mapleton

  • Barbara Hicks, Hicks Law / Hanover Chamber of Commerce Liaison

  • Lindsey Glazier, Municipality of West Grey

  • April Marshall, Economic Development Manager, Town of Hanover

  • Heather Reeves, Renew Life Therapies & Yoga, Mount Forest

  • Sandy Van Dongen, TD Canada Trust, Mount Forest

  • Heather Watterworth, Creative Worth Communications & Design / Minto Chamber of Commerce Liaison

  • Sharon Wenger, Coldwell Banker WIN Realty Mount Forest

  • Belinda Wick-Graham, Economic Development Manager, Town of Minto

Want to get involved? Send us a note!