What we're about

The aim of Independent Women In Leadership is to create a network of professional business women in both the corporate and entrepreneurial sectors. Our mandate is to bring value to our members by helping each other connect, share experiences, support one another in business and to grow and educate, so we build a better community for all.

Each month you can expect alternating

❖ Themed evening networking events that are fun and educational

❖ Breakfast workshops for more in-depth learning

Independent Women In Leadership events are located in Burlington, Ontario serving Halton region and the surrounding cities in the GTA. Our monthly events are held at the Waterfront Hotel, Lakeshore Road, Burlington. (https://www.waterfronthotelburlington.com/)

We hope you will join us on this leadership journey and start increasing your professional NETWORK so you can increase your NETWORTH. Connect with us (https://independentwomeninleadership.com/contact-us/) if you have any questions.


Upcoming events (2)


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Evening Seminar and Networking with Amy Vodarek, MScN - UNLEASH YOUR BRILLIANCE: Releasing The Grip of NOT GOOD ENOUGH - Hiding behind a story of not good enough can hold you back from fulfilling your career and life potential. Women can feel trapped in a story of not good enough, bright enough, pretty enough, fit enough to succeed, and this belief limits them from taking action to realize their potential. During the 3.5 years, Amy and co-author Anne Day worked on the Good Enough book talking with over 150 women in interviews and focus groups and, hearing from an additional 200 women in a comprehensive survey. The research revealed there is no one cause for feeling not good enough; instead, there is a multitude of life experiences that shape our sense of not enough. Interestingly, women identified the main culprit is themselves; women shared they were their harshest critic and judge. In our misguided aim for perfection, we do too much, strive too hard and end up overwhelmed, exhausted and feeling unfulfilled. This session will guide women to: Learn how the experience of feeling like an imposter, the inner critic and striving for perfection entangle women if a story of not good enough Identify why it holds us back in our business growth and fulfillment Begin to identify self-limiting habits getting in the way of taking powerful actions, new opportunities and feeling confident Identifying strategies and sketch out next possible actions to quiet the not good enough story and amplify unique strengths, unique genius and unleash your brilliance Amy Vodarek Bio Amy is a women’s work-life success coach, consultant and facilitator who is on a mission engage leaders and teams to create workplaces where everyone thrives. She’s committed to the advancement and success of women leading in their own business and in organizations. She’s the co-author of the book Good Enough. Embrace who you are. Unleash your brilliance exploring the often-hidden barriers that women leaders and business owners face in fulfilling their potential. She holds an MScN from McMaster University and coaching certifications from Newfield Network, The Institute for Generative Leadership, Genuine Contact and, is certified in The Leadership Circle. She’s the founder of Insight Edge, a leadership development company, a program coach for Newfield Asia Coach Training Program, an Associate Consultant with Altus Growth Partners and Courage Group International. She is on faculty at McMaster University, teaching leadership to healthcare professionals. She’s an active volunteer and provides Executive Coaching globally to CEO’s of social venture start-ups through Uncharted and is active in Women United for UWHH. She calls Milton, Ontario, Canada home and is the proud mom of 4 kids and 2 fur babies. COST: $15.00 - Registration Is Required.


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Morning Seminar and Networking with Kristine Leadbetter, MCM LINKED IN AND LOADED: BUILDING YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAPITAL Studies reveal women who experience higher levels of career success actively manage their reputation, have extensive networks to support and promote them as potential leaders, and continually engage in mentorship relationships. Join the Independent Women In Leadership Network for a breakfast seminar on October 9th for a research-based approach to building your professional capital with reputation and relationship expert Kristine Leadbetter. Kristine will share practical tips on how to leverage LinkedIn to build your reputation (brand and thought-leadership) and social capital (network and resources) to achieve professional success. Kristine Leadbetter, MCM Bio Meet Kristine Leadbetter, TV Producer and Host of YourTv’s and Cable 14’s “Lead Better with Kristine”, Podcast Producer and Host of The Agency @ Mohawk College’s “Lead Better with Kristine”, Founder of the “Women’s Leadership Network”, and Business Development and Marketing Manager for Gowling WLG Hamilton. Kristine was also the Founder and former Host of the “DeGroote Women’s Professional Network”. Kristine is a passionate leader with an innovative style that has allowed her to spearhead significant transformational initiatives throughout her roles. Kristine has over 13 years of experience specializing in marketing, communications, relationship development, brand and reputation management, strategy, and University advancement. COST: $25.00 - Registration Is Required.

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