Mary Cantando Featured Speaker at Women's Power Networking Holiday Luncheon

Expert on women business owners, Mary Cantando, presents “Make 2013 the Best Year of Your Life” at WPN luncheon December 14th in Raleigh.
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Nov. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- Raleigh, NC -  Raleigh-based Women’s Power Networking (WPN) continues their traditional annual holiday lunch with Mary Cantando, successful entrepreneurial executive, author, columnist and mentor. December 14th local business owners will gather at McCormick & Schmick’s to learn powerful, cutting-edge information, network, and enjoy music by Erica Perlow and Debby Bruck.  

“We are honored to have Ms. Cantando join us again this year as our featured speaker. Her speaking style is vibrant, humorous, energetic, and personal; a perfect fit for our fun and informal educational event,” said Marilyn Shannon, co-founder of WPN.

WPN co-founder Jean Hedges went on to say, “Mary is a recognized authority on women’s business initiatives and engages audiences throughout the country with her insight and understanding regarding the power and potential of women business owners.”

“I am proud to say that a number of quotes by WPN members have been selected to appear in my 2013 Woman’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar - the only daily calendar written by women business owners,” commented Ms. Cantando.

The luncheon is in the Oyster Room at McCormick & Schmick’s from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Reserve your seat online at

About Mary Cantando

Mary Cantando has founded, led and expanded multimillion-dollar businesses for the past 25 years. A recognized expert on women entrepreneurs, she’s written five books and hundreds of magazine articles, each focused on helping women start and grow businesses. Mary has been featured in the Wall Street Journal; O, The Oprah Magazine; and INC Magazine, as well as hundreds of television and radio shows. As an advocate for women, Mary serves as an Envoy of the US State Department, helping women in developing countries start microbusinesses. She is also an Ambassador of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and a Chapter Chair for the Women Presidents’ Organization. She has been named the Growth Advisor of Women Entrepreneurs’, Inc. and was named as one of Enterprising Women magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year. A mother, grandmother, and self-proclaimed “high-maintenance wife,” Mary lives in Raleigh with her husband who she refers to as “Saint John” for putting up with her for over 40 years.


Founded originally as Coffee and Contacts in 2007, Women’s Power Networking “Alliances for Business - Alliances for Life” is a national organization with 38 chapters in North Carolina, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. WPN is the umbrella for Cocktails and Contacts, the WPN Speakers Bureau, Power Lunches, and Executive Roundtables. Their weekly Coffee and Contacts chapter meetings offer women a positive environment to grow personally and professionally. Visit


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