Maine Networking Group for Women Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders

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Passionate Business Network in Maine

Our Maine chapters offer many opportunities for women in business, and we are always welcoming new members to our professional networking group for women.

The inspiring leaders of our Maine chapters aim to foster a supportive network for female entrepreneurs and business leaders eager to elevate their businesses. Your membership includes rich educational opportunities, including monthly power hours and quarterly accelerators. You'll also gain exclusive access to monthly national community calls, members-only forums, and private community groups.

Join us today and discover a whole new world of possibilities.


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We’re always welcoming new members into our networking groups for women entrepreneurs and business leaders in our Maine chapters. Get to know more about our fearless leaders below.

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Our Maine chapters warmly welcome entrepreneurs and business leaders interested in joining a professional women’s networking group.Join a Maine chapter today... or contact us to start your own WBL chapter if we aren't currently in your city! 


Jaime Palmer

Kittery Chapter Leader

Coming soon...

Karolina LaBrecque

Kittery Chapter Leader

Dr. Karolina LaBrecque is an author, professional keynote speaker, distinguished somatic high-performance coach, holistic behavioral consultant, and dedicated life coach. She has transformed lives from the brink of burnout to a state of harmonious balance, without sacrificing productivity. With an impressive educational background, Dr. LaBrecque holds a Master of Science in Psychology, a PhD in Rehabilitation with a focus on Neurodiveristy (ASD), along with certifications in massage therapy and hippotherapy from Poland. Her comprehensive wellness acumen is further enriched by a Dr. Sears wellness coaching certification, covering life stages from prenatal through to senior years, coupled with her roles as a therapeutic riding instructor, riding instructor, and fencing instructor. For more than two decades, Dr. LaBrecque has pioneered a 360 approach to life coaching, leveraging her extensive knowledge in behavioral health to guide individuals—ranging from teenagers to seniors—towards achieving their fullest potential. Her unique methodology is rooted in a holistic perspective, ensuring that each aspect of her clients' lives is nurtured towards total wellbeing. Dr. LaBrecque's philosophy extends beyond traditional coaching techniques, embodying a profound understanding of the somatic dimensions of stress and performance. By integrating physical movement and awareness into her coaching strategies, she offers a transformative experience that addresses both the mind and body, paving the way for sustainable life balance and enhanced productivity. As a mentor to fellow life coaches, Dr. LaBrecque is committed to sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience, inspiring a new generation of practitioners to adopt her comprehensive and empathetic approach to wellness coaching. Her dedication to fostering a balanced lifestyle, grounded in health, peace, and personal growth, reflects the core values of the Help to Grow Institute, making her an invaluable asset to anyone seeking to navigate the complexities of modern life with grace and resilience. Orignally, born and rasied in Poland she now lives with her husband and children in NH.

Mallika Malhotra

Portland Chapter Leader

Mallika Malhotra is The Brand CEO, an award-winning branding expert, mentor, speaker, and author. For years, she worked in corporate advertising on big brands like L’Oreal, Oil of Olay, and Hidden Valley Ranch. Now she helps women entrepreneurs master their message, stand out in their crowded market with a powerful niche, and develop brands that are magnetic, memorable and money-making. She’s on a mission to empower women to unleash their expertise so they can achieve leadership and success. When she's not building brands, Mallika is drinking coffee or red wine, reading a stack of books and dreaming about their next global adventure. She lives in beautiful Maine with her husband, 3 sons and mini Bernedoodle, Jax.

Kristen Tripp

Portland Chapter Leader

Kristen Tripp is a lifelong southern Miane resident with a passion for serving her community. Kristen graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a business finance degree, and is currently working on her Masters. Kristen is a local entrepreneur that wears many hats. She is the owner/operator of the DaVinci Experience Science and Arts Summer Day Camp head quartered in Falmouth. After working in the insurance and finance industry for the last five years, Kristen has created a life/financial coaching business called DaVinci Life Design. Kristen is very active in her church community and holds a part time job as the Christian Education Administrator at the Falmouth Congregational Church UCC. Kristen lives in Portland with her husband, dog, and chickens. When Kristen is not working on her various careers, she enjoys working in her gardens, lobstering, hiking, teaching her dog agility, and singing and playing the piano at coffee houses and for her church.

Rachael Pawlik

Wells Chapter Leader

Dragonfly Photography is a creative photography service that documents life's moments from the proposal to weddings to newborns to head shots to birthday parties to senior photos. I love capturing all of your life's most treasured times with a creative eye while having fun and making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. I am a firm believer in making the most out of every day you are given. Life is too short to not pursue your dreams and find your happiness. So that is what I have done. The two things I love most about my job are, getting to be a part of someone else's most intimate part of life as I document it for them to share with their family and friends. My other favorite part is when my clients become my friends or they already are! Family is everything to me! My large family uses any excuse to have a party and celebrate. So I feel right at home at weddings. Dragonfly Photography's home base is Wells, ME but services Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. If your wedding is out of the area I am always excited to travel.

Wendy Irish

Wells Chapter Leader

As the co-owner of two cafes and a full-service catering company, Wendy Irish is a successful entrepreneur in the culinary and events industry, leveraging her mixology credentials, business acumen, and sophisticated style on behalf of brides, corporations, and families from the north shore of Massachusetts to Maine’s southern coast and western foothills. The premise of the operation, appropriately named For The Love of Food and Drink, is that business success comes when you love what you do. And love it she does. Whether putting the finishing touches on the presentation of a specialty cocktail at one of her two Wells, Maine cafes or working over the course of 12-months with a bride on the wedding of her dreams, Wendy thoroughly enjoys getting to know guests and clients, with a particular knack for creating events that truly portray their personality and style -- and that have everyone delighting in customized menus that make each event (and each bite!) feel totally unique. For the Love of Food and Drink is the vision of Wendy and her now-husband and amazing cook, Bill Irish, who met in the early stages of dating and instantly knew they had to combine forces. The rest is history, as they say: The husband-wife duo has successfully expanded from a small mixology and catering company offering backyard weddings to an events planning company and two cafes that, together, employ more than a dozen people and offer a full range of services. The co-founder of her local chapter of the Women’s Business League, Wendy prides herself in collaborating with fellow business owners who also leverage what they love, and has a legacy for cultivating both mutual business partnerships and friendships through genuine connection. When Wendy is not running events with clipboard in hand, she enjoys playing in her flower garden, nurturing her house plants, basking in the sunshine -- and bringing together family and friends over (you guessed it) food and drink.