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.

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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! 


Sydney Zeff

Kittery Chapter Leader

Sydney Zeff is Seacoast Area native and REALTOR® licensed in both Maine and New Hampshire. She combines her background in customer service, hospitality, art and design to create the ultimate experience for her clients. Real Estate transactions are often some of the most significant events in a persons life, emotionally and financially. Sydney’s core mission is to create an experience where her clients feel educated, cared for, important and safe. Cultivating a strong lifelong friendship is quintessential to her business. Utilizing her background in design, she stages her own listings to further elevate the client experience and yield her clients top dollar when selling their home. Gift giving is one of her love languages and she’s most likely going to arrive to an appointment with flowers or cookies in hand. She also loves speaking with new agents and helping them navigate the exciting transition into their real estate career. When she isn’t helping clients find their dream home, she loves spending time with her husband and two boys, hiking, skiing, reading, enjoying the beach or listening to podcasts on business development.

Arianna Efstathiou

Kittery Chapter Leader

Arianna Efstathiou is an immigration attorney in Southern Maine. She opened her own solo practice in 2022 and is excited to serve immigrants in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. In addition to having years of experience working in the world of immigration law, Arianna personally experienced the immigration system when she married her husband and handled his immigration process from Nicaragua. She has also spent significant time in Nicaragua herself and has noticed that her clients love how well she understands their cultures and experiences. Arianna is fluent in Spanish and is raising her daughter to be bilingual. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, and taste-testing the Latin recipes her husband is constantly perfecting.

Alanna Vose

Portland Chapter Leader

I am the chapter leader of Maine's first WBL group! My networking career started during the covid 19 pandemic, when I took a position with a fintech company that focused on streamlining and automating the way medical and dental offices operated from a payment and billing standpoint (online payments, text to pay, keeping cards on file etc). I loved the idea of the product i was supporting but hated the corporate nonsense. The WBL community inspired me to walk away from a toxic corporate environment and start my own gig with plans to grow into something larger! Swipe 207 is the LLC I have started because I had so many women in my network that wanted to work with me when it came to processing credit card payments for their businesses, but I didn't have a solution that was for businesses outside of the healthcare industry. NOW!! I can help businesses of any and all sizes with their merchant services! Accepting credit card payments is an absolute necessity these days. Our clients want convenience when paying us. At Swipe 207, I act as a broker for my clients. I have access to many innovative solutions revolving around processing payments in business. Point of sale solutions, contactless payment methods such as online, storing cards on file compliantly. No matter what solution you need to collect payment at your business- I can help OR point you in the right direction. Please reach out if you or a business owner you know need another set of eyes on your current payment processing solution.

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.