Massachusetts Networking Group for Women Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders

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Passionate Business Network in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is the thriving foundation of our movement to help women build their businesses and achieve their ambitions. Our professional networking groups for women meet all over the state, and we are always welcoming new members.

We strive to help female entrepreneurs and business leaders ignite their full potential, making their business dreams a reality. Our business networking group has evolved into a safe, supportive space for women of all backgrounds.

The inspiring leaders of our Massachusetts 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.



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

Join our strong, supportive network for women in business.

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


Acton/Concord, MA

Susan Tripi

Acton/Concord Chapter Leader

As a Women's Empowerment Coach, Susan supports women dealing with unexpected life transitions, (such as divorce, a career change, etc.) who are finding their way and shaping a new life for themselves. Susan inspires women to view challenges as opportunities to learn and grow while defining life on their terms by living in alignment with their purpose and values. With a heart for social justice, Susan’s passion is to engage in the work of advancing women's equity and opportunities, both domestically and abroad. As a former nonprofit fundraiser, executive, and leader, Susan made it her life's work to address inequality in gender bias, income, housing, education, and consumer patterns that explore the intersection of gender+ culturally constructed barriers that prevent women's advancement. Susan is THRILLED to take on the role of Chapter leader to expand the impact of the WBL in Massachusetts. Let's link arms and inspire one another to new levels of personal and professional growth.

Jessica Miller

Acton/Concord Chapter Leader

Jessica Miller is CEO of Jessica Miller Coaching, a money and mindset coaching company that works with highly-driven female entrepreneurs and business women who want to have it all - their time, their freedom, and a thriving business that makes consistent income, without sacrificing everything important in their life to get it (including their sanity).After a serious health crisis and the feeling that she was meant for something more, she decided to change her life drastically and walk away from a successful 16 year corporate career to start her own business coaching business. She is passionate about helping others lead their best life, own their time, find vehicles to make significant income, and to grow in ways they never thought they could.

Kelly Driscoll

Andover Chapter Leader 

Connected, empowered, joyful communities are built by connected, empowered, joyful leaders! When we are empowered to show up as our authentic selves, aligned with our purpose and standing in our values, we have the power to not only transform our own lives, but to shift culture, and change the world! Kelly is an empowerment and transformation coach working with individuals and organizations to create connected and empowered lives filled with purpose and joy!
After over 30 years in education, Kelly made a bold and courageous decision to follow her soul purpose and start her own coaching and consulting firm, Kelly Lynn Coaching and Consulting, LLC. Leaving education to embrace authentic relationships, Kelly helps organizations create culture rooted in purpose, connection and joy. Supporting this work, Kelly creates space for individuals to show up as their true self and cultivate a culture that weaves authenticity and courage into the fabric of the community. Building a reflective practice that includes leaning into listening, standing in your values, knowing your worth and owning a wholehearted life without limits is her greatest passion.
Prior to her bold leap into coaching and consulting, Kelly spent nearly 14 years as a guidance counselor followed by 10 years as an administrator. As the Director of Alternative Programs at a large high school, her focus was on creating innovative programs to support students who struggled in the traditional high school setting. As the Dean of Students in a rural high school, Kelly worked to cultivate positive school culture and climate, leading innovative work addressing the social emotional needs of the community. Kelly is deeply invested in helping individuals find their authentic voice, own their worth and lean into the practice of creating the world we all long for.
On a personal note, she is the single mother of three amazingly fierce, brave, beautiful daughters, ages 22, 16, and 15 and her incredible fur baby, Piper. For balance and joy, you can find Kelly hiking in the woods, enjoying the beach, reading (often AT the beach!), paddling on her SUP or digging onto a DIY project at home.

Liane Moccia

Andover Chapter Leader

Liane Moccia is a Registered Clinical Herbalist who specializes in fertility and preconception planning. She combines herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle changes with a clear plan to help optimize fertility. Liane’s own infertility diagnosis led her to the healing power of plants and ultimately a career change to help others on similar journeys. She believes no one should struggle to build their family. Clients often tell her that she is “the best-kept secret” and that they wish they had started working with her earlier on their fertility journey. Being part of WBL has helped Liane get in front of more people in an authentic way, which has helped her business grow and allowed her to help more people. Liane lives in Andover with her husband, twin teenage daughters, and their dog, Luca.

Jill Carey

Beverly Chapter Leader

I'm Jill, a mortgage professional with a deep passion for problem-solving and an extensive understanding of the mortgage and finance industry. Over the years, I've had the privilege of assisting thousands of families through the home financing process, using my wealth of industry experience to structure various loans tailored to the needs of first-time homebuyers and seasoned investors alike. It's like a walk on the beach for me! What sets me apart from other loan officers is my unique blend of sales and operations expertise. This combination has provided me with comprehensive knowledge across all aspects of the mortgage and finance industry. I have an innate ability to anticipate challenges and ensure that loans have the best possible chance of success and approval. At the same time, I'm dedicated to making the entire transaction quick, smooth, and customer-oriented, always approaching it with empathy and compassion. Helping people navigate the lending process is truly my passion, and it feels like piecing together a different puzzle every time, with countless variables but the same outcome—a happy homeowner! Beyond my professional life, I'm a sun-loving, beach-going Northshore girl who enjoys the water and relaxing on the waves. Being a rescue fail mom not just once, but twice, has brought immeasurable joy to my life. Interestingly, I've lived within a two-mile radius in Ipswich my entire life, embracing the beauty of my hometown. And here's a fun fact—I've had the exhilarating experience of driving race cars and even landing a plane, all before the age of ten! While I find fulfillment in my work, I also recognize the importance of giving back to the community. That's why I actively participate in initiatives such as the Bloodmobile Blood Drive and sponsor events like the upcoming Smooches with Pooches Kissing Booth at the Ipswich Homegrown market. As a member, volunteer, and sponsor of the Newburyport Chamber, I contribute to the success of events like Sprint Fest 2023. Additionally, I'm proud to serve as the co-chair chapter leader of WBL Lynnfield, fostering a supportive network for professionals. Moreover, being a part of the Awesome Ipswich community allows me to connect with like-minded individuals. My superpower lies in problem-solving and finding things on the internet—whether it's solving complex challenges or discovering the perfect fashion piece or person. It brings me immense joy to assist others and make a positive impact in their lives. Helping individuals achieve their homeownership dreams is a gratifying experience, and I approach it with enthusiasm and dedication. For me, it's like putting together a puzzle with endless variables, but the ultimate reward is a happy homeowner!

Tracy Westcott

Boston Chapter Leader 

Tracy Westcott is the Founder and CEO of Talent Track Solutions, a certified women-owned talent acquisition consultancy offering project-based recruiting solutions. Talent Track and our preferred partners help you not only build your team but create strong, repeatable processes that support the growth of your team and the satisfaction of your clients. We emphasize cultivating a positive candidate experience that strikes a balance between HR technology and human interaction. We accomplish this through the power of connection—connecting candidates to the right teams, connecting teams with the right processes, and finding which dots within your organization need connecting altogether. Talent Track transforms your talent acquisition strategy and turns chaos into coordination.

Casey Blake

Boston Chapter Leader

Casey Blake is a creative strategic thinker who, as the Director of Channel Development at Supporting Strategies, values the opportunity to cultivate and build meaningful relationships while sharing the ways we may be a helpful resource for your business. Supporting Strategies has been a leader in outsourced bookkeeping and accounting services since 2004. We offer a range of bookkeeping and financial management expertise organized across six core service areas designed to simplify the lives of business owners and help them achieve their goals. I am an experienced marketing professional with a demonstrated history of making an impact in both for profit and not-for-profit industries. For nearly 15 years, I have worked with organizations on their strategic marketing objectives, brand engagement goals, and relationship cultivation. I'm passionate about connecting the dots, making introductions, and bringing people together.

Stacey Welch-Andrade

Georgetown Chapter leader

Stacey knew at an early age that she wanted to be a chef while “playing” with her Easy-Bake oven when she was seven years old. When she was eleven, Stacey wrote to Bobby Flay telling him how she twisted around one of his recipes. Three months later, she received a call from his producer asking her to come to New York City to see a taping of his show and to go to his restaurants. Stacey wanted to go but couldn’t as her family moved from Michigan to Florida where her dad became a minister of a small church. When Stacey was 14, she got her first job at Tropical Smoothie Café where she dressed as a banana and stood on the side of US 1 to bring customers inside. On her first day, she was trained on smoothies, wraps, and running the cash register. During her sophomore year of high school, Stacey got into the culinary program at her school where she competed in culinary competitions and got a job as an apprentice in a local country club. Stacey would later come back to this country club as their Executive Sous Chef. Stacey attended Johnson & Wales University in North Miami and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts and completed two internships in Germany. She made the most of her time at Johnson & Wales, volunteering, working for the University, and helping the chef instructors on catered parties. Her last internship in Germany is where she met her husband, Victor. He was her supervisor and they worked great together. After Stacey completed her education, she moved over to Germany for one year. During this time, she worked in Pastry, loving every minute of it, and learning so many things every day. In 2009, Stacey came back to Florida and worked in a resort in Palm Beach. Victor and Stacey were married in 2010 and in 2012 they welcomed their first daughter, Isabelle. Here is where Stacey’s life was forever changed! No degree or education ever prepared her for motherhood. She knew she wanted to be a stay-at-home mom as chef life and family life don’t mix. In 2013, Stacey went back to her old high school and taught culinary arts part-time. In 2015, Stacey and her family relocated from Stuart, Florida to Haverhill, Massachusetts for her husband’s job. After they moved to Massachusetts, Stacey joined a MOPS group (Mothers of Preschoolers), and it was exactly what her girls and she needed; they had found community. She started homeschooling her girls, so they would be on her husband’s work schedule. Stacey began food-blogging as way to keep up her skills and have a tie with the industry that she loves so much. Stacey learned about food photography, SEO, and creating her website. In March 2020, her MOPS group had a local cookie artist, Cara from Cut & Iced, and fellow MOPS mom come and teach her group how to cookie decorate and Stacey was hooked! During quarantine, Stacey took class after class loving it even more! On May 16, 2020, Stacey became a licensed residential kitchen and has loved every minute of it. Stacey is so happy that she can continue to be a part of the industry that she loves in a new way. She is looking forward to an amazing year, where she would like to hold more cookie decorating workshops and cooking classes.

Cynthia Morgan

Georgetown chapter Leader

Meet Cyndie the Ippie! Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer. Cyndie's journey to solopreneur life isn't the typical path.  For the last 30 years Cyndie has worked in the defense industry for Raytheon Company as a member of the Patriot Missile Team and wears many hats as Engineer, Quality Control and Database Administration. She is proud of her work and the direct support that is essential to the warfighter. Cyndie is a naturally intuitive person and has always relied on her gut. She’s the friend that everyone comes to for advice and has lovingly been given the tag “Cuz Cyndie Said”. When Cyndie met her dog Nigel, she had an experience like no other. She knew that he was something very special and their connection was going to change their lives. She started a social media account for him and started connecting with the world showcasing Nigel as a Happiness Ambassador. Nigel’s account soon was on its way to being a micro- influencer. They have been featured on Power of Positivity showcasing their mission to spread happiness and with the frequency that was created in this community this propelled Cyndie to really dig deep into her own intuition and energy. She realizes now that she was naturally doing the work that Infinite Possibilities teaches while building this community with Nigel. After a life event in 2011 she found Mike Dooley on the internet promoting his daily emails called “Notes from the Universe”. As she stepped more and more into her authentic self, she realized that she wanted to take her own practices of Thoughts become Things and get certified to become an Infinite Possibilities Trainer and help others to see that they too can live life deliberately. Cyndie received her certification from Mike Dooley himself and achieved Trailblazer Level by teaching the method to a minimum of 6 students for 6 hours. Cyndie is excited to be part of the Women's Business League as a Chapter leader and to share all her strengths helping others see that they too can live life deliberately and help them be their authentic best self.  In her spare time, Cyndie enjoys being in nature, gardening, she's a self-proclaimed "bird-nerd" and loves comedy.  Cyndie resides in Haverhill and spends time with her husband, family and of course her Papillon Nigel.

Greater Lowell, MA

Kimberly Miller

Greater Lowell Chapter Leader

Attorney Miller earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Suffolk University Law School and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. Attorney Miller is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and has built a reputation for delivering personalized service and achieving favorable outcomes for clients. With a steadfast commitment to helping individuals and families plan for the future, including the purchase, sale or refinance one of their biggest assets. Attorney Miller is a trusted estate planning and real estate attorney. She offers comprehensive legal services tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each client, ensuring peace of mind throughout.

Jessica Fermin

Greater Lowell Chapter Leader

With over 9 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Jessica Fermin embarked on her journey in mortgage operations back in 2015. Her passion for the industry is ignited by its dynamic landscape, market fluctuations, and the satisfaction derived from making the dream of homeownership a reality. Throughout her career, Jessica has overseen thousands of transactions with different scenarios, honing her ability to navigate the homebuying process with ease for her clients. In 2022, Jessica transitioned into the role of a Loan Officer, leveraging her extensive experience to provide even more personalized guidance to her clients. She excels at building strong client relationships and comprehensively understanding their homeownership objectives, ensuring that each client receives tailored solutions to meet their needs. Jessica proudly serves at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, a reputable local credit union and portfolio lender situated in the Greater Lowell area. She assists clients throughout Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and southern Maine, specializing in navigating the intricacies of the local market for diverse homebuyers, from novices to seasoned investors. In addition to her professional pursuits, Jessica cherishes quality time with her husband and their spirited 5-month-old son. They enjoy traveling and the outdoors, indulging in camping, hiking, and paddle boarding adventures. Jessica's dedication, expertise, and passion make her a trusted partner for anyone looking to achieve their homeownership dreams. Connect with her today and let her guide you through the journey with confidence and ease.

Beth Knaus

Mansfield Chapter Leader

I'm Beth Knaus, copywriter, brand messaging consultant, and owner of That's A Spade Copywriting Services. I love writing, and the challenge of crafting bold and clear messaging for clients that represents your voice, message, and purpose. Relatable, unique content that gets the attention of your potential clients and says why you’re the expert for them. After over three decades of entrepreneurship, service, and sales and marketing I know the power of communicating the right words to the right audience with written content that’s interesting and engaging. I love building my business side by side with other women who understand the value of community, support, and encouragement.

Kathleen Lawson

Mansfield Chapter Leader

Kathleen Lawson empowers creative entrepreneurs to step confidently into their role as the CEO of their business, moving forward in focused action toward their vision. With a focus on strategy and execution, she helps them put the structure and routines in place to successfully bring their ideas to life. Kathleen works 1:1 with clients and through her Close the Gap group program. With an MBA from Babson College, corporate experience, 20 years working for herself, and raising five boys, Kathleen is uniquely positioned to help her clients get results.

Samantha Lebicz

Marblehead Chapter Leader

Sam is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Restorative Wellness Practitioner that knows exactly what it's like to have gut problems, hormone issues & body insecurity take over your life. After growing up on a processed food diet with minimal exercise and low self-esteem, the life-disrupting gut and hormone symptoms started to pile on. By age 30, Sam had a list of diagnoses (IBS, hypothyroidism, eczema, gallbladder dysfunction, anxiety) but zero answers from doctors about how to actually feel better. She realized that if she ever wanted to feel confident in her body and live up to her true potential, she had to take control of her own health But it took her years of trial and error to try to figure out answers. She tried every fad diet, workout program & weight loss trick on the internet. It wasn’t until her body changed on the outside yet still felt insecure and sick on the inside that she realized she couldn’t fix her gut, hormones or confidence with weight loss alone. In 2019, Sam became an FNPT to not only heal her own body but to empower others who want more from their lives but feel stuck due to their own body & health struggles.

Emily Promise

Marblehead Chapter Leader

Marblehead native, Emily Promise, CFP®, AIF®, APMA®, CRPC® serves as a financial advisor and partner at Blakely Financial, Inc. She brings a combination of education and experience to providing her clients with clarity, insight and guidance. By serving as a trusted advisor she not only manages client portfolios but also provides guidance regarding life’s major decisions. There is nothing that fulfills her more than helping a family plan the road map for their financial future or giving a business owner peace of mind in selling their practice. She has a wealth of experience and insight from working at Goldman Sachs, Commonwealth Financial Network, and Massachusetts State Treasury. Her professional certifications include being a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), an Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor (APMA®), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CFRP®). She also serves as a Board member for the Society of Financial Service Professionals and on Commonwealth Financial Network’s Women’s Advisor Council. In her free time, she enjoys working out, playing golf, exploring new recipes, and trying out local coffee shops and eateries.

Merrimack Valley, MA

Ellen Roche

Merrimack Valley Chapter Leader

Ellen Roche has been helping people finance their homes for over 30 years. She is a Loan Officer/ Branch Manager at Mortgage Network located in Haverhill MA. She has been married for the past 34 years and raised her 3 children in Haverhill. She enjoys being a grandmother to two active little boys. Ellen believes in giving back to her community that has helped her be a successful businesswoman. She currently volunteers weekly by making lunches for 411 Cares, a non profit group that delivers lunches in Haverhill to the elderly and the veterans. Ellen has always been very involved in her community volunteering for various groups and clubs. She was the 2013 recipient of the Girls Inc. Bold Woman Award.

Pamela Hilton

Merrimack Valley Chapter Leader

Pamela Hilton is a Massachusetts licensed Certified Public Accountant and the CEO of her national accounting and tax firm, Pamela L. Hilton, CPA Inc. She graduated in 1990 from Bentley University with a Bachelors of Science in Accountancy. Pamela started her career with smaller public accounting firms where she learned a hands-on and personal approach to tax and audit services. Over her 30 year career she has worked with clients in a vast array of industries with locations all over the country and is a 3rd generation business owner. She most recently took her accounting practice to social media where you can find her on Instagram and Facebook (@pamelahiltoncpa) offering free business, accounting and tax advice to her audience. She is a best-selling contributing author, public speaker, Co-leader of the Merrimack Valley Women’s Business League and valued business advisor.

Ana Martinez

Methuen Chapter Leader

Ana Martinez is a Financial Planner assisting clients with growing and protecting their wealth and journey to retirement. CEO of Martinez Insurance & Financial Services located in Methuen MA, Ana and her team focus on Property & Casualty Insurance to complement the client’s financial plans. Hesser College graduate with bachelor’s in business administration and Associates in Psychology. Ana has been a resident of the city of Methuen for over 20 years and has a passion for helping the local community. Ana is a wife and mother to two beautiful children Giovahni and Alexa. Helping others achieve their financial goals while insuring their most precious assets is of top priority.

Jenn Duemling

Methuen Chapter Leader

Coming soon...

Metro-West, Boston, MA

Marina Kowaleski

Metro-West Chapter Leader

Marina Kowaleski is a Mortgage Advisor on The Amy Slotnick Team at Fairway Independent Mortgage. With 5+ years of industry experience, Marina focuses on finding the best mortgage scenario to fit her client's financial needs and lifestyle. As a recent homebuyer herself, she loves helping first-time homebuyers understand and navigate the mortgage process. Based out of Newton, MA, Marina, and her team are licensed to help people with their home financing needs in all of New England, NJ, and FL. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Marina holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. She worked in various marketing roles during and post-college prior to getting her mortgage origination license. She loves putting her skills to use to help her team and business partners with their marketing, tech, and social media needs. Marina lives in Worcester with her fiancé, Kyle, and their yellow lab puppy, Rosie. In her free time, she loves exercising, cooking, traveling, and beach days.

Nicolette Mascari

Metro-West Chapter Leader

Nicolette Mascari didn't find real estate, it found her. Stints on HGTV's House Hunters and House Hunters: Where Are They Now? sparked her interest in the field, laying the groundwork for her first-hand knowledge of home renovation and sharpening her eye for spotting hidden gems in the greater Boston market. But it's her knack for deal-making, negotiating, and out-of-the-box thinking that's rapidly transformed her into one of MetroWest's demanded Realtors®. Energetic, efficient, and effective—she's executed more transactions than many agents with double her experience. With an extensive corporate background at a fast-paced Fortune 100 company, where she managed teams and supported executive-level marketing and communication strategies, Nicolette leverages a keen business sense with a wide network of area contacts. She's tapped into the latest real estate market trends, data, and analytical tools to provide the most comprehensive experience for her clients, with regular insights into off-market properties as well. And she's known for her warmth, wit, and welcoming nature that puts first-time buyers and anxious sellers at ease. A Wayland resident, Nicolette primarily works within Wayland, Sudbury, Framingham, Natick, Concord, and Lincoln, though she routinely travels anywhere her clients have an interest. She's deeply invested in the MetroWest area, passionate about supporting local businesses and grassroots movements, and is a board member and platinum sponsor of the Wayland Children and Parent Association (WCPA). A percentage of every commission goes to the educational and emotional support of her sponsor child in the Dominican Republic. Nicolette lives with her husband, two young children, and Boxer dog. Outside the office, she's often found out on the water, cooking, or entertaining.

Briana Willander

Milton Chapter Leader

Coming soon...

Neponset Valley, MA

Isa Helena

Neponset Valley Chapter Leader

Isa Helena moved from Algarve, Portugal and grew up in the Boston area. She studied Communications and Marketing at Suffolk University graduating cum laude. With an extensive background in sales, management, and customer service, Isa epitomizes integrity, loyalty, and committed energy to her clients. Isa would be honored to put her real estate experience to work for you. Whether you're in the beginning of your real estate search, know exactly what you're looking for, or looking to sell you'll benefit from having a Realtor® with expertise by your side. When not assisting clients Isa enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. You can also find her practicing yoga, jogging, and snowboarding.

Kathy Fritz

Neponset Valley Chapter Leader

Kathy Fritz is a board-certified master hormone coach who coaches women in perimenopause and menopause to get rid of the weight gain, hot flashes, and sleep & hormonal issues so they can feel like themselves again, regain their energy, and lead a longer, healthier life. Her clients lose weight, rediscover their energy, feel sexy, and stop thinking they're losing their minds. Kathy's background in education gives her the expertise to individualize material so her clients can go from where they are to where they want to be.

Newburyport, MA

Julie Costa

Newburyport Chapter Leader

As a Coach & Hypnotherapist, Julie helps business owners, coaches, and entrepreneurs with clarity, confidence, marketing, money mindset & visibility through the tools of NLP, HypnoBreathwork and Hypnotherapy. As a Trainer, Julie teaches, trains & certifies you in the transformative mindset tools that she uses when working with clients inside of her subconscious mindset coaching certification program, Anchored. Julie combines her years of experience with business development & business strategy with subconscious reprogramming to help you unlock new levels of abundance, freedom, growth, impact & success.

Meg O'Neill


Meg O'Neill is a marketing strategist and community expert. She helps business owners create safe, authentic online communities that convert to meaningful business relationships. Her SAFE Method teaches you to build a sustainable, fun community that feels efficient so you can focus on living your best life. You are invited to join her community, The Board Meeting, to experience it firsthand. Meg also offers templates, systems and strategy to help you create engaging content quickly that attracts your ideal clients. Create your dream community today! You can find Meg at or email her at

Peabody/Danvers, MA

LeeAnne Powers

Peabody/Danvers Chapter Leader

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Evie Richards-Cashman

Peabody/Danvers Chapter Leader

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Readings & Wilmington, MA

Carmelina Bernazani

Readings & Wilmington Chapter Leader

Carmelina is a Personal Risk Specialist with USI Insurance Services. She has been in the Property and Casualty industry for personal lines insurance for over 20 years and has worked in service, sales, and training areas for both local and large agents, as well as a direct carrier. Carmelina’s expertise is to educate and work with clients to complete a personal risk assessment to help identify risk exposures and apply insurance and non-insurance solutions through a consultative and proactive approach. Carmelina understands many insurance markets and through her experience and expertise delivers insurance programs that best meet her client’s needs. Product knowledge includes, homeowners, renters, personal condo, auto, flood, boat, recreational vehicles, domestic workers comp and umbrella/excess liability insurance. She also has expertise in the high net worth arena understanding critical components to complex placement of insurance programs. Carmelina holds a bachelor’s from Salem State College in Business Management, she is a Certified Insurance Counselor with the National Alliance and a Chartered Private Risk Insurance Advisor. In her spare time, Carmelina enjoys spending time with her husband and children Alyssa and Christopher, as well as friends and other family members. She is very active and enjoys skiing, running, boating and golfing.

Katherine Debs

Readings & Wilmington Chapter Leader

Katherine has redefined the word “normal”. Born in Lebanon in the mid-80s, has taught her a thing or two about survival and living every moment of her life to the fullest. Her father being Lebanese and her mother American, gave her a chance to explore different sides of the world. She has since lived in Montreal and Boston. Katherine has a passion for helping others change their life. She went to school and studied International Affairs hoping to one day become a philanthropist and give back to women and children all over the world. Her passion is also to inspire people to thrive and flourish. For years Katherine struggled with various health issues, but it wasn’t till the age of 21 till she discovered healing through holistic medicine. And she vowed to spread the word so that she could inspire others to live a healthier lifestyle. When the Arbonne opportunity was presented to her, it had everything she was looking for; a way to inspire others to make healthier choices every day, to empower men and women to take action, follow their dream, and live their best life, and a way to give back to communities that were near and dear to her heart. Today she is filled with overflowing love and appreciation for all the abundance she has received. She hopes that her young daughters will one day tag along on mommy’s mission trips around the globe. She’s a mother, a wife, an entrepreneur, an inspirational leader, a mentor, and an amazing cook. And she loves every role she plays. She currently resides in Methuen, MA with her husband and daughters Zelda and Jade.

South Shore, Boston, MA

Lucie Wicker

South SHore Chapter Leader

Since 2011, Lucie has been photographing the best of the fitness, health, and wellness community in New England and beyond. As a commercial portrait photographer, she works with active brands creating authentic and compelling imagery for companies of all sizes. She has a BA in Film & Media Arts with a minor in Photojournalism from Temple University and has always enjoyed telling stories through the photos she takes. She loves connecting people and networking with other female business owners so being a member of WBL has been a perfect fit. Lucie was born and raised in Boston (JP!) and thrilled her parents by settling down in the area when her backpacking days were over (or paused - to be continued!). She has lived in Cohasset, MA on the South Shore since 2014 with her husband and two girls. When she's not taking photos, she enjoys exploring nature trails, scouting hidden gem eateries, and getting out on the water as much as possible.

Leah Snowdale

South Shore chapter Leader

Leah grew up on Cape Cod and currently resides with her family on the South Shore. She earned a master’s degree from Suffolk University and spent 12 years living in greater Boston before moving to the suburbs with her husband and two kids. She has strong knowledge of the inner city and surrounding towns, which is very beneficial when assisting her clients in finding the “perfect” place to call home. Leah has a true passion for helping others and has the ability to make anyone she meets feel at ease. Leah’s growing network of loyal clientele is a result of her dedication and longstanding working ethic. Her clients have stated it best, saying, “Leah just gets it!” She has sold condos, single-family homes, and multi-family homes from Boston to Wakefield and down to the Cape, helping everyone from first-time home buyers to investors. Leah enjoys staying active in the community and is a member of the South Shore Women's Business League. Leah strongly values family, so when she is not selling real estate you can find her spending time with her husband and chasing around their two young kids whether it’s in their own backyard or bouncing from t-ball to Taekwondo. Her personal outlet can be found through fitness, as she regularly does kickboxing and Pilates.

Tri-Town, Boston North Shore, MA

Callie Umenhofer

Tri-Town Chapter Leader

Callie is a full-time North Shore Realtor with a passion for navigating the complexities of real estate and making the process of buying or selling a home a positive experience for her clients. Prior to real estate, she earned her Bachelors degree in Management from Bentley University and spent many years in software & services sales. With her professional background in sales and over twelve years of personal real estate investment experience, Callie brings fierce negotiating skills, industry knowledge, attention to detail and compassion to help sellers get the most for their property and buyers find the home of their dreams. Realizing that this can be an emotional process for most, her top priority is to protect & promote her clients’ interests and provide a highly personalized service with results that all parties can feel great about. A North Shore native, raised in Topsfield, Callie has lived in Georgetown with her husband and two children for twenty years. She has enjoyed volunteering as the Preschool Parents Group President, PTA President and has led the Danvers BNI chapter. When she is not helping her clients realize their real estate goals, Callie enjoys family time, fitness, music, planning events, traveling and growing the Tri-Town Chapter of the Women’s Business League.

Valerie McCormack, Esq.

Tri-Town Chapter Leader

Attorney McCormack is an Estate Planning lawyer, and started her firm in 2018. She graduated from Flagler College in 1998 and from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2004, where she was the executive editor of the Connecticut Journal of International Law, a member of the Public Interest Law Group and the Student Trial Lawyers Association. Attorney McCormack has experience in estate planning, employment law, family law, real estate, personal injury and other civil litigation. She is admitted to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts bar, the Massachusetts Federal District Court, the Connecticut Federal District Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney McCormack is an active member of the Women's Bar Association and represents pro-bono clients for estate planning matters through the Women's Bar Foundation. She is also an ARAG network attorney as well as a Wealth Counsel attorney. She is the Vice President of the Tri-Town Chapter of Women's Business League, and is also a member of the Essex County Estate Planning Council, Hamilton-Wenham Mother's Club and the Friends of Cutler in Hamilton. She is also on the Finance and Advisory Committee for the Town of Hamilton.

Nichole Chapais

Waltham Chapter Leader

Nichole Chapais started Stargazer after an extensive and varied marketing career. She was initially working in product management and B2B sales at Comcast. From here, Nichole moved into the private sector and went to work for a local, boutique creative agency. In late 2017, life offered an opportunity, and Nichole jumped at the chance to start her agency. Stargazer Creative® opened April 1, 2018. Learn more about Nichole and the Stargazer Creative® team at

Pavlina Atanasova

Waltham chapter Leader

After a decade of helping people simplify and streamline their bustling lives, that work led me to master the art of understanding individual needs, curating experiences, and solving problems gracefully and efficiently. It became clear to me that while I was adept at managing external demands and creating harmonious environments for my clients, it was not the right tool to make lasting and sustainable change in their lives. My curiosity about how to empower individuals to uncover and achieve their fullest potential led me to become a Holistic Life Coach, where I get to guide and partner with clients on their journey toward holistic well-being. Now I work with people who want to turn their aspirations into accomplishments by coaching them through the mental hurdles, providing support and accountability.