New Hampshire

Our New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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.

I founded Check & Balance Business Solutions in January 2020 to relieve the stress and frustration business owners have with managing their accounting records. Accurate financial records are vital to the growth and stability of your business. Without a skilled accountant to give you sufficient insight and data, your company could be at significant risk. Unfortunately, many business owners only realize this when it’s too late. Tired of watching businesses muddle through, I decided the best way I could serve clients is to take accounting and finance off their plate. My 20+ years of diverse accounting experience combined with my education have provided me with detailed knowledge of the accounting and operations process and how each plays a role in affecting bottom-line results. Today, my mission is to help businesses continue to be profitable and remain compliant while allowing owners to focus on growing and doting on their passions.

Justine Beauregard is a Sales Coach + Trainer who helps people get paid well for their expertise by becoming great at selling. An entrepreneur all her life, Justine got her start running lemonade stands in her driveway and puppet shows in her backyard for $5 a ticket. Since 2008, she has taught thousands of people how to sell and helped 550+ paying clients worldwide reach up to 2,300% higher revenue using proven, feel-good sales strategies. Justine’s goal is for it to feel easy for you to create the business you know deep in your gut you’re meant to have - the one that doesn't just feel wonderful to own but effortlessly grows because you have an easy time selling your offers to people! Her mission is for entrepreneurship - especially the sales part - to be more enjoyable (and profitable) so you can do what you love without fear or hardship. After helping to scale multiple small businesses to $300MM, she knows where businesses get stuck and what makes them truly successful, sharing those lessons with clients and on her podcast, People Over Profit. In her words, “Too many entrepreneurs are ‘hidden gems’ who deserve to be seen! You're special. You have a set of skills, gifts, and natural abilities no one else has, and your business is how you share them with the world. My job is to not only help you see them but help others see them too.” To learn more about Justine and the work she does, visit www.justinebeauregard.com.

My name is Briana, and I'm thrilled to share my story with you. I'm an entrepreneur, a mom, and an adventurer who loves helping people achieve their financial goals. In December 2020, I started Herman Ledge Services to provide bookkeeping and financial coaching services to small business owners. I wanted to help entrepreneurs streamline their financial operations and achieve their financial goals. My positive and compassionate approach has earned me the trust and loyalty of my clients, and I'm proud to say that my business is thriving. In March 2023, I co-founded Plan4Profit, where I focus on helping small business owners learn how to manage their finances effectively. From bookkeeping and taxes to budgeting and planning, I'm passionate about sharing my expertise to help entrepreneurs achieve financial success. Outside of work, I love spending time in nature, hiking, practicing yoga, and horseback riding. My husband and I own a farm where we have chickens, a horse named Kevin, a mule named Keira, and a few furry friends. Being a mom to my little boy is one of my greatest joys, and I feel grateful to be able to juggle motherhood and entrepreneurship. I'm committed to supporting women entrepreneurs in achieving their goals. I believe that with the right tools and support, anything is possible.

Hello my name is Christine Louise Carpenter. I am thrilled to be a WBL Chapter Leader. With 30 years experience in customer relations and sales experience. I earned a bachelor's degree in Business and Hospitality from Southern New Hampshire University and an associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Lynn University in Boca Raton Florida. Born and raised in Andover Massachusetts, I have lived now in our beautiful state of New Hampshire since 1992. I am a wife to my incredible husband Jonathan and mom to our two beautiful daughters, Julianna and Sophia. Growing up with a marine father, I have always valued hard work, focus, determination, grit and never giving up! Growth is a journey of amazing experiences that have led me to where I am today. As a former franchise owner with the N2 Company from 2020-2024 under Christine Louise Publications LLC. I owned and operated 2 beautiful publications- Stroll North End Manchester & BeLocal Greater Concord and The Lakes. Our mission was bringing communities together one neighborhood at a time. I love connecting people and it is my true “ superpower”! Health, wellness, education and team building in the business world has always been an important focus in my life in one way or another. As an independent consultant with a side hustle called Beautycounter. I educate consumers on safer products for themselves and their loved ones and thankful everyday for finding a company like Beautycounter that aligns with my beliefs and values. I am a firm believer that knowledge is powerful and once you are armed with important information, there is no going back. I look forward to meeting you all soon.

JoAnn has almost 35 years of business experience. She graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Materials and Logistics Management. She spent her first 10 years after graduation in Chicago working for a distribution company as a business analyst helping to design, test and train end-users on a new computer system and develop ongoing updates. JoAnn and her husband Dave began their passion project 25 years ago establishing Lighthouse Physical Therapy. Their vision to create a wellness space that nurtures and cares for each patient. Stepping outside of a traditional fast-paced environment to emphasize on one-on-one care and provide alternative hands-on manual therapy techniques for a broader-based healing alternative. Together they have been able to grow their business to two locations and 11 equally skilled manual therapy practitioners. Serving the seacoast community, they have been able to transform the lives of thousands of patients. JoAnn is very excited to launch the WBL Dover chapter with her friend Lisa Keslar. It is a great extension of their Cheers for Charity NH initiative to connect the community with the non-profit organizations doing amazing work in their area. She is looking forward to connecting women business owners and creating a vibrant and successful networking community.

Lisa has more than 30 years of professional business leadership experience. She’s always had a passion for business. She completed her first round of studies at Babson College, earning her BS with a double major in Marketing and Communications. Lisa then went on to complete an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, also from Babson College. She’s been an entrepreneurial leader in a wide variety of organizations including start-up high-tech manufacturing and distribution organizations, fashion accessories companies, and medical accessories manufacturers She now co-owns and runs a successful, rapidly growing, and award-winning independent insurance agency located in Newmarket, NH offering home, auto, business, and life insurance solutions throughout New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. The agency, Keslar Insurance, has built its reputation on providing a consultative approach to reviewing coverages, educating about solutions, and researching the right products for their clients. As it is always Lisa’s goal to inspire, engage, educate and collaborate, she shares her business expertise by teaching college business courses at two colleges for more than 12 years; the University of New Hampshire and Southern New Hampshire University. In addition, she serves in multiple capacities in the community, regularly participating in and volunteering at more than 13 additional local community organizations. She’s excited to work with her co-leader, JoAnn Burchuk to launch the Dover, NH WBL chapter and will focus her energy on building a robust, supportive, and successful business networking community.

I am the 4th Generation of Tobey & Merrill Insurance in Hampton where I work alongside my dad, uncle and our amazing team. We offer Business, Personal and Life Insurance for our clients in NH, ME and MA. Our Vision is to ‘Build Relationships’. I live by this everyday with my connection with clients, team, business partners and community. It is important for me to have my clients empowered to make decisions and be a true partner with me. I have found to be able to do this you start with education about coverages, policies and what is going on in our community that will affect them. I joined WBL to create the lasting relationship and have the support of my fellow business women. I can’t wait to continue to grow with being the co-leader of the Exeter NH chapter.

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Londonderry, NH

Sara Janes began her career in the financial services industry in 2012. She has several years of experience in Human Resources and is now an Investment Advisor Representative of Primerica Advisors. She currently holds her Series 6, 63, 26, 65 and Life & Annuities licenses, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a focus in Mathematics. Her office is in New Hampshire; however, she offers her Financial Wellness Workshops to the entire greater New Hampshire and Massachusetts areas. Sara Janes teaches these principles in a simple and interesting way, taking the focus off of products and placing it on fundamental strategies. Her educative approach empowers each client to reach a deeper understanding of their financial decisions, moving them past the numbers to measurable objectives and creative wealth building strategies. She enjoys teaching people how money works in their lives, and aspires to be known as someone who can help people get from where they are to where they want to be financially. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Tracy of 23 years and her 4 children, Kayla, Casey, Keegan and Coriann.

Maria DeVito Palmer is a watercolor artist and designer. Her work includes original art and prints, custom commissions, event décor and details, and an extensive line of stationery and gifts. Before transitioning to pursuing her art full time, Maria spent 25+ years in customer service and retail operations management at Whole Foods Market. This experience instilled a deep appreciation for customer experience and a passion for servant leadership principles, but also honed her skills in mentorship and entrepreneurial development. Maria's commitment to fostering a sense of community and empowerment extends beyond the canvas, creating a holistic and enriching experience for those who engage with her work. Growing up in Woodstock, VT, and residing in New England, her body of work is a love letter to the places, people and experiences that have shaped her journey. Her goal is to bring joy to the everyday through colorful, vibrant art and design. Maria has two grown children, Eva and Joseph and currently resides in Derry, NH with her husband, Stephen. Find her work online at mariadevitopalmer.com.

Sarah Andrews has 18+ years of senior management and development experience in human services and higher education. Her extensive fundraising experience includes achieving aggressive fundraising goals, organizational capacity building, annual campaigns, engagement and stewardship programs, strategic growth planning, sponsorship and promotions, grant writing, and major giving programs. Sarah serves on the PTO for her daughter’s elementary school in Manchester and personally fundraises for the March of Dimes in honor of her younger daughter who spent her first 38 days in the NICU. Along with members of her family, she oversees the George Butch Joseph Foundation in loving memory of her grandfather. Sarah is a native of Manchester, NH who enjoys strong coffee, live music and being outside. She is also a yoga instructor at Humble Warrior Power Yoga.

Liz Brooks is a 30 year southern NH resident. She lives in Bedford, NH with her husband, Steve, and her 4 kids; Anthony (19), Whitney (9), Blakely (7), and Teddy (7). She attended UNHM and earned a degree in Business Administration. Liz spent 13 years in various roles at Merrill Lynch, until last November. Now, she is the proud owner of two Allstate Insurance Agencies, and is the CEO of The Brooks Insurance Agency LLC. She loves helping people, connecting and protecting the community! Liz stays very busy with her business and her family!

Five years ago Olivia left her cushy 9-5 to pursue entrepreneurship with no plan, just passion to bridge the gap between making an impact and beautiful design. Olivia is the founder of Current, a design studio that builds high-converting, scalable brands for coaching, wellness and lifestyle businesses. She is a serial entrepreneur, business mentor and life enthusiast running multiple businesses like mentoring creatives to scale their businesses and a product company, Motive Deck™, affirmation cards for entrepreneurs. Olivia is driven by helping entrepreneurs go unapologetically after their dreams by streamlining big visions and turning them into obsession-worthy brands and businesses. She believes you should wake up every day and do what you love and make money doing it. Through courses, trainings and her podcast, Behind the Design, Olivia’s mission is to help entrepreneurs build thriving businesses and lives they’re obsessed with. Most days you can find her crafting the perfect latte and planning her next adventure at home in New Hampshire with her dog and husband.

Stacy Norris is a coach and mentor focused on helping women achieve goals and create more happiness in business, life, and motherhood. Women often turn to her because they feel frustrated, overwhelmed, or stuck in some way and they don’t know how to change things on their own. Stacy blends mindset coaching with big-picture thinking, and a gift for solving problems and creating shortcuts to help women see new possibilities and create life-changing transformations. Stacy has nearly 30 years of combined experience in healthcare and small business spaces which she gained alongside running a household, raising a family, and volunteering in her local community. She holds certifications in life coaching, business operations, and youth etiquette. Stacy’s experience and expertise make her uniquely qualified to understand and support challenges that women face in business, life, and motherhood. Stacy lives in Bedford, NH with her husband and their youngest daughter, who will soon make them empty nesters. Their two older children are grown and living out of state. When she is not working, Stacy enjoys having fun with family, spending time outdoors, and betting the ponies with her husband. The beach is her happy place and Bravo TV is her guilty pleasure. Learn more about Stacy and how she helps at www.Stacy-Norris.com

As a Realtor, growing up and raising a family in New England has given me the advantage of knowing the local communities and neighborhoods. My prior roles in business and education have helped me to develop the necessary skills to best represent my clients. My mission is to guide you through every facet of the real estate journey to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience. Raising four boys as a single mother, I know the importance of family and home ownership. I have seen the struggles and successes of first time home buyers and am very familiar with the challenges most young families face when purchasing their first home. I enjoy the opportunity to help families with similar experiences or current challenges in finding a new home, and will work diligently to provide the best experience for my clients. After spending several years living on the Seacoast of New Hampshire and enjoying all that it has to offer, I have returned to Southern New Hampshire to enjoy more time doing what I love most…spending time with family and friends.

Carrie grew up in Durham, New Hampshire where she resided for 21 years. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Business/Marketing from Stonehill College in Easton, MA, Carrie worked for nonprofit organizations such as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and San Diego Hospice. In addition to helping others, one of Carrie’s passions is traveling and exploring different countries and cultures. Carrie is active in many women-led groups such as Seacoast Women in Business, Seacoast Women’s Network, Portsmouth Women’s City Club & the Women’s Business League in an effort to share Soul Models mission and work across all ages. Carrie is thrilled to be Soul Models’ first Executive Director, helping to empower young girls in our community to become strong leaders and find their authentic voices.