The possibilities are endless when you meet and connect with the right people. After having lived on the South Shore for the past decade I’ve met so many incredible women running businesses I absolutely love to support. Danielle King at Betty’s in Mahone Bay is one of those special people.

It was over a glass of wine at her beautiful restaurant that we came up with the idea of hosting leading ladies on the South Shore for special satellite nights throughout the year. Leading Ladies Networking is my pride and joy born of a passion project but kept alive by all of you!

This special event in Mahone Bay has the same warm welcoming vibe as our downtown events with a little twist you’re in a beautiful setting 45 minutes outside of the city!

I’d like to thank all of the introverts who continue to overcome some of their biggest fears, only to discover the wealth of community waiting for them on the other side of those fears. Take Jami Sparling for example – here’s what she had to say:

HEY YOU! Did you make a fabulous new connection? Land a new client? Close a new deal? Make a new BFF? We’d love to hear about it – please share your success stories here and you could be featured in a future testimonial!

Together, we helped support NS Shelter Movers. Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services at no cost to individuals and families fleeing abuse.

You can relive the magic through captivating photos, honour our sponsors and partners by supporting their businesses, and discover exciting opportunities ahead including upcoming events, programs, workshops, and chances to connect within our vibrant Leading Ladies community.


Leading Ladies Networking Event Dates: 2024 – CLICK THE IMAGE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EVENTS CALENDAR!


  1. Thursday, February 29th, 2024 
  2. Thursday, May 16th, 2024 – Mahone Bay
  3. Thursday, June 20th, 2024 – Halifax
  4. Thursday, September 19th, 2024 – Halifax
  5. Thursday, October 24th, 2024 – Mahone Bay
  6. Thursday, November 21st, 2024 – Halifax


Wing Women add an extra special element to our networking experience… They’re a welcoming smile and safe place to land if you need it. They’re here to put the ‘safety net’ in networking. Plus, they’re all EXPERTS in their field, so you get to take advantage of the chance to connect and get some complimentary one on one consultation time.

Thanks to these talented women for sharing their energy, time, and leadership!!

We are BEYOND grateful to Stockall & Co. for lighting us up and capturing the networking magic – as well as a few other friends who submitted pics from behind the scenes live at our latest event!

Please share & tag: Leading Ladies Networking, Menna Riley, Stockall & Co. along with yourself and everyone you know in the photos! Don’t forget to show some love for our sponsors (especially if you won one of their fabulous prizes)!! #leadingladiesnetworking


The Ultimate Girlfriend’s Guide to Networking is now available! Grab your copy HERE and see what 17 of Canada’s powerhouse female leaders share as their best pieces of networking advice!

The Currency of Connections empowers women to skyrocket their networking confidence, build an authentic personal and professional brand, communicate their offer with clarity, gain referrals and simply put; close more deals.



Listen to the first ever episode of The Leading Ladies Networking After Show, featuring storyteller host extraordinare, Erin Trafford, special guests and yours truly, Menna Riley!!!