It all began with a daring dream of creating the ultimate networking experience for women, and thus, Leading Ladies Networking was born…

Now, as we stand over a decade later and 50 events strong, I am so proud of the community we’ve built. From our inaugural event at The Press Gang in bustling downtown Halifax to our most recent, triumphant 50th celebration, our journey has been nothing short of thrilling – a journey of growth, friendship, and most importantly, connections.

As we bask in the glow of this extraordinary milestone, my heart overflows with gratitude to each and every one of you who has been a part of our Leading Ladies community. In particular, I’d like to applaud all of the self-professed introverted women who conquered their biggest fears, only to discover the wealth of community waiting for them on the other side of those fears. BRAVO!

Together, we’ve shared connections, unforgettable experiences, and incredible transformations. What’s more, we’ve grown our businesses and closed big dollars!!

I just have to send a massive shout-out to Nicole Myles Brook! She’s been an absolute rockstar and an amazing friend throughout this journey. From the moment we met, to co-creating the renowned Leading Ladies Wing Woman program, Nicole’s unwavering passion, support, and hard work have been a constant source of encouragement for me. They say you should surround yourself with people who lift you up, and Nicole brings this in spades every day.


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



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.

LEARN MORE: book a quick 10-min call.


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

  1. Thursday, February 29th, 2024 – Downtown Halifax
  2. Thursday, May 16th, 2024 – Mahone Bay
  3. Thursday, June 20th, 2024 – Downtown Halifax
  4. Thursday, September 19th, 2024 – Downtown Halifax
  5. Thursday, October 17th, 2024 – Mahone Bay
  6. Thursday, November 21st, 2024 – Downtown Halifax


Our Fabulous Sponsors & Partners:

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.

Let’s show some love to our Fabulous Sponsors & Partners:


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 at our 50th event in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia:

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!

Thank you again 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. & Tribeca Bistro & Bar 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