August is jam-packed with live and virtual events that are designed to support you in getting your message heard like never before and in getting you plugged into our global community of women causing serious transformation in over 120 countries on 6 continents – to connect, collaborate, mastermind and grow your business.


Our LIVE TweetChats are scheduled on EVERY TUESDAY @ 4pm PT

Our MEMBER CALLS are scheduled on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month at 9am & 6pm PT

We hope these set times make it easier for as many of you around the world to join us.

All registration links can be found in your WSA Event Calendar in your Members Area



Have You Attended Your WSA Associate Member Welcome Call?

To kick off your membership, we’d like to invite you to attend your Associate Member Welcome Call. On this interactive call, we will:

  • Share the story behind WSA, the deeper meaning  behind what we do and how it’s relevant to you
  • Explain how you can maximize your membership so that WSA can help you GROW your visibility, EXPAND your booking prospects and INCREASE your bottom line AND plug you into a global organization of women in 120 countries on 6 continents
  • Give you a chance to connect and collaborate with your sister WSA members
  • Get your questions answered by WSA Founders Liora Mendeloff & Gail Watson

(NOTE: If you’re an existing Associate Member and have not yet attended Your Welcome Call, we invite you to join us too!)

Visit your WSA Events Calendar in Your Members Area To Reserve Your Spot For Your Associate Member Welcome Call Or Click Below on one of the call dates:

Wednesday, Aug 14th @ 6:00pm PT / 9:00pm ET

Wednesday, Aug 28th @ 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET



Please Visit your WSA Events Calendar In Your Members Area To Reserve Your Spot On:

Your Premier Member Networking & Collaboration Call
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET (30 min)

On this highly interactive 30-minute networking call, you will have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with your sister WSA Founding Premier Members.

Your Premier Member Virtual Roundtable
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
6:00pm PT / 9:00pm ET (1 hour)

Topic:  Turning Your Existing Content Into Your Next Product and Profit!

Meet Our Conversation Starter:

Karyn Pettigrew

Karyn Pettigrew
Award-Winning Intuitive Business Consultant, Author, Speaker & Teacher
Chicago, IL USA

Karyn Pettigrew is an award winning intuitive business and professional consultant, author, motivational speaker, and teacher. Her firm, Beyond Blind Spots™,  is pioneering the Intuitive Alignment Method™; a method that readily and successfully combines intuition and traditional business principles. 

For over 12 years, Ms. Pettigrew has led organizations such as Peoples Energy, the Illinois State Lottery, and Quaker Oats through myriad marketing, communication and corporate strategy initiatives. Her work has included: integrated strategic marketing; brand and new product management; organizational strategy; advertising and media coordination; product promotion; event coordination; crisis management and execution; and research planning, development and execution. Ms. Pettigrew’s management experience includes, leading small (2-4 person) and large (20+) staff teams; managing budgets of over $22 million; directing and managing multiple external partnerships such as media, graphics, advertising, public relations and research.

Ms. Pettigrew received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wellesley College and her Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard University. She was named a 2007-8 Growth Guru by the Women’s Leadership Exchange and sits on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners; from which she received the President’s Award in 2007. She has been facilitating courses and offering motivational presentations on change management/ transformation, creative manifestation, personal leadership and work/life balance for the past several years. Ms. Pettigrew currently sees clients for private consultations and corporate consulting. She facilitates workshops based on material from her books, I Quit and Choose Work That Aligns With My Soul and The Invitation — The secret to creating your best life.

What’s a Virtual Roundtable?

A Virtual Roundtable is exclusive for WSA Founding Premier Members. This is your place to connect with other WSA members and dialogue around the hottest topics as defined by YOU, our Founding Premier Members. During this highly interactive call, you will engage in conversation around our selected topic and get a chance to glean wisdom and insights from our “Conversation Starter” and one another. We believe that each participant has something of value to contribute and ask you to show up ready to give and receive in an atmosphere of support and inspiration.


WSA Live Meet-Up are primarily member-driven events in your local area. Premier Members are invited to host a meet-up in their local area, which WSA will support promoting. All WSA Members are invited to attend any meet-up for free as part of their membership.


Date:  Thursday August 22nd, 2013
Time: 4-6pm
Hilton Melbourne, South Wharf
Melbourne, Australia

Questions?  Send email to

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Every Tuesday @ 4pm PT / 7pm ET

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Check Your WSA Event Calendar in your Members Area for more information on weekly topics and guests.

TOPIC:  How to Be a Brand in Demand
GUEST: Melissa Emerson @smallbizlady
HOST: Melanie Benson Strick  @melcoach
CO-HOST: Tracey Ehman @partnerinbiz

TOPIC:  Five Ways to Spin Your Content for Maximum Visibility
GUEST: Denise Wakeman @DeniseWakeman
HOST: Melanie Benson Strick  @melcoach

TOPIC: Book Writing Secrets – Increase Your Profits, Become THE Expert and Create Opportunities to Explode Your Business
GUEST: Michelle Prince @inspiremotivate
HOST: Melanie Benson Strick  @melcoach
CO-HOST:  Tracey Ehman @partnerinbiz


TOPIC: Create your own podcast for free using content you already have
GUEST: Heather Porter @mybizhostess 
HOST: Melanie Benson Strick
CO-HOST: Tracey Ehman  @partnerinbiz