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The Women's Networking Collective was founded to empower women to connect and build authentic relationships; to grow in body, spirit and business.


We are a group of action oriented women, who crave authentic connection, and relationship building. We are here to up level our own businesses while learning from others and sharing experiences.

We do this in multiple formats. First, our monthly networking luncheons give members a chance to connect in person. Each month, members and guests have the opportunity to introduce their business, discuss recent member collaborations, announce any events their business may be hosting, and request help or service needs, if applicable. In addition, there is a featured speaker and plenty of time for mixing and mingling.

We also encourage "coffee connections" between members outside of the monthly luncheon. We believe true relationship building needs more than a monthly lunch; we not only encourage these coffees but provide gift cards to 2 lucky members each month as a fun bonus.


Finally, we host "pop up" type events and are planning on a member's Holiday party, Women's Day of Connection and much more!

At Women's Networking Collective, we are smart, savvy action takers who are ready to level up.

Comfortable in our skin, or learning to be. At many different points in our careers. Ready to connect, learn, grow, share and support one another. We know women need a tribe to thrive, and thrive we will!


Our Leadership Team


Founder, CEO

Mary Ellen Willson


Hospitality Guru

Tracy Isherwood


Speaker Liaison

Mary Klein

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Hospitality Guru

Michelle Fournier

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Book Club Leader

Lili Fiore

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Hospitality Guru

Carrie Hurd

Member Directory

Mary Ellen Willson


Leland, NC

Indigo Blooms Kitchen and Bath Design


Showroom: 147 Old Fayette Rd, Leland, NC 28451

IB Kitchen and Bath Design creates beautiful, functional kitchens and baths in the Wilmington/Leland area. From initial design plan through cabinetry selection and installation, IB K&B Design is your full service remodeling firm. 35 years of experience - up to the minute design!

Alexis Delia

Financial Advisor

Leland, NC

Tilia Fiduciary Partners


32 N. Front Street Wilmington, NC 28401

Tilia Fiduciary Partners is a full-service, independent wealth management firm serving clients nationwide. Our clientele consists of mid-to-late career professionals, small business owners, and tax-conscious retirees who appreciate the depth of expertise we bring to the management of their financial plan and investment portfolio.

Allison Padgett

Practice Manager

Leland, NC

Optimal Bio


5725 Oleander Dr Unit C1
Wilmington, NC 28403

Optimal Bio specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. We work on optimizing one's hormones in a safe and natural manner. Common symptoms of hormonal imbalance that we alleviate include fatigue, brain fog, issues with sleep, anxiety, depression, low libido, and symptoms of menopause. Hormones are the foundation of one's health so here at Optimal Bio, we don't just balance your hormones, we balance your whole body.

Amy Maltarich

Business Development Manager

Leland, NC

imageOne Uniforms and Promotions


Mailing Only: 3600 S College Rd Suite 123
Wilmington, NC 28412

ImageOne specializes in logo apparel and branded promotional items to help businesses showcase their unique individualities. I offer client and employee gifting, awards, Hi-Viz and safety apparel, personalized embroidery and silk screen printing, trade-show booth materials, personalized promotional items, employee encentives and much more. My one-on-one approach with clients helps guarentee we find just the right items to fit your company needs.

Anita Jackson


Leland, NC

Blinklux Lash


P.O Box 7677 Wilmington, NC 28405

Blinklux lash is an amazing and also afforable online cosmetics store that sales lipgloss, matte lipstick, regular and magnet lashes

Bonita Bender


Leland, NC



132 Cavalier Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403

I help individuals to get the most out of their money through a new debit rewards Mastercard offering $1 for $1 rewards, and being able to use those rewards to buy down prices in our online marketplace. In addition, you can double-dip in your current rewards card by earning their rewards and ours ($1 for $1 year 1, .50 on $1 thereafter). Lastly, there is also an opportunity to earn money yourself, or for your business or charity through various programs we have.

Carrie Hurd

Executive Assistant

Leland, NC


Carrie Smith

Founder, CEO

Leland, NC

Little Leaps


Early childhood dance education for little movers 3 months to 8 years.

Cathy Wolford

New Home Specialist

Leland, NC

Realtor for D.R. Horton


D.R. Horton is America's number 1 builder in America - closed 81,000 homes last year. We own 25% of the marketshare in Wilmington of all new construction

Deb Church


Leland, NC

Deb Church Coaching


Deb coaches clients experiencing difficult life transitions get their life back on track.

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