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A LETTER FROM OUR CHAIR

Welcome to Marketplace Women of Orange County, where we meet once a month to inspire each other as we seek to integrate our professional, personal and spiritual lives. We are working women of all capacities, from education and government to corporate and private to volunteer work and community. We benefit greatly from coming together, sometimes new business is gained, new insights are shared and almost all of the time, we leave restored and renewed.

We hope you were able to join us for our first lively gathering of the year “What’s New with You?”.  We shared about the many new things at Marketplace Women as well as newness in our professional, personal and spiritual lives.  We worked on developing our positioning statement and even had the chance to practice!  It was a great time and everyone left with business tips and a copy of Life Beautiful magazine, a must read. 

Please join us at our first Vital Connections, Day Break on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at our new venue, Scott’s Restaurant in Costa Mesa.  We will learn

The Six Most Important Factors When Meeting and Greeting in the Business Arena.

I am so excited about the things happening at Marketplace Women and to see how God is using us as we come together to honor Him first in our calling.

Warmly in Christ,

 

Nicole Ospina
Chair, Marketplace Women of Orange County

“Lord, help me to do great things as if they were small – since I do them with Your power; help me to do small things with greatness , since I do them in Your name.” adapted, Blaise Pascal


Marketplace Women exists to provide growth opportunities that empower women to have a positive, Christian influence in the marketplace.

We envision a movement of Christian women creating a growing Christian perspective in the civic and professional life of Orange County.

 

We’re glad you’re taking the time to get to know more about our organization and the way we are inspiring women to live integrated lives … professional, spiritual and personal. We are a Christian organization founded 10 years ago with a unique mission and purpose, and over a decade later, many lives have been enhanced and enriched. Below are just some of the ways positive life changes occur and how they continue to happen today.

Understanding womens’ contributions in the marketplace have drastically increased over the years, the challenge of integrating faith into their professional and personal lives has also naturally increased. Whether you’re a CEO, mid-level manager, administrator, veterinarian, lawyer, doctor, artisan, health/fitness specialist or philanthropist, the focus of Marketplace Women of Orange County is to inspire and encourage you … in all areas of your life, not just your professional life. Through relationship-building with “like-valued” women, dynamic events and inspirational speakers, “networking redefined” and social gatherings, our members share regularly how their lives are being positively impacted.

As you make new relationships and explore our programs designed for personal growth (quarterly speaker luncheons), professional growth (monthly networking) and spiritual growth (Prayer Partners), we believe you will find there is a special place for you at Marketplace Women. Because you have taken the initiative to explore Who We Are, God is obviously stirring a desire for growth … and ultimately an integration of your professional, spiritual and personal life.

We invite you to explore our organization in greater detail including our leadership team, events and programs, and our valuable members’ directory that connects you to other members and their businesses. Thank you again for visiting and we look forward to you joining us in the very near future at one of our upcoming luncheons or events.

NICOLE OSPINA, IIDA Chair


NICOLE OSPINA, IIDA
Chair

GWYN HOYT Foregoing Chair


GWYN HOYT
Foregoing Chair

KAHNI M. BIZUB, CPA, MST Treasurer


KAHNI M. BIZUB, CPA, MST
Treasurer

STEPHANIE L. SHIELDS, CFP, FIC, RICP Membership & Hospitality


STEPHANIE L. SHIELDS, CFP, FIC, RICP
Membership & Hospitality

DANICA R. GOLDEN Membership & Hospitality


DANICA R. GOLDEN
Membership & Hospitality

SANDY OLSSON Community Relations


SANDY OLSSON
Community Relations

NANCY GUNTHER Communications


NANCY GUNTHER
Communications

TRINA FLEMING, MBA Communications


TRINA FLEMING, MBA
Communications

THERESA THOMAS Sponsorships


THERESA THOMAS
Sponsorships

JULIA WALDEN Prayer


JULIA WALDEN
Prayer