Formed in 1996, the Women’s Franchise Network (WFN) is dedicated to inspiring and encouraging women in franchising by creating a network of business professionals dedicated to strengthening the success of women in franchising. The WFN has created a number of programs and resources in order to achieve this goal, ranging from “how to” guides and conferences to local networking chapters.
MISSION: The mission of the Women’s Franchise Network is to promote women’s participation in franchising by providing international networking opportunities for the exchange of ideas, resources, and experiences.
VISION: The Women’s Franchise Network is committed to providing resources for women seeking career growth opportunities in franchising.
2017 WFN SCHEDULE
Come join our group of successful, like-minded women!
Our events are a great way to make lasting connections with other women involved in franchising. Our events promote collaboration, relevant education, shared knowledge and best practices, and networking in a master mind setting. Plus, since all WFN chapters are affiliated with the International Franchise Association, you will receive 50 CFE credits for your attendance at all of our events.
Our monthly luncheons will always have two educational presentations with networking in between. Our quarterly events will feature a different panel of experts based on the educational topic of discussion and networking before and after.
December 12, 2017 – Monthly Luncheon
Where: Hacienda Colorado, 4100 E Mexico Ave, Denver, CO 80222
Please bring one tip, idea or approach to a problem that was successful for you in 2017 to share with the group. We can learn from each other and multiply our successes in the coming year. We’ll also have an optional gift exchange (-$10 max).
Support Dress for Success Denver and win a complimentary registration to the IFA’s Leadership Conference!*
WFN is teaming up with Dress for Success to help disadvantaged women by providing professional attire. If you have jewelry, purses, or other items in your closet that you’re not in love with anymore, please bring them with you to the upcoming WFN Breakfast meeting. If you can’t make it to the meeting but you would still like to donate, please contact Malvina Messler (435-602-0892 email@example.com) to arrange pickup.
*Please mark your boxes with a number of items they contain. The person who donates most items, will win a complimentary registration to the IFA’s Leadership Conference. Must be fully registered for the IFA Annual Convention to redeem the ticket to 1 Day Leadership Conference that takes place a day before the Convention.
*This page will be updated with the specific times and locations of each event. Separate email correspondence will also be sent on a monthly basis.
Meet Our Board
2017 WFN Denver Board:
Malvina Messler, Co-Chair
P: 435.602.0892 E: Malvina.Messler@gmail.com
As one of the Founders of Payroll Vault Franchising, Malvina helped set the company’s strategic direction. Her primary focus was overseeing and supporting their nationwide network of franchise offices through the development of tools, systematic sales processes, and business strategies to help them successfully grow their businesses and the Payroll Vault brand. As a WFN Denver Chair this year, she will be setting our organization’s tone through effective leadership and collaboration, inviting successful partnerships for all of our current and future members.
Ginger Jones, Co-Chair
P: 720.933.6786 . E: Ginger@webpunch12.com
Ginger is the reason that the WFN Denver Chapter is the largest local networking group in the nation! She was an integral part of getting our chapter up and running again several years ago after the original group petered out, serving as Chair for a few years, stepping back to allow others to lead. Now, we are excited to have her back as Co-Chair! As the co-founder of WebPunch, a full-service online reputation company, Ginger specializes in making companies in franchising shine and knocking out their competition. Ginger brings her years of expertise to the table and is an integral part of our brand and our group past, present, and future.
MONTHLY EVENT DIRECTORS
Cheryl Chiasson, Monthly Event Director
P: 303.346.5363 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
As the President and Founder of Commercial Lending Source, Cheryl is able to connect businesses of all types with funding structured to the particular qualities and needs of the business. Cheryl is also a Certified Franchise Broker with Franchise Connexion and is also heavily involved with the world’s first ever franchise incubator, My Franchise Hub right here in Greenwood Village, CO. Cheryl is also a franchise owner of Instant Imprints-South Denver. With her well-rounded experience within the world of franchising, Cheryl brings a wealth of knowledge to our 2017 WFN Denver Board as a Monthly Event Coordinator – making sure all of our monthly events are a success!
Anne Schuller, Monthly Event Director
P: 303.910.4698 E: Anne@tworlddenver.com
Anne is a licensed Business Broker and Certified Franchise Consultant with Transworld Business Advisors. As a business broker and franchise consultant, she works with entrepreneurs to help them realize their dream of business ownership-matching them up with the right opportunity for their needs. Anne is also a relatively new franchise owner of the LODO location of PostNet. With her years of experience working within franchising, Anne will be an integral member of this year’s board.
QUARTERLY EVENT DIRECTORS
Emily Larson, Quarterly Event Director
P: 303.376.6113 E: ELarson@OfficeEvolution.com
As the Vice President of Development for Office Evolution, Emily oversees the expansion of the brand through franchise growth and company-owned opportunities. Her primary focus is location acquisition through strategic real estate evaluation, site selection, market penetration planning, and location design and development. As a Quarterly Event Coordinator, she will ensure that all of our quarterly evening event’s go off without a hitch.
Megan Sheehan, Quarterly Event Director
P: E: email@example.com
As an Small Business Administration (SBA) Banker at First National Denver, Megan brings her years of expertise not only originating small business loans, but her passion for out reach and education here locally and around the world. Megan has provided her services countless time through volunteer work in Central America, Brazil, and Denver and is proficient in Spanish. She also knows enough Portuguese to get around and is fluent in English. Megan brings her wealth of knowledge and education to our 2017 WFN Denver Board and our quarterly events.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS (DFS) LIAISON
Megan Martell, Dress For Success Liaison
P: 303.547.8018 E: Megan@drivenlocal.com
As the Senior Vice President and Partner of Driven Local, responsible for their national brands, Megan is a forward thinking executive with high-impact training development and delivery skills, used to elevate the company’s sales goals across the nation. She is a tech-saavy innovator and manager skilled in supervision, customer relations, account management, problem resolution, and new business development. As the Dress For Success Liaison, Megan will utilize her many skills to develop an effective partnership between the WFN and DFS organizations.
INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION (IFA) LIAISON
Ragan Neblett, IFA Liaison
P: 720.880.5872 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Manager of Training and Development at Delta Development Group, Inc., Ragan oversees the job management software for the corporate office, corporate store, and franchise locations and is responsible for new franchisee training program as well as on-going support and training. Ragan is also a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and has participated in their mentor-ship program. She has also attended numerous IFA events and understands the benefits of membership for franchisors, franchisees, and vendors.
MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR
Janine Low, Marketing & Public Relations Director
P: 866.800.1262 E: Janine@madhattermep.com
Janine has nine years experience in the franchisor realm and was the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for AvenueWest Global Franchise through June 2017 and now owns her own marketing and event planning company, Mad Hatter Marketing & Event Planning LLC. At AWGF, she was responsible for the development and retention of the brand and managed the national marketing including social media, email marketing, blogs, website content, SEO, etc. By utilizing her brand and marketing expertise, and in collaboration with the rest of the board, Janine will drive more engagement for all current and future members and will create a new brand for the WFN – Denver Chapter.