2017-2018 President

Diana Fairbanks

Diana Fairbanks
WEC President

The mission of WEC is on the header of our website – and that’s where I want to begin – again - at the beginning.  Who is WEC?

What WEC means to me is that I have a group of girlfriends that I can count on.  I can go to them for business advice, life advice, and when I need someone, I think “Who do I know in WEC that would know or who knows someone that can help me?”  We all want to do business with people we know and trust.  In order to do that, I have to get to know you. 

My theme this year is “Getting to Know You”.  I want to be able to say at the end of this year, that I know each and every member very well.  I want know what they do for business, what kind of customer is ideal for their business and a good picture of their personal life as well – family, hobbies, interests & passions.   My mission is for each member to be able to say the same thing.  Some of you are long standing members and you’ve know each other for years – we want to learn from your experience and get to know you too.  Newer members are looking to grow their circle and get to know us.

Achieving this goal means three things; one, actively participating in the group (everyone can always use some help somewhere), two, seeking out new members and those you don’t know as well and spending sometime in conversation with them and three, invite like minded women to join us. 

Getting to know you

Getting to know all about you

Getting to like you

Getting to hope you like me

Getting to know you

Putting it my way

But nicely

You are precisely

My cup of tea

Getting to know you 
Getting to feel free and easy

When I am with you

Getting to know what to say

Haven't you noticed

Suddenly I'm bright and breezy?

Because of all the beautiful and new

Things I'm learning about you- Day by day

WEC 2017-2018 Officers


Diana Fairbanks


Past President:

Chadia Ghanem


President Elect:

Nathalie Sloane 

VP Membership:

Michelle Anderson


VP Finance:

Deborah Dempsey 


VP Internal Involvement:

Cheryl Freniere


VP Corporate Records:

Carolyn Zaumeyer


VP Communications:

Karen Dudden-Blake


VP Community Involvement:

Kathleen Ryan

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August Luncheon Presents Cyber Crime Prevention

David Bennett is the president of Connections for Business, which specializes in being the IT Department for businesses in South Florida. Serving his clients since the age of 12, David literally grew up in the IT industry. For the past three decades, David has tirelessly pursued his passion of helping firms implement their computer networks. His driving force is to increase his client’s profits by reducing their headaches, through the implementation of reliable networks at an extremely affordable cost. Having worked in almost every position at Connections for Business, David has built an organization that mirrors his own passion for client service.

David is in an elite group – a native Floridian. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Barry University while simultaneously managing the Engineering Department of Connections for Business. He took over as President of the firm in 2003 and has the primary responsibility for sales and finance within the company.

Are YOU a Cyber Crime Target? 

No doubt, you have been hearing a lot of buzz about "Cyber Security". Cyber Crime is the fastest growing and costliest criminal activity on the planet! The revenue from Cyber Crime eclipses even the drug trade. Join Connections for an engaging and sometimes scary exploration of the world of Cyber Crime.

Best of all, it's in Plain English with No Geekspeak!

During this workshop you’ll discover:

  • What is Cyber Crime? 
  • Why Cyber Criminals attack and how they pick their targets?
  • Why you and your business are targets for Cyber criminals?
  • What Cyber Crime is costing you?
  • Simple steps to protect your personal identity, credit and money.

You’ll also receive an Action Guide with practical tips to help secure your business.

Christy Sjoblom

Member Highlight

Financial Advisor, Twenty-First Century Financial Group, Inc.  

As an independent financial advisor, I offer my clients unbiased investment advice focused on goal-based investing strategies that recognize the importance of minimizing taxes.   Prior to joining Twenty-First Century Financial Group in 2007, I spent over 12 years developing and marketing international education programs for higher education institutions. My work with college students led me to believe that we need to expose our children to financial education earlier and more often!  This has led me to develop an innovative new model of financial planning for young adults offered on a subscription basis.  This new model makes financial planning accessible to everyone!  http://www.tfcfg.com 

I have been a proud member of WEC since 2010 and served on the board for several years.  I am also a member of the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club, the Virginia Cavalier Club of South Florida, the Lauderdale Harbors Improvement Association, the Cambridge Women's Advisor Network, and I serve as the Adopt a Class Coordinator for Harbordale Elementary School. 



From a master of the historical novel, Empress Orchid sweeps readers into the heart of the Forbidden City to tell the fascinating story of a young concubine who becomes China’s last empress. Min introduces the beautiful Tzu Hsi, known as Orchid, and weaves an epic of a country girl who seized power through seduction, murder, and endless intrigue. When China is threatened by enemies, she alone seems capable of holding the country together.

AUGUST 28TH  6:30-9:30
1446 Jackson St
Hollywood FL 33020

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Please bring: appetizers, wine, or dessert.



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11:30am August Luncheon Presents Cyber Crime Prevention
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