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Home Builders of Ottawa Women Leaders

Welcome to HOWL, where empowerment meets community!

Join us in celebrating the strength, resilience, and leadership of women in the Ottawa homebuilding industry. Through a series of engaging events, workshops, and networking opportunities, HOWL aims to foster collaboration, inspire innovation, and elevate women's voices in the traditionally male-dominated field of homebuilding. Come be a part of our dynamic HOWL community!


HOWL x The Honest Talk

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024 we welcomed over 250 guests at St. Elias Banquet Centre. It was an evening dedicated to fostering connections, celebrating achievements, and embracing the power that lies within each woman. HOWL featured engaging discussions, motivational speakers, and networking opportunities to uplift, inspire, and propel you forward.
GOHBA was thrilled to add Ottawa’s Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng to this HOWL event. Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng started off the evening inspiring us all with his leadership and motivation.
We also welcomed ‘The Honest Talk’ to our stage. Hosted by respected entrepreneurs and leaders Jennifer Stewart and Catherine Clark, The Honest Talk provided authentic, transparent, engaging conversations that help inform and inspire women in their journeys.

Thank you to our incredible panel of speakers for sharing their inspiring stories and insights: Tanya Buckley (Cardel Homes), Simran Kochar (Stone Design Concepts), Lianna Mackie (Mackie Homes), and Linda Oliveri Blanchard (Enercare).

HOWL - She Speaks Power

HOWL "She Speaks Power" , presented by Renfroe Land Management, was an inspiring event that took place on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, celebrating empowered women's voices and their impact in leadership, inclusion, and "girl power".

That evening we had the pleasure of listening to the empowering stories of:

Solange Tuyishime - President and CEO of Elevate International, an organization dedicated to advancing women’s leadership and economic empowerment.

Karen Brownrigg - iHR Founder, Certified Executive Coach, Certified Human Resources Expert, Business Advisor. Recognized as a solutions oriented and strategic leader with two decades of HR experience working in diverse industries.

Jenny Chen - Senior Advisor of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for BMO Wealth Management. Businesswoman, Disruptor, Change maker, North American Transformational Leader.

HOWL - Inaugural Event

You can tell who the strong women are; They’re the ones building each other up. HOWL was pleased to hold its very first event on Thursday, April 20, 2023. Our goal was to provide women leaders in the residential construction industry with a safe space to encourage leadership, support one another, learn new skills, and gain information to achieve success with our guest speaker Cathy Priestman.

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