A letter from the Founder of Avanti Women, Dina Barazza

Posted by Avanti Women Nov 30, 2017

Dear Avanti Women Members,

Life moves ever faster. It‰Ûªs wonderful when we chart our own journey!

As we ramp up our planning and goal setting for 2018, I reflect with gratitude on the many great accomplishments and connections we made in 2017.

Please join me in thanking all the volunteers who dedicated their time and resources to make Avanti Women networking, mentoring and learning events the empowering tools on our path.

Special thanks to our Partners, Core Management Team, Regional Managers and Advisory Council for their thought leadership and inspiration.

Last year was a year of growth, with several more women joining our movement. I‰Ûªm especially proud to share that our membership continues to flourish. We are achieving our goal to move women forward with resources that empower personal and professional development.  We continue to work with new sponsors and amazing guest speakers that support our mission.   

And 2018 promises further growth and development. Stay tuned for some exciting news in the New Year!

As we look forward to 2018, I share a few highlights from 2017:

‰Û¢ 15 webinars, online and in person workshops where we hosted Vision Parties, Paint Nights and Digital Workshops

‰Û¢ Networking in the 6ix with Centennial College on April 1

‰Û¢ Sex in the City of York in November had an amazing turn out

Take advantage of our many webinars in December to celebrate ‰Û÷Giving Forward‰Ûª


As we start setting goals for another wonderful year, I wish you many successes. Looking ahead, I have already coined my word for 2018: Resiliency.  What will be yours?

Well wishes

Dina Barazza


My word of the year for 2017 is ‰Û÷happy‰Ûª! I am happy that Avanti Women is growing and serving its members with great resources & development, happy that I moved to country, and happy that the Riverside Retreat I now call home will be open for Avanti Women events in 2018. Stay tuned for more details.

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