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Please join us at our next meeting
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

On The Border

Mexican Grill & Cantina
4855 Belt Line Rd.
Dallas, TX 75254

(Just west of Dallas North Tollway in Addison) (map)

6:00 PM
Registration, New Member Orientation, Order Dinner, and Social Time

6:30 PM
Meeting Start Time

Meeting Highlights:
Featured Presenter, Member Spotlight, WOVI Moments, MentoRing™ Exercise, and a chance to spend time with some wonderful women!


Mary Ellis


Mary Ellis


Mary Ellis is a US Navy veteran, registered nurse, WIDOW mother, grandmother, business owner, firearms instructor and Realtor. 

She has lived in Sherman, Texas, since 1976, is also active in Toastmasters, and is an avid traveler and reader. 


Our NEW Location:
On The Border
Mexican Grill & Cantina

4855 Belt line Rd.
Dallas, TX 75254


  • 6:00 pm New Member Orientation
  • 6:00 pm Check In / Social Time / Order Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Meeting Start Time

Member Spotlight:

Be inspired by the latest Member Spotlight. Each month, we allow one of our fabulous members the opportunity to share something special about themselves. It’s a great way to get to know them better and be inspired by their wisdom and experience. We always look forward to seeing them truly shine in the Member Spotlight! 

Special Meals / Dietary Restrictions:

Since you place your menu selections upon arrival, you can indicate any special requests at that time.  On The Border offers gluten-free and vegetarian menus.

New Member Orientation:

To learn more about WOVI and the value of membership, attend the Member and Mentor Orientation prior to the meeting. If you plan to attend the orientation, please let us know when you RSVP by indicating “YES” that you are also attending the orientation!

Meeting Sponsors:

Are you interested in promoting your business to WOVI women? Please consider being a meeting sponsor. Contact Janet Wilemon at jlwilemon@sbcglobal.net or 214-537-2406 for details. 

Door Prizes:

Did you know that there are door prizes given away at each meeting. Members are invited to bring a door prize for others to enjoy!

The Dream Bowl & WOVI Moments:

Every meeting includes an opportunity to share WOVI Moments, your accomplishments and Mentor-to-Mentee Moments. This is your chance to thank your mentor, appreciate your mentee, share a recent success or accomplishment, also known as “bragging rights or shining star moments,” or to share an experience you have had because you are a member of WOVI. Members and guests alike are encouraged to participate.

Member-to-Member Table:

At every meeting a member-to-member table is available for you to share your brochures, business cards, special community events, a book you’ve authored or on occasion your art or crafts. Make the most of this option so that everyone gets to know each other and your unique interests better.

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NEW Meeting Costs:

  • WOVI Members Price – $5
  • Guests – $15
  • Meals are available for purchase
  • Payable by credit card, check or cash at the door, or PayPal in advance.
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Cancelations / No-Shows:

Please let us know if you cannot attend by Wednesday evening, the day before the meeting, if at all possible. This helps us to better plan and prepare the meeting room and coordinate with our location team. Payments made ahead of time will accrue to the next meeting you attend.

North Dallas President's Letter

Welcome to August, the month that gets us back to school.

Please join us at our August meeting where we learn about “Changes – the
Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” with guest speaker Mary Ellis.  RSVP today!

The meeting location is:
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
4855 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX 75254

We will be charging a meeting fee for $5 for members/$15 for guests. Food is available for purchase from the menu.

Please join us at 6 PM for Social Time and to place your food order. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 PM.

Questions about the chapter or WOVI, Inc?  Please attend the Orientation session before the meeting.

Our Chapter continues to attract more and more women of visionary influence. It’s no surprise with the quality of our speakers and the fine leadership team we have in place. 

I am looking forward to meeting you at the August 17, 2017 meeting.

Lisa Hill
WOVI North Dallas
Chapter President

About WOVI North Dallas:

WOVI North Dallas has the distinct honor of being the original chapter of WOVI, Inc. Started in 2001, this chapter established the standards for future chapters and set the stage for the future of the organization. WOVI North Dallas has leaders! In addition to our Leadership Team listed below, three members of our chapter are on the WOVI, Inc. Board and four members are on the WOVI, Inc. Management Council.

About WOVI, Inc.:

WOVI, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers women to lead and mentor.

Our Vision:

Women empowered to make a difference in their lives, communities, and in the world.

2016-2017 Officers:


Lisa Hill 

First Vice President

Edith Chima

Second Vice President

Pauline Shirley

Vice President Finance

Vice President Member Services

Janet Wilemon

Vice President Programs

Vice President Mentoring

Danni Babik

Vice President Membership

Linda Ballesteros

Vice President Communications

Kendra DeLarge

Vice President Administration

Cynthia Lucas

WOVI North Dallas' Upcoming Meetings:

WOVI North Dallas’ Meetings Are Held The Third Thursday of Each Month.

Save The Date For These Upcoming Meetings!

  • Thursday, 8/17/2017 – Mary Ellis “Handling Life Changes”
  • Thursday, 9/21/2017 – Barbara Clayton, Speaker, Author & MindShifter
  • Thursday, 10/19/2017 – TBD


LeadersRings are held periodically. Some are via conference calls and some are live face-to-face meetings. Detailed information about the type of meeting and location of meetings will be sent via email (you may sign up to receive these announcements on the right side of this page) to all members and posted on the website.
For more information, please see the LeadersRing™ page.

What members say about WOVI!

WOVI has given me the confidence and accountability I need to pursue my dreams. Also, WOVI has given me wonderful friends.
Nancy Starr-Cassidy- WOVI Member
“The impact that WOVI has had on me since I became a member is huge. When I first became a member of WOVI, I was in the middle of some personal challenges. Going to the meetings helped me to move through these challenges by focusing on the topics that our meetings presented and stepping out of me and being of a help to someone else. I also developed deeper friendships with my already friends and cultivated new bonds of friendship with my new friends. By being in various leadership roles in our chapter, I am a better leader by just being in the presence of other leaders on the board. Learning and putting into practice leadership skills. As I stepped out of the chapter and went to the WOVI conference, I met other entrepreneurial minded women that have presented me with new and fresh ideas to increase my various streams of income. Therefore, making WOVI, an instrument of influence and of affluence.
Dr. Ann- WOVI Member
What I like about WOVI best of all is the mentoring. Being mentored by others has led me to do things I never thought of or never would have thought possible, if I had thought of them. Being involved in a nonprofit from the very beginning has helped me in so many ways. I have learned about mission and vision. I have changed my career path at the encouragement and enlightenment from my fellow WOVI members. I have created, agonized over, and learned to live with budgets! My salary has increased by 71% since becoming a member of WOVI. I have become a better encourager and delegator. I have become a leader.
Janet Wilemon- WOVI Member
WOVI has provided me with the opportunity to become more creative and to be part of a group that is genuinely interested in empowering women. It gives me a unique insight into how to empower women outside the WOVI group, and understand at a much deeper level my influence on other women in my life.
Ruth White- WOVI Member
Nervous and feeling vulnerable as I began to experience the power of the WOVI trademark Mento-Ring exercise, I received such important imformation from this educator , I was so uplifted I joined the very next meeting!
Krista Hartman- WOVI Member
When I first came to WOVI I had a book I wanted to write but thought I lacked what it took to get it done. I found WOVI women to be dynamic, accomplished, down-to-earth, supportive, and uplifting. I was impressed by the caliber of woman that was attracted to this group and that made me step up my game. The support I received from people I barely knew helped me to gain confidence in my abilities to tackle this book despite the fact that I was a fresh-out-of-the-closet writer. I started to strive for goals that I had long been afraid to attempt. In the WritersRing, we have created a safe, dynamic, supportive environment that enables writers to open their hearts and minds, hone their craft, and find and explore their true voice. It is often the first place guests and new members have read their work aloud. With the support of the WritersRing, I forged ahead with my book and it will be out in May 2014. The title is The Global Red Circle – Standing in Truth, Unleashing Our Most Powerful Selves. I have even retired from my business of ten years to live my dream and be a full-time writer and a build a singing and songwriting career. WOVI women are the best!
Kim Andrews- WOVI Member
WOVI has given me the confidence and accountability I need to pursue my dreams. Also, WOVI has given me wonderful friends.
Sarah Baden- WOVI Member
WOVI women are so supportive. Meetings are rich in generosity, approval and opportunity.
Valery Guignon- WOVI Member
WOVI is the one thing my energy drives toward every month – it is unique among women’s organizations.
Frances Pelley- WOVI Member
WOVI women are absolutely the most authentic, loving, supportive and fun women. I love that we have mentors for growth, support, and encouragement through new projects.
Lynda Rhodes- WOVI Member

Would you, or someone you know, like to be a sponsor or a speaker?

Sponsorship comes with the following benefits:

  • Your name and logo on our meeting newsletter
  • Your name and logo on our meeting agenda
  • Your materials available during the meeting
  • Five minutes of presentation time during the meeting
If you would like to be a Sponsor or a Speaker at WOVI North Dallas, please click the first tab above, “Meeting Details,” and fill in our “RSVP & Contact Form” and let us know!


Member sponsors $75
Non-Member sponsors $100

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