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Marin Women at Work

Our Mission

To create a community of successful business women; through networking, connections & referrals!

At MWAW we take networking and connecting seriously. We have established businesses and businesses just getting started, shop owners and solopreneurs, mental health and fitness, coaches, lawyers, financial advisors... all are welcome. We are SOCIAL-we connect through luncheons and collaborative events, we are ACTIVE-we gather for hikes and golf, and we WE CARE-many of our members have/and or support non-profits !

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Welcome to our Marin Women at Work site,

a networking & direct referral group for women in business.

Benefits of joining our groups:

Meeting fabulous talented driven women!
Monthly networking luncheons 12-1:00pm
(held either the second Tuesday or second Wednesday, rotating to accommodate member schedules) Zoom call
Twice a month accountability group meetings
(hosted by time management coach Ulrika Brattemark) Zoom call
Monthly Happy Hour Collaborative Social 4-5pm
(the last Wednesday of the month where we connect with another networking group) Zoom call
Private Facebook Group
Twice a month Mastermind Group w/Laurie Zerga /Marin SBDC  
Second and fourth Thursday 8:30-9:30am
Quarterly New Member Intros 9:00-9:30am
A great way to connect & build relationships with new members from SWAW & MWAW
Social Activities: Golf/Hiking & Fun!
When we can meet again: Safe Social Distance Gatherings: small groups, outside, masks worn

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MWAW members support each other: Big shout out to MWAW member Letitia Hanke and her crew at ARS Roofing. They did a great job on removing my old roof and installing a new one -- the team was a pleasure to work with and it's great to support members in our group! And a lifetime warranty on the roof... feels great!

Jayne Brodie/Independent Rep Consultant

Join our Tribe

Whether you have been in business for years or are just starting out, if you are an empty nester or ending a corporate career; we invite you to join Marin or Sonoma Women at Work. We are a community of  professional women that work together to build each other up to educate to share and most of all live life to its fullest. Life is too short not to have fun along the way!

We hike together.
We support non-profit events, together.

We network together.

MWAW is adding sponsors, please welcome:

To become a sponsor contact

Karen at

MWAW member listing $150/Sponsor $500/year

Books to purchase

Always looking to grow, improve and learn! These books deliver.  Click on the book to purchase.

Please excuse our affiliate links, its the best way we have found  so far to share our favorite products and books with you

It is no surprise that I like this book, its like you are reading something your girlfriend wrote to you. If you are starting a business or feeling stuck or even a little insecure about your path, this is a must read. As business owners its easy to feel alone on your journey, Carrie will help you get to the next step.
Just started this book and I am already enjoying it immensely. Well written, instructive, providing useful tools for success. Everyone with goals can learn from Ray's success. Its a little intimidating as this guy is so smart and quite honestly I did not understand all of it, but Principles will help you level up.
I love this book! Jessica Butts writing style is direct, bold, honest; she allows for no excuses in making changes in your life. Even if you know your Meyers-Briggs Personality Type (or especially if you do) this is a must read
This is not a new read (published in 2011) but I love this woman and anything she writes. And this is book is different in that it helps you look outside the norm, to take a difficult situation and make it work for you. Think outside the box!

MWAW Member Review: We love this group of innovative and supportive Entrepreneurs. We have been members for 2 years and over that time developed strong relationships with women who have become mentors, clients and friends. Karen keeps the group focused yet casual...we are all encouraged to participate and be part of this amazing group of women. I encourage anyone looking to develop not only their business but themselves to attend a couple meetings so you can learn for yourself.  Molly & Deanna/Legacy Concierge Service

MWAW Podcasts can be found on all formats under the title (or click on the W below):

"Women at Work, Life Happens"

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About me:

I am a single mom of a 23 year old, 2 rescue dogs, I currently live in Sonoma, I love fashion, I am an avid reader and I love everything outdoors.

Over the years I have had many careers from hostess at a popular Mexican Restaurant (oh the musicians that came through there), sales and marketing and owned a women's clothing store.

I founded MWAW 5 years ago as I have always loved working with and supporting women, I always wanted a business tribe before I really even used that word.

We have many fabulous networking groups in Marin but I wanted (needed) a group that connected on another level. I want to be serious about building businesses and offering support but I want to enjoy our time together. No boring meetings! I am a hugger (when we can) I am passionate about making and keeping connections, and I am driven for success. If that sounds like something you would be interested in, join us and share your stories with us. 


Karen Kilian

Positive Quote:

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn

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Small Business Development Center

This program is available in many cities in the US and is a great resource for small business. Mostly free but if there is a charge its minimal compared to for profit support. Check out our local chapter Marin SBDC: 

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Marin Women at Work

Marin Women at Work is a networking group throughout the North San Francisco Bay Area, including Marin and Sonoma Counties. We encourage and support one another through networking, connection and referrals.

Marin Women At Work EST. 2014