WESOS is a dynamic networking group that supports each and every woman in developing her network and her business. The WESOS Leadership Team is a guardian of the WESOS culture and facilitates an environment in which we support each other, share resources and authentic relationships grow.

WESOS womens networking founder Jean LaVallie
Jean LaVallie WESOS Founder and CEO

Jean LaVallie

Chief Executive Officer/Founder

I created WESOS as a place that I felt comfortable networking and now I’m thrilled that thousands of women feel the same way!

In 2010, WESOS was a little meetup with about 40 members and was a group of women that made me feel safe, and helped build my entrepreneurial confidence. I felt supported by the other women in the group.

Unfortunately, after about three or four meetings, (2010-2012) the group was going to fold and the online platform that hosted the group sent an email asking its members if they wanted to take over as the organizer of the group. I clicked on the link in the email to get more information about the position. The link then took me to a page that said “Congratulations! You are the new organizer for Women Entrepreneurs Secrets of Success!”

WESOS has grown organically and through the group women are gaining skills, confidence and lasting relationships. These women are then motivated to turn around and help the next women in line. No matter where you are at in your business, there is always the potential to go to the next level, to help the next person, and give back to the world all the beautiful gifts that you have been given. “The western women will save the world” is the quote from the Dalai Lama that keeps us on track at WESOS.

Through collaboration, not competition; through relationship building and not simply transactions, we can have a better, less stressful way of doing business – and still find success! Collaboration is the only way that women will ever break through and destroy that glass ceiling. By seeing each other strengths, beauty and compassion, we can change the world.

Management Team

We are dedicated to the day-to-day responsibility of bringing value to the WESOS Network members by managing and maintaining key business functions, developing new programs and supporting the growing community.

Jen Hall

Jen
Hall

 Marketing Manager

Dawn
Huddleston

Operations Manager

Susan Hayse

Susan
Hayse

Web Manager

Chapter Leadership Team

WESOS womens networking member Missy Juarez

Aurora

Missy Juarez

Primerica

Missy is a founding sister and a lifetime member of WESOS.

Mystery Woman

Aurora Co-Leader

Could this be you?

.

Andrea Trovato

Cape Coral

Andrea Trovato

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Andrea is a lifetime member of WESOS.

Jean LaVallie is the founder of the WESOS womens networking group.

Chicago

Jean LaVallie

WESOS Network

Jean is the founder of WESOS.

Mystery Woman

Crystal Lake

Could this be you?

phyllis benstein

Denver

Phyllis Marlene Benstein

TranSPAmation/Monat

Phyllis is a lifetime member of WESOS.

Kathy Kessenich is a member of WESOS womens networking group.

Evanston

Kathy Kessenich

Massage Therapist

Kathy is a founding sister and a lifetime member of WESOS. Kathy leads Evanston Chapter with Judy Sachs.

Judy Sachs

Evanston

Judy Sachs

Alphay

Judy is a founding sister and a lifetime member of WESOS. Judy leads the Evanston Chapter with Kathy Kessenich.

Sharon Newman

Frankfort

Sharon Newman

The Right Choice Home Care

Sharon Phyllis is a lifetime member of WESOS

Tracey Pirozzi

Fort Myers

Tracey Pirozzi

Pirozzi Organization Development Solutions, LLC

Tracey is a lifetime member of WESOS and a Regional Director.

Jen Hall

Geneva

Jen Hall

Jen Hall Aromatherapy

Jen is a lifetime member of WESOS and a Regional Director.

Cindy Shroba

Morris

Cindy Shroba

Open Eye Communications & Tower Road Microgreens

Cindy is a lifetime member of WESOS.

Els Bunkens Chapter Leader Naples FL

Naples

Els Bunkens

Edward Jones

Els is a lifetime member of WESOS.

Alison Ver Halen is a member of WESOS Women's Networking Group and our Oak Park Chapter leader.

Oak Park

Alison Ver Halen

Alison Ver Halen Marketing

Alison is a lifetime member of WESOS.

Cindy Sellentin

Orland Park

Cindy Sellentin

Closets, Life & Style

Cindy is a founding sister and a lifetime member of WESOS.

Mystery Woman

Park Ridge


Could this be you?

Francesca Vanderwall is a member of WESOS Women's Networking Group.

Plainfield

Francesca Vanderwall

Edward Jones

Francesca is a lifetime member of WESOS and a Regional Director.

Phyllis Gutierrez

Plainfield

Phyllis Gutierrez

Town Center Insurance

Phyllis is a founding sister and a lifetime member of WESOS.

Portland

Clarissa Ashley

C. Ashley Consulting

Clarissa is a lifetime member of WESOS.

WESOS womens networking member Kimberley Montesinos

Schaumburg

Kimberly Montesinos

Crystal Klear Cleaning

Kimberly is a founding sister and a lifetime member of WESOS.

Jen Mendoza

South Aurora

Jen Mendoza

Multi Print and Digital

Jen is a lifetime member of WESOS.

Ellen Cleary

Naperville

Ellen Cleary

Advancing Global EDU

Ellen is a founding sister and a lifetime member of WESOS.

Mary Wu

Virtual

Mary Wu

Social Media Consultant

Mary is a founding sister and a lifetime member of WESOS.

Mystery Woman

Could this be you?

Yorkville

Lynn Stacy-Smith

Love, Laugh, Woof, LLC

Lynn is a founding sister and lifetime member of WESOS.