Comprised of senior executives and leading entrepreneurs, our Advisory Board convenes distinguished individuals united by their passion for improving the lives of women and young women worldwide. They provide counsel on business needs, relevant research, and practical applications in our leader and future leaders leadership programs. A source of continuous inspiration and reflection, the Advisory Board is an integral part of the global governance structure of Expanded Woman Leadership Development.
Rev. Nancy Woods is an ordained minister, who brings to her church her experience as a registered nurse, business woman and spiritual counselor. She successfully managed several network marketing businesses and has an exceptional ability to work with people.
She recently completed a 40 year career as a nurse. As a caring emergency room nurse, she provided both physical and emotional comfort in her work. In recent years, she worked with teenagers in her role as a school nurse, and has changed the lives of countless young people by acting both as healer and counselor
She has also headed up the youth ministry and is the Assistant Minister at the Granada Hills Center for Spiritual Living in California, where she established a successful practitioner practice for more than 30 years. Woods has served in many capacities at the Center, including several committee chairmanships and member of the Granada Hills Center’s Board of Trustees. She established the Visioning Board for the church, and often participates as speaker, meeting facilitator, workshop leader, class teacher, practitioner, and spiritual counselor. She is currently teaching a class titled Beyond Limits, presenting principles that help her students expand into a greater and more fulfilling life.
She has received numerous awards for her selfless service, including the Northridge/Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce Life Saver Award, and the Religious Science International Lay Person of the Year.
Woods is a graduate of Hunter College of the City of New York with a Masters in Community Health Education, and holds a Masters in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She also has a school nurse credential from California State University Northridge.
Judy K. Martene
Judy K. Martene (pronounced like the drink, Martini) is Intuitive Counsellor-Spiritual Advisor, Founder and CEO of Women Living Well™
She is empathetic, a visionary, energetic, expansive, passionate and a “no bullshit” facilitator. Her life has been rough, tragic, traumatic, abusive, has come back from the dead, poverty, dramatic, amazing and incredibly wonderful!
Many life lessons from the “University of Hard Knocks”, have shaped and inspired her passions to realize and live her true potential.
For over 40 years she has built successful companies with Entrepreneurship, Women and the Health and Wellness Industry .
Her passion is to inspire, teach, connect, and support others. She has been called a visionary leader, who works from the heart, a catalyst for change and her teaching, support and inspiration has been received all around the world, touching thousands.
She is not afraid to take risks and her life is an exemplary example of this.
Professional Speaking, Film and Television helps her reach thousands with the message, “Anything is possible. Everything is possible.”
Judy Martene exudes this belief, practices it daily and shares that positive attitude with anyone who meets her.
She believes and is active in supporting various community organizations as Judy always put forth a positive, inspiring and passionate example for others.
Some Contributions to Community
B.I.A. Committee Member (Business Improvement Area)
Board of Directors – Survival through Friendship House (Women’s Shelter)
Board of Directors – Dufferin Area Chamber of Commerce
Fund Raising Chairperson- Survival through Friendship House (Women’s Shelter)
Founder of “Women’s Morning Out”
President for Conestoga College Student Council
3 consecutive years nominated “Woman in Pursuit of Excellence” award
2 years Chair for Dufferin Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business
3 years Vice President – Orangeville Business Club
Supporter for local Non Profits for over 25 years
Entrepreneurial Business Owner for over 35 years
Chairman of the Board – Choices Youth Shelter
Timeless Woman of the Month
Nominated as Dufferin Business Woman of the Year
Future Careers Mentoring program at Westside/O.D.S.S. High School
Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee Member
Steering Committee, Gateway Community Centre
Toronto Entrepreneur Youth Business Mentorship