Steps to Success

October 8, 2021

Steps to Success is the annual signature event of the Women’s Business Network of Frederick. From its earliest beginnings, the vision and purpose of this event is to connect professional women and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

The WBN seeks out the best facilitators who lead small group discussions in a wide variety of topics that include business growth initiatives, women’s health, and personal development. You will find yourself with like-minded women who support your desire for growth. These group discussions are designed to INFORM each woman with tangible tools they can implement towards the growth they desire.

For our 14th annual Steps to Success event, our featured Keynote Speaker will be Tonya Hatosy – Stier, the Former Executive Director for Women to Women Mentoring, Inc. 

As a participant you will have the opportunity to ENCOURAGE your peers by sharing your insight around the experience you bring to the group’s focus. You will receive the SUPPORT you need to move forward as you take your next STEPS TO SUCCESS!




Keynote Speaker

Tonya Hatosy - Stier

Tonya Hatosy-Stier is the Former Executive Director for Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc. Executive Non-Profit Leader, Business Owner, Mentor, Entrepreneur, Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister and self-proclaimed CHO (Chief Hug Officer). Tonya has more than 30 years of experience working collaboratively to build successful businesses in for-profit and non-profit sectors. Tonya’s favorites: connecting with women, listening, unlocking potential, activating change, helping people get UNSTUCK, playing match-maker (mentors and mentees), challenging the WHY behind the WHAT, watching her teenage boys play sports, traveling, feet in the sand, sun on the face and time with family! Let’s connect! 

Become a Sponsor!

We are excited to unveil sponsorship opportunities that are designed to be cost effective while maximizing each company’s exposure! We are offering several levels of sponsorships which include valuable promotional benefits. Being a Steps sponsor is a wonderful opportunity for your organization or business to have high visibility for an entire year! We would be honored to partner with your company for this event.  



  • Bagels with whipped cream cheese
  • Assorted chocolate beignets including dark, hazelnut, and white chocolate
  • Seasonal fruits and berries
  • Fresh brewed columbian and decaffinated coffees and assorted teas served with cream, lemon and sweetners


  • Mesclun greens with julienne apples, sprouts, toasted walnuts, and roma tomatoes
  • Tuscan chicken breast with fennel, squashes, tomatoes and peppers with fresh mozzarella and balsamic reduction
  • Chef’s selection of appropriate starch and vegetable melange
  • Assorted bread basket with whipped sweet butter


  • Whipped cream and raspberry lemon mousse with fresh whipped cream, lemon zest and a homemade biscotti

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