Upcoming Events
Contact: Claudette Washington Gadsden  
Address: 117 N. Church Lane, Tappahannock, VA, 22560  
Location: Essex Public Library
Date: October 6, 2017  (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Every 1st Friday

Come and Experience Networking Naturally, Connect with Local Women and Create Community.

If you know women in the Tappahannock & Fredericksburg areas, please let them know about this meeting. And Richmond is 45 miles or so away.

Members may attend unlimited meetings each month for free. Guests may attend 3 meetings for free. After attending 3 meetings, your fee is $25 per meeting. However, if you join the On Purpose Woman Community, you can also attend unlimited meetings for free!


The On Purpose Woman Community was founded in March 2000. There are 10 monthly meetings around Maryland and one in Virginia, with other in-state and out-of-state locations planned.

If you have not visited us, come on out and see why women love this community. And if you have visited with us before, I hope you'll come and see us again!

Women tell me that they are drawn to the heart-centered way we approach our businesses and each other. They love the ease of connecting with new women and reconnecting with those they have met before and the support they receive from one another.

While many of the women who attend are entrepreneurs, our meetings are open to all women. Are you retired or have you lost your job and looking for what your "next thing" may be? Let us help make this time of transition easier and more fun! Maybe you're a stay-at-home mom looking for some adult connections and a little down time. Come and hang out with us! Students, corporate/government employees, non-profit heads...there is a place at our table for all of you! Thinking of starting a business? Then you definitely want to make these connections.

And...invite your women friends to come with you!

10:00 - 10:30 - Networking
10:30 - 12:00 - Announcements/Introductions/Discussion/Connection
Coffee/Tea/Snack provided.

The meeting ends at noon.

There are opportunities to network after for those who want to stay.

Please reserve your space by midnight Thursday, October 5th by clicking on the REGISTER link below. I appreciate your registering in advance as that helps us prepare. However, if you find you can attend at the last minute it is OK to just show up.


Claudette is Innkeeper at Temple in the Woods, a beautiful Bed & Breakfast off the beaten path in Essex County, VA. It is situated on 5.5 acres of beautiful land with LOTS of trees and a beaver pond. There are two guest rooms, each with private baths. We can’t forget the delicious Southern style breakfast served daily. Our tagline says it all, A Place to Nourish Your Soul. Unplug, unwind and breathe.

Claudette is also a personal coach helping clients transform dreams into a new reality by changing their thoughts to create a more fulfilling life experience. She is a licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming with certifications in Life, Business and Emotional Intelligence Coaching and has been doing this work for more than 25 years.

Claudette has the pleasure of living at the Temple with her husband and their beloved resident rescue dog. Sam is a beautiful mix of yellow lab and bloodhound.

When asked why she chose to be an Area Director for On Purpose Networking for Women, Claudette said, “From my very first meeting, I felt a kinship and connection to the women of the group. They are encouraging, supportive, loving and helpful and this was new to me. It has been such a wonderful experience that it feels right to introduce the women of the Northern Neck Middle Peninsula of Virginia the opportunity to experience networking, Ginny Robertson style.”