Our Founder

Tawnya Sutherland


When I first started VAnetworking.com, my sole intent was to help new VAs getting started in the industry avoid all of the traps and pitfalls I had experienced.  Little did I know where this little project would lead.  With both the VA industry and the web being for the most part unregulated it soon became evident that anyone looking for a VA online had to do a lot of research to try and find both a qualified VA and someone who is trustworthy.  Creating a worldwide certification using standards form the four corners of the planet is the best way to help potential clients know that they have found someone they can trust. Hence the creation of VACertified.com

As founder of the largest social networking site for virtual assistants worldwide VAnetworking.com, Tawnya Sutherland is a great role model for VAs wanting to learn, share and grow their business. Sutherland has created multiple success products for the virtual professional, including the internationally acclaimed Virtual Business Startup System, a comprehensive toolkit designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs build a viable virtual assistance business in just 30 days.

Sutherland’s VAnetworking group boasts more than 10,000 worldwide members and the increasingly popular, VAinsider Club. For an annual fee, Virtual Assistants access top notch advice and support from Tawnya and her exclusive worldwide network of business experts. With hundreds of members to date, VAinsiders is the fastest growing club of its kind for VAs looking put their business on the fast track.

Sutherland’s professional background as a legal secretary, and then vice president of a computer company, formed the foundation for her foray into entrepreneurship over 10 years ago when she launched Mediamage Business Solutions. Today, Sutherland is a Certified Internet Marketing Business Strategist through the University of British Columbia.  A well known speaker in the Internet marketing industry, Tawnya helps business people turn clicks into cash.

A Certified Internet Marketing Specialist, VAnetworking’s founder, Tawnya Sutherland, has made it her goal in life to make the term “Virtual Assistant (VA)” a household phrase in our society that people intuitively understand the meaning of without having to ask, “What is a VA again???”

Further Highlights About Tawnya Sutherland:

http://www.vanetworking.com/free In 2003, Tawnya felt there was a need for a social network for Virtual Assistants to share, discuss and promote it and started up VAnetworking.com which now boasts over 10,000 registered members. VAnetworking’s Mission as the leading Virtual Assistant Networking Association online is: To maintain a quality community that helps entrepreneurs earn both wealth and respect while maintaining the lifestyle they desire. Join today, it’s FREE to network!
Tawnya is creator of the Virtual Assistant Career Startup System (VAC), an internationally acclaimed startup system for Virtual Assistants to get their business up and runnng in just 30 days.  Entrepreneur.com says that “when it comes to getting help, business owners are finding it pays to go virtual…Startup a Virtual Assistant Business!” Learn more about the VAC
Tawnya is founder of the exclusive VAinsider Club for Virtual Assistants who want to kick things up a notch in their business.  This club is for the keeners in the VA industry who want a total networking package designed for the discriminating VA. Includes access to RFPs, VA resources, 100’s of business templates, ProactiveVA eseminar series and many other valuable marketing tools for your VA business. Ride the Insider Track and Become a VAinsider Today!

Tawnya also owns an Internet Marketing company called Mediamage Business Solutions. This is a ‘one-stop-shop’ Internet marketing company providing marketing solutions to businesses online locally and globally. We are Certified Internet Marketing Specialists. We partner with our clients, learn about their businesses and provide a complete set of ethical Internet marketing services that have been developed to achieve online promotion and sales results. Mediamage helps companies create and implement dynamic internet marketing strategies that will empower business websites to communicate effectively with their customers. Effective website communication will increase traffic to the website which inturn will increase sales, thereby helping online businesses become more efficient and profitable.