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Kelowna Women in Business (KWIB)


Kelowna Women in Business(KWIB) was established in 1993 as a not-for-profit organization created in order to give a voice to Kelowna businesswomen, whether they be professionals, run their own businesses, or work for others. Our aim is to offer as many networking opportunities as possible to all Kelowna area women and to promote one another’s businesses. We hold interesting and enjoyable social events where both members and the general public are welcome to attend.

Our monthly gatherings alternate between an evening dinner one month and a noontime luncheon the following. We meet once a month in January, February, March, April, May, September, October, and November. In June we host a special charity event to raise funds for our chosen charity. Our total charity donations are in excess of $50,000.00 in the past eight years. Our chosen charity is always selected from the Okanagan to support those in our own community. For December a Christmas Mingle is held so all our members and guests can socialize and celebrate their successes for the year.

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Kelowna Women in Business (KWIB)

Word of mouth has always been an important part of business development but the power of personal experience, shared with real people, is life changing. Come out to an event and see firsthand how working together can fundamentally change the way we do business.
I have been aware of the organization Kelowna Women In Business for over 15 years, but had not considered joining until recently. In August 2014 I reached out to the executive to inquire about the organization, member turnout, benefits, costs and opportunities. I was immediately engaged by the membership co-ordinator, president, sponsorship co-ordinator and speaker director to answer all of my questions. I decided to join. A last minute cancellation opened up a sponsorship opportunity which I enthusiastically accepted. One of the benefits of event sponsorship is the ability to speak to the event attendees for 10 minutes. After the meeting I had a number of women in the group come up and introduce themselves, discuss the items presented, ask questions and compliment me on the presentation of our company. Someone within KWIB mentioned our company and presentation to a Professor at Okanagan College. We were contacted and ask to speak to 45 first year marketing students. What a wonderful experience that was. In a very short period of time, Kelowna Women In Business has helped me to get out and meet a number of amazing women within our community, has exposed me to great speakers, and has opened opportunities for me to make meaningful connections with supportive women both from a business standpoint but also from a personal level. Thanks KWIB. Looking forward to many years of "belonging".

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