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Kelowna Women in Business – Celebrating our 27th anniversary this 2019/2020 season!

Kelowna Women in Business (KWIB) is a not-for-profit Society, providing a voice and community for female entrepreneurs and professionals in Kelowna and the surrounding areas. Run entirely by a team of dedicated volunteer Directors, we host monthly sessions and enjoyable social events, featuring a variety of high-caliber female speakers and business-building opportunities. Our aim is to create a varied collective of women supporting women, while providing as many educational events, workshops, early morning coffee and member-hosted meetup’s, and networking collaborations as possible. Our annual AGM is held each January; Director positions are open to the public at various times and voted on by the standing KWIB Board of Directors.

The Rise Awards is Kelowna Women in Business’s annual tribute and celebration of female entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, and local youth inspiring opportunities, championing leadership, inclusivity, and effecting change in the workforce and the Kelowna community.

We understand the importance of creating impact and giving back to the community; KWIB adopts a local charity or not-for-profit affiliation to partner with each year. Portions of all Membership fees, event tickets, and special fundraising events go directly to our charity of choice, and help to fund our Young Women in Education Bursary program.

Gayle Voyer

Canadian Blood Services

Gayle is the Territory Manager for Canadian Blood Services. She serves our Donor Centres in Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton, Vernon and West Kelowna and North Vancouver Island (including Campbell River, Comox Valley, Parksville, Qualicum and Port Alberni. Her role is to spread awareness for the need for donors, working with Partner Organizations including High Schools, Colleges, Universities, Corporate Groups and Community Organizations to give back through blood donation. She presents to organizations and provides the tools for successful blood drives for many organizations. As well, she works with local recipients to share their stories on why blood donation is important to hospital patients in our community. Get your organization started today - give back by donating blood and saving lives of hospital patience.

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KWIB Community Partner for 2019/2020

KWIB Rise Awards

Let us present to you the first annual Kelowna Women in Business “Rise Awards” ~ officially launching November 18th, with awards banquet slated to occur March 18th, 2020!!

Recognizing the need to shine a spotlight on the amazing women and people in our community, the inaugural Rise Awards will debut two new awards up for grabs: “Woman Of The Year”, and “Changemaker”

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