Stay tuned for updates on FREE monthly online webinars and networking opportunities for the whole community, starting early April


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New Local Awards Initiative

Let us present to you the first annual Kelowna Women in Business “Rise Awards” ~ officially launched November 18th, 2019 – AWARDS BANQUET POSTPONED due to COVID19; tentative date September 16th, 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 “Change Maker”

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THANK YOU to our Awards Sponsors:

Crowe MacKay LLP – Change Maker Award

Business Development Bank of Canada – Woman of The Year Award

Kimmitt Wrzesniewski – Keynote Partner          Portia Ella – Media Partner

Kelowna Now – Media Partner              Fleek Factory – Music Partner

Urban Harvest – Partner          Glo Antiaging Youth Lab – Partner          Pela – Judge’s Partner


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.

Dr. Susannah-Joy Schuilenberg

William & Associates Consultant Services

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KWIB Community Partner for 2019/2020


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