The Nanaimo Women’s Business Network (NWBN) meets monthly with the express purpose to provide a forum for the mutual encouragement and support of business women in the mid island area. The group hosts various speakers throughout the year and gives business women the opportunity to not only make contacts and generate business, but also provides interconnectedness and expertise.
“I have been a member of the NWBN for eleven years,” says Nicole Shaw, owner of Synergy Magazine. “And when I started my business in 2004, the network proved to be an incredible resource for me. I was able to tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience by connecting with women who had already built their businesses.”
The NWBN offers its members promotional opportunities such as sponsoring ads, the e-newsletter, or the actual monthly events. Membership also includes a member profile on the NWBN website. Meetings include networking, a buffet dinner, an opportunity to hear introductions from all members, as well as informational and inspiring guest speakers.
Shari Molchan of Molchan Financial, the President of the network, shares “The relationship between the organization and the individual member is a partnership – participation is required. As a member, our organization can help you to improve your sales, learn about new and existing resources, and connect with other women who are mastering the art of doing business.”
On Monday, February 1, 2010, at the Nanaimo Golf Club, 2800 Highland Boulevard, the NWBN will host guest speaker, Fiona Walsh, as she presents: “Getting What You Want Out of Business and Life”. Many women find themselves working too hard and making less money than they would like, getting passed over for a promotion, or working in a job they are bored with. Learn how you may be unconsciously doing things that slow your success and give your power away. Successful people plan for success versus simply working hard!
A passionate champion of women in business, Fiona regularly shares her practical and insightful strategies with audiences across North America. Whether it be large clients, such as Intel and Royal Bank of Canada, or smaller companies and business associations such as NAWBO and Ewomen, everyone is guaranteed to walk away feeling energized and ready to use the tools they’ve received to radically change their professional lives.