Welcome to Nanaimo Women’s Business Network

The Nanaimo Women’s Business Network has been providing mid-island business women with the opportunity to connect to one another since 1989.

The purpose of NWBN is to offer networking opportunities, inspire, educate, and motivate women to be the best they can be in their business and personal lives. We facilitate this by meeting monthly all year long. Our meetings focus on building relationships and contacts, on sharing referrals and acknowledgments, and on offering support and encouragement.

At NWBN, we offer all these possibilities and more in a friendly, non-pressured sociable environment. In addition you’ll be educated and entertained by guest speakers. You’ll contribute to charitable fund-raising and know that you’ve made a difference in the community. You’ll have an opportunity to learn new ideas and sharpen your leadership skills, if you so choose.

You can seek the counsel and wisdom of other members who, like you, are entrepreneurial and seeking to grow and develop professionally and personally. Have you ever thought about receiving mentoring? You’ll find someone here in the group.Have you questioned how to market your business? Other members can share their experiences about what they did and how it worked. Rubbing shoulders with other accomplished women provides support and encouragement.

We can make this promise because of the diversity of occupations, education, career paths, and personal lifestyles within our membership.

As women we have challenges that are unique to us. Whether you’re married or single, divorced or widowed – starting your career or approaching retirement, the time to get more involved is now. The NWBN has a clear focus of helping the women in Nanaimo and Central Vancouver Island to grow and build their businesses with confidence and a true belief and sense of ‘you are not alone’.

NWBN offers you a system where you can network, develop lasting relationships, learn new skills and information, and have fun! I am proud to belong and stand with all of the outstanding women of the NWBN. Women helping women, a concept that I’m glad exists.

January 2017 NWBN Meeting – Michelle Cameron-Coulter Guest Speaker

We are a member-driven organization – bringing our members what they need and want in an upbeat and lively atmosphere.
Please join us as a guest – we meet the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Nanaimo Golf Club, in the Departure Bay Room, come and get to know us and see what all the talk is about!

We’re pretty sure you’ll decide to become a member!
See you there!
Shari Molchan
NWBN President

The Nanaimo Women’s Business Network organizes and participate in several special events throughout the year. Most of these events focus on team building and giving back to the community that supports our members.


Join us for some “MARDI GRAS” fun at our Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This event promises good times with some great women, awesome door prizes, skill prizes, hole-in-one opportunities and much more! We have added the “glitter and glam of Mardi Gras” to top it all off!

Golf skills are not required! Register as a Team or as an Individual and tell us who your teammates are
OR if you don’t have a team we will find one for you!
Don your Mardi Gras Masks and enjoy the evening!!

Want to join the fun but don’t want to golf? We have you covered…
Sponsor a Hole or join us for the dinner portion of the evening… or donate a door prize or raffle prize!

Golf Fees: $70
(includes Golf, Dinner, Door Prize Entry)

Hole Sponsor: $50 (does not include dinner)
Hole Sponsor: $90 (includes dinner for 1 person & 1 door prize entry)

Dinner Only: $40
(includes door prize entry)

Proceeds raised at this event will be donated to the Nanaimo Women’s Resource Centre
Register for Golf, Sponsor a Hole, or Book your dinner Online use the button below!

Register today for the Golf Tournament

Heart & Stroke Big Bike Ride

The 2017 Heart & Stroke Big Bike fundraiser will be once again visiting BC. And June 9th is the day that TEAM NWBN gets to climb aboard and give back to our community! This year we want to fill the Bike… not only will it make the pedaling easier… it will make a difference!Team sign up is all online this year! Use the link below! When you arrive on the page just click “Join Team Shari” and complete the form. Then share the link with friends and family to pledge you on your ride!!

ps. Our ride will be followed by a Team Social on the Patio at Cactus Club

Questions? Please contact NWBN Events Director, Cyndi Knill events@nanaimowbn.com

Join the Big Bike Team!


Tuesday,July 4th

Callan Rush
One Embarrassingly Simple Secret to Make Your Marketing Results TRIPLE!

JOIN Callan Rush for 90 minutes that will totally transform your business!

Book Your 2017 Spotlight Speaker Spot Now!

NWBN Membership Registration

Annual Membership
Individual: $165  |  Corporate: $330

Join Us Today!