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!
Kim Chalmers
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.



NWBN Christmas Casino Royale Gala

Join us for our annual Christmas Social!
This year along with the amazing dinner, raffle prizes and  Christmas “Elfies” photo booth we will be featuring a Casino Royale theme. We will have Casino games tables ran by professionals and played with “fun money”. We invite you to bring your spouse, partner or friends with you. It is a great opportunity for those small businesses to celebrate with their staff  “Christmas Party”. Everyone will be paying the “members only” pricing ($40 each).
There will be Raffle Prize draws, a prize for the Casino Over-all Winner and other fun festive stuff.
All funds raised from the 50/50 and Raffle Tickets will be donated to the Women’s Resource Centre.
Use the Link Below to Book your seats at the Christmas Casino Royale!

NWBN Membership Registration

Annual Membership
Individual: $165  |  Corporate: $330

Join Us Today!