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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.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
4:00pm – Port Place Mall

We are excited to once again be a part of the Heart and Stroke Big Bike Event. This Event is an Annual Favourite for our Members! We have a great team so far but we do have room for a few more riders! For 2018 we would like to have a FULL BIKE and we hope you will help us reach our goal of 29 Riders! It is a short, fun 20 minute tour of Downtown and then we will all gather at the Lighthouse Pub to celebrate our success and enjoy some refreshments!

Our 2018 Team Fundraising Goal is $2500!

If you are unable to join us in the Ride there are other ways to support the NWBN Team.

  1. SUPPORT A RIDER:  Use the button below to go online to our team page and choose one of our team members and donate to their fundraising efforts.
  2. THE BASKET ‘O’ WINE DRAW: This is the 2nd Annual NWBN Basket ‘O’ Wine Draw and all funds raised go to the NWBN Big Bike Team to support our Team Fundraising Goal of $2500. See the promo below for details!



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Annual Membership
Individual: $165  |  Corporate: $330

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