Castlegar News

Next Women in Business meeting goes March 8

The next West Kootenay Women in Business Event will be held on Thursday, March 8th from 11:30 to 1:30 pm at the Fireside Inn in Castlegar.
We are very excited to introduce this networking opportunity designed just for women.  Whether you are a business owner, manager, employee or dream of running your own business one day, a local network is an invaluable asset.  And an investment of your time to attend a regular networking event will allow us to grow that asset as we create business relationships and share ideas and experiences to mutual advantage.
We have a vision to grow a strong local network of knowledgeable and talented women from all walks of life, which we can look to for assistance and advice.  For now, we have planned for the group to meet for networking luncheons on the second Thursday of each month from 11:30 until 1:30.
These meetings will provide us with the opportunity to share ideas, chat, and learn from each other.  Some of these meetings will have topical themes and/or presentations by members of the group or invited speakers.  We have found the time that we take to introduce ourselves, whether to the whole room or just to the other ladies at our table, to be a worthwhile activity.  Please consider your “elevator pitch” (limit this to no more than one minute).  If time permits, we’d like to have each lady present herself to the other ladies at her table.
Our speaker for March is Deb Burnett who is a certified Life Coach at Pathway Life Coaching and has been in practice for over 4 years in Nelson. Deb will be presenting a session on Empathy, an element of her course that she offers at Selkirk College called Embracing Imperfection.  Working from the three basic principles of Brene Brown's work, an exploration of connection, compassion and ordinary courage will be explored and break-out sessions will create an enriching experience of how empathy helps us overcome our fears and gives us a touchstone to embracing our authentic selves, both at home and in the workplace.
Our women’s networking group provides us with an empowering environment where we can feel comfortable to discuss our business issues and offer solutions to each other.  Together we will build our own success.
Please RSVP Rebecca by Friday, March 2nd at rebecca@kfsinc.ca if you will be joining us for the luncheon on Thursday, March 8th.
Also please let us know if you have friends and associates that are interested in receiving our invitations.
Don’t forget your business cards.  And remember that you need to check in at the main lobby where you can also pay for your lunch ($15).

 

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