West Kootenay Women in Business meet

Castlegar-based group is: energetic, innovative, supportive, ambitious and cooperative

The West Kootenay Women in Business (WKWB) group is a networking opportunity designed just for women.  The group holds a luncheon on the second Thursday of each month in Castlegar where presentations are made by guest speakers and business ideas around specific topics are discussed.

Previous speakers have discussed business consulting, social media, human resources, goal setting,  how to interpret your financials and more. Our April luncheon featured Phil Kolbuc, of Kolbuc and Associates. Kolbuc spoke about time and stress management and his business focuses on human resource development and training.

Future luncheon topics include socially responsible investing and speed networking and the Art of getting paid.

The WKWB group has a vision to grow a strong local network of knowledgeable and talented women from all walks of life.  The group is designed for business owners, managers, employees and women who dream of running their own business one day.  The group recognizes that a local network is an invaluable asset and that an investment of time to attend a regular networking event will grow that asset as business relationships are created and ideas and experiences are shared to mutual advantage.

The women’s networking group provides an empowering environment where women can feel comfortable to discuss their business issues and offer solutions to each other.

The group is a nonprofit organization with no membership fees. Through the generous donations of our current membership we have begun a bursary fund to assist young local entrepreneurs! We are looking for speakers for the fall as well as donations to our  bursary fund.

If you are interested in being on the WKWB mailing list and would like to attend future events, please contact Rebecca at rebecca@kfsinc.ca.   Our next event will be held May 10th from 11:30- 1:30pm at the Sandman Hotel in Castlegar.