Kelowna Women in Business

There are benefits to membership!

Member Profiles

Increase your visibility! Post your profile on the KWIB website, including contact information, description of your product or service, and a link to your own website.

Discounts

Members receive discounted pricing for all KWIB events, including monthly dinners and luncheons, an annual charity event, and the annual Women’s Wellness Seminar.

Member Business Database

Open your doors to all of Kelowna! Post your name under the business categories in our searchable member database used by anyone wanting to find suppliers of products and services.

Contact Patricia Chandler @ 250-454-9478 or via email: pchandler44@msn.com for more information.

Affiliations

Check out our affiliations page to see who we have partnered up with to offer you even more event options.

Social Media

Stay up to date by connecting with us via social media. Members can submit information about your business and events for posting on our Facebook page. Become a member on our Meetup page and see who’s coming out. Or join our LinkedIn Group to access new connections.

Check out our social media links on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Meet Up!

 

2015 - 2016 Fundraising
Kelowna Women in Business will be raising funds for Mamas for Mamas through various fundraising efforts and special events in 2015 and 2016.



Mamas for Mamas Inc. is a registered non-profit organization based in Kelowna, BC that connects mothers directly to other mothers in their home communities to reduce poverty and improve the lives of female caregivers. We do this by providing a platform where everything can be donated or traded directly between other mamas and their families for free, no money ever exchanges hands in our organization. By eliminating the use of traditional currency, we break down the barriers of social class, thus bringing mamas of all backgrounds together. We donate, share, support and connect among 4300 mamas in Kelowna, and the movement is spreading across Canada with our 15th chapter just being started last week. We now support more than 7800 mamas across nationally.  This overall initiative is our part in creating a poverty reduction plan in BC, a province with 1 in 5 children living under the poverty line and no plan to address it. (http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/).  We have recently secured a donated office space through The Society of Hope, and are now able to provide a centralized location for picking up items and organizing trades between our members. We host a monthly distribution event for all material donations given to Mamas for Mamas; hundreds of members come to get much needed items for absolutely free from all around the Okanagan. We operate within a social capital model and use kindness as our currency; as long as you act with compassion and do your best to adhere to our guidelines, you will have access to anything you need at no cost. This is changing the way mothers connect with one another online and here in Kelowna; When we care for the mothers in our society, their children thrive in a more productive and positive home environment while having access to all they need for home, nutrition, school and sports. For some kids, this has allowed the opportunity to now participate in organized sports because their gear is provided through our mamas, for others it allows them to eat 3 solid meals a day and to bring a new lunch kit to school. With less financial stress in the home, mamas can spend more time with their children in developmentally healthy ways instead of working their second or third job to make ends meet. We provide connection to other mamas for support, material items for income assistance and referrals to resources in our community. More than anything else, Mamas for Mamas provides hope to so many who felt alone and inadequate as a parent or unsure how they would provide in hard times.

 

KWIB Meeting Sponsorship

This opportunity opens the door to present your company and products to our membership and guests at a lunch or dinner event. For just $200, the Meeting Sponsor will be able to get up and speak for approximately 10 minutes about how great their company and products are. They will also have the chance to place materials at each place setting for attendees to take with them. Sponsorship comes with 1 meal included and the company logo and name online. There is only 1 Sponsor per lunch and dinner meeting and we only have 7 per year, so sign up now to reserve a spot. Sponsorship must be paid in full to hold your place.

 

KWIB Special Event Sponsorship

This special opportunity allows a Sponsor to sell their company’s services or products one-on-one in a trade show style setting. For $200, the Sponsor will have the opportunity to set up a table with their products and/or services. KWIB has two special events a year and space is limited to the size of venue and size of event. One event registration is included with this sponsorship and the company logo and name online. Plenty of shopping and fun is usually had by all, so book now to reserve a spot at our next event.



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