Our Mission Statement
Kelowna Women in Business provides networking, inspiration
and education to support the success of women in business
while contributing to charities in our community.
Kelowna Women in Business(KWIB) was established in 1993 as a not-for-profit organization created in order to give a voice to Kelowna businesswomen, whether they be professionals, run their own businesses, or work for others. Our aim is to offer as many networking opportunities as possible to all Kelowna area women and to promote one another's businesses. We hold interesting and enjoyable social events where both members and the general public are welcome to attend.
Our monthly gatherings alternate between an evening dinner one month and a noontime luncheon the following. We meet once a month in January, February, March, April, May, September, October, and November. In June we host a special charity event to raise funds for our chosen charity. Our total charity donations are in excess of $50,000.00 in the past eight years. Our chosen charity is always selected from the Okanagan to support those in our own community. For December a Christmas Mingle is held so all our members and guests can socialize and celebrate their successes for the year.
Click here to view our list of events.
The Wine Tour was a success!
you for your contributions to our 2015 Charity Wine Tour; attending as a
guest, making a donation or being a sponsor all played an important
role in our success. The KWIB executive is thrilled to announce that
$4,500.00 was raised. We will be combining these funds with other monies
throughout the year to create a total donation of $7,500.00 to the Wish
Come True Society. This is a 50% increase over our 2013-2014 $5,000.00
donation. Our donation will help Wish Come True Society move closer to
their goal of building a children’s hospice here in Kelowna.
would like to acknowledge Tantalus, The View, House of Rose and
Summerhill Wineries for their great hosting and wine tastings. Special
thanks to House of Rose which donated $1.00 for every bottle of wine
sold- 82 bottles in total. We would also like to thank Bead Trails for
presenting a bead to each of our guests and Jules Galloway, Evolve
Design for the fabulous wine bags. These extra surprises for our guests
were an amazing kick-off to the day’s festivities.
would like to show our appreciation to all our guests, donors and
sponsors with a promotion for our fall events. With a registration for
any two of our three Fall 2015 events you will automatically be entered
into a draw to win a free ticket to our Christmas Mingle in December.
Our 2014 Christmas Mingle at the Lindon House was a wonderful event not
to be missed this year.
Remember that membership has its benefits and we would love to have you join, please visit our website at www.kwib.org for full information.
we would kindly ask that you show your support for all our donors,
sponsors and each other by shopping or using their services. Together we
can grow stronger and more successful by helping each other.
The KWIB Executive
Thank you to all the donors and sponsors of our Wine Tour
Alchemy Juice & Super Foods
Anita Clegg, Remax
Aphrodite In Me Spa
Aspire Health & Performance
Bella Clothing Boutique
Boston Pizza – Ellis and Harvey
Capri Valley Bowling Lanes
Chamber of Commerce
Chanel at the Bay
Cool N Cozy Fashion
Dare to Dream
Darren Fraser, Manulife Securities
Duford & Company Ltd.
Evolve, Jules Galloway
Fitness To Go
Four Points Sheraton
Fruits and Passion
Great Canadian Oil Change
Holiday Inn Express
House of Rose Winery
Jackie Froese, KVI Travel
Judy Levine, Okanagan Sunshine
Savings Coupon Book
Lake Lounge On Okanagan
Lashes By Darah
Memphis Blues Barbeque House
Michael’s Beer & Wine Studio
Mirror Mirror Salon & Spa
Mon Thong Thai Food Restaurant
My Chocolate Crush
Old Spaghetti Factory
Olympia Greek Taverna
Premium 1 Papers
Ramada Kelowna Hotel
& Conference Centre
Reflex Synergy Studio
Royal Bank of Canada
Shannon Lake Golf Course
Sheryl Lopsinger, Remax
SIMS Jewelry Co.
Taki Japanese Grill
The Art of Fine Catering
Valeo Health Clinic
Water Garden Boutique