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Are you a woman in business in KZN? Looking for networking opportunities, business support, and interaction with other business women? KZN Women in Business is the organisation for you!

Founded in 1995, KZNWIB is a non-profit organisation that offers emotional and business support to women seeking personal and business growth. From the first-time entrepreneur to the professional executive, KZNWIB provides a platform for growth through our monthly networking meetings and regular charity events.

Our monthly meetings are held in Durban on the first Thursday of every month. You are welcome to attend a maximum of two meetings as a guest (non-member), thereafter you are required to become a member. This meeting offers KZNWIB members:

  • Regular networking opportunities
  • Promotional gifts / offers
  • Space to display your products and services
  • Fundraising activities to support our chosen charity
  • Presentations and workshops by guest speakers and industry partners

GROW YOUR BUSINESS, GROW YOURSELF!

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Join this ever-expanding group of dynamic, supportive women. Find out what you can expect as a member, and submit your application today.

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Are you looking to support local KZN women in business? Search our member's directory for your ideal service provider.

OUR COMMITTEE

The KZNWIB 2018-2019 Committee

Back Row (Left to Right): Chantal Edouard-Betsy, Senta Duffield, Sue Davidson, Jacks Warner, Claudette Lingenfelder, Emma Jacobs

Front Row (Left to Right): Karen Brokensha, Nicci Hosking, Chrystal Austin, Lesley Forbes, Tasha Jardim

FEATURED PROFILE OF THE MONTH

Brenda Craig

An NPO for the disabled

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Testimonials

Lesa-Bradshaw

Thank you to KZNWIB organizers for allowing me the opportunity to present to such a diverse range of talent! It was a privilege for me to engage with a great audience around changing perceptions on Disability as a value adding form of diversity – I look forward to networking with them further. To the organisors of the event – again thank you for such a professional and luxurious experience.

Lesa Bradshaw

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MelGard

I joined KZNWIB in 2010 shortly after we opened our office of WSI. In the last 6 years I have grown from a shy, unsure newbie into the Chairperson of the organisation. These women have fed my soul, taught me about business and held my hand when times were tough. They are my support system and my sounding board - I would not be where I am today without this organisation.

Mel Gard

Owner - WSI Durban

ChantellePrince

I look forward to the monthly KZN WIB Meetings to network and catch up with all the fabulously successful business ladies within KZN! I have gained valuable business knowledge insight lessons along the way as being in the Education field you can never learn enough! The members are the right calibre and age to network with which makes doing business with them easy. There are several ladies that come and enjoy pamper sessions with their nails at The Nail Guru where we have fun doing creative nail designs. I really appreciate such a fantastic organisation and all the hard work that the entire team puts in every month to make the meetings such a success!

Chantelle Prince

Owner - The Nail Guru

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KZNWIB is not like any other networking organisation I've ever been involved in.  More than business alliances are forged in this group, true friendships are developed.

Whenever I am looking for a service provider, fellow KZNWIB members are my first port of call.  Not only do I use many fellow members as service providers but I in turn have received a lot of business from fellow members, which I am so very grateful for!

Chantal Edouard-Betsy

Owner - 1 Day Webs

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Just a note of thanks for allowing me the opportunity to address your members today on the importance of Credit Wellness. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and would like to acknowledge you for a superbly run organisation and to let you know that you have an awesome membership. Keep up the good work and I look forward to attending future meetings

Lorraine Graham

Account Manager - Experian South Africa

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