POSITIVE WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER FOR SUCCESS

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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

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OUR COMMITTEE

The KZNWIB 2020-2021 Committee

2020 Committee

(Left to Right): Senta Duffield, Tracy-lee Galloway, Tilanie Grote, Sue St Leger, Jacks Warner, Karen Stark, Nicci Hosking, Shelley Kreinacke, Cali Pretorius, Bianca Johnson, and Vaneshiri Pillay.

FEATURED PROFILE OF THE MONTH

BUSINESS PROFILE – SHAKTI RAMPHUL

What is the name of your business and what is your role? Business Partners Limited. I am an Investment Officer meaning I am tasked with facilitating loans to businesses. Describe your business in two sentences. Business Partners is a risk financier. We provide tailor-made finance solutions to businesses for both business and property finance.How long…

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I left the manufacturing industry as a Stores and Procurement Manager in 2011, working in a male dominated environment where the main conversational language on the floor was Zulu. The men simply got on with their work and socialising was not an option. I generally moved between my office and the HR office, crossing the…

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