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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The KZNWIB 2020-2021 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
What is the name of your business and what is your role? The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS. I am the PR & Events Specialist for KZN. Describe your business in two sentences. The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS is a donor recruitment center and stem cell registry. We fight blood diseases like leukemia through…Read More
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That dreaded event you thought only happened to other people has happened to you…retrenchment! What now? What next? Notice, I never said “You are made redundant” – you are never redundant…. only your position is. You are significant and creative and adaptable! My personal experience followed more than 15 years with the same organisation, where…
The portfolio committee on trade and industry proposed an amendment to the National Credit Act in order to provide debt relief to South Africans struggling with debts. The Draft National Amendment Bill was published in the Government Gazzette on 24 November 2017 and has received much attention from different industries, including business, banking and government.…
Robbie and Elna Bachmann recently celebrated their first-year anniversary at the helm of Pasha’s Restaurant in Glenashley. The little Italian restaurant and take-away, though, has been a part of the Durban North community for much longer than that. The Bachmanns, who have lived and worked in the area for 30 years, were patrons of Pasha’s…
What is bullying? Any type of behaviour by one or more persons that cause either physical, emotional or psychological harm to another person or persons. Examples of bullying include: Calling people names Hitting, punching and biting Spreading rumours Threatening or intimidating people Cyber bullying is an extension of the above and it includes the use…
An article in The Mercury newspaper (18 May 2018) stated that worldwide there were 14 411 co-working spaces. Several of those 14-odd thousand are right here in Durban North and Umhlanga it would seem. One such example is ‘The Meeting Place’, situated in Kensington Boulevard, Durban North. The Meeting Place offers a mix of office…
Many people don’t think about creating a will as it is seen as something to create when one is ill or getting older in age but that should not be the case as anyone at any age can and should create a will because as the saying goes “it’s always better safe than sorry to…
The Last Straw campaign is gaining ground with many restaurants in Umhlanga alone no longer offering plastic straws. Alternatives to plastic, too, are growing in popularity. One of these alternatives is bamboo. Carol Mackintosh from the Wilderness in the Cape has a company aptly named The Last Straw which makes reusable straws from bamboo. The…
The Constitutional Court handed down judgment in September 2018 on the use and possession of cannabis. The decriminalisation of personal use and possession by the Constitutional Court came as a shock to the people of South Africa and many of them do not know how and why this happened. The application was initially brought by…
I started my business 15 years ago when my daughter was just two months old, and my son only two. Looking back, we were probably nuts trying to raise an infant and toddler in a new business, (especially a Hospitality business!) but at the time, it seemed the most natural thing to do. As Moms,…
Nicci Hosking MY DAD: I think it is safe to say, that I have and always will be a ‘daddy’s girl’. I think it is our similar personalities and dry sense of humor that makes our bond so strong. My dad is such an inspiration to me and is my absolute hero. I am truly…
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.
Bradshaw LeRoux Consulting
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.
Owner - WSI Durban
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!
Owner - 1 Day Webs
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