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 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
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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…
I think I joined KZN Women in Business in about 2002 when Belinda Davies was the Chairlady, and served on the committee under her guidance and business leadership. Meetings were smaller and more organic than they are these days, but it was the same intimate approach to fostering good business practices and support for one…
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I have been a member of KZNWIB since 2013, and it is my go-to place for building business relationships. But, an unexpected spin-off has been, that the monthly networking meetings have provided me with a platform for my altruistic motives. KZNWIB has a chosen charity that they adopt for a period of time, and…
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Please share in the sheer joy of celebrating all that our chosen charity iThemba Lethu achieved in 2016. Please click here to see the 2016 story.
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
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!
Owner - The Nail Guru
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
Account Manager - Experian South Africa
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