Our March WWIB Membership Meeting
Whatcom Women in Business is comprised of business owners and managers developing and maintaining proactive role models with in the organization and the community at large. Through teaching, learning, leadership and peer support, we strive to exemplify and promote the four areas we honor – leadership, professionalism, mentoring, and community.
Whatcom Women in Business was established in 1978, and is one of the oldest and most encompassing referral sources for business women. Whatcom Women in Business provides regular opportunities for members and guests to mentor for personal and professional growth with monthly membership meetings, charity giving, community events, educational speakers and so much more. Every year we also try to give up to $20,000 in scholarships to women furthering their careers. The Annual Banquet and Fund raiser in October is our only fund raising event. Please consider donating, sponsoring and/or attending this years banquet on October 23rd, 2018.
Community is one of our core values. Each year Whatcom Women in Business gives back to a local charity or organization. These are chosen by the membership of WWIB. This year Whatcom Women in Business have chosen to work with DVSAS of Whatcom County. We will honor DVSAS at this years Professional Woman of the Year Banquet in October, but will also be taking a personal approach in helping DVSAS. As high-profile sexual violence cases and the pervasiveness of sexual harassment are being brought to light, many of us find ourselves wondering what we can do about it. There upcoming luncheon Victory over Violence will be looking at the reasons why sexual violence is so commonplace, how cultural norms lead to sexual assault and what we, as individual and a society, can do about it. Remember, everything you do matters.
The mission of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services is to support individuals affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation and to lead the community towards ending these abuses of power.
No matter what their circumstances, every person deserves to feel safe, supported and heard. When we talk about individuals affected by domestic violence or sexual assault, we’re talking about every one of us. When 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner, each and every life has been affected by partner violence or sexual assault.
Whether it’s you, a loved one, a co-worker or a friend, someone you know needs help. And so, DVSAS is there.
Please help us, help DVSAS in being able to give back to the community and remember to come out and help us celebrate them in October at the PWOTY Banquet.
Why are you a wwib member?
“Whatcom Women in Business provides an environment in which I can grow personally and professionally. WWIB allows me to participate in a group of like-minded women in business and receive mentorship and support on a variety of levels. It also provides me an avenue to participate in our community through philanthropic giving. The relationships that I have created have greatly impacted my own personal mission statement as well as broadened my partnership in our community. WWIB has been one of the most rewarding networking groups that I have been apart of, and I am grateful to be a member of such a dynamic organization. ” – Tally Rabatin