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October 23rd 2018
5:30pm – 9:00pm
Four Points by Sheraton
714 Lakeway Drive
Bellingham, WA 98229
Who will be the 2018 Professional Woman of the Year? Come help us celebrate some amazing women in Whatcom County and see how they exemplifies the 4 areas that we at Whatcom Women in Business honor… Leadership, Professionalism, Mentorship, and Community Involvement, help us raise some funds for next years scholarships.
Thank you for your interest in the Professional Woman of the Year Banquet. For more information on tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, Whatcom Women in Business will be awarding four (4) $4,000.00 scholarships to women entering higher education including but not limited to technical or trade school, beauty school, community college or university. Applicants must be a high school graduate by Spring 2018 and a current Whatcom County resident.
What to Expect
Applications are due by March 31st, and will be carefully reviewed by our Scholarship Committee. Finalists are selected based on their application, goals, past grades, community involvement and volunteer, extra-curricular activities, work experience as well as financial need. The finalists will be contacted to schedule an interview, non-finalists will receive a notification letter. Selected recipients will be required to volunteer up to 10 hours with Whatcom Women in Business prior to November 30th.
Applicants may only receive one scholarship. If you apply and do not receive a scholarship one year, you may apply again. If you receive a scholarship, payment will be sent directly to your school or university. Please see application for further instructions.
Raffle tickets, $25 each, please contact a WWIB member to purchase.
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Thank you for supporting our scholarships and charity funds!
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.
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
Congratulations to our
2017 WWIB Professional Woman of the Year
Moonwater, Executive Director of
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center!!