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Tickets to the 36th Annual Professional Woman of the Year Banquet

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 info@wwib.org

 

Scholarship Info

Whatcom Women in Business Scholarship Application

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.

Click Here to download 2018 Scholarship Application 

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets, $25 each, please contact a WWIB member to purchase.

If you have questions, please contact info@wwib.org.

Thank you for supporting our scholarships and charity funds!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring our 2018 Banquet and Auction? Email our Sponsorship Chair for details and pricing. We look forward to having you be part of our 2018 event!
October 23rd, 2018
Four Points by Sheraton

Sponsorship Opportunities

One of the primary ways Whatcom Women in Business celebrate the accomplishments of local women in our community is through our annual “Professional Woman of the Year” Award Banquet. This banquet is our major fund raising event for scholarships for the women of Whatcom County. Amid the many banquets held throughout the year, ours has become a highlight social event for the community with well over 300 attendees annually.  During the course of the banquet we hold a silent auction, live auction as well as raffles of donated goods and services, all of which help to provide our funding. Last year, WWiB was able to donate $20,000 in educational scholarships to help women pursue higher levels of education and by doing so, we help these women support themselves, build their dreams and create businesses that support a strong local economy.   This is a tradition that we would like to continue and, with your support, we will succeed. By doing so, you also enhance your business exposure in the community. Our proven marketing campaign includes press releases, paid advertisements, social media postings and referrals from our current membership and award finalists. Thank you, we couldn’t do this without your help and support!

​Learn More About Sponsoring this Event by Clicking Here

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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 

Awards Banquet

​Congratulations to our

2017 WWIB Professional Woman of the Year 

​Moonwater, Executive Director of

​Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center!!

One of the primary ways Whatcom Women in Business celebrate the accomplishments of local women in our community is through our annual “Professional Woman of the Year” Award Banquet. This banquet is our major fund raising event for scholarships for the women of Whatcom County. Amid the many banquets held throughout the year, ours has become a highlight social event for the community with well over 250 attendees annually.

Want to get involved with this special event? To learn about sponsoring our banquet and to stay in the loop as details unfold regarding out 2018 nominees and event details, please email our webmaster to be added to the mailing list.

Congratulations again to our 2017 Winner, Miss Moonwater, To learn more about Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, click here!

Nominate the 2018 PWOTY HERE!

 

About Us

About Whatcom Women in Business

HISTORY

Whatcom Women in Business was established in 1978, and is one of the oldest and most encompassing network/referral sources for business women. It is the mission of WWIB to promote a positive image of professional women in business while developing leadership skills, strength through mutual support, mentoring and opportunities for business and personal growth.

The organization’s main event each year is the WWIB Professional Woman of the Year Banquet held each October. The event has grown in recognition and stature over the years and draws over 300 people who come to honor the communities’ professional women.

MISSION

Whatcom Women in Business is comprised of business owners and managers developing and maintaining proactive role models within 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.

The organization supports and promotes education by offering educational scholarships each year to women desiring to further their education.

Membership

Whatcom Women in Business provides regular opportunities for members and guests to mentor for personal and professional growth. WWiB is comprised of business owners and upper level managers. The membership is interested in developing and maintaining proactive roles within the association and the community at large. Through teaching, learning, leadership and peer support we strive to exemplify and promote the three areas we honor - leadership, professionalism and mentoring.

Why WWIB?

Whatcom Women in Business provides a broad range of activities for women professionals in all phases of their careers. Meetings and special events are designed to encourage active participation of all members, to develop business skills and to network with colleagues.