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.
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.
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.
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.