Whangarei Business Women's Network

The Whangarei Business Women's Network was set up by Barbara in response to the requests by many women who had been part of the Her Business Network in Whangarei.

What’s the WBWN all about?

There are many women who enjoy doing business with each other in Whangarei—be it to share a problem or a success, source another woman in business to provide products or services, create a strategic alliance or a new customer, or simply to refer them on to someone else who can help. And we all enjoy helping others to get what they want and resolve their problems –right? Whangarei has a wealth of successful women who own their own businesses, work in partnership, and support successful business owners and operators. The WBWN is an avenue for celebrating these successes and connecting with other like-minded women in business. The WBWN focuses on Whangarei-based business women as speakers who will share their successes, triumphs, challenges, and their hints and tips for success, so that we can each learn and grow from their local experience and knowledge.

What happens at the WBWN?

Each month an event is held that provides the opportunity for women in business to:

  •   Connect with other businesswomen in Whangarei
  •   Share your business cards and your successes
  •   Learn from a local, successful woman in business  


What makes the WBWN different from all the other networks?

There are many highly successful business networks operating in Whangarei. Many of these require a joining fee plus an annual membership fee and some form of regular attendance. The WBWN is a ‘pay as you go’ option with no membership fees and no attendance requirements.

Who can attend the WBWN?

Any woman in business in Whangarei is welcome to attend whether you’re working for yourself, in a partnership or working for an employer. There’s only one rule: Pay in advance by 5.00pm, the Thursday before the event.  

How do I get to attend WBWN?

To receive an invitation each month, click here (wbwn@bjprojects.co.nz).  Provide your name, address, contact phone number and your email details and you will be included on the WBWN database and receive an invitation each month. To attend, you must respond by return email and pre-pay your $45.00 registration by internet banking by 5.00pm on the Thursday before the meeting.

What’s the cost to attend?

$45 per event.

What do I get from my $45 investment?

  •   A two-course meal will be served along with a welcome drink upon entry.
  •   You’ll have the opportunity to participate in an activity that will help you connect with other business women.
  •   Enjoy a relaxing meal with the opportunity to converse with other women in business. (Special dietary requirements can be catered for – simply email Barbara before the event)
  •   Connect and exchange business cards with likeminded businesswomen
  •   Share business successes, stories, opportunities and challenges in a supportive environment.
  •   Learn something new from the guest speaker (a successful, Whangarei business woman)

What’s the purpose of all of this?

To create a vibrant, connected, and supportive business community in Whangarei and, to support and encourage you and your business.

So what’s the Red Tape?

Payment must be made in advance by 5.00pm the Thursday before the event.

Door or late registrations will not be permitted.

Refunds or cancellations are not permitted after the closing date. However, a substitute may be sent in your place if you’re unable to attend—simply email details through before midday on the day of the event.

Tax receipts will be emailed as payments are received.  


Who coordinates the WBWN?

Barbara Jaques of BJ Projects.