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 way back in 2010 The network held it's first event in March 2011 and has been offering the opportunity for Whangarei women in business to connect, share and learn in a supportive, friendly environment each month (Feb-Nov) since then. This year, 2021, we have restructured our events to create flexibility for attendees and, to make it easy to manage any restrictions imposed by potential lockdowns due to the Corona virus.
What’s the WBWN all about?
What happens at the WBWN?
Each month an event is held that provides the opportunity for women in business to:
- Connect yourself 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 there's often some form of regular attendance. The WBWN is a ‘pay as you go’ option with no membership fees and no attendance requirements. As long as you pre-register for an event, you may attend.
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?
What’s the cost to attend?
What do I get from my $25.00 investment each time?
- You’ll have the opportunity to participate in an activity that will help you connect with other business women.
- Enjoy the opportunity to converse with other women in business and exchange business cards and information.
- 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?
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?
Where can I join the database?
You can sign up to receive our monthly event invitations directly to your email inb-box by clicking here and filling in the form.
What topics do you usually have and who are the previous speakers?
November 2020 – Lysa Black – Pursue Your Pleasure – What Lights you Up Lights Your Way
October 2020 – Connect and Share Evening – Facilitated by Barbara Jaques of mindMoves - An Opportunity to Create face-to-face Business Connections
September 2020 – Stephanie Mitchell – YOU Travel – The Sinking of the Titanic – Have you thought about what you haven’t thought about yet?
August 2020 – Jude Thompson – Northland Inc – The Rise & Fall of the Crystal Ball – A snapshot of the Northland economy before and after Covid
July 2020 – Brya Page – pdc creative – How to Create a Magnetic Brand
June 2020 – Sally Leftley – SL Advisory – Need to Re-Size Your Business? What you need to know to be compliant
May 2020 – Anne Lensink – Villa CA – (Re)Building a Resilient Business in Times of Crisis
April 2020 - A Facilitated On-line Networking Event (via Zoom) - Supporting each other through the Pandemic
March 2020 - Cameron Tukapua - You Being You - The ABC of Mental Wellbeing (via Zoom)
February 2020 - Barbara Jaques - BJ Projects - Dealing with Anxious Feelings
November 2019 – Kate Malcolm – Dive! Tutukaka - Business Unplugged – The real deal about the highs and lows of a seasonal biz (sent card 19.11.19)
October 2019 – Marketing Exchange – Let’s generate some leads for our businesses!
September 2019 – Mandy Edge – You will get there! Overcoming barriers to create success
August 2019 – Tanya McQueen – Global Spirit Films
July 2019 – Sarah Wells – My Goodness! - Overnight Success 5 years in the Making!
June 2019 – Sally Leftley – SL Advisory – Ignorance is no Excuse – Employment Law Changes Update
May 2019 – Barbara Beck – WRMK Lawyers – From Gray Matter to Legal Matters – Intellectual Property
April 2019 – Katie Gray – Giftbox Boutique - Hanging on to the Tigers' Tail - Creating, Growing & Maintaining Online Biz Growth
March 2019 – Rose Oosthuysen – Toastmasters - Take the Terror out of Talking - Overcome Your Fear & Introduce Yourself with Confidence
February 2019 – Barbara Jaques – BJ Projects - How well do you Bounce Back? Developing your Resilience Strategies
November 2018 – Robyn Pearce – Getting a Grip on Time – There are Never Enough Hours in the Day!
September 2018 – Dr Jan Widdowson – The Doctors Kamo – What’s happening to me? Is it me or my hormones?
August 2018 – Jasmine Fuller – Mint Floral – Growing a Values-Based Business with Minimal Marketing Dollars
July 2018 – Di Crawford-Errington – On Track Bookkeeping Ltd – Building your Business as a Solopreneur – From Xero to Hero
June 2018 - Sara Reid – GFM Branding Solutions Ltd – Making your Brand work for you
May 2018 - Philippa Mannagh - Liked Media - What's happening with Facebook?
April 2018 - Christine Allen - Solas Media - How to get FREE poistive media exposure for your business
March 2018 - Mary Cook - StaffCare - Leaping into Biz for Yourself - The importance of trust and key H & S Tips
February 2018 - Barbara Jaques - BJ Projects - Six Success Secrets - Useful Strategies for Managing Yourself
November 2017 – Kelly Wilson – The Wilson Sisters – Following your Passion – Harnessing your horsepower to create success
October 2017 – Bernadette Norman – Mallets - Merging Traditional & On-line Retail - Surviving in the retail fashion industry
September 2017 – Emma Jelsma – Word Perfect - The 'Key Phrase Game' - Want some feedback to benefit your organic SEO?
August 2017 – Rangimarie Kelly – Level Strategy, Marketing & Design - Is Your Business Thriving Online? - 3 Factors You Need to Understand to Ensure Your Business Remains Competitive Online
June 2017 – Toni Sherwood – Ray White Realty - Staying on Top of Your Game - A Formula for Consistent Sales Success
May 2017 – Leah Peacock – Sudburys - Keeping your Head while Losing your Rack! - One woman's journey through the dreaded 'C'
April 2017 – Sally Leftley – SL Advisory Ltd - Employment Law Update - An update on the latest developments.
February 2017 – Barbara Jaques – BJ Projects – Discover the Confident You
November 2016 – Jules Smith – Washbar – Lifting your Business from Local to Global
September 2016 – Karen Te’o – Business Growth Solutions – Grow your Business Revenue & Double your Profit in 5 Easy Steps
August 2016 – Becky Cashman – Goodbye Products – Generosity Marketing – Creating Business Success without a big Spend
July 2016 – Jo Lees – Creative Web Ideas – Creating Email Newsletter Content that Rocks!
June 2016 – Corinne Austin – FitFix – Would you pass a Warrant of Fitness?
May 2016 – Philippa Mannagh – Liked Media – Overwhelmed with Social Media? Where can I start?
April 2016 – Vicki Ogle – Homekill Services - Guts and Glory and well hung meat – Resilience and planning
March 2016 - Open Discussion evening – Grow your Biz – Idea sharing evening
February 2016 – Barbara Jaques – BJ Projects - Procrastination – why we do it and how to change it
November 2015 – Melanie Rands – Ecostore – Anti-Marketing – Busting out of the BAU Paradigm
October 2015 – Kaari Schlebach – Himalayan Trading Post - Generosity in Business
September 2015 – Networking - Promote your Biz night
August 2015 – Catherine Davies-Colley – Sewezi – From Concept to Commercial production in China
July 2015 – Tania Dunn – Marine North – What the Awards process can do for your business
June 2015 – Myriam Heynen – EMA – An open discussion on Employment Relations
May 2015 – Barbara covered for Catherine Davies –Colley – facilitated session on the importance of connections in business
April 2015 – Jackie Lints – Educare – Positioning your Biz for the Future
March 2015 – Leah Cameron – Natural Chemistry - Balance Yourself- Natural Chemistry -
February 2015 – Barbara Jaques – BJ Projects - Reignite your Mojo
November 2014 – Nikki Davies-Colley – From Small biz to Big Biz
October 2014 - Sarahlee Cobb - Sarahlee Cobb Photography – Does your Biz look as good as you?
September 2014 – Gemma Buchanan - Buchanan’s Amcal Pharmacy – What are you doing to take your Biz to the next Level?
August 2014 – Shona Kelly - ReflectNZ - Unveiling the Myths of H & S Management
July 2014 – Cindy Battye – Effectively Creating and Managing your Mailing Lists and Subscribers
June 2014 – Annette Johnston – Robinsons Asphalts – Key Learnings from 20 years in Business
May 2014 – Sandra Boston – Kiwi Cakes – From Garage to Global Internet Business
April 2014 – Charmaine O’Shea – Johnston O’Shea – Leadership Journey
March 2014 – Marketing Exchange – Speed Networking
Feb 2014 – BJ Projects – BJ Projects - Goal Setting
November – Debbie Mayo-Smith – How to be more successful
October – Kathryn Darroch - Dress for Success – Achieving funding success in Organisations
September – Cheryl Polwarth and Karen Matich - Polwarths – Grit and Evolving Your Business
August – Sheryl Mai – Business Continuity – Is your Business Prepared?
July 2013 – Sandra McKersey – People Potential - How to Grow your Business
May 2013 – Mary Britton – Coaching Pacific - Neuroscience and Leadership
April 2013 –Talia Mana – Leo Industries - Ways to Make Money on Line
March 2013 – Janine Matchitt – Viola Organics - What’s Really in that Miracle Cream?
February 2013 – Fiona Southorn – Bayleys Real Estate - Putting the Wheels in Motion – My Olympic Journey
November 2012 – Anne Kaminski – Anne Kaminski Consulting – ‘The Changing World of Recruitment
October 2012 – Jules Smith – Washbar – ‘Growing a Biz from the Ground Up’
September 2012 – Denise Jensen – Refining NZ – “Seizing Opportunities – My leadership Journey’
August 2012 – Janine Matchitt – Viola Organics – Barbara Jaques Facilitated – ‘How to keep focused’
July 2012 – Robyn Banks – Headlines – ‘It’s all about Attitude – How’s Yours?’
June 2012 – Andrea Ross – People Potential – Dealing with Change
May 2012 – Justine Amundson – Amundson & Amundson - How to do what you love & run a successful business
April 2012– Jude Thompson - WDC - Resilience
Oct 2011- Barbara Jaques - BJ Projects - What is NLP
Sept 2011 - Linda Wallis - Assist You - Time management – Outlook Express
Aug 2011- Katherine Kozel – Search Engine Optimisation – Demystifying Social Media August
July 2011 - Jules Rylev - Bloom Florist
May 2011- Judy Collins – Webb Ross & Co
April 2011- Leah Peacock - Sudburys
March 2011- Maggie Dixon - Maggie Dixon Real Estate