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About YWiB

YWiB connects young women with the skills and support to achieve success on their own terms and to become engaged members within their communities.

Who is YWiB? The Young Women in Business [YWiB] network is a non-profit society for emerging female leaders in Western Canada. The network acts as the central forum to connect ambitious young women from a variety of careers, industries, and backgrounds. YWiB hosts a variety of events that provide our members with opportunities to develop relevant skills and knowledge, so that they have the insight, support, and capability to reach their fullest personal and professional potential.
What Does YWiB Do? YWiB consists of four different groups, each of whom target different groups of young women.
  • YWiB hosts a variety of events that provide our members (mainly young professionals and entrepreneurs) with opportunities to develop relevant skills and knowledge, so that they have the insight, support, and capability to reach their fullest personal and professional potential.
  • Our university chapters at UBC, SFU and UVic serve the needs of young women who are still in school, teaching them valuable skills and sharing invaluable experiences through workshops, panel sessions & other events.
  • Our annual conference Beyond P!nk brings together all our members to celebrate inspiration, learning and sharing each others’ stories.

Meet YWiB & Get To Know Her Story!

name | YWiB
pronunciation | “why-wib”
company | Canadian Young Women in Business Society
about | The Young Women in Business [YWiB] network is a non-profit society for emerging female leaders in Western Canada. The network acts as the central forum to connect ambitious, young women from a variety of careers, industries, and backgrounds. YWiB hosts a variety of events that provide our members with opportunities to develop relevant skills and knowledge, so that they have the insight, support, and capability to reach their fullest personal and professional potential
our statement | YWiB connects young women with skills and support to achieve personal and professional success on their own terms and become engaged members within their communities
our members | YWiB is an umbrella organization with 4 distinct groups of members: junior university students, senior university students, passionate entrepreneurs, aspiring professionals
our events | educational panel sessions, unique networking opportunities, inspiring ideations, exclusive joint events with women networking and business groups, intimate coffee chats with mentors
annual conference | Beyond Pink is a multi-day conference focused on encouraging personal and professional growth through passionate speaker presentations, educational workshops, engaging delegate activities, innovative tradeshow exhibitors, and inspiring networking opportunities- check out Beyond Pink 2008 for a preview of 2009
university chapters | University chapters offer opportunities for junior students to learn about networking, mentorship and community events in a social environment and engage senior students to explore and grow their leadership skills through involvement opportunities within the chapters, YWiB, and the community at large
areas for involvement | member, volunteer, mentor, corporate sponsor, angel sponsor, advisor, event partner, in-kind supporter, exhibitor, speaker, director
childhood ambition | to change the world
wildest dream | to make every woman’s dreams come true
fondest memory | our kick-off at Beyond Pink 2008
retreat | a place with big ideas, excitement and passionate energy
favourite quote | “do what you can, with what you have, where you are”- Theodore Roosevelt
inspiration | YOU

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