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March 2023 WBN Blog- Happy International Women's Day Month!

Happy coincidence, ladies! Our WBN meeting this month falls on Wednesday, March 8th - International Women's Day! Can you think of a better way to celebrate than being with other women in business? See below for more meeting details.


Don't have time to read it all now but are curious about something in particular?


March Meeting Information

President's Message

Keynote Speaker

Did you know?

New Members


BOOST update

Blog Contest

Minerva Award


We are now meeting in Courtenay

Join us on Wednesday, March 8th at the Elks Lodge at 6 pm.

Be prepared to indulge in delicious refreshments, participate in the 50/50 BOOST fundraiser draw, win some amazing door prizes donated by our very own women in business members, and glean some valuable insights for your life and your business from this month's speaker!

Tickets are on sale now until Sunday, March 5th at midnight.

Elks Hall (map)

231 6th St,

Courtenay, BC

V9N 1L9


President's Message

Our March Meeting is International Women’s Day! What a great way to celebrate by attending our Meeting and hearing our Key Note Speaker, Mia Jerritt to learn about her experience helping women in Africa!!

March also marks 36 years of Comox Valley Women’s Business Network. What an achievement that we are still connecting with women and sharing our businesses, talents and much more! It is so important to have a community and connections. Look forward to seeing you all!

-Bobbie Norton


Keynote Speaker - Mia Jerrit

Mia brings over 30 years of insight and wisdom to the powerful world of personal growth and change in the face of fear. Her background in transformational health, as well as her skills as a successful business owner, allow her to guide others from a place of knowledge and experience in the 8 different areas of life including career, health, wealth, and relationships. She is dedicated to leading women who are ready to embrace their best life while coming into a deep understanding of their purpose and gifts so they can live life fully, wholly and unapologetically.

She will be speaking on the powerful relationship between gratitude in the modern world through the eyes of hope and the third world. At the end of it all - we all dream for the same things. Love. Safety. Peace. Happiness. We can learn so much from those who have so little.

She has a 3-part podcast series on her trip to Africa which is all about resilience and she is inviting you to listen to it prior to the next meeting to get an understanding of the experience.

Here is the link -


Did you know that International Women's Day turns 112 this year?

The first International Women's day was officially celebrated in 1911!

The holiday first emerged from the labor movements in North America and Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. Since then, International Women’s Day has become a global celebration for women all around the world.

It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It's a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. (borrowed from



Welcome to our New Members

Dawn Elgin

Practical Spiritualism

Terry-Lynn Hemmerling

Be Well With TL

We look forward to learning more about your businesses and to begin networking with you!


Our new Blog needs a Name. . .

Our new WBN Blog needs a creative name! We invite you to bring your ideas to the March meeting where you can submit your suggestions. Entries will be voted on by the WBN Board and a prize (yet to be determined) will be awarded for the winning submission!


The Minerva Award Nominations are now open

The Minerva Award is presented annually to recognize a member of the Women’s Business Network who gives freely of her experience, time and energy to the organization, its members, and our community.

For more information and to submit your nomination, check out our website.


Do you want to get more involved in the Comox Valley WBN?

We are looking for people who would like to be more involved in our group and are looking to share their talents as part of the Comox Valley WBN Board.

We have three fantastic board of director positions to choose from:

Secretary - Records minutes at the Monthly zoom board meetings.

Programs Manager - Secures the monthly speaker.

Facilities Manager- Helps prepare the space for our monthly meetings, including food organization and prep.

Contact us if you want a little more info about the scope of these positions, or if you are ready to jump in and join the team!

Promote your business

Maybe you're not ready to commit to an ongoing position but would like your business to be featured on the Monthly Blog or at our monthly meeting.

We have openings for Spotlight Speakers for the April- June 2023 meetings and for Blog Sponsors for April- June 2023. The cost is $25 for each.

If you would like to reserve your spot to feature your business in either the blog or during our monthly meeting, please submit your request with this form.



This year, our BOOST recipient is Comox Valley Family Services.

Here's a snapshot of one way in which they help support families in the Comox Valley:

Family Development Programs

The Family Development Program offers individualized outreach support to families with children and youth. This service works to restore positive functioning in families who would benefit from a variety of coordinated services that are individualized to meet each family’s specific needs.

Services offered through the Family Development Program can include:

• Parenting and/or life skills education

• Assistance and support to help participants access local resources, support and services. These can include: housing, addiction services, food security and counselling

• Supervision of family visits

• Assist participants to gain knowledge of local community services, and to increase their capacity for self-reliance.

Our youth work aspect provides a unique experience to engage youth and assist them with issues such as: social skills, addictions, accessing community resources, school issues, problem-solving and conflict resolution.

This is a no fee programs are open to all families in the Comox Valley and surrounding area.

To find out more about all of the programs that they offer, visit their website.

Check out this page to learn more about the Comox Valley WBN BOOST sponsorship


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