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WiBA is not another course. It is a game changing monthly business club and virtual community of determined and plucky career women and business owners.

Give yourself the greatest opportunity to triumph
in your career and business.


You don’t need to ride the super highway alone.

Club members are like minded and purposeful women who USE COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE to influence and encourage each other to greater heights and support each other when things don’t go according to plan, which happens from time to time.

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Quick Questions:

What will I have access to as a club member?

Find out more >

WHAT IS WIBA

Women in Business Association is a dynamic online community of women in careers and business owners.

 

It is a membership platform designed to support, empower and inspire business women all over the world. WiBA upskills and mentors professionals, while we maintain a keen understanding of the multi-faceted lives and careers of working women.

 

WiBA helps you to create business success while enjoying a more satisfying, fulfilling personal and professional life.

Business women that become members have access to:

  • Professional insights from industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and business owners.

  • A growing base of supportive professionals that are invested in your success.

  • A listening ear from women that can provide interesting and innovative perspectives on your challenges and obstacles.

  • A platform of accountability that enables you to set and achieve progressive goals.

  • Personal and professional content that inspires, guides, and contributes positively to every aspect of your life.

  • Subject matter experts.

  • A number of regular events that are designed to help you to stay inspired and motivated.

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WiBA Member Elizabeth van der Merwe and Anni Wilhelmi - WiBA founder

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

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I love my WiBA group and the support. The greatest benefit to WiBA are the different challenges and how we assist each other to overcome these. The masterclass on how to sell online was very helpful.

Ekta

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After every session, I have shared the knowledge with my team and implemented the tools into my business. We have changed our sales language, our website and advertising boards with the knowledge I have gained from masterclasses.  I initially did not know where the business was and the WHY.  I know now and WiBA has given me an orderly mind.

Ruby

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I needed vision and its scary how through my vision board, many of my goals and dreams actually realised. It was a WOW for me and things fell into place. The masterclasses made me stop to think – I practised mindfulness. I can see the difference in my focus and energy. WiBA is a journey, the tips and tools spoke to my passion which I am still unpacking.

Lucia

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I loved the bootcamp on understanding your customer. I have been so busy chasing my tail, so I love the meetings as I take away so much. I’ve become more accountable and WiBA has helped me channel my focus. The profiling was very beneficial.

Sharon

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Looking back, the bootcamp put my year in perspective.  Every interaction gave me pearls of wisdom, which reinforced what I knew and helped me to implement. This is a group of amazing ladies.

Batya

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I enjoyed the succession planning and neuro pricing workshops. But my case study presented to the group was the most brilliant thing I have ever done.  You helped me to consider elements I had not considered, especially the risks to my business plan.

Aalia

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I love the meetings and the camaraderie.  It has given me confidence. The women only interaction has been non-threatening. I took a lot away from the masterclass on succession planning presented by PwC.

Francis

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The sales masterclass was significant and impactful and the Business transition workshop gave me insight to plan for exit now.

Kgabo

WHAT OUR MEMBERS WANT 
YOU TO KNOW

I don't feel alone anymore. These women are experiencing the same career challenges as me.

> TREAD LIGHTLY ON OUR EARTH

We are foot soldiers of negative carbon footprint to limit the spike in global temperature. 95% of our engagement is  virtual, positively impacting green house emissions.

 

We are passionate about slowing down deforestation. We honour each member annually by planting a tree for them in Stanford, South Africa. The WPO Plant a Forest initiative was started in 2014.

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> APPLY FOR SPONSORSHIP

The continent of Africa is in a promising decade of economic growth outputs. WiBA supports this by improving livelihoods of women in Africa by offering limited sponsorship opportunities for select women.

> WiBA OFFERS BUSINESSWOMEN

  • Virtual meeting spaces with different monthly touchpoints for members. These provide a “one-stop shop” of valuable information, contacts and resources.  

  • Masterclasses by subject matter experts to share their personal experiences and insights on business practices and on setting and achieving relevant goals.Monthly Masterclasses

  • Monthly member progress reporting to your tribe. This helps you to stay accountable and productive.

  • Dynamic professional and personal content for business women who want to grow.

  • A place to share challenges and seek solutions. As members of WiBA, business women have the platform on which to share their incredible knowledge and well-informed opinions with one another.

  • Annual Virtual Conference. 

  • Java Café networking. 

  • Resources, thought leadership and inspiration from other professionals from all over the world.

  • Member support and accountability. 

 

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RESOURCES

Our members have access to various touch points monthly.

Our mission is to upskill, inspire and expose you as women in business, to on trend information, subject matter/industry experts and tips/ tools and solutions to business challenges in 3 monthly timeslots which are 2 hours per event. All events are virtual.

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Online Member Area 
Our members have access to a Resource Hub which they can access in their own time.
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Masterclasses
Masterclasses are held quarterly. Our members are exposed to on-trend subject matter experts who delve into a variety of topics affecting business women today.
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Accountability Report Back
Our members partake in a monthly session with their peers to remain accountable to their goals.
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Business Challenge Case Study
Business Challenge Case Studies are designed to help members with business challenges and new ideas by asking relevant questions and offering guidance through advice or personal experience.

EVENTS CALENDAR

> LATEST INSIGHTS

> Club membership criteria:

Female


In a career or own a business


Lead a team or have direct reports.


Manage a budget or have KPI's/business goals.


Able to meet twice monthly, first Monday and third Wednesday for 2 to 2.5 hours.

Meeting timesare mostly at 15.00 SAST, 9.00 EST, 14.00 GMT.


Are super enthusiastic to hammer out a knockout professional and personal present and future.
 

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Anni Wilhelmi - WiBA founder and WiBA Member Dianne Hirst

> INDUSTRIES WE GROW WITH

Architecture & Design
Chemicals & Pharma
Construction
Consumer
Events
Fashion
Financial
Food & Beverage
Hospitality
Human Resources
Information Tech
Insurance
Legal Services
Logistics
Marketing & Media
Manufacturing
Medical
Mining
Non-profit
Real Estate
Tech