About Us

The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network was established in 1991 and is still going strong! 30 years!

We are a high energy group of local business and professional women who meet once a month between September and June to network and develop business opportunities. We offer guest speakers on business and women-related topics and provide opportunities for our members to market their businesses. We have a growing membership with a wonderful and varied skill set, an assortment of talents, and valuable wisdom which allows for the sharing of referrals and expertise.

This group includes entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals from retail, manufacturing, health and wellness, construction, retail and not-for-profit organizations – just to name a few.

Businesswomen who would like to build relationships should get networking with the Comox Valley Women’s Business Network!

Join Our Group

  • Develop the ability to meet other business owners to share ideas and resources
  • Meet potential clients/customers and pass referrals
  • Increase the visibility of their business
  • Learn important business information and skills
  • Keep up to date with the trends, demands and events happening in the Comox Valley.

Monthly Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month (September through June) in person at various locations around town or via zoom. Visit our website, join our e-newsletter and follow us on Facebook for upcoming events. Our meetings include a keynote presentation, member pitches and spotlight presentations, group networking and more!

Register online for all meetings and events. Events via zoom are included in the member fee, guests are welcome for a small fee. In-person events vary in pricing depending on the location and food service available. Members always enjoy a discount for live events and meetings.

Prospective members and guests may attend up to two meetings or events before committing to joining the organization.

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President’s Message

I am thrilled and honoured to be the President of The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network. We have a very enthusiastic board this year, and I am excited to be working alongside such an incredible group of women. We look forward to connecting and elevating all of our members!

Honorary Lifetime Member Award

At our June 13, 2018 meeting Linda Graceffo (right) presented Maureen Glowasky of Grace Cosmetics with our first ever honourary CVWBN ‘Lifetime Membership Award.’ Maureen has been a member since the organization was created more than 25 years ago.

She is an inspiration to all of us and is well-deserving of this recognition. Congratulations, Maureen!

Board of Directors

2021/2022President: Dennyse Harris - Chopra Cerified Meditation Instructor/SpeakerSecretary: Sita Then - Evergreen Coffin CompanyTreasurer: Alice Russell – Alice Russell, Holistic Nutritionist Membership Director: Kelly Phillips – Conscious Coaching CollectiveSpotlight Director: Ann Marie Lisch – Embodied BeingProgram Director: Monica Parkin -...

Minerva Award

According to legend, ‘Minerva’ was the goddess of warriors, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, and craft. She was often depicted as an owl - a symbol of wisdom. The Minerva Award is presented annually to recognize a member of the Comox Valley Women’s Business Network who gives freely of her experience, time and energy to the organization, its...

Business Bursary

2022 Applications - Deadline April 30, 2o22In keeping with the Comox Valley Women’s Business Network motto – “In Pursuit of Excellence” – the WBN membership offers a bursary valued up to $500 (five hundred dollars) each year. This bursary is offered to encourage and support any CVWBN member who wishes to enhance their current skills and assist in...


May 11, 2022 Meeting

May 11, 2022 Meeting

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 11th from 5:30-9pm at Innisfree Farm! Our evening begins with doors opening at 530pm, and Tai Chi by donation to BOOST at 6pm (20min), followed by our AGM scheduled for 7pm.

March 9, 2022 Meeting

March 9, 2022 Meeting

Join us via zoom for a breakout rooms for networking your business, member Spotlight speaker pitch and a Keynote presentation.

January Virtual Meeting

January Virtual Meeting

Mark your calendars for January 12th! Our first ever members meeting for the New Year will take place online from 7-8PM

November Members Meeting

November Members Meeting

Join us on November 10th at 7 PM via Zoom for a fun night of connection, networking and storytelling. Special presentation by Keynote Speaker, Dayna Kneeland.

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