CBWN is committed to providing an inclusive, membership free option to participate in every CBWN event, right from your first meeting. This has become our signature standard. Women’s business organizations have been instrumental in shaping the nature of contemporary networking organizations. With the proliferation of women business in the previous decades, many women formed structured, well-organized groups that met to network and provide professional support. These groups were created not as service clubs but as bona fide networking organizations.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket; one type of business organization won’t serve all your needs. Consciously select a well-rounded mix of networking groups. We believe there is room in the marketplace for all networking groups. Come out and be part of the most sought-after women’s networking group.
We promote and refer the women and their businesses within CBWN but we are not able to guarantee quality and service of the providers.
Ilona Makar began the initial networking franchise in Calgary under another company name in 2009. In 2010 met Debbie Van Camp who also had a similar networking franchise in another area of Calgary. They joined forces that same year, building on what they had learned that worked within their own groups and started a new networking company. CBWN was born!
Given the success of CBWN in Calgary, the decision to open up new markets was made and Connected Business Women Network was born. The new name is a reflection of not only our mission but also, our desire to provide Edmonton businesswomen with the same benefits and experiences Calgary Business Women have come to know and expect.