Promoting networking and education for professional women
This is a working council that promotes networking and education for professional women and women entrepreneurs while highlighting the women leaders in the community. The group holds four events per year including: the Annual Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon in October/November, a kickoff event to the Woman of the Year prior to the event, one Educational Lunch, and the Annual Tea in April; as well as rotating quarterly programming: the S.H.E. Seminars (Smart. Honest. Effective) and The Woman Effect along with a 6-month mentorship program, the Mentorship Academy. Men are encouraged to attend the WoY, Tea and Luncheon while the S.H.E. Seminars and The Woman Effect are exclusively for women to provide a more open, honest conversation amongst women in business.
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2023 Woman of the Year Luncheon presented by The Markarian Group and Palm Beach State College
Produced by our Women in Business Council, our Woman of the Year Luncheon is one of our most popular events of the year! Last year, the energy was electric at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside. Congratulations to our 2022 Woman of the Year, Dr. Nika Coleman-Ferrell and all of our amazing finalists. See the rest of the photos by Capehart here.
We currently have our Top 10 Finalists announced. Check our Facebook for more information! (https://www.facebook.com/pbnchamber). We hope to see you on October 5th for our Kick Off event and on October 31st for our Annual Awards Luncheon.
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce will honor one individual each year as the Woman of the Year. The recipient for this award must meet or exceed the following criteria:
- Demonstrate leadership that benefits the Palm Beach North community by creating or contributing significantly to the success of one or more local organizations.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the Palm Beach North community by inspiring community-wide support.
- Exemplifies the highest standards of business and community leadership.
- Positively impacts the growth of the Palm Beach North Community.
Be on the lookout for our 2024 nominations in July 2024!
Mentorship Academy, Presented by Lickstein Plastic Surgery - started Fall 2020, Continuing into Spring 2024.
The Women in Business Council continues to be dedicated to bringing educational and enlightening programs to female professionals in Palm Beach North. Women in Business Mentorship Academy, Presented by Lickstein Plastic Surgery, is an opportunity for women facing challenges affecting their career or business to grow personally and professionally. The six-month Academy will offer one-on-one mentorship paired with a virtual classroom. The program, along with the mentor, will provide guidance on numerous aspects of career exploration, work-life balance, and community knowledge as well as help set career goals and develop interpersonal skills. Upon the completion of the course, participants will have gained valuable knowledge and skills to advance their careers while building a network of personal and professional contacts. Stay tuned for updates on the Spring 2024 program. We will also be looking for Mentors--learn more here! See full program details and updates here: https://www.pbnchamber.com/wibc-mentorship-academy/
Are you a former Mentee or Mentor of the program? Find out more about our NEW WIBC Mentorship Academy Alumni Group, which started October 2023.
Virtual Events* - Now Hybrid and Still Going Strong!
The Women In Business Council's rotating quarterly hybrid events, the S.H.E. Seminars (Smart. Honest. Effective) is the Women In Business Council's open forum discussion with women business leaders who share ideas on ways to manage business successfully. Topics rotate and are based on feedback of current and previous attendees.
The Woman Effect started as a virtual podcast-style interview with women who have made it, in a male dominated industry. Guests will be CEOs and/or executives from various industries all over the US. The WIBC is working dilligently on our Spring 2024 TWE event--stay tuned!
*These events are exclusively for women while the quarterly events, men are encouraged to attend as well! Check out our most recent updated schedule here.
We offer you growth and support by:
- Identifying career inhibitors in your life and work
- Creating a strategy to overcome the various career inhibitors and helping you grow
- Helping you develop leadership skills for advancing your career
- Instilling confidence and providing a business support network
- Helping you reach her fullest potential
Who can participate?
WHO can participate?
- Woman member (or future member) of the PBNCC must have at least 2 of the below:
- Women-owned business
- Younger Woman/Young Professional beginning her career or business
- Women reentering the workforce
- Women wanting to advance her career
- Women leaders working in the nonprofit sector
WIBC Mentorship Academy, Presented by:
The Mentorship Academy, Presented by Lickstein Plastic Surgery starts in the Spring, from April - October. Various socials are scheduled throughout the year, before, during and after the program.
See full program details and updates here: