Most women make business decisions based primarily on the relationships they have built. We tend to seek out someone we know or a referral from someone we trust for services we need, purchases to be made, collaboration, and mentoring.

We must learn to grow and we must grow to achieve our fullest potential. At WIB events you will learn from and be inspired by our guest speakers. They come to us as experts in their field to share their knowledge.

“The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process.”
~ Barbara Colorose

Networking is the best way for prospective clients and referrals to get a sense of who we are and why they would want to do business with us. Whether you are a business owner, a leader or manager within your company or have thoughts of starting a new business, networking will provide you with the connections, ideas and inspiration needed to keep you excited and to take you to your next level!

Connecting Without Borders is the heart of WIB! Each meeting begins and ends with informal networking, learn from a great line-up of speakers addressing topics relevant to women in business.  So cross the border, become a member of WIB and take advantage of this awesome opportunity to connect, learn, grow!

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DATE: July 19, 2019

LOCATION: Meeting at Thrivent Community Room - Informal Meeting Format
SCHEDULE: 7:45 am – 9:30 am
8:00 am: Welcome, 1-Minute Commercial, Group Networking
8:30 am: Speaker
9:15 am: Announcements
9:20 am: Meeting Adjourns, Informal Networking

Coffee Sponsor: Cat Gebhardt with Sherman Insurance

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The Cottage Grove Area Women in Business provides a forum for local women in business to meet, network and exchange ideas while growing professionally and personally with dynamic speakers on topics of interest to business women. All are welcome – need not be a member to attend! Only $15 or if it’s your first meeting you can download your “Free Pass” in the right hand column of this page. No charge for current members!  For additional information: email






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