About WIB

Pursuers of entrepreneurial excellence!



Women In Business is very proud of a history of 16 years of voluntary service.   As a Non Profit Organisation (2020/911027/08) we have supported and encouraged all with whom we have had the pleasure of interacting with.
The organisation is managed by three voluntary directors and overseen by a voluntary committee.
Any funds raised are solely used for the purpose of the pursuance of entrepreneurial excellence of our members.

Women In Business hosts various events (virtual and actual)  to share knowledge, skills, information and to network with one another.  Currently we are only hosting virtual events to ensure the health and safety of all our members and associates.
Women In Business has members, associates and partners across South Africa, Africa and Internationally.  Our footprint is ever widening.  With the onset of the CORONA Virus threat we have managed to grow exponentially through technology.  We encourage all our members to conduct their businesses on a level never before imaged.  There is no limit to the boundaries to reach potential consumers/customers.

Membership is R50 per person per month or R500 for a full year.  Click here to access membership form
For further details please use “contact us”.

Contact SA Corona Virus should you need any support regarding the virus.


Contact us to find out how we can add value to your next Conference, Workshop or Training event.   
We have a wealth of knowledgeable and skilled speakers and trainers.  


Women In Business was founded in July 2005, in Nottingham Road, KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa.  Arising from an identified need for entrepreneurially minded women to network, form linkages and create a support base.  In urban areas there are a proliferation of formal support structures in the form of women’s organisations and chambers, but there is no support mechanism available in the rural areas.  This is where the most need is, as many women are battling with the various roles and responsibilities they play.  In addition to being an entrepreneur, often as a sole trader, they also have families and financial responsibilities.  No one person can be all knowledgeable.  Business requires constant input and dedication.  Without the support and encouragement of fellow entrepreneurs a lot of ladies, who are phenomenal entrepreneurs, flounder without a network of supportive relationships.

The growth of Women In Business has enabled an informal association with the Pietermaritzburg & Midlands Chamber of Business, and for Women In Business to offer services of its own to entrepreneurial women.

WIB Journey:

WIB has enjoyed 15 years of successes, highs & lows, friendships and relationships.  This is an organisation that has grown through the learning curves of its member organisations. WIB has grown in numbers, status and credibility.  WIB has supported many entrepreneurs through personal and business growth. Members have been recognised and benefitted from many acknowledgements, accolades, awards and credibility through the networks’ and contacts offered by WIB opportunities.  WIB prides itself on its own networking initiatives that have built strong and lasting relationships with similar women’s empowerment initiatives.

WIB hosts numerous functions and events on a regular basis with partner organisation and members.  These functions are exceptionally popular and are always well attended.  WIB has been given opportunities to present at national and international women and business conferences, workshops and training sessions alongside and together with leaders and game changers from around the world.
Proud nominee & winners of the Africa’s Most Influential Women In Business, SME Sector  2018/2019 CEO GLOBAL’S PAN AFRICAN AWARDS 
Country Winner (South Africa) – Small and Medium Enterprises
Regional Winner Southern African Development Community (South Africa) – Small and Medium Enterprises
For further details and press release click here
WIB, represented by Ali Engelbrecht, was acknowledge for the work it has done in the Social and Welfare Sector by being awarded 2014 Country Winner Africa’s Most Influential Women In Business and Government.
Ali Engelbrecht was also acknowledged in 2014 as the representative for an Entrepreneurial Pioneer Organisation.

Throughout our journey WIB has remained an autonomous voluntary organisation supported by a voluntary committee.  Through the passion and dedication of members WIB has been able to support and encourage many women in their businesses.  

The good news is that if you are a member of Pietermaritzburg & Midlands Chamber of Business or any other duly constituted Chamber, there is NO CHARGE to be part of Women In Business.  Please complete a registration form and provide proof of Chamber membership.
Entrepreneurs who are not members of a Chamber are welcome to join Women In Business either as a business, an individual or in a virtual capacity.


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