News Archive

Established in 1990, the West Midlands Women in Business Association (wiba), is one of the premier business women’s associations in the Midlands. It offers an opportunity for women managers and entrepreneurs in Birmingham and across the region to network, learn new business skills, develop ideas and share business knowledge with each other and some of the leading businesses in the West Midlands.

wiba is also recognised nationally as a professional voice for businesswomen who operate across a wide variety of geographic locations and business sectors, and its work has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live and in consultations with Government departments.

Current Chairman, Janette Rawlinson - a personal and business development consultant by profession, continues to build on wiba’s profile and seeks to develop its role as the voice of professional business women across the region.

“The key to our success is offering a variety of events that appeal to our members at different stages of their professional careers. Today, women operate in different business sectors and are often working alone building new businesses or are climbing the career ladder and reaching new heights in the traditional corporate environment.

“Whatever their background, our experience at wiba is that these business women are all keen to develop themselves, are open to learn new business skills and embrace ideas. Our role is to engage with them, reflect their changing needs and develop our services to ensure that we continue to inspire them to succeed.”

wiba runs a programme of monthly events in a range of locations across Birmingham and the wider region and aims to bring a friendly, positive approach to building business contacts with like-minded women professionals from all sectors – employed and self employed.