KZNWIB Welcomes You To Your First Meeting

Tomorrow will be your first time visiting us at KZN Women In Business, and whilst we realise that walking into a room of 100 ladies can seem quite intimidating for some, we are excited that you have taken the plunge and are thrilled to be meeting you!

We'd love to help you make the most of your first KZNWIB meeting so please read further for full details of what to expect and consult our preparation checklist below to make sure you come ready to network.

  • Bring Business Cards
  • Prepare a 30 second "elevator pitch" introducing yourself and your business
  • Print the Meeting List to note people you would like to connect with
  • Bring some cash if you want to buy Raffle Tickets
  • Connect with as many ladies as possible

Nicci Hosking


Nicci Will Greet you

Our friendly administrator Nicci will be there to greet you at the door and provide you with a name tag. Please get a business card ready for her if you have one! This is also the place where you are able to purchase raffle tickets (R10 each) to stand a chance of winning the gorgeous raffle hampers on the day.

We also have a team of ten fabulous committee members that will be more than happy to assist you on the day, should you have any queries! Click the button below to see their photos and read a mini bio on each.

What to expect

Here is a little outline of the meeting format, so you will know what to expect;

  • 8:00 – 8:30am: OPEN NETWORKING (Please arrive timeously, as there is a lot to see and do before each meeting)
  • 8:35am: MEMBER NEWS (Highlighting achievements and milestones in members businesses and personal lives)
  • 8:40am: SPONSOR – ActionCOACH (Our main sponsor has a few minutes to tell the ladies more about themselves)
  • 8:45am: CHARITY – ITHEMBA LETHU (iThemba Lethu is KZNWIB’s chosen charity and they are given an opportunity at each meeting to update us on their work and specific needs.)
  • 8:50am: GIFT SPONSOR (Our gift sponsor has a few minutes to tell the ladies more about themselves)
  • 8:55am: SPEAKER (We have a different guest speaker for each meeting)
  • 9:20am: NETWORKING

The time of the meeting where ladies can learn more about the other ladies businesses.  Each lady at the meeting has the opportunity to stand up and say who they are, where they are from and what they do in 30 seconds only. A meeting list is mailed to everyone beforehand so they are able to highlight ladies on the list as they hear them speaking, to connect with afterwards.

  • 10:00 – 10:20am: Lucky Draws (Ladies that provide a Lucky Draw Prize are able to speak for 1 minute about their business and give away their prize. This benefit is only available to our members)
  • 10:20am: RAFFLE DRAW (The Gift Sponsor of each meeting provides 2 gorgeous hampers that are up for raffle at each meeting. Raffle tickets cost R10 each, with all proceeds going to our chosen charity)
  • 10:30am: CLOSE

Our Committee


Nicci Hosking


EM-Between Communications
Effective PR solutions to get your brand out there!


Melanie Gard


We help our clients to use new Internet technology to find more business, increase their credibility and stay ahead of their competitors online. From Adwords to SEO to social media training, we can help to simplify the Internet.


Chrystal Austin

Vice Chairperson

Growing People Great / Profiles International SA

Personal and Professional Development Specialists: Assessments, Coaching, Leadership Skills, Sales and Life Skills, Team-Building, Personality Profiling.


Chantal Edouard-Betsy

Committee Member

1 Day Webs
Website Design & Development in one day.

Emma Jacobs

Emma Jacobs

Committee Member

Westville B&B

Award-winning 5 star Guest House and Conference Venue in Westville, Durban.



Kate Oliver

Committee Member


Lesley Forbes

Committee Member

 Forbes Consulting

Owner run and managed Recruitment and Human Resource Consultancy, focussing on always finding and retaining the Right Fit for your business.


Senta Duffield

Committee Member

 Maya Dance Company

Encouraging women to find the Goddess within themselves through Belly Dance


Sonja du Toit

Sonja du Toit

Committee Member


Finance and Holistic Wealth Management specialist.


Tasha Jardim

Tasha Jardim

Committee Member

Tasha’s Fantastic Fudge

Owner run and managed fudge manufacturing and distribution