Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to the Women in Business Gibraltar website!  “It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this Website in my second-year term as Chair”. 

WIB purpose is “To provide a professional networking platform which connects, shares and inspires likeminded women”.

The WIB Committee are local business and professional women who voluntarily give up their time to help and support the development and success of other business and professional women in Gibraltar. The Committee’s aspirations are to increase membership numbers, collaborate with other organisations and provide a dynamic and supportive network that enables our more experienced members to ‘send the elevator back down’ and help students/young entrepreneurs or less experienced women achieve success.

‘Be Bold for Change’ was the strapline for International Women’s Day in 2017 and WIB Gibraltar have embarked on a journey to fully embraced this theme throughout the Committee’s two-year tenure.  

Last year my Committee and some key WIB members held a strategy meeting and redefined the WIB Gibraltar purpose and values, established some key objectives to progress and obtained legal advice on our single gender status.  This is all held on the private members site of this website.

WIB made representation to the Department of Equality in 2017 and provided some parity statistics from Girls in Tech and Financial Services which has resulted in a positive move on International Women’s Day 2018 where the Rt Hon Samantha Sacramento announced work will be commissioned in this area.  Additionally, WIB made representation on introducing a Mentoring Programme for Women to help with parity and diversity and the Department of Equality are to launch a mentoring programme in partnership with Gibraltar businesses in May. 

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘Press for Progress’ and of the five themes promoted this year WIB Gibraltar are supporting “celebration of women’s achievements” by launching an equality study to examine the equal status of women in local businesses and professions in Gibraltar.

Women in Business Gibraltar work together as a group of business and professional women to share business contacts and create opportunities for all our members in relation to their individual business and/or professional needs. We offer a forum to network and promote their businesses/careers and meet other like-minded individuals.

Our strength is having access to our diverse group of individuals that can and will support each other, promote and develop the network and reach out to other professional and business women both locally and in other countries.

If you want to embark on this journey with us and are willing to collaborate and be part of this professional group please click here – you will be made most welcome”

 

Janet Brear

Chair – Women in Business Gibraltar

This group was set up in the 1990’s by business and professional women for business and professional women.