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  1. NB2 promotes members’ business as well as their educational and professional accomplishments through referrals, its website, social media platforms, recommendations, and awards.
  2. Frequent Networking Sessions facilitate connecting, supporting, mentoring, and having fun with other accomplished Black women who work in government, private industry, academia, their own businesses, and/or their professional practice.
  3. NB2 gives back  financially. It also supports community events particular those that affect women.
  4. It provides a platform for and a directory of our public speakers and presenters.
  5. Our student-members have ready access to a broad base of leading professional Black women.
  6. The NB2PW Community Partnership was established in 2011 and is the only known loyalty program in the history of the Ottawa Black Community! Upon presentation of their membership card, our paid-up members can receive discounts, coupons, rewards, or special considerations from Our Community Partners. Networking works!

[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”HOW OFTEN ARE THE MEETINGS HELD?”]Monthly in the form of a Mixer in the Market © or a special event such as International Womens’ Day or Mothers’ Day celebration, Dancing Under the Stars©, our NB2PW September Marquee Event or the Annual Christmas Cocktail.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”HOW OFTEN ARE THE NETWORKING EVENTS HELD?”]Every month we either host a Networking Session or an Event. Either way, there are always opportunities to network.  Our Networking Sessions are organized so that attendees get to meet and talk with each other in an meaningful manner and first-time attendees are quickly made to feel welcome.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?”]

  1. Under Membership, find the membership category on that best  suits you; fill out an application and pay the corresponding membership fee by cheque, Paypal, or e-transfer (info@nb2pw.org).
  1. Join a team- (That is one aspect of the bidirectional sharing portion of our mission): Marketing & Communications  Social Media  Members’ Services  Events & Planning Programs  Treasury  Registrar  Secretary  Product and Sales – Branding Honorary Patrons’ Liaison Plus: Blogging, Community Partnership Loyalty Program, Sponsors, Swag Bag Donations, Assist on the day-of and muchmore

NB2 is what you make it. We are a group of highly dedicated volunteers who are also accomplished professionals and sometimes busy moms. More hands on deck = lighter work-load and more get accomplished.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”ARE THERE OTHER WAYS IN WHICH I CAN GET INVOLVED?”]

NB2PW is member-driven and there are several way in which you can become an active member. If you are still unclear whether your job, skill-set, education, or experience fit within the membership description, please write to info@nb2pw.org . Our aim is to be inclusive and to empower. The number one criterion for membership in NB2PW is to give of your time, sponsorship, or referrals. Example:


  • Join an ongoing team: Treasury, Marketing and Communication, Membership Services, or Events Planning
  • Assist on the day of event/session: Prepare swag bags, door and collections, assist special-guests
  • Join a specific team to plan/execute a specific Event: Black History Month (February), International Women’s Day (March), Mother’s Day (May), Dancing Under the Stars (June), Mixer in the Market (January, April, July, & August), Anniversary celebration (September), Annual Christmas Cocktail (December).
  • Prepare/design posters, send out press releases and give your editorial services.
  • Become a Facebook Work /website administrator
  • Become a regular Nb2wist blogger – see categories
  • Become a speaker
  • Become a networking session/events moderator/welcoming team member


  • Sponsor our monthly meetings, Networking Sessions and/or a Specific Event:

1. Every month each attendee leaves our Networking Sessions with a swag bag of business cards of fellow attendees as well as promotional items, coupons, samples etc. from or session sponsors. The Networking Session sponsors also provide cash/door prizes and gifts to our guest speakers. These are usually lower dollar outlays. The average Networking Session has 15-50 attendees. Guest speaker gift is in the $50 range and can be a gift item, coupon, service or gift certificate.

2. Event sponsors purchase advertising in the NB2 program brochures, donate gift cards, coupons, door prizes which are generally larger outlays. Specific Events usually attract over 100 attendees. Speaker-gifts (not including speaker-fees) are usually in the $100 range and can be a gift item/service/gift certificate.

  •  Assist in finding sponsors
  • Become a Community Discount Partner: Community Discount Partners offer discounts and other incentives to card-carrying, paid-up NB2PW members in a bi-directional loyalty program.
  • Recommend/solicit Partners


  • Recommend speakers
  • Recommend groups/events with which we can collaborate
  • Find suitable venue/location for events and Networking Sessions

[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO HAVING A MEMBERSHIP CARD?”]Members are issued a numbered membership card that can be shown at the door of NB2PW events and can be used to receive members’ discount and discounts through our Community Partners’ Loyalty Program. The cards are ordered by volume and are distributed to all members within a few weeks of signing up.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”WHAT IS A COMMUNITY PARTNER?”]Community Partners are local businesses and service providers (including members) who participate in a loyalty program by offering a discount or special, with uniform consideration, to NB2PW paid-up members. Our Partners are issued a Certificate of Participation that can be displayed at their place of business or on their website or social media page. Please check their page on the site. If you (or someone you know) are willing to participate in this program (That’s Ujaama: Cooperative Economics), kindly contact info@nb2pw.org.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”IS THERE A PLAN TO POST CRITERIA TO ALL MEMBERS FOR EXTERNAL CONTRACTS AND OFFER THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO QUOTE?”]We know our members and members who actively network know each other. Members will always have 1st dibs on contracts at NB2PW. If several members offer the same service/product they may quote against each other. We will also have at least one quote from the wider community or from a non-member. May the best woman win.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”CAN BUSINESS/PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS DIAL IN FOR TELECON MEETINGS?”]All members are welcome join in team meetings in person or via teleconference. Having your input and participation is key to keeping the Network dynamic.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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