Victoria is host to tons of amazing business women, and when you get them all together, it’s a given that some sort of magic is going to happen.

Which is exactly why the Victoria Women’s Professional Group was created; to bring like-minded women together to not only do business with but to also connect with on a personal level.

Their philosophy is relationship first, business second. They want women to feel comfortable bringing forward their challenges to receive feedback and support from other members.

You also don’t have to be a business owner or entrepreneur to join – if you work and you identify as a woman in Victoria, then you’re in!

At the end of the day, their goal is to create a community that provides educational events to help women’s careers and businesses thrive.

If you’re looking to find your tribe, be a part of an ever-growing network of empowered women and shoot for the stars when it comes to business, here are 7 reasons why VWPG is for you:

1. Increase your friend circle

They’re not just a networking group – they’re an educational and supportive community. It’s like hanging out with your closest girlfriends, while also gaining the building blocks to further yourself professionally. It’s a win-win, if you ask us!

2. They hold a variety of events

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With so many to choose from, there’s a little bit of something for everyone! VWPG even has two different virtual events coming up, both that you can attend from the comfort of your own home – Women Who Wine: Virtual Speed Networking Night as well as Facing Transitions with Grace and Resiliency.

3. Personal and professional development

VWPG looks to provide continuous learning opportunities to foster personal and professional growth.

They strive to do this via methods from all different leaders and teachers, so you can be constantly challenging yourself through new experiences.

4. Support local!

VWPG is all about the local, whether it’s supporting local businesses or promoting that next latest and greatest thing in Victoria. Their recent Discover Local YYJ event highlighted over 100 local businesses – that’s a lot of local love!

5. Mastermind groups

It’s a no-brainer that two heads are better than one; but how about four?! Mastermind Groups are designed to give members an opportunity to discuss ideas and challenges in a collaborative and inclusive environment.

6. Reach for the stars

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We've rescheduled our SUP social to this coming Monday evening😎 Join us for a fun evening on the water – no experience necessary! This event is open both VWPG members and general public of all-genders and ages! Have your own board? No problem – just RSVP and show up with your gear! Limited event capacity – Reserve your spot now! Link in bio! ______________________________________________⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁠ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁠ #community #womensupportingwomen #yyjwomen #yyjbusiness #networking #yyjnetworking #victoriabc #femaleleadership #womeninbusiness #womeninbusinesscanada #bossbabes #badassbabes #femalenetwork #professionaldevelopment #businessgrowth #entrepreneurlife #solopreneur #vanislebusiness #victoriabusiness #canadianbusinesschicks

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We know you’ve got big goals – and so does VWPG. Together, you can move mountains! Reach your highest potential and smash those dreams – you’re worth it.

7. They’re all inclusive

VWPG is proud to provide inclusive environments regardless of heritage, education, beliefs, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental health, physical or cognitive capabilities, or socio-economic status.

They strive to make everyone feel safe and welcome, no matter who they are and what they bring to the table – be yourself, they want you for you!

Victoria Women’s Professional Group

You can sign up to be a part of the VWPG community online, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep in the loop on upcoming events!

Contact: VWPG would LOVE to hear from you! Give them a shout at info@vwpg.ca for any questions you may have.