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Coast Women in Business is a network of women based on the Mendocino Coast in Northern California, most of whom own — or aspire to own — their own businesses. We also welcome professionals working in companies, nonprofit organizations, and trade associations. Coast Women in Business supports diversity and inclusion, and people of all genders are welcome to attend our meetings and events, and join as members. We meet monthly to share ideas, network, and learn from each other. Prior to COVID-19, we were meeting in person at the Caspar Community Center on the second Thursday of each month. During the COVID-19 shutdown, we continued to meet via ZOOM video. We are continuing to do this through Summer 2021, and will reevaluate meeting in person again in Fall 2021, or we could offer a hybrid of online and in-person events. We welcome participants and members from all locations with Zoom access, regionally, nationally, and globally.

At each meeting, we present guest speakers on a wide range of topics relevant to starting, growing and innovating businesses, often relevant to other types of organizations as well. Coast Women in Business members and visitors are invited to speak on topics of interest. (Note: members and visitors are not required to present or participate.)

Our Mission

To provide a forum for business owners and other professionals, particularly women, to share experiences and learn from each other to build a stronger business community on the Mendocino Coast and beyond.

Membership Benefits

Coast Women in Business membership benefits include:

  • Monthly learning events, featuring speakers with expertise in their fields
  • Networking with other business owners
  • Two business listings in our members’ directory
  • Promotional listings on our website for your own events, books, or special deals
  • Guest posts on our blog with links to your website and social media
  • Discounts on West Business Development Center workshops


Membership fees for Coast Women in Business are $50 per year — payable via PayPal. First meeting is free. Financial need scholarships are available — please inquire. Please note that during the COVID-19 shutdown, and through 2021, memberships and online meetings are free of charge. In 2022, we anticipate reinstating our previous membership fees.


Coast Women in Business is affiliated with West Business Development Center, which assists us with fiscal and administrative management.

Join Us

We hope you’ll join Coast Women in Business today.

Note: We welcome ALL — all races, all genders, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations.

Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!