BW NICE and The Red Shoe™

Established in April 2009, BW NICE, Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education, is a unique women’s networking organization that blends the successful building of women in business with helping other women achieve their potential in life and profession. Our goal is to bring women together to gain meaningful business connections, learn new ways to succeed, and foster an empowering environment. BW NICE provides a warm, friendly atmosphere that is supportive, educational and dynamic!

The Red Shoe™ Luncheon & Fashion Show is our flagship annual charity fundraising event for all of the agencies we support through each of our chapters. It is a day to celebrate all women in business and make a difference in the lives of those in need. These events help raise public awareness and needed funds regarding the devastating effects of domestic violence, something that impacts all of our communities. Proceeds from The Red Shoe™ support the immediate needs of women and children in local safe and transition housing to help them gain dignity and hope for a new and better life.

Since the launch of our first Red Shoe™ event in 2011, we have raised approximately $70,000 for our charity partners and we expect that number to increase significantly as we continue our chapter expansion.

At The Red Shoe™ you will enjoy a day of networking, shopping among local vendors, a delicious luncheon, a spectacular fashion show and photos on our very own red carpet! We also honor a Businesswoman of the Year, someone who inspires us with her leadership, energy, concern for others and commitment to business and community.

The name for this event, The Red Shoe™, came from the BW NICE logo. It symbolizes unity, strength, and empowerment and honors the journey of those who have been impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. You can never fully understand the struggles and challenges they face until you walk in their shoes.

Our Mission

BW NICE, Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education, provides women at all stages of business and personal life with support, education and resources. We see value in the balance of business networking and charitable outreach. We bring women together to gain meaningful business connections, learn new ways to succeed, and foster an empowering environment. Each BW NICE chapter raises funds and awareness supporting a local organization in the fight against domestic violence.