Bringing local women & local stories together

Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.
– Brene Brown

Community and Business Women’s Network

Community and Business Women’s Network (CBWN) was founded in 2018 with a straightforward purpose – to connect women on the Central Coast.

Though population in the area had significantly expanded in recent years, it was clear that opportunities for women to connect socially and professionally had not. CBWN is built upon the idea that bringing women together creates opportunities for growth, resilience and inspiration at business, community and personal levels. Through a mix of networking events, business showcases and professional development opportunities, CBWN has expanded rapidly to include close to 300 active members. It is open to all women who want to network, make friends, learn, share ideas and support local business.

If you are keen to connect with other Central Coast women in a relaxed and friendly setting, book a seat at our next event or join the CBWN Facebook group today!

Community and Business Women’s Network is a project of Iris Foundation.

Events Calendar

CBWN CHRISTMAS EVENT 2022

Thursday 1st December 2022
11:45am – 2:15pm

Wyong Race Club
Howarth Street
Wyong NSW 2259

Member – $50
Non-Member – $60
Plus Booking Fee

 

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CBWN Networking luncheon Feb 2023

CBWN NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Thursday 2 February 2023
11:45am – 2:15pm

Lakes Beach Surf Club
Lot 525 Budgewoi Road
Budgewoi NSW 2262

Member – $50
Non-Member – $60
Plus Booking Fee

 

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MOVIE NIGHT FUNDRAISER

Magic Mike’s Last Dance

Monday 13 February 2023
6pm

Event Cinemas
50 Wyong Road
Tuggerah NSW 2259

$35 Per Person
$10 – 3 Movie Night Raffle Tickets

 

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'Bling It Up' Gala Dinner

Because We Care Boutique 2023

 

Saturday 25 February 2023
6:30pm – 10:30pm

Ettalong Diggers
Ettalong Beach NSW 2257

$99 per person
$750 – Table of 8
plus booking fee

 

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Peninsula International Women's Day

Luncheon 2023

 

Friday 3 March 2023
12pm – 2pm

Ettalong Diggers
Ettalong Beach NSW 2257

$60 per person
$99 – Boutique Sista Sponsorship Package
Plus Booking Fee

 

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International Women's Day Breakfast

Mingara 2023

 

Wednesday 8 March 2023
7am – 9am

Mingara Recreation Club
Mingara Drive
Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261

$60 per person
$99 – Boutique Sista Sponsorship Package
Plus Booking Fee

 

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Annual International Women's Day

Luncheon Magenta Shores 2023

 

Wednesday 8 March 2023
12pm – 2pm

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort
1 Magenta Drive
Magenta NSW 2261

$60 per person
$99 – Boutique Sista Sponsorship Package
Plus Booking Fee

 

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Testimonials

“It’s such a warm positive environment. Everyone can come. Whetheryou’rein business, a community organisation, starting your own business or a work from home mum, this is the place.”

Crystal Russom, Southern Cross Austereo 

“The fact that you may begin the meeting as strangers but you end up having a whole range of other friends. If you want to meet and engage with people who have a passion for their community, a passion for their vision, then you should come here. 

Fran Cummings, Kids Day Out 

The best experience I’ve had being part of this group is probably the networking and connections that I’ve been able to build really quick from the get-go. Come along because there’s such a sense of support and connection and community that you just can’t find anywhere else. 

Kristen Budd, General Manager, Southern Cross Austereo 

“It’s grown to a massive supportive community. I’ve met so many different women and I can’t believe the growth that’s happened. We’re all the same, we’re all here for the same reasons and it’s OK if you don’t know anybody. 

Lindsey Clarke, Hotondo Homes Toukley 

I do like to socialize and it does become harder to get out as you get busy in work and family life. I was one of the first Sparkle Events and that really got my business out there. 

Nathalie Ainsworth, Ainsworth Accounting 

It’s inspiring. Every time you hear a story every week you take a little bit from it that makes it be OK to be you.

Kathryn WilkeXcllusive Business Sales 

Member Benefits

Personalised CBWN Namebadge

Discounted CBWN Event Tickets

Members Online Online Directory

Social Media Promotion

Members Only Zoom Meetings

Members Only Facebook Group

5 Promotion Spots Available Each Event

After Hours Hosting Opportunities

For further enquiries please contact info@cbwn.org.au

IRIS FOUNDATION

CBWN is a project of Iris Foundation, a local mental health charity that has been working to foster hope, resilience and connections in the Central Coast community since 2006.

For more information, visit: www.irisfoundation.org.au

Thank you to our sponsors

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Community & Business Women’s Network

🎁Christmas Gift Idea🎁
We have a movie night fundraiser in February with thanks to our friends at
@eventcinemastuggerah supporting our social cause @because_we_care_boutique_cc
Why not shout you & a bestie tickets to the event!
Proceeds will support their 2023 'Wings To
Succeed' Teen Empowerment Workshops.
🎫 www.CBWN.org.au💕
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🎁Christmas Gift Idea🎁
We have a movie night fundraiser in February with thanks to our friends at
@eventcinemastuggerah supporting our social cause @because_we_care_boutique_cc 
Why not shout you & a bestie tickets to the event!
Proceeds will support their 2023 Wings To
Succeed Teen Empowerment Workshops.
🎫 www.CBWN.org.au💕

Welcome to our new followers! Bookings for our final 2022 event close this Wednesday. To sparkle & shine with over 100 likeminded women in biz book in asap- www.CBWN.org.au
We can’t wait to meet you!✨💕
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Welcome to our new followers! Bookings for our final 2022 event close this Wednesday. To sparkle & shine with over 100 likeminded women in biz book in asap- www.CBWN.org.au 
We can’t wait to meet you!✨💕

It’s all about connection & collaboration here at CBWN! For our final event for 2022 we are welcoming our biz sisters over at Girls In Business - Hunter/Central Coast a fab Facebook group who meet bimonthly in Budgewoi & Lake Macquarie Yasmin Catley MP. They also support our amazing social cause Because We Care Boutique Central Coast & have recently donated $2500- 👏🏻🙏🏻💫 What a bunch of wonderful women you will all get to meet at our December event🥳
Bookings close Wednesday for catering - ticket link; www.CBWN.org.au💕🎄💕
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It’s all about connection & collaboration here at CBWN! For our final event for 2022 we are welcoming our biz sisters over at Girls In Business - Hunter/Central Coast a fab Facebook group who meet bimonthly in Budgewoi & Lake Macquarie Yasmin Catley MP. They also support our amazing social cause Because We Care Boutique Central Coast & have recently donated $2500- 👏🏻🙏🏻💫 What a bunch of wonderful women you will all get to meet at our December event🥳
Bookings close Wednesday for catering - ticket link; www.CBWN.org.au💕🎄💕Image attachment
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Community & Business Women’s Network

Some of our fabulous members showcasing their businesses at the CTBC - Coastal Towns Business Chamber - Upper Central Coast small business expo yesterday. Over 100
Businesses #connectingforsuccess with thanks to funding from NSW Government #nswsmallbizmonth💕
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Some of our fabulous members showcasing their businesses at the CTBC - Coastal Towns Business Chamber - Upper Central Coast small business expo yesterday. Over 100
Businesses #connectingforsuccess with thanks to funding from  NSW Government #nswsmallbizmonth💕Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Great evening and so lovely to connect with such great inspiring businesses thank you

Was a great arvo

Great turnout. Well done. 👍

Woohoo

Go girls

Gorgeous 💖

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Expo Day! Hope to see plenty of CBWN members joining us at tonight’s event💕
Stronger Than My Excuses
Your Guide Central Coast
Thrive Broking
Hotondo Homes
Central Coast Festival of Women
Coasties Magazine
Retro Bookkeeping
Tania Gorry . Whole Warrior Solutions
Gurney Financial Services
Southern Cross Funeral Directors
Unity Bank
Central Coast Branches of Bendigo Bank
Because We Care Boutique Central Coast
Bilson Law
Robyn Ratcliff Success Coaching📣Some exciting news to share!

We are partnering with CTBC - Coastal Towns Business Chamber - Upper Central Coast for NSW Small Business 2022.

On November 17th they are hosting a Small Business Expo at The Ary Toukley. The event will showcase their local members, there will be guest speakers, panelists, networking opportunities & more!

Our CBWN plan is to attend the event between 4pm - 6pm & then pop downstairs to the gorgeous alfresco room in the restaurant to enjoy a meal together & more networking.

This is a free event to attend however you will just need to pay for your own meal & drinks if joining the CBWN dinner.

If you would like to exhibit (no charge) you do need to be a financial member of the Chamber - more info here: www.ctbc.org.au

Any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Happy Friday!💕
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Expo Day! Hope to see plenty of CBWN members joining us at tonight’s event💕
Stronger Than My Excuses
Your Guide Central Coast
Thrive Broking
Hotondo Homes
Central Coast Festival of Women
Coasties Magazine
Retro Bookkeeping
Tania Gorry  .  Whole Warrior Solutions
Gurney Financial Services
Southern Cross Funeral Directors
Unity Bank
Central Coast Branches of Bendigo Bank
Because We Care Boutique Central Coast
Bilson Law
Robyn Ratcliff Success Coaching

Comment on Facebook

Such a great afternoon. I’m absolutely loving the lifelong relationships I’m making with other women in business. Thank you for being you

Thank you for a wonderful event. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting such a diverse group of business owners and hearing from the panels. Well done to all 🙏🎉

It was a great event. Thanks for the opportunity 🙏🏽

Spotlight Sparkles✨ are available to members at our monthly networking events. A fabulous opportunity for you to sparkle & shine in front of a room full of likeminded women in biz cheering you on! Book your spot today: 💕
www.stickytickets.com.au/jbm5m/central_coast_women_in_business__cbwn_christmas_event_2022.aspx
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Spotlight Sparkles✨ are available to members at our monthly networking events. A fabulous opportunity for you to sparkle & shine in front of a room full of likeminded women in biz cheering you on!  Book your spot today: 💕
https://www.stickytickets.com.au/jbm5m/central_coast_women_in_business__cbwn_christmas_event_2022.aspx

Only 2 more sleeps until you will find us exhibiting at Coastal Towns Business Chamber Small Business Month Expo 2022.

We hope you can make it along.

The Ary Toukley 4pm - 8pm Free Entry 💕📣Some exciting news to share!

We are partnering with CTBC - Coastal Towns Business Chamber - Upper Central Coast for NSW Small Business 2022.

On November 17th they are hosting a Small Business Expo at The Ary Toukley. The event will showcase their local members, there will be guest speakers, panelists, networking opportunities & more!

Our CBWN plan is to attend the event between 4pm - 6pm & then pop downstairs to the gorgeous alfresco room in the restaurant to enjoy a meal together & more networking.

This is a free event to attend however you will just need to pay for your own meal & drinks if joining the CBWN dinner.

If you would like to exhibit (no charge) you do need to be a financial member of the Chamber - more info here: www.ctbc.org.au

Any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Happy Friday!💕
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Only 2 more sleeps until you will find us exhibiting at Coastal Towns Business Chamber Small Business Month Expo 2022.

We hope you can make it along.

The Ary Toukley 4pm - 8pm Free Entry 💕

Our social cause Because We Care Boutique Central Coast a project of Iris Foundation attracting amazing supporters & sponsors! Reach out if you would like to support this amazing service too - boutique@irisfoundation.org.au ... See MoreSee Less

Our social cause Because We Care Boutique Central Coast a project of Iris Foundation attracting amazing supporters & sponsors! Reach out if you would like to support this amazing service too - boutique@irisfoundation.org.auImage attachment
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