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 Events, Iris Foundation Events & Our Social Cause Because We Care Boutique Calendar 2024

June Coffee Circle

Supporting Because We Care Boutique

 

Monday 3 June 2024
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The Berkeley Centre
1/3 Heather Avenue
Glenning Valley

June Guest Speaker: Jason of Meals on Wheels Central Coast

 

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CBWN Business After Hours Sparkle Event

June 2024 at Star 104.5

 

Tuesday 18 June 2024
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Star 104.5
4 Ilya Avenue
Erina NSW 2250

Members – $25
Non-member – $45

 

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Community Garage Sale

Supporting Because We Care Boutique

 

Saturday 22 June 2024
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Berkeley Centre
Glenning Valley

 

 

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July Coffee Circle

Supporting Because We Care Boutique

 

Monday 1 July 2024
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The Berkeley Centre
1/3 Heather Avenue
Glenning Valley NSW

1 Adult – $10

 

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Christmas In July

Charity Event 2024

 

Saturday 13 July 2024
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Ettalong Bowling Club
103 Springwood Street
Umina Beach NSW 2257

Per Person – $55
Table of 8 – $400

 

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CBWN August Luncheon

Yarramalong Valley 2024

 

Thursday 1 August 2024
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Angel Sussurri
Linga Longa Road
Yarramalong NSW 2259

Member – $50
Non Member – $60

 

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August Coffee Circle

Supporting Because We Care Boutique

 

Monday 5 August 2024
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The Berkeley Centre
1/3 Heather Avenue
Glenning Valley 2261
1 Adult – $10

 

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September Coffee Circle

Supporting Because We Care Boutique

 

Monday 2 September 2024
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The Berkeley Centre
1/3 Heather Avenue
Glenning Valley 2261
1 Adult – $10

 

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CBWN September Luncheon

Women’s Health Week 2024

 

Friday 6 September 2024
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Ettalong Diggers
The Esplanade
Ettalong Beach NSW

Member – $50
Non Member – $60

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Bling It Up Gala Dinner

Because We Care Boutique 2024

 

Saturday 7 September 2024
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Ettalong Diggers
Ettalong Beach NSW 2257

Early Bird (until 7/8/24) Per Person – $99
Full Price (after 7/8/24) – $110
Dinner Table of 8 (until 7/8/24) – $760

 

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November Coffee Circle

Supporting Because We Care Boutique

 

Monday 4 November 2024
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The Berkeley Centre
1/3 Heather Avenue
Glenning Valley 2261

1 Adult – $10

 

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December Coffee Circle

Supporting Because We Care Boutique

 

Monday 2 December 2024
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The Berkeley Centre
1/3 Heather Avenue
Glenning Valley 2261

1 Adult – $10

 

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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

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A beautiful event on Friday celebrating the special women in our lives! Thank you Victoria of Essence-Images for the fab pics and Kerri & team of Mercure Kooindah Waters Resort for hosting💕 ... See MoreSee Less

A beautiful event on Friday celebrating the special women in our lives! Thank you Victoria of Essence-Images for the fab pics and Kerri & team of Mercure Kooindah Waters Resort for hosting💕Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Thank you for allowing me to share my story. It was a day with so many beautiful people.❤️💕❤️💕

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It was a wonderful luncheon, Thanks Sharyn & everyone that helped organise this event 💞

Lovely photos Victoria Fitzmauriceoria

Fab photos thanks Victoria!

Great photos Victoria xoxo 👏♥️

My first time attending this lunch. I felt so welcome and it was lovely meeting so many amazing women. Thank you so much for the invite Dawn Hooper

Looks like a great day 😀

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Our favourite day of the month! See you all soon at @mercurekooindahwatersresort for our SOLD OUT Mother’s Day Charity event with over $2500 in prizes to giveaway!!💕 ... See MoreSee Less

Our favourite day of the month! See you all soon at @mercurekooindahwatersresort for our SOLD OUT Mother’s Day Charity event with over $2500 in prizes to giveaway!!💕
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As well as our monthly networking luncheons we are introducing morning tea catch ups!
Meet Mel & Bel our CBWN Coffee Circle hosts☕️💕 These events are held on the 1st Monday of each month. Next event is June 3rd - all info on our website. Get ready for some fab networking opportunities💕
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As well as our monthly networking luncheons we are introducing morning tea catch ups! 
Meet Mel & Bel our CBWN Coffee Circle hosts☕️💕 These events are held on the 1st Monday of each month. Next event is June 3rd - all info on our website. Get ready for some fab networking opportunities💕

Looking for local Health and Wellbeing experts? How about a transformative wellbeing coach? Or an empowering relationship counsellor?
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Meet our powerhouse Central Coast based CBWN members Antonia Jennings from Thinkful & Robyn Cruickshank from Rebalanceher Health Coaching.
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Thinkful is a counselling and therapy solution for the everyday you. At Thinkful, we believe accessible and tailored mental health care is imperative to our wellbeing. We’re here to help you achieve what society tells us is impossible – balance, self-assurance, and control over the choices you make in your life. We are known for providing a safe space for you to be heard and to work through your challenges with techniques and strategies you can use day to day. Our counselling approach is to empower you to work with your strengths and to help you develop new ones to take forward with you.
www.thinkful.com.au/
www.instagram.com/thinkfultherapy/
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Rebalanceher is a dedicated women’s health coaching practice that is dedicated to guiding women through mid-life with compassion, understanding, and practical strategies for reclaiming health and vitality. Through personalised guidance and support, we will work together to create a great plan that fits your unique needs and goals. In addition to one-on-one personal programs, Rebalanceher offer wellness programs for the workplace including Thriving Together and Mindful Momentum, which cultivates wellness, clarity, and calm in the workplace.
www.rebalanceher.com.au/
www.facebook.com/rebalancehercoaching

In addition to our spotlighted Health and Wellbeing companies, here are some of our other awesome industry members:
Nutrition Fix – Dietitian - Veronica Vogel - nutritionfix.com.au
Coastal Read – Psychic Medium and Reiki – Sonia Rosello - www.coastalread.com.au

Community and Business Women's Network (CBWN) is built upon the idea that bringing women together creates opportunities for growth, resilience and inspiration at business, community and personal levels.

To find out more, get in touch with us today: cbwn.org.au/
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Looking for local Health and Wellbeing experts? How about a transformative wellbeing coach? Or an empowering relationship counsellor?
.
Meet our powerhouse Central Coast based CBWN members Antonia Jennings from Thinkful & Robyn Cruickshank from Rebalanceher Health Coaching.
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Thinkful is a counselling and therapy solution for the everyday you. At Thinkful, we believe accessible and tailored mental health care is imperative to our wellbeing. We’re here to help you achieve what society tells us is impossible – balance, self-assurance, and control over the choices you make in your life. We are known for providing a safe space for you to be heard and to work through your challenges with techniques and strategies you can use day to day. Our counselling approach is to empower you to work with your strengths and to help you develop new ones to take forward with you.
https://www.thinkful.com.au/
https://www.instagram.com/thinkfultherapy/
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Rebalanceher is a dedicated women’s health coaching practice that is dedicated to guiding women through mid-life with compassion, understanding, and practical strategies for reclaiming health and vitality. Through personalised guidance and support, we will work together to create a great plan that fits your unique needs and goals. In addition to one-on-one personal programs, Rebalanceher offer wellness programs for the workplace including Thriving Together and Mindful Momentum, which cultivates wellness, clarity, and calm in the workplace.
https://www.rebalanceher.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/rebalancehercoaching 

In addition to our spotlighted Health and Wellbeing companies, here are some of our other awesome industry members:
Nutrition Fix – Dietitian - Veronica Vogel - https://nutritionfix.com.au
Coastal Read – Psychic Medium and Reiki – Sonia Rosello - http://www.coastalread.com.au

Community and Business Womens Network (CBWN) is built upon the idea that bringing women together creates opportunities for growth, resilience and inspiration at business, community and personal levels. 

To find out more, get in touch with us today: https://cbwn.org.au/Image attachmentImage attachment

Hip Hip Hooray!!!🥳🥳
Today we celebrate our 6th CBWN Birthday✨💕. Wow what a journey. We are proud to be providing a platform and connecting hundreds of Central Coast women in business from across the region. See you next week for birthday cake🎂🥳
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Hip Hip Hooray!!!🥳🥳
Today we celebrate our 6th CBWN Birthday✨💕. Wow what a journey. We are proud to be providing a platform and connecting hundreds of Central Coast women in business from across the region. See you next week for birthday cake🎂🥳

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Happy Birthday 🎈

Proud to be part of this journey and ready to celebrate !

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Happy birthday 🥳

Happy Birthday CBWN! 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

Congratulations ❤️ and Happy Birthday 🎂 🥳 🎉

So awesome. Love being in your community 💕

Happy Birthday ☀️

Happy birthday and congratulations ! 🤗🥳🎉🎂🎁

Well done Sharyn🌹

Congratulations Community & Business Women’s Network

Happy 6th birthday!

Happy 6th Birthday 🥳

Congrats!

Happy birthday

Welcome to Sally our 600th member!!👏🏻✨💖

Congratulations and Happy Birthday CBWN! 🍾🥂👏👏

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