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.
CBWN NETWORKING Luncheon
Tuesday 6 February 2024
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The Olive Grove Function Centre
960 Central Coast Highway
Forresters Beach NSW 2260
$50 – Member
$65 – Non Member
Annual 'Bling It Up' Gala Dinner
Because We Care Boutique 2024
Saturday 2 March 2024
6:30PM – 10:30PM
Ocean View Road
Ettalong Beach NSW 2259
$99 – Per Person
$950 – Dinner Table of 10
$750 – Dinner Table of 8
“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 Wilke, Xcllusive Business Sales
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
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