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 Family Fun Day On Ice

Saturday 15th January
2022

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Shop A08 Erina Fair,
Terrigal Dr,
Erina NSW 2250

Tickets – $25
A great way to use your discover vouchers

 

 

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Trivia Night

Saturday 5th February
2022

6pm – 10pm

Davistown RSL Club
19 Murna Road 
Davistown NSW 2251

Tickets – $25 per person – Teams of 10
Sponsor a Round for $250

Prizes for Best Dressed and 1st Place Team
Lucky Door Prizes, Raffles and Silent Auctions

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CBWN FEBRUARY LUNCHEON 2022 MINGARA

Thursday 10th February 2022
12pm – 2pm

Mingara Club
Mingara Drive, 
Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261

Tickets – $45 Member, $55 Non-Members
Plus Booking Fee

 

 

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International Women's Day Luncheon

Friday 4th March
2022

12pm – 2pm

Ettalong Diggers
The Esplanade,
Ettalong Beach, NSW 2257

Tickets – $60 per person

 

 

 

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International Women's Day Breakfast

Tuesday 8th March
2022

7am – 9am

Mercure Kooindah Waters Central Coast
40 Kooindah Boulevard,
Wyong NSW 2259

Tickets – $60 per person

Guest Speaker: Australian Flyweight Champion Bianca Elmir

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International Women's Day Luncheon

Tuesday 8th March
2022

12pm – 2pm

Magenta Shores Resort
1 Magenta Drive, Magenta 
NSW 2261

Tickets – $60 per person

 

 

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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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Congratulations to our fellow member Robyn Downham💕CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Spencer’s Robyn Downham named Central Coast Citizen of the Year.
She was one of 12 outstanding citizens recognised at an online Australia Day awards ceremony on January 19.
With many in the Spencer community feeling isolated and overwhelmed following severe bushfires and floods over the past few years, Downham started the River Cares Group in 2020, supported by Jane McCallum.
Under Downham’s leadership, the group has launched successful community information days, raised funds for defibrillators to be placed along the river and delivered workshops on disaster preparedness, and healthy ageing.
The group has also developed a Spencer Community Led Emergency Management Plan to help build a resilient community.
[Read the full story on our news website, without a paywall and in this week's papers] coastcommunitynews.com.au/central-coast/news/2022/01/spencers-robyn-downham-named-central-coast-c...
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Congratulations to our fellow member Robyn Downham💕

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Congratulations Robyn - well deserved indeed!

Central Coast Festival of Women Launch

Our Peninsula Guest Speaker is one of the most inspiring Central Coast women you will ever meet!
Infact fabulous Paula was recognised by the Daily Telegraph as one of the Top 10 most Influential Centrla Coast Women in Business in January 2021.
How lucky are we to have Paula's company. Book in early you are in for a wonderful day💜 Tickets: www.cbwn.org.au — in Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia.
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Free online workshop available💕Is your website and social media presence aligned with your brand and is it converting your stalkers into customers?

Digital basic is a FREE workshop for businesses who are at the beginning of their journey into the DIGITAL Marketing Landscape.

In this workshop you will learn…

⭐What is digital?
⭐What are digital tools and how they benefit your business?
⭐How to align digital needs with your business goals?
⭐Types of digital tools and benefits to your business
Vendor selection guide
⭐How to form your customer avatar (no digital marketing should even be considered without knowing who you are targeting).
⭐The basic principles of a successful website
⭐Social Media- which platform do you choose?
⭐An understanding of Google and how it works
The online customer Journey
⭐How to measure your digital marketing efforts
Presented by

Troy White - Digital Business Advisor with the Hunter Region Business Hub.

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Free online workshop available💕

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Community & Business Women’s Network

Our first event back for 2022 is at @mingaraclub on February 10th. This will be our 50th CBWN event since we started way back in 2018. Come celebrate with us & enjoy a special trip down memory lane✨💕 Tickets here: www.CBWN.org.au ... See MoreSee Less

Our first event back for 2022 is at @mingaraclub on February 10th. This will be our 50th CBWN event since we started way back in 2018. Come celebrate with us & enjoy a special trip down memory lane✨💕 Tickets here: www.CBWN.org.au

Central Coast Festival of Women have an upcoming event at Magenta. Bookings close Feb 25th. Deb is an amazing inspiring guest speaker. All welcome.
Tickets available here; www.stickytickets.com.au/v1bbn/magenta_shores_international_womens_day_luncheon__2022.aspx
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Central Coast Festival of Women have an upcoming event at Magenta. Bookings close Feb 25th. Deb is an amazing inspiring guest speaker. All welcome.
Tickets available here; https://www.stickytickets.com.au/v1bbn/magenta_shores_international_womens_day_luncheon__2022.aspx

Member Share💕Holidays are over 🙂 We open at 8.30am tomorrow (4/1/22) and are ready to look after your oral health . Ph: 4392 6466 ... See MoreSee Less

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Community & Business Women’s Network

That's a nice way to start a new week of a new year! Shout out to all the local business women who are following us. If you want 2022 to be an amazing journey surrounded by supportive women in biz who are cheering you on sign up today & we will see you at our next event. Membership Link: www.cbwn.org.au💕 ... See MoreSee Less

Thats a nice way to start a new week of a new year! Shout out to all the local business women who are following us. If you want 2022 to be an amazing journey surrounded by supportive women in biz who are cheering you on sign up today & we will see you at our next event.  Membership Link: www.cbwn.org.au💕
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