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

80's TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER

Saturday 23rd July
2022

6pm – 10pm

Wyong Rugby League Club
40 Lake Haven Drive,  
Kanwal NSW 2259

Player Fee – $25 per person
Sponsor a Round for $250

Prizes for Best Dressed Table

 

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CBWN NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Tuesday 2nd August 2022
11:45am – 2:15pm

Angel Sussurri
1-4 Linga Longa Road
Yarramalong NSW 2259

Tickets – $50 Member, $60 Non-Members
Plus Booking Fee

 

 

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Wyong Race Club Ladies Day

Sunday 28 August 2022
11:15am – 5:15pm

Wyong Race Club
Howarth Street
Wyong NSW 2259

Race Day Table of 10 – $1,500
Race Day Single Ticket – $150

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CBWN NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Friday 2 September 2022
11:45am – 2:15pm

Ettalong Diggers
The Esplanade
Ettalong Beach NSW 2257

Tickets – $50 Member, $60 Non-Members
Plus Booking Fee

 

 

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CBWN NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Wednesday 19 October 2022
11:45am – 2:15pm

Mingara Recreation Club
Mingara Drive
Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261

Tickets – $50 Member, $60 Non-Members
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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Meet our October guest speaker Catherine Schasser.

Catherine is the co-owner of Developing Dreams, an award-winning empowerment company located on the Central Coast. Founded on the principles of her Life Coaching qualifications, teaching degree and personal journey of teen-mum to entrepreneur, what began as one preschool with one child on the first day, soon became known as the ‘go-to’ place for support & community. Nine years later, Developing Dreams has two Exceeding Rated Early Learning Centres, was named NSW Best Small Private Regional Service two years in a row, and in January 2021, launched EMPOWERED the membership, an online resource of coaching and mentoring for mothers and educators. Catherine is enthusiastic about helping others design the life of their dreams.

CBWN is open to all women who wish to connect, support, learn & grow together. Plenty of inspiring local businesses to network with! If this sounds like you then you need to jump online today & join our thriving community!✨💕
www.cbwn.org.au
Community & Business Women’s Network is a project of Iris Foundation.
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Meet our October guest speaker Catherine Schasser.

Catherine is the co-owner of Developing Dreams, an award-winning empowerment company located on the Central Coast. Founded on the principles of her Life Coaching qualifications, teaching degree and personal journey of teen-mum to entrepreneur, what began as one preschool with one child on the first day, soon became known as the ‘go-to’ place for support & community. Nine years later, Developing Dreams has two Exceeding Rated Early Learning Centres, was named NSW Best Small Private Regional Service two years in a row, and in January 2021, launched EMPOWERED the membership, an online resource of coaching and mentoring for mothers and educators. Catherine is enthusiastic about helping others design the life of their dreams.

CBWN is open to all women who wish to connect, support, learn & grow together. Plenty of inspiring local businesses to network with! If this sounds like you then you need to jump online today & join our thriving community!✨💕
www.cbwn.org.au
Community & Business Women’s Network is a project of Iris Foundation.

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Excited to share the Story of Dreams ✨ Thanks Sharon x

Central Coast Festival of Women are planning their annual International Women’s Day events across the Coast for 2023. They are on the look out for 3 inspiring speakers to share their story/journey. If you are interested please send info/details to info@cbwn.org.au💜 ... See MoreSee Less

Central Coast Festival of Women are planning their annual International Women’s Day events across the Coast for 2023. They are on the look out for 3 inspiring speakers to share their story/journey. If you are interested please send info/details to info@cbwn.org.au💜Image attachment
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Gorgeous member Mel of The Foundry Cowork Gosford & Leanne from Intimo Lingerie have organised a fabulous ‘Bras & Bubbles🥂’ fundraiser for our Because We Care Boutique Central Coast on Sunday 11th September.
Ticket link below, hope you can join us💕
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Gorgeous member Mel of The Foundry Cowork Gosford & Leanne from Intimo Lingerie have organised a fabulous ‘Bras & Bubbles🥂’ fundraiser for our Because We Care Boutique Central Coast on Sunday 11th September.
Ticket link below, hope you can join us💕
https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=946081&&fs=e&s=cl
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Thank you Jacqui & Krystal of Bilson Law for supporting our social cause. Everything looks sooooo pretty💕🌸 ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Jacqui & Krystal of Bilson Law for supporting our social cause. Everything looks sooooo pretty💕🌸Image attachmentImage attachment
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To celebrate Women’s Health week we are off to the Peninsula for a Spring Luncheon proudly partnering with the team from @cccwomenshealthcentre.
Bookings close August 25th. Tickets here; www.cbwn.org.au💕
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To celebrate Women’s Health week we are off to the Peninsula for a Spring Luncheon proudly partnering with the team from @cccwomenshealthcentre. 
Bookings close August 25th. Tickets here; www.cbwn.org.au💕
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A beautiful day out in the valley. Thank you ladies for making the trip out & to our fabulous host Aurora & team💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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What a great day! Thanks everyone for visiting our home in the valley, it was our pleasure to have you. 🌹

Thanks Ladies , it was a lovely day. My first event with CBWN, I’ll be back 🙌🏽, Renae

Gorgeous 🌺🌺🙏🏽🙏🏽♥️♥️

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Today we have a sold out event in the beautiful Yarramalong Valley looking forward to seeing you all soon💕

Wyong Race Club Ladies Day supporting our socail cause Because We Care Boutique Central Coast is on Sunday August 28th at Wyong Race Club. CBWN will be having a table, please rsvp asap if you would like to join us. (Guys welcome too!)💕
Enquiries: info@cbwn.org.au
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Wyong Race Club Ladies Day supporting our socail cause Because We Care Boutique Central Coast is on Sunday August 28th at Wyong Race Club. CBWN will be having a table, please rsvp asap if you would like to join us. (Guys welcome too!)💕
Enquiries: info@cbwn.org.au

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So sad I can’t make it as away this weekend 🥲

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