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 NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Thursday 16th June 2022
11:45am – 2:15pm

Mingara Recreation Club
12-14 Mingara Drive
 
Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261

Tickets – $45 Member, $60 Non-Members
Plus Booking Fee

 

 

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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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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

Great article in @centralcoast.news this week! $15M investment for women in business👏🏻 we look forward to collaborating with our local chambers to provide you more support for your business. Minister for Women @bronnie.taylor will be joining us in 2023💕 ... See MoreSee Less

Great article in @centralcoast.news this week! $15M investment for women in business👏🏻 we look forward to collaborating with our local chambers to provide you more support for your business. Minister for Women @bronnie.taylor will be joining us in 2023💕
1 week ago
Community & Business Women’s Network

We are almost at member number 500!!! We are so proud to have been able to support so many amazing women from the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Newcastle & we even have one member from Sydney!!💕 If you would like to join an amazing tribe of inspiring, empowering women sign up today & we will see you at our next event💕 www.cbwn.org.au ... See MoreSee Less

We are almost at member number 500!!! We are so proud to have been able to support so many amazing women from the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Newcastle & we even have one member from Sydney!!💕 If you would like to join an amazing tribe of inspiring, empowering women sign up today & we will see you at our next event💕 www.cbwn.org.au

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Wonderful working women!

👍👏👏👏💟

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It was a fabulous event ladies and these photos are stunning , courtesy of the best photographer on the Coast

Wish I wasn’t working when these meetings are on. Hopefully I can to one again soon. Great community 😊

Kylie Borodin 😊 next time 😊

It was a great event 👏🏽

What a great event and lovely pics by Essence-Images ❤️💃

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2 weeks ago
Community & Business Women’s Network

Thank you to everyone who attended our June luncheon today. Such an inspiring day full of connection, collaborations & kindness! Mingara Recreation Club the room looked beautiful, food & staff were amazing as always. We are grateful of your support as an event partner. Professional pics will be up tomm with thanks to Victoria from Essence-Images ✨💕 ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to everyone who attended our June luncheon today. Such an inspiring day full of connection, collaborations & kindness! Mingara Recreation Club the room looked beautiful, food & staff were amazing as always. We are grateful of your support as an event partner. Professional pics will be up tomm with thanks to Victoria from Essence-Images ✨💕

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Such a beautiful event ☺️

Such a great bunch of ladies, thanks for having me

It was a great event today. So nice to attend these meetings again. Inspiring women.

Thanks for another great networking event 👏🏽

Love our little Facey reminders, shows us how far we have come and how many amazing women we have supported. We are almost at member #500 will that be you?? Now is the perfect time to join our women in business community.
Sign up here: www.cbwn.org.au✨💕✨
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Love our little Facey reminders, shows us how far we have come and how many amazing women we have supported. We are almost at member #500 will that be you?? Now is the perfect time to join our women in  business community. 
Sign up here: www.cbwn.org.au✨💕✨
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Community & Business Women’s Network

Woohoo!! Looking forward to seeing you all today & welcoming our newest members. Doors open 11.45am see you then ladies💕 ... See MoreSee Less

Woohoo!! Looking forward to seeing you all today & welcoming our newest members. Doors open 11.45am see you then ladies💕

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Coming to enjoy good food and company ..

Looking forward to it!

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Community & Business Women’s Network

Our social cause Because We Care Boutique Central Coast has a fundraiser on this Saturday. Coffee cart & sausage sizzle also. We would love you support!💕 ... See MoreSee Less

Our social cause Because We Care Boutique Central Coast has a fundraiser on this Saturday. Coffee cart & sausage sizzle also. We would love you support!💕

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Plenty of goodies!

Do you need more donations?

2 weeks ago
Community & Business Women’s Network

Who else gets excited when they receive a parcel?🙋🏻‍♀️
Name badges for our new members have arrived! See you all next Thursday along with 55 other fabulous women in business.
Happy long weekend ladies💕
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Who else gets excited when they receive a parcel?🙋🏻‍♀️
Name badges for our new members have arrived! See you all next Thursday along with 55 other fabulous women in business. 
Happy long weekend ladies💕
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