Bringing local women & local stories together

Community and Business Women’s Network

Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.
Brene Brown

 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.

UNMISSABLE OFFER! To enjoy generous discounts at a broad range of Central Coast businesses, click here to purchase the 2021 Entertainment Book in support of CBWN.

Upcoming events

June 2021

July 2021

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Our story so far….

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Become a Boutique Sista!

Because We Care Boutique Central Coast is a local service for women who have faced major life challenges and are seeking paid employment to improve their lives.

Right now, Boutique Sista Winter Sponsorship Packages are only $99, which covers a complete styling session for a woman in need.

CBWN proudly supports the boutique and its mission to empower local women. We believe a little extra support can transform lives.

Click here to become a Boutique Sista today!

To find out how you can be involved, become an event sponsor or a guest speaker, please contact:
Sharyn Becker


Thank you to our sponsors:
Latest CBWN news:
Iris Foundation looking ahead in 2021

Like most small community organisations, Iris Foundation works hard to maximise the positive impact created from the resources we have. We continuously review our programs and events to ensure they are COVID-safe, efficient, and worthwhile for all involved.

Iris moving forward with fresh initiatives

In response to sustained increases in demand for services, stakeholders including governments, schools, community organisations and their funding bodies have been more open to different ideas than ever before.

Iris connecting people – from a safe distance
Iris connecting people – from a safe distance

Part of Iris Foundation’s mission is to foster connections – a challenging prospect in a socially distanced world. Our most recent activities, including our in-school programs, our Tree of Dreams campaign and our second annual resilience awards ceremony, have been...