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.

Get your tickets!

Click on the image for your chance to win a mystery prize! All funds raised will directly support Iris Foundation’s programs to reduce the risk of suicide across our region. Closes September 30.

Special thanks to CBWN members Lyndsey and Laura from Hotondo Homes Central Coast!

Upcoming events

Check in with us!

Don’t forget – our weekly Zoom catch-ups are still happening every Wednesday at 10am via the private CBWN Facebook group. Join us for a cuppa!

Our story so far….

Want to know more? Get the full story on our first two years!

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


Thank you to our sponsors:
Latest CBWN news:
Iris connecting people – from a safe distance
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CBWN Resilience Awards recognise local strength
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Iris Foundation programs and awards returning
Iris Foundation programs and awards returning

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