2016/2017 Canberra Women in Business Committee
I joined Canberra Women in Business to build my network, make new friends and meet other women running their own business. Since joining CWB, new doors have opened, opportunities have arisen and the belief in myself and my business has grown.
It has also provided me with a community of amazing women with whom to share the ups and downs of balancing family life and running your own business with.
Today I have a thriving business and new friendships that wouldn’t be possible without the personal and business growth gained from being part of Canberra Women in Business.
Vice-President & Sponsorship
Toyota Fleet Management
When I first moved to Canberra I became involved with CWB to grow my professional network. After learning more about CWB and the support they offer women in all types of professions I was keen to get involved with the committee.
CWB has helped both my professional and personal development, and made me feel like part of a community.
I joined CWB to meet new and like minded business women in a supportive environment. To have a bit of fun and keep current on business trends.
Social Media Officer & Website
The Makers’ Collective
Being an online entrepreneur working from home is amazing but often isolating – joining CWB has given me the opportunity not only to socialise with other business women in Canberra but to also learn from those far more experienced than I am.
One of a Kind Apartments P/L
I joined the committee at the first CWB event that I attended which happened to be the 2014 AGM. Claudia Vannithone became CWB president at that meeting and encouraged me to become a committee member. I am happy that I became a member because, through both being on the committee and attending events, I have had the opportunity to meet women I wouldn’t have met otherwise. For myself, CWB has been a good way to broaden my network.
Project Lighting Pty Ltd
I’ve been a member of CWB since 2006. I’ve found that the events provide an easy and convenient venue to meet new people with the same private enterprise, Canberra community interests that I have.
McGrath Estate Agents
This has been a great way to meet, and be inspired by other like-minded business professionals. You expand your network and this creates business opportunities, but you also have an opportunity to talk about your current business challenges and get ideas from others who have similar experiences.
The Rehabilitation Specialists
I joined CWB to build networks with other likeminded women in Canberra. I have enjoyed attending CWB events at member prices and advertising my business on occasion through the CWB monthly emails. Being part of the CWB awards process and winning Young Business Woman of the Year 2016 has been a wonderful journey and has created many networking opportunities. I am looking forward to the additional membership benefits that will be released with our new membership packages.
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
CWB is a great place to network with ladies I do not get to meet at work. They shared with me their talented business ideas and encourage me to have a business of my own. I always look forward to attending the events every month.
I think women do business differently and in many cases better. I joined CWB after attending other more “traditional” networking events and being bored stupid…CWB has delivered fantastic venues, exciting events (with great food and wine) and some amazing women to share with from a range of industries. I have made some valuable business connections and better still made some great friends since joining. I have joined the committee because I passionately support helping and sharing with MORE women in business.