THE Business Women's Network (BWN) was established in the early '90s to provide an opportunity for women in business to network and promote their business in a friendly educational environment.
Each breakfast meeting is held on the first Wednesday of every month, commencing at 7am at different venues throughout the Southern Highlands, with a guest who speaks for 40 minutes. At each meeting a BWN member also has the opportunity to do a brief five minute presentation outlining their business.
For a minimal annual cost, membership entitles members to be listed in a directory, are able to promote their businesses and have breakfast at a reduced cost while enjoying stimulating speakers.
October was a particularly fun breakfast for all the ladies who attended the Wellness Spa at Milton Park.
Spa manager Maggie Hunter gave a personal tour of the spa, set within Milton Park's world renowned gardens.
Maggie tempted everyone by showing them the beautiful treatments and packages and the intimate treatment suites that are a sanctuary for busy women who enjoy some peace and quiet while receiving their beauty treatments.
BWN members then gathered in the Orangerie for a sumptuous breakfast where they listened to a talk from Maggie's colleague, Wellness and Lifestyle Coach Richard Heidlmair.
"Maggie said both she and Richard had worked very closely together to build a wellness community at The Spa and they were keen to share how they could work with Southern Highlanders.
"We will be running workshops at The Wellness Spa which Richard will tell us all about," Maggie said
November's breakfast will be held at Centennial Vineyard at 7am where MP Katrina Hodgkinson will share some of her secrets on how to survive being a female MP in the male dominated bear pit that is Parliament. Book now to listen to Katrina's fascinating talk.
The BWN is a non-profit organisation conducted by a committee of volunteers who put many hours into developing themes, sourcing speakers, planning and booking venues and menus, creating and sending invitations, advertising and encouraging new memberships, collecting and managing finances and countless other invisible tasks. New committee members are always welcome to join and make a contribution.
BWN also encourage any member to share ideas for new speakers or events that the club could hold, or thoughts for ways to improve the club.
Each month, two weeks prior to the next meeting, invitations incorporating speakers, themes and venues are sent out by email. RSVP and payment for each breakfast may be completed via post or direct transfer. Members may also pay for the next breakfast ahead of time at each breakfast meeting.
To ensure the breakfasts run smoothly the committee appreciates RSVPs returned on time, and punctual arrival at each breakfast allows for less disruption for the speakers and venues
Please visit bwnsh.com or call Chairperson Kathy Barnsley on 4869 3555.