Our Values & Vision

At BWIB we have created a village of businesswomen, just like you.

It’s our vision that everyone in business: whether you work for yourself, or for someone else, or maybe just want to find work, has a local supportive community to enable you. Behind every successful woman is a tribe – a tribe who cheers at your wins, picks you up through your challenges and share their collective talents to grow your business.

We run a number of different events from networking drinks evenings to sit down lunches where you can learn from an expert. We’re big on promoting our members and supporting their businesses where we can.

Our values are heart centred around friendliness, knowledge, growth and inclusivity. Inclusivity is our middle name and we believe that every female in business can have a seat at our table. Our vision is that there’s enough opportunity for success for us all in the Bayside area, should we choose to work together to enable this.

Brenda Ryan

When you’re a member of BWIB you’re part of a community of like-minded women who support each other, learn from each other and give back. It is our hope that each individual action within this community will create a ripple effect that enhances the lives of women on all levels – their success in business, their social and professional networks, their wellbeing and their ability to positively impact on their environments. And what we care most about – making the world a better place for women.

We do that by providing strong leadership and a real commitment to understanding small business issues for women, by organising events and creating platforms and opportunities so you can engage in conversations that you have never had before about your inspirations, your successes and challenges. This platform also gives our members an opportunity to promote their business through their business profile, or through the contribution of content such as articles, discussions, business offers or events.

We have found that the deepest relationships form when you invest time away from the stresses of your day to day business and family environment and get the opportunity to learn and reflect in the company of like-minded women. You will meet some people you may not have crossed paths with and consume content that challenges and inspires your thinking, and ensures you to feel valued, have fun and feel empowered to make a difference. 

In BWIB there is no hard sell and no pressure to become clients or customers. We provide a nurturing environment, positive experiences and a platform for you to share about your business, and when you attend and contribute, you’ll be top of mind when your customer is ready for your product or to refer you to someone who is.

We do that by providing connections within the membership and greater business community through networking, education, visibility, voice and empowerment events, forums and platforms using face to face and technology as it evolves.