"We passionately believe it is the right of every business woman to hold her head high and, like the tall poppy, stand out from the crowd"
Hastings Business Women's Network was founded in 1999 by Kellie Mills and a small collective of like-minded business women.
Disrupting the traditional status quo of business networks, they formed a business network to support women's professional growth.
This year we celebrate their foresight and a milestone birthday. Proudly reflecting on how HBWN has evolved over 20 years and applauding the achievements of our members.
HBWN is a vibrant, active network in the Port Macquarie Hastings community.
In addition to mentoring, sponsorship and fundraising initiatives, HBWN hosts monthly events that include networking & professional development opportunities, mentoring, sponsorships and fundraising initiatives.
HBWN's vision to encourage, empower and educate women does not waiver.
As a HBWN member or sponsor you are a valuable contributor to this legacy.
Together we'll continue to inspire brighter futures for all women in our local community.
Our future looks bright and we would love for you to be part of it!
The HBWN was founded in 1999 by advertising executive Kellie Mills, who served as President for the first six years. Kellie was succeeded by newsagency owner/operator Gale Oxenford who held the position for the next six years. Following Gale, former bank manager Kelly Lamb, took on the role from 2011-2014. Current President, local businesswoman Kelly King commenced in the position in October 2016.
The Hastings Business Women's Network is committed to:
The red poppy flower is the recognisable symbol of the Hastings Business Women's Network. In the HBWN tall poppies are celebrated, not cut down. The HBWN believes it is the right of every business woman to hold her head high and, like the tall poppy, stand out from the crowd. The organisation encourages members to be proud of and promote their success in all fields, at all levels.