Your Membership makes a difference

The Hastings Business Women's Network (HBWN) is a not-for-profit organisation operated entirely on voluntary basis. Any surplus revenue is invested back into the local community.

Although fundraising is not our core function, as a network we have raised funds for the local community through percentage of ticket sales at dedicated community events, raffles and auctions with prizes kindly donated by our sponsors and supporters, and direct donations. Some of our activities include:

  • Liberty Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Service - through our annual International Women's Day events, HBWN supports our local crisis accomodation for women and children escaping domestic violence, raising over $85,000 to date.
  • Hastings Education Fund - as an inaugural Gold Sponsor, HBWN supports  local students seeking a financial grant to access tertiary education.
  • Share the Dignity - each year HBWN joins a nationwide initiative to gift handbags filled with personal items for local women who are homeless or living in crisis.
  • Luminosity Youth Summit - HBWN sponsors a young woman to attend the 3 Day Youth Summit held in Port Macquarie held annually.
  • FreeThinkers Youth Initiative - a subsidised HBWN youth initiative for women aged 16-25 years.

Business Community

The HBWN has a proud 20 year history as an integral part of the broader Hastings business community and works closely with a number of other networks in the region.

Each year HBWN celebrates the achievements of our local business women through our sponsorship of the Woman In Business Award at the Port Chamber Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards.

Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce

The Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce works to develop and grow local business by creating opportunities that will benefit the business and professional community throughout the Greater Port Macquarie region.

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Sponsors & Partners

Hastings Business Women's Network provides our local business community with a range of sponsorship and partner opportunities to align their brand and values with HBWN, connect their business with motivated and driven local business women, and to position as industry leaders who support and contribute to local business and business women.

We are proud of our partnerships with local businesses and gratefully acknowledge their contribution and ongoing support for our network and members.