Commonwealth BusinessWomen Network

Strengthening the Commonwealth. Building Businesses. Advancing Women.
53 Countries. One Platform.

The Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBW) works with women in business by connecting Governments and the private sector to encourage and enable women’s economic empowerment. This is achieved through delivering activities, initiatives, products and services focused on trade CAD/JPY - Canadian Dollar to Japanese Yen forex , talent and training. CBW also sits on the main governance body on gender for the 53 Commonwealth Governments and can lobby on your behalf.

Whether you are a Start Up, SME or part of a Corporate business and looking to develop your career there is plenty of advice, support and entrepreneurial spirit encased in this website which is growing everyday! Sign up today from only £8 a month.

Your CBW membership will offer your business global opportunities and the power to grow within our network. Choose from 3 tailored packages to suit the needs of your business. 

Your Membership Opens So Many Doors.

  • Sign up Today!

  • Build rewarding relationships with female entrepreneurs
  • Support to build a high growth, globally recognised, sustainable and profitable business
  • Access to full member profiles
  • The CWEIC is a not for profit membership company with a mandate to facilitate increased trade and investment across the Commonwealth.Invitations to CWEIC and CBW events
  • Search and connect with the CBW Network
  • Access to view chart Euro to Swiss Franc exclusive member offers
  • Benefit from promoting your events and offers
  • Gain more exposure with our tailored adverts
  • 2 free promoted listings included
  • Access to CBW Academy including exclusive modules at a discounted rate
  • UNDB is the official United Nations website for consulting, contracting and export opportunities worldwide. Free exclusive access to UNDB procurement tenders

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“The Commonwealth can be such a powerful catalyst for action on behalf of women”

Baroness Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary General  designate, on the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network brief on actions from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta, November 2015

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 Our Training Partners

We collaborate with some of the leaders in business to provide the best support for you.


“We will continue to encourage and support the best in our profession, regardless of gender and this project is a big step in the right direction.”
CIPS President, Babs Omotowa,MD and CEO, Nigeria LNG


“UNDB and the CBW are joining forces to.. make tangible/measurable inroads in 2015 and beyond.”

Nina Brandt, Chief, Development Business, UN

So where will your business journey take you?

Women entrepreneurs

Across developing countries, it’s currently estimated that 30 to 37% (8 to 10 million) are female owned SMEs. These firms represent a significant share of employment.

Women employees

Women make up 40 percent of the world’s workforce today. Many of the sectors that are critical for economic growth in some of the poorest countries rely heavily on women employees.

Women consumers

The financial power of women is expanding at its fastest rate than at any other time, centred in emerging markets. Female global consumer spending is projected to reach $28 trillion in 2014.

Women as stakeholders

 Women take on leading roles in their communities as partners of business and government. This is a key moment and period for the Commonwealth, the global economy and businesswomen.

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