Remember you can be sure that when you attend an IWIB event you will be surrounded by women & men who mean business!

Our events bring business women together in a forum where they can leverage off one another's expertise and experience.


IWIB attracts an impressive line up of sponsors who contribute to the success of the IWIB Business Networking Lunch event and other IWIB events. In return sponsors enjoy a range of benefits! For more details on Sponsoring an IWIB Business Networking Lunch Event or IWIB Coffee Club or other events – email

Upcoming Events

IWIB Business Networking Lunch 25 July 2014

Guest Speaker: Brian Horan
When: Friday 25/07/2014 - 12noon
Where: The Grandstand, WIN Sports & Entertainment Centre
Harbour Street, Wollongong
Subscribers Cost: $48
Non-Subscribers Cost: $60
IWIB Business Networking Lunch 25 July 2014 IWIB Business Networking Lunch 25 July 2014

Event Sponsor: The Grandstand Functions & Events 

Guest Speaker: Brian Horan

Topic: Principles for Personal or Professional Performance

Brian Horan is the founder, Managing Director and Principal Counsellor of eCareers Academy, a Careers Counselling Consultancy. In 2010 he founded the international Corporate Training organisation, Empowering Training Solutions. Throughout his career Brian has researched personal growth principles, graduating from Anthony Robbins University and undertaking courses all around the world in his quest for insights into personal and professional performance. Throughout his career pursuits Brian has applied these principles and in 2010 published a personal development novel, called “New Windows of Opportunity”. The aim of the novel is to inspire teenagers and young adults to find their passion and purpose in life and to fulfil their potential. He has also done this practically through voluntary youth work, mentoring with the Max Potential program and working with teenagers and unemployed youth. Brian is currently involved with the JCI (Illawarra) group, the University of Wollongong’s ENACTUS club, and numerous UOW Alumni programs. Brian Horan’s IWIB presentation will practically explore some of the fundamental performance principles which will have the potential to enhance personal and professional progress. 

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chefs @ the gallery

Guest Speaker: A unique IWIB pop-up dining experience not to be missed!
When: Saturday 09/08/2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Wollongong Art Gallery
Cnr Kembla & Burelli Streets, Wollongong
Subscribers Cost: $150
Non-Subscribers Cost: $150
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Join us at the Wollongong City Gallery for a unique dining experience!

The recipe for the night will read like this:


5 teams of talented chefs – each team preparing one of the 5 courses!

Azarak Experimental Kitchen – Shane Debnam exec chef Bella Portofino & Martin Papac head chef Bella Portofino

Bistrode CBD – Sydney hatted restaurant – Jeremey Strode exec chef, Jonathan Thorne head chef & chef Michael Papac

Chifley Hotel Wollongong – lead by exec chef Peter Washbourne

Novotel Northbeach – lead by exec chef Sebastian Hartmans

Seacliff – lead by Seacliff head chef Damien Bedwell

1 x Interactive kitchen with 5 teams of chefs working together in harmony for charity

TAFE Illawarra’s Commercial Cookery head teacher Gabrielle Frawley & Tafe’s acting head teacher of Hospitality Sarah Phillis both leading the team of TAFE Students who are volunteering as kitchen hands and waitstaff on the night

1 fabulous location

100 guest with a passion for good food and fine dining

Profits from the night will be donated to the Disability Trust – all chefs donating their time


Combine chefs in one kitchen to create an inventive, tantalising 5 course menu

Mix with fantastic company and served with a selection of pairing wines

Plate Up the tastiest event on the Wollongong dining calendar - chefs @ the gallery

Cooking notes:  Not only is this a night for foodies, it is also all for a good cause The Disability Trust. 

Tickets:  $150pp includes canapés, 5 course degustation menu with pairing wines.  Bar will be available for beer.

To Book your ticket/s: email Glenda Papac from Illawarra Women in Business email   ph: 0419619797

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IWIB Coffee Club - 15 August 2014 @ Cafe Vizione

Guest Speaker: No formalities - just networking in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere!
When: Friday 15/08/2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Where: Café Vizioné - Sirius Building - Bluescope Steel
General Office Road, Port Kembla (Off Five Islands Road)
Subscribers Cost: Free
Non-Subscribers Cost: Free
IWIB Coffee Club - 15 August 2014 @ Cafe Vizione IWIB Coffee Club - 15 August 2014 @ Cafe Vizione

IWIB Coffee Club is a fabulous networking opportunity - a chance to meet new contacts or to catch up with familiar faces and build on your business relationships.

It is networking in a relaxed and informal environment - no formalities - just networking over a coffee!  

This IWIB Coffee Club is proudly sponsored by the Flagstaff Group 

IWIB Coffee Club is open to  subscribers/members and non members of IWIB.

Please register online to attend IWIB Coffee Club @  the Café Vizioné - please CLICK HERE to see the attach map of the location at Bluescope Steel of Cafe Vizione

No prepayment is required when booking however we do need you to register online for catering purposes. 

It is a condition when attending IWIB Coffee Club that you must purchase a Coffee, Tea or other Beveridge.  We look forward to seeing you at Cafe Vizione for the NEXT IWIB Coffee Club Event Enquiries: 

Don't forget to bring a good supply of  
business cards!

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Full Calender

  • 05/09/2014 IWIB Long Lunch & Expo Day - 5 September 2014 10:30am to 2:30pm
  • 05/09/2014 Book an Expo / Trade Table at the IWIB Long Lunch & Expo Day! 10:30am
  • 26/09/2014 IWIB Coffee Club - 26 September 2014 10:00am to 11:00am
  • 17/10/2014 IWIB Business Networking Lunch 17 October 2014 @ Bella Portofino 12noon
  • 07/11/2014 IWIB Coffee Club - 7 November 2014 @ TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute 10:00am to 11:00am
  • 28/11/2014 IWIB Business Networking Lunch 28 November 2014 @ The Lagoon 12noon
  • 11/12/2014 IWIB Coffee Club - 11 December 2014 at City Beach Function Centre 10:00am - 11:00am

Lunch Information

Illawarra Women in Business meet for lunch on a Friday, every 6 weeks. The informal lunches are a great opportunity to meet and interact with other like-minded business women and listen to an impressive line up of speakers, with the opportunity for subscribers to promote their products and services - all over an enjoyable and relaxed lunch.

Meeting start time

Please note our IWIB Business Networking Lunch event arrival time is 12noon. We need everyone to arrive at 12noon in order to hand out name badges and receipts. ALSO arriving at 12noon not only gives you more time for open networking - it also allows us to start the event on time and to help you get back to work on time after the event.

No Advertising or promotional materials on tables at meetings thanks

One of the benefits of being a subsciber of IWIB is to be able to place your business cards, brochures, flyers, advertising and promotional products (pens etc) in the "Mercury bag" left on the chairs at IWIB events. NO advertising materials or promotional products are to be left on the tables at IWIB events - they must be placed in the MERCURY BAGS before the start of the event. Please arrive early in order to do this.

Open Networking from 12 noon to 12.30

When you arrive at the IWIB Business Networking Lunch event - after you collect your name badge - if you are a subscriber you can go into the event room and set up your display banner and put any promotional items etc inside the Mercury Bags on each chair in the event room.

Once you have done that - we ask you to leave the  room and make your way to the open networking area to join the OPEN NETWORKING. This is the part of the event where you should be introducing yourself to people you dont know and would like to get to know better! It is a great idea at this time to make arrangements to sit with one of your new acquaintences at the table for the duration of the event!!

Payment Methods


Pay Using VISA or Mastercard! Payment is secured using Paypal's payment system. You DO NOT need a Paypal account to use this method of payment. Instructions for payment by Credit Card/PayPal appear at the end of registration for each event.


Banking Details: IMB
Account Name: Illawarra Women in Business
BSB: 641 800 ACC: 200551344
REFERENCE: Your SURNAME or BUSINESS NAME as on event registration

OVER THE COUNTER AT ANY IMB BRANCH: Please advise the teller of your SURNAME as it will need to appear on our bank records.
CHEQUE: Please make cheques payable to: Illawarra Women in Business and post to IWIB PO Box 216 WOONONA 2517

If you wish to cancel once you have registered to attend an event you will need to notify COB 3 working days before the event (as we need to notify the venue of numbers attending by that day).