Upcoming Events

IWIB Lunch with Turia Pitt - 6th February 2015

Event Sponsor: Suncorp Bank - GJ Gardner Homes Illawarra - Hillross Fairy Meadow - One Agency Sally Absalom - AHM - Casa Mia Lingerie - Wollongong Serviced Apartments - MBL Consultancy - Illawarra Mercury - WINTV - i98 - Relativity
When: Friday 06/02/2015 - 12noon
Where: City Diggers
Cnr Church & Burelli Streets, Wollongong 2500
Subscribers Cost: $55.00
Non-Subscribers Cost: $75.00
IWIB Lunch with Turia Pitt - 6th February 2015 IWIB Lunch with Turia Pitt - 6th February 2015

Event Speaker: Turia Pitt

Turia's Topic: Unmask Your Potential

THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED OUT - if you wish to go on a waiting list - please email

Within Turia’s presentation, she will explore topics such as overcoming adversity and coming to terms with change, by sharing her story in a refreshingly candid way. Turia also emphasizes the importance of determination, perseverance and never giving up.

About Turia Pitt

Turia Pitt was named Cosmopolitan’s “Woman of the Year” for 2013, short-listed for 2014 “Young Australian of the Year” and the winner of the 2014 “NSW Woman of the Year” Award. Turia is a burns survivor, motivational speaker, engineer and published author.

Turia has a double degree in Mining Engineering and Science and graduated with first class honours. She worked as a model before landing her dream job with Rio Tinto at their prestigious Argyle Diamond Mine and moving to Kununurra with her partner, Michael. Their lives were turned upside-down when Turia was trapped by a grassfire in a 100 kilometre ultra marathon in September 2011, and suffered burns to over 65 per cent of her body.

She completed the Variety Cycle from Sydney to Uluru, the 20 kilometre Lake Argyle Swim and a section of the Great Wall of China. She is a passionate ambassador for interplast, a charity that provides free reconstructive surgery to people in developing countries. In 2014 she managed to raise almost $200,000 for this cause with a team of incredible women. In 2015, she will lead another group to the Inca Trail in Peru.

She undertook her MBA last year, hopes to complete in an Iron Man one day, is excited to have a family with her wonderful partner Michael and has aspirations to study Medicine.

Her memoir Everything to Live For was published in 2013.

IWIB Lunch with Turia Pitt will be run as a Business Lunch with none of the usual IWIB formalities.

Join us at City Diggers for a delicious 2 course lunch with wine and listen to the inspirational and motivating Turia Pitt

Gold Sponsor - Suncorp Bank   

Silver Sponsors - GJ Gardner Homes Illawarra - Hillross Fairy Meadow - One Agency Sally Absalom - AHM

Bronze Sponsors - Casa Mia Lingerie, Wollongong Serviced ApartmentsMBL Consultancy

THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED OUT - if you wish to go on a waiting list - please email

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IWIB Coffee Club @ Finance Control

Event Sponsor: This IWIB Coffee Club is proudly sponsored by Finance Control
When: Friday 27/02/2015 - 10.00am
Where: At Finance Control
Lighthouse Lane, 145-149 King Street, Warrawong
Subscribers Cost: Free
Non-Subscribers Cost: Free
IWIB Coffee Club @ Finance Control IWIB Coffee Club @ Finance Control

Join us at our first IWIB Coffee Club for 2015 - another fabulous IWIB 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! At IWIB Coffee Club you will be surrounded by women (and men) who mean business!

IWIB Coffee Club is open to everyone to attend - you don't have to be an IWIB Subscriber/Member to attend (and men are welcome to all IWIB events)!

Register online to attend IWIB Coffee Club - no prepayment is required at IWIB Coffee Club - however we need you to register online for catering purposes.

Finance Control will be offering Coffee / Tea and a treat at a cost of $5.00 - with all proceeds raised going to the Leukaemia Foundation - Angels at Work.  (It is a condition when attending IWIB Coffee Club that all attending purchase a coffee / tea or other beverage.)

Make sure you bring a good supply of business cards to all IWIB events!

Click here for the location map of Finance Control

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Full Calender

  • 20/03/2015 20/3/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch Event @ City Beach Function Centre 12 noon
  • 10/04/2015 10/4/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 01/05/2015 1/5/2015 IWIB Awards Day 2015
  • 22/05/2015 22/5/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 12/06/2015 12/6/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch 12 noon
  • 03/07/2015 3/7/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 24/07/2015 24/7/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch Event 12 noon
  • 14/08/2015 14/8/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 04/09/2015 4/9/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch 12 noon
  • 25/09/2015 25/9/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 16/10/2015 16/10/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch Event 12 noon
  • 06/11/2015 6/11/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 27/11/2015 27/11/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch Event 12 noon
  • 11/12/2015 11/12/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am

Business Networking Lunch event - 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. 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.

Ticket Refunds & Exchanges once booked

Tickets to IWIB Events are non-refundable, however you may transfer your ticket to another date, with over 48hrs cancellation notice (we have to give final numbers & pay the venue by that time).  Please email to arrange cancellation and transfer of your ticket to another event.

Event Sponsorship

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

Payment Methods

CREDIT CARD (PayPal): 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.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: Banking Details: IMB
Account Name: IWIB
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 529 UNANDERRA 2526