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Central West Inspired Women


Central West Inspired Women brings together local women in business, industry and local government to ‘connect for success’ – learning from guest speakers and each other in an environment that fosters positivity, connection, inclusiveness and growth in line with four key themes:



Lets celebrate, elevate and empower local women to strengthen networks, learn new skills, find mentors and inspire each other to grow their businesses and careers.

Check out our first year!

LinkedIn Masterclass with Lucy Bingle

Our first pilot event was held in Bathurst with the support of VERTO and Bathurst Regional Council, cementing our plans to expand this fantastic initiative outside of Orange.


We welcomed LinkedIn expert Lucy Bingle and award-winning local photographer Kirsten Cunningham to teach a crowd of inspiring women (and some men) how to elevate their personal brand and make the most of the world’s most powerful networking platform.


Established in 2022, CWIW aims to connect and inspire regional women with networking events featuring guest speakers, as well as upskilling and capacity-building workshops. The program has an incredible following, with sold-out events and raving reviews. With your support, we look forward to seeing CWIW grow in Bathurst and beyond.

Breakfast Conversations with Pip & Jess

What a brilliant way to start the day, breakfast conversation with Pip Brett and Jess Conliffe at Gather at the Sonic!


Over 35 women gathered to hear from owner Pip and creative director Jess, who not only manage one of the most spectacular retail stores in the country, but also help promote the beautiful city of Orange through Orange360_allyearround and other initiatives, and as we found out today, all voluntarily.


We heard about the ups and downs of business and retail, confidence, fears, vulnerabilities, highlights of Jumbled over the years and so many golden takeaways.

Smartphone photography & Reels with Sophie Hansen

What an amazing time we had learning from Sophie Hansen, owner of Local is Lovely at our Central West Inspired Women Smartphone Photography & Reels workshop.

Sip & Paint with Kayla Henley
Breakfast Conversations with Peita Mages

Peita is one half of the dynamic duo behind the tutoring academy that is taking the Central West by storm, winning nine awards since its inception just four years ago.


Interviewed by @questorange ‘s Amy van de Ven, Peita talked about her career change into teaching, building up a clientele from two to 400 students, and what has driven her to be a disrupter in a centuries old industry.


Peita’s story is one that will make you smile, and leave you motivated and inspired.


Central West Inspired Women came together for an hour of networking followed by a talk with Johanna Scott, owner of Make Do Co. Connecting with like-minded women across a broad range of careers – both business owners and employees, understanding how your mindset, self-talk and experience of an event impact your nervous system and your body’s stress response were the key outcomes of the night.


Learn all about Jo here

Personal Branding Workshop

Personal branding and credibility are being called the new currency of the 21st Century. The way you present and portray yourself can elevate your standing in your industry and command a higher caliber of clients at a higher rate of pay. It can influence your promotion opportunities and how peers in your network liaise with you.


Dr. Natalie Shepard and Sandra Martin, personal branding experts who have worked with the likes of AMP, Westfield, McDonalds, CommBank, NSW Trade & Investment, La Trobe University and the NSW Business Chamber (just to name a few!) delivered a three hour workshop right here in Orange for Central West women across all industries.

LinkedIn Masterclass

Central West Inspired Women were joined by Australia’s leading LinkedIn strategist Lucy Bingle  for one night only, learning how to amplify personal branding and make the most of the world’s most powerful networking platform.


Professional headshot photography by talented local photographer Kristen Cunningham and networking with like minded women were also on the agenda.


A big thank you to the following people and organisations that made this event a huge success:
Quest Orange, Kirsten Cunningham Photography, See Saw Wines, Trang Hue Vietnamese Street Food, Lilly Rose Beauty, Dr Jo. Braid Burnout Recovery Doctor, Lush Perspectives, Adventum Travel, Your Business Minder and CosMedic Collective.

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