Local business women can now sign up to the Women’s Online Network (WON), an Australia first online platform created by female entrepreneurs and industry leaders in partnership with the NSW Government, to champion and support women through their business journey.

I encourage local business women to join WON to share in the resources, knowledge and experience of the new collaborative community. WON is a great resource for existing and aspiring female entrepreneurs, offering a one-stop-shop to business networking groups, resources, training and funding avenues.

We are encouraging local business women to make the most of this information which is available to female entrepreneurs at any stage in their business careers, with a focus on learning, sharing ideas and helping other like-minded women to reach their business goals.

Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business, John Barilaro said the website is focused on increasing the participation of women in entrepreneurship and providing legitimate and rewarding career pathway regardless of location. “WON provides support at all stages of the business life-cycle, ensuring anyone who wants to start-up or grow their business can use this resource,” Mr Barilaro said.

The NSW Government is dedicated to delivering new opportunities and making NSW the easiest state to start and grow a business. Minister for Women Pru Goward said this digital community for women will help encourage and empower more female entrepreneurs to start a business in NSW. “We have a growing representation of women in entrepreneurialism, but there is more work to be done,” Ms Goward said.

WON is an outcome from the Women in Entrepreneurship (WiE) initiative, which has been created to discuss small business barriers and assist female entrepreneurs with access to information and resources.

WON community members communicate on social media using the hashtag #WONNERSNSW

For more information on WON please visit: www.wonnsw.com.au