Recognizing that in an era of changing economic circumstances and certainty, new trade and economic patterns, unprecedented threats to peace and security, and a surge in popular demands for democracy, human rights and broadened economic opportunities has mandated the need for the Commonwealth as a compelling ‘force for good’ and as an effective network for co-operation and for promoting development.
The Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBWN) in adherence to and alignment with an affirmation of the Commonwealth Charter (2013) works with women in business by connecting Governments and the private sector to encourage, enable and embed women’s economic empowerment. This is achieved by delivering activities, initiatives, products, and services focused on trade, talent and training.
The Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBWN) is the only accredited organization focused on women’s economic empowerment and recognized by 54 governments.
The Commonwealth Businesswomen Network Nigeria is a CBWN National Leadership Ground Partner for Nigeria. It is pioneered by the Charter of the Commonwealth (2013), signed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll, Head of the Commonwealth on Commonwealth Day 2013 and endorsed by ‘Commonwealth Heads of Government during Australia’s term as Chair-in-Office’.
Whether you are a Start Up, SME or part of a corporate business and looking to develop your business or career there is plenty of support. Your CBWN Nigeria membership will offer your business global opportunities and the power to grow within our network.
To provide training opportunities through the CBW Academy with a core focus on procurement, entrepreneurship and women on boards with exclusive modules at a discounted rate and priority booking.
To provide trade opportunities including invitations to join Commonwealth Businesswomen multilateral trade Missions, access to trade policy-makers and procurement opportunities ($93bn of public procurement tenders across 40 sectors globally).
To recognise and encourage talent, including nomination for the Commonwealth Business Women Awards and the development of a talent database with head hunters to encourage gender and geographical diversity.
Empowering women through training for advancement and progression in career and entrepreneurship.
Providing the infrastructure and intervening in policy-making to facilitate trade.
Recognising and encouraging talent.
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