A Note From Suzi

Ever since I started my first business in the spare room of my apartment in 1994, I’ve been a big believer in the power of business to create freedom and to be a way to express our passion and make a difference and change the world. And for the past 20 years, that’s what we’ve been committed to helping women in business do. Today, HerBusiness is a thriving community of more than 30,000 women (and men) from around the world who are stepping up and taking action by starting and growing the businesses and lives they love. Our members know that having a support network keeps them strong – even when they’re feeling vulnerable or stuck. They realise that in order to have a breakthrough in their business, they need to have a breakthrough in their knowledge – so they love learning. They are lifelong learners who know they can draw on the hundreds of hours of tuition in their online library whenever they want or attend the many live webinars, training courses and in-person events we regularly host.

Our members know they have a place where they can learn from many of the world’s greatest thought-leaders, like Seth Godin, Tara Mohr and Guy Kawasaki and find the mentors they need to grow.

They understand that even though it may feel like they are the ONLY person with this or that problem… it’s likely someone else has experienced and solved that very same issue before. They know it’s only a matter of reaching out and asking for the help they need - because there’s great power in learning from other people’s experience.

Our Members know that feeling alone in business can happen and they’ve found they can overcome that sense of isolation by connecting with other business owners.

Our Members take action and they don’t get hung up on mistakes.

They care about each other and they care about their clients.

And they want to make a difference.

Welcome to HerBusiness... this is something really special and we’re so glad you’re here.

Suzi Dafnis

Our Members

Every day we are proud, inspired and delighted by our incredible members. YOU are Amazing!

The HerBusiness community is a strong, diverse and vibrant group of more than 30,000 women in business from all over the world, with the majority in Australia and New Zealand.

Ranging from brand new startups to experienced entrepreneurs with thriving companies, our members represent the full spectrum of women in small business today.

We're Here for You

Our whole reason for being is to help women learn, grow and create the businesses and lives they love.

And we’ve developed a range of services to help you do just that, including finding the right mentors, expanding your network and getting the skills and promotion you need.

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you get the support you need!

Take a look at some of the ways we can help you…

  • Join Us

    Connect with 30,000+ women in business and get the support, inspiration and network you’ve been looking for. Join HerBusiness today and get more than $9000 worth of benefits.

    JOIN NOW
  • Get A Mentor

    If you’re feeling stuck or ready to take things to the next level, a mentor could be just what you are looking for (studies show that business owners who have a mentor will survive in business twice as long as those who don’t!).

    FIND A MENTOR
  • Make Connections

    As strong network is essential for a business owner – it helps you feel less “alone” and more supported and is a great source of awesome clients, suppliers and strategic partners.

    GET MORE CONNECTED
  • Promote my Business

    Need help getting the word out about your product or service? We’ve got 4 ways to help you promote your business that will help you get more sales, speaking opportunities, media and referrals.

    PROMOTE MY BUSINESS
  • Get New Skills

    Needing to expand your skills so you can grow? Have you hit a roadblock in your business because you need to know more about marketing or sales or finance or planning… or the many other things you need to master as a business owner? We’ve got you covered… check out the awesome and cost effective ways we can help you get new skills.

    BOOST MY SKILLS

Awards

  • City of Sydney Business Awards – Winners 2011 (Finalists 2012)

    The Australian Businesswomen's Network was named a finalist in the Education and Training Category at the 2012 City of Sydney Business Awards and won the same category in 2011.

  • herBusiness Blog – Best Australian Blogs — Winner 2013 (Business Category), Top 20 Business Blogs

    In 2013, the HerBusiness blog was named WINNER of the Business Blog category in the Best Australian Blogs awards. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 the blog was named one of the top 20 Australian Business blogs, by SmartCompany. In 2016 it was also named in the top 8 blogs by women, by Women's Agenda.

  • Best Mentoring Program - MentorNet - 2011

    Our mentoring program won best mentoring program in the eLearning category at the 2010 LearnX training industry awards. We are very proud of the difference this mentoring program has made to hundreds of female entrepreneurs.

  • Twitter - Must Follow for Entrepreneurs

    Small business resource MYOB named the Australian Businesswomen's Network Twitter account one of Australia’s top 10 must-follow Twitter accounts for entrepreneurs.

  • Podcast Praise on iTunes

    The Content Sell podcast spent over 8 weeks in the New and Noteworthy list of iTunes and has been featured in What’s Hot as have the Social Media for Small Business and herBusiness podcasts.

Community Focus

As well as contributing to our members, we are committed to contributing to both our national and international communities. HerBusiness is particularly focused on supporting organisations that foster growth, health and wellbeing for women business owners.

Our beneficiaries include micro-lending programs in developing nations, including providing funding for women business owners via Kiva since 2009 and the creation of member-funded Trust Banks in India and Indonesia to help mainly female entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. And, support for women's shelters, the National Breast Cancer Foundation and The Smith Family.

Additionally, through its conferences, HerBusiness has supported smaller charities such as: Sister 2 Sister (a group that provides mentoring to young women in need) and Clothing Can Make A Difference (which provides business clothes to displaced women attending job interviews).

Board of Advisors

The HerBusiness Advisory Board consists of a number of successful women in business who offer strategic input and help shape the future of HerBusiness.

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