Source: Commonwealth Secretariat

Our Background

CBWN is an accredited organisation directly recognised by 54 Commonwealth governments across six continents. We are a founding member of the Independent Forum of Commonwealth Organisations (IFCO) with wide partnerships and alliances and remarkable convening powers across the Commonwealth. CBWN holds observer status at Ministerial Meetings. We are committed to advancing Global Goal 5 and the Commonwealth Charter focused on encouraging, enabling and embedding women in leadership and women’s economic empowerment.

CBWN’s core activities are in three main areas:

  • 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.