WiBRD offers individual and Corporate membership. Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st each year. Costs of individual membership is $ 85.00 (inc GST).  Corporate membership offers full membership for up to three (3) employees of the Corporate member and the fee is $200.00 (Inc GST).


If you are interested in becoming a member please  email executive@wibrd.org.au and we will invoice you alternatively you can click on the following link to pay via CC Here https://www.stickytickets.com.au/51348 . Please note payments via CC will incur an additional processing fee.

Q & A on Social Media
April Professional Development Event.
Join us for a Q & A forum with Social Media gurus Ashlee Kalantarian of Ashlee Lauren Designs & Astyn Reid of Kinship Productions and Ray White Keatley who are at the top of their game when it comes to social media marketing. This Social Media event will present a snapshot of the various social media trends and opportunities out there for businesses. It will also touch on the strategic marketing and planning associated with the use of social media and integrating it to the advantage of your business.
Where: Café Belgiorno’s Tapas Bar
When: Wednesday the 26th of April 2017 from 5.30pm for a 6pm start.
Cost:  $25 (plus booking fee) WIBRD Members & $35 (plus booking fee) for Non- Members
Including a selection of gourmet tapas provided by Caffe Belgiorno. Drinks available to be purchased from the bar.  Guest Speakers- Ashlee Kalantarian & Astyn Reid
BOOK TICKETS HERE- https://www.stickytickets.com.au/51756
April Supporting Each Other in Business Luncheon
Where: Commodore on the Park, 1 Jubilee Highway, Mount Gambier
When: Friday the 28th of April
Time: from 1pm
Host: Tahlia Gabrielli
RSVP: If you can please text your attendance to Tahlia Gabrielli on 0423879721 at least one day prior to the lunch.
Cost:  Lunch specials start from $16.
WIBRD 2017 Event Calendar CLICK HERE

An intensive judging process has now been completed for the WIBRD Entrepreneurial Scholarships for 2017 with four finalists being shortlisted and the two winners, Kelsie Prowse of The Apple Farm and Caitlin Zukauskas of Luxe Glamping announced at the WIBRD 2017 Launch at the Commodore on the Park.
According to the WiBRD Scholarship Committee Chair, Fiona Pulford, “we are very proud of the number and calibre of all entries to the scholarships. The variety of talent and innovation within the Green Triangle is incredible; we have been highly impressed by the standard, with so many of the applicants demonstrating  entrepreneurial potential through setting up a new business and taking on financial risks in the hope of profit. They should all be very proud of what they have achieved and the number of applicants demonstrates the growing number of entrepreneurial talent our region has to offer.  The number of submissions is a strong indication that this new and exciting initiative of the WIBRD is considered a step in the right direction by providing further opportunities for local business operators to support and collaborate.”
The two scholarships offered by Women in Business & Regional Development were developed to support the establishment and fostering of entrepreneurs and up and coming business women in our region who demonstrate entrepreneurial potential through setting up a new business, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit along with ongoing involvement in networking.  Valued at over $1500 each, the scholarships are available to entrepreneurs and/or up and coming businesswomen in the Limestone Coast & Green Triangle area who demonstrate entrepreneurial potential.

We are pleased to present our Sponsorship Prospectus for 2017. Please note the sponsorships for 2017 have now closed, if you are interested in becoming involved in the network please contact executive@wibrd.org.au.


Women in Business and Regional Development are proud to announce our involvement in the ANZ Mortgage introducer program.
After much consideration and member feedback from a survey of our network, Women in Business & Regional Development would like to announce our involvement in the ANZ Mortgage Introducer Program.

 This opportunity by our Major Sponsor ANZ will enable us to receive additional funding to support the sustainability of our network through a mortgage introducer program whereby WIBRD receive 0.3% on residential loans and 0.6% of commercial loans from ANZ when members and sponsors of WIBRD mention their association with Women in Business & Regional Development.
The program will run for a trial period until from March 31, 2016 to October 1, 2016. A decision will then be made by the then current WIBRD Board if the program will continue taking in to account the 2017 sponsorship prospectus.

The WIBRD involvement in the program does not mean that we recommend the ANZ mortgage products over other mortgage products offered in the sector, and all people getting a loan are advised to perform their own due diligence in deciding what product is best for you or your business needs. 

The decision to go ahead with this program has been reliant upon the feedback received from our network and we thank all that have contributed to the WIBRD making the decision to be involved.

All money raised from this program from the trial period will go towards the SARWG Scholarship, a Sub Fund of the Stand Like Stone Foundation, that seeks to support women in the Limestone Coast to achieve their educational goals,  and operational costs for the WIBRD network to ensure our sustainability and ability to offer our members cost effective training and events.

Please note all enquiries are kept in the strictest confidence and any personal and/or business details are not shared with Women in Business & Regional Development.

If you are interested in hearing more about the program or ANZ products please contacting one of the following ANZ Mount Gambier Staff Members;

Darrel Soderlund

ANZ Business Banking Manager

0419 270 956


Cheryl White

ANZ Home & Investment Lending Manager

0417 138 407


Matt Foreman

ANZ Branch Manager

0403 367 447


On Monday the 10th of October Women in Business & Regional Development held their 2016 AGM. Thank you to the 21 members and Board Members who attended the night. Our 2016 AGM saw the resignation due to personal and business commitments of Fiona Hetherington & Nicole Cunningham and therefore there were two positions up for tenure. Congratulations to Cathy Lunnay & Sam Rothall for being nominated to the Board. If you are interested in reading the 2015/2016 Annual Report please CLICK HERE.


An outstanding 480 people from around the region attended the Gala event which was held at the Barn Palais, Mount Gambier to witness the announcement of the winners of the prestigious Women in Business & Regional Developments 2015 Influential Women in Business Awards.

Sponsored by AltusQ Experiential Coaching
Awarded to Simone Kain from Hello Friday & George the Farmer

Sponsored by Sinclair Wilson
Awarded to Kelly Nicholson from Beachport Liquid Minerals

Sponsored by Complete Real Estate
Awarded to Rachel Alexander from Windon Park Belted Galloways

Sponsored by ANZ
Awarded to Wendy Fennell From Fennell Forestry

Sponsored by The City of Mount Gambier
Awarded to Nel Jans from the South East Junction Mental Health Resource & Activity Centre

Women in Business & Regional Development would like to congratulate this year’s winners  as the depth and quality of entries had been outstanding. The awards are a fantastic way to celebrate the women in our community- their achievements, their continuing ability to improve themselves, their contribution not just to the business community but to the wider community also and we are so very proud of all involved in the process, not just the winners but the nominees, sponsors and judges.


Please CLICK HERE for a full list of all nominees for the 2015 IWA Awards.

2015 Influential Women in Business Awards Terms & Conditions. Click Here.

Women in Business and Regional Development Incorporated is open to all professional women in the Green Triangle (Limestone Coast and SW Victoria) offering networking opportunities that are:

inclusive – collaborative – innovative – professional – fun

To join us TODAY simply download this WIBRD Membership Form and email or send it back to us.