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Community Conference 2018

We're uniting women from all over the country to be in one room at the same time to celebrate 1 year of CWIB.

Saturday 17th Feb 2018

This conference is for CWIB and for ladies of the general public.
(Sorry guys)

It's Your Time To Be United With Your Sisterhood!

We want to create a space where you can come

and exponentially grow your community, teach you relationship building skills to apply to your business on the day, spend some time with God… and it’s all for a cause!

about the workshop

CWIB has been built purely from the relationships we build with our audience and members, relationships is a key business tool, something we are so passionate about (hence why we've built a community) and we want to pass on to you what has been the critical part to our success so far. 

Building Relationships

So we've invited a relationship expert to help you learn how to build meaningful business relationships with our audiences, customers and suppliers. 

You'll take part in a full day workshop facilitated by Kerrie Phipps.

Kerrie is widely known as an engaging
speaker and author who inspires leaders and
entrepreneurs to connect with confidence.


+ Do Talk to Strangers - How to Connect with Anyone Anywhere (because this is super important being a business owner).

+ You Learn How To Build Strategic Business Relationships

+ How To Apply That To Your Business (on the day)

+ And Practice Using The Skills You've Learnt. (Don't worry, there wont be any roll play) 

No matter what business you have and no matter what niche your business is in this workshop will help you with confidence to sell, help you with building strategic relationships and help you expand the world around you. 

You will be able to apply these teachings to your in-person relationships, the marketing in your business and for your staff to ensure they build relationships that represent your business positively.

community time

This will be dedicated time throughout the day where you can practise what you've learnt and make new friends with other like-minded business women. 

evening event

In between sessions we recommend you go back to your hotel and pop your party dress on... It's party time!

We've invited the Founder of Team Challenge QLD Jo Hobbs to come and share her story of what it's like to found a God focused charity (the ups and the downs) and share the golden nuggets she's learnt along the way, this will be perfect if you're thinking about starting a charity or already have one.  It's always a great opportunity to learn from leaders who have been there and done that.

Following Jo's conversation, we will have our fundraiser game, then you'll head out and enjoy a delicious dinner and socialise while we get things ready to party!!!!

Then it's time to mingle and enjoy the night as we sing happy first birthday to CWIB!

A Conference with a cause

We want to bless God’s kingdom through our conferences by raising funds for selected charities as part of the conference, this way our businesses can have the opportunity to have an even bigger influence.

The charities we have chosen are:

Global Care Australia (depending on disasters) will be providing us with a heart felt BBQ Brunch with their Disaster Response BBQ Trailer (Your food is covered in the ticket price)


About Teen Challenge Queensland

Teen Challenge QLD is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1971 to provide long-term residential treatment and rehabilitation services for young men aged 16-39 and women aged 16-35 who are struggling to overcome addiction and other life controlling issues such as, self-harm, eating disorders, depression, and homelessness.

Substance abuse is one of the most prevalent issues this generation faces. It has no socio-economic boundaries and most experts agree that addiction has a ripple effect, bringing discord not only into the home but society as well. The impact of substance abuse on our communities is both significant and complex, causing increase in homelessness, criminal activity, mental health issues and family breakdown.

Teen Challenge provides an environment where young people feel loved, accepted and cared for, and we are currently the only rehabilitation facility that offers residential help to teenagers as young as 16.

The Teen Challenge program aims to eliminate their self destructive habits by meeting the needs of the whole person; not only dealing with the addiction, but also rebuilding their self-image, work ethic, relationships and spiritual awareness. We provide young people with a unique and rare opportunity to rebuild their lives. We have a holistic approach to their recovery which includes working with a team of professionals consisting of a General Practitioner, Psychologists, Counsellors, Dieticians and Personal Trainers.  Our Teen Challenge program has a proven track record, helping young people address key issues in their lives and to instill positive lifestyle values, employability skills, financial literacy and responsibility.

meet our speakers...

kerrie phipps - connect with confidence - workshop facilitator

Kerrie Phipps is an inspiring and energetic communicator whose passion is connecting and empowering Difference-Makers and Leaders.

Kerrie loves facilitating new thinking, to generate insights and turning-point conversations.  Creating new connections deepens learning and connectedness. Connecting with others is essential for thriving in life and business.

Kerrie is an expert in growing her community through speaking to strangers. Her motto “Do Talk To Strangers” has helped connect her with networks all across the globe that has now developed into a book and Kerrie is super excited to help you build your community network by building your confidence to speak to strangers.

Kerrie is going to be taking us through a full day workshop giving you practical tips to apply to your business on the day and we will actually be putting it into action while you’re at conference.

your worship leader - susan browning - worship mentor & vocal coach 

With an abundantly passionate heart for music & ministry, Susan desires to see people connect with God through worship & the creative arts. Privileged with 20 years experience serving on worship teams.

Susan is passionate about seeing others come to their full potential in Christ. Susan has a Bachelor of Music (Worship Arts) from Wesley Institute and is currently studying her Masters in Worship at 10,000 Fathers.

 jo hobbs - founder the teen challenge qld

Joanne Hobbs is the Executive Director of Teen Challenge Queensland and has a
demonstrated capacity in leadership, ministry and business. Her extensive experience of
working with people of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds and situations has
positioned her well for this role. She is passionate about the work of Teen Challenge and has
a deep desire to be a part of transformational change in people’s lives.
Joanne has owned her own business, worked within the corporate sector and in a high level
State Government office; she has significant experience in business management and within
the community sector. Joanne is also a credentialed Pastor with the Australian Christian
churches (ACC).
In her role as Executive Director, Joanne speaks extensively throughout Queensland at
Corporate/Business functions, Seminars, Conferences, Community Groups and Churches.
A highly motivated person, Joanne’s passion is to see young lives restored and fulfilling their
full potential in life. Her catch phrase is, “Every life is precious and the capacity for greatness
resides within every individual. It’s our mission to help them find it.”
Joanne and her husband Robert have three grown children and three beautiful
grandchildren. She was born in Brisbane and loves watching the Broncos play, particularly
when they win!

your host - sarah-jane meeson - founder of cwib

Our Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they could be.

Now it's a dream come true, all the members of CWIB will be coming together in one room to worship our awesome God and we will be pioneering a community conference like no other.

SJ looks forward to hosting this conference for you and seeing lives and businesses changed!

what will the conference look like?


Worship - Susan

Opening Session with our Founder

Workshop Session 1 - Kerrie Phipps

BRUNCH (Provided)


Workshop Session 2


Workshop Session 3

Community Time


Go and have some time and process what you've learnt and pop your party dress on because it's time for a dinner party!


Session 4 - Jo Hobb's


Dinner Party

Plus a couple of things we want to leave as a surprise….

We aim to have you leaving this conference feeling…

Inspired – to keep going with your business!

Confident in yourself and your abilities

That you now have a plan of what you can do to move forward in your business.

Encouraged – for your year ahead

Supported with an address book of new friends to contact to help you keep going when time gets tough or for ideas to help you when you get stuck

United with your sisters in Christ who gets you, who loves God and loves business

Rested – because you’ve spent the weekend with Jesus and in a beautiful location

Strengthened – through the workshop tools and resources you can use to move forward in your business.

conference location

Women in business work so hard and usually don't get much time for themselves so we wanted to pick a location where you could come and relax, enjoy some space and have a great time with your new friends.


Elevation Church

56 Caloola Drive, Tweed Heads, New South Wales




Coolangatta is full to the brim with different accommodation, whether you choose to share an apartment with friends or opt for an affordable budget hotel there is something for everyone.

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