One-stop-shop online resource for female entrepreneurs

4 August 2016

A crowd of women cheering at the opening of the Women’s Online Network

Women’s Online Network (WON), a new one-stop-shop digital resource that provides female entrepreneurs access to resources, knowledge and people to help them create and grow their business, was launched this week.

WON provides support and tools for women entrepreneurs at all stages of developing their business.

The WON platform features a suite of resources including business plan templates, business viability assessment tools, an event calendar, creative design resources, grant and funding avenues, marketing and website options, networking opportunities, and more.

Sharing inspiring stories

Female entrepreneurs are encouraged to share their stories and experiences on the WON website to help other women reach their business goals.

The platform is bubbling with stories about inspiring entrepreneurs from all over New South Wales including:

  • Simone Eyles, developer of 365 Cups an award winning app based in Wagga Wagga that enables users to order coffee from a café with their mobile phone;
  • Gen George, founder of OneShift, a Sydney-based technology start-up which matches employers and staff for casual shifts;
  • Kasia Gospos, founder and publisher of Leaders in Heels, a leading Australian online community and magazine created to nurture, inspire and empower female leaders and entrepreneurs;
  • Stacey Jacobs, founder of, a network of professional independent cleaners that operate across Sydney offering a new level of cleaning services;

There are many more stories under Case Studies on the WON website.

Supported by the NSW Government

WON was developed by a group of successful female business leaders and entrepreneurs and it is supported by the NSW Government.

It is an outcome of the Department of Industry’s Women in Entrepreneurship Network which was created to address barriers to business and assist female entrepreneurs with access to information and resources.

WON was launched by NSW Minister for Small Business John Barilaro, and NSW Minister for Women Pru Goward on August 3 2016, at a breakfast event with the new, emerging and leading female entrepreneurs at the Fishburners co-working space in Ultimo.

WON community members communicate on social media using the hashtag #WONNERSNSW.

More information

Fore more information visit the WON website.

Further Information