Women In Business

Photograph courtesy of member Strange images

Women in Business is one of the fastest growing entrepreneurial demographics in the Wheatbelt. At the WBN, we want to challenge mindsets, smash goals, innovate and encourage women to grow personally and professionally for the benefit of the region. We know fostering relationships and skill building are two key assets to the success of business and we aim to provide women with these opportunities in the Wheatbelt.

Our WE Shine women’s event is a spectacular occasion to challenge yourself and reach for new heights. If you are interested in attending WE Shine this year please get in touch here. WE Connect is our prominent mentoring program that connects women of varying skill level and provides incredible growth opportunities. If you are interested in participating in WE Connect, get in touch here.

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WE Shine is an annual women in business event that is focused on intensive networking and business development. Female entrepreneurs from across the Wheatbelt attend to network and learn from other high profile women. Held annually in October it is a must attend event if you want to grow your business skills and network. Keep up to date with event information by subscribing to our WE Connect news here.

We Shine


Women in business in the Wheatbelt can access our WE Connect business mentoring service. This is an annual program where we connect female business owners in the region with high profile and well respected business leaders. If you are interested in being a mentee or a mentor please contact the WBN.


We encourage as many WBN members to connect with one another. But you don’t have to be a member to be included in our Wheatbelt Women in Business groups. And if there is a particular business or female business owner you would like to connect with we can provide the introduction.


Geography and distance is always going to be a challenge when building a community and support network in the Wheatbelt. We encourage you to join one of our online groups to ask questions, find support, build relationships and push your business to success!

WBN helped us look at the processes in our business, what worked well and what needed attention. Then gave us some solid actions we could implement and linked us with contacts that could help streamline our systems. We highly recommend Wheatbelt Business Network.

Lisa McCreery, Chatfields Tree Nursery

I asked the WBN for a few policies. Wow, Caroline was fantastic in listening to my plea for help. With very short notice Caroline was on to it. She gave me some great advice then pointed me in the right direction. So grateful for the information and help.

Anna McClelland – Bungbong Farm

These Women Mean Business

Anthea Brown
Anthea Brown

Anthea Brown is a passionate driving force behind an impressive vertically integrated farm and butchery. Her innovative approach to business is a fantastic example of the rewards gained from thinking outside the box. “Baillee Farm” is home to a passionate...
Joley Holliday
Joley Holliday

Joley Holliday is an innovative business woman, family portrait photographer, saxophonist and mother to three young boys who has established a successful pilates studio, Stem Pilates, in Moora. Joley and her husband Marcus moved to Moora in 2012 and started...
Melissa Tinker
Melissa Tinker

Melissa Tinker is passionate about preventive health and fitness. A business owner, mother and farmer in Pingelly, she still manages to fit in playing netball, hockey and tennis into her busy schedule. Growing up in the Pilbara and moving to the...
Sharnee Beard
Sharnee Beard

Sharnee Beard was raised on a family farm in Mukinbudin and after going to boarding school, University to study a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management, then working as an agronomist for Elders in Kojonup, returned back to run...


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WE Connect

Curious about WE Connect and how it might benefit your business? Here are some experiences from past participants.

Melissa Welsh
Melissa Welsh

"Small business is tough and sometimes, actually a lot of the time your just not sure if your doing the right thing, be it with your marketing or with important stuff like business planning. This is where I found myself...
Alli Butler
Alli Butler

Mentored by the very successful Melissa Strutt, CEO of Roobix, Alli Butler is a Wheatbelt based comedian and artist. Alli enjoyed the challenge and contact with Mel and the business strategies they implemented has seen Alli’s awareness and presence as...

so many awesome

Women in Business