Strengthening the Commonwealth. Building Businesses. Advancing Women.
53 Countries. One Platform.
The Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBW) works with women in business by connecting Governments and the private sector to encourage and enable women’s economic empowerment. This is achieved through delivering activities, initiatives, products and services focused on trade, talent and training.

CBW also sits on the main governance body on gender for the 53 Commonwealth Governments and can lobby on your behalf.

To provide the tools, opportunities and support necessary to ensure the growth and global reach of women. Whether as entrepreneurs, in corporate life, or in government our focus is on shaping women’s economic empowerment through:

  • Trade – provision of a trading platform providing opportunities for women entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate and do business across all 53 countries of the  Commonwealth. CBW Multilateral Trade Missions and Delegations.
  • Talent – recognition of women entrepreneurs across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
  • Training – the CBW Academy with its modules on procurement, entrepreneurship and women on boards all delivered by leading global providers.

Xanopia Women’s Business Group is the Regional Partner for CBW, it does oversight for the following countries in Africa.

Each country has a National Leadership Group (NLG) that promotes the objective of CBW in their country:

  1. Botswana
  2. Cameroon
  3. Ghana
  4. Kenya
  5. Lesotho
  6. Malawi
  7. Mauritius
  8. Mozambique
  9. Namibia
  10. Nigeria
  11. Rwanda
  12. Seychelles
  13. Sierra Leone
  14. South Africa
  15. Swaziland
  16. The Gambia
  17. Uganda
  18. United Republic of Tanzania
  19. Zambia