About Us

It started with a few women helping each other, sharing business contacts, information and ideas for success. 28 years on, it has become the Nation's leading networking organisation for women in business.

The Continuous Transformation


Women’s Network Australia is the longest running and Number One National Membership based organisation for entrepreneurial, micro and small business women. It is a vibrant community for women in business to connect, grow and succeed.

WNA is the Nation’s leading networking organisation for women in business. We know success in business requires strategic alliances and business connections. You will CONNECT with those who understand the power of connection in business and discover the difference NETWORKING can make to GROW your success.

We invite you to spend time with people who have the same energy as you – a deep desire to SUCCEED and make a difference in the world.

We are here to encourage and support you to reach your full potential, and provide hands-on business networking opportunities to raise your profile, share business ideas, receive guidance from peers and mentors and find out about innovations that may stimulate your business.

For over two decades we have been educating, guiding and supporting women in their pursuit of success, helping them to turn their start up or newly founded businesses into profitable enterprises.We want to be there with future possibilities.

Twenty-eight years on, Women’s Network Australia is now THE Nation’s leading networking organisation for women in business.

The Foundation

Women’s Network Australia (WNA) was established in 1990 by business entrepreneur, Lynette Palmen AM. It began in 1990 with a select group of women, friends and associates catching up to share business contacts, information and ideas for success.

As the network grew, the focus shifted to providing a service that offered support and encouragement for women in business. Lynette was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Honour in 2004 for her role in improving the quality of life for women across the Nation. Lynette has always been a woman that has encouraged others to step out of their comfort zone and embrace new challenges.

Lynette transitioned out of the Founder Role after selling the business mid-2017. Lynette has undoubtedly set up a solid foundation for the future of Women’s Network Australia in leading the way for Women in Business. Janelle was delighted when Lynette approached her to discuss the business opportunities of WNA.

Embracing the Change

Janelle Bostock, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of WNA will lead the organisation forward building upon the foundation established over the last 28 years.

Janelle’s career success includes over 25 years in private and public sector, not-for-profit organisations and running her own successful businesses. Janelle has held Executive positions on the Australian Institute of Office Professionals Committee of Management and National Board, Marfan Association Queensland and Australia. Writing submissions for National and State Partnership arrangements, Association becoming Incorporated and much more.

As a member of WNA for many years, Janelle has valued the networking opportunities, career advice and support that her membership offered. Janelle grew up in rural Queensland and also know the challenges that many small business women face with the isolation of being a soloprenuer. Janelle is very keen to explore further opportunities to reach out to women in rural and remote areas of Australia.

Janelle is often referred to as a ‘True Enabler’ and this is very much her WNA business focus is all about helping you succeed in your business – it is as simple as that.

“I have always had a commitment to keeping up to date with current best practice and assist in mentoring young and eager members of the workforce or business. Women’s Network Australia can do just on numerous levels”.

Our Vision and Purpose

Provide a strong network of business and personal contacts and to encourage trade and information sharing between Members.
Provide access to professional and personal development information in a unique and supportive business environment.
Inspire and encourage women to develop professional strategies and skills for success in business.
Provide a pooling facility for like-minded individuals to share information, ideas and knowledge and bring about positive change.
Provide a forum for the recognition of women's achievements and encourage others to emulate these role models.
Lift the level of awareness, acceptance and visibility of women and the talents and resources they have to offer the economy.
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