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Coastal Women’s Forum (CWF) welcomes smart, savvy women of all ages, interests and abilities...

Women just like you!

We invite you to join us at our monthly lunch and dinner meetings,

and take advantage of being a CWF member. 

Coastal Women's Forum Membership includes:

Meetings that fit your busy schedule
Business, professional, and volunteer networking opportunities

Informative and entertaining speakers
Opportunities to promote your passion

Career and self-development
Access to the support, knowledge, and experience of your fellow CWF members

Encouragement from women who have been there and done that
Your chance to give back and support other women in our community

CWF Members are women who own businesses, or are following careers in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Other members are blissfully enjoying retirement or raising families. Some are new to New Bern and are seeking ways to establish themselves within the community. They are all energetically involved in pursuing their personal passions and often committed volunteers for the benefit of the community.

Become a CWF member and share our mission of Networking, Education and Encouragement. Browse the website and understand who we are and what we are all about. But the best way for you to know us is to meet us in person. Sign up to attend a luncheon or dinner and meet the dynamic women of our thriving and constantly growing group.

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President's Message

Sandy Eichelberger

Spring Is Unfolding...

Oh my, is that a wonderful little crocus and a Lenten Rose blooming? And look over there. Our forsythia is showing off all its gorgeous yellow blooms. After an exceptionally frosty winter, those wonderful signs of spring bring us a sense of relief and a feeling of anticipation in our hearts that indeed, the beauty of spring is unfolding.

The energy of Spring is very powerful. Think of all those little bulbs lying dormant underneath the ground all winter, so when needed, that energy to burst through the soil in a profusion of multi-colored splendor will be in abundant supply. We, as mortal humans, are much the same. We rest in the winter and when spring comes, there we go. That same energy serves us well in all the planning and thinking involved in nurturing our gardens, our homes and our families, while juggling everything else in our lives. We almost bubble with excitement from it all. Gone are the black and navy-blue clothes and out come the pastels and prints that make us feel lighter and more expressive.

Think back to March 1988 and what was happening in New Bern! A dynamic group of women was thinking, planning and determining how they could set in motion an organization that would be just for women, different from other existing women’s organizations. An organization with values and principles that would support the needs of a group of professional women. Spring was the perfect time to launch this well thought out seedling of an idea!

As we look forward to our celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Coastal Women’s Forum, I cannot help but be in awe of these women. Women’s experiences in the workplace were very different in 1988 from what they are now – and even now, more change and acceptance is needed. So, hat’s off to all those women with such fortitude and persistence to put together this organization. The beauty of CWF is that while members may change from year to year, this lasting and thriving organization stands today with the exact same core values for our members – Networking, Education and Encouragement. New Bern’s very own Circle of Energy!

We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to our Charter Members! They indeed, demonstrated the power and energy of spring.

Become a member

For only $40 per year, you can receive all the benefits of being a member of Coastal Women's Forum. 

In addition to the networking and education opportunities CWF provides to all guests, members receive a $5 discount on the price of meals, have access to members-only content areas of the website, and can promote their business or cause for free at CWF events and in the CWF newsletter.

Why not join today!

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New Bern, NC 28561

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