The Mission

Talbot Chesapeake Women’s Network (CWN) seeks to foster personal enrichment and professional growth among women of the MidShore region through an active network of collaboration, communication and support.

Our Vision is to Provide

varied opportunities for professional and social networking. financial assistance for select female applicants in pursuit of post secondary education and training who would not be able to do so due to financial restraints. pro bono advisory services to stimulate, improve and enhance business opportunities and entrepreneurship for women in our community through our Talbot CWN Women’s Advisory Board.

Our History

CWN began in February 1986, when Marcia Burgoon invited several business associates on Kent Island to join her in creating the first Chesapeake Women’s Network in Queen Anne’s County. Within three years, the first chapter had 90 members. Several years later, a second chapter was started in Talbot County. Many members have remained part of the CWN since its inception. Both groups continue to flourish, meeting needs of businesswomen throughout the Eastern Shore.