Connecting for Success

About Us

The Professional Women’s Business Exchange (PWBE) started in Walnut Creek in the mid 1990s as an option for women-only business networking. PWBE split into two groups in 2010 and the Walnut Creek chapter became the Professional Women’s Referral Group (PWRG) the following year.

Responding to an increasing level of interest from professional women, PWRG began adding more chapters in 2015 under the leadership of Advisory Board President CC Kelly. To date, six more chapters have formed: Pleasant Hill, Danville, Concord, Lamorinda, Oakland/Berkeley, and San Ramon. 

We are on a Mission!

  We exist to: 

  • Increase the success of our members' individual enterprises 

  • Create a supportive and non-competitive environment consisting of one person per industry

  • Create a forum for the discussion of ideas and concerns related to female entrepreneurs  

  • Provide professional referrals and contacts 

  • Mutually support and encourage each other in our chosen fields

Professional women are welcome to visit any of our chapters as our guest. Check out our calendar to see when each chapter meets.




All chapters are currently meeting on Zoom.

Contact the chapter president for the link.

Walnut Creek Chapter

The Greenery

1551 Marchbanks Dr, Walnut Creek

2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 8:45 to 10:15 am

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Pleasant Hill Chapter

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill

2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:45 am

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Danville Chapter

Danville Chamber of Commerce

117 Town and Country Dr #E, Danville

2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:45 am

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Concord Chapter

Concord Clarion Hotel, Cabana Room

1050 Burnett Ave, Concord

1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 8:50 to 10:00 am

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Lamorinda Chapter

Orinda Community Church Library

10 Irwin Way, Orinda

1st and 3rd Thursdays from 9:00 to 10:15 am

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San Ramon Chapter

Clementine's Restaurant

18070 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon

1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 8:00 to 9:15 am

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Oakland Chapter

The Baum Center
341 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 8:30 to 10:00 am

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