Cumbria Multicultural Women’s Network brings together women of diverse cultures now living in Cumbria, for the purpose of acknowledging and celebrating individual heritage and traditions, sharing unique and collective experience, and nurturing skills and confidence; thus enhancing abilities to integrate with local community and pursue new opportunities.

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There are five regional CMWN groups.  Each regional group is independent and responsible for its own leadership structure. Our member groups all operate under the umbrella of Cumbria Multicultural Women's Network whose membership subscribes to the same aims and shares a supporting programme.  

CMWN remains a voluntary organisation whose constitution defines aims, powers and membership details.  The lead member for each group signs leader agreements on behalf of own group to operate under the umbrella of CMWN and its mission statement.

Lead members sustain regular contact enabling entire membership to be kept informed of activities /opportunities for engagement within CMWN and externally.

Existing members are informed of new developments and members can attend events at any group.   

New members join the CMWN via nearest local group. You are welcome to write to any of the area group contacts below.

Furness: Jo Ann Saltiga

Windermere: Hanna Burke

Kendal: Andrea Aldridge

Penrith: Emilia Zbikowska

Carlisle: Karen Dexter


"It gives us a unique insight into other women’s perspectives that we may not otherwise have the privilege to access; it gives a lot to reflect on (Migrant Stories)"