In December 2017, I took the step to joining an in person networking event. I have only attended a couple over my years in business and never particularly felt that I fit in with everyone else in suits, I would be in a very bright coloured something!
I stuck to online networking groups which are great, but I really wanted to have interactions and meet people in person; so I was introduced to the Business Girls Network in Maidenhead and really enjoyed meeting other women in business who experience the same that I am; so safety in numbers is always a good thing!
After enjoying the monthly networking events and meeting many other like minded business owners, Amanda Ayres – the owner of Business Girls Network; launched the groups in other locations apart from Maidenhead. In less than a couple of months, she had grew to 5 other locations and had enlisted some incredible women to be ambassadors for the groups.
One of the groups that was launched is the Henley and Marlow group. One of the delegates from our Brand Yourself Conference was Chloe; another Business Girls Network member and now the new ambassador for the new Marlow and Henley group!
I was thrilled to attend the launch event and photograph it for Chloe. There was such a buzz in the busy room with lots of hugs and “how are yous!” Amanda opened the group with introductions and led Chloe into the session. They also had a guest speaker in the form of Karen Rosser from Inspire my Soul jewellery brand who talked about how she launched her company with the help of Business Girls Network.
Such an enjoyable way to spend a morning and I really recommend them to you if you are reading this, are a business owner in the south east and looking for a supportive group.