The original network was established in 2008 by a group of women who wanted something different from a business club.
From the very start the focus has been on learning and development through networking. We offer opportunities for women in the public, private and third sectors to meet and learn from each other in a relaxing and supportive environment.
At each of our events we have a speaker who will inspire and motivate you to think about your own development goals. We have a unique format where guests sit at tables with a facilitator and the speaker is in conversation with the host. Guests have an opportunity to ask their own questions, either after the conversation or when the speaker visits each of the tables in turn to talk directly with the guests. The event concludes with an opportunity to feedback any comments and more informal networking.
Past guests have included:
- Laura Tenison, founder of JoJo Maman Bebe
- Rachel Clacher, founder of Moneypenny
- Dame Gillian Morgan, Permanent Secretary of the Welsh Government
- Baroness Ilora Finlay, crossbench peer and Consultant in Palliative Medicine
- Claudia McVie, CEO of Tenovus Cancer Care
- Alison Woods, CEO of No Fit State Circus
At each event we ask for feedback and the response is overwhelmingly positive.
“Very impressed with the format and style of the event – excellent opportunity for discussion and learning.”
“Empowering discussions with positive role models”
“An insight into women in positions of real power, or in the public eye”
“A great role model, one showing and demonstrating self belief, determination to achieve what she set out to do.”
“The discussions were open and an opportunity to talk in a diverse group”
“I enjoyed meeting women happy to discuss feeling that networking could be a difficult and challenging activity”
“The fantastic discussions are thought provoking”
“Open and honesty of the speaker to share professional and personal experiences”
“Enjoyed the discussions around the table and getting to know more people. This is a friendly event”