Ladies who latte: Swindon

6th October 2015

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Well listeners. Here we are with a post about another networking group just for women. I’m not actually sure I’m eligible as I only drink black coffee. Shhh. Don’t tell ’em…

When I first ventured into my brave new world of self-employment as AA Editorial Services I felt networking to be something of a necessary evil – and possibly subconsciously approached it accordingly. But I can now really see the value of it – and not just in terms of getting business. I’ve benefitted in ways more important to me even than that.  Some months ago I joined Women Mean Biz and have felt my confidence slowly grow with that group.

Unlike Ladies who Latte that one is a membership group so a different sort of set up entirely. But I’ve definitely had a lot from it in all sorts of ways and have no regrets at all about the financial outlay involved. But anyway – back to LWL:

Ladies who Latte is described on its website as the fastest growing women’s network. It’s concept is simple: “We have over 30 FREE meetings every month where you simply turn up grab yourself a coffee and network. We have no speakers, no agenda, and no meeting fee.”  So there’s nothing to pay at all – only the cost of a cup of coffee.

You can read how the network came into being here: http://www.ladieswholatte.com/the-ladies-who-latte-story.htm

The Swindon group of this network had disappeared for a time it seems. However the lovely Aliz, owner of Wise Bookkeeping, is getting the group going again so today was the first meeting of the invigorated, full of beans (did you see what I did there?), Swindon branch of Ladies who Latte.

It was a lovely meeting and I really hope it goes from strength to strength. I’m certainly looking forward to the next one anyway!

The Swindon group’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Swindon-Ladies-Who-Latte-451690471699160/timeline/

I met some super people and some interesting businesses in particular this one: http://www.pennypost.org.uk Whilst it’s more of a community news website it’s not entirely dissimilar to Born again Swindonian. The site mostly covers West Berkshire, Wantage and Marlborough and touches on Swindon so I’m hoping to get some Swindon points of interest onto the site.

So, if you’re a women in business and you can pop along to Heelis on the first Tuesday of the month it would be great to see you.

Where and when is the next meeting: Tuesday 3rd November. 10-12md. At the cafe in Heelis – the National Trust building

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Other networking groups on this blog:

YEN

JCI Swindon

Women mean Biz

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