BWi Meet ups are the stuff of legend…
Why? Because they are the friendliest, most supportive way to network. More importantly, they offer an opportunity to meet your next client, find new collaborators and build genuine connections.
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BWI Meet up Itinerary
Whether online or in person, our Meet Ups look something like this:
10:00 am –Welcome & host introduction
10:10 am – Members introduction – time to talk about yourself & your business
11:45 am – Questions, guidance, support & advice. BWi updates
What makes our Meet Ups so different?
Unlike other networking meetups, ours have no 60-second timer, no judgement and definitely no pressure to act a certain way or conform to a sales-pitch stereotype. Instead, they come with bucket loads of support, understanding and a real desire to help each other succeed.
What about subscription fees and turning up every week?
To keep things simple, we charge £10 per Meet Up and you can attend as many as you like, wherever you like, as often as you like. Importantly, there are no subscription fees and no obligation to attend on a regular basis (unless you want to, of course). In a nutshell, you simply choose the Meet Up you want to attend, buy your ticket and turn up.
Why attend, what’s in it for you?
Firstly, you’ll get to showcase your business to a diverse group of professionals and business owners. Then, you’ll get to share common goals, discuss your latest ideas and ask for help if you need to. Most importantly, you’ll get to build long term relationships, find clients and collaborators and forge lasting friendships.
Venue Accessibility for In Person Meet Ups:
As we are a supportive and inclusive community, it is important to us and our members to run our events at accessible venues that provide facilities for those with disabilities or long-term health issues. We are open to hearing about how we can accommodate your needs and create a safe space for you. We want you to have confidence in booking with us and attending our events.
Details for venue accessibility are available on the event pages but if you do have any additional requirements please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surround yourself with women who would mention your name in a room full of opportunities
*Visit our ‘Calendar of Events’ Page to find your nearest Meet Up and don’t forget to check out the FAQs and video.
* Some online Meet Ups, due to numbers, may be combined with other areas, to enhance your networking experience.
Online Meet ups - what to wear, what to do if the dog barks or kids are jumping around behind me?
We want you to join our online meet ups and feel comfortable doing it. We know how life has changed and our Online Meet Ups reflect that. That’s why we’re happy for you to mute your mic or switch off your camera if something crops up.
What we do ask is that you’re ready to join the meeting with a few minutes to spare so we can let you in on time at 9:55am. Even though you’re at home, please remember to dress appropriately for networking (you can still keep your slippers on, of course!) and make sure you have all your business info and links ready to share in the chat box.
In Person Meet ups - What to wear and bring along?
Even though this is an informal business Meet Up, you’ll want to make a good impression. As you are connecting with potential new clients, wearing something smart/casual is the way to go.
What should you bring with you?
Apart from your best smile, bring business cards, leaflets and products if you have any. Meet Ups start at 10:00 am so arrive anytime from 9.55 am, grab yourself a cuppa and find someone to chat to. If you’re a little nervous, you can chat to your host who will be happy to introduce you to others. Then take a seat and get ready for the introductions; the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself and your business to the group. Please note this is optional, so if you are not ready to talk in front of a group, there is no judgement whatsoever if you decide to opt-out.
Who do I contact if I have any questions?
If you have any questions at all please contact – email@example.com
If you have questions about your booking please email – firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the refund policy?
We will happily transfer or refund, but only up to 7 days before the date of the Meet Up. This is to cover costs incurred by BWi. You are, however, welcome to pass your place to someone else providing you email with the change of name.
When will I receive the Zoom link for my Online Meet Up?
You will receive your Zoom link no less than 12 hours before the session. however this will not apply to last minute bookings.
If you haven’t received an email from us and it’s not in your Junk folder, please email email@example.com and we can get it sorted for you.
Our Meet Ups are photographed, for display, distribution and broadcast across all BWi platforms. By attending this Meet Up you understand that you may be photographed in group shots. If you do not wish this to happen, please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the Meet Up. All photographs remain the property of Business Women in.
What if this is your first meet up?
If your venue hasn’t opened up yet (or you don’t feel confident meeting up in person) don’t worry, we hope to see you at one of our online Meet Ups, including our evening one! Check out our Meet Ups Calendar to find your next favourite!
With NO subscription or joining fees, BWi Meet Ups are the BEST way to get to know like-minded business women, develop working relationships, find collaborators and forge lasting friendships. Of course, if you’re not used to networking or feel a little shy don’t worry, your host will take you under their wing and introduce you to other members. They will also make sure you feel comfortable before asking you to speak.
Do I need to be a member to attend?
Yes. However, becoming a member of our BWi community costs nothing and gives you instant access to a host of fabulous member-only benefits including: access to business and personal resources, events, workshops, networking opportunities and special offers. Most importantly, it’s completely FREE to join, with no annual or monthly subscription fees plus you’ll receive a FREE listing on our Member’s Business Directory.
Want to get more involved?
There are loads of ways to get more involved in the BWi community. You could run a workshop or training session, speak at one of our events, become a Meet Up host, do a Facebook Live or record a 2-minute Top Tips video for our social media pages. Contact us to find out more.