BWi Networking 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 ups: What to Expect 

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?

You have the option of a few different ways to book your favourite Meet Up(s). You can:

  • Pay as you go: To keep things simple, you can pay £10 per Meet Up. There’s no obligation to attend on a regular basis (unless you want to, of course), the choice is yours.
  • Plus and Premium Memberships: Memberships are a great way to save on Meet Ups. You can pay a monthly subscription (£10 a month for plus, £15 a month for premium) and attend as many Meet Ups as you’d like.

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 community 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 info@businesswomenin.org.

Surround yourself with women who would mention your name in a room full of opportunities

* Visit our ‘Networking Events Calendar‘ 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.

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Based on 119 reviews
Lindsay West
Lindsay West
2024-05-23
Great to be able to attend the first Shaftesbury in-person meet up this morning. Fabulous host, great venue and a wonderful mix of inspirational women. Can't wait to go again!
Lisa Dimond
Lisa Dimond
2024-05-22
I highly recommend BWI for many reasons. I recently started purchasing and watching some of their workshop recordings, and they are brilliant! Each session is provided by talented and knowledgeable businesswomen, each an expert in their field. The AI workshops have been mind-blowing and will immensely help my business. The smartphone filming workshop gave me numerous tips for improving my social media videos, and the Facebook advertising session provided me with the knowledge to create effective ads for my business. I became a member a couple of years ago and started attending my local networking events, which have been great for my business. I have met so many lovely ladies and made valuable connections and friendships. Overall, BWI has been a real game-changer for my small nutrition and weight management business.
LilyandMarsh Interiors
LilyandMarsh Interiors
2024-05-20
SEO Course: great content and I learnt some very specific key points that will help me improve on my website. Thank you Nicola.
Jacqui Ellis
Jacqui Ellis
2024-05-14
Oh how I love attending the BWi Big Event!! I always leave re-energised and re-charged re my business purpose having connected and spent time with this amazing supportive group of business women!
Claire Watson
Claire Watson
2024-05-10
Really enjoy attending the Bridgwater meeting, fab ladies, a lovely relaxed no pressure environment and conveniently located.
Julie Tomkins
Julie Tomkins
2024-05-09
I've tried a few networking groups but BWI is my favourite. It's much more like having a chat with friends and brainstorming ideas. I love helping other small businesses with ideas, seeing them come to fruition and supporting them afterwards. With long term health issues, formal networking was too scary but BWI meet ups are full of supportive and understanding woman. It is my monthly therapy session, I highly recommend attending a meet up near you.
Are We There Yet Travel Agency
Are We There Yet Travel Agency
2024-05-08
It was my 2nd network meeting, but 1st with BWI - and this meeting was just what i needed for myself and my business. Every single women in the room, was amazing. In themselves but also there passion for their business. But also in wanting to share and grow each others knowledge, confidence, skill base, ideas and also just someone to talk too or hear me and each other. Tracy was an excellent host and i without doubt will be back. Thank you all x
Elizabeth Chanter
Elizabeth Chanter
2024-05-02
It is wonderful to be returning to the BWi "nest" after an enforced absence of several months due to illness. Even in the online Zoom today, I felt the welcoming warmth, genuine interest and support, meeting with old friends and new. It's the building of the enduring relationships between women that makes the BWi such a specially supportive network, head and shoulders above any other networking groups I have experienced ~ a brilliant testimony to Michelle Eddahar, the beating heart and soul of BWi.
Tara Clist
Tara Clist
2024-04-11
I attended my first BWi networking event today and I loved it! I’ve done so much networking over the years and I really found this so genuine and supportive, such a special space to share, help others and get help. I will be back - thank you!
Paula Harsley
Paula Harsley
2024-04-02
Business Women in is a diverse group of great women sharing great ideas and giving great support to each other. A genuinely caring vibe where no question is too daft, no problem too small to discuss. Something very special happens when you get a group of women together, and something even more special happens when they discuss how to develop their businesses!

FAQs

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 – info@businesswomenin.org

If you have questions about your booking please email – book@businesswomenin.org

What is the refund policy?

For Pay as You Go Members: 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.

For Plus and Premium Members, please refer to the T&C’s here.

When will I receive the Zoom link for my Online Meet Up?

You will receive your Zoom link straight away in your booking confirmation email. We’d recommend flagging this email so you can refer back to it but we will also send the Zoom link on the morning of your Meet Up.

If you haven’t received an email from us and it’s not in your Junk folder, please email book@businesswomenin.org and we can get it sorted for you.

Photography

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 info@businesswomenin.org prior to the Meet Up. All photographs remain the property of Business Women in.

What if this is your first meet up?

Welcome! We are delighted to have you join us.

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 Networking Events Calendar to find your next favourite!

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.

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.

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