Even in today’s online world, face-to-face networking remains an essential tool for women in business. Not only does networking open a wealth of learning opportunities and connections with mentors, since people tend to do business with those they know and like, it can also lead to potential sales leads (check out some of my networking best practices here).
By attending networking events celebrating women entrepreneurs, you’ll have a chance to learn from women who’ve been where you want to go. Together you can discuss the secrets to success, how to break down barriers and promote growth, all while creating meaningful connections.
Throughout the year there are hundreds of events that provide great networking opportunities for women SMB owners and entrepreneurs, including a few that are just around the corner.
Alda Communication Training’s ‘Women in Business’ Workshop
Multiple locations | Ongoing
The Alda Communication Training’s ‘Women in Business’ Workshops provide communication and leadership training for women in business. Founded by author, actor, director and communications expert, Alan Alda, the workshop focuses on breaking down barriers unique to women in business, such as being passed over for projects or ignored by colleagues. Click here to learn more and register for upcoming workshops.
The iCONIC Tour
NYC | June 7, 2017
Presented by Inc. and CNBC, the iCONIC Tour brings together entrepreneurs and business leaders from around the country to network and share ideas. Featured speakers include Bobbi Brown, entrepreneur and author, Arianna Huffington, founder of Huffington Post and Thrive Global, and Daymond John from “Shark Tank.” For more information and to register, click here.
Million Dollar Women Masterclass
Online | Begins June 8, 2017
Founded by Julia Pimsleur, author of the award-winning book, Million Dollar Women, speaker, coach and founder of Little Pim, one of the few women-run businesses backed by venture capital in the country, this 4-month course teaches women entrepreneurs how to scale up their businesses and get to $1 million in revenues faster. Incredibly, 20 percent of Masterclass grads have already reached the $1 million mark. Learn more and register here.
London and Multiple Locations | Ongoing
With entrepreneurial event series in six cities around the globe, SheWorx has provided more than 20,000 women with actionable business strategies and access to top mentors and investors through its educational roundtables and summits. For more information on upcoming events, visit SheWorx.com. If you’re in London, there’s still time to register for the Summit on June 7.
With women-owned businesses growing at a rate five times faster than the national average, now is the time to connect with, learn from and support other women entrepreneurs.
Are you attending an upcoming network event? Let me know in the comments below or by tweeting me @Cindy_Bates.