Popular global movement for businesswomen, Women’s Business Club, has launched a ‘Coffee & Coworking’ initiative to bring more women together to combat isolation in business by creating local business communities accessible to all professional women, anywhere.
The goal is to set up at least 1,000 Coffee & Coworking’ communities during 2023 to support more women who are building a business or a career. The first groups were launched in Cheltenham and Edinburgh in 2022 and so far 2023 has seen 40+ communities established across the globe. You can see them here!
Although only 4% of the goal has been reached so far, the women and members of Women’s Business Club are feeling positive that business owners across will come together to reach the goal, and that thousands of business women will be supported and empowered to succeed in business – and in doing so, helping to rebuild the economy.
“Our mission to ensure no woman feels alone in business is more important now than ever as the business failure rate is at an all time high.” said founder and CEO of Women’s Business Club Angela De Souza.
“We want to ensure women have the practical support and community that they need to succeed. Our Coffee & Coworking events go hand in hand with our business app where more practical business support is offered. This ensures that there is both community as well as training available to all who need it no matter what stage of business they are at. ”
Venue partners include Natwest who host Coffee & Coworking at many of their Accelerator Hubs, ARC Inspirations who are a successful bar group in the North of England, and Leonardo Hotels as well as various small independent businesses.
Coffee & Coworking sessions last for around three hours, on a monthly basis and will be free to attend with guests simply buying their own refreshments on the day. Women can come along to work and chat, connecting with other local women in business and forming powerful communities. Each group is run by a leader who is a member of the Women’s Business Club.
Scottish leader, Sarah Eddie of SE Tax Professionals, who lives in Falkirk, Scotland joined Women’s Business Club after starting her own business says,
“I started my own business as I felt I was being forced to choose between having a career and being a good parent. I felt that was not necessary and running my own business allowed me to have flexibility.
“However when you make that choice, you don’t have the same connection with your former colleagues as they don’t understand the journey you are on. That’s what I love about the Women’s Business Club. We support each other and it’s not competitive. It’s welcoming, it’s relaxed and supportive.”
Coffee & Coworking will be suitable for any woman in business whatever their goal, business or ambition. They can be:
- Thinking about starting a business and wanting to find out more.
- Running a very small business from home and wanting to grow.
- Trying to recover after their business was impacted negatively by the pandemic.
- Feeling alone and isolated and looking for support.
- Leading a business and wanting to give back to other women.
- Working for a company and want to get out of the office.
For more information about setting up and running a Coffee & Coworking community, supported by the Women’s Business Club visit womensbusiness.club/leaders