The fun side of networking
As luck would have it, the first person I bumped into was Teresa. Once I’d picked up my badge and my G&T (by the way, magnetic badges – genius! No more delicate fabrics ruined by huge safety pins!), she directed me to her table before heading off to attend to much more pressing things (Teresa project-managed the event).
I quickly got chatting to the other people at the table, one of whom I'd met at another event, and the worry about being a wallflower was no more!
Are women-only networking groups a good thing?
- Do they offer a ‘safe space’?
- What is it safe from?
- Do women feel they can ‘be themselves’ more?
- Why can't they 'be themselves' elsewhere?
- Do some women actively seek out doing business with other women?
The case against women-only groups
- Do you think it’s discriminatory?
- Do you think it doesn’t reflect the ‘real’ world?
- Do you think women-only groups offer you less ‘practical’ business help?