Female Entrepreneurs - Festive Networking

Female Entrepreneurs - Festive Networking

  • 17 December 2020
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • FREE
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Celebrating and supporting female-led enterprise across the South Coast.

Whether you're still at the ideas stage, or you've already started up, our events offer friendly, informal networking.

All our events bring together local women who run (or would like to run) their own business for informal networking and a chance to seek support and advice from our inclusive community.

Join us for a festive version of our networking event!

Alongside the normal opportunity to promote your business and seek support, we'll be taking some time to have fun with a festive quiz!

Date: Thursday 17th December 2020

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: The comfort of your own home!


6:00pm - Welcome, introduction, and AWE update from Amy Doyle

6:10 pm - Networking Part 1

6:30 pm - Festive Quiz!

7:00 pm - Networking Part 2

7:30pm - event close.

There will also be a chance to find out more about the training and mentoring provided by Accelerating Women's Enterprise (AWE) and how you can benefit from the project.

Accelerating Women's Enterprise is funded by the European Union's Interreg funding programme through the European Regional Development Fund.


How does an online event work?

When you register, Eventbrite will send you a confirmation email with a link to our online event page. This page contains all the information and links you need to access the event, so keep an eye out for it. Eventbrite will automatically send you a reminder shortly before the meeting, just in case you can't find the original email.

What platform do you use?

This meeting will be held via Zoom.

Do I need to be a member of the network?

No, you don't need to be a member to join in. You just need to be a woman running, or thinking of running, her own business.

Why "Female" Entrepreneurs?

Women face a number of additional barriers, compared to men, when it comes to starting and running a successful business, this network aims to do something about the gender imbalance. If you'd like to know more about this The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship outlines some of the issues. We are an inclusive network and welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community who identify as female.

Is there anything else I need to know?

We want the network to be as inclusive as possible, so please don't worry about kids or pets who want to make an appearance! These are the new norms of working life under lockdown.

If you have any other questions, please do get in touch either through the Eventbrite 'Contact the organiser' function, or directly via email to awe@port.ac.uk.

Reserve your place

Do you run your own business? Is starting up something you're thinking about? If so, join our Female Entrepreneurs Network for our online Inspire and Inform evening.

At our evening events, a guest speaker will inspire you with an honest talk about the highs and lows of their business journey, offer tips on running a successful small business and their area of expertise, and take questions from attendees.

All our events bring together local women who run (or would like to run) their own business for informal networking and a chance to seek support and advice from our inclusive community.

Guest Speaker - Jill Farmer

Jill is the founder of Workwise and the co-founder (with Caroline Sumners) of Phlex.

Jill is a registered Osteopath & Ergonomist specialising in office, agile and remote working. A constant observer of people and workplace ergonomics – always looking to make things better. Jill founded Phlex with Caroline when they were two colleagues frustrated by the challenges of working from home and who desperately wanted a professional, local working environment. Based on the South Coast of England they were restricted in their co-working options and put off by the traditional dull facilities on offer. Together they created Phlex to help themselves and others say goodbye to home-working loneliness and access less traditional co-working places. And at the same time help small local hospitality and food & drink businesses hit hard by COVID-19.

Jill will be inspiring us with the story of her business journey and the lessons she has learned along the way as well as giving some tips on setting up a healthy home working environment.


6.00 pm - Meeting open for people to join

6.10 pm - Welcome, introduction, and AWE update from Amy Doyle

6.20 pm - Guest Speaker

6.40 pm - Q&A with the guest speaker

6.50 pm - Networking and discussion - a chance to seek advice from other attendees.

8.00pm - event close.

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