The Women’s Business Cluban UK organisation for female business owners, is launching a ‘Coffee & Co-Working’ initiative to bring more women together as the pandemic threat eases.
The initiative aims to establish regular meetings of professionals across the UK to support more women with the first groups already launched in Cheltenham and Edinburgh.
“The pandemic and various lockdowns have had a greater negative effect on women in business,” says Angela De Souza, founder of the Women’s Business Club.
“Many women run businesses from home and had to shift their focus on to home-schooling and caring for children. Many women also did not qualify for any kind of government funding or support and therefore their business plans were put on ice or were stopped in their tracks from March 2020.
“It will take years for some women to get back to where they were while some women have realised throughout the pandemic that they want a different career path. We believe collaboration is the key to this and we want to bring these women together.”
Venue partners include Natwest who host Coffee & Coworking at many of their Accelerator Hubs, and Leonardo Hotels as well as various small independent businesses.
Each monthly Coffee & Co-Working session will last for three hours and and will be free to attend with guests simply buying their own refreshments on the day. Groups will be run by a leader who is a paid-up member of the Women’s Business Club.
One of those running one of the founder groups is tax accountant Sarah Eddie.
“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.”, says Eddie, who lives in Falkirk, Scotland.
For more information visit: womensbusiness.club
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