Why are Female Networking Events Necessary?

At the Empowering Entrepreneur, we hold female-only networking events for women in business. We believe these are truly crucial in the development of small business and you can book onto our next one here.

Although in all other aspects of life we strive for equal opportunities, we believe these events are still relevant in today’s world.

Here are 5 reasons why…

1.Comfortability

Especially for shy women new to networking, female-only networking events help you open up, training you to enhance your communication skills. Once you’re able to build confidence and acquire networking experience, you’ll be able to more effectively maximise the advantages of networking events—may it be female-only or mixed-gender.

2. Motivation

Seeing other successful women and hearing about their success stories really helps in terms of motivation—it basically tells us that we can have the same level of success as well! Not only are they motivational, female-only networking events, through the women who share their experiences and key advice for success, give us valuable insights for taking your career or business to the next level.

3. Mutual Support

While many standard networking events centre on selling yourself (or an idea of yourself), women’s groups put more of an emphasis on how to support others. A female-only networking event also gives you the opportunity to meet other women with the same needs and interests as you, possibly even a similar professional or business journey—without the need to adjust being in a mixed-gender networking event entails, especially in terms of communication.

4. Confidence Building

Female-only networking events make it easier for you to be more confident about presenting yourself, asking questions, and promoting your skills and ideas. Since you’ll be together with other business or career women who might share the same experiences and needs, you’ll be more encouraged to speak out knowing that they’ll understand and relate to what you have to say.

5. Making Connections

Female networking events help you to advance your career and give you access to more job opportunities. Expanding your contacts can open doors to new opportunities for business, career advancement, and personal growth.