I started Kickass Women in 2013 as an invite-only event in my home to create a safe and friendly space for women I knew to connect. It’s since grown into a public event but the values remain.
I’ve run events collaborating with Natwest, Harrow Council, the London Business Partnership and recently Southampton Council and Barclays Eagle Labs. Attendees are limited to just 20 to keep it focused and intimate.
The events are for any woman (or man) who works – this could be a mum, someone volunteering, someone looking for work, someone who’s retired, entrepreneurs or start-ups. I want everyone to be welcome.
It’s not a space for ‘selling’. It’s about connecting. We don’t bring great piles of business cards and thrust them in people’s face without asking. We listen more than we speak. We help each other and equip each other.
There’s lots of room to be yourself, to be vulnerable and real and to ask for help.
What will a Kickass Women Mingle be like?
The Mingles are organised when a group of ladies want me to organise one! In the last six months I’ve organised Kickass Women events such as:
- A ‘Maker’s Market’ where women who make sold their wares for Christmas shoppers
- A workshop called ‘Pause’ which was about achieving our goals and passions in the new year, through coaching, planning and having a vision
- A session on ‘Simplifying’, which covered de-cluttering, removing mental blockages and freeing up time in our diaries.
- A Visionboarding session making a 2020 plan on Pinterest
To learn more about Kickass Women and get involved, request to join the Kickass Women Lounge Facebook Group: