What is…Kickass Women?
“The first rule of Kickass Women is do not talk about Kickass Women.”
Remember the classic scene in Bridget Jones Diary where she navigates a book launch she’s dreading by introducing people to each other with thoughtful facts? For instance,
“Natalia, this is Chloe. Natalia works for Tear Fund, doing advocacy work. Chloe is a youth worker and she’s just graduated in Environmental Sciences. Natalia, maybe you know someone in Tear Fund who might be able to give Chloe a job? Did you know you’ve both been to Africa and love singing?”
As I met amazing woman after amazing woman on my travels, I found myself saying, “Oh, I must introduce you to so-and-so as you’re both interested in x.”
So I decided to start the Kickass Women Mingles, which are invite-only informal gatherings where I introduce great women to each other with helpful details, a la Bridget.
They are invite-only because I need to know enough about each woman to be able to introduce them to each other with helpful details!
I created a virtual version, which is a Kickass Women Facebook group (request to join the Facebook group here).
When is the next Mingle?
The next mingle is on the 13th July, at the Harrow Work Hub in Pinner, from 12 to 2pm. You can get a complimentary Business Strategy Session and we’ll be having a chat about ‘Vote 100’. Just bring your lunch and come and mingle and hustle! I’m running the partnership with Harrow Council and London Business Partnership.
You can book your ticket here on Eventbrite.
The Mingles are organised when a group of ladies want me to organise one! The events are by invite only. I do this so this won’t be an event that wastes your time, as we are all time-poor. Especially me now I’m a mummy!
I promise the women there are individually picked by me and I could tell you why each person there is a Kickass Woman – maybe they are an awesome mum of three, winning awards, changing careers, running networking groups or even influencing Parliament. And they won’t thrust their business card into your face! Hands up if you know what I mean…
If you want an invite then please get in touch with me personally.
I do sometimes run mingles in partnership with Harrow Council, London Business Partnership and Natwest as well as venues like the Lighthouse Community Cafe. In these cases, the partners invite people they know and recommend personally in the same spirit as I do. So you can be assured it is a ‘curated’ mingle of women!
What will a Kickass Women Mingle be like?
The mingles are hosted in my home to get rid of any stuffiness. You will be served yummy food (made by my chef-extraordinaire husband, Mike) and you’ll meet a great group of women in a room. Then…see what we can accomplish together.
Maybe you’ll meet someone to start a new business venture with? Or someone who understands your problem? Maybe someone who knows someone who has that perfect job. At the very, very least, you will have a chance to kick back and relax.
Here are some pictures from recent Kickass Women Mingles:
To learn more about Kickass Women and get involved, request to join the Facebook Group here.
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