(This post was last updated on 22/3/12)
Networking groups for business mums are popping up all over the place at the moment. ‘Traditional’ business networking groups often don’t suit business mums too well, so they are setting up their own.
Mums are finding that typical business networking groups are held either over breakfast or in the early evening – the busiest times of the day if you have a young family. Also, the way some networking groups are structured feels a bit too stiff and formal for many, who are looking for a much more warm and relaxed feel.
If you’re wondering whether to give one a try, I really do recommend you give it a go. As well as making business contacts, you’ll be inspired by what other mums are achieving and if you miss the company of the guys in the office, a networking group could help you fill that gap.
Here are the groups that I know of, but I’m sure there must be more out there:
Mum’s The Boss – Expanding all over the UK
Busy Mums – Stafford
Networking Mummies– Dorset, Warwickshire and growing throughout the UK.
Enterprising Mums – Hitchin, Herts
Mums Business Club – Throughout the UK
Mums In Biz – Brighton and West Sussex
FIND – Durham
Mumpreneurs Networking Club – South East/ south coast
Motivating Mum – London
Scottish Mumpreneur Network – Scotland
Ladies Who Latte – UK – wide
MumsUnLtd@Viva -website coming soon, in the meantime events are listed on the Viva Networking website or email email@example.com .
Business Mums Connect – Surrey and Hampshire
morningmums.co.uk – Wirral
Do you know of any more? Let me know and I’ll add them to the list
21 Replies to “Business Mums’ Networking Groups”
There’s a good one which started in the last few months covering Brighton and West Sussex. The site is still being worked on but you can get details by contacting mums in biz – http://www.mumsinbiz.co.uk
Great, thanks for that! I’ll keep an eye on the Mums In Biz website.
Thanks for the link Helen!
You’re welcome, Grace!
I just wanted to tell you that mumsclub has been developing a network of mums business clubs. There are over 40 people interested in setting up clubs across the country, and groups can meet, with children in their local wacky warehouse for free! The main website is http://www.mumsbusinessclub.co.uk and each club will have its own mini-site for local news, information and events. We are really excited!
Thanks Sam, I’ll keep an eye out for the Mums Club groups as they develop.
I was going to tell you about mumsclub but I can see that Sam has already got there! Great useful post thank you! x
Thanks Liz! Good to know that you found the post helpful.
I help run a womens networking group in Durham call FIND, it’s run voluntary by myself and 2 other women in business. http://www.findnetworkingdurham.co.uk/
Thanks for letting me know, Ann, I hadn’t heard of this group before.
We have just launched a Mums only networking arm of Viva Business Networking called Mums UnLtd@Viva, we already have 2 groups in Dunstable and Hemel Hempstead. I think we are the first mixed networking company to have a Mums group attached which presents fantastic opportunties. We are looking to expand this UK wide. We also have crecehe facilities. Our programme is designed to offer business and personal development. If you could add to your list next time you update I would be grateful. Any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will soon have its own website as well.
Thanks Debbie, I didn’t know about Viva’s mums groups, so I’ll definitely add you to the list.
BNI SW Lunch is being set up to cater for those people that are serious about their business but cannot do breakfast meetings because of family or other commitments. We are holding an open day on the 2nd November 2011 Upstairs @ Sally’s Café, St Mary’s, Putney Bridge SW15 1Sl. We will start at 12 midday and finish promptly at 1.45. Please come along to find out how to “Grow your business by growing your network” and meet a bunch of like-minded business people that you may be able to collaborate and build relationships with in order to generate referrals for each other.
Contact Alyson@bnidirector.com to book or call 07989320893
Thanks Alyson, it’s great to hear of another networking meeting that’s accessible for parents.
Hi there, thank you for promoting our networks, us mums are great at making the most out of local contacts. Our group – Morning Mums, meets on the Wirral and is the only group that has it’s own mobile creche http://www.blueyandbaloo.co.uk we encourage women and mums to attend. Many thanks Michelle.
Hi Michelle, sorry for the loooong delay in responding to this, but I’m going to update my list for you now.
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