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Charity Ladies’ Afternoon Tea and Networking Wed 24 May 2.30pm

Charity – Afternoon Tea – Networking – Basingstoke Next Wednesday 24 May at 2.30pm is the Victoria’s Promise Charity Afternoon Tea and Networking for just £15 which all goes to the charity (plus a small £1.43 eventbrite booking fee) at the Apollo Hotel, Aldermaston Road Roundabout, Basingstoke, RG24 9NU. Please click the link to book […]

A-Z Workshops – Do It The Fun Way…Future Planning and Goal Setting

A-Z Workshops – Do It The Fun Way…Future Planning and Goal Setting

Do you set goals but struggle to achieve them? Are you confused by the array of techniques available for planning your future? Would you like to discover the way to set your goals? Delegates will be guided through visualisation, mind maps, learning styles, vision boards and inner guidance techniques – to truly discover what works […]

Want to know how to play the social media game?

Lindsay McLoughlin, copywriter/blogger from www.proofedbylinds.co.uk has something of a love affair with social media. On Thu 18 Sep, Lindsay’s business development topic presentation will answer two burning questions for small businesses: –         How can a small business decide on the best social media platform/s to use for its purpose? –         How do you play the […]

Alcam Associates

Business processes, making the best use of your skills and then software and services to fill in the gaps…

Ros Campbell will be delivering the Business Development Topic talk on ‘Business processes, making the best use of your skills and then software and services to fill in the gaps…’  at Athena Ascot on Thu 11 Sep. You can find more information on Ros’s company at www.alcamassociates.co.uk  

Charity Ladies’ Afternoon Tea and Networking Wed 24 May 2.30pm

Charity – Afternoon Tea – Networking – Basingstoke Next Wednesday 24 May at 2.30pm is the Victoria’s Promise Charity Afternoon Tea and Networking for just £15 which all goes to the charity (plus a small £1.43 eventbrite booking fee) at the Apollo Hotel, Aldermaston Road Roundabout, Basingstoke, RG24 9NU. Please click the link to book […]

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A-Z Workshops – Do It The Fun Way…Future Planning and Goal Setting

A-Z Workshops – Do It The Fun Way…Future Planning and Goal Setting

Do you set goals but struggle to achieve them? Are you confused by the array of techniques available for planning your future? Would you like to discover the way to set your goals? Delegates will be guided through visualisation, mind maps, learning styles, vision boards and inner guidance techniques – to truly discover what works […]

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Want to know how to play the social media game?

Lindsay McLoughlin, copywriter/blogger from www.proofedbylinds.co.uk has something of a love affair with social media. On Thu 18 Sep, Lindsay’s business development topic presentation will answer two burning questions for small businesses: –         How can a small business decide on the best social media platform/s to use for its purpose? –         How do you play the […]

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Alcam Associates

Business processes, making the best use of your skills and then software and services to fill in the gaps…

Ros Campbell will be delivering the Business Development Topic talk on ‘Business processes, making the best use of your skills and then software and services to fill in the gaps…’  at Athena Ascot on Thu 11 Sep. You can find more information on Ros’s company at www.alcamassociates.co.uk  

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Snow Goose Consulting

Connecting Ambitions for Tomorrow with Actions Today

Shuet Han Tsui will be delivering the Business Development Topic talk – Connecting Ambitions for Tomorrow with Actions Today at Athena Wokingham on Wed 10 Sep, 12-2pm.  You can find more information on Shuet’s company at www.snowgooseconsulting.co.uk and follow her on Twitter @SnowyGoosy.  

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Rachel Maunder - Executive Business Coaching Hampshire

Clarity of Purpose

Rachel Maunder, Athena Network Regional Director and Coach delivered the Business Development Topic on 9 Jul at The Athena Network Wokingham group: ‘Why clarity of purpose should be your first choice.’  This reflects the first of Rachel’s 6 CHOICE Principles, which underpin her coaching work with owners of small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to […]

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Aparna Jain - Amulet Creations Limited

SEO Top Tips

Aparna Jain from Amulet Creations delivered a great Business Development Topic talk on her Search Engine Optimisation Top Tips at The Athena Network Ascot group on Thu 10 Jul. Aparna is a Postgraduate in Management Studies with specialisation in Marketing & IT.  She founded ACL in 2004 with her partner who brings with him strong technical […]

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Regional Cappuccino Connections

Regional Cappuccino Connections

Every fourth Tuesday of each month, drop in between 10am and midday. It’s a great way to meet local businesswomen from the local area from across East Berkshire. Free for Athena Network members and just £5 for visitors.  At the Madejski Stadium Hotel Cafe, just off junction 11 M4, RG2 0FL.For more information on our regional […]

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What is keeping you awake at night?

What would you like answers to in your business? Questions on a post-it please… When: Tue 25 March Between 10am – noon Where: Madejski Stadium Hotel Cafe, jn 11 M4 Postcode: RG2 0FL At the March 2014 Athena Regional Cappuccino Connections we are inviting our businesswomen members and visitors to post their burning questions for […]

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New Athena Networking Group

Wargrave joins East Berkshire Athena groups

On Thursday 7 November, 12-2pm, the Athena Network, the #1 Leading Business Community for Female Executives and Entrepreneurs in the UK and Singapore, will launch its new lunchtime businesswomen’s networking group in Wargrave, Berkshire. This will complete Athena Regional Director Karen Fowler’s four groups: Wokingham, Easthampstead, Ascot and Wargrave. Karen is delighted to launch this new group: “Wargrave […]

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Welcome to Athena in East Berkshire, ladies!

With over 100 Athena Network groups to choose from it's no wonder that The Athena Network is the organisation of choice for savvy businesswomen.

If you are new to business networking, come along as a visitor to one of our lunctime group meetings local to you - 12-2pm. If you'd like to meet some of our members from groups across the region and other visitors in an informal networking environment first, then come along to our Regional Athena Cappuccino Connections, 10am to midday on the fourth Tuesday of each month. It's at The Madejski Hotel Cafe, just off Jn 11 M4, RG2 0FL.

The idea is that this site should become a fantastic tool to help you with your networking experience. We will be blogging tips, tricks and all sorts of information to keep you entertained, such as special offers, upcoming and past events happening in our area, and how about a personal interview as a great way to promote you and your business? If you have any more ideas for posts, please let us know!

Of course this site will improve much better with your input: feedback, comments and suggestions. How else will we find out what you want and expect? We look forward to hearing from you!

Happy Networking! Karen

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Nicky Fitzmaurice

"Athena Networking has been the making of me! I have made more friends and learnt more about business tools and networking strategy in the last year than I ever thought possible. Athena’s focus on training members to be the best that they can be, whilst in a supportive and nurturing environment, gave me the confidence to learn and grow which in turn allowed my business to do the same. It is this, that is the heart of Athena. No hard sell amongst the members, we encourage one another to help where we can. I always come away from a meeting inspired and bubbling with ideas on how to grow my business. It’s a fabulous way to live, learn and grow. Nicky Fitzmaurice www.satinpaperbacks.com

Selena Ludick

“The Athena network can be distinguished from any other networking group I attend. Its structure and form mean that members who attend are committed and dedicated to proactive networking which on turn achieves tangible results.  This benefits me and my firm,  in just a two  hour monthly meeting I have the opportunity to talk to other business women about me, my business and what I need and how I can be helped.  The environment for delivering this is focused and professional. As a result referrals are made and recommendations given which, for me achieves increased clients and in turn builds greater contacts.  As a busy business women Athena also provides a forum to connect with other business women on a social / friendship basis so “all work and no play does not make this Jill a dull girl” Athena motivates me, strengthens my vision, equips and endorses me but most of all provides the fuel every business women needs to keep raising her game and stepping up to the mark.”

Rosie Mortimer

Working mostly on my own, I really appreciate the positive camaraderie of the Athena women. Whatever need or concern one has, there is always someone able, and enthusiastically willing, to help with good advice. I find the interaction tremendously stimulating and enjoyable - and highly instructive. A wonderful group to see regularly, with excellent opportunities to meet other interesting and skilled women at training days. Thank you Athena!

Tracey Richardson

"I've been an Athena member since Rachel Maunder launched her first group in Hampshire. And I'm still a member because it has transformed my very individual business by providing me with the professional and personal support system I used to enjoy in corporate life at Marks & Spencer, before I was inspired to put my commercial skills at the disposal of the Third Sector. Whether it be IT products and services, social media training, business strategy advice, personal image consultation, financial advice and planning and last but by no means least great, supportive friends it's all at Athena NEHants."   

 

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