Let’s face it, in the world of business (and in most places) there are inequalities in how the sexes perform. Rather than waste precious energy getting upset about that, it’s time to use our natural gifts, combined with large dollops of practical business advice and training, to make our own niches in this world. The Secret Women’s Business Network focuses on the following
- ensuring members receive the very best in business foundation training (how many of us have “started a business” by putting up a website… secretly we knew that wasn’t a business, that’s a stab in the dark)
- hothousing women’s natural talents as a basis for how you do business
- encouraging masterminding and collaboration at all levels and providing tools and tips on how to best do that
- pushing you to be the best you can be by accountability checks, not just dumping you to find your own way
More and more women are becoming prominent in the marketing world and the interesting thing is they are proving we can be successful and do business OUR way.
Doing business OUR WAY has its drawbacks. It can be lonely, be fraught with uncertainty and when every “guru” says you are doing it wrong, well that puts a bit of a dent in the confidence. Thus the birth of the Secret Women’s Business Network.
In the last weeks of August 2008, while the 30 Day Challenge was wrapping up, Allison Reynolds decided that someone should do something about the glaring need for this kind of women’s training and environment. Seeing as there was nothing available that was exactly what she wanted, she decided to partner up with two of the smartest, craziest and fun loving women on the internet (that would be me and Barb Sabathil, apparently!) and do it herself.
In the heady days since we shook hands electronically in a Friendfeed room we have had a massive amount of support, encouragement and interest in the SWBN. Things have changed along the way, we’ve learned a lot of lessons and met some amazing people. The SWBN is now predominantly run by me (Lisa Hartwell) but with massive input and support from many business women (and men) like you.
This blog is the public face of the Secret Women’s Business Network. Available to all users of the internet, it’s a combination of sweet and sour, serious and silly and a heap of stuff in between.
Wishing you every success!
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