Over the summer, I had the pleasure of striking up a conversation with Leigh Mitchell the founder of the Women in Biz Network. Women in Biz is a Toronto based network that offers their members various networking and enrichment opportunities both online and off.
I really liked Leigh’s passion for networking and community building and her idea that connecting women and the many women’s networking organizations out there is key to developing a strong basis for entrepreneurship. When women work together. When we reach out and help another women…..it makes us all stronger and better, no matter our fields of interest.
Our conversation led to her ideas for Vancouver and she asked if I was interested in helping setting up a Women in Biz Network event here. I said yes.
I am thrilled that I was able to help out with this project. I will say right away, that I could not have done this without the power of networking. Because of the various organizations like Enterprising Moms Network and Momcafe and tools like Twitter and Facebook, I would never have been able to get such great speakers as we do.
On November 1st at the lovely Opus Hotel in Yaletown, we will have Rebecca Bollwitt of Miss604 fame and the equally amazing Heather White of Ghost CEO and 2020 Communications. Rebecca is one of the most well known bloggers -about-town in Vancouver. She has built up her Miss604 brand and made it work for her and her business. I follow her on Twitter and have met her at a few events. In Vancouver, she is a social media mover and shaker.
I first heard Heather White speak at a Ghost CEO seminar. Boy does she wake you up! If she could bottle up and market the energy and passion she puts into business ownership, well we would perhaps all be as successful as she is.
For our event, I have asked them to speak about brand building. Online and off, creating a strong marketable brand is key to building your business. Social media networks are all about brands…be it your own or your businesses. Creating an image that works in both mediums is key. The ladies are going to focus on online brand building.
This is an evening event….and we want to have fun. We will have wine and appetizers and there is a rumor of swag bags too!!