Networking for women

in London and Surrey

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  • 3PlusInternational – Membership organisation that advances high-achieving women (in corporates). They offer sponsor and mentor network, training and events
  • CEO mums Community – networking, support & socials in London, Brighton and East Sussex.
  • City Mothers & City Fathers – Social forum for working mothers with demanding careers, offer networking in City of London and Canary Wharf, a Mentoring scheme and workshops
  • City Women’s Network – events and meetings for senior women, selective network – entry upon candidate seniority and professional merit (in London)
  • Everywoman – online community for women in business, career support, events and training programmes for career women
  • European Professional Women’s Network – London – on-line and off-line networking, connects women from 19 cities across the world, organises networking events, offers mentoring
  • Fabian Women – Network for women to achieve social and political change and to participate in public life, especially great for women interested in a (local) political career
  • Girl Geek Dinners – networking and technology discussions for women in technology, regional groups across the UK
  • High Flying Diva’s – networking, coaching and mentoring for professional women in London, active Linked-In group (varying locations)
  • Lady Val’s Professional Women’s Network – bi-monthly lunches with speaker for like-minded women executives (in London) – formerly The Hoxton Apprentice
  • Lean In Circles – Founded by Sheryl Sandberg, start your own circle, get free resources and list it on the site to grow your membership, or find a circle near you. Includes ‘Women in IT’, ‘Women in Consulting’, ‘Young Women Entrepreneurs’ and many other circles. Search by City name
  • Progressive Women – Networking, training and debates to empower women to become leaders, Central London
  • M3 – Marketing Media Mums –  not for profit network that provides events and networking opportunities for mums in corporate roles within the marketing and media industries, in varying locations across Central London
  • National Women’s Network – encourages women to seek senior and managerial positions and share thoughts and ideas, events organised by regional branches
  • Sister snog – off-line networking for women, business club for sassy directors, entrepreneurs and decision-makers and experts, selective, applicants are screened (London-based)
  • The Pink Shoe Club – connects women of influence to explore ideas, business and opportunities, has close links with parliament and active campaigns to promote and encourage female leadership. Active in London and North-West
  • The Sorority – off-line and on-line global network for inspiring professional women with success, business club, articles by inspiring women on work, life and style, membership by invitation only (via an on line pledge)
  • The Room Upstairs – friendly network for women in business, meet in Covent Garden, London
  • The Transition Network – online support and inspiration for women over 50 (in the US) transitioning to the next career…or whatever is next, this is wonderful, perhaps we need a UK-branch?
  • The Athena Network – aimed at business women, regional branches throughout the UK, for members it offers network meetings, training in networking, coaching and new business opportunities
  • We Are The City – portal for networking for women in the city, list of women’s networking organisations, list of networking events and high quality articles for business women in the city
  • Women in Banking and Finance – network for women in banking and finance, also clubs in Scotland, Bristol and Dublin
  • Women of the Future – Network of high achieving, high potential UK business women, by invitation only, London
  • Women in Retail – Exclusive Members’ Organisation for board and senior women working in the Retail Industry, events in London

For finding a network in your industry, try Googling ‘Your Industry Name’ and ‘Networking’. Or do the same in Linked In Groups, as there are many industry women’s groups listed on Linked In. Or just ask a female colleague of course.

Networking for Female Entrepreneurs in London and Surrey

  • DrivenWoman, networking for entrepreneurs with ideas and ambition, London
  • Fabulous Women & Marvellous Men, in Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and South-West London
  • Forward Ladies – networking for business women, groups in Yorkshire, North-West and London
  • Ladies who Latte – networking at monthly meetings, free, in Surrey, Kent, Sussex
  • More to life than shoes – networking groups for female entrepreneurs, professionals and career-changers, offering support and inspiration with life changes. Local meet-ups, on line networking and magazine – groups mainly in the South-West
  • Mumpreneur UK – support network for mums in business
  • Mumpreneurs networking club, a good gossip – local networking for women, in person, in Surrey and Sussex
  • Mums business directory – on line directory for business mums, offers to list your business against a fee
  • Motivating Mum – networking, business brainstorming and inspirational talks with networking for mums in business. Staines, and being renewed in Wimbledon, Kingston, Chiswick, Putney
  • The Athena Network – aimed at business women, regional branches throughout the UK, for members it offers network meetings, training in networking, coaching and new business opportunities
  • Women in Business – aimed at business women, regional groups throughout the UK, for members it offers monthly network meetings, training and new business opportunities
  • WIRE – networking, training and support for women entrepreneurs in rural enterprise
  • 12 30 The Women’s Company – networking, training and learning for women in business, Bromley

Networking for women in other regions

And there are many more.