WIBN Reading Lunchtime Networking Event

Build your business and grow your connections via our networking events exclusively for women in business in and around the Thames Valley area.

20 March 2024

12:00 pm

2:00 pm

The Narrowboat, Blakes Lock, Reading RG1 3EQ


The WIBN Reading group is excited to be meeting monthly at The Narrowboat – a riverside location with a great vibe, fabulous food, and free onsite parking.

The Reading group supports a fabulous group of professionals from solopreneurs, to small-to-medium-sized firms, to international brands, all with one thing in common – the desire to connect, collaborate, and support each other’s businesses.  Many of the individuals have been members for many years and we warmly welcome visitors to come along and see if we are the right group for you.

At WIBN there is no hard sell or targeted referrals. The best networks work by building trusted relationships over time, so it’s important that our members attend their monthly meetings. This is our culture and, as a result, business gets passed and opportunities are created. Your group colleagues become your greatest ambassadors, sharing your business with their connections and contacts between meetings.

Our networking meetings are energising, inspiring, and different every month!  However, we do follow a meeting format to make sure that our members, and our visitors, get the most out of their two-hour meeting.

Here is an idea of what happens during our meetings:

  • Informal Networking to build relationships with like-minded businesswomen
  • WIBN News & Member Benefits
  • 60-Second Pitches – your chance to share with the room more about you and your business
  • Member Spotlight – one member per month has the opportunity to showcase their business to the rest of the group or work on a challenge they are facing in their business
  • Business Topic – a value-driven, informative, and often interactive session to help you improve different aspects of your business, and your wellbeing
  • Let’s Talk Business – pass on referrals, request 1-2-1s, and share member testimonials
  • AOBs

Our WIBN meetings are focused, supportive, and aimed at helping you build your network, while growing your business alongside an incredible group of motivated women.

We provide a business lunch and refreshments, which are included in your visitor fee. Dietary requirements and food choices (if applicable) are requested ahead of the event.

**PLEASE NOTE** At WIBN we have a ‘one person per professional category’ rule – WIBN Franchisee Vicki Messenger will be in touch following your registration request to let you know if your professional seat is available.



Event organised by: WIBN - Women in Business Network

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