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5 Ways to get the most from your women’s network membership

In recent years, women’s networks have become increasingly popular as a way for women to connect with others who share their professional interests and goals. These networks, like Women in Agencies,  offer a whole host of opportunities for women to share their expertise, expand their knowledge, and build meaningful relationships with other professionals. If you’re interested in getting involved in a women’s network, there are several ways you can use to make the most of your experience. At Women in Agencies we champion collaboration and inclusion so offer many of these opportuntities to our members to grow their network and experience.

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  1. Attend Membership Events and Meetings

One of the best ways to get involved in a women’s network is to attend events and meetings. Many women’s networks hold regular gatherings where members can connect with one another, learn from guest speakers, and share their experiences. These events are a great way to meet new people and learn more about your industry or profession. By attending these events regularly, you’ll be able to build relationships with other members and stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in your field.

When attending events, it’s important to be proactive and engage with other attendees. Introduce yourself to others, ask questions, and participate in discussions. Don’t be afraid to share your own experiences and expertise, as this can help you build credibility and establish yourself as a valuable member of the network.

Women in Agencies hosts monthly meetings and podcast recordings with out members. To find out more about these and attend visit our events page.

  1. Participate in Online and Remote Communities

Many women’s networks have online communities where members can connect and communicate with one another. These communities often include forums, discussion boards, and social media groups where members can share ideas, ask questions, and provide support to one another. Participating in these online communities is a great way to stay connected with other members between in-person events.

To get the most out of these online communities, it’s important to be an active participant. Ask questions, share your own experiences, and provide feedback and support to others. By engaging with others in these online communities, you’ll be able to build relationships and establish yourself as a valuable member of the network.

Our Slack group is the perfect place to get started – on signing up for Women in Agencies membership we will add you to our members Slack where you can meet, share and collaborate!

  1. Volunteer To Support The Network

Many women’s networks rely on volunteers to help plan events, manage online communities, and lead various initiatives. Volunteering for leadership roles within a women’s network is a great way to get more involved and make a meaningful contribution to the network. By taking on a leadership role, you’ll be able to build relationships with other members, develop your leadership skills, and make a positive impact on the network as a whole.

When volunteering for leadership roles, it’s important to choose a position that aligns with your interests and strengths. Consider your professional background, your skillset, and your availability when selecting a role. By choosing a role that you’re passionate about and well-suited for, you’ll be able to make a greater impact and feel more fulfilled in your involvement with the network.

  1. Look Out For Mentorship and Coaching

Many women’s networks offer mentorship and coaching programs to help members develop their skills and advance their careers. These programs can be a great way to connect with experienced professionals who can offer guidance, advice, and support. By seeking out mentorship and coaching opportunities within a women’s network, you’ll be able to gain valuable insights and perspectives that can help you achieve your professional goals.

When seeking out mentorship and coaching opportunities, it’s important to be proactive and clear about your goals and needs. Be open to feedback and willing to make changes based on the advice of your mentor or coach. By taking an active role in your own professional development, you’ll be able to make the most of your mentorship or coaching experience.

  1. Collaborate with Other Members

Finally – our favourite! One of the best ways to get involved in a women’s network is to collaborate with other members. Many women’s networks offer opportunities for members to work together on projects, initiatives or collaborate on events! If you are interested in being connected with other members within our community get in touch and we will make those connections for you!

Here are some women’s networks to support your growth and development!

  1. Women in Advertising and Communications London (WACL) – WACL is a membership organisation for senior women working in advertising and communications. Its mission is to promote gender equality in the industry and provide networking and professional development opportunities for its members. WACL hosts a range of events throughout the year, including speaker events, training sessions, and an annual awards ceremony.
  2. The Women’s Business Club – The Women’s Business Club is a national organization that provides networking and support for women in business. It has local chapters across the UK, including in London, and hosts regular events where members can connect and learn from each other. The club also offers training and mentoring services to help women grow their businesses.
  3. Everywoman – Everywoman is a membership organisation that supports women in business at all levels, from entrepreneurs to senior executives. It provides a range of resources and events, including training programs, webinars, and networking events. Everywoman also runs an annual awards program that celebrates the achievements of women in business.
  4. The Female Founders Forum – The Female Founders Forum is a community of female entrepreneurs and business owners. It provides support and networking opportunities, as well as access to training and mentorship programs. The forum also hosts regular events, including pitch nights and workshops, to help its members grow their businesses.
  5. Women in Agencies – We champion the development of women all the way through their agency careers from intern to leadership. Our members support each other and collaborate on projects, share news and ideas and support each other through professional development.
Beth Hellowell
Founder of Women in Agencies and co-founder of Signify Digital. Mother, social media scroller and frequent pasta eater.