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Stroud Businesswomen’s Network meets twice a month – currently on Zoom.

There are two styles of meeting, our informal Coffee Catch Up – open to all Members and Friends offering a chance to catch up over coffee (!) and our main Members’ Networking Meeting where we regularly welcome inspirational speakers.

Both meetings are held on Thursday mornings. Joining details and other information are emailed in advance.

Our speakers are from across Gloucestershire and represent a wide range of interests including from the worlds of business, entertainment or charities and community organisations.

We also offer business skills training from top trainers, heavily subsidised for Members. And, in ‘normal’ times, we organise social events, including a summer spectacular and Christmas lunch.


SBN meeting schedule for 2021

We will revert to face to face meetings as soon as we are able.

Zoom joining details are sent via email. 



* Earlier in the month due to School Holidays
** Trade Fair / Informal meeting with cake

Download your copy PDF with 2021 dates here

Upcoming Events

    • 29 Apr 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

    SBN Zoom Online Meeting

    Speaker Lotte Lyster Connolly of the Prince Albert Pub in Rodborough will talk to us about the impact of lockdown and her experience of being featured on the BBC programme Saving Britains Pubs

    Your chance to meet one of the UK’s best-known landlords! 

    Lotte Lyster Connolly from The Prince Albert pub in Rodborough rose to national fame during lockdown when she and husband Miles were featured on the hit TV series Saving Britain’s Pubs with top chef Tom Kerridge late last year.

    And Lotte has agreed to be our guest speaker at our April meeting, celebrating 25 years as licensee of the well-known music pub while bringing up her family as part of the local community. 

    Lotte will bring us bang up to date about how the pub has survived despite all the odds -and how being part of the TV show was a life saver in helping them turn their business around, enabling them to stay afloat and bring a new offer to loyal customers and neighbours. 

    Despite the bleakness of the pandemic and its disastrous impact on the hospitality industry, Lotte and Miles’s strong support for and from their neighbours helped them look forward, setting up takeaway pizzas and burgers and even home beer deliveries in conjunction with The Bike Drop.  

    This promises to be fascinating morning hearing from Stroud’s foremost business characters!

    Our Zoom meetings throughout lockdown have been well attended and good fun, with over 20 members and guests in attendance.
    N.B.  * Non-Members are welcome - try us out with a free introductory meeting  (see below for details)

    Meeting Details:

    Members  Zoom Meeting Link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88617655865?pwd=bVNGQ25DWDRJT2RUR3lwejlteEl6UT09
    Meeting ID: 886 1765 5865
    Passcode: 726726

    Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

    • Sign in anytime from 9.15am to the waiting room 
    • 9.30am start meeting
    • Followed by round the Zoom introductions
    • Guest Speaker Lotte Lyster Connolly - details above
    • 11am Close

    Visitors/Guests are invited:

    *If you are a Friend of SBN perhaps you would like to try a free introductory meeting. Come along to one of our Main meetings and see how we work with a view to becoming a member.  Our meetings are online for the foreseeable future and are informative and fun.  Drop us an email beforehand to enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk  or join us on Zoom on the day.  We always do a quick round the "room" introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business. 
    N.B. Currently we have a  SPECIAL OFFER for new members: 15 months membership for the price of 12 months!

    Here is also a useful tutorial link for using Zoom for the first time: Zoom Tutorial plus PDF tips for Zoom here.

    Accessing the meeting:

    Grab your favourite beverage, set up your device and use the link to sign into the waiting room.  Don't worry, even if you've never done this before, it's easy and fun!

    Please note that you may need to wait for a moment or two in the waiting room before joining and that on occasion we will ask to take a screen shot of our Zoom meeting attendees; you have the option to decline if you so wish.

      • 10 May 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

      Informal Catch Up for all our Members and Friends!

      [Format subject to review regarding Covid lockdown rules.]

      Both Friends of SBN and Members are welcome to join us for networking, support, social and business chat.

      Join the SBN Coffee Catch-Up Meeting with this link:
      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82041918343?pwd=TkpmOGZWNnQzZVUxdm54Qkcyb1ZFZz09
      Meeting ID: 820 4191 8343
      Passcode: 312312
       

      9.45 Get set up and use the link, wait for start time.

      10.00 ZOOM meeting will begin

      10.15 Welcome and round the ‘room’ (or should that be ZOOM!) introductions

      Followed by chat and discussion points hosted by Tammy Kwan

      11.00 Close

      Here is a useful tutorial link for using Zoom for the first time: Zoom Tutorial plus PDF tips for Zoom here.

      Accessing the Meeting:

      Set up: 9.45am for a 10am start.

      Settle down in a comfy chair at 9.45am, grab your favourite beverage.  Don't worry, even if you've never done this before, it's easy and fun!

      Please remember

      • you may need to enter your name…
      • you may need to wait for a moment or two in the waiting room before joining

      Please note that on occasion we will ask to take a screen shot of our Zoom meeting attendees; you have the option to decline if you so wish.

      We look forward to seeing you there!



      • 27 May 2021
      • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

      SBN Zoom Online Meeting

      Emily Gravestock of the UK Space Agency will be our guest speaker - more details to follow

      Our Zoom meetings throughout lockdown have been well attended and good fun.  Read the details below * if you are a non-member who would like a free introductory meeting to try us out.

      Meeting Details:

      Members  Zoom Meeting Link:
      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88617655865?pwd=bVNGQ25DWDRJT2RUR3lwejlteEl6UT09
      Meeting ID: 886 1765 5865
      Passcode: 726726

      Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

      • Sign in anytime from 9.15am to the waiting room 
      • 9.30am start meeting
      • Followed by round the Zoom introductions
      • 10 am Guest Speaker Emily Gravestock of the UK Space Agency
      • 11am Close

      Visitors/Guests are invited:

      *If you are a Friend of SBN perhaps you would like to try out a free introductory meeting at one of our Main meetings on Zoom to see how we work with a view to joining.  Our meetings are online for the foreseeable future being informative and fun.  We currently have 15 months membership on joining for the price of 12 months.  Drop us an email beforehand to enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk  or join us on Zoom on the day.  We always do a quick round the "room" introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.  

      Here is also a useful tutorial link for using Zoom for the first time: Zoom Tutorial plus PDF tips for Zoom here.

      Accessing the meeting:

      Grab your favourite beverage, set up your device and use the link to sign into the waiting room.  Don't worry, even if you've never done this before, it's easy and fun!

      Please note that you may need to wait for a moment or two in the waiting room before joining and that on occasion we will ask to take a screen shot of our Zoom meeting attendees; you have the option to decline if you so wish.

        • 10 Jun 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

        Informal Catch Up for all our Members and Friends!

        [Format subject to review dependent on Covid lockdown rules.] 

        Both Friends of SBN and Members are welcome to join us for networking, support, social and business chat.

        Join the SBN Coffee Catch-Up Meeting with this link:
        https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82041918343?pwd=TkpmOGZWNnQzZVUxdm54Qkcyb1ZFZz09
        Meeting ID: 820 4191 8343
        Passcode: 312312
         

        9.45 Get set up and use the link, wait for start time.

        10.00 ZOOM meeting will begin

        10.15 Welcome and round the ‘room’ (or should that be ZOOM!) introductions

        Followed by chat and discussion points hosted by Tammy Kwan

        11.00 Close

        Here is a useful tutorial link for using Zoom for the first time: Zoom Tutorial plus PDF tips for Zoom here.

        Accessing the Meeting:

        Set up: 9.45am for a 10am start.

        Settle down in a comfy chair at 9.45am, grab your favourite beverage.  Don't worry, even if you've never done this before, it's easy and fun!

        Please remember

        • you may need to enter your name…
        • you may need to wait for a moment or two in the waiting room before joining

        Please note that on occasion we will ask to take a screen shot of our Zoom meeting attendees; you have the option to decline if you so wish.

        We look forward to seeing you there!



        • 24 Jun 2021
        • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

        SBN Zoom Online Meeting

        [Format subject to review dependent on Covid lockdown rules.]

        Our Zoom meetings throughout lockdown have been well attended and good fun.  Read the details below * if you are a non-member who would like a free introductory meeting to try us out.

        Meeting Details:

        Members  Zoom Meeting Link:
        https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88617655865?pwd=bVNGQ25DWDRJT2RUR3lwejlteEl6UT09
        Meeting ID: 886 1765 5865
        Passcode: 726726

        Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

        • Sign in anytime from 9.15am to the waiting room 
        • 9.30am start meeting
        • Followed by round the Zoom introductions
        • 10 am TBA
        • 11am Close

        Visitors/Guests are invited:

        *If you are a Friend of SBN perhaps you would like to try out a free introductory meeting at one of our Main meetings on Zoom to see how we work with a view to joining.  Our meetings are online for the foreseeable future being informative and fun.  We currently have 15 months membership on joining for the price of 12 months.  Drop us an email beforehand to enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk  or join us on Zoom on the day.  We always do a quick round the "room" introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.  

        Here is also a useful tutorial link for using Zoom for the first time: Zoom Tutorial plus PDF tips for Zoom here.

        Accessing the meeting:

        Grab your favourite beverage, set up your device and use the link to sign into the waiting room.  Don't worry, even if you've never done this before, it's easy and fun!

        Please note that you may need to wait for a moment or two in the waiting room before joining and that on occasion we will ask to take a screen shot of our Zoom meeting attendees; you have the option to decline if you so wish.

          • 08 Jul 2021
          • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

          Informal Catch Up for all our Members and Friends!

          [Format subject to review dependent on Covid lockdown rules.] 

          Both Friends of SBN and Members are welcome to join us for networking, support, social and business chat.

          Join the SBN Coffee Catch-Up Meeting with this link:
          https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82041918343?pwd=TkpmOGZWNnQzZVUxdm54Qkcyb1ZFZz09
          Meeting ID: 820 4191 8343
          Passcode: 312312
           

          9.45 Get set up and use the link, wait for start time.

          10.00 ZOOM meeting will begin

          10.15 Welcome and round the ‘room’ (or should that be ZOOM!) introductions

          Followed by chat and discussion points hosted by Tammy Kwan

          11.00 Close

          Here is a useful tutorial link for using Zoom for the first time: Zoom Tutorial plus PDF tips for Zoom here.

          Accessing the Meeting:

          Set up: 9.45am for a 10am start.

          Settle down in a comfy chair at 9.45am, grab your favourite beverage.  Don't worry, even if you've never done this before, it's easy and fun!

          Please remember

          • you may need to enter your name…
          • you may need to wait for a moment or two in the waiting room before joining

          Please note that on occasion we will ask to take a screen shot of our Zoom meeting attendees; you have the option to decline if you so wish.

          We look forward to seeing you there!



          • 29 Jul 2021
          • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

          SBN Zoom Online Meeting

          [Format subject to review dependent on Covid lockdown rules.]

          Stroud Book Festival - Speakers

          The directors of the Stroud Book Festival - Louise Brice, Caroline Sanderson, Shannon Newton will be telling us all about this event in November, what's happening this year and what we can expect with our new normal.

          Our Zoom meetings throughout lockdown have been well attended and good fun.  Read the details below * if you are a non-member who would like a free introductory meeting to try us out.

          Meeting Details:

          Members  Zoom Meeting Link:
          https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88617655865?pwd=bVNGQ25DWDRJT2RUR3lwejlteEl6UT09
          Meeting ID: 886 1765 5865
          Passcode: 726726

          Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

          • Sign in anytime from 9.15am to the waiting room 
          • 9.30am start meeting
          • Followed by round the Zoom introductions
          • Speakers - Directors of the Stroud Book Festival - Louise Brice, Caroline Sanderson, Shannon Newton 
          • 11am Close

          Visitors/Guests are invited:

          *If you are a Friend of SBN perhaps you would like to try out a free introductory meeting at one of our Main meetings on Zoom to see how we work with a view to joining.  Our meetings are online for the foreseeable future being informative and fun.  We currently have 15 months membership on joining for the price of 12 months.  Drop us an email beforehand to enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk  or join us on Zoom on the day.  We always do a quick round the "room" introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.  

          Here is also a useful tutorial link for using Zoom for the first time: Zoom Tutorial plus PDF tips for Zoom here.

          Accessing the meeting:

          Grab your favourite beverage, set up your device and use the link to sign into the waiting room.  Don't worry, even if you've never done this before, it's easy and fun!

          Please note that you may need to wait for a moment or two in the waiting room before joining and that on occasion we will ask to take a screen shot of our Zoom meeting attendees; you have the option to decline if you so wish.

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