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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

    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Subscription Rooms, George St, Stroud GL5 1AE
    Register

    SBN F2F Meeting at alternative Venue - Subscription Rooms Stroud

    Our main meeting will feature three Member shout outs followed by a networking session finishing with the opportunity to be shown around the refurbished venue including viewing the meeting spaces available for businesses.

    We intend this meeting to be a face to face meeting with the format subject to review dependent on Covid lockdown rules at the time.   We are restricting attendees to 30 maximum. 

    To attend this meeting please register online here.

    Non-members who would like a free introductory meeting to try us out please read the detail below.

    Meeting Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

    • 8.45am Open for sign In
    • 9.30am Start meeting
    • Introductions
    • 10 am  3 x Member Shout outs -
    Clare Lucas - on being a School Governor
    Kirstie Preece - Crypto Investment Business
    Penny Carpenter - Lakes Care Centre
    • 10.30am Networking
    • 10.45am Tour of the Sub Rooms
    • 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  to see how we work with a view to joining.  Drop us an email beforehand to enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk  or join us on the day.  We always do a quick round the room introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.  

    Parking

    Nearest car parks to the Subscription Rooms are Stroud Railway Station, Cheapside (Hill Paul), and Stroud Multi Storey on London Rd off the Waitrose roundabout.

    Here is a link regarding parking in Stroud 


    In the event that we have to revert to Zoom online -

    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 online:

    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.

    Zoom Link

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

      • 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!



      • 15 Jul 2021
      • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
      • The Old Lodge, Cirencester Road, Minchinhampton Common, Stroud GL6 9AQ

      SBN Meeting with Speakers from The Stroud Book Festival

      We anticipate this to be a face to face meeting but the format is subject to review dependent on Covid lockdown rules.

      Stroud Book Festival - Speakers

      The 6th annual Stroud Book Festival will be held in venues around Stroud from 3-7 November 2021.

      We have the Co-Directors of Stroud Book Festival, Caroline Sanderson, Shannon Newton and Louise Brice giving us details of the terrific line-up of events planned for 2021. 

      Taking in fiction, poetry, business, history, politics, the environment, psychology, nature-writing and events for children and families, the programme will consciously reflect on current affairs, and how we might build better and more compassionate communities for all. 

      They will be guiding us through their programme and giving us details of how the new normal will work for them.

      Non-members who would like a free introductory meeting to try us out please read the detail below.

      Meeting Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

      • 8.45am Open for sign In
      • 9.30am Start meeting
      • Introductions
      • 10 am Speakers see details above
      • 10.30am Networking
      • 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  to see how we work with a view to joining.  Drop us an email beforehand to enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk  or join us on the day.  We always do a quick round the room introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.   

        In the event that we revert to a Zoom meeting online -

        Here is 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.


          • 12 Aug 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!



          • 26 Aug 2021
          • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

          SBN Zoom Informal Meeting

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

          We anticipate this to be a face to face meeting. 

          Non-members who would like a free introductory meeting to try us out please read the detail below.

          Meeting Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

          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  to see how we work with a view to joining.  Drop us an email beforehand to enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk  or join us on the day.  We always do a quick round the room introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.   

            In the event that we revert to a Zoom meeting online -

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

            Accessing the meeting online:

            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.




              • 09 Sep 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!



              • 30 Sep 2021
              • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
              • The Old Lodge, Cirencester Road, Minchinhampton Common, Stroud GL6 9AQ

              SBN Meeting with Speaker

              Speaker Sabrina Pace-Humphreys

              Motivational Speaker, ultrarunner and inov-8 ambassador Sabrina Pace-Humphreys is a key part of the Black Trail Runners community. 

              Through speaking, workshops and seminars her mission is to help 1 million people who experience symptoms of anxiety to channel mental energy for positive gain.

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

              Non-members who would like a free introductory meeting to try us out please read the detail below.

              Meeting Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

              • 8.45am Open for sign In
              • 9.30am Start meeting
              • Introductions
              • 10 am Speakers see details above
              • 10.30am Networking
              • 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  to see how we work with a view to joining.  Drop us an email beforehand to enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk  or join us on the day.  We always do a quick round the room introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.   

              In the event that we revert to a Zoom meeting online -

              Here is 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.



                • 21 Oct 2021
                • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
                • The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9AQ
                Register

                SBN Meeting with speaker Emma Hall from Silver Spot Ceramics.

                This meeting will be subject to Covid Regulations and the location may change.

                Emma Hall is a Stroud-based crafter who decided to accept her maker’s essence when she turned 30 after giving too much of herself to pursuits that never gave her a chance to express her creativity. 

                Now she has almost 40k followers on Instagram after quitting her day job in March 2020 (what timing!) to open her own small ceramics business called Silver Spot Ceramics. She creates all her pottery at home in a little studio, making unique objects with bright colours.

                Emma knits, crochets, sews, quilts, embroiders, sculpts polymer clay and 3D prints. She has channelled all of her creativity, patience and love into her ceramics. 

                With an impressive and growing following on Instagram, Emma will share her experience of growing an online business. She will also speak about her passion for creativity, work-life balance, being her own boss and life's wisdom.

                Non-members who would like a free introductory meeting to try us out please read the detail below.

                Meeting Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

                • 8.45am Open for sign In
                • 9.30am Start meeting
                • Introductions
                • Speaker see details above
                • 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  to see how we work with a view to joining.  Drop us an email beforehand to enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk  or join us on the day.  We always do a quick round the room introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.  

                In the event that we have to revert to Zoom online -

                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 online:

                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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