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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

    • 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.

    SPACE – THE FINAL FRONTIER?

    Emily Gravestock, Head of Applications Strategy at the UK Space Agency (and mum of twins) has spent more than five years leading on the development and delivery of an Applications strategy for the UK Space Agency working with industry, other government organisations and colleagues within UKSA.

    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)
      • Subscription Rooms, George St, Stroud GL5 1AE

      SBN F2F Meeting at alternative Venue - Subscription Rooms Stroud

      Our main meeting will feature three Member shout outs followed by a networking session. 

      We anticipate this to be a face to face meeting with the 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 Shout outs - details to follow
      • 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 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.

          Zoom Link

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

            • 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.

              Zoom Link

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



                • 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.

                Zoom Link

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


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