The Athena Business Club - Networking Wherever You Are ...
We know that business networking works! What does not always work is where networking clubs are located geographically. Now, with the proven model of The Athena Network, you can attend a virtual networking club wherever you are in the world.
JOIN THE ATHENA BUSINESS CLUB
The #1 Referral Network for Women
When you are not able to attend "live" networking events and you know that continuing to develop your business relationships, nurture your suppliers and create strategic alliances is important then virtual networking is the solution. We use the same structure as our offline events online. I invite you to become a member of The Athena Network Virtual Club so that you can connect with thousands of our members.
Let's Thrive Together
Covid-19 has presented us with a global crisis in which everyone of us has done everything we can to survive. Now that we have survived, it is the time to THRIVE!
We would love to meet you at one of our virtual meetings. We know that for many business women it just is not possible to commit to a local network.
So after 15 years of hosting successful networking and business development events we are launching our virtual online clubs.
So now, no matter where you work or live you can join us and benefit from virtual networking events, connecting to all members of The Athena Network, develop collaborations and access our training so that you develop relationships, receive referrals and retain your clients.
Meet women all over the world, create strategic alliances , recruit new suppliers, attract your perfect clients and make new and important connections so that when you need them they will be there.
-Jacqueline Y B Rogers, Founder of The Athena Network
How It Works
When you join the Athena Business Club you will be allocated exclusivity in a specific club. You are committing to the membership for 12 months.
Using Zoom video conferencing your club meets monthly face-to-face. We use the proven networking structure of The Athena Network offline meetings. In addition to that model, we also have the opportunity to create powerful one to one connections within the meeting as well as an "open networking" experience that is still possible for us to facilitate. Technology has enabled us to provide you the same high quality meeting.
As well as your membership in your "home" club you have FREE access to ALL of our virtual meetings using our PASS+ model. Very simply, you request to attend a meeting, if there is space at the meeting you will be able to attend.
You can choose to attend our structured Athena meetings and or Cappuccino Connections which is open networking (and still facilitated so that you get a great experience)
Being A Member Of The Athena Business Club Means That ...
All of our Athena Business Clubs are attended by talented and highly motivated individuals – their passion, energy and determination to fulfil their business goals make our networking formula truly unique.
Women are attracted to Athena because it addresses an often missing ingredient in the networking recipe and they recognise the benefits of networking with Athena:
Increased chances of business success: Face-to-face interactions positively impact your business’ success significantly.
More effective online/social media networking: Face-to-face networking makes your online networking and social media more effective. Meet the faces behind your Twitter/Facebook contacts!
Inexpensive way to market: Face-to-face networking is one of the most powerful, effective and cost effective ways to market your business.
Wider circle of influence: Meeting other women will expand your contact list and influence circle which can lead to an increase in business opportunities and referrals.
Knowledge and learning: Network strategy and business development training enables you to maximise your networking activities.
Personal and business growth: The more contacts you make, and the more networking events you attend, the more confident you will feel about your business and yourself.
NOTE: We still refer to our virtual meetings as "face-to-face" because you will be face-to-face with all delegates and we have perfected a virtual networking meeting that makes you think you are in the same room!
Why would you network virtually? You will have the opportunity to join virtual networking meetings globally and locally for;
Business Acceleration: ACCELERATE GROWTH in your business
Advisement: The feeling of 'being alone' in business is gone. ISOLATION is banished
Collaboration: Work collaboratively to ACHIEVE MORE on projects, products, partnerships
Extend Your Network: EXPAND your network exponentially and RAPIDLY
Quality Suppliers: Meet and ask for the quality suppliers that you require
Connect: Make MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS which keep you top of mind long after the event ends
Inspired: INSPIRE and be INSPIRED by the connections you make and in our Facebook community.
What you can expect by joining the Athena Business Club is that you will quickly build connections locally and globally;
Access To A Diverse Community: Women globally who are committed to supporting each other to get the best clients, suppliers and connections. You will have access to The Athena Network community.
Relationships: Build relationships with women of a "like-mind" so that when you need them they will be there.
Connection Not Isolation: Being an entrepreneur can be lonely but it does not mean that you should be isolated.
Interaction: With representatives from various industries who have your best interest at heart
Share Best Practice: Find out about new business tips, trends and news
New Clients & Suppliers: With a pool of contacts at your fingertips you will find the right clients and services through the third party referrals of the members.
Exciting Contacts: Vibrant, focused and passionate individuals with exciting products, services and ideas.
Welcoming & Informative Environment: Allowing you to network in a way that suits you.
A Forum to listen and share your experiences.
Speakers who will openly share their business stories and successes so that you can learn and implement the skills immediately.
If you want to reach people to collaborate with, women who are as committed to your success as you are, networking is your perfect opportunity. The Athena Network has 1,000's of members who will be able to support you in the growth of your business.
Solve Problems: Ask for help on another perspective from 1,000's of other women.
New Business Ideas: Get feedback on your ideas and learn from the experience of other women with different skills, experiences and resources
Safe Environment: Your club is a safe place to bounce ideas around, to share your own and to test ideas out
New Channels For Business: You will open up opportunities within your business that you would probably not have considered before.
Multiple Business Tenders: For smaller (micro) businesses there is value in collaboration tendering for larger bids in business.
Cross Promotion: Support yourself and other members with cross-promotions which is a great opportunity to quickly and easily reach another audience
Maintenance: It is important to nurture and maintain the business relationships that you have so that when you need to work together again it is from a place of friendship and respect
Support & Friendship: A delightful sideline of networking within The Athena Network are the incredibly supportive women you meet and the friendships that develop.
One of the cornerstones of success within The Athena Network is the training that we provide our members. In our meetings, masterclasses and ad-hoc online training that is available for members only ensures that you are;
Confident: Walk into any room feeling PREPARED & CONFIDENT
Memorable: Create an amazing FIRST IMPRESSION (while still feeling like yourself)
Plan: Create A SIMPLE REPLICABLE PLAN To Attract More Clients
Habits: What You Must Do Consistently To FILL YOUR PIPELINE
Popular: How To Become The Most POPULAR BUSINESS PERSON
Raving Fans: Learn The 1 System That Will GET PEOPLE RAVING About You
Cashflow: What You Must Do To KEEP CASH FLOWING!
Measure: Learn How To MEASURE YOUR SUCCESS
Contribution: If you would like to raise your profile and have a training that you would love to make available we can include you in our Business Development Training schedule.
THE ATHENA BUSINESS CLUB
When you are not able to attend "live" networking events and you know that continuing to develop your business relationships, nurture your suppliers and create strategic alliances is important I invite you to become a member of the Athena Business Club.
Membership is only £565 per annum*.
This includes the upfront investment of £325 and a monthly subscription of £20.
NOTE: You are committing to a 12 month membership.
Virtual membership will give you access to all of our membership benefits including PASS+ which means that you can currently attend 130+ meetings, Cappuccino Connections (informal networking), an extensive training portfolio and all the connections within our network.