|A new women-only networking event is launching in Market Harborough in April with the specific aim of inspiring and supporting women in business.
Named ‘Tea Ladies’, the new monthly event will take place at the Angel Hotel on the High Street. It will be a forum for women in business who are looking to network, form worthwhile relationships and share experiences over tea and cakes.
Each monthly event will include a guest speaker who will share their own insights and successes of working in business.
“We’re pleased to be supporting this group in Harborough,” comments Becky Miller-Barton, The Angel Hotel’s business development manager. “Networking can be a bit daunting for anyone and for many women it conjures up the image of a room full of men in suits. Many women, particularly those new to business can be apprehensive about networking and so we are aiming to offer a supportive experience.”
Research from Ernst & Young has found that one in four businesswomen prefer women-only networking groups with many citing mixed networking groups as being intimidating. A study of almost 30,000 people by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company also found that women and men network differently, with women seeking deeper relationships.
“This new group will help businesswomen in the area increase their network and their confidence. Networking can lead to career progression, new connections and mutually beneficial relationships,” comments Becky. “We urge ladies to bring their friends, colleagues, acquaintances and business cards! Let’s support one another in a fun and warm environment.”
Tea Ladies has been created by The Angel Hotel, Elsby and Co and Hi 2 Events, all of which have experience in hosting some of Market Harborough’s most popular networking groups.
The first Tea Ladies event will take place on Tuesday 25th April at The Angel Hotel, 37 High St, Market Harborough, LE16 7AF from 11 am till 12.30pm and costs £6 to attend. Places can be booked in advance by going to www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tea-ladies–tickets.