A NETWORKING group exclusively for women is celebrating a century of success.
The 100th member has signed up for the Hartlepool group Women What Do.
Diane Moore, the director of new town firm Biohealth Solutions in Scarborough Street, joined up and said: “It is a perfect opportunity for me to get out there and mingle.”
Just as delighted was Women What Do joint founder Pam Hargreaves who said: “We have actually moved on to stand at about 110 members now.”
The idea of Women What Do is that it is a chance for females to get together in an informal atmosphere and discuss common issues and share ideas over wine and nibbles.
It meets at venues across town and is open to women who:
l Own or manage a business;
l Are self-employed or freelance;
l Work in their family business;
l Are managers in voluntary sector organisations including charities and social enterprises;
l Work within the public sector but who have an interest in economic development and/or business issues;
l Are thinking about setting up a business or are in the process of setting up a business.
Pam added: “We have been going now for just over 12 months and the interest has been so great and happened so quick that we have been overwhelmed by it. We are delighted to have reached the 100 mark and it shows there is clearly a need for this.
“We realised that we had a going concern on our hands and the network is going from strength to strength, but we will still welcome new members.
“There is no limit. The more businesses the better.”
Diane’s company provides cleaning products which are non-toxic and can help clean, prevent and disinfect places such as hospitals, restaurants and schools.
She told Business Mail: “I don’t usually get to meet other business women and when Pam was talking about it, it sounded like a perfect opportunity to get out there and mingle with other women.”
Women can register an interest in Women What Do, by visiting www.womenwhatdo.biz, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org