Netwomen founded in 2015  is a supportive, collaborative community for ambitious women of all ages and backgrounds. From 2020 our online meet-ups are relaxed and welcoming with a non-salesy style that attracts women globally who are new to business, career women progressing up to the top and even women setting up their own businesses. So that you can grow and develop to be an inclusive female leader.

Ambitious woman are you unhappy with where you are?

Are you tired of playing small?

Are you scared of taking the next role toward a promotion?

When you walk into a room do you feel paralysed with anxiety and you hear that voice “you don’t belong here?”

Do you struggle to be heard and seen?

And deep down you know you are worth more. You know you could be playing big.

Get ready to walk into the room with confidence, find your voice at any table, and speak to anyone without fear.

Netwomen is a global online platform elevating ambitious women who feel alone, isolated or stuck in their career or business. Whether you are going for a promotion to senior level or asking for a raise or presenting in front of the board or investors. You are confident and ready!

We help you grow, promote yourself, increase your visibility and generate leads and opportunities through inclusive leadership coaching, peer connection, global collaboration, masterclasses and a learning platform. 

Our online meet-ups are very popular and attract ambitious women from all over the world who want to celebrate wins and wobbles.

We are passionate about creating an environment that elevates and lifts ambitious women up encouraging collaboration and knowledge sharing #payitforward

We are a global community of more than 7000 ambitious women consisting of the Netwomen Linkedin, Meta, twitter and we are growing fast. I am constantly inspired to see so many great women raising the bar and killing it!

No matter what level you are at, there is always another challenge to conquer or a goal to reach. To raise the bar, you need to stay laser-focused on your objectives. Netwomen.co events offer a space to share these goals. It doesn’t matter if they are career, business, or personal, there is always something more to learn. That is why we offer personal development and peer connection with leading experts and coaches as part of your membership.

Pinky Ghadiali

Founder & CEO

For 20 years I had a very successful career as an optometrist, but I felt something was missing. In 2007, after my son was born, I embarked on a journey of personal development, health, wellbeing, and fitness. It was a process, but I finally became a much more confident woman and in doing so I realised that I was so much more than just my career. It was a real struggle at times as I didn’t have my close family around me, I realised that I needed to find like-minded people who really understood where I was and what I was facing.

I tried a lot of networking events, but they weren’t attracting the people I needed to meet and connect with. They were more often than not, male-dominated and very sales-focused. I realised that being an entrepreneur can be a lonely existence, even in a room full of people where you don’t feel like you belong. I remember sitting in my tiny dark optometry practice room one Friday afternoon on a Scottish summer’s day in 2015 contemplating the too often encounters with ‘dodgy salesman’ types at those networking events. I wondered if I would ever find fun, relaxed, diverse, inclusive, supportive networking events where I could build valuable relationships with people who understood me and I belonged. It was then that I decided to create my own community and go searching for others like me – WiNE was born. Women in Networking Edinburgh was going to be a place for like-minded women who were interested in supporting and encouraging each other.

Here we are five years later, I am on a mission to create a real impact globally. My why is my family, my beautiful Son and women who have felt isolated and alone in their career or in business. I feel like I finally have a purpose in my life, it only took 40 years, but I am so grateful to be here and doing what I am so passionate about. I want to pass that passion forwards and help as many people as possible change their lives and become more successful. Netwomen.co is for like-minded women who are as passionate as me in supporting and encouraging each other – come join us and see for yourself.

As a women’s business and life coach, I see women every day that are being held back by their low-confidence, imposter syndrome and anxiety. My self-confidence coaching and leadership courses are designed to help you overcome personal and professional issues so you can become the best version of you, so that you can up level your business or get that promotion. 

My personal development programmes use a blend of neuro linguistic programming (NLP), institute of leadership and management coaching and girl-talk to transform your confidence and wellbeing at work. We’ll work together to create a killer mindset that dismisses your inner critic and cultivates a strong sense of self-belief. Throughout the programme, you’ll develop practical skills to boost your confidence and allow you to become empowered to take on whatever life throws at you. Learn more.

Netwomen.co Foundation

All women need support at work. 

Our foundation supports coaches who work with women experiencing toxic work environments that expose them to bullying, harassment, and discrimination. 

10% of all Corporate Membership dues are put towards the work of our Foundation.


Rahni Jenkins
Rahni Jenkins
Netwomen Division Director for Healthcare, USA

Rahni Jenkins has transformed programs and organizations through her expertise in the fields of human resource development, change management, diversity, equity, inclusion, and advocacy.  

She is a thought leader with over 10 years of experience working with multiple sectors such as public education, public health, non-profit, for-profit businesses, local governments, law firms, healthcare and much more. Over the past year Rahni has trained and advised over 30,000 professionals internationally and aided in strategic planning and learning development for various organizations such as Microsoft. Her work focuses on creating a more inclusive environment, a sense of belonging, a culture of engagement and equity.

Rahni holds various credentials and is currently a doctoral candidate in Diversity & Equity from the University of Illinois. She is the founder and CEO of RNJ Consulting, LLC. She is a passionate advocate for social justice, leadership development, and reducing disparities our communities experience.

Tara Lehman
Netwomen Division Director for Transport/trucking Canada/USA

After 23 years of working in the trucking/transportation industry, Tara has joined Netwomen to make an impact on how women and integrated into this male-dominated industry.

By showing transportation companies that profits and diversity (at all employment levels) go hand in hand, Tara can help transportation experts like you retain valuable employees, rake in profits, and build on innovations within the industry. 

She has experience in HR strategies, small business growth strategies, conflict management, career development, effectively working with diverse workplace cultures, and leadership guidance as well as implementation and follow-through practices.

Certified in

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Career Coaching and Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship and Business CoachTara also owns Twin Life Coaching & Business Services.
Michelle De Almeida
Netwomen Division Director for Tech Uk/USA

With over 20 years in senior management positions in hospitality across Scotland + working as a business development manager for a women’s entrepreneurship incubator, Michelle knows her way around a workplace…especially fast-paced and dynamic workplaces within the tech sector.Ultimately results-driven, Michelle helps companies within the tech sector recognize their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to diversity within the ranks of senior management.

Is it profitable to have upper management have all the same life experiences? Probably not.

By helping companies recognize their potential, she can lead them towards making choices around diversity that lead to better workplace cultures and longevity and desirability for the next generation of incoming innovators. 

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Maritsa Samonas
Netwomen Head of Community UK/USA

Maritsa has joined us as Head of Community Development.  With a background in Events, where she developed communities in the Hospitality and Wellness industries in particular, Maritsa recognises the enormous power of authentic connections. She has facilitated tens of thousands of meetings and delivered memorable experiences worldwide. Her primary goal is to add value by leveraging strong relationship-building skills along with her ability to inform and connect communities.

Maritsa also has experience in Investor Relations and is adept at supporting companies with a mission to grow their presence in new markets and/or expand their communities.

Netwomen’s commitment to supporting and empowering individuals aligns perfectly with her values, and she is eager to channel a passion for community-building and collaboration into creating a space for women to connect, learn, and flourish.

Trish Wolfe Anton
Netwomen Division Director for Higher Education, USA

Trish worked in college student affairs / higher education administration for over 30 years before joining the NetWomen leadership team. Her drive and focus has and always will be DEI and particularly lifting up women of color. Trish has extensive experience with design, development, and implementation of social justice training and development programs and academic courses, as well as coaching young professionals as they learn to become culturally competent supervisors and leaders. 

Trish completed doctoral coursework in Human Resource Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s degree in higher education at Indiana University – Bloomington, and her undergraduate degree in Elementary and Special Education at Providence College. She is a past participant of the Social Justice Training Institute and both past participant and faculty at the National Housing Training Institute. She is a member of ATD and NEA and has a passion for life-long learning. 

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Laura Bosworth
Division Director for Finance UK/US

Laura has worked in the recruitment and employer branding industry for more years than she’d care to disclose. Working with clients across a range of sectors and industries in the UK and the US.
A diversity, equity and inclusion leader her aim is to unlock economic opportunity for all because everyone deserves a fair chance. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of building and executing strategies and programmes that help level the playing field and create employment pathways into Technology, Professional Services and Financial Services. Laura consults senior executives at FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 companies on developing diversity recruiting strategies backed with insights, including empowering and connecting emerging and established women leaders across the globe. Motivated by the ability to have social impact at scale, building empowered teams and influencing leaders to make more inclusive and intentional decisions. Laura is someone who loves a good brainstorming session but gets truly excited when creating a long term vision backed with actionable roadmaps.

Katie DaCosta
Netwomen Division Director for Tech UK/US

Katie has had more than 20 years working as a Business leader leading Learning, Organisational development and DE&I in Global Technology organisations.

She now focuses on supporting organisations in transforming and modernising Learning, Leadership and Inclusion through effective strategies, programs and coaching.

She believes a business is only as great as its employees, and that starts with the leaders. Therefore she works to help organisations develop effective and inclusive management capabilities early on so that they don’t have to fix employee engagement, performance challenges, company profitability and poor brand later on.

As a female leader working in Tech, she understands and has seen first-hand the frustrations that women face, and she works 1-1 to support women navigate and develop further in their career as a Career, Leadership coach and business mentor.