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?”
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, pitch to investors 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.
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.
Ceza Ouzounian is a Fitness & Energy Coach, who is passionate about enabling women to break the shackles, trust themselves and create the life they desire from a place of confidence, courage and alignment.
She is one of the founding Mentors worldwide for the Energy Alignment Method. She is an international Health and Fitness Mentor, who has had more than 4,000+ people through her Pilates and Burlexercise class in the last 5 years.
Ceza has spoken at national networking groups, featured in Global Woman magazine and leading fitness blogs, had articles published on Thrive Global and appeared on numerous blogs and podcasts.
Ceza is on a mission to touch the lives of millions of women to create a world where women feel comfortable to be who they are without judgment and prejudice and can live an authentic life they love.
Ceza joined netwomen to meet other inspiring women, to make connections and be part of an amazing community. Becoming a netwomen Ambassador was the next natural step to be able to create a space for women to come together, learn from each other and grow their business.
Janifer Wheeler, former teacher turned entrepreneur. Janifer has spent over 25 years helping schools & small businesses get their shift together through process design, internal structure, education and culture in Austin , Texas.
She started her business to help BadAss female biz owners win the burnout battle by taking complete control of their lives & business using JOY as a business strategy.
So many of her clients have gotten trapped by their own brilliance and they believe the hype that we must hustle & grind or we will never be successful. “I call BS on that idea!” As an advocate for JOYFull alignment, I facilitate a process that ensures you are working in your JoyFull Zone of Genius more than you aren’t. And for the rest of the shift that needs to be done, hand it over to staff or an assistant.
“I know that sounds scary, giving other people control, but the JOYFull BadAss has your back. I will help you create the process, structure and workplace culture you need to effectively and efficiently build a team that will help you avoid business owner burnout and realize the goals & dreams you set for yourself. “
Bayo Callender is an international human rights attorney, mediator, trainer, and coach with former UN experience at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands.
She brings more than 20 years of experience in organizational change development, strategic planning, HR management, and human rights advocacy through the lens of inclusion and diversity. She is a participatory gender and diversity audit facilitator and a rostered expert in human rights investigation.
“Being a Netwomen.co Ambassador means that I have the opportunity to share and exchange knowledge and resources, nurture networks, collaborate, support, and engage with a group of professional women genuinely committed to building healthy relationships and business success.”
Katharine Matthews is a freelance copywriter and English consultant who writes for a range of different sectors and tutors students from primary up to adult learners. Her joy lies in making words sing and developing confidence and skills in her tutees.
She founded her business, The Absolute Word, whilst studying a Masters in Comparative Literature in 2007. Since then, she has written for tech startups, gyms, travel magazines, digital creatives, events management companies, builders’ merchants, to name but a few. A generalist copywriter, her niche is creating and communicating brand voices through projects that spark joy.
After a pivot in her teaching career during the pandemic, she decided to pursue her writing career full-time and joined Netwomen.co in the process. Inspired by the warmth and positive mindset of the community, becoming an Ambassador was a no-brainer.
Through this role, Katharine hopes to bring women together through conversations, community, and common ground to help them develop in their own business and life journeys.
‘What’s the point of being part of something that helps you, if you don’t give back to help others? Championing each other, supporting each other, being kind, and helping each other grow: they’re some of the most powerful actions in life, with a domino effect across society. And all it takes is a conversation at a Netwomen session to start that positive chain of events.’
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