Press Release – Pre launch of New Athena Group/ Loughton
Press Information Dates:
Official Group Launch 27/2/13
For immediate release
Successful women’s business networking group to launch in Loughton
THE #1 LEADING BUSINESS COMMUNITY FOR FEMALE EXECUTIVES AND ENTREPRENEURS
The Athena Network, the #1 Leading Business Community for Female Executives and Entrepreneurs in the UK and Singapore, is extending its reach and is launching in Loughton, Essex, on the 27th of February. The group enables women to meet with like-minded business professionals, and aims to help women make business connections, and grow their business in a supportive atmosphere.
“Our group will give businesswomen in Loughton a chance to find new customers without cold-calling or high-pressure selling”, says Stella Fehmi, Regional Director and local franchisee owner. “We inspire and support women towards success, and help to find business opportunities for each other with supportive business training and strategic relationship-building.”
Contrary to the usual networking model which sees women rising early or working late for meetings, the Athena Meetings take place once a month from 12 to 2pm over lunch. This allows women to meet their family commitments and business responsibilities without interrupting their demanding schedules. “We recognise that women have responsibilities as care providers and mothers, as well as businesswomen,” said Fehmi.
Women who are interested in joining this new group are encouraged to get in touch early, as places are limited to one representative per industry. “We choose our members carefully and meticulously so you and your business will have access to quality people, products and services,” Fehmi added. “Make this your year, you’ll meet people who match your interests and needs and you will help create valuable relationships and friendships among the people in your network. The rewards are tremendous.”
The new Loughton Athena group will meet in local family-run restaurant The Olive Tree. The official pre-launch is an informal gathering where members and visitors can meet before deciding whether to join the network. The pre-launch will take place at The Olive Tree on the 13th of February from 10- 1pm. All visitors are welcomed, and no booking is required for this event.
Manos Filaitis, director of the Olive Tree Restaurant, is looking forward to hosting the Athena Network and its lunchtime meetings for professional business women. “The Olive tree is a family run restaurant serving Greek Mediterranean cuisine where we pride ourselves in being passionate about good food, good hospitality and attention to detail. We wish Athena every success and look forward to building a strong relationship with them and their members.” Filaitis said.
The Athena Network has grown from strength to strength in the last seven years as the preferred networking event for women in business. It is widely attended nationally, and internationally as well with the launch of its Singapore groups last September in “Part of the reason for success is the co-operative attitude between members,” explains Jacqueline Rogers, Founder of The Athena Network, “The meetings are enjoyable and informative and provide the foundation for strong business partnerships as well as friendship.”
Telephone 07889 923 719 to book your place or for more information visit the website http://theathenanetwork.co.uk/StellaFehmi/
For more information contact:
Stella Fehmi on 07889 923 719
About Stella Fehmi and The Athena Network
Stella Fehmi shares the Athena vision, to create a vibrant and dynamic community of female entrepreneurs and executives ready and committed to accelerate their business growth through mutual collaboration and education. As well as helping members make strategic connections with other like-minded females, Stella helps her members by teaching them vital skills to grow their businesses, including how to network effectively. Running The City of London and West Essex Region, she organises free networking strategy training, skills workshops and arranges talks on a range of business-boosting topics such as social media, marketing and PR.
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