Announcing! on Friday 25 June the International Women in Business Symposium reaches out to businesswomen across the globe.

Four fabulous speakers sharing their business experience, alongside the unique networking connections on brand new conferencing platform, Hopin.

International Women in Business Symposium is a collaboration between local businesswoman Jackie Groundsell, owner of 1230 The Women’s Company and Birds on the Blog, and Sian Murphy (based in Kent) owner of Women in Business Radio Show. Sian and Jackie tell us: “The past 15 months have challenged businesswomen across the world. Taking events online blew away the risk of face-to-face meetings, whilst helping women feel connected.”

“We knew that by helping businesswomen join together and speak, the isolation would reduce, and we would find common meeting points. We also wanted to collaborate and the International Women in Business Symposium. was the ideal project.”

Jackie is no stranger to running events for businesswomen. Alongside International Women in Business, she runs 1230 The Women’s Company (TWC) with regular monthly “physical” meetings and conferences since 2002 – yes, 2022 will see them celebrate their 20th year of business!

As soon as Covid 19 measures took hold, Jackie decided to support the businesswomen at this tough time by taking the 1230TWC meetings online. The meetings started to offer weekly encouragement with inspiring speakers, workshops and networking to support the businesswomen at such a tough time.

Attendees found the vibrant meetings supportive, giving them new skills and opportunities to brainstorm during such a hard time. As life with Covid and lockdown started to settle down, the support of each other and 1230 TWC helped to reinvigorate their businesses.

Plus, Members also get the opportunity of 45 minutes mentoring with Jackie. In January this year, the meetings adjusted to fortnightly events, still with speakers, workshops, brainstorming and networking.

Another newbie for 1230 TWC is the Banter & Bevvy Lounge. These meet monthly, without a set agenda where businesswomen can come and relax, touch base to discuss whatever they wish for a fun hour online.

 The meetings and events will continue online and run alongside the monthly “physical” meetings which are scheduled to recommence January 2022. Find meeting details and contact Jackie at 1230TWC.