Melbourne Women’s Networking Groups
Looking to network and connect with like minded women in Melbourne? Maybe you have a small biz and feeling a little lonely, or you’re ready to make business connections and grow your business further. Or maybe you’re looking for a group that runs informative events and workshops? Whatever your need, you’ll find the right women’s networking group for you in Melbourne.
From Australia wide, to Facebook based, there is a female entrepreneur group out there for you. With so many different niches, memberships and events available across the state, there is no shortage of women supporting women. Here are our top 6 networking and female entrepreneur groups to check out and join today!
If you’re a woman in business in Australia, you’ve more than likely heard about quite possibly the biggest networking group for women in business in Oz. Business Chicks has seen huge names come to the stage to share their wisdom, from Nicole Kidman to Elle Macpherson. They also hold their annual 9 To Thrive, an expo and event for women in business to connect with each other, see speakers, get involved in workshops and plenty more.
Business Chicks also offers a membership, giving members exclusive content in their Latte magazine, exclusive events and offers, and a chance to connect online through a portal. They also hold regular networking events across the country.
Find out more about Business Chicks here.
The MP Kickass Collective is a Mornington Peninsula based community of women business owner’s. Through a wide range of events, owner Shay brings together women of the Peninsula and provides assistance through affordable and informative guest hosted workshops. Starting in 2018 as a networking ‘wine night’, the MP Kickass Collective has grown from strength to strength as it continues to amass and help more women in business form authentic connections and provide real help in their biz.
With their networking ‘wine night’ held every few months, it gives the local women in business a chance to network and connect with one another, always held in a new and exciting location. Breakfast Club is also held every month, with a chance to join a small group of women for breakfast to brainstorm and network over delicious food and coffee.
The League Of Extraordinary Women is exactly how it sounds – extraordinary! Filled with events across Melbourne and other states, filled with stellar lineups each time. They also invite industry experts for you to connect with and network with. Becoming a member will see you have your own bio on the website, and opportunities to attend events for discounted rates or free.
The League Of Extraordinary Women also opened the first mentorship program of its kind online, connecting business women with business mentors. This mentorship program is called ‘Meet Your Maven’, and is a unique experience for members of the LOEW.
Although this is an online Facebook Group, it gets a special mention for the way it took off and has had exponential growth in the past few years. Now brimming with over 115,000 members, this female only business owner group is all about supporting other ‘bitches’ through the highs and lows of entrepreneurship. I have personally met some fantastic women through connecting over this group, so even though it is online, the opportunities don’t end at the computer screen.
LMBDW, as it’s more commonly known as in the media, also has in person events across Australia, and many Melbourne ones too. Members of the group also have the opportunity to upload their own events to the group, so plenty of networking opportunities can be made too.
Join the group here and get started connecting with amazingly talented female business-owners across the country.
The Digital Women’s Network has a big focus on networking, and ensures their members get the most networking opportunities they can. Hosting workshops and breakfast series across the country (and now beyond!), the Digital Women’s Network goes beyond digital with its membership.
Membership for the Digital Women’s Network comes in three tiers, starting at $75 per annum. Membership comes with free tickets to events, notebooks and other products, discounts on upskilling courses and workshops, and of course, plenty of networking opportunities.
Let’s Connect Women, or LCW, is a recent women’s networking group to crop up in Sydney and Melbourne. Their events see trailblazer women such as Lisa Messenger take the stage, and host monthly ‘business meetings’, giving you a chance to connect and chat with other women in business.
Members enjoy exclusive events, discounts on their other networking events, and a chance to promote your business to other members. They also receive a very special ‘Little Black Book’ – a list of the very best women in business in their respected fields, and all their contact and networking details right in your hand!
As you can see, there is no shortage of women’s networking groups in Melbourne. Bursting at the seams with women power, don’t be afraid to join a new group, learn a new skill at a workshop, or listen to an inspiring woman give an empowering speech.
Find your community of women supporting women, and book in your next networking event. The best thing about these events is that they all are so supportive of their members and guests. If you’re heading into a networking event alone and feeling nervous, rest assured that you will be surrounded by women who want to support you and see you and your business soar.
If you want to learn more about how to ace networking, you can read our article about networking for women here.
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