About Busy Women Networking
Busy Women Networking was created by Aruna Rao.
After taking the plunge and becoming self employed in 2011, I threw myself into the world of networking to build my business but found a gap in the market. There wasn’t a group that really focussed on the needs of business women, times of networking that might work for them or what they were looking to achieve with their business.
Filled with my usual ‘let’s give anything a go’ enthusiasm, I decided to set one up myself and later that year Busy Women Networking was born. I worked hard on the format to ensure I created a supportive environment, where women could share ideas, grow their businesses as well as have fun but without the fluff. The first group reached capacity quickly and I found there was enormous demand for this type of group and the format of the meetings I had created.
As the network grew I couldn’t run all of the groups myself, so I built a team of Associates, that shared the BWN ethos and could head up their own meetings. It’s a formidable team and I’m incredibly proud that we now have over 16 groups covering 8 counties, each offering a platform for women to build meaningful relationships and develop their careers.
As with many businesses it’s never plain sailing and the Covid-19 pandemic meant we had to pivot to online groups to ensure that the community could continue to thrive despite the challenging circumstances. This move actually proved to be a huge success, and we now have 2 National online only groups that have become an integral part of the BWN network, attracting members from all over the country.
The BWN formula proved to be so successful, that after Covid, I was getting a lot of requests for mixed networking. So what started as a community for women has now expanded to include Busy Networking, our sister network, that hosts mixed groups and is growing at the same crazy pace!
The past 10+ years I can honesty say have been a pleasure. My own business has grown and been supported by amazing women and I’ve had the privilege of watching hundreds of businesses grow as a result of that - I don’t think it could have been any more rewarding.
So, if you want to grow your business and be part of Busy Women, or Busy Networking, just drop me an email, I’d love to speak with you.