Bayside Women in Business – BWIB
Bayside Women in Business – a networking group that I was instrumental in starting quite a few years ago, contacted me. They were after some history and I did my best to help them. It seems a long time ago. Then they invited me to on of their events. I was unable to go until yesterday. It was held in the Tides Wine Bar and Restaurant at Manly, and luckily I am living not too far away, so was able to go.
I wondered if I would know anyone there – but as it turns out there were a couple of folks that I knew. Plus a lovely group of very interesting ladies.
I loved Tides too – it is situated on the William Gunn Jetty – in once very familiar territory for me when I lived in Wynnum West.
Certainly, it brought back many memories for me. The waterfront was a popular spot for me – to walk, to take photos, to meet friends.
The ladies, and there were probably 30 who attended, are regulars at networking events in the area. Mostly they are home based business women who like to get out and promote their businesses. I was interested in the different types of businesses they run.
I’ve long been an advocate of networking. In fact, I was a great follower of Robyn Henderson, who is well known for many things – especially her ideas on networking. I was so impressed with her book, which I recall she wrote over one long weekend on a dodgy typewriter, with one faulty letter.I must try and catch up with her one day. She lives at Lismore in Northern New South Wales, so perhaps a journey in my Coaster, down to that area should be on my calendar for later in the year.
Lunch with Friends
On Sunday I am lunching with 3 friends who were regulars at networking events I arranged – going back nearly 20 years. We’ve not met up for a long time, but will be at South Bank at a restaurant.
I am still a regular networking, but not quite as formally as I did before.