These are some of the things that members said about WIBN during the 2015 Associate of the Year nomination process
Su Fern’s evening was such a delight. She created a comfortable atmosphere in which we could chat amongst ourselves and discuss the virtues and trials that we, and women in general, face in terms of working towards our goal without feeling like it can’t be achieved. We discussed the possibilities of obstacles – personal, familial and mental – and Fern gave amazing examples of when she made that huge decision to quit a long-term, successful job and pursue her dreams. Her guide to success eased the idea of taking that life-changing decision from a negative to a positive perception. She made me feel that my goal in life isn’t that far off, and it’s never too late to begin the journey. It just starts with a vision.
She’s a great networker bringing a fantastic dynamic to our group. Although business focused, the group is fun and motivational. This is down to her creating a quiet confidence and trust which ripples through the ladies in the group allowing us to get to know and help each other.
…She has a real passion for the groups she runs, creating a warm and nurturing environment for us to grow and develop. I leave her meetings inspired and energised. My business has grown significantly, I highly recommend WIBN!
(Our group leader) is professional, open, approachable and helpful. She is always there to support your business, and nothing is too much trouble. She runs the group with professionalism but warmth and openness which in turn instils a great air of collaboration within our group. She actively supports all the businesses she comes into contact with.
…her absolute dedication to us women in business. She is confident, approachable and believes in each of us individually and pushes us to reach our networking potential. She has given me priceless tips and support in building my confidence and practical ‘how to’ advice on how to refer and pass on business through my own network of clients.
She is an inspirational lady who works tirelessly to support and inspire business women. She makes meetings fun but ensures they are motivational and productive. She is a warm, heartfelt lady who will go out of her way to ensure her members are getting the most out of their membership.
She is full of character and brings her meetings alive with her humour and wit whilst maintaining a business focus. Her groups are fun, vibrant with a real family feel & the ladies always comment in what a great vibe is in the room. She’s dedicated to her groups and has incorporated her marketing skills to create growing groups.
Funny but with a corporate edge, she has the shock factor that gets you thinking, is encouraging to her new businesses, instills the members with the knowledge of how to get the most out of the membership, refers her members and is always smiling.
She consistently supports her fellow networkers with recommendations, tips and training to help the other members be as brilliant at networking as she is.
I find her very professional, her members are serious about business and ‘hungry’ and she always stresses how important the 121’s are. She works very hard at bringing in new visitors and she really cares about everyone and has wonderful people skills. Last but not least, I find her very witty. She’s got some fabulous little phrases!
I joined WIBN as a sole practitioner feeling sad about myself after being made redundant. Our group leader is very professional, always well dressed, happy, always with a positive attitude yet very firm. I grew with WIBN, my confidence and my practice grew. Now we are 7 architects, urban designer, book keeper and 1 IT. I owe my success to my reclaimed confidence from her mentoring.
She is the most bubbly, welcoming, professional, reliable, dependable person. She runs a fabulous meeting the atmosphere in the room is always so vibrant we can’t wait for the last Tuesday of the month to come around.
She runs the most friendly, supportive networking groups I have ever attended. The group has brought me business, friends and a feeling of belonging in a friendly, supportive and highly productive environment. Each year the decision to rejoin is easy. She runs efficient meetings that feel effortless and easy while being business focused.
She supports and encourages and helps us and our Business to thrive and grow. She takes the time to get to know us and is enthusiastic about the growth of our businesses. She is approachable and proactive. Her networking experience and training has enabled me to become more confident.
She is consistently welcoming, helpful and supportive and a pleasure to work with. She is approachable, warm and on top of that extremely likeable. The group continues to grow and long may she be at the helm!
She is professional, open, approachable and helpful. She is always there to support your business, and nothing is too much trouble. She runs the group with professionalism but warmth and openness which in turn instils a great air of collaboration within our group. She actively supports all the businesses she comes into contact with.
I have been networking now for over 12 years, joined WIBN in 2007 and so 2016 will be my 9th year., for your interest it’s come out top on all the business referrals/leads to date;
Athena – Quoted/lost £8,772.60 worth of business – Sales/Confirmed ordered/won £6,985.95
BNI – Quoted/lost £1,026.20 worth of business – Sales/confirmed ordered/won £10,319.36
Doyle – Quoted/lost £44,328.00 worth of business – Sales/confirmed ordered/won £20,812.00
Ladies Who Latte – Quoted/lost £650 worth of business – Sales/confirmed ordered/won £2,342.40
FORE Business – Quoted/lost £8,075.00 worth of business – Sales/confirmed ordered/won £18,745.40
WIBN – Quoted/lost £7,434.00 worth of business – Sales/confirmed ordered/won £46,714.20
So when I got my invoice last week at a cost of £220 (plus monthly standing order of £22 for the lunch costs) I could not refuse – it makes complete busines sense £46,714.20 to be precise is my return after 8 years.