Maidenhead Advertiser Article.
Facebook group grows to become ‘central hub for women in business
A Facebook group set up by and for the entreprenurial women in Maidenhead and the surrounding area is going from strength to strength.
Maidenhead Business Girls was set up by Amanda Ayres, a freelance marketing, PR and social media specialist, about a year ago.
Within a couple of days of its launch on the social media platform, about three hundred people had joined the group. Now, one year on, the group boasts a membership of more than 1,200.
“I was looking to outsource something to a PR person and I put a post on Maidenhead Gossip Girls,” said Amanda about why she set up the group.
“I thought it would make my life easier if there was something related to just business girls.”
The group now has monthly meetings at Sanctum On The Green in Cookham Dean and also runs a number of workshops.
“It has just grown and grown and grown,” said the Pinkneys Green resident.
“It has taken a huge amount of work to curate it.
“It is not something that takes five minutes a week.
“It has become a central hub for women in business and surrounding areas.”
She added it is a very strong, active community.
The group is a place where ladies can ask advice, share ideas and support each other and each other’s businesses.
Amanda, who has worked in marketing for 30 years, has plans to expand the network and for some major events to take place in the town in the future.
“The group is a real mix of women, a real diverse set of ladies from all backgrounds,” said the mother-of-three.
She added from a networking perspective the women in Maidenhead want to support each other.
To celebrate the success of the networking group’s first year, a party was held at the Sanctum On The Green, with about 50 guests.
Cake was supplied by group member Caroline Payne and other guests included blogger Jodie Humphries and Sophie Comas who has lead a social media workhop for the group.
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