Our Events

Our Female Founders Business Brunchin' Event in partnership with Barclays Eagle Lab, December 2019. 
Photo credit: Victoria Dawe Photography

'Highly practical, informative and motivating' – that’s how members describe our events.

These popular meetups, expert workshops and brunches are informed by our experience as business support practitioners, business owners and entrepreneurship educators.

Come along and experience The Thrive Effect. You won't find any mention of 'side hustles', 'girls in business' or shady ‘earn from home’ schemes. 

We’re here to give female founders and women in business the inspiration, knowledge and connections they need to grow a healthy, small business.

MEETUP: The Online Thrive Meetup for Female Founders and Women in Business
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
18:00 to 20:00 via Zoom

Our Online Thrive Meetups consist of two halves - during the first half, you learn about a specific topic which will benefit you and your business. In the second half, you make meaningful connections with other women in business and participate in two peer support sessions to find solutions to each other's business challenges.

On Wednesday, 29 July, Kerry Watkins, Founder and Managing Director of Social Brighton, will deliver a practical workshop on 'How to Use Social Media Effectively During the Pandemic'. This will be followed by two problem-solving, peer support sessions.

By the end of the meetup, you will be able to:
- Market your business more effectively via social media
- Optimise your content on your social media channels
- Identify ways to improve your social media marketing strategy

You will have also met other female founders and women in business from Sussex and across the UK.

Kerry Watkins is the Founder and Managing Director of Social Brighton, a social media consultancy with an ethos of 'social media for social good'. Kerry launched Social Brighton in 2010, after a successful career in the hospitality sector, to empower businesses to use social media in a positive, responsible and strategic way. Kerry and her team have worked with hundreds of businesses, both large and small, specialising in social media strategy and paid social.

The Thrive Effect Meetups are organised and facilitated by Clare Griffiths, the Founder of The Thrive Effect. Clare is an award-winning entrepreneurship educator with 16 years' experience offering business support and advice to start-ups and growing ventures from a range of industries in London and the South East.

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