Our Support and 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 Thrive members describe our events.

Come along and access the practical support you need to grow your business. You won't find any mention of 'side hustles', 'girls in business' or shady ‘earn from home’ schemes.

Our mission is to give female founders and women in business the knowledge, connections and resilience they need to grow a healthy, small business - whatever their growth ambitions.

Our popular events and business support initiatives are informed by our experience as business support practitioners, business owners and entrepreneurship educators.

Thrive Meetups

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 female founders and participate in two peer support sessions to discuss how you can reach your business goals.

Our Thrive Meetups take place on the last Wednesday of the month. Our next meetup is on Wednesday, 30 September from 6pm until 8pm on Zoom. 

At our next Thrive Meetup, on Wednesday, 30 September from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, Adrienne Saunders of Yes You Can Training will deliver a practical workshop on ‘How to Present with Confidence’.

During her session, you will learn how to drop an Inspiring Intro and deliver a Powerful Presentation with authority and impact. 

By the end of the workshop, you will have:

- Created your own personal inspiration introduction that works both online and in person;
- Explored an easy-to-use presenting structure;
- Drawn your own action plan to get set for your next presenting opportunity;
- Picked your personal anxiety 
reducing technique which will help you keep calm and composed even when your emotions are running high.

Adrienne will draw from her experience as a Master Trainer, Qualified Coach, Mentor and World Champion Athlete to equip you with the tools to grab attention, engage, influence and inspire the people you present to.

After Adrienne's talk, you will have the opportunity to network with other female founders and women in business, and participate in two peer support sessions during which you will find solutions to each other's business challenges.

Tickets from £10 | Find out more

Thrive Huddles *New initiative*

Our online Thrive Huddles are action learning sets for small groups of female founders and women in business (maximum six people). During two hours, six female founders work in small groups known as 'sets'. At each action learning set, two Thrive members confidentially share their business challenges. Expertly facilitated by Clare Griffiths, Founder of Thrive, the other group members identify practical solutions for the two women who are sharing their challenges. At the following action learning set, those two founders share their progress with the rest of the set, so that everyone in the group has as an opportunity to learn from their experience. This process is repeated on a monthly basis over a three-month period, until every member of the set has had the opportunity to work on their business challenges. (N.B. All Thrive members attending a Thrive Huddle must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement).

Huddle attendees must commit to attending three Thrive Huddles. Over the course of three months, all group members have the opportunity to discuss their challenges in depth, share their progress and learn from each other. A Thrive Huddle is more than an accountability group - it is a confidential space for Thrive members to share their experiences, learn together and, as a result, make improvements to their businesses.

After the three-month period, the group members can choose to continue in that group, swap to another group, or withdraw from the action learning set initiative.

Tickets at £30 | To register your interest, get in touch

1-2-1 Business Clarity Sessions

Delivered by Clare Griffiths, Founder of Thrive, during a 90-minute session, you have the opportunity to discuss and create an actionable strategy which relates either to your purpose, mission, business model and/or marketing plan. Our 1-2-1 Business Clarity Sessions will give you the clarity and direction you need to take action and propel your business forward. During your session, we can discuss how your business is performing in relation to your current goals. Alternatively, you can use the session to brainstorm potential areas for innovating within your business.

You are welcome to book a one-off session or a series of sessions.

Tickets at £90 | Book a session

*New workshop series coming soon*

Watch this space for an announcement on a new workshop series delivered by Thrive.

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