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Our Thrive Meetup in January 2019 at Barclays Eagle Lab (Brighton)

What is The Thrive Effect?

The Thrive Effect is a purpose-led membership organisation in Sussex which creates practical learning resources, networking opportunities and events for female founders and women in business. Our mission is to give female founders and women in business the inspiration, knowledge and connections they need to start and grow a thriving small business.

Support our work to boost female entrepreneurship in the UK!

There are a few ways in which you can get involved with the work of The Thrive Effect.

Thrive+ membership

If you are a Sussex-based female founder, woman in business or a business supporter (a ‘business supporter’ is a business adviser, consultant, accountant, solicitor, business coach, digital marketer, co-working space manager, or membership organisation etc.), you are welcome to become a Thrive+ member.

Once you have signed up as a Thrive+ member for an annual fee of £60, you will be able to feature in our business directory, write an article, interview or learning material for our Resources section, deliver talks at our Thrive meetups, brunches and workshops, join our private, peer support community on LinkedIn, ask The Thrive Effect team to connect you with relevant people and organisations outside your current network and make announcements in our fortnightly e-bulletin etc.

Sponsored editorial content

If you would like to contribute some sponsored editorial content to the Resources section of our digital platform, please email your ideas to Clare Griffiths at Our fee for sponsored editorial content is £160 per article/learning material.

As well as publishing your content in our Resources section, we will also promote your content in our fortnightly e-bulletin as well as via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Thrive Meetups

Our monthly Thrive Meetup in Brighton has been running for over one year now. During this time, we have managed to build up a group of 630 members. If you are based in or near Brighton, you are welcome to join our group via this Meetup link:

We are currently looking for motivated female founders, women in business or female business support practitioners from across East and West Sussex who would like to organise and host a monthly Thrive Meetup group where they are based. If you are interested in this opportunity, please get in touch.

Thank you to all our generous supporters!

We are extremely grateful to the support of Barclays Eagle Lab (Brighton) and LanciaConsult who have enabled us to develop The Thrive Effect into what it is today. Thank you so much for your incredible support and belief in our work.