Laptops & Lipstick is a business networking group for women. We meet in Beckenham, Kent and attract members and visitors from across South London, Kent and Surrey. We welcome all women in business. Whether you work full time or part time, are self-employed or work for someone else and have the remit of growing their business or managing their business networking. We have monthly meetings over lunch to pass business referrals, leads and introductions. Also, to build relationships with like-minded business women and hear from inspirational, interesting and informative speakers. We only allow one representative per business sector to give everyone the best chance of benefiting from being a member of our business networking group. Our meetings are structured and business focused but great fun and extremely motivational:
- Everyone gets the opportunity to promote their business to fellow members and their contacts each month.
- We have an extended presentation from a member or guest speaker to improve our understanding of their business or to find out more about a topical or local issue.
- We go round the room to pass our business referrals, leads, introductions, testimonials and thank yous
At a Glance
Laptops and Lipstick was formed in 2011 to provide women in business with a regular, structured and motivational forum for business and personal development. It was started by a small group of likeminded woman who recognised the potential for combining structured networking with relevant training topics and inspirational speakers, providing womenwho are passionate about what they do with a platform from which to grow – both personally and professionally. There’s no pressure to pass leads or make referrals; the focus is on forging long terms relationships with others in the room so that the members of the group effectively become a second sales force working on behalf of your company. And it works! Relationships are formed, leads are passed, introductions are made and business is done. In addition, knowledge is shared, support is given, skills are learnt and motivation is all around! In 2012, on our first birthday, we introduced an annual charity membership to be offered free of charge to a local organisation for 12 months. During this time we will commit to support their events and to organise an event of our own to raise awareness and funds. Our chosen charity for 2016/17 is The Chartwell Cancer Trust.