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Written by Katrin   
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:21

Inova attends regional events to expand the fe:male network

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What is it that makes a network for female entrepreneurs valuable? We believe the more connections you have, the greater the possibility that you’ll find the support and clients you’re looking for. For this reason, we constantly try to find more women who might be interested in being part of our fempreneurs network and let them know about this opportunity. In the past few weeks, Inova has been to two events in South Yorkshire, UK, to get in touch with other people, tell them about the fe:male project and find out what their current issues are.

What is it that makes a network for female entrepreneurs valuable? We believe the more connections you have, the greater the possibility that you’ll find the support and clients you’re looking for. For this reason, we constantly try to find more women who might be interested in being part of our fempreneurs network and let them know about this opportunity. In the past few weeks, Inova has been to two events in South Yorkshire, UK, to get in touch with other people, tell them about the fe:male project and find out what their current issues are.

First of all, we were invited to join the networking event “Women in Business”, organised by Business Link in Doncaster. After hearing more about the inspiring career and business ideas by Nicky Pattinson, a very successful coach in sales strategies, we got a chance to meet many different current and potential female entrepreneurs from the region. It was great to see all the different business branches these fempreneurs represented: painters, confectioners, consultants, designers, ...  The list was certainly long! In the end, we even ran out of our fe:male promotion cards. We were very happy how much interest all these women showed in our network.

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The following week, Inova attended the Northern Leadership Academy conference which took place at the University of Sheffield. The programme incorporated a variety of talks by people who work at the intersection between education, research and business, and who try to involve more companies in university life. Later that afternoon, we participated in a discussion about regional growth strategies in times of funding cuts. All in all, this conference gave us a valuable insight in regional development strategies and provided us with new input on where to look for assistance and support.