I'm Vivienne Smith, the Regional Director for The Athena Network in the Brighton & Hove area. People love to do business with individuals or businesses that have been recommended to them. Every day, just by talking to people, we’re passing on business leads.
Focusing exclusively on women in business fulfilling a business development role, The Athena Network offers inspiring opportunities to engage with business owners and decision makers from diverse industry sectors. Founded on values of respect and integrity, Athena groups are committed to welcoming members and visitors in a relaxed, mutually supportive and ethical environment.
The business was founded to provide women in business with opportunities to make strategic connections with professionals in a wide range of industry sectors.
At the heart of Athena’s activities, networking groups meet each month over a good lunch in an attractive venue to make new contacts, develop valuable business expertise and explore visionary ideas. Additional local and regional initiatives provide excellent membership value, through motivational workshops on networking skills and business planning, social events, training courses, business retreats and one-to-one consultancy services.
Vibrant and fast-growing, Athena is the UK’s premier business networking organisation for women in business and is establishing a significant international presence.