I joined The Athena Network in 2009 within months of setting up my business, after it being recommended to me by my business mentor.

Over the last 8 years I can honestly say that without the support of the Athena Regional Directors and the Athena ladies, my business would not be where it is now. My confidence in speaking in public has grown and I know exactly how to pitch my business and it’s value. The support you receive from fellow members is second to none. They have become my colleagues and friends, they are just a phone call or email away from a question that I may have, or an idea that I want to get input on.

Every year, I review the income I have received from the Athena Network, either direct or via referrals and every year it has surpassed what my outgoings have been in relation to my annual membership and meeting fees – no other income stream has provided the same! I would encourage any woman who is starting out in business to look at The Athena Network as an integral part of their business.

Jill McLachlan
Virtual PA & Admin Services - JMVA Ltd