Newbury East

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Newbury East

9 November 2023 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Lara Lauder

I have been a member of The Athena Network for 6 years and became a Regional Director for West Berkshire in 2023! I have always loved the Athena way of networking because it truly is a support with and from like-minded ladies. I was delighted to take on the West Berkshire region which is a natural progression of my prior networking expertise and growth. As well as being the Regional Director I run a successful business showing professional ladies around the globe how to unlock their hidden confidence. I achieve this through business and strategy training. uplevelling their presentation skills and discovering their colour and style through image consultancy. I am also host of the global podcast 'Unlock Your Hidden Confidence.'

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    Event Description


    Welcome to the Newbury East group meeting details page. If you are a businesswoman in Aldermaston, Bradfield, Burghfield Common, Riseley, Silchester, Mortimer, Swallowfield, Theale, Woolhampton, Goring, Streatley, Pangbourne, Newbury, Eastbury, Eddington, Hungerford, Lambourn, Hermitage, Yattendon, Bishop’s Green, Greenham, Thatcham (and surrounding areas) I know that you will want to find out more before you attend one of our meetings so I’ve provided meeting dates and times as well as a list of current members and their professions.

    Newbury East is a popular, dynamic and vibrant group where you can be assured of excellent business connections. Meet local businesswomen and step out of the isolation so many female entrepreneurs can feel.

    The Newbury East members pride themselves on the strategic connections that they have created, collaborating with each other to create new projects and services.

    This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 12 – 2 pm (excluding August & December). Below you’ll find details of our current members and their professions, including how you can get in touch with them.


    You know that continuing to develop your business relationships, nurture your suppliers and create strategic alliances is important so we invite you to become a member of The Athena Network.

    Membership is only £565 per annum*.

    We can provide a payment plan that would include an upfront payment of £325 and a monthly subscription of £20.

    *NOTE: You are committing to a 12-month membership.

    Membership of The Athena Network will give you access to all of our membership benefits including PASS+ which means that you can currently attend 150+ meetings (at no additional cost), Cappuccino Connections (informal networking), an extensive training portfolio and all the connections within our network.


    We would love to meet you. Assuming that your profession is not already covered in our group you would be very welcome to attend our meeting. See the list of members for reference.

    The ideal is that you book in advance so that I can support you by sending all the information in advance and you can prepare for the meeting.

    Complete the contact form with your details; name, email, profession and telephone number and I will be in touch.

    Alternatively, you can call or send me an email. Leave a message (I’m often in meetings) with clear details so that I can return your call)

    Lara Lauder:
    T:07896 978115

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    Event Details
    Key Speaker

    This months Business Development Speaker…


    Niki McGlynn from Organised Mind who will be sharing:>

    Executive dysfunction – The impact of ADHD on running a business (and what you can do about it)

    She will cover the importance of financial planning, why we might avoid it, the benefits of tackling it, the issues to be aware of and why it’s so important, and key points for planning for yourr future.

    ADHD is a poorly understood condition and it is under diagnosed in women and girls. She will outline some of the key issues that you may not be aware of – short term memory issues, rejection sensitivity, sensory processing issues, how improve them and why they are worse around your period and at menopause.

    Niki will explore how we can be kinder to ourselves if you think you are affected (lots of entrepreneurs are) and strategies of how to help.

    Niki has been a therapist for over twenty years and working with neurodevelopment for the last ten. She discovered neurodevelopment when looking for something to specifically help her daughter who was diagnosed with dyslexia at 13 and then more recently with ADHD. She has since trained in various movement programmes – movement changes the brain, and then as an ADHD Coach, really to help support a lot of my adult clients themselves and their children. She is also very interested in using movement to aid recovery from traumaShe will include how you should allocate your earnings and focus on personal finance to ensure that you are in a strong position when you want to retire.


    We select our Business Development Trainers from our extensive knowledge pool of membership. If you would like to raise your profile by being one of our trainers consider membership with us

    Current members & Professions to connect with…


    Cate Beavis – Solicitor
    Rebecca Bell – Social Media Manager
    Julie-Ann Burger – Solicitor & Mediator
    Laura de la Harpe – Nutritionist
    Heather Garbutt – Love and Relationship Coach
    Janet Hardy – Mortgage and later Life Lending Adviser
    Kerry Hawkins – Accountant
    Emma Hill – Day Spa Owner
    Laura Laws – Financial Advisor
    Lara Lauder – Presence, Impact & Image Consultant
    Isabel Oettinger – Osteopath
    Tara Paonessa – Teacher and Space Holder
    Molly Risker – Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor
    Caroline Snowden – Upcycler & Transformational Artist


    If you are a woman in business in the Newbury East area and are serious about your business growth, our members would like to meet you. They are looking for the following professions to connect with;


    Professionals to Connect with

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