About Kate Cherry
Regional Director of The Athena Network®
THE #1 Referral Network for Women
Meet Kate Cherry
After a 15-year career in the financial sector, I have run networking groups in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire for a number of years after shifting my focus from corporate life to my own business success and my family.
I LOVE being a connector and introducer for those looking for each other’s services and building networking confidence in others. Personal development and connecting with like-minded people were key to my success in my businesses.
We are the average of the 5 people we spend most time with and as one of my members says “Athena ups your average”!
One of my favourite quotes, from Henry Ford, is “Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, you’re right” and I actively help fellow entrepreneurs to appreciate that they already have in them what they need to succeed and that what has happened previously is not what matters, but what they choose to do now.
Everyone is entitled to greatness, and everyone has something of value to share.
I manage two territories of the Athena Network: Bedfordshire and the AL Postcodes (St Albans).
I launched the Bedfordshire region in early 2017, and St Albans in early 2020.
They are popular, dynamic and vibrant groups where you can be assured of excellent business connections, to meet local business women and step out of the isolation so many female entrepreneurs can feel.
All of the members pride themselves on the strategic connections that they have created, collaborating with each other to create new projects and services.
Bedford meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December)
St Albans South meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December)
St Albans North meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December)
Woburn meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December)
South & East Beds meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December)
Check out the group meetings to find details of our current members and their professions.
Call me, Kate Cherry on 07909 675 333 to find out how you can visit and then join our group.
“Athena has enabled me to connect with so many other wonderful women that I would otherwise never have had the opportunity to meet. Through these women I have learnt, been inspired and supported, met other people and gained work. If you haven’t tried Athena before then you don’t know what you’re missing.”
“I am still a fairly new member to Athena and enjoy the support Athena provides through women all wanting to help each other succeed.“
“One of my best business decisions has been joining my local Athena group. It seemed a little daunting at first, but I quickly settled in as all the ladies are incredibly supportive. I look forward to our monthly meetings, seeing everyones’ friendly faces and listening to the presentations of the month. It feels more than just networking; its meeting up with some friends, having a giggle, supporting each other….all very important when you run your own little business and are often at home, working by yourself. Wholeheartedly recommend Athena!”
“Athena was immensely useful when I started with a new business and it still is in so many ways. As a women’s magazine there is a natural synergy as we can connect with many great female run businesses in one organisation. The members provide us with content and also advertising revenue, but even more important is the way everyone supports each other and are great ambassadors for each other’s business.”
A VIBRANT COMMUNITY
The Athena Network® attracts members who are discerning, accomplished business women and corporate career women with shared values of contribution and integrity. Our members contribute to a diverse business community that fosters success, collaboration and inspiration among our prominent, influential and aspiring businesswomen.
The core programme within The Athena Network® focuses on providing excellent training and resources to create a robust networking and business development strategy for business growth and career advancement.
Our vision for The Athena Network® is to continue to create a vibrant and dynamic community of female entrepreneurs and executives ready and committed to accelerating their business growth through mutual collaboration.
Our membership is a thriving hub of small businesses and female entrepreneurs; The Athena Network® is here to provide a platform for connecting and an opportunity for women to learn, grow and connect.
THE ATHENA NETWORK
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 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.
UNLIMITED ACCESS TO ALL OF OUR MEETINGS
PASS+ IS YOUR GATEWAY TO ALL OF OUR MEETINGS
PASS+ gives you FREE access to an Athena meeting, there are no additional fees to be paid and this is another benefit of membership. You are encouraged to visit as many other meetings as you have time for (please ensure that you have sufficient time to follow up from your meetings).
We have launched in Australia, Denmark and Singapore and more International group launches are planned. What that means is you will also have access to those meetings. You could say that we have meetings 24/7. If the time zones work for you then your options are UNLIMITED.
ALL of this is included in your annual membership. Our usual meeting guidelines apply, which means there will be no professional clashes at the meetings, and the Regional Director/Ambassador will manage the dynamics of the mix of industries to ensure that everyone attending has an outstanding experience.
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