About Sheila Bennett
Regional Director of The Athena Network® West London
THE #1 Referral Network for Women
Meet Sheila Bennett
Introvert. Business Geek. Athena Enthusiast.
I remember all too well how daunting it was to visit a new network. But when I started my own business in 2012, I knew it was the best way forward.
Since then, let’s just say I kissed my share of network frogs before finally finding my tribe.
I sought out those priceless communities striking the tricky balance between professional, business-minded network and warm and welcoming group. Communities I was delighted to spend time with.
That’s what I found at Athena.
Over the years networking has opened countless doors for me. It has catapulted my confidence, connected me with new clients, and provided the support, collaboration and friendship that’s such a crucial part of thriving through business growth.
I took the position of Regional Director of the West London region in 2021 and have loved hosting our meetings and growing the membership over the last few years.
We bring together a diverse range of women who own and run businesses across Chiswick, Ealing, Hammersmith, Shepherd’s Bush, Barnes and East Sheen, and are looking to grow their business in a positive and enriching way. It’s incredibly rewarding to witness the success, friendships and connections our members forge.
Let’s speak soon. Whether you’d like a chat about how everything works, or are ready to dive right in to book a visit. I’m here to support your next steps.
HOW TO VISIT OUR WEST LONDON GROUPS
The West London Region is made up of two central groups, both welcoming members from across the region.
They are popular, dynamic and vibrant memberships, where you can be assured of excellent business connections. You’ll meet local business women and step out of the isolation so many female entrepreneurs can feel.
All of our members pride themselves on the strategic connections that they have created. The focus is on members collaborating with each other to grow their business in a positive and enriching way.
Each group meets monthly online from 12pm – 2pm (with the exception of August and December).
Monthly Meeting Dates
Chiswick meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
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Hammersmith meets on the 4th Thursday of each month.
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In addition to these signature monthly meetings, our members enjoy the chance to meet in person at our regular informal networking events, all held at local venues in the West London area.
BECOME PART OF 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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