A big thank you to Dorothy McKinney for hosting a very interesting and interactive workshop yesterday, with some great "rules" to take forward to guide us through difficult scenarios.
Dorothy shared her knowledge generously and it lead to a great conversation to network.
All our training events are free for members. Check our events page to see what's coming up.
July's First Friday was as productive and popular as ever!
Great conversations and an excellent mix of professionals, we also had Association of Scottish Business Women ASB President Lyndsey Greer Phillips as special guest, couldn't be more delighted!
Lot's of information, contacts and knowledge was exchanged and and we got some great feedback
" I feel revived"
"Wow what a good First Friday today"
Remember First Friday is an event that is open to guests - if you'd like to come along please get in touch on our contacts page.
Thanks to our Gin Lalli for a very educational and relatable workshop about emptying stress buckets!
We all learned a lot and are now watching out for polar bears in Edinburgh (just kidding!).
It was also great to see many of our members' lovely faces!
Our training events are free for members and are presented by members. We're always looking for new things to present so let us know if you'd like to present on your topic.
A big thanks to our Fiona Melvin-Farr for a very visual and practical training, packed with actionable advice about how to use Mailchimp and Instagram for business!
So much valuable content and with live demonstrations Fiona certainly made the most of technology - thank you Fiona for sharing your knowledge with us.
I'm off to write my first newsletter!
Our training events are run by members FOR members, and they are FREE as part of membership of the Club.
We're getting good at this virtual networking thing! Another fantastic networking session with plenty of engaging conversations!
Breakout rooms are proving popular - helping us to mingle with new contacts and make valuable connections.
Thanks to all our participants for making First Friday such a terrific event.
What a 'mug shot!'
We want to thank our talented interior design professionals Gita Karenga and Lynn McMurray for the very inspiring workshop they hosted for us at the beginning of June...so much creativity and inspiring home and workplace themes. Look at thos colours!
We are looking forward to seeing how the participants will apply what they learned to their homes! Send you pics to the FB page everyone!
All our training events a free for members and are presented by members. We have a huge array of talent among us!
Our Club is proud to support the "Held in our hearts" charity with a £150 donation. Here a few words from our member Tracy Watt:
"£150 will help us to provide 6 more hospital bags to our families after they leave the hospital after the death of their precious baby.
Each bag contains a Tealight holder, a tealight , a photograph album a packet or forget me knot seeds , and a Heart in the hand keyring. The keyring has a heart that goes with their precious baby and the parents keep the keyring. They also have our details as well so they can contact us at any time.
All our services provided to our families is free and open ended. Our counselling service is very unique in that it is provided by counsellors who are very skilled in dealing with baby loss as it is a grief like no other and for a bereaved parent it is learning to live a lifetime without your baby.
Right now with the pandemic this is a truly scary time for families as they now more than ever require our support. They can’t have family /friends with them to sit with them at the most devastating time in their life and f they are going to hospital to have another baby after a loss they cant have family there. This is truly frightening for a new mum who had had the experience of leaving the hospital without her baby.
The support we give through befriending and counselling is so vital for grieving families and we want to continue to do so well after the dust settles because our families are living with this new normal for the rest of their lives."
As we promised we got together for a third Friday in place of our First Friday that got hijacked by the tech gremlins!
Many interesting conversations about current business challenges and things we are learning in these exceptional times.
Everyone managed to be heard and promote their business, we had breakout rooms for discussions and 'cards exchanged' via the chat box - we know how to adapt! It was great to ahve over 20 women on 1 call.
We have many webinars coming up, and our next networking event open to Members and non-Members is June's First Friday.
The new format was very popular so we'll continue with this for now but appreciate all the feedback from our members.
Thanks to the ladies who attended our first virtual First Friday!
Unfortunately, technology got the better of us and not everyone who booked could attend but we managed to improvise with those that could and had a great time. If anything we had a trial run!
So as not to disappoint we quickly rescheduled to a Third Friday as an exception and a special edition of our signature networking event was promptly planned to make it up to you. See the next blog post!
We've adapted quickly here at EBC to deliver our training online via Zoom webinars.
First up on 28 April was the fabulous Federica Cinosi with her training on Nutrition & Lifestyle for High Energy
Lots of interesting questions from our attendees, great engagement and good networking too.
Our training events are run by members and are free to all members. Please get in touch if you'd like to join in.