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Nifty ‘Networking’ – Athena’s networking version of speed dating

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‘Nifty Networking’ – Athena’s networking version of speed dating (November 23).

This runs as a completely separate event in the UK and it’s fast, furious and fun. If you fancy trying it out and you aren’t jet setting off – book now as we need to keep numbers at 25 max for the session to work.

How Does It Work?

You will meet a new business contact every 180 seconds, and in just three minutes you will exchange introductions and request one of these A, B or Cs of Nifty Networking:

• Actionable Request
• Business Introduction
• Collaboration Opportunity

You will have the opportunity to share and listen to each person – so that you can see clearly how you can help each other. The session is structured so that you will have time to meet everyone individually!

The Nifty Networking event can help you network smarter in just 90 minutes! Expect your networking skills to grow and your business contacts to increase.

This is a one-off event and an INVALUABLE opportunity to meet and connect with 24 ladies in 1:1 in a single networking session!

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Coffee Morning Networking at Mandarin Oriental Axis Lounge

November 23 2016, Friday  10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Cost – $30

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Break The Ceiling, Touch The Sky 2016 – The Success And Leadership Summit For Women™ – Aug 29th

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From the House of Rose Professional is Asia’s fastest growing summit for professional women to learn, network and achieve. The World Edition 2016 of the summit, to be held in Singapore on August 29, 2016 features 40 inspirational leaders from the world’s best organizations to share with delegates their best practices for success and leadership.


Designed primarily for women leaders, but highly relevant for men as well. 500 senior leaders are likely to attend this popular event.

Topics on which the experts will share their best techniques include, the future of work and the skills needed to succeed; work-life integration; best case studies of how you can leverage the power of gender diversity to build your business and reputation; collaboration and networking to build powerful networks; and wellness for high performance.

If you are a leader who wants to learn from the world’s most successful companies and leaders, come to this summit and accelerate your own success! Preferential delegate rates are now open for members of the Athena Network!

 


Event Details

Date: Monday 29th August 2016
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel

REGISTER

 

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Meet ‘The Digital Conversationalist’ Andrea Edwards

andrea-edwardsMeet ‘The Digital Conversationalist’, Andrea Edwards at Cappuccino Connections. She will share her passion for content marketing and its’ ability to fundamentally transform how businesses market to their customers.

About Cappuccino Connections

Cappuccino Connections are sophisticated, informal networking sessions for female executives and entrepreneurs held at the 5 Star Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Join us and meet fellow professionals and entrepreneurs in a relaxed, business-focused environment. Cappuccino Connections is a great introduction for visitors to experience networking the Athena way!

At each meeting, a speaker shares an inspiring story of their journey as well as relevant tips we can put into practice in our own businesses and careers.

Athena events are attended by talented and highly motivated individuals – their passion, energy and determination to fulfill their business goals make our networking formula truly unique.

Our members attend regular Cappuccino Connections meetings to build a portfolio of quality business contacts and for a dose of monthly inspiration!

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Agenda

10:00am Please arrive for registration 
-Open networking
-Welcome and introductions
-Athena Aims
-Who’s in the room?
-Speaker
-Community News & Events
12:00 Close and open networking

Investment

$30 (including tax and service)
Fees charged will be passed directly to the venue to cover the cost of free-flow teas and coffees.

This month’s speaker

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Andrea Edwards, The Digital Conversationalist


Andrea Edwards is an award winning B2B communications professional with well over 20 years’ experience from around the globe, including 12 years exclusively in Asia Pacific. Focused principally in the ICT industry, Andrea has a proven talent to communicate with customers, prospects, stakeholders and influencers in a way that deeply resonates and gets results.


Andrea relishes sharing her passion for content marketing and its’ ability to fundamentally transform how businesses market to their customers. To be at the heart of this revolution in Asia, where every day she partners with inspired business leaders on their journey into a new era of business storytelling, is what drives her to achieve greater success. Additionally, Ms Edwards understands that to succeed in content, professionals must be motivated and trained to build their personal brands to truly harness the amazing content being created by businesses today.


Andrea was an early-adopter of blogging, and she’s authoring four very different blogs today. She’s also a social media evangelist, considered a B2B content marketing and social media influencer in Asia, and has had the great privilege to work around the world – across Europe, the US, ANZ and Asia.

 

Benefits of Attending

All of our Athena groups are attended by talented and highly motivated individuals – their passion, energy and determination to fulfil their business goals make our networking formula truly unique.

Women are attracted to Athena because it addresses an often missing ingredient in the networking recipe and they recognise the benefits of networking with Athena:

  • Increased chances of business success. Face-to-face interactions positively impact your business’ success significantly.
  • More effective online/social media networking. Face-to-face networking makes your online networking and social media more effective. Meet the faces behind your Twitter/Facebook contacts!
  • Inexpensive way to market. Face-to-face networking is one of the most powerful, effective and cost effective ways to market your business.
  • Wider circle of influence. Meeting other women will expand your contact list and influence circle which can lead to an increase in business opportunities and referrals.
  • Knowledge and learning. Network strategy and business development training enables you to maximise your networking activities.
  • Personal and business growth. The more contacts you make, and the more networking events you attend, the more confident you will feel about your business and yourself.

 

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives – from junior to director level, responsible for building a portfolio of quality contacts.
  • Entrepreneurs – from pre-start up to established companies.
  • Business owners – small to medium-sized organisations from all industries.

 

Why Attend?

  • Join a vibrant and diverse community of women.
  • Interact with representatives from various industries.
  • Share best practices, tips, trends and news.
  • Seek and offer guidance and inspiration for business success.

 

What can I Expect?

  • Vibrant, focused and passionate individuals with exciting products, services and ideas.
  • Welcoming and informative environment, allowing you to network in a way that suits you.
  • A forum to listen and share your experiences.
  • Speakers who will openly share their business stories and successes.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU!

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Book now for this unique Athena experience!

 

 

 

 

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‘Nifty Networking’ – Athena’s networking version of speed dating

Cappuccino Connections Special Edition

Coffee Morning Networking at Mandarin Oriental Axis Lounge
November 27th, 2015 Friday  10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Cost – $30 members / $35 1st-time visitors

‘Nifty Networking’ – Athena’s networking version of speed dating

This runs as a completely separate event in the UK and it’s fast, furious and fun. If you fancy trying it out and you aren’t jet setting off – book now as we need to keep numbers at 25 max for the session to work. There are 8 seats left!

How Does It Work?

You will meet a new business contact every 180 seconds, and in just three minutes you will exchange introductions and request one of these A, B or Cs of Nifty Networking:

• Actionable Request
• Business Introduction
• Collaboration Opportunity

You will have the opportunity to share and listen to each person – so that you can see clearly how you can help each other. The session is structured so that you will have time to meet everyone individually!

The Nifty Networking event can help you network smarter in just 90 minutes! Expect your networking skills to grow and your business contacts to increase.

This is a one-off event and an INVALUABLE opportunity to meet and connect with 29 ladies in 1:1 in a single networking session!

Facilitated By: Olivia Chiong

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Olivia is in charge of operations and partnerships at Entrevo Training Pte Ltd that oversees Key Person of Influence Singapore. Olivia uses her personal entrepreneurial experience from over 10 years in the events industry and being part of multiple start ups, to help small business owners implement operational and productivity hacks.

Her specialty is dissecting busy entrepreneurs and their businesses to show them how to eradicate their pain points, plan and execute an operations strategy, implement productivity tools and free up their time for high value activities. Her book, “The Unbusy Entrepreneur” is due out in 2015.

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About Cappuccino Connections

Cappuccino Connections are sophisticated, informal networking sessions for female executives and entrepreneurs held at the 5 Star Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Join us and meet fellow professionals and entrepreneurs in a relaxed, business-focused environment. Cappuccino Connections is a great introduction for visitors to experience networking the Athena way!

Athena events are attended by talented and highly motivated individuals – their passion, energy and determination to fulfill their business goals make our networking formula truly unique.

Our members attend regular Cappuccino Connections meetings to build a portfolio of quality business contacts and for a dose of monthly inspiration!

Strictly limited to 30 seats – please book early to avoid disappointment!

 

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The Athena Network Singapore Turns 3!

1ca66794-0467-487d-bbb8-7c273f235e2eI can hardly believe it but The Athena Network Singapore turns 3 this February!It really is a bit like watching a child grow up and I admit to feeling quite like the proud mother. Our community has blossomed, from one monthly networking event, to a network that has welcomed 2000 women to over 150 events in the last 3 years.We’ve partnered with Google, Microsoft, StarHub, Twitter and SingTel to create programmes for women in Singapore. We’ve been featured in Harper’s BAZAAR, Her World and on 938Live. We’ve built an online platform to that our members can find each other outside of events and share their expertise with each other.

We have championed each other’s success.

Yes, we have certainly had a busy 3 years and we are only just getting started!

Of course, none of this would be possible without the amazing support and contribution of our members – and what better time so say a heartfelt THANK YOU than now? 🙂

Personally, the best part has been working alongside the many amazing women in our network, for support, collaboration and most importantly FUN!

What have you been up to for the past 3 years? Have you moved forward and created something that you are proud to call your own? Or have you struggled on your own?

Whatever your answer, don’t take another step alone. Join us and share the journey – who knows where the next 3 years will take us!

We are celebrating this happy milestone at The Halia, Raffles Hotel next week, and everyone is welcome – just register to attend!

We look forward to welcoming you.

PS> If you’ve been on the Athena mailing list for 1, 2 or 3 years and haven’t attended an event, I would love to know why. I promise to reply if you reach out.

To our success,

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Gina and The Athena Network Singapore Team
Asia Pacific’s Leading Community for Female Executives and Entrepreneurs

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