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We're here to inspire business women to achieve even greater success. Our events are friendly, informative, lively, funny and sometimes induce the odd teary eye. Our speakers have successful careers and give sound practical advice on how to juggle home and family responsibilities with creating a flourishing business or reaching new career highs. Our events are great for networking too. Please come and join us at one of our upcoming events, see below.

Our next Networking Event

Our next big networking event is Thursday 4 July 2024 to celebrate a long hot summer (we wish!). Over 60 business women joined Sue and Deb for the last Networking Lunch event in March to celebrate International Womens Day so book your place quickly as tickets go fast!

It's a celebration brunch with two fabulous guest speakers Aly Young and Rachel Emmerson. We start at 9:30am with tea/coffee and a delicious brunch before hearing from our amazing presenters and expect to finish around 1:30pm. The cost is £45. Click on the button below to book.

Aly Young

Aly Young qualified as a solicitor in a corporate City practice in the heady days of the 90’s. Quickly realising that London legal life was not for her, she moved back to her home town in Dover, where she became Assistant Corporate Secretary to the Port of Dover. Headhunted in the Noughties to work for Eurotunnel, she worked in-house and found that this suited her can do/no-nonsense commercial mindset. However…

In 2007 whilst pregnant with her 2nd child, she found herself out of work and went back into private practice in the West End. The next few years were extremely challenging on a personal and professional level. Suffering burnout she began working as a consultant in 2012 as means of survival rather than a positive career choice. In 2022 at the ripe old age of 51, she finally decided the time was right to set up her own regulated legal firm, specialising in helping owner-managed businesses exit through sale.

Aly will share her insights on surviving in what is still a male dominated industry and designing a business that fits with her values as a compassionate, caring and ethical solicitor.

Rachel Emmerson

Rachel Emmerson, is a Partner in Accounts, Outsourcing and Business Services at Kreston Reeves. She went to Chatham Grammar School for Girls and qualified as a Chartered Certified accountant in 2013. During her time at Kreston Reeves, Rachel has gained a wide range of experience working with owner managed business of various sizes and sectors assisting them with their accounting, business tax and personal tax needs, together with business strategy and advisory work. 

Rachel also heads up the Debt Funding team supporting clients with debt management and in securing funding when required. She also has a keen interest in our most challenging global problems and believes in harnessing the power of business, getting companies to positively impact all stakeholders – workers, communities, customers and our planet. At our event she will be speaking about the BCorp movement and running a small ‘how to’ workshop after the main event.

The 2024 Networking Events Dates

Get these in your diary now!

SUMMER  Networking Brunch event Thursday 4 July 2024 (see above)
SUMMER SCHOOL AND MINI-MBA TASTER event Wednesday 14 August 2024
AUTUMN Networking Brunch event Thursday 10 October 2024
CHRISTMAS Networking Brunch event Thursday 5 December 2024

The August Mini-MBA Taster Day

Our next mini-MBA Taster event will be on Wednesday 14 August 2024 at Balfour Winery, Staplehurst, Kent TN12 0HT. Yum. Marvellous. The cost is £45. Join Susie, Sue and Deb for this fast-paced highly interactive session.

The content includes: 
A detailed look at your own company vision, strategy and brand.
Whether the right elements are in place for scale-up success. 
The development of your company strategy model, key client groups and routes to market.

To find out more about our presenter Susie Warran-Smith CBE DL, click here

.This event starts promptly at 9:30am with coffee and pastries and finish at 2:30pm after a delicious hot two course lunch - hope to see you there.

The next Mini-MBA course

The second cohort on the mini-MBA starts on Wednesday 2 October 2024
Find out more here.


Alongside our highly successful Breakthrough Women events with our wonderfully inspiring speakers, we also hold smaller mastermind round tables on key business topics.


Our exciting Mini-MBA especially designed for women in business. Modules include, marketing, finance, funding, business strategy and investor pitch development.


Deborah met Susie in 2015, and then went for a dog walk with Sue in lockdown. All three of them are real champions for working women. Read how these events were born.

Our events

Join us at our next event on 4 JULY. We inspire business women to go that bit further. Our motto is "when they say you can’t do it, do it twice and take pics."

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At our events we try to ensure we give some of our surplus to charity and our attendees also contribute when they can. Our charity for 2024 is Harmony Therapy Trust, for those living with cancer or other serious chronic life altering illnesses and who need extra support . Our JustGiving page is here, if you can donate we would be very grateful!