There is an abundant amount of women empowerment and networking events circulating heavily in every state across the country right now. Women entrepreneurs are on the rise, and there is a high demand of needing both guidance and inspiration. These workshops are created to cater to what women (and mompreneurs) may need to learn in order to get up, get out, and make their dreams happen! Women empowerment events should be used as a tool to help fuel your ambition. It is best that you walk away from each event that you attend with a token of knowledge and insight. But, how should you go about doing so? With the cost of most event tickets averaging over $100, your goal of every event should be to soak up as much information as you can and maximize on it!
Here are 7 ways to get the most out of women empowerment and networking events.
1. Choose Wisely
With so many events to choose from, attendees are often left to make a huge decision before purchasing a ticket. As a budding entrepreneur, managing your budget is extremely important and you want to be sure to make the right choice. Attending an event equates to investing in your business and your craft. Make sure the event that you attend, pertains to the message that you are looking for.
2. Do Your Research
Most empowerment/networking events are composed of a panel of successful women. There may be a panelist or two that you aren’t familiar with or maybe never heard of. Upon purchasing your ticket to the event, you should begin to conduct research of each speaker. This will help you to fully prepared for what each panelist may have to offer. You will have a head start and walk in ready to learn!
Organizing an event can be extremely stressful and overwhelming, in which help is always needed. Contacting the group behind planning the affair, to volunteer a helping hand will speak volumes. It shows an initiative of support and encouragement of the event. Working behind the scenes may also give you insight from a different point of view of actually seeing how much hard work it takes to produce a successful workshop. You may even gain the advantage of working directly with the panelists and learning firsthand!
4. Take An Accountability Partner
There’s nothing better than having someone to push you along in the right direction during your journey. Take an accountability partner with you to the event to help assist you in staying focused beyond the event. It feels so good to team up for a power packed #GirlPower session with a like-minded person. It’s also an awesome reason to have a girl’s day out of learning and inspiration. You’ll always be able to reference back to each other about certain details, as well as keeping the purpose of the event going by empowering each other!
5. Take Notes
You’ve made the right decision, you’ve purchased your ticket and now it’s time to learn! The point of the occasion is to digest all of the great information and grow from it. Take a notebook and write down any key pointers that stick out to you the most. Later on down the line, whenever you’re feeling low and in need of some motivation, you can refer back to your notes and feel inspired all over again. The notes will always be a continuous reminder of what you learned and become the boost that you need!
6. Ask Questions
Make it personal. Come equipped with questions to ask the speakers that you feel are most important to you. When it’s time for Q&A, you’ll be prepared with topics that may not have been answered during the discussion. You want to feel like you’re walking away with information that directly pertains to you. You may also want to see if it is possible to obtain the contact information of the featured guests, to connect outside of the event.
7. Connect With Other Attendees
Not only may you walk away filled with the feeling that you can now go forth and conquer the world, but you may walk away with new relationships to build with. Connecting with other attendees could spark a movement of unity and the possibilities are endless of what may become of them. Be sure to start a conversation with someone that you didn’t come with and see where it may lead you!on