She Mentors is a MeetUp group for women in business. It's a mentorship group, somewhere we can come to inspire, connect and support each other. In our regular events, held in Melbourne, Australia, we come together to brainstorm ideas, set business goals and champion the next generation of female CEOs. All while drinking a glass of wine (or two)!
Each event has a different topic or theme and features two keynote speakers. It's here we celebrate the successes – and failures – of our businesses. We discuss the challenges women face in the workplace. We listen to success stories, we hear about the struggles and we offer advice, support and constructive criticism.
She Mentors welcomes fresh faces, innovative ideas and women of all ages and backgrounds to join the revolution.
There is tremendous power in women supporting other women
I was incredibly inspired when I read about the 'amplification strategy', coined by the women of the White House in 2016. When President Obama took office, two-thirds of his top aides were men. Women complained of having to elbow their way into important meetings – and when they got in, their voices were sometimes ignored. So they adopted a meeting strategy called 'amplification': when a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, crediting the woman who came up with it, and forcing others to acknowledge that women had just as much to contribute.
So, if you feel as inspired as I did, please express interest in joining this group and we can organise the first meet up! Please also join the private Facebook group so we can keep the conversation going.