In March 2010 I had the honour of launching Social Media Women with Catriona Pollard. I met Catriona though social media and she shared her vision of supporting women in social media and making their voice heard, and I want to be a part of that! In March 2012, Catriona left the group, we wish her every success and thank her for her commitment.
Social Media Women is a formal networking group that encourages and assists women to participate more prominently in social media.
Having recognised the important role women play in social media, the group aims to give women a voice in all areas of social media. It’s a place to connect and share to support each other and build a community.
Social media comes naturally to women. We are networkers, nurturers, gatherers, builders of villages and communicators.
Women want inspiration and collaboration, support and confidence. We don’t want self proclaimed social media guru’s pushing them to the sidelines.
With Social Media Women we have created a safe place for women to gain experience and confidence to ask questions, learn and challenge themselves to grow, evolve and aspire.
It’s a strategic group. It’s more than just talking about social media tools. It’s about taking a step back and seeing the big picture. It’s about collaboration and nurturing of ideas and creating change from them.
Social Media Women welcomes all women whether working on their own or in an existing company, business, organisation or still studying. It’s for women that are interested in media, networking, communications and exploring the new ways people are communicating.
At the meeting along with social media discussions, public speaking and networking opportunities, an open forum is held to toss around ideas for speaking topics as conferences arise. This will lend to the group’s lobbying efforts to secure more female speakers at social media conferences.
Social Media Women is both online and in person, with meetings taking place on the second week of every month.
In 2012, I started the initiative of supporting charities via a $10 registration fee. To learn more, click here.
For more information, please visit the website: www.socialmediawomen.wordpress.com
Come along to our next meeting to meet inspiring and everyday women using social media!