Future Events:

Save The Dates:

7th July 2022:  BWL Summer Lunch (12:00-15:00)

14th September 2022: Virtually Golf Event (18:00-19:30)

Online booking will be available at least four weeks in advance of all events

Past Events:

July 2020: Sam Kendall of Kendall Training

Mentally Staying on Top Business Women’s Link hosted our first Zoom Room

Sam shared her knowledge and advice on ways of staying on top mentally – which became a hot topic during the protected lockdown.  She spoke about what mental health actually is and what risk factors there are, but also what protective factors we all have.  Sam shared some really powerful differentiation between empathy and sympathy.  Sam made the session fun, engaging and very thought-provoking.

East Midlands Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year finalist is 2019, Sam is a highly -qualified frontline emergency ambulance medic with years of experience.

She now passes her lifesaving skills on to other through her training programmes and has contracts with large businesses.  One is the RAF who selected her to deliver mental health training to personnel, along with physical first aid training.  Professional and passionate, Sam is constantly in demand and was perfect for our online get-together.

December 2019: Christmas Lunch at Branston Hall

Members and guests enjoyed a delicious three-course lunch, followed by a key note speech from City of Lincoln Council Chief Executive Angela Andrews.  Angela shared her journey “From Cashier to Chief Executive” and the attendees enjoyed festive music from violinist Stephen Clarke.

The legendary raffle raised £452 for Lincolnshire YMCA and the network also donated essential toiletries (including toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gels, deodorants and other personal care items).

November 2019: Sue Ritchie

Tips for career and personal success

Leadership coach and author Sue Ritchie shared her hot tips for ways to boost confidence and scale the career ladder.

Sue shared lots of ideas of how women can make a bigger impact in the workplace and enjoy greater job satisfaction, talking about a range of topics under the headings:  Beyond the Imposter – How to Show Up and Shine; Finding Your Inner Leader and Developing Your Voice and Raising Your Profile and Creating an Impact.

Sue brought copies of her latest book, launched earlier this year, called: “Strategies for Being Visible: 14 Profile-Raising Ideas for Emerging Female Leaders.”


September 2019: Rachel Linstead

Firecracker: Top Ten Tips for being happy, healthy and productive

Rachel focused her session on workplace health and how people can be more productive, by paying attention to their nutrition, health and wellbeing.

“Whether people work for themselves or are part of a business team, being productive daily is a great way to achieve your goals,” said Rachel, sharing her passion that workplace health and wellbeing is something that everyone should prioritise.  It is key to being successful at work and in your home life.

July 2019: Summer Lunch

We were thrilled to introduce Carol Shakespeare-Eyley as our keynote speaker.  Carol’s story inspired and motivated everyone, showing how a determined young woman fought alongside others to change history by working with the Movement of the Ordination of Women (MOW).  Efforts were rewarded when, in 2014, the first woman was ordained a Bishop in the Church of England.  History was made, thanks to Carol and MOW’s energetic and determined fight.

As always, we focused on raising funds for our nominated charity, YMCA Lincolnshire, for 2019.  The raffle prizes were plentiful, generously provided by members and supporters, with £530 raised.  We also have focused donations of not needed toiletries, sanitary produces, hair brushes and much more.  Caroline Killeavy, CEO of YMCA Lincolnshire, joined us at the event and had more donations than her car could carry