MEDIA RELEASE 05 September 2011
Women in business learn the power of an elevator pitch while speed networking
The Women in Business network had another highly successful and vibrant evening on 31 August where 50 women met to
network and to hear from Heather Hutchings about the importance of having a well prepared one minute elevator speech as
a marketing tool.
Those attending were then given the opportunity to put Heather’s great advice into practice with a speed networking
session, where each participant talked to another for one minute, before changing speaker (and chair) to repeat the
cycle with a different partner.
Women in Business Chair Jane Stevenson said “the noise levels were a great reflection of just how much talking and
marketing was going on. Speed networking is a fantastic way to raise your profile and to gather great leads on other
business women that we can potentially refer to others or use ourselves.”
The next Women in Business event is on 26 October that will feature a motivational speaker, Sarah Wilson, an Adventure
Coach who lives for inspirational adventure and who regularly speaks to raise money for Melanoma.
The Woman in Business network is a joint initiative between the Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce and the district’s
Economic Development Agency – Nature Coast Enterprise. The network is open to all women in the Kapiti and Horowhenua
region, who have their own business, or are either contractors or employed.