We actually can’t believe it but we have turned one! How did that happen so quickly?!?!
It was in February 2014 that Panna had organised an ‘Asian Women in Business’ networking event in Ealing. She had connected with me as she had heard that I was passionate about empowering more Asian women into starting and growing their business. She invited me to speak at her event where I shared my vision along with success tips. At the end of the Panna I and had a loooong chat about our shared vision, values and ambitions we decided it made sense to partner…and that’s how Asian Women MEAN Business came about!
It’s been an interesting journey that has involved events in London & Birmingham, tv appearances, radio interviews, a monthly page in a newspaper, MP’s, talks, award ceremonies , invitations to many influential events! We’re most proud of watching our community thrive. Seeing women collaborate with each other, push and champion each other to strive for further success – it really has been an honor to witness!
It would be a lie if I said it was all plain sailing, we have had moments of doubt, have had to reign back our ambitions so that we are building a sustainable organisation, not least balancing our other commitments with AWMB. But there are no regrets only pride and gratitude at how far we have come and what we have achieved.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way – we appreciate the support!
We celebrated our fist anniversary where it all started at Ealing Golf Club attending an event arranged by three wonderful ladies in our community – a very fitting way to celebrate our first year!
Here’s to another fantastic year!