First Female Entrepreneur's Lounge

Alright ladies, there seems to have been a mix up. While this was originally intended as an online hangout, many rsvp'd thinking it was an in-person meeting. Given that, I decided to go ahead and make this a quick, intimate, informal, in-person networking session. This location is a few blocks from BART in Berkeley. Sorry for the confusion!

We'll schedule another online hangout for another time if people are interested.

I will schedule our next Meetup in San Francisco with a full program and a speaker, so stay tuned!

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  • Akasha

    It was great to meet all of you. I've been trying out a number of meet ups and this is the first one where I came away excited and eager to see everyone again at the next one.

    1 · April 7

    • Alyssa M.

      Thanks for helping make our first Meetup such a success Akasha!

      April 10

  • Alyssa M.

    Thanks Christine! And and thanks Carol for coming yesterday. I really enjoyed getting to know you ladies and having a lot of my questions answered! I am out all weekend but will send an email Monday about options for our next Meetup and our prize winner (remember, there's a prize). Cheers and thanks again ladies!

    April 5

  • Christine

    Look forward to another vis a vis with other women entrepreneurs. The ladies I'd met today were all so inspiring and great to talk to - just real women. I not only got to address my entrepreneurial interests, but also got to simply enjoy myself. Thank you everyone for making a great meetup today, especially Alyssa for organizing this in the first place! Cheers! Chris

    April 4

  • Christine

    Thank you Alyssa for organizing this. Great job! It was great to meet everyone and what a convenient and tasteful venue! I look forward to another face to face meetup as I'm not really an internet kinda gal. Each of the ladies were and are stellar in their own way - thank you all for your time and energy today.
    Chris

    April 4

  • Carol

    Good to meet everyone briefly, sorry I was late. Prefer a quieter place where we can have intros we can all hear. Enthusiasm for meeting was nice.

    April 4

  • Carol

    Good to meet everyone briefly, sorry I was late. Prefer a quieter place where we can have intros we can all hear. Enthusiasm for meeting was nice.

    April 4

  • Kristen

    Okay! I'll be interested in the SF meeting :)

    April 4

  • Kelli

    Unfortunately, I cannot find a sitter for my son at this time. Really bummed that I have to miss out on the first meeting. I'm hoping to be able to attend the others.

    1 · April 3

    • Kelli

      Found a sitter last minute! :)

      1 · April 3

  • Christine

    Alyssa,
    Look forward to meeting you and everyone there. Thank you for this reminder and for your energy and enthusiasm. Congrats on the baby!
    Chris

    April 2

  • Alyssa M.

    Hi ladies, don't forget we are meeting this Friday at 3:30 at Revival Bar and Kitchen in Berkeley! Meet me at the bar for open seating. I will have a little table top sign, but also I will be easy to spot because I will be the only heavily pregnant person sitting at a bar. After enough people have arrived, I will lead us through a couple of ice breakers. Cheers!

    1 · April 1

  • Faith

    Yay, happy this is happening in Berkeley, and in person!

    April 1

  • R. E.

    I second the idea to meet at café Leila in Berkeley!

    March 14

  • Christine

    Hi Alyssa, will this meetup be primarily through a facebook interface? If it is, I don't know if this is the right place for me as I am very low tech - tech stuff just does not appeal to me much. I prefer in real time. Please help to clarify when you get a chance. I do want to say that I'm excited about this meetup.
    Chris

    March 14

  • Lynne L.

    I'm just wondering if you all know about NAWBO? They have a lot of events in SF and varios other locations.
    That is National Association of Women Business Owners.

    March 13

  • Alyssa M.

    **Important, please read** So I originally set the April 4 date as an Online Google Hangout. That's why I penciled it in for the middle of the workday. But, it looks like enough people RSVP'd thinking it was an in-person Meetup. So, what the heck, let's just Meet-up in person for a nice Friday afternoon burst of networking! I will schedule another online hangout at another time if people are interested in that.

    I'm calling a few restaurants and pubs in Berkeley because it looks like enough of us (including myself) live in the East Bay. Thanks for all your suggestions, I will have a location for you soon!

    I'm very sorry for the confusion and I'm sorry if this excludes some people from being able to go. I'll do a better job next time of communicating what it is we're doing next time.

    March 12

    • Krista P.

      It would be great if in the future we could have some of the meetups in SF. Or if in Berkeley, close enough to a BART station.

      2 · March 13

  • Krista P.

    I'd love to join the introduction Hangout! Unfortunately it's a time right in between standing appointments. It's my transit time. I'm really excited about this group though and would love to join next time.

    March 13

  • Yi-Chun Maria C.

    Me, too. I work in South SF. It's hard to cross the bridge at that time~~ :) but I would love to meet you girls next time.

    March 12

  • Audrey B.

    Sorry but I won't be able to make it to Berkeley, let me know if you are organizing anything in downtown SF :)

    1 · March 12

  • Carol

    I like Cafe Leila in Berkeley, not far from University Exit on San Pablo

    March 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in the East Bay.

    March 11

  • Leesa T.

    What location are you interested in? SF? I like the notion of doing business.. but we need to meet each other first and start from there! Thanks so much..

    March 11

  • Lynne L.

    I love the idea - but not the "lounging" part so much. I'd like a business oriented group.

    March 11

    • A former member
      A former member

      I agree--most of us are ONLINE a great deal of time re: our independent business undertakings

      March 11

  • Carol

    Hi, I prefer in or near Berkeley.

    March 11

  • darrow

    The Irish Bank Home
    www.theirishbank.com/‎

    Pretty cool place for meetups - big patio.

    March 10

    • A former member
      A former member

      a bit far for me...sf or Berkeley works on this end

      March 10

  • Leticia C.

    Hola,
    im not quite sure where everyone is from, but I do have a suggestion for the meet ups. There are some awesome wineries that hold wine tasting events regularly. I think this would be an awesome meet up. There are 2 that I know of in alameda pricing is very reasonable.

    2 · March 10

  • Patricia H.

    Depends on location for event!

    March 9

  • Kristen

    Looking forward to meeting everyone! I'm an Emotional Eating Expert in the SF Bay Area :).

    March 9

  • Alyssa M.

    Hey gals. If Friday at 3:30 p.m. is an inopportune time please let me know. I am pretty flexible.

    March 7

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