What we're about

Calling all female founders and women in business!

Join me for a friendly evening of peer-to-peer business support where we help each other find solutions, generate new ideas, and meet like-minded people!

If you would like to grow your business and your professional network, but are tired of the more traditional business networking events, then you will like our Meetup group! At each Meetup, there is a female founder-led talk with Q&A, followed by a peer support group session during which you have the chance to solve each other's business challenges or seek feedback on an idea.

Our Mission

The Thrive Effect is a purpose-led membership organisation on a mission to give female founders and women in business the inspiration, knowledge and connections they need to build a small business that lasts.

Our Activities

We have created a digital platform https://www.thethriveeffect.co.uk containing inspirational interviews, high-quality learning materials, a skills audit tool and a business directory “with a human touch” as well as a private, peer support community on LinkedIn (for our Thrive+ members).

We also host our monthly Thrive Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Thrive-Brightons-Small-Business-Meetup-for-Female-Founders/) group in Brighton (with over 650 members), and we plan to create new groups in other towns and cities across Sussex over the next 12 months with the support of our Thrive+ members.

Our Social Purpose

As a social enterprise, our purpose is to boost female entrepreneurship in the UK by increasing the number of female-led small businesses so that it is at least equal to the number of male-led small businesses.

Our Vision

By 2025, we want to have supported over 10,000 women to have developed their own business, social enterprise or creative practice.

Our Values

We pride ourselves on following a “no bullshit” approach to business support.

We deliver practical business support which is inspiring, informative and accessible to a diverse range of female founders. We are proactive, and most importantly, authentic.

Upcoming events (5+)

Thrive's Meetup for Female Founders and Women in Business

Barclays Eagle Labs

£5.00

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders and Women in Business is a two-hour event for any female entrepreneur, creative, or changemaker who would like to find solutions, generate new ideas, and meet like-minded people. Bring your thinking caps, an open mind, and a willingness to help other women in business! Catherine Pope, Financial Coach, will be sharing her expertise on 'How to Get Your Pricing Right'. Catherine’s talk will be followed by our peer support group sessions.

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders is a two-hour peer-to-peer business support session for any female entrepreneur, creative, or changemaker who would like to find solutions, generate new ideas, and meet like-minded people. Bring your thinking caps, an open mind, and a willingness to help other women in business! This event is free. Free drinks will be provided!

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders is a two-hour peer-to-peer business support session for any female entrepreneur, creative, or changemaker who would like to find solutions, generate new ideas, and meet like-minded people. Bring your thinking caps, an open mind, and a willingness to help other women in business! This event is free. Free drinks will be provided!

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders is a two-hour peer-to-peer business support session for any female entrepreneur, creative, or changemaker who would like to find solutions, generate new ideas, and meet like-minded people. Bring your thinking caps, an open mind, and a willingness to help other women in business! This event is free. Free drinks will be provided!

Past events (14)

Thrive's Meetup for Female Founders and Women in Business

Barclays Eagle Labs

£5.00

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