Women and Asian, if you are both, more often than not you are not allowed to have fun. We have started a networking time for women in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s to come forward and break these customary traditions. The society will be called or we have named it “networking through story telling”
We plan to meet once a month starting this January. The society will bring together many entrepreneur women who would like to share their experience and adventures. Initially this society will be set up in Seoul but we have already received requests from other cities in Asia to start women entrepreneurs in their respective cities.
There will be 8 co-founders in every city. Since we believe that this step is taken for the youth and future generation there will be only 25% cofounders over the age of 40. This means that only 2 cofounder over the age of 40 in one city. The other six women will be comprised of two women in their teens and 20’s as we focus on this generation more than the ones that are older. The remaining 2 women will be entrepreneurs in their 30’s.
We plan to meet once a month in a local bar or coffee shop. The idea is not to socialize only but to form a strong network like it is being done in the western world. The first meet up will be aimed at breaking the ice and knowing each other well. We intend to keep the group small with the maximum number of participants being 15.
All the sessions will be in English but it is not necessary that you speak like an American. We want our younger generation to learn the language and culture of the west so it is easier for them to infuse-in once they start their journeys to far-fletched lands. As you read this we have chapters springing up in Vietnam, Philippine and Singapore.
The usual method of teaching such entrepreneur and travelling skill is by the old mentor and mentee method. However, we feel that is in an outdated and boring concept which takes a lot of time but hardly teaches anything. The group method is widely accepted now and we will also use the same.
Every co-founder of the group will bring something to the table. The ones in their 30’s and 40’s will share their life experience as a woman in their respective fields. However, the younger generation will add spice to the group by floating their ideas and the way they want to change the world. They can also get reality checks from the women who have walked the rope earlier.
This will be a worldwide movement and the doors to this society will be opened to women of all ages, especially the young and motivated ones. This will be a genuine opportunity for all of us women folk to stand up for each other. If you want to start a chapter in your city you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org