Celebrating women in business on 11th July

Every day – and not just the 8th of March – should be a cause for celebration of the women who follow their dream by taking the enterpreneurial challenge and of the emerging young talent who represent the next generation of women in business.

With this in mind, Malta BNI is organising an event called ‘Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs’ which is targetted at entrepreneurs and at those who would like to promote further their respective established or even start-up business through networking.

The networking buffet dinner event will be held on Thursday 11th July 2019 at the Royal Hall, The Palace Hotel in Sliema at 7.30pm for 8pm.

Over the years and across the 70+ countries where it is actively present, BNI (www.bni.com) has helped hundreds of women entrepreneurs to grow their business, whether it is just a start-up or an already recognised business. Through its unique system of more than 9,500 chapters, it has given them the opportunity to expand and grow their business in other countries as well.

“This networking event is a great opportunity to pay tribute to all the wonderful women who, with great commitment and facing added challenges, endeavour towards their brand’s success, while contributing to the Maltese economy, not least by offering employment to other women and men. The reality is that some of these businesses cannot afford to advertise – at least, not extensively – so Malta BNI would like to offer them a different visibility opportunity to generate more business for them and to help gain further credibility and growth,” said Malta BNI national director David Bullock.

“The brainchild of our ambassador and public affairs director Carmel Bonello, this event will pay tribute to women entrepreneurs, and in particular to those who have launched their business this century. Through its core values, Malta BNI can offer them recognition, lifelong learning, innovation, mentoring, connections, ability to speak in public, and a positive attitude – all in the spirit of givers’ gain. Many are those who speak about women’s empowerment but at BNI we have been actually making this a reality for the last 30 years globally and for the last seven years in Malta,” said Mr Bullock. “Through this event, Malta BNI is offering them a platform for their creavity, innovation and passion and a level and equal playing field with men.”

“This follows the highly successful BNI National Networking Day and the BNI Awards Dinner held respectively in January and March this year. BNI now has five chapters in Malta. We are encouraging our members to bring visitors to this innovative event to create even more opportunities for increased networking, and the opportunity to pass and receive quality business referrals. If you have not yet experienced BNI for yourself, I personally invite you to attend our event on 11th July, be welcomed, enjoy an excellent buffet dinner including drinks, while doing business networking,” said Carmel Bonello.

Registration for ‘Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs’ is open either via Malta BNI Chapters’ social event coordinators or by sending a €35 early bird cheque per person addressed to Malta BNI with the respective participant’s name and surname, name of company and nature of the business to Malta BNI, c/o BPC International, PO Box 412, Valletta VLT 1000 by 5th July 2019. Late payments pay €42 pp. Participants can do 1-2-1 meetings with other participants they would have met for the first time. It is recommended that one brings along some 100 business cards.

To find out more about BNI and its chapters in Malta, please contact Carmel Bonello at carmel.bonello@bpc.com.mt

Paula Fleri-Soler

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