All women working in the golf business are invited to take part in the industry’s new network. In all, 32 women attended the forum at BTME, including greenkeepers, students, PR and marketing, press, sales and governing body representativesThe first Women’s Networking Forum for the golf business provided the opportunity for women to meet colleagues, especially those working in the fine turf industryt. The venture was the brainchild of Duncan McGilvary, of Potters Bar Golf Club, and Rosie Hancher, BIGGA sales manager, who both felt that the forum would be an ideal way for what is a relatively small minority within the industry to meet informally and chat about their experiences in the fine turf world.
Both Rosie and Duncan gave short talks during the meeting, before Selina Flynn, Ransomes Jacobsen communications and promotions manager, and Siobhan Harper, marketing manager at the Institute of Groundsmanship, spoke about their rise through the ranks of the industry and the importance of creating contacts and meeting like minded people.
“The forum was a huge success and we are really pleased to have provided such an excellent opportunity for women to meet up and start networking. There are at least sixty females working in some capacity just within the fine turf industry, never mind all the other sectors of the golf business. It is crucial that they make contact with each other, as this can certainly help their careers and the industry as a whole,” said Rosie Hancher.
The forum was such a success that a second has already been planned, to be held on the second day of SALTEX 2005. Any female interested in attending this forum or keen to gain more information on women’s networking should contact Rosie by email, firstname.lastname@example.org