The Freelance Women’s Network will be launched on the 29th May with the aim of bringing women together to share their experience and expertise.
The event, which is organised by PCG, the representative body for independent professionals and freelancers, is the first in a series of networking events for female freelancers that will be rolled out across the country.
Providing female freelancers with a community is all the more important, as research commissioned by PCG shows there has been a significant increase in the number of females choosing freelancing as their form of work. Four out of ten freelancers are now women, with the amount of freelance mothers rising by 24% over the past three years.
Julie Stewart, Chairman of PCG, said:
“The purpose of the Women’s Freelance Network is to provide a platform for freelance women to come together with like-minded individuals and share tips, advice and experiences in a relaxed environment.
“More and more women are choosing this way of working. It is a positive career choice whether you are a mother looking to find the right work/life balance or a successful businesswoman frustrated within the confines of working for someone else.”
For Julie, who is herself a freelancer, the events will help build a community feel in what can be an isolated form of work. She said:
“These events will also be a great opportunity to get advice from the experts on everything you need to know if you are considering going solo. If you are thinking about taking the plunge and starting a business the event will be a great opportunity to learn everything you need to know to get started.”
The first event will be held at the Club Workspace in Chancery Lane, London – a drop-in co-working space for freelancers, entrepreneurs and independent professionals.
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