Diamonds: The exclusive network for high–performing women business leaders
What is Diamonds?
Run by women, for women, Diamonds is an exclusive network for female business leaders at the top of their respective professions. The aim of the network is to actively generate opportunities for women-led businesses, within a culture of kindness and support, and provide a safe space for mentoring, encouragement and peer-to-peer advice.
You’re ambitious and so are we. Diamonds has clear, tangible goals. We want to attract inward investment to women-led businesses, and secure more female representation at board and Non-Executive Director (NED) level at companies of all sizes, in all sectors. Ultimately, we want to move the dial, and actively increase the contribution of female-led businesses to UK GDP.
We passionately believe that women-led businesses are a force for good. The potential is there, so let’s maximise it, together.
Who is it for?
Established in 2022 by Liz Jackson MBE and likeminded professionals, Diamonds is aimed at women business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators in all sectors and/or all stages of business ownership.
The network is free to join by invitation. The only requirement is that members must have a growth mindset, be serious about scaling their business, and fully focused on realising the full potential of their company.
Founding members, friends, co-hosts and supporters include Alison Cooper of Alicia J Diamonds, Amanda Browning, Evelyn Partners, Freeths and Clarendon Fine Art.
Liz Jackson MBE, Director, BCMS
Why should I join?
How many other women entrepreneurs do you know currently? Statistics demonstrate that it’s hard enough being a female entrepreneur in the first place – and harder still to get the requisite funding and support to take your business to the next level. That so-called glass ceiling sometimes feels more like an iron roof. Incredibly, there are more Investment Fund Managers called Dave in the UK (68) than there are female fund managers (45) put together.
It’s so true that business is not just about what you know, but who you know. Diamonds brings amazing women business leaders together, where we share our expertise, advice, and contacts in a fun, friendly, open environment. You’ll meet women who have taken businesses from their spare room to multi-million revenue enterprises, and elite professionals who can help you access the advice, support and funding you need.
We run a series of regular events at locations around the country, with guest speakers, Q&A sessions, presentations – and a lot of laughs as a bonus.
Benefits to you
- Meet new professional contacts and build your little black books
- Actionable advice and support from businesswomen who’ve built, scaled and sold businesses
- Support and encouragement from your peers on your next steps
- Friendship and fun: thrive in a safe space with likeminded individuals
- It’s often lonely at the top – not any more
To join Diamonds, please contact us.
Rosemary Conley CBE – panelist at a Diamonds event
What participants are saying
“It was the best networking event I have ever been to! Such an incredible calibre of people.”
“What a wonderful, uplifting and inspiring event! [With] warm and interesting conversations, this network is a very special gathering.”
“A great event. The panel were amazing and so refreshing to hear the reality of leading businesses, the good and the bad.”
“Thanks so much for such an enjoyable, inspirational evening!”