Catching up with our Hitchin Network
Recently we caught up with Jen Tiller of Reality Quest, our Hitchin WiRE Network Leader. Like all our Network Leaders Jen is a volunteer, she runs the network group alongside her business and she is a WiRE member. Jen was the second network leader the group had had when she took over from Julie Foster last year. We only expect our network leaders to be in post for a year but they often stay longer because they enjoy it and there is more they want to do.
Jen recently organised a Visitors Day for the network group with the added lure of a dessert buffet. Money raised from the evening went to a charity. “We ended up with 27 women and there was a tremendous buzz in the room,” The evening was such a success that Jen is planning to hold another visitors evening which will support a different charity in a few months time.
“Being with people in the same boat, with people you can rely on and ask any question,” is what works well at the Hitchin WiRE Network, believes Jen, “it’s nuturing, while also being of real value to experienced business women.”
We love talking to our Network Leaders, each WiRE network is as unique as the businesses within them, but their enthusiasm and committment to supporting rural business women is the same.