Intimate dinners for
businesswomen seeking connection and growth

Join us for connection & inspiring conversations

📕 ConnectWorking (noun): An intimate, dinner-based gathering that facilitates deep and meaningful connections among businesswomen through shared stories, ideas, and insights in a supportive, personal environment.

It's true, my word may not be in the Oxford Dictionary yet, but I'm lobbying for its inclusion and the 180+ women who have come to these dinners so far would be the first to sign the petition!

ConnectWorking dinners bring together a diverse group of businesswomen to have a lively conversation over good food in a great restaurant.

These evenings are for those of us who own and run service-based businesses, practices and consultancies because, even if we have a team, we often feel isolated, lacking a sounding board to bounce our ideas off.

Access to new perspectives and people who can expand our thinking and our networks is invaluable - we weren't designed to do business and life alone!

These are intimate experiences. There are a maximum of 10 women around the table so you can easily share your thoughts and listen to and learn from the experiences and insights of others. It's all about making connections between people, ideas, and possibilities.

I call it "Connectworking"

Conferences, events, networking sessions, social media all have their place and I enjoy them, but they often don't allow the time and space for the deeper conversations where connection truly flourishes.

The exchange of ideas, shared stories and insights, honesty about hopes and plans and fears, are the things that can make a difference to how you feel.

And how you feel makes a huge difference to what you realise is possible for you as a businesswoman.

I limit the seats at each dinner to 10 guests to ensure an intimate and inclusive experience. This allows everyone opportunity to be seen, heard, and understood with ample room for contribution. I guarantee you'll leave feeling uplifted, having made new friends and likely expanded your thinking.

The meal

You'll be enjoying a delicious 2-course meal (main and dessert) with several choices available, a drink is provided on arrival as is sparkling mineral water throughout the evening. Additional beverages are at your own expense. Special dietary requirements are always catered for when you let us know before the evening.

Before each event, I'll be in touch to introduce you to your fellow diners and to provide details of our "conversation starter topic" for the evening. This is just one way I ensure your experience is welcoming, enjoyable and valuable.

How guests describe the evenings

Linda Addison Personal Stylist

LInda Addision Bottle Green and Yellow

Interesting conversations and good food are often promised but rarely delivered. This is not the case with a dinner hosted by Angela. Her event prep includes sending links to articles relevant to the topic - I took action because of one of them with positive results which was fab for me.

For the event itself, Angela is a consummate host from preplanning the seating through to guiding a structured discussion of the theme.

I recommend a dinner hosted by Angela. You will find the food is delish but the conversation which Angela expertly guides more so.

Sonya Tirtajaya Community Shapers

"I am very over the standard networking type events, and this was a breath of fresh air, and just what I needed. It was truly a fantastic evening. The company was so refreshing, and honest, and supportive right from the get-go. No facades, or pretences, but genuine sharing of the experience of being a human forging your own purposeful business... I felt buoyed and inspired during and afterwards, and learnt so much".

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Anita Gilbert, Founder Flex Body

"It's just so good to connect with other women to widen my outlook. It's been incredibly busy but a little lonely lately. The discussion widened my perspective, and it was really refreshing to meet other women in such different areas and on different journeys. The group dynamic worked well with everyone able to have a voice - we could have chatted for many more hours!

You completely nail the right amount of chat and the right amount of interaction and constructive discussion. You are such an inspiration, and I am incredibly fulfilled each time we connect".

Kylie Holyland Executive Coach Ascend HR

"I arrived with curiosity and an open mind and left heartful – and wiser – Angela encouraged meaningful conversation and connections between us and we all left replete in mind and appetite.

It was wonderful - no one had an agenda, everyone was humble and appreciative, we were all curious and grateful to be in the space that had been created. I enjoyed the diversity of women at the table and the depth of intimacy that was achieved so quickly. I thought that the women who attended were interesting, kind, compassionate and intelligent".

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Alison Abernethy - Declutr and less more with less

Alison Abernethy Professional Organiser Declutr

"I detest mainstream networking events, mainly because they’re usually at a ridiculously early time of the day but also because I don’t feel I’m making real or valuable connections with the other attendees. This event sounded intriguing - deeper and more meaningful than a traditional networking event so I arrived with an open mind and a hopeful heart.

I enjoyed everything! The conversations and connections were fascinating and much deeper than any other event. This is like no other business event you’ve ever attended. Get ready to be enlightened, uplifted and energised!".

Kim Crowley Personal Stylist Style Sense

"Your expertise, approach and philosophy is incredible and I find it fascinating to listen to you and to meet the women you work with. I LOVE the way you bring women together in a relaxed yet professional way, that’s a very fine line to walk. The evening was informative, insightful, fun, connective, reassuring, inspiring - particularly when you hear women who have been to some dark places and come back stronger than ever"

Kim Crowley - Personal Stylist

Questions often asked:

Who is your host?

Hi, I’m Angela Raspass, and I’m a Business Strategist and Mentor supporting women who own and operate established, service-based businesses to move into their next chapter with new clarity, revised strategy, and increased impact.

I'd love to welcome you to a dinner to connect with new people, ideas, and possibilities in a relaxed and dynamic atmosphere - we manage to create both!

Angela Raspass - A Strategist and Self-leadership Coach for businesswomen