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News from Carolyn Banks, Venus CEO

1512, 2017

Newsletter from Carolyn Banks, CEO – December 2017

So here we are in mid-December on the last gasp run up to Xmas. The last month for me has been a whirlwind as I’ve been travelling and attending most of the Regional Xmas parties. It’s been adorable to meet and see you all and put faces to the names that I know via FB and via our system. We are lucky to have such wonderful women in this community. It makes all the hard work so very worthwhile! And as for the weather – hasn’t it been wonderful? I ordered a long hot summer, and it seems like Santa is delivering it early – long may it last! So what have I been up to? First and foremost Yolanda Alba, our new National Manager, and I have been doing some planning – hold on to your hats, Venus is going to rock 2018 big time! We’ve been finalising the [...]

2111, 2017

Newsletter from Carolyn Banks, CEO – November 2017

So it’s mid November, and the Xmas preparations are in full swing. Ho, ho, ho – I swear the run up to Xmas starts earlier every year, the first decorations I saw up were in September. So how’s the Xmas shopping going and all the preparations? The next couple of weeks is a Xmas whirlwind for me with all the Regional Xmas parties, hope to see you there. Other than Venus I’ve been working hard on my boat. Every two years you need to take the boat out of the water, scrape the gunge off the bottom and repaint it with antifoul. I did four days of 10 hours per day hard physical work – I had some labourers to help me but learned that I need more brawn next time around as it's not work I love! All that being said, my boat is sparkling inside and out, I’ve [...]

2310, 2017

Newsletter from Carolyn Banks, CEO – October 2017

So it’s mid October and school holidays are over again. I swear this year is on ‘fast forward’! I have just got back from a week in Noumea sailing, snorkelling, sleeping and lying on the beach were also on the menu – oh and my French has improved markedly – mostly used for ordering food and wine so don’t ask me to have a full on conversation! Was nice to completely get away from everything. It’s amazing how having a break brings me back to Venus with even more energy and enthusiasm – looking after yourself feels great! So what have I been up to? Finalising the magazine, it has been a lot of fun and a really good learning curve for me as well. Have had a lot of help from others who are more experienced than me and I’m quite proud of the result. I’ve also been looking [...]

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Here are some of the most common questions asked by members

It’s a one-on-one intentional business that you have with another Venus woman. It’s how women will get to know you, and how you get to know them. We recommend you have at least one RAVE a week until you’ve met everyone in your group. We also encourage you to use a RAVE form – you can find these in your member handbook.
Approach a member after a meeting or give her a call and ask her to have a RAVE with you. Simple as that. Remember, every woman in Venus wants to grow her network so she’ll most likely be very keen to meet. Some women have lots of RAVE’s already booked in so they may need to book you in, in a few weeks.
Yes you can, as long as there is not a member representing the same profession as you. If you’re keen to visiting a group please email your Regional Manager (her contact details are here). She’ll make sure there are no profession cross overs, make sure there is space to visit and will organise one for you. These are free and an amazing way to grow your network, meet more Venusians and have more women meet you.
A Power RAVE is a meeting with your Regional Manager and ITS ALL ABOUT YOU!

First and foremost its free, but its also a really good way to make sure you maximise the investment you’ve made in your membership. Your Regional Manager is aware of the membership in the region and can ‘matchmake’ introductions for you to other businesswomen you are may be able to work alongside. She is the one that has the introductory conversations with each and every member so has a good understanding of who our members are. Additionally she knows the resources available, not only within the region, but nationally within Venus as well. To book a Power RAVE please call your Regional Manager.

These free two hour workshops are run every quarter in each region. Please check out our events page for specific dates and times. To register please contact your Regional Manager.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do at Venus; how we live, how we work and how we serve the New Zealand business community. Our culture provides a foundation to achieve our purpose: to empower New Zealand women to thrive. They include:

You can read how our we commit our actions to living these values here. 

These will be launching around each region over 2016. The purpose of them is to foster business within Venus and outside of Venus. We’re living our value of collaboration and mixing it with our philosophy of abundance. It’s taking what we do in our group meetings to the next level of pro-activity and accountability. These are for women who are in similar fields and professions, working with similar clients. They involve a facilitated quarterly get together to brainstorm about how they can help one another and foster business. Women must be members of a Venus Networking Group to attend one of these gatherings.
From events, training, Academy courses and building your network, there is always plenty happening. Regular newsletters keep you updated as well as our Facebook page and groups. You are always welcome to ask any questions or tell us your suggestions. Visit the contact page here.
You can network with any Venus member by RAVEing. Even if you do not live nearby you can RAVE by Skype or phone.
When you become a member you will be given a log in to the members area and your profile. Here you can upload photos, link to your social networks and wesbite. You can be quite creative; add testimonials, recommendations, offers and lots more. Take a look at other members profiles in the group directory list.
Read more about advertising opportunities on the Venus Magazine page. 

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