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News from Carolyn Banks, Venus CEO

2506, 2018

Newsletter from Carolyn Banks, CEO, June 2018

Hi Ladies, well winter is well and truly on us isn’t it, brrrr… as much as I love summer, something is comforting about getting back into boots and winter gear, and I’ll admit my new faux fur addiction is coming along rather nicely! Apologies for the lack of contact, I just realised over the weekend that I never got a newsletter out to you last month, what a naughty CEO I turnout out to be! So what have I been up to since you heard from me late April? Well, Venus, for the very first time has a Business Development Manager, Anna Thomson. Her role, as well as being VRM to our remote groups is to look at options for growing the network, whether that be managing our waitlist or working alongside the VRM’s proactively approaching businesses in the regions with a view to getting them involved in Venus. I’ve [...]

3004, 2018

Newsletter from Carolyn Banks, CEO Venus – April 2018

Hey ladies, well summer is becoming a distant memory but there’s something beautiful about cooler nights, comfort food and wearing boots again isn’t there? Just realised I meant to put this together a week or so ago, so I’m sitting here Anzac Day at wine o'clock letting my fingers do the walking. The last month or so has been really busy; there always seems so much ‘behind’ the scenes stuff that needs to get done. As you will all know I live on a boat and have been running Venus from there but the time has come to get an office as my boat was full to overflowing with magazines, member packs etc. I swear when I moved everything the boat rose 6 inches, mind you the car gobbled the petrol while I was driving and my Fitbit told me that while moving everything one Sunday I had burned a [...]

2003, 2018

Newsletter from Carolyn Banks, CEO Venus – March 2018

Hey ladies, well summer has continued and hasn’t it been wonderful. School is back, and networking has kicked up a notch with most of us back to our ‘normal’ routine. Guests are coming in the door thick and fast, and the numbers in groups are climbing. February 14th saw me celebrating one year since I stepped up and took over the reins of Venus – isn’t it amazing how time flies. Best year of my life, huge learning curve but I’ve loved and continue to love every moment of it. When you’re doing something you love it doesn’t seem like work does it? As I came back to work early, I took a week off early February and headed to Sydney, spent some time sailing Sydney Harbour, which I loved and then had a long weekend with my sister. Just the two of us, no kids or hubbies in tow [...]

You have questions? We have answers.

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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