Welcome to Venus

This is the business community designed to help you thrive

Hello and thanks for stopping by and checking us out. The first thing you’re probably wanting to know is what is Venus all about? Simply joining Venus is about joining a community of businesswomen that help one another.

Venus is a networking business, however, we also provide powerful and real training and development solutions for New Zealand women in business via the Venus Training Academy. We set out to build a business network that was different; a supportive, environment where women feel inspired to grow and achieve amongst like-minded women all committed to succeed. A network where we partner with our members and help them grow themselves and their businesses.

The Venus Businesswomen’s Network operates exclusively for charitable purposes. The charitable purpose of the company is to provide for the advancement, promotion, development and resourcing of education for businesswomen.

We run our networking groups alongside the Venus Academy which is the training and development arm of the business.

We believe that the sense of community that Venus provides us with gives us the support, motivation and encouragement to do things in both our business and personal lives that, without that sort of environment around us, we may not do, simply because we don’t have the know-how, the courage or the motivation! As women, we provide one another with a safe and friendly environment to learn and grow both personally and as businesswomen as well.

Our vision is to be the one stop shop for businesswomen in NZ no matter where they are on their journey. We use the network to support the network. You get what you give, so if you’re wanting to step up in your own business, now might be time to think about how you can contribute to the growth not only of yourself and your own business but also to the other Venus women you will meet when you join.

Supporting women in business is important. Creating and nurturing a world where women feel supported in business doesn’t just help female-led businesses to grow, but actually supports families and wider communities to thrive. It does so by bringing money and balance into households while allowing women the freedom to maintain a career that leaves them feeling fulfilled. It encourages a balanced home environment where equality is nurtured and valued, where high performance and independence is inspired and where both critical and creative thinking skills are developed.

Historically, women have been underrepresented when it comes to business ownership, but they are creative and efficient, and their ability to think laterally is often what makes them successful. There are other skills that women bring to roles naturally – we are more inclined to be nurturing, supportive and driven by ethics and intuition. These are skills that are often downplayed or under-recognised in a business environment, but it’s time for women – and men – to realise the value these skills can bring when applied in a professional world.

Female business owners, generally, are driven by something bigger than profits. There is a real purpose behind what they do – on two levels. Firstly, because their business offers them a way to support their family on their terms, and secondly, to use their talents in a positive way. They put values, integrity and honesty at the core of their business. They’ve thought creatively to create a business that works for them while fulfilling a need for a market that can benefit from their unique skills.

What does this all mean to you as a potential member? It means we, as a company, are stepping up and supporting and motivating one another, we’d love you to come along for the ride. We need your enthusiasm, your motivation, your love and support to help us get to where we want to be as a community. A rising tide lifts all boats!

If you come into Venus with a positive attitude and a work ethic you simply can’t fail! It’s already working for us so we know it will work for you! You learn how amazing you are, that you can do anything you set your mind to and that by working together we can all achieve our dreams!

Come and visit a group by registering as a guest. I look forward to meeting you soon.



Members share their experiences and thoughts on being part of Venus.

Jo Pilkington

Sarah Bruce

Johanna May

Mandy Beverley

I have very much enjoyed being part of the Venus Network. I always look forward to the fortnightly meetings and the chance to catch up with the group on their news and to RAVE one-on-one to really get to know Venus members and their business. I always find it interesting to talk to people about what they do and why and their combination of skills and experience as it is this combination that is unique for every person / business…

I appreciate that Venus offers so many opportunities – to connect to members within and outside of your own group, the educational opportunities within Venus and the Venus Academy, to collaborate, meet new people, share ideas, learn from each other, become aware of the products / services available to help business owners thrive and personal products / services as well.  It’s great to know what is possible, what is available and to be able to support other members.

I chose Venus because of the Values, network and meeting structures, resources available, number of networking opportunities and the overall caring and supportive intention of the business. There is so much available to members through the various Venus offerings (referrals, collaborations, education, connections, the conference, magazine and so on) to those who choose to access them.

Venus certainly continues to grow each year in exciting new ways – congratulations on your development of the network offering!  It never ceases to amaze me the amount you achieve!!

Susannah Young

I just wanted to send you a big Thank you, for this event. It was extremely valuable for me as well as for everyone I have spoken too who attended. The event flowed really well and I felt I got to speak to a good number of people in that I can remember them all and what they are offering and who their niche market is. Anymore and it would have been difficult to do that.  I have made some interesting connections and hopefully some collaborations that I wouldn’t have necessarily even thought about. As always your energy and focused attention to time and structure made it all very easy and the two hours passed dynamically. Will definitely aim to attend this event in the future.

Denise Melton , BNatMed Registered Naturopath

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