It was great to connect with friendly faces at our most recent Coffee & Connect event. Held at Agora Café in Frankton on Tuesday 28 February, committee members (old and new) were excited to connect in person with members.
Coffee & Connect events are held on a regular basis throughout the year. Each session has a slightly different agenda, sometimes with presenters or themes, but at its heart the focus is on building informal connections.
"With more and more people working from home and life being so busy, Coffee & Connect events held by the Waikato Women's Fund give us a chance to take a breath and meet with our members face to face. Personal connection is important and we love the conversations and laughter that come from these events”, says Chantal Baxter, Committee Chair.
This year the Waikato Women's Fund (WWF) is excited to welcome a sponsor for these events, Recruitnet. RecruitNet has generously become part of the WWF whaanau, as they also believe in the importance of connection and community.
RecruitNet is a bespoke recruitment agency based in the Waikato and operating across the breadth of New Zealand, drawing on industry expertise and networks to match outstanding people with stellar career opportunities in manufacturing.
Over 2023, the Waikato Women's Fund will be taking the Coffee & Connect events "on the road", with plans to hold events in Cambridge, Morrinsville and Te Awamutu.
Chantal says that the committee felt it is important to get outside of Hamilton and connect with members across the region. "The focus of the fund and grants spans the Waikato, so we want to get out and meet women in our region and the Coffee & Connect events are perfect for this."
The next Coffee & Connect will be held in Cambridge in April, with details soon to be confirmed.