New networks seem to be popping up all over the place, and women focused on business seems to be a popular theme. Tonight is the launch of Nätverk Göran in Stockholm.
There is a funny story behind this network, or at least the name; apparently a study showed that there are more men named Göran in CEO/MD roles in Sweden than there are women in those roles. Thus was born the Göran Network - as an inspiration to society as a whole.
While the network has been around in southern Sweden since 1999, popular demand has led to the extension of their services to Stockholm women.
The network is invitation only and aimed at women who want to contribute to a society where engaged and courageous women get a chance to take up space - and who actually do it. The network is a source of inspiration and a resource, both privately and professionally.
Their activities consist of an active website, meetings, a mentor program, distribute grants and The Göran Prize which is awarded to a women who has successfully managed to establish balance in her life (private vs professional).
While I had intended to go along to the launch tonight sick kids the last few days have meant I just haven't been getting enough work done - so its time for me to get stuck into it!
I'm sure it will be a success, and that tonight is just the beginning. Now I wish I was there....... Mmmmmm......... define balance in life.......