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We are The Hive




Hive membership is currently on pause.
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We are The Hive

The Hive is a supportive, inspiring and inclusive community for all female founders, freelancers and small business owners. Founded by Jess Sizeland, we’re here to educate and champion women in their business journeys from launch to growth and beyond.

Through online and in person networking, events and workshops - The Hive is here to support you,

whatever stage you are at in your business journey.

Rediscover the joy of running a business!

After all, it doesn’t all have to be about hard work…

Running your own business can be pretty lonely when you don't have a team to bounce ideas off, support you and celebrate successes with. Or maybe you’re new to the area and struggling to find your tribe.

Our community fills that gap with a whole bunch of women who are all in the same boat. 

Our blended approach of UK-wide online events and more local face-to-face meet ups gives you the freedom and flexibility to make our community work for you. Hopefully you’ll also make new friends along the way, too.

Local meetups are a great way to get to know other members, while our online events give you access to a wider audience – and all the opportunities for collaboration, learning and growth that brings with it!

Women's Business Network | Hertfordshire | The Mama Hive

We’re creating an alternative space for female business owners

It’s a hybrid space (half online, half face-to-face) that doesn’t buy into the culture of hustle, burnout or waking up at 4am (unless you want to!).
It’s a space that encourages you to build a sustainable and profitable business at your own pace and in line with your values and goals.
It’s a space that says no to FOMO sales tactics, aggressive marketing, feeling like an imposter and believing there’s only one way to do things.
We’ll help you to grow your business network with authentic connections and collaborations, develop the confidence to set boundaries, and venture outside your comfort zone.

Who's The Hive for?

Women's Business Networking

We welcome members from anywhere in the UK

Our face-to-face events are currently held in Herts, but that’s going to be changing... In fact, maybe you fancy joining our team and hosting a Hive meet-up in your home town?

Women's Business Networking

We welcome female entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners

Whether you’ve been trading for 3 months or 3 years, or just have one great seed of an idea right now, we can help you build your network of female founders who understand where you’re at and support you along the way.

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We welcome all industries, with no lockout policy

We’re all about community over competition so, unlike traditional networking groups, we believe there’s room for us all to thrive, support each other through the ups and downs, and collaborate on something new.

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Hi, I'm Jess.

I’m a former Events Director and mum to twin boys Gus and Jude, who are Autistic. Having children with a disability left me struggling to go back to my former career, and I needed to find a way to work flexibly around their needs.


The Hive was born in 2018 as a supportive and inclusive community for women who run their own business and want to connect with other inspiring entrepreneurs, who believe in the strength of collaboration, and who want to build a business that works on their terms.

Working for yourself can be tough. But you don't need to do it alone.

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