Do I need to be a mum to join the Mama Hive?
NO! Despite the name, you don’t need to be a mum to join the Hive. The majority of our members are mothers but we also have lots of women in the Hive who aren’t mums. We’re open to all women.
Do I need to have an established business to join?
Nope. You might be working on an idea right now, running a side-hustle alongside a full-time career, or on maternity leave figuring out if you want to return to work. Whatever stage you’re at in your business journey, we are here to help.
I can’t make all the meet-ups, can I still join?
Absolutely. You are all busy women - which is why we have a Pick n Mix variety of workshops, networking and brainstorming sessions held in the mornings and evenings on a Monday-Friday, giving you lots of flexibility to choose what works for you. We record all our guest speaker talks too, so you can catch up at a time that suits you.
Will there be other members of the same profession as me in the Hive?
In short – yes, that’s very likely. Our members represent a huge range of industries and, unlike traditional networking groups, we don’t do industry lockouts. We believe in the power of community over competition, and we expect our members to uphold the same values.
Are kids welcome?
Children are more than welcome at the brunches (our venues are always chosen with this in mind). We often have babes in arms (I’m always happy to hold them so you can eat with both hands!) and toddlers at these. Evening meet-ups are generally adult only, because of the time and because it can be very noisy – although if you have a newborn and want to bring them you are always welcome to do so – we’re all here to help!
Can I join from anywhere in the UK?
You sure can. Membership is based on a mixture of online and in-real-life meet-ups, workshops and socials. Our in-person events are currently held in Herts, UK (as this is where we started), but as our community grows we’ll be adding new locations. Zoom is here to stay though, so we’ll continue to hold our monthly guest speaker talks, brainstorming and speed networking sessions online. IRL socials like brunches and Happy Hour drinks will be in addition to the online element - so you get the best of both worlds!
Do you offer multi-memberships?
Yes, we do! If you have a partner or several members of staff working in your business we can arrange multiple memberships under one company. Just email email@example.com for more info.