Coffee lucky dip
Helping women to connect and reconnect
I don’t love coffee. What I do love is networking. I love sitting across the table from someone new and interesting with a hot cup between my hands (often herbal tea).
So, in January 2016 I coordinated the first of what would be many ‘coffee lucky dip’ networking opportunities. People let me know if they were interested, I put them in the ‘lucky dip’ and they were matched up with someone to meet.
Over 120 people participated across Australia that first year. I gave them some tips on how to make the most of the catch-up. I asked them to let me know how their meetings went. Read some of the comments, lessons learnt and help offered.
I think I’ve matched hundreds of people – mainly women – through 3-4 coffee lucky dips since 2016. Some even signed up for more than one lucky dip. Friendships have formed. Research was fleshed out. Ideas were exchanged. Opportunities suggested and taken.