Are you ready to find out how we can help you succeed?

If you are starting or growing a business then I AM WOMAN is the place to be. Start surrounding yourself with like-women committed to helping you flourish!

Are you starting or growing a business?

You are invited to book and join us

6pm Tuesday April 9th 2019 Coed y Mwyster Hotel, Coychurch.

For The First Bridgend I AM WOMAN Networking Event

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You are invited to book and join us:

6pm Tuesday April 9th 2019

6.00pm Cocktail & Canape Networking Reception-
Enjoy rubbing toes, network and make new business connections
We invite you to wear the shoes that define you!

7.00pm Welcome - Networking - Speed- Networking - Cheryl Bass
Inspirational founder and leader of I AM WOMAN Cheryl gets you introducing yourself to one another, encourages you to show-case your business and to start exploring in the room who you are going to connect and start conversations with, leading to 'doing' business together.

8.00pm How To Network - Bernie Davies
Bernie is an author, speaker and renowned networking trainer. During her Legal career she served as a Dynamo Role Model, Founding Territory Council member of the South Wales Chamber of commerce and Chair of the Neath Chamber of Trade. Bernie is also known as an  award winning restaurateur. Her most recent awards were Excellence in Business Award at the Senedd by Black History Month Wales in 2017, Swansea Black Icons 2018 and being listed within the top 100 restaurants in Wales in the 2018. 

" I'm very excited to share my experiences in networking. It is my firm belief that people buy us before they buy anything we might be selling. Everywhere we go we leave imprints behind. The imprint we leave behind is what I call our 'you print'. Hopefully I will be able to help us to purposely leave behind positive imprints which will lead to engagement and profitability within the market place"

8.15pm Looking After Customers - Allyson Courtney Parkes
Allyson has worked in her family's retail business since she was just 15 yrs of age and has over forty years of experience of how to get and keep customers by just keeping them happy. In retail if customers are not kept happy, they just don't come back, so it's essential that we keep things simple, keep them happy and just keep them coming back time and time again.

" I'm excited to share with you how we do business 'our way' and how we have developed our retail business which relies upon customers coming back time-after-time. There is no elevator to keeping customers happy,  just lots of stairs and steps I can share with you how we kkepp our customers happy"

8.30pm Branding & Growing A Business  - Lorraine Stone
Lorraine Stone is a Bridgend based Fashion Designer to royalty and senior political figures. Lorraine has been in business for over twenty years and started her career designing and making children's wear. In more recent years she has focused upon designing and making for customers who are interested in finding uniqueness, a celebrity style brand and being treated in very special ways.

" I look forward to share with you how I have built and retained my customers as I have grown and recently re-branded my business. You might be starting or growing your business and I'm looking forward to sharing with you how I built and how I am continually building my business"

8.50pm Q&A & Close
Invitation to join us in the bar for a cheeky glass of Merlot & Chunky Chips
Meet the speakers & more relaxed networking



Do you have a business idea, business start-up or growing business that could catapult to success given the right support, direction, technology and business insight?

TEAM 8 DIGITAL have sponsored I AM WOMAN for us to offer you:

  • A Free I AM WOMAN Annual Membership
  • Free Techi-Mentoring to help you scale-up your business
  • Support to gain access to finance and business development resources to you accelerate your success

Five women will be chosen to deliver a five minute pitch on 9.4.2019 and one winner will be chosen.

We want to get behind the winner of this opportunity and just show the world just how amazing things can be in business when we surround ourselves with the right people and the right support!

This opportunity has been generously Sponsored by a Bridgend based business TEAM 8 DIGITAL

However none of our other I AM WOMAN Members are going to miss out because TEAM 8 DIGITAL are excited and available to offer a free consultancy session to all I AM WOMAN Members and explore how software and different websites, could help their business grow.

Bridgend I AM WOMAN lAUNCHES 7.3.2019

Are you starting or growing a business?

Join us and surround yourself with like-minded women eager to 'do' business together.

Learn Top Business Tips!

Don't go it alone, it's tough out there!

Enjoy learning Top Business Tips from highly successful female entrepreneurs who can offer you the fast route to success!

Equip yourself with the 'how' in business!

Keep yourself one step ahead of your competition by mastering a host of social media platforms and skills!

Build New Business Contacts!

You might be looking for new business or to create collaborations with others.

You might just be looking for signposting, friendship and support. If you are then I AM WOMAN is the place to be!

Looking to learn from some of the best?

We all need great role models. I AM WOMAN will introduce you to women who have turned their ideas into multi-million pound businesses by up scaling what they do by utilising technology!

About Us

We exist to help women start and grow their businesses.

You might be looking for motivation, inspiration, new business contacts, to get alongside like-minded women who can help you think outside your box, signposting for advice, finance or any number of things that relate to what it takes to be successful in business.

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Our Team

Cheryl Bass is the Founder and MD of I AM WOMAN.

Patron of I AM WOMAN is Margaret Carter Founder of Patchwork Traditional Foods, who launched her business with £8 housekeeping from her kitchen table and who now supplies Harrods, Selfridges, BA First Class etc.

We are also blessed to have an Advisory Board of exceptionally talented women.

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Our Membership

I AM WOMAN Membership is £495.00 per year and offers you a whole host of start-up and growth business support and opportunities.

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Get In Touch

T: 07581 210 004

I AM WOMAN is a coming home!

I AM WOMAN was founded in Cardiff and I have only ever run I AM WOMAN outside of Bridgend. However my home town is Bridgend, I went to school there and so when I decided to move home I never dreamt I would be starting an I AM WOMAN Business Academy Group there!

It was one of those occurrences,  I had a chance meeting with Bridgend Business Forum the result being the launch of Bridgend I AM WOMAN in Partnership with the Bridgend Business Forum, to support women in business in Bridgend and the surrounding areas.

Our hotel choice, was The Coed y Mwyster are now Sponsors of Bridgend I AM WOMAN. Following our launch, we are so blessed to be able to have our monthly events there on the second Tuesday of every month.


We help you think outside your box by introducing you to how technology can help you upskill your business and help you make money when your sleeping!


We value the expertise of everyone we come into contact with and we are eager to help you make the connections you need to prosper!


WE help you to become the very best version of yourself by being constantly being inspired to be the very best version of ourselves!

Get In Touch

We would love to hear from you!

T: 07581 210 004

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