A PROACTIVE group supporting women in business has launched a second group in Cumbria.

Following the successful launch of Pink Link in Kendal, the popular female network is opening a group in Carlisle.

Guest speaker Catherine Houlihan, managing editor of ITV Border, will share her story and tips for women to make their voices heard at the first Pink Link Carlisle meeting online on Thursday.

As the nation enters a second lockdown, Pink Link said that “having a supportive and productive network is essential”.

Since the first lockdown in March, Pink Link has held monthly networking meetings online.

With the uncertainty of localised restrictions and social distancing, the zoom meetings have proved to be both convenient and eco-friendly.

Coral Horn, founder of Pink Link and the Enterprise Vision Awards, said: “We offer women a safe, friendly and inclusive environment where they feel comfortable and understood.

“They can share knowledge and experiences and brainstorm strategies and ideas to make a positive impact on their business.

“There’s a special energy that is sparked when women support each other – they thrive personally and professionally.”

Network facilitator Alison Magee-Barker said: “I am excited and thrilled to be launching Pink Link Ladies networking into Carlisle this month.

“It was a natural progression to expand to assist like-minded women in business to build their network and showcase their business throughout the north west and beyond.”

The PINK acronym stands for Passion, Inspiring, Network and Knowledge. Businesswomen are invited to book a free first visit to “see how a splash of pink can help their business”.

Places for the event are limited, so visit www.pinklinkladies.co.uk/carlisle-networking or call Alison on 07947 741528 as soon as possible to reserve a place and find out more.