Why the Secret?

Sometimes blog posts just write themselves. This is one of them.

So I was checking out Twitter and I saw a bit of arty bargy going on regarding a new networking group named Men’s Business Networking. I thought it looked a little odd, thinking if it were my group, I would have called it Businessmen’s Networking. But that is beside the point.

So I dug a little deeper to see what the fuss was all about.

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Ok, it is a closed group that you can put yourself forward to be a part of. They like women, but admit that we are a little distracting, what with all the vaginas and hair tossing. And we do this to get your business.


Westpac's CEO Gail Kelly, oh for shame....

Westpac’s CEO Gail Kelly, oh for shame….

Networking events are huge! It seems that they are being held all over the world, with both humans possessing penis’s AND a vagina meeting up to learn, create, inspire, brainstorm, and ….. smoke orchy bongs?

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I started to think about women’s networking groups and of course the one that sprung to mind was the appallingly named but huge group called Business Chicks. I wondered, are men allowed to join?

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um…. yes.

There are tons of groups that are for separate genders. Like Curves, the huffy puffy gym for ladies only. But I just cannot see anywhere on their website why men are not welcome. There is nothing about how scary we find them. Me? I ADORE men and think this is such a shame that I cannot create business opportunities without the fanfare, without the gender slur and especially without the chest beating!

I want the secret code so I can drink beer with high businessmen. It all seems a little unfair so I thought… Screw it. And applied anyway.

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I will let you know if I am accepted!

I am still not convinced that this whole thing is a gee-up.