How to Use the everywoman Website
everywomanNetwork members pay an annual fee of £49.99 plus VAT and have access to be active on the website, as well as exclusive development content, resources, discounts and offers. Find out more about everywomanNetwork membership >>
everywoman also has a Club membership - this is for women of influence from across business sectors and the wider community. Members include female entrepreneurs who have built large businesses and senior women from corporations and the wider community including the arts, government and charity. Find out more about the everywomanClub >>
Your everywomanNetwork Account and Profile
Once signed up, you have the option to complete a profile page, which can display as much or as little as you wish about yourself and your business. Members have the option to keep select details public, private (visible only to friends), or hidden (visible only to yourself) by using the adjacent yellow icons (they look a bit like post it notes!). The more details you provide here, the more likely it is that members will learn about your business. If you choose to submit details, please keep these up-to-date wherever possible.
Your ‘Account’ tab allows you to change security options, to add or change a profile image, and to set notification preferences. Members can choose whether to receive their notifications by private message or by e-mail, and also how often they are alerted.
The ‘Profile’ tab allows you to enter personal details, business details, and any further information about yourself. Members can also 'opt-in' or opt-out, using the flexible options, to receive information from everywoman about news and events.
Hopefully you will be looking forward to starting and growing your contact list. The best method of achieving this is by getting involved with the different aspects of the site. But you may wish to add contacts as you progress. This is done by visiting a user’s profile and selecting ‘Become username's contact’. The member is then notified, and will accept or decline the request.
The message system, activated in your profile box (top-right), acts like an e-mail provider, and enables users to send messages to one or more of their contacts. The message facility is equipped with an inbox, a sent folder, and a compose tab. The addressee should be an everywoman username typed in full, and multiple names should be separated with commas.
A search facility is available at the top of the page. The search results can be sorted and/or filtered by type, by industry, by author, and so forth.
A community that wishes to thrive and grow always relies on the co-operation and participation of its members. Being active on the website is exclusive to everywomanNetwork members. There are many ways in which everywomanNetwork members can participate (not an everywomanNetwork member? Find out more here). The major routes to participation are the following:
Members are able to create groups and create discussions. Please see the Guide to Networking.
Members can create and list their events on the site. Please see the Guide to Events. You may also like to find out more about everywoman events and everywoman Awards, which are not only inspirational and educational events, but a great opportunity to meet influential and like-minded women in business.
Members are able to access articles, videos, resources and online seminars to help guide on the route to business success.
Develop yourself and take control of your future business success with our workbooks, online seminars, insight from influential women in business and access to development experts. Topics include:
Stepping Into Leadership
Boosting Your Self Confidence
Packaging Yourself for Success
How Your Image Can Make An Impact
Tackling Critical Situations
Preparing for Tough Conversations
Members can provide peer-feedback on resources (articles, videos, etc) in two ways.
- Comments. Members can submit comments in the allocated space below the content. Please remain polite, and ensure any criticism is constructive. This may encourage the author or contributor to amend their piece to your recommendations. New comments are listed below the content as the most recent contribution.
- Rate Items. Members can score materials through the 5-star rating system, found near the title of these resource items. Rating articles helps users to determine which material is most useful to themselves and the community, as well as encouraging all contributing members to remain conscious of quality at all times.
You can add your own or other members’ content/events to any group of which you are a member if you believe it is relevant. This is achieved by using the 'Post to Your Groups' tab at the top of that content or event page. Attaching material to groups helps to ensure that community activity and resources are disseminated to the right audience. Please ensure that you do not post irrelevant material to a group. Groups overloaded with irrelevant material may start losing members.
For help on other aspects of the site, you might like to read our other helpful guides: