On Tuesday 21st January, both Janet & Esther were once again invited down to Facebook HQ in London for the launch of the 4th year of the Facebook She Means Business Programme. The day included lots of catching up with the Enterprise Nation team, the other digital marketing experts who deliver training on behalf of the Programme and the Facebook gurus who are involved with the #SheMeansBusiness Programme.
With a jam-packed day, Janet came back to Huddersfield clued up on the latest developments for Facebook and the Facebook Family of Apps as well as updates about the She Means Business Programme for 2020. The morning consisted of a review of the She Means Business to date and gave an opportunity for some of the trainers to share their stories and impact of delivering various Facebook and Instagram training and events last year. Janet was one of these individuals who spoke on behalf of both herself and Esther, who couldn’t attend the event this time.
We were fortunate, in the morning, to be joined by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. Sheryl shared with us Facebook’s plans to create 1,000 new jobs at Facebook London. You can watch the video of this below to hear what Sheryl had to say.
We were also joined by Nicola Mendelsohn, VP of EMEA for Facebook who chatted with Emma Jones, Founder of Enterprise Nation. And we heard from three female entrepreneurs, Bami Kuteyi (Bam Bam Boogie),Tasha Whitty (Bloom & Wild), and Molly Masters (founder of Books that Matter) about growing their community and the benefits they’ve seen from using Facebook & Instagram to connect with their audiences.
We’re pleased to once again be part of the Facebook She Means Business Programme in 2020 – hurrah! In a nut-shell, this basically means that Facebook provide Janet and Esther with the latest updates to deliver training and promote localised events on their behalf. And new for 2020, we will have worksheets for delegates to complete in and after the training, encouraging more businesses to benefit from the Facebook Family of Apps. We also have access to a private Facebook Group especially for the Facebook SMB Trainers to communicate with each other about their events and also connect with Enterprise Nation and Facebook Contacts too.
With more She Means Business Events than ever planned in for the coming year, the pool of trainers have been tasked to deliver both online and offline events to help train “an additional 30,000 of the UK’s female entrepreneurs by the end of 2021”. So Janet and Esther have a lot of planning to do! Keep your eyes peeled on our social media accounts (and What’s on Page) for new Facebook and Instagram training events (and meet ups) across 2020.
Have you attended a Facebook She Means Business Event? What was the key point you discovered and were able to put into practice?