Why start a SEED Circle? Well, itís a fantastic way to share a common interest or passion with a circle of like-minded women.
Lynne Franks discussing community issues with local women at the planning meeting for the first Oxford 'Plant your Seeds at Starbucks' group at the Cornmarket Street store
If youíre an entrepreneur, working from home or starting up your own venture whilst still doing a day job, a circle will help you stay motivated with your plans. A circle will also provide a supportive and encouraging environment for you to share and discuss ideas, practicalities and concerns, and also provides an extended pool of resources for all members involved.
Do you want to make a difference in your local community? You could set up a social enterprise or initiate a community project and your SEED Circle will provide the ideal arena for you to be pro-active and inspired.
If you think you have what it takes to become a SEED Circle Coordinator, download the attached form and email back to us and we'll tell you everything you need to know.
We would like to thank Cindy Burger, based in Edinburgh, for all her suggestions and input into the creation of SEED Circles. We recognise that it is important for women to support one another in their SEED ventures and Cindy's inspiring contribution is a perfect example. Should anybody else have any ideas that you think will greatly benefit other women in the network, please do email them to us to share with the growing SEED Community.
SEED believes that by creating networks of women, hearing each otherís stories as well as supporting and mentoring those around us, we can create a world that breaks down social and racial barriers and promotes cultural diversity. We believe that by working in a spirit of co-operation and empowering each other, we can create new communities, local and global, where the ideas, principles and power of women are integrated into the society for the benefit of all.
Whatever motivates your desire to set up a circle, do email firstname.lastname@example.org
as we are here to help and advise you.