A global network for trailblazing women

Women who are ready to take up initiatives may find a better online destination.

Published: 08th March 2012 11:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:31 PM   |  A+A-


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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: 85 Broads is a one-stop global network for trailblazing women who are ready to be inspired, empowered and connected. With some best features to be explored, women who are ready to take up initiatives may find it a better online destination.

 Offering a better exposure, the site enables its members to showcase their company or favourite non-profit organisation on it. There is an opportunity for the members to feature and sell their books here. It also facilitates the members to feature their news and stay updated on what the members are doing across the globe.

 One of the best thing to get inspired from the site would be the blog that furnishes the stories of many women who have reaped success in their life. Some write-ups can make the readers inspired by the life of women who have brilliantly fought tough times. Networking, participation in regional chapter events and jam sessions are ready to offer exciting experience for the members.

 Women who worked with Goldman Sachs - a leading global investment management firm with headquarters in New York - founded 85 Broads in 1997. In 2000, it expanded by adding more women who were students and alumnae of world’s leading graduate business schools, irrespective of their chosen career path.

 The network underwent further expansion in 2004, by including women at the undergraduate-level. Campus clubs were formed in the next three years at 40 colleges in the US and abroad.

A major extension was done in 2007 for all women worldwide without regarding their college or graduate school affiliation. Now, the network has around 30,000 members from more than 90 countries who stay connected.

 Entrepreneurs, investment bankers, consultants, filmmakers, bloggers, lawyers, educators, athletes, venture capitalists, portfolio managers, political leaders, philanthropists, doctors, engineers, artists and scientists are currently the members of the site. People who are interested in joining the site can choose the right package in four options. Annual membership levels in power circle, investor, visionary and student packages are available at $ 1,000, $ 250, $ 100 and $ 25 respectively.

 Interested women may browse


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