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Does The Gender Balance Matter in a Networking Meeting?

Today I have hosted two networking meetings - the first a breakfast meeting where the women outnumbered the men by three to one; the second a lunch meeting where the women again outnumbered the men by three to one.

Most of the networking meetings I attend are very male dominated unless they are specifically for women and then of course they are often very pink and girly!

For many women, networking is something new and to walk into a male dominated meeting can be quite daunting. I know when I first started networking a couple of years ago, it was quite intimidating to walk into a room full of men in suits and start a conversation. These days, it doesn't worry me but I must say that a meeting where there is a more even balance of gender is quite refreshing.

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