Some time ago we promised we’d look into the many women’s business networking groups and events out there and figure out which ones are MLM-free (and which aren’t). Many women had complained to us of going to networking events to make contact with other business women, only to discover they were full of MLM reps from Juice Plus or Arbonne etc trying to recruit.
In some cases, the speakers at these ‘women in business’ events would also be MLM reps. For women trying to launch genuine & original businesses, and for professional women, this is a frustrating state of affairs. That’s why we decided to step in and at least try and clarify which groups do and which groups don’t allow MLM.
We do not claim this is an exhaustive list of all groups out there. If there are groups or events we’ve missed, please let us know. If we’ve incorrectly labeled your group as a group that allows MLM, please also let us know.
How did we determine which groups allow MLM and which don’t?
We checked each group’s member directory. If there were network marketing reps in the directory, that was a sign the group was pro-MLM. For those groups without a public directory, we emailed and asked directly. For events, we checked to see which exhibitors were allowed and which weren’t.
Here it is!
Firstly, here are the groups we found that don’t allow MLM. If you are looking for an MLM-free group or event, these are the ones to join.
Savor the Success – named as one of FORBES 100 best sites for women, crawling with mlm
Handbags and Briefcases sent email – does accept MLM
Women in Business NI sent email – does accept MLM
Every Woman sent email – does accept MLM
W X Network– email sent, they said they were interested in talking more about my MLM experience
Ellevate Network sent an email – yes they welcome MLM network marketers
CMI Women sent email – yes they accept MLM
High Flying Divas sent email
Norwich Business Women’s Network no contact info
Rural Women UK sent email – email failed
Business Women in Surrey sent email
Women in Business Sussex sent email
Women in Business sent email
Women into the Network sent email – email address failed
Crave Company sent email
Association of Scottish Business Women – EMAILED