As a leader of a powerhouse group of women in business, the #1 question I get from women when they’re thinking about whether or not to join our FemCity Collective, is: what will I get out of it?

Now, some people get it right away, and sometimes it takes peeling back a few more layers before some truly understand what it’s all about and how much it can really enrich who they are and what they do for their business.

Beyond the obvious benefits that you can read from the website and what you know about networking and referrals blah, blah, blah, here are a few things that have really hit home for me. These insights have helped me to maximize my relationship with the women in my group, and I hope they help you become a Master Connector as well:


The traditional concept of going to networking events is the hope that you will meet all these people who will refer you and your business to potential clients. Yes, that comes with the package, but there is so much more if you think outside of the box. While some of the people in the group may not be your direct target market, the skills and expertise of those in your group is a GOLD MINE! Can you imagine tapping into the special talents and expertise of 25 diverse women and have them as part of your support team? Holy cow! That alone right there is priceless. I am learning SO MUCH from the women in my group and I haven’t even barely scratched the surface yet!!!!!

Think beyond just the superficial and traditional ways of meeting a person and exchanging routine information and see a bigger picture of how your relationship with these people will uncover potential that you did not see at first sight.


One of my most favorite things to do when I’m at my mastermind group is to really listen and take notes when others are speaking and sharing their challenges and successes because by learning from what they are going through, I find nuggets of inspiration and insight for myself and what I’m going through for my journey. The best part about being in a synergestic group is the energy of give and take, and not just all about me, me, me.

Create space in yourself to truly listen to other people’s journey and use what you learn to add to your own wisdom. This also allows you to offer what you can to that person from what you heard in their struggles. 


And this is perhaps the biggest goldmine right here: DO SOMETHING from what you gained by being in your group. Other people cannot create magic for you, only YOU can do that for yourself. Whatever you may have learned or felt inspired by, turn it into ACTION! For me, my new action from my meeting this week is to relaunch one of my signature workshops getting people to take action on their dreams!!!!

Let me know what some of your most favorite benefits are by being in a mastermind group you love, and let’s grow and prosper together! If you are looking for one in your community, or to start one by being a leader, check out FemCity


Love and power to you,


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  • Lola T. Small

    Women's Empowerment Coach | Best Selling Author

    Lola is a global empowerment coach, trainer, and author for girls and women. With over 20 years of combined experience in teacher training, curriculum design, fitness education, athletic event management, and empowerment coaching, Lola is passionate about supporting women to share their dreams and impact with the world. Certified in life coaching, health & wellness coaching, and personal training, she leads a powerhouse of women in business through FemCity, an international platform dedicated to helping women succeed in business and life. Through initiatives such as Room to Read, World Pulse, FemCity, and now Powerful Rising Women, Lola’s work spans from Canada to the US, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. Lola is a best selling author and leads transformative events and retreats around the world. Her ultimate vision is a world filled with girls and women who are strong, confident, and empowering the world. Her books For My Girls, Fitness to Freedom, and Women Let's Rise are now available.