Speed Friending

Are you new to Manchester?

Have your old friends have moved on and you want to make new friends?

Or do you just want more friends?

Here’s a convenient way to become friends with other Empowered Women i.e. women who are kind, supportive, and strong!

Because female friendships are so good for our mental health. Just google ‘female friends’ and you’ll run out of time reading articles on how good this is for us! Here are three examples:


“Women are each other’s emotional support system. From giving advice, being a shoulder to cry on, keeping secrets, lending a listening ear and boosting self-esteem, to developing strong and healthy female friendships is something all women can benefit from.”

Read article


“But it’s not just in the workplace. A 2006 study found that women who had 10 or more friends were more likely to survive the disease than women who lacked close friends. The study found socially isolated women were 64% more likely to die from cancer, and 43% more likely to have a breast cancer reoccurrence. Friendship is literally the best medicine.”

Read article


“They offer a fresh and honest perspective [1] …
They help fight stress …
They can prolong life …
They help keep depression at bay in older women …”

Read article


It will certainly be amazing to create new friendships and we look forward to seeing you all there!




Meet & Greet




Chat & connect

Break into smaller groups so you can chat and connect with other like-minded women


Continue together

You and your friend(s) can then leave the venue to have a drink or eat or do whatever you choose as the venue is in central Manchester and you will have lots of options.



The total cost of this event is £4.00 per person which includes operational costs for hot drinks, volunteers, etc, and includes a £1 PayPal fee. We are a nonprofit entity and all funds go towards helping women.

PayPal/Admin Costs

PayPal charges us a non-refundable fee for every transaction and their rates are varied and keep changing but they are generally between £0.45 and 1.50. Therefore, we are charing a flat fee of £1 to cover this fee.


Refund policy

Generally speaking, your payment is non-refundable. Where the terms and conditions of the event allow for a refund and you have an unforeseeable or urgent issue, we may be able to offer a refund, minus any costs we have incurred (such as the PayPal/bank fees, if any).

However, we always welcome substitutes. If you can’t make it, why not resell or gift your space to someone else? Let’s pay it forward.

If you would like a refund, please email us at directors@womenempoweredmcr.org and please explain your unforeseeable or urgent issues within the email.


Friendly reminders

All of our events and platforms are a safe space for women. This means:

  • We do not judge. We respect other women. We understand that each of us is unique and different, and we avoid gossip about other women;
  • We are kind towards other women. We address each other in a loving and kind manner.
  • We support other women. We are present for other women in any way we are able.
  • We keep matters confidential and private. We respect each other’s privacy and do not take personal information out of events and platforms.

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