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New Local LGBTQ2+ Networking Group, NetworQ Nova Scotia, Hosting First Halifax Event on October 17th @ The Carleton
On Thursday October 17, from 5-7pm, Halifax landmark The Carleton (1685 Argyle) will be hosting the first open networking event by NetworQ Nova Scotia, a new local LGBTQ2+ networking community.
The event is free and open to LGTBQ2+ community members from all walks life – from professionals, entrepreneurs and managers to creatives, not for profits, academics and advocates. The mission of the volunteer-driven initiative is “to provide inclusive, casual, safe, social gatherings for all members of the LGBTQ2+ community, making connections to fuel collaboration, careers, creativity and community.” The Carleton is fully accessible, complimentary coffee and tea will be provided and a full cash bar will be available, which means attendees must be 19 years of age or older to attend.
NetworQ Nova Scotia is cofounded by Sophie Eld, Consultant with Common Good Solutions, and Merlin Watt, Vice President of Gold Recruitment Services. “As an independent recruiter, “ Merlin explains, “conversations with LGBTQ2+ community members have highlighted that it can be challenging to connect locally and bridge our professional interests and personal experience, particularly among racialised community members and newcomers to the province.” Sophie highlights, “We recognise the diversity that exists in Nova Scotian businesses and are excited to provide this opportunity for professionals in the community to connect and collaborate for the benefit of all.” The primary objective and ambition is for NetworQ to offer a regular space for the community to network socially, share ideas, inspiration, talents and services and find opportunities to better collaborate in support of each other in any number of ways.
The group was very consciously named “NetworQ Nova Scotia” so that if interest arises in Nova Scotia communities outside Halifax, similar get-togethers could be affiliated to help connect our urban and rural LGBTQ2+ communities in a positive way. We invite those enquiries with enthusiasm.
NetworQ Nova Scotia has a new Facebook page and Twitter account and can be reached directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.