Networking events that feel really connected and personal can be few and far between. That's why I launched Next Chapter Salon Dinners in 2018.

"A salon is a gathering of people under the roof" of an inspiring host. They are generally defined as a cultural event linked to literature, art or discussion, to amuse, to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. Historically, salons are associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries". (thanks Wikipedia!)

My "Next Chapter Salon Dinners" are a revival of the concept, with the emphasis on bringing together a diverse group of interesting women to have a lively conversation on a business and/or personal development topic over good food in a lovely atmosphere.

I call it "Connectworking"

Alison Abernethy - Declutr and less more with less

"I detest mainstream networking events, mainly because they’re usually at a ridiculously early time of the day but also because I don’t feel I’m making real or valuable connections with the other attendees. This event sounded intriguing - deeper and more meaningful than a traditional networking event so I arrived with an open mind and a hopeful heart.  

I enjoyed everything! The conversations and connections were fascinating and much deeper than any other event. This is like no other business event you’ve ever attended. Get ready to be enlightened, uplifted and energised!". 

Alison Abernethy Professional Organiser Declutr

"I arrived with curiosity and an open mind and left heartful – and wiser – Angela encouraged meaningful conversation and connections between us and we all left replete in mind and appetite. 

It was wonderful - no one had an agenda, everyone was humble and appreciative, we were all curious and grateful to be in the space that had been created. I enjoyed the diversity of women at the table and the depth of intimacy that was achieved so quickly. I thought that the women who attended were interesting, kind, compassionate and intelligent".

Kylie Holyland Executive Coach Ascend HR 

Kylie Holyland Ascend HR
Kim Crowley - Personal Stylist

 "Your expertise, approach and philosophy is incredible and I find it fascinating to listen to you and to meet the women you work with. I LOVE the way you bring women together in a relaxed yet professional way, that’s a very fine line to walk. The evening was informative, insightful, fun, connective, reassuring, inspiring - particularly when you hear women who have been to some dark places and come back stronger than ever"  

Kim Crowley Personal Stylist Style Sense

Join us for an enjoyable, enlightening, entertaining & inspiring evening!

When you express your interest in joining us for a networking dinner, I'll be in touch to confirm your seat, arrange payment and to provide you with details of our "conversation starter topic" and questions to ponder that we'll discuss on the night.

Networking Dinner for women in business
Angela Raspass - Business mentor and Self-Worth Advocate

Who is your host?  

Hi, I’m Angela Raspass, and I'm a Business and Life Mentor for women stepping into and then thriving in their next chapters where contribution, fulfilment and financial rewards meet.

I was sure that I was not alone in craving a deeper form of interaction beyond social media, large audience events, and classic networking and these dinners have now expanded to Canberra, Melbourne (and Auckland when I'm back visiting my family).

If you like the idea of great company, fresh ideas and candour in a warm atmosphere of honest, open and inspiring conversation, then these dinners are for you.

What's the book about?  

"Your Next Chapter - Ditch your doubt, own your worth and build the business you really want" is a guidebook for women who feel that life's too short not to be doing the work in the world you're here for.

It's the book I wish I had to help me understand my discontent, shape my desire, hurdle doubt and take my ideas out into the world with a lot less angst when I embarked on my own chapters in the past.

It's packed with inspiration, practical guidance, useful tools, and personal wisdom, if you’re ready for more – more contribution, more fulfilment, and more financial reward in a business that’s a perfect fit for the woman you have become, this is the book for you, the perfect accompaniment for the conversations we have at these dinners.


Sarah Tovey reading your next chapter