out of the box – a year of leap.club offline!
the storm we didn't see coming (in the best ways!) here’s how our members make the most of the community – in person.
offline has been a big part of our vision since the start. if we roll the tape way back to the very beginning: we were meant to be an offline platform on day 0. fast forward to now, through 2 years of a global pandemic and internal pivots later, the in-person leg of this community is swiftly being built again!
some time ago we wrote about the first time we went offline with leap (af)fair gurgaon. we were excited to be revisiting this vision of ours – real, genuine connections made in person, the building blocks of networking. 6 months since and we’ve been blown away by the response. the shape it takes continues to go above and beyond what we imagined!
here’s a glimpse of the diverse experiences our members have shared lately:
we really believe that having a reliable network is entirely based on strong, warm relationships. whether in groups of 3 or 30, whether in surat or london, whether to discuss policy, work on pitch decks together, or just play badminton – creating space for in-person community building has quickly become a top priority, for us and our members.
by the end of this week, we’d have hosted 3 editions of our biggest flagship event, leap (af)fair across delhi, bengaluru and mumbai.
this larger-than-life (af)fair brings close to 200 women together with rounds of speed-networking and other curated activities. meeting folks in similar (and very different) industries becomes effortless, and members nearly always come away with strong, long-lasting connections!
but with all that said, we’re the first to admit that meeting new people can be both exciting and nerve-wracking.
on the night before leap (af)fair bengaluru, the city clubhouse was buzzing about how excited they were for the event. one member opened up & said she was nervous and a little intimidated about the next day, after which many more came forward and admitted that they were too!
here’s a first-hand account by one of the attendees after the event:
it’s this kind of honesty and vulnerability that we believe makes leap.club special — and our members having real, tangible relationships with each other to back it with makes the experience all the more worthwhile!
we also hosted leap day on 29th may, where members from 14 different cities across 4 countries simultaneously met their local community. we sold out some cities in under 2 hours, an unmissable tell of what our members want.
leap.club-hosted experiences aside: here’s something we love but don’t nearly talk about enough. we believe one of the measures of success in a community is when members take the lead. these span industry-specific events, to city-specific events, to treks and trips together, to 1:1 relationship building.
here’s a glimpse of a few community-led meet-ups:
offline experiences for leap.club really was the storm we didn't see coming. safe to say that we’re doubling down here, and continually looking for new ways to enable in-person connections for our members!
we’re stoked for leap (af)fair mumbai coming up this sunday, with attendees spanning 12+ industries and a wide range of interactive activities: another leap in our climbing offline presence.
all in all, we’re incredibly optimistic about what the future of leap.club looks like, both online and off. watch this space for more, or follow us for updates!
leap.club is a social-professional community for women, and we’re actively enabling networking, learning and career-building for 8000+ members! not a member yet? register here.