Lewes Women in Business held its first networking event on Tuesday April 14 in The Hive meeting room on the High Street.
Industries including town planning, garden design, graphic design, illustration, business coaching and hypnotherapy were represented.
The next networking event will be held on Tuesday May 19 with a venue to be confirmed.
The group was founded by Chloe Edwards from Lewes start up company Seven Sisters Spices to support a growing number of female entrepreneurs in the town.
Members can meet regularly both online and in person to sound out ideas.
Chloe said: “I hope Lewes Women in Business will create a life of its own, through projects and ideas springing up and diversifying the group. It needs to become what it will become – what individuals bring to it.”
For more information, to attend a meeting and to suggest ideas, search for the group on Facebook.