Networking?! How The Actual Fuck Can I Benefit I Hear You Ask?!

Networking?! How The Actual Fuck Can I Benefit I Hear You Ask?! by Leona Burton

I mean yes they have a reputation for being full of suits and snotty private school types (I went to private school for a short time so no offence meant, before I get bashed)

BUT they can CHANGE YOUR LIFE! I’m not actually lying….

Rewind 18 months..

Estelle and I hated the majority of networking events for the reasons as stated above PLUS we couldn’t have taken our children which for me being a mum of 5, breastfeeding for what seems like 42 years and having an autistic child was almost impossible!

One day over a casual morning catch up we decided to birth MIBA networking, with the thinking that we would hold one a month in Leicester where the INSTA QUEEN is based and one in Monmouth where I was living at the time….

BOY WERE WE WRONG! Who knew that our idea of child friendly networking events was going to be such a HUGE HIT!

135 locations around the world now established and growing month in month out. Providing our women with a networking event that is inclusive without the hefty membership fees that usually come attached has proven to be something that EVERY female entrepreneur around the world is looking for. Well in MIBA we like to deliver so here’s to the future! Working with MORE incredible female entrepreneurs helping them to grow their businesses and their futures whilst looking after their small humans (a small human is optional! You don’t have to be a mum to attend)

If you would like to help coordinate a MIBA networking event (it is a paid role) then holla and we can grab a chat!

But honestly ladies it’s revolutionised the face of networking and we are proud that over 7,000 of you have walked through our doors in the last year.

We are super grateful to be surrounded the best females EVER!

Get a grip?!

Get a grip?! by Leona Burton

When I say get a fucking grip THAT doesn’t refer to people with mental health issues!

It means STOP COMPLAINING about shit that isn’t important to you.

Listen.. I used to moan in every single restaurant I went in, in fact it was known amongst my friends that I would mostly end up with a refund (quite ashamed to even say that aloud) but it’s true!

I would moan if it were cold, I’d moan if it were hot, I’d moan if somebody looked at my husband, I’d moan if somebody were late, or if they were early, I’d even moan if I had no post..

You see I was bloody miserable! Outwardly I was happy bloody clappy but INSIDE i was DEEPLY unhappy. I’d surrounded myself (some chosen ones.. some by default) with moaning assholes and that had totally effected the way I thought.

I was miserable in being miserable so I decided to STOP. I mean don’t get me wrong it has been a journey and sometimes I have to but my moaning bitch back in her cage but I worked so hard on me that I’m now TRULY happy!

If I get a shit steak out, I pay the bill and don’t go back (life is too short to argue over shit steak!)

Mental health is something not to be scoffed at, in fact I have two close family members that have attempted suicide, one many many times. It’s NOT an unhealthy mindset. It’s an illness that unfortunately can not be fixed overnight.

Please if you’re struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts talk to somebody, anybody. Don’t suffer in silence.

Be happy, go live an incredible fulfilled life.

Much love



Diary of a MOFO CEO

Diary of a MOFO CEO by Leona Burton

Wow what can I say…?!

Who would have thought that I’d be sat here writing a blog!

Me? The girl with no GCSES who makes up random words whenever she feels like it but hey I’ll have a good go.

So I thought that you ladies would like to see more into the lives of Estelle and I, and a blog would be a great way of hearing about what ACTUALLY goes on behind the scenes in MIBA HQ…

What a few weeks it has been! We turned two AND hit 40k in our Facebook group in the same week. That’s kinda crazy to think back to two years ago when MIBA wasn’t even a thing! Now people talk us all around the world (ok good and bad BUT whatever hehe) and all that we have created in just that short amount of time! #blessedAF

I can’t lie it’s been two years of extreme highs and successes but MANY a late night, early mornings, tears and tantrums.

It’s proven to me what I already believed. If you want anything in life you absolutely can have it, IF you work hard enough!

Figure out wtf you enjoy, align and hustle!

We have a shit ton planned over the next few months including social media summit and our autobiography launch (OMG?!)…

It’ll be a wild road (we’ve got some pissed off people that would prefer we didn’t write our stories but they are OUR truths) we want you to understand that regardless of your past or current situation YOU can get through and BE and DO anything that you want!

Now to get back to work (I’ve got a podcast to organise so keep your eyes peeled)

Much love


Xoxo xoxo

Ps. Look out for a blog coming soon from our very own Insta Queen