Some of our chapter leaders consistently have 20 to 25 women (never more than 30) at each of their gatherings; others enjoy a more intimate group of 12 to 20 women.
HLN Leaders may have as many networking events as they would like each month. Many leaders hold two networking events, one during the daytime and one in the evening, all on the same day. Dawn Billings, our founder, holds 3 - breakfast, lunch and dinner all in the same day and enjoys 60 to 80 women in her home each month.
If a leader has two meetings in one day, she could have as many as 40 to 50 women attending. It totally depends on you and your personality and the effort you want to put in developing your event. The larger gatherings are exciting but may be a little less intimate. When you have 12 to 20 women, it allows extra time to create more personal bonds. Both sizes of gatherings have their benefits.
Find the size that fits your personality and community and it will work like a charm. It is a model that depends on the care and effort you give it, exactly like your business. Like exercise equipment; it works GREAT if you actively use it!