Finally! The only introvert community that build us up with gentle connections, introvert-centric events and development.
Created for introverts by introverts.
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AUTHENTIC NETWORK OF INTROVERTS
Established since 2013, Introverts Network Asia is a cohesive regional network of introverted professionals and businessowners in Asia.
What is INA?
As the name goes, Introvert Network Asia (INA) is a ground-up initiative, formed by a quiet group of professionals and business owners who seek to connect with other introverts. We prefer small group conversations to larger events and always enjoy the one-to-one chats with each other in this group.
Beyond online connection and meet-ups, INA builds the environment for training, mentoring and self-development programmes.
Coffee With The Introvert Boss
Every month, Mervin speaks with an introvert boss, who shares about their battles and victories. Isn’t it comforting to know we are not alone?
See What Our Actual Members Say About INA…
Thanks for organising this (ROUNDTABLE RECULSE). It was really well run and the vibe was good. As it was my first session I was apprehensive and didn’t know what to expect. I was thinking all introverts what if no one wants to share? But it was unnecessary worry. From the answers that the group gave I realised I could really relate and it’s so nice to see introverts who have mastered the art of switching their extroversion for work on and off. Looking forward to more of such events.
I am really glad there’s a platform like INA RoundTable Recluse for those of us who prefer to share in a more intimate setting. Kudos to Joy through skilful facilitation gave attention to everyone and managing everyone’s expectations. Honoured that those present were sincere and honest in their sharing. Look forward to the next one!
Lovely session (ROUNDTABLE RECULSE) where we get to hear of the experiences from different introverts sharing their personal take on common questions! Simple questions with such diverse responses, had lots of fun listening to them! Looking forward to more of such session.
It was a more interactive, objective-based and purposeful meet up than usual networking session. Good guidance from facilitators in changing our thinking from "how to fulfil our dreams" to "how can we fulfil others dreams by doing what we do".
Thank you for the special care, and providing the opportunity to meet the others to start shedding my networking anxieties. I enjoyed meeting and interacting with the wonderful folks. The business tips were relevant and to the point — since it’s all so new to me, I found them very useful.
It was unintimidating, rather fun as there were activities thought of by the facilitators to create opportunities for interaction. It was a very easy event to shed the introvertness in me! Plus, I got reunited with a primary school classmate!
It’s very welcoming. A good space for introvert myself to start networking. I’m really glad to meet new friends and share more about my business. It’s also very interactive, we could comfortably talk to new people. Thumbs up to Kevin and Mervin for being great hosts. Looking forward to future events!
The introverts networking session is an unique experience. Not expecting a riot of voices, but it’s not quiet either! Am glad that the facilitators and organizers do give good encouraging words to the participants, because I can feel that they understand how to warm us up to be open with one another. As an introvert who is actively exploring ways to get myself warmed up for a networking event, this is definitely a right direction for the introvert community to explore. Looking forward to more sessions from the organizing committee!
SPECIAL GROUP OF PEOPLE
“We introverts are a special group of people in this world and we should appreciate this amazing gift that is born within us instead of hate it. We can choose the happiness path instead of the miserable path. Now I'm becoming a bit more sociable and willing to open my world more to the people around me. So, this is pretty much my introvert story that I would like to share."
SENSE OF “BELONGINGNESS”
“The first anniversary in March was my first, then after that I've attended 3 more meetups. I guess one of the things that appeals me to the group is the sense of belongingness. People always say to just be yourself, but in other groups, it's hard to be yourself because people have their preconceived notions. However, in this group, I can say I have genuinely been myself. Aside from that, I truly love the idea of introverts lifting and supporting other introverts. There's a sense of community at the Introverts Network that you won't feel anywhere else. To be honest, there’s so much more to love about the group.”
“Yeah, absolutely stunning! Especially since all of us are introverts, it proves that we can manifest a better self-development progress, despite what most of the public says about introverts then and now.”
SAFE, COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT
“Have you participated in any of INA's events? Safe comfortable environment for introverts to learn something and network. Who knows? The quiet person beside you may have the same hobby/interest as you, and possible partnership ahead too.”
“Introverts are known to make meaningful connections and we need to harness that power.”
Whenever I am asked the
“I just wanted introverted people to get out of their cubicles, get off the online platform to an offline one, where we can connect with others, introvert or not, in business or otherwise, male or female, to gain knowledge, learn from the experiences of others, talk shop and do business.”
Introverts Network Asia (INA) started off at Meetup.com as “Networking Just For Introverts” on 29 April 2013, but the first meetup was on 13 May 2013. Since that afternoon at the meeting room in Oromo Coffee, Shaw Tower, we have organised and facilitated more than 80 meetups – social, casual, business meetings as at December 2018.
Introverts are known to make meaningful connections and we need to harness that power. That’s when we realised that we needed a community of our own. The rapid growth of the online community is proof of this latent need.
I see the community as a platform for nurturing the hidden leader in introverts. Introverts Network Asia (INA) aims to dispel myths about introversion and inspire its community to take up leadership roles in their organisations and be role models and influencers in whatever capacities they
Observing and running the networking community gives me a lot of satisfaction, seeing and hearing how they enjoyed the conversations and connections with members and guests. I look forward to more good years of interactions, shared learning and self-development.
It’s (Almost) Like A Membership Built For Yourself, By Yourself!
Ok, that may sound a little exaggerating (like a non-introvert). But that is the underlying motivation INA has. To uplift and propel introverts to another level that wouldn’t be possible if we are to do it alone, as an individual.
At INA, we Connect and Grow together.