I've recently joined Second Light, an organisation for women poets aged 40 or over (though under 40s can be associate members). I resisted joining for some time - for two reasons: one, the idea of being part of a closed women's group, and two, having to pay a subscription fee. But then I thought of all the men's old boys' networks in British society and decided that I should be a bit more alert to networking. As for the fee, perhaps I am being a bit less scrooge-ish these days. After all "you don't get owt for nowt" and Second Light publish Artemis and it costs money to run a poetry magazine.
Every poet is invited to provide a page on the Second Light website. You can see my page, complete with poem, by going to secondlightlive.co.uk , clicking on Members' Pages and scrolling down until you find me (surnames in alphabetical order).
It's good to see several names I recognise on the list - I feel I am in good company.