Category Archives: Networking

Real Advice for Women Seeking Mentors and Allies

If your mentors all look like you, you have a mentor problem. Same goes if they all have similar backgrounds and work histories or if you have only one—or none. “Your mentors should be a diverse network,” says David Smith, an expert on gender workplace issues and co-author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women. “If they’re not, you’re missing out on key perspectives and information, and … [ more ]

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5 Tips to Feel More Comfortable at Networking Events

This is one thing Alice Rutkowski, an executive communication and presence coach who has worked with more than 8,000 executives over the past 20-some years, wishes everyone knew: Body language reflects what you believe about yourself and others. “Consciously and unconsciously, we are reading others and they are reading us all the time,” says Rutkowski, vice president of executive development at Sagin. “For example, whether you’re sitting or standing, crossing … [ more ]

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Thinking of Joining a Non-Profit Board?

About 20 years ago, when she worked for the Seattle Mariners, Gail Hunter reached out to the YMCA of Greater Seattle about joining its board. “My family had been members forever and it was a big part of my childhood,” says Hunter, now vice president of public affairs and event management for the Golden State Warriors. “I wanted to give back.” But expanding your network, acquiring new skills or even … [ more ]

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How to Network Effectively in Our Hyper-Connected World

If you’re like most people trying to use social media to network, you probably think the number of followers or connections you have matters. But instead of obsessing over breaking 200, 500, 1,000, “you should be paying attention to what’s going on in your network and how you’re connecting with posts, content, likes, retweets and mentions,” says J. Kelly Hoey, a networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network. … [ more ]

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Could Your Emails Be Hurting the Friends You’re Trying to Help?

Technology hasn’t only made it easier to stay in touch with former colleagues, old classmates and far-flung friends. It has also made asking them for favors such as referrals and introductions as effortless as hitting send. Likewise, when you’re on the receiving end of such a request, it’s less or little hassle, in this age of email, to help a contact out. But before you make another ask or agree … [ more ]

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The New Networking Roadmap: Building the Relationships You Need to Succeed | Podcast

Click Play below to listen.  In this hyper-connected world, where everyone is posting, liking and friending fast and furiously, are you actually leveraging your connections successfully? In this 30-minute teleclass, networking expert J. Kelly Hoey will provide some of her innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, long-lasting kind that is mutually beneficial. Master the social tools at your disposal, and never clutter your calendar with dead-end coffee dates and … [ more ]

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5 Lessons Along the Path to a More Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

By Theresa Kushner, Vice President, Information Innovation Center, VMware When we started our women’s initiative at VMware, we knew that we wanted to do it differently from other Silicon Valley high-tech companies. No one was having a lot of success in the area of recruiting, promoting and retaining women. We wanted to increase our diversity and provide an inclusive environment for our people. Our culture demanded it. After all, we … [ more ]

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Speed Network Your Way to Meaningful Mentoring

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. Join networking expert Julie Kantor for our inaugural Mentoring RoadtripTM. This is your chance to meet up with the individuals who can create new professional opportunities, sponsor your work and help accelerate your career. Julie will use a proven-successful approach to lead a highly dynamic and interactive session. Each participant will meet with 6-8 ‘matches’ and explore key … [ more ]

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Making the Most of Networking

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. Productive networking is not just about who you meet but how you use those interactions to create connections, find multi-generational mentors and create sponsorship to promote your goals. This can prove to be critical whether you are climbing the corporate ladder, building your start-up or determining your next move. A recent Wharton study shows mentors are promoted 6x … [ more ]

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Office Holiday Party Tips

What do you get when you take 15 years of working as a user experience designer for companies such as Google and Yahoo and combine them with keen powers of people-watching and a razor-sharp wit? Answer: Sarah Cooper’s book 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to Get By Without Even Trying and her blog TheCooperReview. Of course, it’s those years of toiling away in corporate America that provide … [ more ]

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