There are many ways to learn professional networking tips –books, seminars, online information, and by example. You’ll be told that you should make an effort to connect—or collect—as many of your school and university friends as possible and nurture a minimal relationship that you can leverage over time for mutual benefit. Colleagues at work, clients, friends and neighbors can all help you achieve your career goals as you progress along a path to the career highlights you envision. Likewise, you can help others in your network and this is a positive force that seems to be good for everyone.
But, wait! For women, you need something more—something that men do not need—as documented in a study by Northwestern Life. You need a second network that is clearly and explicitly for WOMEN ONLY. I describe this in detail in my book, Happy Woman, Happy World. A woman-centric network can make a huge positive difference in your career outcomes, and now there is data confirming it. Watch this video below to learn more.
Find a way to join a women-specific networking group. You will see there is room for many women in leadership and here is why. As we network and support each other, we MAKE room at the top for more women leaders… together!
If you have networking tips or success stories, please share. It this is along the lines of what you have been thinking, please share this with your chosen woman network!
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, a training company specialized in providing companies an ROI on Balanced Leadership. She has been named one of 50 must-follow women entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly-successful global business, and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.
Beate works with business leaders and supports organizations by developing and providing training the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity, employee engagement and corporate growth.
Recent clients include Merck, Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), NFTE, CreativeLive, the Association of Corporate Growth, and TracyLocke.
Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.
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