I'm obsessed with re-branding networking and helping people build the networks they need to achieve their goals (so obsessed in fact, that I wrote a book on the very topic - Build Your Dream Network: Foraging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World).
Before you ask, my career didn't start by being phenomenally well-connected.
I was a corporate lawyer, before becoming a manager in a global law firm (overseeing professional development, alumni and the firm's women's advancement initiative). Then suddenly, a few years after leaving the cubicle job, Forbes listed me as “1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”, Business Insider added me to their list of the "100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter” and Inc. named me to their “1 of the 10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”--- tributes to the power of networks to COMPLETELY change your career trajectory (and to unlock a vast horizon of possibilities for your own career).
Did I mention I only had 5 connections when I first moved to NYC?
To build a dream network, you don't need to start out knowing a TON of people, you just need a new approach to networking.
Then, beyond a stronger network and a clearer understanding of how to meaningfully network in our hyper-connected world, you want the typical perks of a membership site or online course offering (HOORAY! you'll find that here and more).
A subscription to membership in the #BYDN community includes exclusive content that will only be shared here, on the membership site - so it is truly EXCLUSIVE for #BYDN subscribing members - plus I'm focused only on serving up my network-building content in dynamic digital and interactive ways.
When you show up here, you'll find me, a diverse community members, plus live-programming + events, regularly scheduled ask-me-anything virtual water-cooler sessions, ongoing access to mentorship, invitations to participate in mastermind groups and private digital conversations.
And did I mention AMAZING community members and connections? Yes, I did but it's worth repeating.
Come add your career enthusiasm to the #BYDN community.
and in the meantime....check out the weekly #BYDN podcast and/or pick up a copy of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World