I'm obsessed with re-branding networking and helping people build the networks they need to achieve their career 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).
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).
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 - plus the commitment to apply this new approach day in and day out!
When you show up here, you'll find me, a diverse, global community, 24/7 access to #BYDN course materials plus live-programming + events, regularly scheduled ask-me-anything sessions along with virtual water-cooler #BYDN chats, 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.
Did I mention that they are promoting each other? Providing each other with opportunities, leads and ideas for their careers? No, but then again I just did!