Networking

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Siiri Morley/Networking

Founding Partner, Prosperity Candle

A: Be yourself, be generous with your time and connections, and don’t be impatient. Men and women tend to network differently. I find the female approach to networking to be more ...

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Hibaaq Osman

Hibaaq Osman/Networking

Founder & CEO, Karama

A: Networking is about understanding people and building connections. Among the most important elements in building these connections are development of trust, expression of empathy, and diligence in listening to what ...

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Jenny Fleiss/Networking

Co-founder, Rent the Runway

A: In the beginning stages of the concept we looked to designers and our relationships in the fashion industry to see if this was something that they would consider doing, support ...

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Anu Duggal/Networking

Founder, Female Founders Fund

A: My top three tips for networking would be as follows: 1) Focus on having a meaningful conversation with at least one or two individuals in a room or at an event. ...

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Meera Gandhi/Networking

Founder and CEO, The Giving Back Foundation

A: I believe that networking in philanthropy is a hugely important part of success.  The Giving Back Foundation supports carefully selected existing charities.  We partner with The Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center, ...

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Rachel P. Goldstein

Rachel Goldstein/Networking

President, Agent of Change

A: I would say my time is divided by 80 percent management and 20 percent networking. I'd like that to be the opposite but as a young company, I have to ...

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