Networking

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Albertina (Mama) Zuma

Albertina (Mama) Zuma/Networking

Community Leader, Zimele Community

A: Working with a tight-knit community, networking is crucial to the success of a project. We often do not have the luxury of financial resources or outside mediums. We save as ...

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Hibaaq Osman

Hibaaq Osman/Networking

Founder & CEO, Karama

A: As Gaddafi stepped down, Karama partnered with dozens of Libyan women activists, academics, politicians, artists and community leaders to form a coalition called the Libyan Women’s Peace Platform (LWPP). The ...

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Melissa Meyers

Melissa Meyers/Networking

President, Melissa Meyers

A: Following up is key, be friendly, approachable and confident. Ask for contact information and reach out within 24 hours of meeting a person you would like to form a relationship ...

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Susan McPherson/Networking

Founder & CEO, McPherson Strategies

A: 1. Listen: Networking is about getting to know people and hearing their stories. It’s not about promoting yourself or your cause. Showing genuine interest in others will help you be ...

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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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