Winning While Female: How to make networking work for you

You’ve heard  that succeeding in your career is all about who you know.  Guess what? It’s true. Research backs it up: Women with a network of female peers and third-party contacts have 2.5 times the expected job placement level than women with predominating male-dominated networks. Understanding this, it’s no surprise that female coworking spaces like The Wing are on the rise. It’s becoming more apparent that to succeed women must band together to take on the business world.  There are many extrinsic barriers for women in the workplace, but women also face self-imposed barriers especially when networking or selling their expertise. Women are far less likely to advertise their strengths and expertise as well as leverage their connections to get ahead. And often, women see networking as intimidating or even deflating.  Because networking is integral to a successful career, women must break through these barriers to assert themselves as experts in their field and connect with others. Here are tips for making the most of your networking experience. How to Host an Awesome Networking Event Hosting your own networking event creates a unique opportunity for you to control the energy of the room. There are countless ways to make meeting …