I often talk about how important it is to build your network, and as we all know the best way to do that is to get out there and meet people by attending events. But walking into a room full of strangers can be intimidating to say the least. There was a great article in Fortune this week from a networking pro sharing her tips on how to work a room: http://fortune.com/2015/07/26/carol-leaman-networking/
One more great article on networking – the author, Henna Inam, shares her tips for networking authentically as a woman:http://www.forbes.com/sites/hennainam/2015/07/14/how-women-can-succeed-by-networking-authentically/
A recent survey found that more Millennial women planned to take career pauses when they had children – they planned to find roles that would allow them more flexibility and less travel time while their children were young. It is a new approach to an ongoing problem. The full article can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/upshot/more-than-their-mothers-young-women-plan-career-pauses.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=0
For the next article, the title says it all – “Ambitious Women Deserve our Praise, Not Our Disdain. The full article can be found here:http://www.forbes.com/sites/bonniemarcus/2015/07/27/ambitious-women-deserve-our-praise-not-our-disdain/
And a survey by PwC found that young women are dropping out of the financial services industry because they do not see enough opportunity. The insurance industry is widely viewed as the most closed to women, and asset management is seen as more women-friendly because there are more female role models: http://www.forbes.com/sites/karenhigginbottom/2015/07/21/young-women-leaving-financial-services-due-to-limited-career-opportunities/
We have a terrific line up of events for the Fall including a coed cocktail party and brewery tour in Dallas, our second annual Charity Shopping Night in Houston, and a Holiday Luncheon in Austin. Register early to avoid disappointment!