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How to Take the Work out of Networking by Rebecca Hourston
Award-winning leader in coaching, leadership development, and consultancy Rebecca Hourston knows that women seem to struggle with networking more than men. In this article, she offers advice to make networking easier, enjoyable, and profitable.
Brilliant Networking – What the Best Networkers Know, Do and Say by Steven D’Souza, (Pearson 2008)
How Leaders Create and Use Networks by Herminia Ibarra and Mark Hunter
LinkedIn – the “Business Facebook”, an established professional networking site with over 65 million users globally. You’re probably on it already; if you’re not, join! If you are, ensure you’re keeping your profile current by adding new contacts regularly, updating your profile, joining a new group, or writing a quick recommendation of someone. GCC Women network on LinkedIn – join our network of women
City Women’s Network – established network that promotes mutual support and stimulation to members and fosters friendships amongst peers.
Women in Business Network – a networking group established to support and empower women in management positions and female entrepreneurs.
European Professional Women’s Network – a dynamic online and offline networking and leadership development platform for professional women of all sectors and industries. With 3500 members and more than 90 nationalities, EuropeanPWN organizes around 600 events a year.
Gulf Mentoring Resources:
Read about these local mentoring programs in the Gulf
The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Student Career Planning System provides education and career planning resources. For example, students are trained to conduct two online assessments and several exercises to assess and discover their personal interests, personality, and values. For more information please visit them here
"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction." – John Crosby
"A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could." – Unknown
"One thing I know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." – Albert Schweitzer
"Skill is fine, and genius is splendid, but the right contacts are more valuable than either." – Sir Archibald McIndoe