By Lynne Williams
One cannot deny the fact that a lot of women like to get together with other women and just talk. Perhaps that is why there are so many women’s groups that exist. It’s a bonding thing and LinkedIn can help keep it going.
LinkedIn can be the online connector to help build relationships with know, like, trust. It can bring people together to connect for even more introductions.
For example, on Wed December 6th, I attended the Montgomery County Foundation Women and Leadership Forum for the first time (a sold out event of 300), which I will absolutely make an annual event. Not only did I get to hear and meet fabulous speakers, but also got to meet Tamala Edwards from 6ABC and she was awarded the Women of Distinction Award. In addition, I met some lovely ladies at my table and we connected on LinkedIn on the apps on our phones using the Scan and QR Code feature. That’s especially helpful at networking events when you run out of or don’t have business cards.
Since I have been on the speaker’s bureau of Chester and Delaware County SCORE for 6-½ years, I also attend their Women’s Entrepreneurship Event. As I am the LinkedIn presenter for this SCORE chapter,I was able to bring this community of women together using the Find Nearby feature on the LinkedIn app.
Bucks County SCORE also runs an annual women’s event at Parx Casino – yet another not to miss annual event.
Another fabulous annual Women’s event in Delaware County is called Womenomics and the next one is scheduled for March 7, 2020 and is hosted by the Friends of the Delaware County Women’s Commission and the Delaware County BPW.
I am also a lifetime member of FemCity but there are still so many more ladies’ groups.
There are just not enough hours in the day to attend them all, but attend something. Don’t think you cannot attend as a man, because you certainly can.
If you want to join my Ladies Night Out and Optional $10 White Elephant on December 12th at 6 PM in King of Prussia, we look forward to seeing you to eat, drink, make merry, gab, and, of course, connect on LinkedIn.
If you need to attend a LinkedIn workshop, you will find the upcoming dates on the meetup under the events tab on our website with the last workshops of 2019 on 12/19 and 12/21.
Don’t miss our upcoming featured events. If you are a working adult, come learn and network with us. You must be a member of the meetup before you can RSVP to any of these events and see the location and other details.
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Lynne Williams is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit of over 4300 members providing career education and networking. Contact Lynne by phone at 484-393-2951, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on social media @GreatCareersPHL and #GreatCareersPHL and connect on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/lynnewilliams Check out our website!