A Modern Girls Guide to Networking by Sarah Ivens. The topics covered include conversation starters, social situations and in the office.
Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands by Terri Morrison and Wayne Conaway. I’ve just been out to the Middle East and found this book really useful. It gives you cultural overviews of 60 countries to help your international networking.
http://www.bpwuk.co.uk/ This website is an organisation for women who are in any type of occupation and at any stage of their career development. I’ve been a member for about 3 years and highly recommend it.
By the time you read this I will have visited Syria and Lebanon to run some specific training for women from the UN Agency for Relief and Works for Palestine Refugees. It was tough preparing the course in time and dealing with the logistics of working in the Middle East. 24 hours before we left our flights weren’t even booked! However, I remained positive throughout and made the most of this very exciting opportunity!
This work has come about (through networking) because the UNRWA recognised that their women did not perform very well in interviews and were failing to achieve more senior positions. We put together a course that taught specific skills, and focused on personal development.
Call us now if you feel that you need this sort of specific help rather than our broader women’s development programmes. You’ll know that you are getting a really professional course that is recognised by the UN!
You can read more about my trip and keep in touch with what’s happening at my new blogsite – BlogPositive at http://suehewitt.typepad.com
In next month’s issue of Positive Energy we’ll look at self awareness and motivation. The better you know yourself, the more you are aware of what motivates you!