Women’s Leadership Summit will offer essential tips for effective networking

On November 5, TCNJ will hold its third annual Women’s Leadership Summit. This year’s theme is “Invigorate, Renew & De-stress Your Networks.” At a time when more women are entering the workforce than ever before, the 2013 summit will address the importance of networking within professional fields and provide useful tips for creating outstanding networking circles.

StilettoNetwork-1The keynote speaker for this year’s summit, Pamela Ryckman, is a sought after presenter, author, and journalist who has a passion for business. Her 60-minute session, “Stiletto Networks: How Women Build Power Circles for Career Success,” will provide an inside look at a better way of doing business, and will discuss the groundbreaking movement of women banding together to help other women, forming networking groups, and collaborating to achieve clout, success, and enjoyment.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re a public company CEO, a middle-manager, an entrepreneur, or a freelancer,” Ryckman says. “You don’t need to be famous or fabulous to create a stiletto network, and you need not begin with major connections. Anyone can do this.”

Other sessions that day will address power circles and natural networking within the business community, and will feature distinguished women from various fields of business.  Panelists Diane Garnick, Diana Gáler and Veruna Stanescu will lead a discussion on the importance of power circles in professional arenas, followed by Raleigh Mayer, a consultant on business behaviors and personal presentation, who will present on effective networking.

TCNJ Associate Professor of Finance Susan Hume, who was a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Summit, said this of the summit: “Our conversations on key leadership topics today have grown over the past three years through a unique partnership of women dedicated to the education of women and leadership.”

TCNJ’s Women’s Leadership Summit: Invigorate, Renew & De-stress Your Networks will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in TCNJ’s Education Building, room 212. Breakfast will be served. The cost is $75 dollars per person and $65 for TCNJ alumni. All participants will receive a copy of Ryckman’s book Stiletto Network: Inside the Women’s Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business. For more information on the event and on how to register visit: www.tcnj.edu/womensnetworks.

This program is sponsored by TCNJ’s School of Business, the NJ Small Business Development Center, and by program partners. Contact Patty Karlowitsch at 609.771.3064 or karlowit@tcnj.edu for information about sponsor levels.

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