Business women in Charlotte really know how to network. I have been invited to several great networking events lately and I think that it is great that the women of Charlotte are connecting.
I also wanted to mention some of the other ways to network, besides the organized networking events. Things like playgroups with your kids, those house "parties" hosted by home-based business-women, or in small break-out groups.
This week I had several one-on-one meetings. I find this a great way to network and get to know other business people better--especially since I am introverted, and the larger groups are intimidating. I absolutely recommend scheduling these 1-to-1's, maybe 1 or 2 a week to network with new contacts and build stronger relationships.
Women of Charlotte: Many of you are new to the area and haven't built those important networks that support, educate and assist us in our careers. I ask you to make networking a priority in your life, and I look forward to meeting you soon.
Meghan Wier is author of Confessions of an Introvert, the Shy Girl's Guide to Career Networking and Getting the Most out of Life. More information about Meghan Wier can be found at www.meghanwier.com.