“Use my name.”
Those three words are all you need to know about sponsorship and networking. You put your skin into someone else’s game. You do not use these words lightly. Your reputation rests on the quality of your referrals. And yet, we women are such rabid community builders that we can have a devoted network of business women who are also our friends even if we’ve never met in the flesh.
National Girlfriends’ Networking Day
The New Agenda has thrown down the rope of its tree house and is waiting for you to pass under the branches and ask it to drop down our rope ladder. The Women Lawyers of Arnold & Porter and the Proskauer Women’s Alliance are sponsoring TNA’s Second Annual National Girlfriends Networking Day on June 4 in San Francisco and Century City.
Those women who supposedly don’t refer business to one another – Proskauer,Arnold & Porter, Ms. J.D., She Negotiates and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles - are all sponsoring this year’s west coast NGN Day. There will be women there you need to know to advance your career. Women whose names you’ll want to include on your referral lists and who will want to include yours in theirs. That’s how women’s business thrives.
CNN’s Soledad O’Brien will be there on a live stream from the New York Times along with More Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Lesley Jane Seymour, Angel Investor and Advisor, Joanne Wilson, and Taj McWilliams-Franklin, WNBA Coach, Player and Community Activist. We’ll share coffee, fruit and pastries, trade business cards, and submit questions to the panel via social media.
If anyone could grant me one wish for 2013, it would be for all women everywhere to say these three words along with another woman’s name at least once a week – use my name.
C’mon on over. We have a few names for you.