While we’re over here celebrating your inner boss, you’re all out there proving on the daily that being on the lady squad is something to be seriously proud of. As a workforce, women are growing in numbers, moving up ladders, and blowing that proverbial glass ceiling into glitter dust. While there is plenty of important work at play, our networking skills are turning out to be one of our strongest suits.
Here’s why we think so:
RELATIONSHIP FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND
While men are far more cut-to-the-chase in their communication, women tend to establish a relationship first – even if it means a few moments of small talk before launching into your pitch. This helps us establish real, working relationships with more longevity than men might experience. Part of selling your company is selling your own brand of professionalism. Be genuine.
NICE GIRLS FINISH FIRST
Life is a cafeteria. For better or worse, women have played nice in work and play settings. Your high school cafeteria skills come in handy in a large social setting. Making others more comfortable is a natural habit for you.
PAYING IT FORWARD
We value a good connection, and we know others value them, too. We are constantly on the search for opportunities for our fellow vinas because we believe that women can only succeed if we succeed together. Linking together two people who are a good professional match makes us feel good. Generosity goes a really long way and comes right back full circle.
OUT ON THE TOWN
We network everywhere. Our social and networking skills look so similar that we don’t really turn it off. Whether we’re at brunch or yoga or having cocktails in a new city, our radar for opportunity is finely tuned.
So, get out there and get to it. One thing to be wary of is that women tend to undersell themselves. You’re worth more than you’re probably willing to admit, so we give you the green light to sell the sh** out of what you got going on.
(Featured image by @createcultivate)