Here is one of my favorite summer memories, and why it matters to you.
Four Marriott executives hosted the semi-annual Marriott Women’s Leadership Gathering. Women from all leadership levels congregated at one senior executive’s beautiful Chevy Chase home. The women networked, shared stories, ideas, dilemma’s, and leadership experiences.
So awesome I ended up there!
How? I was invited to speak on the topic of “Biz Casual Power Pieces”.
This event was amazing! It was inspiring to see female camaraderie – the spirit of women helping women succeed- instead of the rivalry that often takes place in large corporations.
And this is why it matters to you:
1. Handling networking rejection – You identify someone you want to connect with at work. You send a request and don’t get a response, or you get a response, but no meeting date is set for months. Do they not want to connect with you?
“Don’t let this bother you!”, one Marriott executive suggests. Remember that person could be very busy, just as you are. If your potential new connection says yes to meeting, don’t worry if it doesn’t happen for three or six months. Continue Reading →