What women can do to join the old boys network and what old boys can do to survive
It was about 8:30 am on gorgeous Saturday morning in Washington DC. Hosted by the Women's Bar Association and Ms. JD, the nervous law students were prepping for an intense day of workshops. Not your typical legal ones instead the topics included: self-confidence, communication, and networking.
Seasoned attorneys – known as “the faculty” – wandered in after their orientation. The women attorneys stayed in the back of the room their eyes glancing for empty seats along the aisles. One of the men attorneys politely pointed to an empty seat in the middle of a row. The woman shook her head. He shrugged his shoulders and sat down.
Less than 48 hours earlier I had seen Sheryl Sandberg speak about her book and initiative “Lean In.”
Why did the woman stand back?
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Published author and communications expert, Diane Darling, has been speaking on the topic of networking for over 10 years. That’s before Facebook even existed.
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