Networking Skills for Women Leaders



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Hone your networking skills so that you can make an impact with your unique skillset.


People have varied reactions to the word “networking.” For example, women sometimes have adverse feelings about networking as they don’t wish to feel they are “using” people. However, this reluctance can hinder their career progression and ability to make an impact where their skillsets would be an asset.

In this 90-minute training, you will learn from Provost Karlyn Crowley as she talks through the importance of networking for women and gives you insights into skills you likely already have that can help you to network effectively – not only furthering your own career but offering your skills and wisdom to others as well.


Who Should Attend

Women leaders across all areas of campus, at all levels.

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What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions


August 4, 2021

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern


Networking Skills

In this first section, we will discuss skills you can build that will help you to think differently about networking. You will explore a few new concepts, then practice them in small groups.



Networking Strategies

In this second section, you will build on the skills you learned and develop a strategy for diving into more networking opportunities. As with the first section, you will have a chance to explore your ideas with peers.



Networking Habits

Finally, we will close with how you can develop networking habits over time. What will successful networking look like for you? How will you plan for future opportunities? You will explore these concepts and develop an action plan for homework.


Professional portrait of Karlyn Crowley

Karlyn Crowley

Provost, Ohio Wesleyan University

Karlyn is Provost of Ohio Wesleyan University, a small liberal arts college serving roughly 1500 students with more than 70 majors. OWU is one of 45 colleges featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives”; it is ranked in the top 100 national liberal arts colleges and listed as one of the “Top Schools on Social Mobility.”

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