These are the words which I most dread hearing, at any gathering, be it social or business. Why? Because I’m convinced before I utter a single word in response that I’m boring the pants off the person who asked the question. Because I can anticipate their eyes glazing over before I start. And, crucially, because I’m no longer passionate about what I do for a living. As we discovered at our Winter Networking event, being passionate about what you do, and being able to describe why you love it, is key to ensuring the other person remembers what you’ve told them.
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Last month’s networking event concluded the WiSE Up series of workshops. I’d been really looking forward to catching up with the participants. To bring some structure to the evening, we asked some people to share their experiences of applying what we had learned in the four workshops. What an inspirational set of short presentations they turned out to be !
Keen to kick off, was one of the youngest members of the cohort, who had just graduated and felt that talking to professional women in addition to her student friends made her feel more assured in dealing with people in a professional environment. This was particularly useful during an interview, which resulted in a job offer!
Do come and join us on Tuesday 26th March for some fun Easter networking. For just £5, you can enjoy good company, great conversation and excellent refreshments! CAMAWiSE members may also bring a friend for free. Register here
We’ll also be holding our AGM during the evening, at which the following posts are up for election:
- Deputy Chair
If you are interested in standing for election, nomination forms are available to download here. Completed forms should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 24th March, or you can bring your form along to the AGM. You can also contact us by email if you would like further information before submitting your nomination.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Budding female authors are invited to learn what it takes to write a novel at an event to be held in Cambridge next week.
‘Is There A Book In You?’, a joint event between Cambridge Businesswomen’s Network (CBN) and the Association of Women in Science and Engineering (AWISE), is being hosted by St Mary’s School, in Bateman Street on Thursday 22nd November, starting at 6.30pm.
The evening will feature two speakers – Kate Kirk and Louisa Reid – both published authors, who will talk about what inspired them to write, the challenges of the process and the joys!