In my work with women I noticed how difficult women find it to create effective strategic networks. We are good at making relationships but less comfortable with having a networking strategy designed to help meet the people who can help us achieve our goal. It is especially difficult for senior women, who may be juggling many other priorities. Networking often slips off the rada.
To support these women I organise a monthly lunch of no more that 6 senior women with an associated invitation only LinkedIn group, the Executive Women's Exchange. I encourage attendees to identify their oevr arching stetgic goal to make it easier to seek out the contacts that help help them do it. If they meet at the lunch they can keep in touch through the group which has all the future lunch dates posted.
If you want to attend a lunch email or call me and I'll send you an invite.