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The 2021 National Workplace Summit takes place at a time when many are transitioning to the “ next normal . ” Whether we are working remotely , in - person , or a hybr id of the two , bui lding a strong network has never been more important . That ’ s why we designed opportunities for you to connect with other changemakers throughout the day . These networking opportunities include : TH I NGS TO DO
@ 12:00PM ET
HOW TO NETWORK VIRTUALLY
Pre - Summit Networking presentation with Cate Luzio . Informative mini session on how to maximize networking in a virtual environment .
@ 12:15PM ET
FACILITATED NETWORKING DISCUSSIONS
Led by a facilitator , these group discussions focus on topics YOU asked for .
@ 4:10PM ET 4:30PM ET 4:50PM ET
Exclusive 15 - minute live video chat with CFW board members . A unique opportunity for 1 : 1 mentoring .
PUBLIC SESSION CHATS An opportunity to share comments and ask questions during breakout sessions .
PRIVATE 1:1 AND GROUP MESSAGING
Your place to “ meet up ” with other attendees throughout the conference .
Participation is limited & advanced sign-up is required!
5/6 @ 12PM EST
HOW TO NETWORK VIRTUALLY Pre-Summit Mini Session
CAT E LUZ I O
Ca t e L u z i o s pen t two de c ade s i n f i nanc i a l s e r v i c e s l e ad i ng g l oba l mu l t i b i l l i on - do l l a r bu s i ne s s e s be f o r e f ound i ng L umi na r y , a
g l oba l c a r e e r and pe r s ona l g r owt h p l a t f o rm and c o l l abo r a t i on hub f o r women .
- J o i n u s i n t he ne two r k i ng l ounge be f o r e t he F a c i l i t a t ed Ne two r k i ng S e s s i on s . -
TOP T I PS FOR NE TWORK I NG V I RTUAL LY RE-FRAME "NETWORKING"
Let people know in the chat who you are , your role or title and business , and wherever you want people to connect with you , be that in a private chat or via LinkedIn . Introducing yourself virtually removes the pressure you might have in person when raising your hand or speaking up . Try not to let it feel overwhelming - instead , think of networking as a way to create conversations , or take part in a discussion . This is your chance to custom - build beneficial relationships . INTRODUCE YOURSELF Screenshots are great tools that allow you to go back and review who else you engaged with during the conversation virtually , others that introduced themselves , or made comments you ’ d like to follow up on . NOTE the chats in the virtual environment do not get saved ! DON'T WASTE A MEETING OR SESSION Embrace opportunities to go deep and wide in every interaction . And be prepared to ask for what you need , be it advice , mentorship , or a connection . FOLLOW UP The key to any networking – or relationship building – is follow up . Review any screenshots that you saved and connect with those individuals on LinkedIn or social media , saying , “ we were in that session together . I ’ d love to connect .” TAKE A PICTURE
MENTORING Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A MENTOR SESSION? Workplace Summit Mentor Sessions give registrants the
opportunity for 15 - minute one - on - one meetings with experienced leaders who are Conferences for Women board members . Get real time advice on growing your career from established leaders .
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Starting at 11 : 30 am EST , sign up for an available Mentor Session inside the Cisco Networking Lounge . 15 - minute appointments are offered at 4 : 10 , 4 : 30 , and 4 : 50 pm EST on May 6 , 2021 via the virtual Conference platform . Sign - ups are first come , first served and are extremely limited . Participants may sign up for one appointment only . To sign up , click “ Mentor Sessions Click Here to Register ” and you will be directed to a calendar showing available time slots . Select an available time , and you will be asked to enter your name and email to confirm the appointment . Please use the same name and email that you registered with for the National Workplace Summit . Once your appointment is confirmed , you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how your mentor will connect with you and how to cancel your appointment , if necessary . Please save your email confirmation as the Conference will NOT be able to resend it .
Mentor Sessions will take place via video chat on the virtual Conference platform . Please make sure that you are logged into the platform at least 10 minutes prior to the start of your appointment .
We are unable to reschedule appointments in the event of a cancellation or missed connection .
HOW CAN I MAKE THE MOST OF THE MENTOR SESSION? Please log into the platform at least 10 minutes prior to the start of your appointment . As the session will take place via video chat , make sure you are camera - ready and have a headset or microphone available for clearer sound .
At the start of the session , share your goals for the conversation and request advice on a specific obstacle that you are facing . No specific obstacles come to mind ? Connect with your mentor over what is inspiring or motivating you right now .
End your session by thanking your mentor and asking how best to follow up after the session .
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