5 Habits Of Highly Successful Networkers

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Social and professional networks play an essential role in our ability to advance through the career ranks. According to research by LinkedIn, 80% of professionals consider networking important to their career success.

Despite being highly social creatures, women tend to extract less benefit from their networks when it comes to their career trajectory as compared to their male counterparts. According to Dr. Athena Vongalis-Macrow, a senior lecturer at Australia’s Deakin University, “A key reason why women lag behind in leadership is that they are less likely to have extensive networks to support and promote them as potential leaders.”

Here are five practices that, while not always innate, are critical to a female’s success in building strong and lucrative relationships.

 

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Falon Fatemi
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Falon Fatemi is founder and CEO of Node, a stealth startup of ex-Googlers backed by NEA, Mark Cuban, Avalon Ventures, Canaan Partners, and more. Falon has spent the past five years as a business development executive doing strategy consulting for startups and VCs and advising a variety of companies on everything from infrastructure to drones. Previously, Falon spent six years at Google, starting at age 19. As one of the youngest employees in the company, Falon worked on sales strategy and operations focusing on global expansion, Google.org, and business development for YouTube.