. . . One of the amazing things I learned from Kelly Boyle, Financial Advisor & Lesley Frohman, Sherlock Technology, organizers of the recent ‘Shift your career into High Gear’ networking event, about Women in
Technology International (WITI) is that the #1 entry in the WITI Code of Ethics and Philosophy is their policy, No one stands alone. How often have you been at a networking event, unsure of what to do next? OK, you say to yourself, that woman is not speaking with anyone; should I go up to her and introduce myself? That guy looks interesting, but maybe he is waiting for a friend and wouldn’t want to speak with me. How often do we let this self talk get in the way? In the past, I have fallen into this trap. Shyness, insecurity, whatever the reason, knowing this simple statement, ‘No on stands alone’ is at the core of WITI, I observed that everyone at the networking event, even me, felt free, without awkwardness, to go up to anyone in the crowd and introduce themselves. That was a great feeling of freedom and inclusion for me and other attendees and made us want to participate regularly in WITI events.
Are you a part of a group that practices inclusion or other wonderful ideas? Please share