Women to Women: A Simple and Elegant Gift
We know we all want to pay it forward, using our skills, experience and networks to help others who follow in our footsteps. We don’t, however, always put those good intentions into practice. We recently came across someone who did execute, in a simple and elegant way. A senior female executive sent this note to over a dozen women in her company, to introduce a new, less senior female colleague:
“When I first joined the firm, the greatest gift that I received was introductions to strong, insightful female leaders…who then in turn each introduced me to three more people…a fantastic network and start to relationship building at the firm.
I am virtually introducing you to our new colleague. My ask of you all is to please carve out 15 minutes to meet her—virtually or in person—and think of another three people to introduce her to. So she too has a starting network to build from.”
What a good idea! So smart. So effective. Networking at its absolute finest. Pass it on.