The Importance of Networking and Mentorship
Networking has nothing to do with asking for favors. It is about creating relationships throughout your life that are mutually beneficial. This applies to educators, community members, family friends, and everyone else you meet along your personal and professional path. You really don’t need to join a million professional associations and attend everything that comes across your plate, in fact, it is better to be more selective and that to really commit to developing deep – and ever evolving – relationships with your peers, mentors, educators, employers and others.
Designing Your Future
“Goal setting is super important, even if the goals change.”
Experts agree that the most connected people are often the most successful. When you invest in your relationships — professional and personal — it can pay you back in dividends throughout the course of your career and personal growth
What is Networking?
Networking will help you develop and improve your skill set, stay on top of the latest trends in your industry, keep a pulse on the job market, meet prospective mentors, partners, and clients, and gain access to the necessary resources that will foster your career development.
Why is a Mentor Important?
“Every person of great achievement has had a mentor.”
Please take the time to read this pivotal article in Inc. Magazine, entitled 10 Reasons Why a Mentor is Must. Note that mentors, those prized and valued individuals who help us through learn how to think more thoroughly, consider courses of action that we might have otherwise overlooks and generally guide us through the stages and phases of our lives with only one thing in mind -- to support our growth and personal achievement.
Every jury member and event organizer is participating because they are ready, willing and able to help mentor the next generation of women of Serbian ancestry -- or Serbian women living in diaspora.