Attend the Women in Business Breakfast in Columbia
December 20, 2011 by Sarah
The next Women in Business Breakfast presented by the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber will take place on January 13, 2012 at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Columbia. Tickets are $25 for members in advance and $45 at the door and for non-members.
The breakfast meeting takes place on the second Friday of each month. The event includes a continental breakfast and a guest speaker; the speaker for the next meeting is yet to be announced.
The Women in Business committee of the Chamber has a lot to offer women business leaders. There is the opportunity for education through seminars, to share their knowledge through discussion groups and the chance to network with peers at frequent events. The most important part of the committee is that it allows women the opportunity to get together and discuss the unique problems they might have encountered while trying to run a successful business. Guest speakers can help by showing how they got where they are and how it is possible for anyone to do the same.
As with every event, make sure you bring along a business card. Printing extras is always a good idea as you don’t always know how many people you will meet at such events. The odds are you will meet people from all over the corridor, including from Beltsville.; your network need not be all from the same area and it’s better off for your business the more far spread they are.
The key to networking successfully is to not be afraid to approach people and give them your card. It is suggested that you hand people your card while you are introducing yourself and not hand it over awkwardly at the end of your discussion.