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Win-Win Networking: Building and Nurturing Transformational Relationships

08/23/2023
By AWIS National

Networking is the most honorable and valuable endeavor in which you can engage because it is built on a spirit of generosity. At its core, networking is all about crafting win-win alliances where both parties provide value.

In this webinar, Alaina G. Levine addresses strategies and tactics for finding new collaborators and building mutually-beneficial partnerships with professionals across the globe. She shares various methods to find and reach out to people, and start and nurture those critical conversations which can birth amazing collaborations. Attendees delved into the strategies for communicating your ideas and brand (your promise of value) in such a way that your contacts want to learn, engage, and grow with you.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn mindful ways of networking with people of different cultures
  • Acquire tips to champion yourself appropriately while you network
  • Discover and create new and potentially hidden opportunities to advance both your career and that of your new collaborator

WATCH THE RECORDING (You must be an AWIS member. Join today or contact awis@awis.org for group screening information.)

Meet the Speaker

Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning professional speaker, STEM career coach, science writer, corporate comedian, TEDx speaker, entrepreneur, and author of 2 books: Networking for Nerds (Wiley), which was named a Top 5 Book of 2015, and the forthcoming Create Your Unicorn Career!. She is the President of Quantum Success Solutions, and travels the world as a keynote speaker, sharing how scientists and engineers can craft customized, joyous and authentic Unicorn Careers. Levine has delivered over 850 speeches, workshops, and webinars, including over 100 engagements in 2020, and has spoken for clients in 15 nations.

She is also a prolific science journalist and columnist, and her hundreds of articles have appeared in Science, Nature, Scientific American, National Geographic News Watch, World Economic Forum, and Smithsonian. Previously, she wrote the “Your Unicorn Career” column for Science Magazine, where is still a regular contributor. Levine studied at the American University in Cairo as a US Department of Defense Boren Fellow, and holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and anthropology from the University of Arizona, where as a student, she was an award-winning billiards champion, representing the UA at national pool tournaments under her moniker, Lady Dyn-o-mite.