Advice for Virtual Networking During the Covid Crisis and Beyond

Lisa Shapiro, Lee Ann Pond, Theresa White, Shanna Kabatznick ,
DCFempreneur, NAWBO Richmond, eWomen Network, FABWOMEN

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We all are experiencing a dramatic and sudden charge to our personal and professional lives because of the Coronavirus. First, we want you to stay safe, stay positive and we’re here to help you stay POWERful. Because of the crisis, it’s likely you are working from home and figuring out how to help clients, as well as connect with prospects. Currently, there are no in-person networking meetings or events. Which means now more than ever, you need to do virtual networking and do it well. In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with four leaders of women’s networking groups about how they are helping their members stay connected and growing using virtual networking: Lisa Shapiro is the CEO and Founder of DCFempreneur, a community supporting female entrepreneurs in Washington, DC. Lee Ann Pond is the President of NAWBO Richmond, as well as Founder and CEO of Engaging Leadership where she helps companies develop their leadership. Theresa White is the Managing Director of the eWomen Network chapter of Northern Virginia, in addition to her role as a Financial Planner at MassMutual Capitol District. Shanna Kabatznick is the CEO and Founder of FABWOMEN, a community of fabulous women in business in the Richmond, VA region. She is also a bilingual trainer, speaker and consultant helping people break down barriers and authentically engage with one another.
Listen and learn:
  • Why it’s important to stay connected virtually, especially during a crisis
  • Creative ways to replace in-person meeting and events using online tools
  • Advice about what to do and what not to do to make new connections in a virtual world
  • How virtual networking impacts introverts, extroverted and ambiverts differently
  • Hidden opportunities with virtual networking because of the Coronavirus crisis
  • The biggest mistakes a woman in business could make right now with virtual networking
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Mary Foley
Mary Foley — Known for her insights, candidness and humor, Mary Foley energizes women entrepreneurs with the clarity, confidence, and tools to attract, engage, and win more clients. In addition to hosting the P.O.W.E.R. Plug podcast, Mary is the author of three books, energizing keynote speaker, business mentor and lover of red capes. For more, go to
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