Listen: Heather Mcgregor, Facebook, Dallas discussed on BBC World Service
"You have to maintain it. And you have to utilize it the literature shows that women are very much worse. All of these things than men, and that's been shown in study of study. After study studies from all over the world show that women are very much worse at this. But men and building a network one thing maintaining it and utilizing is a third. So people understand things you build a network, and they need to invest a bit atomic nothing building relationships with people today do that. Maintained is a whole other thing. So you meet somebody in Dallas. What do you do with that? How do you follow up? Do you make more? I find Christmas is incredibly useful for this actually getting in touch with people making sure that you manage your network throughout the year, and that you maintain it is incredibly important. And finally utilizing it women in particular of very very nervous about asking for help outside of their immediate subtler, friends and the way to use it at work is to make sure that you actually reach out outside of the people that, you know, incredibly well to what academics recall, your weak ties, and the people you don't know that. Well, he will be the passport more information and more support. That's what you need to learn to do I would reach out to the people that you don't know that well and ask that you will meet up somewhere. I I had a whole bring a friend policy for many years building a network is to get together. The ten women have made the most automotive to bring the person they admired the most and Lisa sit round Pete from wine and. Adults incredible network that way it's about maintaining everybody should have somebody from every job. They've done every university they'd been to that they could turn to for a reference. Do you stay in touch with these people? Do you regularly right to people, and let them know what you're up to nothing drives me more mad than somebody asking me for reference when they haven't bothered getting in touch for years, and suddenly they're asking me for a reference if you want to maintain relationships with people for professional purposes, you need Stanton touch with them, by the way, your network is not who you're connect you to link ten or Facebook, or whatever it who will return your telephone call or your Email. There's no magic bullet here and women can't be the only ones expected to change when it comes to getting more females in the boardroom with a bit of confidence and a more strategic approach. Who knows maybe we won't be talking about such glaring disparity in another ten years, I'm Vivian newness. And this has been business daily would sue intimate and Heather McGregor.."