Painless Networking Tools for Women Entrepreneurs

Part of the Women in Entrepreneurship Series sponsored by Foley Hoag and mosaicHUB


District Hall

75 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA

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August 12, 2014 6:00PM–8:00PM


Effective networking is one of the strongest tools in any entrepreneur's toolbox, as it allows you to create and strengthen relationships that can help grow your idea into a successful business. In-person networking is also an art that is oftentimes considered a superficial frill of the days before email and text messages. Because of this, very few of us were ever taught how to network effectively, and many people find it to be a painful ordeal. In the hopes of making networking both effective and painless, Foley Hoag and mosaicHub have partnered with District Hall to focus our next Women in Entrepreneurship session on Painless Networking Tools for Women Entrepreneurs.

The first part of our event will be a presentation by Jodi R.R. Smith, President of Mannersmith. During this time, you will learn how to handle business situations, from conferences to cocktail parties, with poise and confidence. Topics to be covered include:

  • What to know before you go
  • Nametag placement
  • Handshakes: Lessons from the Goldilocks
  • Introductions: What they say about you
  • Body Language: What you are really saying
  • Conversation: business vs. social
  • Connecting with clients and customers
  • Building business relationships

The second part of the session will be an interactive cocktail reception where you will be able to practice what you have learned and ask Jodi any questions that you might have.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this session.