Having it under control doesn’t mean you have to do it all alone. Women O’clock founder, Umera, tells why women should harness the power of a network.
Women have a higher likelihood than men of being single at various stages of their lives. This can be attributed to a longer life expectancy than men, lower rates of remarriage, and the individual choices to embrace singlehood. Women must prepare for self-reliance by building their support system, which is where networking becomes a priority.
Building a supportive community
Surrounding yourself with like-minded women who share similar goals and aspirations brings an invaluable sense of support and a source of strength. In times of challenge, having a support system can provide motivation and fresh perspectives to help women navigate setbacks. Connecting with women from different backgrounds and experiences gives valuable insights that can help you grow both personally and professionally.
Access to knowledge and expertise
Given that women are more likely to be single at different stages of their lives, successful careers and financial freedom are at the cornerstone of women’s empowerment. Networking gives access to invaluable knowledge and expertise. By engaging with experts, women can accelerate their learning curve and enhance their skill set.
Fostering collaborative partnerships
Networking lays the foundation for mutually beneficial relationships based on trust. It is not just about sharing business cards; it is about forming genuine relationships with women who share your interests and goals as you navigate your career. Connecting with like-minded women offers increased visibility that can lead to new opportunities and partnerships.
In a nutshell…
Networking is a crucial component of personal and professional growth. Coming together enables women to broaden their perspectives, seize fresh opportunities, gain valuable knowledge, and build a supportive community. Investing time and effort into nurturing a strong network with like-minded women is key to unlocking a horizon of possibilities and achieving greater success. Embracing the power of networking is the path to a rewarding and empowering life and career journey.
About Women O’clock
A Female-centric approach to networking
I started Women O’clock out of a realization that it was easier for women to bond over shared subjects that deeply resonate with us. Women need a space to explore various aspects of their lives, beyond their careers. Through our meetups in Dubai, we address topics that shape the modern woman; from women’s health and financial freedom, to mental well-being and leadership skills. Expert speakers lead each Women O’clock event ensuring that participants receive valuable, professional advice and a clear road map to apply learnings in their daily lives. I believe that a comprehensive approach is essential for personal growth and development which ultimately reflects on the professional front.
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