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02/10/09
Networking for underrepresented groups
Filed under: Networking
Posted by: site admin @ 5:42 pm

Been thinking about questions and topics for
discussion
in a panel.  When one is in an
underrepresented group
there becomes a
smaller and smaller fraction of
people with
shared interests and concerns the higher one
goes.  It may
be considered the price of
success.  Does it have
to be?

Gail Farnsley authored a piece in Computerworld
2-2-09, p.20 that talks about familiar formal
networks
and one-on-one mentoring, also
informal networks (shmooze and booze, and
other colloquialisms) and affinity groups (non-
hierarchical, consensus decision making interest
groups).

What caught my eye were peer networks from
different fields and careers.  They appear more
focused and selective than social networks.

I am interested in success stories of these “more
selective networks.”   

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