A Special Opportunity for Dynamic Women Entrepreneurs

A Message from Debra Woog, an AE Premium member and Polka Dot Powerhouse Greater Boston NW Chapter Managing Director:

Polka Dot Powerhouse exists to connect the world’s most positive, action-forward, amazing women to build lifelong friendships and business relationships. They host monthly lunch and dinner meetings, along with frequent socializing and business-building events. Here’s some information about a scholarship opportunity for joining the organization.

Message below:

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A Scholarship Opportunity

This year [Polka Dot Powerhouse has a] special opportunity to grant one year-long scholarship to a new member of our chapter. If you might be interested in this opportunity, please read on.

APPLICANT CRITERIA

We seek a candidate who fits into one of the two groups below.

1) Previous Guest

A previous guest at a Polka Dot Powerhouse, Greater Boston NW Chapter Connect who expressed a strong interest in joining along with the barrier of financial hardship.

2) Leader of Local Non-Profit Organization

A leader of a local non-profit organization that would benefit from collaborating with our chapter. The leader will educate our members about her group and engage us in her community.

REQUIREMENTS

Acceptance of the scholarship will indicate commitment to full participation in membership:

1. Attend at least 9 chapter connects per membership year

2. Regularly connect with members outside meetings

3. Be an engaged, positive, supportive, no-drama community member

4. Promote the benefits of Polka Dot Powerhouse to potential new members

Once awarded, this scholarship is non-transferrable. Upon acceptance, membership (a $299 value) will be in effect for 12 months. If the recipient opts to renew after that period, subsequent membership will be $199/year.

To apply, please fill out this application form no later than May 31, 2019. If you have any questions, just let me know.

 

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Network Like it’s 1999: Why Writers Need to Pound the Pavement

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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Here’s a great article about networking, the type that’s in-person and not just online. I’m a writer and I know how comfortable and safe the written word can be, especially when it’s compared to talking with a real, live person.

It’s time to get out of your comfort zone. Arlington Entrepreneurs hosts multiple networking events per month and it’ll be worth your while to start coming to them regularly. You’ll come away with some new leads. Even better, you can establish yourself as a written-word expert, something most other folks find very intimidating.

Here’s an article from the Freelancers Union that offers some great tips for getting used to a room full of people. Jump on it – the water’s fine!

Network Like it’s 1999
by Kris Connor

“I have been an independent writer and communications consultant for almost two decades. I’ve been fortunate to have a steady stream of work during that time, mostly due to the fact that I work in different niches. This diversity has often saved me from major dry spells. When one side of the business drops off, the other tends to pick up. Usually there is a good combination of different kinds of work.

But to borrow a line from Prince, due to a dry spell I’m networking like it’s 1999. I’m not just reaching out to contacts I know well, but to many others I know only loosely, or not at all — because they work for organizations that interest me. Admittedly, it feels a little like starting over. It’s humbling, sometimes frustrating, but also rewarding and rejuvenating. It’s probably not unlike dating after a divorce.”

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