in a Conversation with a ConnectHER

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What better way for others to meet and connect with you by hearing directly from YOU.  We’re thrilled to be able to offer this unique experience to showcase YOU and offer this as an additional benefit of your membership.

Although you will have an opportunity to briefly introduce yourself and your business, the focus of this spotlight video is to share with others the journey towards becoming an empowered woman.

The struggles, triumphs, challenges and successes that transformed you and directed you to the place where you are now both, personally and professionally.

We have a list of suggested questions already prepared or we welcome you to create your own to focus on the story you want to share!

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Coffee Connection

Now that you are convinced that you should take a deeper dive into networking, you may be wondering how and why to schedule a Coffee Connection.

The purpose of the Coffee Connection is to learn about another person, profession, industry, or scope of work. It’s a fancy title for meeting for coffee and learning more about each other personally & professionally.

You’re not alone if this feels extremely weird and slightly terrifying. But, RELAX! People email others they don’t know well all the time. Honestly, you met this person at a WEW meeting. So, you aren’t complete strangers. They are expecting an email. Bonus, this email is from YOU!

After setting up a Coffee Connection (they usually last 30 minutes or less), do a little pre-game prep. Know a bit of her industry and position. Visit her company’s website or maybe do some light LinkedIn profile stalking. What questions do you have? This helps both of you feel comfortable, avoid silences, and keeps the conversation flowing.

Because we all need examples, here are a few questions you could ask.

  1. How did you get started in your career? I’d love to learn more about what you do and the core components involved.
  1. What does a typical day at [company] look like for you? What do you like most about your job? What’s the most challenging part of your job?
  1. What’s the next chapter for you in your career?
  1. How can I help your business? This is the Louis Vuitton of questions.

Since you initiated the conversation, you should guide the conversation. Remember to have equal speaking time during the conversation and end on time. No one should monopolize the conversation. Time is our biggest asset, so remember to honor the agreed time allotment.

Side note, remember that you aren’t there to sell your products or services. Instead, create a network to help you both succeed.

After your Coffee Connection, always follow up the chat with an email thanking her for her time and reiterating what you learned about her business. Tell her how she can connect with you online and encourage her to stay in touch and keep you informed about anything new in her company.

Finally, check back in with her from time to time. Your Coffee Connection should mark the beginning (not the end) of a relationship. Circle back to everyone in your network periodically to see how they are doing and tell them about your business developments.

Follow these tips, and we’re confident you’ll not only have some of the best chats of your professional life, but you’ll also see how Coffee Connections level up your business.

Want to See What a Conversation Looks Like?

Meet Kristy Jackson, one of our WEW Collaborative Board members, as she shares a little more about herself and her passions.

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Monthly membership subscribers must be a member for 6 months before they can take advantage of this benefit offer. 


Here are some questions we’ve gathered to get you started or to give you inspiration for your video. 

  • How would you define your professional mission?
  • What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?
  • What has been your biggest career challenge?
  • What project have you worked on that you’re most proud of? Why?
  • What is the most rewarding part of your job?
  • What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?
  • What is your morning ritual?
  • What does success look like to you?
  • What is the best career advice you ever received?
  • Is work-life balance a problem for you? What is one no-fail tactic you use to create balance?
  • What is one piece of advice you’d offer working moms?
  • What would you say your personal superpower is?
  • What is a struggle you’ve had in the past and how did you overcome it?

Example of a Full Video

Example of the Shortened Promo Video

NEW!  Fireside Chat Option:

We offer fireside chats as an informal conversation between the speaker and the interviewer. The unique format allows those in attendance to feel immersed in the discussion.   

The conversational approach of a fireside chat format means it is naturally more engaging than a traditional speech. The aim is to enliven audiences in a conversation that merges stories with succinct questions and answers. 

This option does have an additional fee.  Contact for more information and to schedule.

If you choose this format a WEW team member will contact you to schedule a recorded video time slot.