JOC LEADERS WANTED NOW
“Women are really good at making friends and not good at networking.”
~ Madeleine Albright
as quoted in The Wall Street Journal:The XX Factor: What’s Holding Women Back?
Being successful as a small business owner or entrepreneur can be challenging, and often more so for women. In today’s high-paced world of instant connections, instant gratification, constantly shifting priorities, endless multi-tasking and global competitiveness, our self-worth can be easily diminished.
In spite of all these circumstances, today’s professional women continue to prove their effectiveness in adapting to often unfriendly conditions. One of the best ways we’ve found to deal with the demands of our everyday work-life balance is to share our challenges and victories with other women who understand.
Traditional women’s business networking organizations
My name is Bonnie Ross-Parker and I have been involved in professional women’s business networking for over 25 years – I have seen it all – up close, at a distance and sometimes, all too personal. In my experience, none of the organizations provided all the elements that I believe are critical to networking success. There are the professionally sterile ones that seem too cold and unwelcoming (cliques, perhaps) to the way-too-personal ones that are either “coffee klatches” or “whine and cheese parties”.
In 2002, I founded The Joy of Connecting® as a solution to existing women’s networking organizations. By working with other leaders such as yourself, we can create environments that have just the right balance of empathy, self-worth, motivation, ongoing self-improvement and fun.
Our story is just beginning! We plan to expand The JOC brand of women’s networking to a much larger audience in the years ahead.
This is where YOU can play an important role!
The Joy of Connecting® is actively seeking visionary, community leaders to help and guide our Joy of Connecting participants as they seek mentorship, help and emotional support in a safe and professional setting. Our JOC Leaders have a wide variety of ways to collaborate with each other and teach one another what being a JOC Leader is all about through conference calls and online social media communities.
JOC Leaders own their own businesses, have demonstrated leadership ability, enjoy helping other women and are looking to make an investment in themselves and their business as a means to create positive change and supplement their income.
If you would like to become a JOC Leader, I invite you to complete the online JOC Leadership Candidate Form so we can mutually evaluate each other to determine if there is a good fit for us to move forward together.
We are looking for women who are serious about growing their business!