From My Inbox: What to say...

Random interesting & useful đź’© pulled from the myriad of emails which land in my inbox.

From My Inbox: What to say...

What to say, what to say, what to say….oh, how the endless monologue and chatter in our heads impedes our ability to meaningfully connect. And you know what? Fretting about what to say next, means we’re not listening (with eyes, ears and basic human intelligence) and listening is your best networking tool. Plus guess what, if you choose to actively listen, you’ll be able to figure out what to say.

“We all have this negative voice in our heads that tells us we’re not very good at this social stuff…But the data suggest that people actually like you more than you think they do.”
  • 7 Ways to Get Better at Small Talk—And Why You Should (Time)
  • 9 Podcasts Seeking Health & Fitness Professionals (MatchMakerFM)
  • The Mysterious Mansion with History Written on Its Walls (Diplomatica Global Media)
  • Is It Toxic? My Boss Made Me Work Through a Mass Shooting (The Muse)
  • 10 Australian companies have embraced the 4-day week. Here’s what they say about it (Women’s Agenda)
  • Are you living the life you want to live or the one you think you SHOULD? Perhaps it is time to stop SHOULD’ING all over yourself. Join my friends at Camp Reinvention for a FREE 3-Day dump-the-should’s Challenge.
  • The Equality Lounge® @ Cannes is happening June 19-22.
  • Accessibility In Action (small biz webinar on June 21). Two disabled founders discuss how accessibility is everyone's business (Tory Burch Foundation)
  • June 15 join Collective[i] for a conversation with Cassie Kozyrkov, a renowned data scientist and the Chief Decision Scientist at Google.
  • Deadline to apply to participate in the International Women's Media Foundation’s 4-day Hostile Environments and First Aid Training is June 18. This training is designed for U.S.-based women, trans, nonbinary and gender non-conforming journalists, and is tailored to the risks that they are facing. h/t to Molly McCluskey for this one.
  • Do you know a woman or girl who belongs on the Black Women Give Back List? Nominate her by June 30.

Are you a very early stage woman founder on the island of Ireland or Irish connected looking to relocate back to Ireland within the year? If this is you….my friends at AwakenHub have launched SheGenerate 3.0, their island of Ireland cohort-based entrepreneur program for very early stage women founders. Find more details on the program, and how to apply, here.

If you’re not a very early stage woman founder on the island of Ireland but are circling around the idea of pursuing an entrepreneurial venture in the future, join the AwakenHub community to give your business ideas a boost.

AND if you’re thinking you’d like to help Irish women founders to accelerate their business, then get your wings by joining AwakenAngels. It’s a chance to be part of something game-changing where you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Take control of your financial well-being/portfolio
  • Share your knowledge and enhance your leadership profile
  • Get involved in a startup without being in a startup

Staying on the entrepreneur route, and pulling from the BYDN archive (and clearly in my transition to grey hair a bit blonde phase), timeless (and perhaps timely for some) advice delivered (with the big emphasis of my long pointer finger) at StartupFest in Montreal:

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