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Mastering Professional Networking
June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Master the art of professional networking to build influence, boost confidence, exchange ideas and create more business and career opportunities!
If you feel that walking into a room full of strangers feels like your worst fear, you are not alone. Many people do their best to avoid networking altogether, but this attitude can be detrimental to your success. Networking is an essential skill and it doesn’t have to be as intimidating as you think.
Networking is when you meet new people who share a similar profession, industry or interests with you, and it involves exchanging ideas and information. Building strong relationships and using your network is one of the best ways to find a new job, be introduced to a potential client or investor, find aligned work opportunities, learn from others, and makes you feel more confident in your professional capabilities.
In this free training workshop, you will learn how to start conversations that build real connections, how to use social media to network authentically, and practical tips and advice to become a better overall networker.
We encourage as many (introverted) women and multicultural people (men and women) to attend, as this workshop is designed specifically for these communities and for students, but everyone is welcome to attend!
- 5:30-6pm: Doors open with food and drinks
- 6-7pm: Training workshop including a panel session
- 7-7:30pm: Networking
About the Speakers
Lucy Lin is the Entrepreneur in Residence for the Women & Multicultural Program at Western Sydney University, Launch Pad. She is passionate about inclusive innovation and empowering more diverse founders with knowledge and skills to enter their entrepreneurial journey. A strategic marketing expert, Lucy has spent the past 20 years driving change and scaling growth for startups, universities, and corporations. A global citizen and female founder, she has lived and worked in 5 countries (Australia, Japan, Canada, Taiwan & the UK) and champions diversity and inclusion in everything she does.
Antoinette Khalil is the Principal Solicitor of Khalil Lawyers and Chair of the Women’s Committee for the CBCC. Antoinette has completed her Masters in Applied Law (Family Law) and is passionate about inspiring others to pursue their career aspirations whilst fulfilling their parenting roles as she herself is a loving mother to her 3 children.
Michael Azzi is a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully operated various businesses in the South West of Sydney for over two decades. He has established his businesses from the ground up by building robust relationships via networking. Michael actively serves on the boards of the Australian Arab Business Council and the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce & Industry and is a valued connector who enables business growth.
Jeffin Johnson is a co-founder of Thinkgrid Labs, a custom software development company. With a global perspective, he has worked with clients in education, healthcare, accounting, and legal industries. He moved to Sydney 4 years ago from Dubai and is a WSU Launch Pad Ignition Accelerator graduate.
About Launch Pad
Western Sydney University’s Launch Pad is a Tech Startup Incubator operating since 2015. Launch Pad was established to enable the growth of a startup community in Western Sydney and drive the development of a sophisticated innovation ecosystem for the region.