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Sisterhood Works: How to Build a More Meaningful Network

Develop an understanding of the neuroscience of networking and learn how to communicate better.

AllBright Sisterhood Works, women networking together
  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours
  • Included in an ExpertTrack

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Learn how to enhance your communication skills and ask smarter questions

This practical three-week networking course is designed to offer you the skills needed to enhance communication, improve the ability to listen and ask smarter questions that lead to more meaningful interactions.

You’ll explore case studies with inspirational business leaders who will provide insightful analysis of their personal and professional networks, helping you explore how they started and grew their career using their connections.

Develop an understanding of the neuroscience of networking

To begin start with, you’ll uncover the myths about networking, will and develop an understanding of the neuroscience behind it to of networking, and will identify your any lingering fears around building new relationships.

You’ll then explore your own network and network of resources, and will identify to being identifying potential mentors and sponsors within it. You’ll also assess the diversity of your network and will learn how to create more diverse connections.

Create your own elevator pitch to serve as your introduction at online and in-person networking events

You’ll then Next up, it’s time to devise your own elevator pitch to serve as your introduction at online and in-person networking events, and You are also invited to evaluate your own power to introduce other women to each other to ultimately help to create a bigger, richer network for you.

Ultimately, The aim of the course is to help you to grow into your own potential by creating a network that truly works for you. It’s time to debunk those networking myths and create a community and support system to help you achieve your goals.

What topics will you cover?

  • Networking 101; demystifying Networking and learning the basics.
  • Social chemistry; Why Networking is so important and the neuroscience behind it.
  • The Art of making meaningful connections; how to listen, ask and gather your community.
  • Resource Rich Networks; Purposeful connections, finding a mentor and diversifying your tribe.

Prove you're job ready

Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The content of the following course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Uncover the myths about networking
  • Develop an understanding of the neuroscience of networking. Identify your fears around building new relationships
  • Create your own elevator pitch to serve as your introduction at online and in person networking events
  • Evaluate your own power to introduce other women to each other
  • Explore your own network resources. Identify potential mentors and sponsors within it
  • Assess the diversity of your network and learn to create more diverse connections

Who is the course for?

This course is primarily designed for businesswomen of all ages and at all stages of their career who are at a juncture in their lives and would like to take the time to reflect.

Whether you’re looking to pivot in a new direction or push forward to achieve your goals, this course is designed to help you build and grow meaningful connections within your network.

Who will you learn with?

Co-Founder of AllBright

Co-Founder of AllBright

CEO at DigitalUndivided. Marketer curating consumer connections and driving the global shift for inclusive innovation. Keynote Speaker and bestselling Author.

Susan McPherson is a serial connector, angel investor, and corporate responsibility expert. She is the founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies.

Yale school of management, Professor of Organizational Behavior. Author of the book, Social Chemistry, decoding the patterns of human connection.

Who developed the course?


AllBright is all about inspiring change. Founded in 2018 by Debbie Wosskow OBE and Anna Jones, we’re a global women’s network acting as a springboard for smart-minded women of all ages and stages. Through our beautiful clubs and AllBright Digital, our sisterhood is helping shape a new narrative for those who want to supercharge their careers.

About this ExpertTrack

Build the skills, confidence and female network you need to realise your true potential and achieve your professional goals.

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After your free trial you can:

  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
  • Have complete control over your subscription; you can cancel any time
  • Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
  • Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
  • Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
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  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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