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Sisterhood Works: How to Build a More Meaningful Network

Develop networking skills built on foundations of clear communication and female empowerment.

AllBright Sisterhood Works, women networking together
  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours
  • Accreditation

    AvailableMore info

Discover the fundamentals of successful networking and communication

On this three-week course from AllBright, you’ll gain the skills to grow into your own potential, learning to create a network that truly works for you.

You’ll take a deep-dive into the advantages of networking, discovering how to develop your own community and support system of inspirational, empowering women.

Explore the neuroscience of networking

Networking is integral to building a strong community of women, a sisterhood to support and encourage you to achieve your goals.

Using case studies and accounts from successful women in business, you’ll delve into the science of social chemistry and learn the importance of networking.

You’ll identify any personal fears around building new relationships and, using practical techniques, you’ll learn how to overcome these issues and build your confidence interacting with new people.

Learn to make meaningful connections

Meaningful connections are about learning to listen, ask questions, and understand different perspectives.

On this course, you’ll enhance your communication skills to further the connections you already have and develop opportunities to widen your networks.

With this knowledge, you’ll gain the techniques to surround yourself with positive influences, including mentors, sponsors, colleagues, and friends.

Develop a diverse female network

Networks and communities are stronger when they contain diverse representation, perspectives, and ideas.

You’ll explore the tools and techniques to make purposeful connections that lead to resource rich, diverse networks.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand the importance of networking, particularly with a focus on developing a strong, empowering sisterhood.

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.

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 designed for businesswomen 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.

If you’d like to develop your understanding of the subjects featured in this course further, you may be interested in these courses, also by AllBright, sharing the same overall learning outcomes:

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.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • 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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