Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Non Profits Find New Path with New Networking Group

Formed by Alex Sirota, NewPath is a virtual consultancy based in Toronto, Canada comprised of a geographically disperse network of highly qualified information and knowledge consultants.

The group’s outward focus and marketing efforts are directed toward the Not-For-Profit and Social Enterprise sectors, and a significant proportion of its members have extensive experience with these client segments. The goal is to conceive, develop and implement technology initiatives that empower these organizations to reach their social mission objectives in a completely self-sustaining manner.

The group believes that highly effective, sustainable technology strategies can deliver high returns to the Not-for-Profit client to keep the social mission moving forward. The organization consist of a group of consultants that have wide ranging experience with a deep understanding of Not-for-Profit technology mandates.

New Path’s talent pool of freelance professionals ranges from hard core programmers, web developers and project managers to graphic designers, communication specialists, fund raising strategists, product managers and business development specialists. As a highly networked virtual consultancy, they can deploy projects with extreme flexibility and deliver affordable solutions.

New Path has a structured framework for each meeting consisting of a “Welcome and new business”, round-table 60 second introductions, a Professional Development Segment and a free-form networking session at the end of each meeting with light food and cocktails. For the Professional Development segments, the group invites speakers from both inside and outside the NewPath network to present on real issues that touch its members as freelance and independent business people. On occasion, the group brings in business celebrities and leading authorities.

Meet them virtually at our LinkedIn group or at www.newpathconsulting.com

Kensel Tracy is the Marketing Coach at the Corporate Coachworkz Inc. in Chelsea, Quebec and the President of Business Over Breakfast ( BoB Clubs) Clubs in North America. If you have an interesting networking story about anyone or anything in Canada, he can be contacted at kenselt@bobclubs.com.

Welcome to a World of Extremely Wired Woman

It’s a crazy tough world out there and women networkers in the technology field in Canada now have a new group to network with. Called Wired Women, the organization is a new networking group that focuses in on helping women in the technology field grow their business, their networks or their careers and it has now has branches open now in Toronto and Vancouver.

Network, educate and mentor are three words that have guided the volunteer networking group Wired Woman since its inception and symbolize and remain the pillars of the organization.

Wired Woman’s mission is to create an environment that encourages women to explore opportunities in technology, science and new media and to build successful careers that will allow them to become a driving force in these expanding sectors.

If you are finding it a challenge to meet people in the technology, science and new media sector then Wired Women helps you network. The group’s intention is to attract as many talented, interesting women in technology as possible, to grow our community and to provide forums for everyone to interact without the barrier of an annual fee.

At regular events, seminars and social functions Wired Women provides members and volunteers with real opportunities to gain exposure to an industry that otherwise can seem intimidating and confusing. It helps women to grow their network, meet interesting people and make lifelong connections.

Wired Woman also runs regular workshops, seminars and events to educate and empower women in the technology sector. We also provide training, support and resources to help our members learn more about the many opportunities available. Volunteering for Wired Woman also provides an opportunity for members to gain hands on experience, add to their resumes and to learn more about their industry.

The mentoring comes in when you need help crafting your career path or for someone to talk to who is in the industry? Wired Woman members are invited to apply to join a 6-month mentorship program. Aimed at women entering or re-entering the work-force, it is designed to help women who need career guidance.

Mentors meet with mentees at least one hour, monthly, for the duration of the mentoring relationship. This career mentorship experience is enhanced with networking events and education workshops.

You can follow Wired Women on Twitter, and join the Wired Woman groups on Facebook (Wired Woman Society) and LinkedIn (Wired Woman).For more information on Wired Women check out their website at www.wiredwomen.com

Kensel Tracy is the Marketing Coach with the Corporate Coachworkz Inc. in Chelsea Quebec and is President of Business Over Breakfast Clubs (BoB Clubs) of North America. If you have an interesting story contact him at Kenselt@sympatico.ca