Networking and following up business propositions is much harder for women because honestly, a lot of men try to hit on us at some stage.
I'm also flabbergasted by the amount of perks they get from 'networking'.
Discount flights, discount clothing, tickets to shows... All via business relationships.
When it's a woman getting perks, that situation can often turn in to "I'll scratch your back, if you agree to date me or sleep with me" situation.
We women deal with a lot of the same struggles when it comes to career development, and because of that, we need to be able and willing to support one another in business, the way a lot of men do.
We're less inclined to lift our fellow woman up, in fear that she'll somehow step on our toes...which means we're less likely to prosper as a group.
The blunt truth is that a lot of men aren't trying to give us a helping hand...they just wanna get in our pants, so we have to learn how to better help each other!
However, the LinkedIn experience is VERY different for men vs women.
Ladies...like this tweet if a man has ever approached you for a date, your personal number, or sex via LinkedIn.
When some of these very same men interact with women on LinkedIn, all of a sudden LinkedIn magically transforms into Tinder?!?!