Being an entrepreneur there are so many ways to network. There will be events in your community that classify as, "Visibility” events or “Connection” events. Meaning, Some events will fall under this is just to get you known. Facial recognition. Representation. Others will be more purposeful where you can actually walk away with contacts that you make a “connection” with.
I recently was at an event where I would classify it as a “visibility” event. It hit my like a lightning bolt. I had made a late late coffee date with a person who I wanted to “connect” with.
Reschedule? Nope. I quickly replaced my heels for flats and off I went. It turned out to be a meaning night of connection. we Didn’t talk about goods or services. We talked about how similar our stories are, the obstacles we have overcame and the joy of life. How as a Latina we both beloved in elevation and support. How comparison is dead and there is only room for chingonas helping chingona!