The Following Is a Post from WHCM Member Rachel Labas, following our June 19 Networking Event.
Close to 30 women gathered at Joe’s American Bar and Grill in Dedham to network and enjoy each other’s company along with some delicious heavy appetizers. There were some new members, attending their first WHCM networking event, and some members in between jobs seeking new opportunities. We had a chance to sit around in smaller groups and play a networking “game” – assigning colors to days of the week individually and then discussing in a group why certain colors were associated with certain days. Along with giving us something to “break the ice,” it was interesting to see how each person at the table could interpret something as straightforward as a day of the week so differently. One woman at my table even assigned colors based on how they sounded with the days, rather than the feeling associated with the days. Needless to say, several of us did assign “black” to Monday. I left with several new contacts, but more importantly, I learned how the changing healthcare industry is affecting the varying career paths of our members. And that, after being a member of WHCM for more than three years, is something I value from all of our meetings – learning from others and applying their experiences to my career path. Hope to see you at the next event!