I’ve always been a driven career woman, but it hasn’t always been easy. Over the years, I have thrown myself into my career, met wonderful colleagues and clients, and enjoyed working on brilliant industry-first projects.
Whenever I own up to feelings of social anxiety (for example about networking or cocktail parties), I can see that people don’t really believe me. On the surface, they probably see a facade of confidence, or hear some Irish humour, from which they conclude I’m somehow in my natural habitat in these environments.
Networking is an essential part of any business. It’s an important opportunity to meet new clients, make new contacts, and generally spread the word about the products or services you offer.