Women of Power: 5 Top Apps to Make Networking a Cinch
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

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At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, Jodi Brockington, master networker and founder of NIARA Consulting (@NIARAConsulting), a business coaching and development firm, shared a list of top apps that help make networking that much less stressful and more conveniently fun. Check out three that will make your time networking at any conference or professional convention a cinch:

1. ABBYY BCR: This app allows you to transfer contact data such as names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and other key information directly to a contact manager, a database or mobile address book, or save and share in electronic form.

2. About.me: An extension of its Website offerings, this app allows you to find out information and connect with people you have commonalities with, from their work experience to their social media habits and updates to their extracurricular passions and interests.

3. Meetup: Also an extension of the popular site that connects people with like interests and goals, this app allows you to find interesting events and people to meet with a variety of focuses, all from the convenience of your smartphone.

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS! Join us for the landmark 10th Annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm, March 2—4, 2015, at Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL. This exciting, one-of-a-kind executive leadership summit is designed to train, equip and encourage women to become industry leaders, learn career strategies, and discover proven work—life balance techniques. Register Now! http://www.blackenterprise.com/wps

Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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