Nina Corder - Women of Toledo: “You can’t give what you don’t have” – Bridging the Network Gap for Economic Empowerment

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According to LinkedIn and Forbes Women, the locations we grow up in, the schools we go to, the places we work, and the marketplace we do business, can give us a 12x advantage in accessing the professional or business opportunities. In simple terms, if you live in a wealthy neighborhood, you are three times more likely to have a strong professional network, whereas attending a leading university renders you twice as likely to have one. What happens when you do not have the networks needed to get economy opportunity and businesses referrals that is right for you? How does this situation apply to immigrant, professional new American, International communities that is not born and raise here but work and live here? Solutions such as accessible, quality education to bridge the skills divide, are some of the fixes.