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“Have an objective when you go to events or enter a community. Know that you will have to offer reciprocity to feed those relationships.” –  Amanda Patterson

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We all know the challenge of networking.

But in male-dominated industries, it’s much more difficult. Last year, less than 3% of venture capital in the United States was raised by women. In Silicon Valley, men meet with men to fund male-led applications, which makes being a woman trying to break into these circles especially challenging.

Today, on the $mart Women Invest podcast, we are joined by Amanda Patterson, Cofounder and CEO of The Call List, a live-streaming app that empowers users to raise their hands, mute/unmute each other, and take screenshots that can be shared on social media platforms. Founded in New Orleans and taken to New York City, Amanda shares her insights on how to best share your ideas inside male-dominated communities like the technology sector.

“Investing in the network is key. If you have an idea, become part of the network of entrepreneurs in that space.” – Amanda Patterson

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Beware of robo-advisors; you need face-to-face interaction with your investment managers
  • Contrary to popular belief, millenials want face-to-face interaction
  • Make sure you have life insurance, a will, and other documents in check
  • Find people with different skills than your own
  • Separate your ego from the opportunity
  • If you can, found your company with a cofounder to lessen the burden of the grind
  • Look at delegation as a part of collaboration
  • Last year, female founders received less than 3% of venture capital in the U.S.
  • Go into networking events with a specific objective
  • Passion drives people to participate
  • Enable the growth mindset by setting checkpoints and benchmarking your growth
    • Failures become steps along the learning curve
  • Invest in yourself
  • Put savings aside so when the idea strikes you, you have the finance to pursue it

Guest Contact

Instagram: @amandapatts

Twitter: @apatts

The Call List

Website: The Call List

Instagram: @thecalllist

Twitter: @The_Call_List

Facebook: The Call List

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