North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 461)
CEO Netweavers is a unique organization for current and former CEOs where they can develop a network with their peers and act on their commitment to paying it forward. Their executive director, Cordelia Blake, shared with host John Ray how the organization was founded on the notion of “netweaving,” the types of CEOs who are members, the benefits of membership, such as the Inflection Point program and mentoring, the ways members pay it forward, and much more.
CEO Netweavers is a community of CEOs who NETWEAVE. They share their relationships, knowledge, and skills and are committed to actively Paying It Forward.
Networking is all about exchanging business cards and building connections that may or may not be beneficial in the future. Netweaving is about creating relationships with people based on helping them first to achieve their goals. It’s about building a network of people who can offer you advice, support, and opportunities and who you can do the same for.
Cordelia Blake has had a diverse, entrepreneurial career. She has worked as a consultant, a community manager, an educator, and in e-commerce. In 2021, she joined the nonprofit, CEO Netweavers, as Executive Director. In this role, she helps executives connect, mentor, and raise money for scholarships.
She has spoken at multiple conferences and online including The Harvard Business Club of Atlanta, The Edge Connection of GA, and on the Decision Vision podcast.
A Philadelphia native who happily transplanted with her family to Atlanta, Cordelia is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. She resides with her husband, 2 sons, dog, and cat in Chamblee, GA.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- What is CEO Netweavers?
- Who does this group help?
- What is Netweaving?
- Who would enjoy membership?
- How is this organization different from others?
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