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Networking in a Social Distancing World with Dr. Jo Webber

Networking in a Social Distancing World with Dr. Jo Webber

Update: 2020-04-14
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With everyone locked down at home, how do you still networking to grow and connect your business? We sit down with Dr. Jo Webber on how you can use our social networks to stay connected and network while we can't meet face to face. She has launched Pod, a social network to help people connect with the right people near you. 2 in 5 Americans feel isolated and that their relationships are NOT meaningful. 85% of people build stronger, more meaningful business relationships by meeting in person. Pod introduces people online based on a multitude of interests and connects them face-to-face. In a world where everything is digital, Pod capitalizes on the online aspect but goes deeper to prompt in-person connections and relationships, ultimately leading to stronger business networks and better relationships. Within a few months of launching, the app is already on track to hit 10 million users by the end of 2020.

In today's episode, we discuss using online apps to build your network, connecting with others based on interest and proximity, finding true diversity in your business networks, how we can use technology to help fill the needs caused by Covid-19, and entrepreneurship.

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Pod Website: https://pod.io

About Dr. Jo Webber
After earning her Ph.D. in quantum physics from Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, England in 1988, when women made up only 14% of the STEM workforce (source), Dr. Webber attended a quantum physics conference at Oxford University where she was just one of two women in attendance – the other woman was the secretary of a man also in attendance. Refusing to allow statistics to define her, Dr. Webber held the title of CEO at 4 successful businesses including InnaPhase Corporation, a software solution provider to pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets, Energy Solutions International, a software technology for the energy sector, Virtual Piggy, a fintech company coined the “PayPal for kids” by Forbes in 2012, and Spirion, a cybersecurity company. Her latest venture is Pod, a networking app designed to introduce people online but connect them in-person.
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Networking in a Social Distancing World with Dr. Jo Webber

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