THE NETWORK GIRL; Focused on ‘Vision to Reality’; Providing Generational Perspective & Support via Personality Marketing, Social Networking and True Events. Swing Dancer, Classic Car Driving, WWII ANC…’practical princess’ with VERVE…”the most interesting girl in the world”
Feel free to contact me – lets Network!
The Network Girl
San Francisco – Bay Area, California
Who is The Network Girl?
This is how her friends have described her: Read More
“There is a whole world of people who speak quicker than they think, and whether they know it, they require someone like you to flesh out the details of even the smallest of their intentions. That describes the ‘engagement’ part. The ‘gracious’ aspect is that I have never felt small or belittled for how your acute awareness has helped me.
Another important thing I have noticed is that you seem completely unaware of the things that normally segregate people into groups, moving effortlessly among people of every walk of life, speaking to each of them in their language. You are not just gregarious, you are truly and fully the outside insider, or the inside outsider. Fully accepted by all, yet able to step just outside for perspective, this gives you the power to see the dynamic truths of a group of people and what’s happening among them. So that means that you can give them the gift of perspective that could never have achieved themselves.
Now this might sound like some awfully high minded verbiage, but I hope you will accept what might seem like the scant evidence collected watching you engage people when you are out, how immediately they feel like telling you all sorts of things, how you challenged them to think just a little bit differently about something they’ve mentioned. Note the COMPLETELY ECLECTIC collection of people celebrating your birthday speaking of things ranging from politics to books, from cooking to automobiles, to exploration to the finer points of law and ejection mechanisms of world war II infantry light arms.
Yes, you are the network girl because you connect with all kinds of people.. but you are also a kind of inter dimensional shaman chick bringing to each tribe wisdom collected from several other planes of existence all at once. You will forever see their foibles and their bright spots and help them each and everyone use one over the other.
The way you recognize so much in others in empathy, a specially tuned act of imagination. This imagination is, of course fueled by your wide experience and culture.. fueled by your walking amongst and ‘getting’ so many people. It is a self propelled and never ending circle. You’re on a path of fiercely beautiful things…”
What’s in a name? EVERYTHING!
TheNetworkGirl name was a gift graced upon her in 1998 when a dear friend, Joel Chenoweth (who was an artist and computer programmer) said to her: “You are TheNetworkGirl …you are constantly connecting people to the things they need…”
The seed had been planted; a name was given to the journey; and a vision developed through an actual dream one night. TheNetworkGirl saw herself in a small office surrounded by files and saw herself happily chatting a way on the phone connecting people.
Then it became reality, posting ads on Craigslist.com, she started building a database focused on artists and resources-volunteering to help wherever she could. By inspiring more creativity and success, she found that her marketing abilities created a bridge that helped artists reach their audience.
TheNetworkGirl.com - Concept
Though TheNetworkGirl was always quick to say, “No, I am not a computer net worker, I connect people, not computers”, TheNetworkGirl understood how much easier the Internet and computers made it for people to connect 24/7 around the world. Constantly testing and using new tools in 2000, TheNetworkGirl identified a need that was not being fulfilled by her favorite tool-Craigslist.com
It was hard to clearly envision people online through the text postings. Also, TheNetworkGirl wanted to be able to share the information she had been collecting publicly. She started playing with the idea and created her first website announcing this next vision. This was remarkable considering the first time she had touched a home computer was in 1998; TheNetworkGirl learned by hands on DOING. From the minute she was online, she felt the desire to be connected; so it’s no surprise she pursued that connection.
Her friend Joel, the computer programmer, invited her to take it further. He described the world of programming and the capabilities it allowed. Tragically, May 13th of that year Joel passed a way.
TheNetworkGirl , felt this project needed to be completed in Joel’s memory. With the help from Joel’s colleagues, TheNetworkGirl.com was born in 2001 (the social networking portal was retired in 2005 – this link is only an archive so not fully functional).
Importing My Past into the Present
October 25, 2008 by thenetworkgirl
I have decided to import and archive my writing…many years of thoughts about life, love, networking and business. Its all a part of my journey of doing. This is going to take me a bit…so there may be some odd gaps in my time line. And please don’t judge – I have chosen to open my book completely so if you are considering me for a career decision or deciding if I would make a good addition to your friends this is a true honest depiction of many years of my life and feelings that have evolved over the years…
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