For most people, part of their New Year's resolution for 2016 is to be able to travel more and go to places they've never been. For those who are constantly traveling for business whether by car, train or plane, business trips oftentimes include some downtime, even after a conference or between client calls.
Women are developing "swarm intelligence" -- forming self-organized systems where the collective behavior is simply to help one another. This shows up in the tremendous growth of women's professional organizations, where women come together toward a universal higher consciousness with the purpose of helping one another grow and succeed individually and collectively.
When most people think of networking, they envision adding people to their Rolodex that can potentially be of benefit to them in the future. But that's only one side of the coin, and many forget that effective networking involves a mutually beneficial exchange. It's less about grabbing someone's business card and more about building a lasting holistic partnership.