Some places are more likely to be a ground for opportunities than others. Big cities have more workplaces and more networking events going on than smaller towns. Golf courses might have more business people than your local café, and so on.
Many big companies have formal networks that meet regularly to share best practice. Everyone (well, almost everyone) wants these to be more than talk shops, or occasions for going someplace nice to spend a few days with your colleagues.
Societies must recognize the importance of women, who comprise over half of the world's population, participating fully in policy decisions that are made at the local, national, and international levels.