IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Guest speakers at the Hollywood Networking Breakfast® and all of Sandra Lord's events are accessible. This may be all you need at this point -- to attend the event and have the opportunity when time permits to meet and greet our guests, chat a minute, and set the foundation to later follow up with them, with a view to nurturing a relationship.
Wanting to meet privately with a guest speaker simply to "pick his or her brain" is not reason enough for this opportunity. Our guest speakers are professionals of the highest caliber with extremely hectic schedules, who want to give their time to someone who is "ready." Therefore, this this unique opportunity to meet privately with a panelist or a guest speaker is open only to promising writers, producers, directors, actors and others with decent credits, who need -- and are prepared for -- a "leg up" to get to the next level. THIS IS NOT OPEN TO BEGINNERS. Please bear that in mind when you submit.
Send us your resume, photo, business card and a note (a paragraph of 10 lines or less) telling us why you would like to meet with a particular panelist and why you feel you are the best candidate for this opportunity.
If you have already sent us your check and would like to be considered for this unique opportunity, you can still send us your information, postmarked by the check postmark deadlines. Our Hollywood Networking Breakfast team will review the submissions and decide upon the lucky candidate. We will provide you with contact information for the guest speaker, but you will be responsible for following-up and scheduling your private meeting.
Private networking time with a panelist will be in the form of a lunch meeting, a meeting at her office or shadowing her for part of a day – whichever is more convenient for the panelist. Note: If you want to be considered for the lunch meeting and you meet the criteria, you must be prepared to host – that is, pick up the tab for lunch.
WHAT WE ASK IN RETURN:
The only thing we ask in return for this valuable opportunity we are providing is, after you’ve met with the Women Helping Women™ panelist, to send us feedback (in the form of a note/letter), within one week of your meeting…and kindly keep us updated as to any resultant developments.
NOTE: Meeting with the guest speakers for the Hollywood Networking Breakfast is not a regular feature. This opportunity is available only when the speaker has agreed to accommodate our request to meet privately with a "promising" breakfast attendee. We will let you know which speakers are able to participate, when we have that information, so check your breakfast notices carefully.