Women’s Networking Association – Networking Breakfast – Women’s History Month Celebration

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | Time: 8:00 – 10:00am | Location: Food Safety & Toxicology, Rooms 162 & 163

Event Description

The Women’s Networking Association welcomes you to our Networking Breakfast on Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 8:00am – 10:00am. Join us for a networking presentation by Shelley Davis Boyd, breakfast and an opportunity to network and connect with others at Michigan State University!

Registration is open until the capacity limit is met. The presentation portion will be recorded and available for viewing for those unable to attend. 

Food Safety and Toxicology is located at 1129 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824. Employee parking is available in Lots 46 and 53. If you are a non-MSU employee or don’t have a parking pass, contact Alaina Charette at charet36@msu.edu.

Established in 2013, the Women’s Networking Association (WNA) seeks to connect professional women across campus through meaningful and empowering relationships. Providing an opportunity for women to network and support one another is an essential step for building women’s leadership at Michigan State University and in the Greater Lansing community.

WNA hosts monthly seminars which focus on professional development and leadership building. WNA programs are open to all but may have particular relevance to women-identifying individuals seeking to advance their careers or develop networking and leadership skills.

Networking for Success

Join us for a dynamic session on networking and relationship building with Shelley Davis Boyd, which is aimed to help you enhance your personal and professional connections. This session combines a professional approach with a fun atmosphere, empowering participants to build effective relationships confidently.

Key Topics:

  • Building Rapport: Learn techniques for making great first impressions, understanding body language, and mastering active listening.
  • Establishing Credibility: Strategies to showcase your authenticity and expertise, boosting your personal and professional brand.
  • Networking for All Personalities: Tips for introverts and extroverts to navigate networking events effectively.
  • Conversation Techniques: Discover conversation starters and maintain engaging dialogues.
  • Effective Follow-Up: Learn the art of following up to turn brief encounters into lasting connections.


8:00 – 8:30am     Arrival and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30am     Presentation: Networking for Success
9:30 – 10:00am   Networking Activity

About the Speaker: Shelley Davis Boyd, MBA, CAE, President at Integrare Collaborative

Shelley is a seasoned executive with a wealth of experience in management, business development, communications, sales, marketing, strategic planning, and emotional intelligence. She is the President and Founder of Integrare Collaborative, a coaching and speaking business born out of her commitment to empowering others.

Shelley’s educational journey includes an MBA from Northwood University and a certificate in Credit Union Management from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also holds a Business Image Coach certification from The Protocol School of Washington and is a Certified EQ-i Practitioner. A former association executive, Shelley earned the CAE accreditation in 2022.