Don’t Network. Build Relationships for Success.

Recently on the iBiology site, we saw a great video with Joanne Kamens of Addgene. It spoke to how people often think of networking as something that is done when they attend events. That is simply not the case. If you think about networking as building connections and relationships, and not just exchanging business cards, every aspect of your professional and personal lives offer the opportunity for networking.

Since the Vortechs Group has long believed in building relationships, we thought this video was excellent. See it for yourself.


Not Networking 101: Building Relationships for Success

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Joanne Kamens is the Executive Director of Addgene (, a non-profit global plasmid repository that collects and distributes plasmids and other research reagents for scientists. Before joining Addgene, Dr. Kamens received her PhD from Harvard University, and spent 20 years in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Dr. Kamens founded the Massachusetts chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and has a particular interest in training scientists to be effective mentors and mentees. She gives numerous talks on career advice for scientists at universities, events and conferences.


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