Woman founds networking group and reaps the rewards

02/16/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

New Hampshire entrepreneur Leslie Sturgeon founded her for-profit networking group, Women Inspiring Women, in 2007 because she couldn't find a local professional circle where she could seek advice and ideas from other women. Just three years later, her contact list has grown from 500 to 3500. "It's made me a much better business person," she said, "which was what I was looking for when I started out -- I wanted to surround myself with really positive women who have great ideas."

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