Build & Leverage your Social Capital with Bie Aweh on Carry On Friends The Caribbean American Podcast

Build & Leverage Your Social Capital with Bie Aweh

What is Social Capital? What are some challenges and more importantly how do you build and leverage your social capital? In this episode, Haitian American, Bie Aweh Bie gives the answers to these questions and more.

Bie is a learning and development professional with a lens for equity and inclusion.  She is passionate about connecting underrepresented populations to the innovation economy. As technology continues to drive economic growth, she is a firm believer that the most vulnerable population should be contributing. With nearly a decade of experience in coaching adult learners, building sustainable partnerships, designing and facilitating training, fostering long-term professional relationships through meaningful networking opportunities, and driving social change by providing career pathways for underrepresented groups. As a founding team member of and formerly of Devbootcamp, Bie consults and develops relationships that result in greater access for Black & Latinx populations.

Key Takeaways:

Everyone has some level of social Capital. 
  1. Know that you have something to offer that is of value to someone. No matter where you are coming from. You have to be clear on what that is.
  2. Reciprocate – don’t only take make sure you give as much as you take.
Build a social capital with what you have right now.
  1. Do the due diligence and research before reaching out to make connections. If you want to connect with someone, asking them to coffee may not be suitable because they are busy. Instead if they are speaking at events, it’s probably a good idea to attend one of their upcoming appearances.
  2. Personalize your approach.
  3. Add value
  4. Meet people where they are
  5. Show up & do the work.
How to improve your social capital
  1. Sustain relationships
  2. Don’t have to go back to school to gain social capital
  3. Get confident around the value you add & articulate it clearly.
Keep relationships warm by 
  1. Checking in.
  2. Sending an article, webinar or resource that might be of interest.
  3. Share a free event & inviting them to go with you
  4. Find a non work hobby, interest to connect with a person etc. gym etc

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Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown is Founder & host of Carry On Friends one of the first podcasts dedicated to the Caribbean American Experience. She is leading the way for Caribbean Podcast as the founder of Breadfruit Media, the first Caribbean podcast production company; and founder of the Caribbean Podcast Directory a place to discover podcasts by people of Caribbean Heritage.