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By Maria Jose Monti, Business Consultant & Executive Coach, Citi Alumni Network Member October 03, 2014 10:05 AMThis post is part of a series inspired by Pathways to Progress, a Citi Foundation initiative that works with community partners, city officials and Citi employee volunteers to help low-income urban youth develop the leadership experience, professional skills and the workplace know-how they will need on their path towards college and careers. Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #Pathways2ProgressThere is no single path or silver bullet to becoming an entrepreneur. For me, the myriad of meaningful opportunities throughout my Citi career allowed me to gain the valuable skills and experiences I needed to take the next step in my professional life - opening my own business.My entrepreneurial story was years in the making, but ultimately materialized when I homed in on my desire to help others develop their leadership skills to improve performance and productivity and create better work environments. I channeled this passion into opening my own consultancy and have learned quite a few lessons throughout my journey.
By Candi Wolff, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Government Affairs, Citi March 11, 2013 06:06 PMIn a city as interconnected as Washington, D.C., networking is actually a key aspect of people's jobs. I have worked in D.C. for more than 20 years and am fortunate enough to have worked on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and for great companies such as Citi. In that time, I have found that networking continues to be just as important in my role today as it was when I first arrived in D.C. after graduating law school. Here are five tips I would write to my younger self about networking: