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Networking has a stigma that can cause people to not want to practice this essential life skill, feeling that it is a “What can I get from you?” and “What can you do for me?” but what if networking was viewed instead as a way to know others, contribute value, and build stronger organizations?  Our August special guest, Holly Martin, has found that networking is the best way to build genuine connections that not only allow her to gain meaningful relationships but also allow her to help others in a way that she would not have been able if she had not stepped out of her comfort zone to meet someone new. Please join DFS as we welcome Holly and gain perspective on networking, learn simple steps to practice, and build our own elevator pitches to have a quick start to break the ice in any awkward networking situation.

Holly Martin’s experience within J.B. Hunt, the local community, and overseas gives her an understanding for genuine connection which builds organizational cultures that are organic, empowering, and productive. She builds bridges between people of all kinds to bring out their full potential. Spending three years in the Middle East as a cultural and ethnic minority, she connected with refugee outreach teams, language schools, and religious centers to develop programs that would strengthen their organizations and empower their teams. Throughout Holly’s five-year tenure at J.B. Hunt, she has been extensively involved in investing in employees through her teams, mentorships, and company employee resource groups to put on events, select board members, and accelerate employees’ professional development. Holly passes on knowledge from her roles as an Intermodal Manager Trainee, International Regional Service Manager, Pricing Manager, Customer Experience Manager, Appointment Manager to train and uplift others.

Outside of work, Holly volunteers with Dress for Success, a global NGO which serves and empowers local women, working with the Professional Women’s Group committee. In addition, she is a professional mentor for CEO Global at the U of A, teaching undergrad and graduate students, many of whom are international, how to succeed in the American corporate economy. As a faithful networker, collaborator, and leader, she is results-driven diving to find lasting solutions and contributing to many projects within her spheres of influence. Holly graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS in Biology and obtained her Executive MBA with a concentration in Global Leadership from the University of Texas at Dallas.

This meeting will be held virtually using the Zoom link.  If you have any questions, please contact us via email or call us at the DFS Office. 

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