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What’s up this week in career-enhancing, learning, and networking

Pace yourselves, Boston business tyoes — this week is packed with professional networking events. Learn how to meditate at your desk (and, hopefully, how to not get caught by your boss), or try out a salary negotation workshop. If you attend one of these events and want to tell us about it, or if you have suggestions for what you’d like to see in this column, let us know at

Monday, Oct. 9

Columbus Day is a federal holiday. Network with friends and family.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Speed networking : Join other young Boston professionals in a casual after hours networking event. 7 to 9 p.m., Back Bay Social Club, 867 Bolyston St., Boston. $29.


Share your cause with effectiveness : Learn how to generate strong and accessible advocacy content for your cause. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Ave., Boston. Free.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

When you want to meditate at your desk : Attend a meditation workshop for students, business professionals and entrepreneurs. Learn small meditation tips that you can do through your day to day, as well as techniques to enhance energy levels. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., BostonSpeaks, 50 Milk St., Boston. Free.

Stop texting and network : Make your lunch productive and join a networking lunch in the financial district. Professionals are invited to use the private meeting space for advice and collaborations. Noon to 1 p.m., Central Wharf, 160 Milk St., Boston. $10 for members of Boston Young Professionals Association. $20 for general admission.

Working to close the gender gap : Join other women in business at a salary negotiation workshop. You’ll learn about what to do to close the wage gap, and how to prepare for a career change. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Copley Square, Boston Public Library, Boston. Free.


Thursday, Oct. 12

Network it OUT : Attend a networking event for LBTQ women. 6 to 8 p.m., Hubspot, 2 Canal St., Cambridge. Free.

Refugees Welcome : Join a refugee advocacy group in a networking mixer and fundraiser. The team hopes to assist anyone who wants to migrate to Massachusetts. 6 to 9 p.m., Howl at the Moon Boston, 184 High St., Boston. Free.

Celebrating diversity and inclusion : Join the British Consulate in a panel event about diversity in the workplace. 4 to 5 p.m., Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, Cambridge. Free.

Friday, Oct. 13

Etiquette boot camp : Learn the art of small talk and enhance your professional networking skills in this workshop. 5 to 8 p.m., The Etiquette Academy of New England, 1309 Beacon St., Brookline. $188.

At the club with my...geeks? : Stop by a nightclub for a consumer showcase of various brands, including Lenovo. 6:30 to 9 p.m., Royale Nightclub, 279 Tremont St., Boston. Free.

Saturday, Oct. 14

Annual minority in business conference : Attend a full day event, featuring a career fair, keynotes, and networking opportunities. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Hynes Convention Center, 900 Bolyston St., Boston. Free.

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