Network Beyond Bias: The Book

Network Beyond Bias

Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage for Your Career

Is your professional network as diverse as the workforce and community around you? If not, you could be missing important opportunities for your career. We all face challenges in making meaningful connections, especially with people who differ from us in significant ways. Few of us consider the impacts of these missed connections. Even fewer know how to recognize and overcome them.
This book will help you assess and improve the breadth and depth of your professional network so you can remove the artificial barriers that may be keeping you from your next mentor, star hire, or big customer.
Are you ready to transform your career, one relationship at a time?
Network Beyond Bias

It’s what the world needs

Your work is unique. Beyond stating the theories regarding “isms,” you’re doing something about the diversity problem in business. I’ve read your words. I’ve heard your public voice. I’m excited. Keep pushing. It’s what the world needs.

Joynicole Martinez, DHSc

Joynicole Martinez, DHSc, Founder and CEO of the Alchemist Agency

Network Beyond Bias
2018-05-16T23:00:42+00:00

Joynicole Martinez, DHSc, Founder and CEO of the Alchemist Agency

Joynicole Martinez, DHSc
Your work is unique. Beyond stating the theories regarding “isms,” you’re doing something about the diversity problem in business. I’ve read your words. I’ve heard your public voice. I’m excited. Keep pushing. It’s what the world needs.

A pleasure to read!

Navigating your truth has never been more important and more challenging. In Network Beyond Bias, Amy C. Waninger shows you that there are spaces beyond personal prejudices that shine with shimmering solidarity, and she brings the diversity of these dimensions to new light with graceful determination and uncompromising devotion. The book is a pleasure to read and a must-have resource for business and academic professionals who are facilitating mindful communication with others in troubled times!

Jose Rodriguez, Ph.D.

José I. Rodríguez, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies, Long Beach State
Author of Interpersonal Communication for Contemporary Living

Network Beyond Bias
2018-05-16T22:55:53+00:00

José I. Rodríguez, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies, Long Beach State
Author of Interpersonal Communication for Contemporary Living

Jose Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Navigating your truth has never been more important and more challenging. In Network Beyond Bias, Amy C. Waninger shows you that there are spaces beyond personal prejudices that shine with shimmering solidarity, and she brings the diversity of these dimensions to new light with graceful determination and uncompromising devotion. The book is a pleasure to read and a must-have resource for business and academic professionals who are facilitating mindful communication with others in troubled times!

Fantastic and awesome!

Fantastic and awesome! I'm so happy that this book exists as a resource. We all need this valuable guide and resource!

Rosalyn Barnes, CPSM

Rosalyn R. Barnes, CPSM

Internal and Executive Communications Manager, Diversity & Gender Editor

Network Beyond Bias
2018-06-01T10:56:30+00:00

Rosalyn R. Barnes, CPSM

Internal and Executive Communications Manager, Diversity & Gender Editor

Rosalyn Barnes, CPSM
Fantastic and awesome! I'm so happy that this book exists as a resource. We all need this valuable guide and resource!

“This book will blow you away!”

In Network Beyond Bias, author Amy C. Waninger has written a book that sets the new standard for professional networking. As I completed my CHAMP matrix, I realized it's one thing to be aware of our biases, it is quite another to be intentional about overcoming them. Whether you a "pro" at networking, or you are looking for ways to improve your networking, this book will blow you away!

Jeff Ton, Forbes Contributing Author

Jeff Ton

Technology Executive and Forbes Contributing Author

Network Beyond Bias
2018-05-22T16:26:42+00:00

Jeff Ton

Technology Executive and Forbes Contributing Author

Jeff Ton, Forbes Contributing Author
In Network Beyond Bias, author Amy C. Waninger has written a book that sets the new standard for professional networking. As I completed my CHAMP matrix, I realized it's one thing to be aware of our biases, it is quite another to be intentional about overcoming them. Whether you a "pro" at networking, or you are looking for ways to improve your networking, this book will blow you away!

WOW! Great book!

Wow!  This one’s a winner!  When reading Network Beyond Bias, it feels as if Amy is right there in the room with you sharing some of her deepest feelings and insightful business experiences.  Her dedication and compassion for creating and enhancing inclusive environments can be felt from cover to cover.  Amy’s courage is amazing, she stands by her word and life in this book as you’ll discover while on your journey through this well written, researched and personal collection of Amy’s work and passion.  I highly recommend this book for any new hire, business professional, leader, mentor or coach.  There are many books about the topics covered in Network Beyond Bias, but none that touch the reader quite so well as this one.      

Greg Jenkins

Greg Jenkins

Founder & President, Greg Jenkins Consulting

Network Beyond Bias
5.0
2018-06-20T14:21:19+00:00

Greg Jenkins

Founder & President, Greg Jenkins Consulting

Greg Jenkins
Wow!  This one’s a winner!  When reading Network Beyond Bias, it feels as if Amy is right there in the room with you sharing some of her deepest feelings and insightful business experiences.  Her dedication and compassion for creating and enhancing inclusive environments can be felt from cover to cover.  Amy’s courage is amazing, she stands by her word and life in this book as you’ll discover while on your journey through this well written, researched and personal collection of Amy’s work and passion.  I highly recommend this book for any new hire, business professional, leader, mentor or coach.  There are many books about the topics covered in Network Beyond Bias, but none that touch the reader quite so well as this one.      

Yes! This book is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

Awesome read. Engaging, intentional, actionable and courageous. Read this book!

Zachary Nunn

Founder, Living Corporate Podcast

Network Beyond Bias
5.0
2018-07-13T20:42:09+00:00

Zachary Nunn

Founder, Living Corporate Podcast

Awesome read. Engaging, intentional, actionable and courageous. Read this book!

Useful and Practical, from the Front Line to the C-Suite

With her new book Network Beyond Bias, Amy C. Waninger offers a new perspective on expanding our networks that’s useful and practical for the most junior employee, right up the ladder to the executive suite. Her advice and examples are real and actionable, and will make you wonder how you didn’t recognize your network blind spots before. Even those of us for whom diversity and inclusion is top of mind can benefit from Amy’s approach, which is generous and forgiving while still reinforcing the urgent need to diversify our viewpoints, connections and partnerships.

Janet Whalen

Janet Whalen

Co-Active Career Coach for women at BeAmbitiousForHer.com, and host of the She Breaks The Mold podcast

Network Beyond Bias
2018-05-22T21:43:09+00:00

Janet Whalen

Co-Active Career Coach for women at BeAmbitiousForHer.com, and host of the She Breaks The Mold podcast

Janet Whalen
With her new book Network Beyond Bias, Amy C. Waninger offers a new perspective on expanding our networks that’s useful and practical for the most junior employee, right up the ladder to the executive suite. Her advice and examples are real and actionable, and will make you wonder how you didn’t recognize your network blind spots before. Even those of us for whom diversity and inclusion is top of mind can benefit from Amy’s approach, which is generous and forgiving while still reinforcing the urgent need to diversify our viewpoints, connections and partnerships.

Groundbreaking and Eye-opening

Who is missing from my professional network?’ It’s a question I had never considered until reading Amy C. Waninger’s groundbreaking and eye-opening book. But it’s a question that gets to the heart of who I am ― professional and personally ― and how my own biases might be standing in my way of helping others, growing my company, and even catapulting my own career beyond my current aspirations and (self-inflicted) limitations. Network Beyond Bias is a book whose time has come ― a book that will improve teams, open doors, broaden careers, and bring a healthy dose of strategy, humanity, and perspective to the way readers think about the work they do, the hands they shake, and the success they achieve. Bravo to Amy C. Waninger for writing a book that’s not just ‘beyond bias’ but also beyond our greatest expectations for how a book on diversity and inclusion can be as inspiring as it is practical.

Kate Colbert, Founder & President, Silver Tree Communications and Silver Tree Publishing

Author of Think Like a Marketer: How a Shift in Mindset Can Change Everything for Your Business

Network Beyond Bias
2018-05-18T22:33:53+00:00

Kate Colbert, Founder & President, Silver Tree Communications and Silver Tree Publishing

Author of Think Like a Marketer: How a Shift in Mindset Can Change Everything for Your Business

’Who is missing from my professional network?’ It’s a question I had never considered until reading Amy C. Waninger’s groundbreaking and eye-opening book. But it’s a question that gets to the heart of who I am ― professional and personally ― and how my own biases might be standing in my way of helping others, growing my company, and even catapulting my own career beyond my current aspirations and (self-inflicted) limitations. Network Beyond Bias is a book whose time has come ― a book that will improve teams, open doors, broaden careers, and bring a healthy dose of strategy, humanity, and perspective to the way readers think about the work they do, the hands they shake, and the success they achieve. Bravo to Amy C. Waninger for writing a book that’s not just ‘beyond bias’ but also beyond our greatest expectations for how a book on diversity and inclusion can be as inspiring as it is practical.

Outstanding!!!

I just got your book in the mail today. IT IS OUTSTANDING!!! When I flipped through, my thumb stopped on Window Seat Guy. I was engrossed! Your book is so well done; you can open it to any page and acquire an immediate take-away. I just love it.

Kathy Koultourides

Kathy Koultourides, CPLP

Author of the forthcoming book Lucifer Leadership

Network Beyond Bias
2018-06-07T14:14:04+00:00

Kathy Koultourides, CPLP

Author of the forthcoming book Lucifer Leadership

Kathy Koultourides
I just got your book in the mail today. IT IS OUTSTANDING!!! When I flipped through, my thumb stopped on Window Seat Guy. I was engrossed! Your book is so well done; you can open it to any page and acquire an immediate take-away. I just love it.

Innovative and Compelling!

Innovative and compelling, Amy Waninger provides a hard-hitting and practical approach to diversity and inclusion. Leaders and managers in every industry who are serious about moving the dial on diversity at all levels need to understand how purposeful networking can change the view at the top. Networking behaviors impact relationship diversity and ultimately reveals the important role we can individually play to lead at any level in our organizations.

David G. Smith, PhD

Co-author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women

Network Beyond Bias
2018-05-22T16:19:04+00:00

David G. Smith, PhD

Co-author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women

Innovative and compelling, Amy Waninger provides a hard-hitting and practical approach to diversity and inclusion. Leaders and managers in every industry who are serious about moving the dial on diversity at all levels need to understand how purposeful networking can change the view at the top.

Networking, from a New Perspective

With lots of personal stories and concrete tips, Amy sheds a new light on the crucial topic of professional networking. She empowers us to see our blind spots and behave differently as she explores networking from an inclusion and diversity perspective. A great read to expand our networks and increase our chances of success in today’s world.

Thais Compoint

Thais Compoint, Top Global Inclusive Leadership Specialist

CEO of Déclic International
Author of Succeed as an Inclusive Leader

Network Beyond Bias
2018-05-14T15:48:33+00:00

Thais Compoint, Top Global Inclusive Leadership Specialist

CEO of Déclic International
Author of Succeed as an Inclusive Leader

Thais Compoint
With lots of personal stories and concrete tips, Amy sheds a new light on the crucial topic of professional networking. She empowers us to see our blind spots and behave differently as she explores networking from an inclusion and diversity perspective. A great read to expand our networks and increase our chances of success in today’s world.

Practical networking guide

Amy provides a practical guide on how to assemble a diverse and inclusive network. She goes beyond theory and gives readers the way to start improving their networks immediately. This book is a must read for those who understand the premise of unconscious bias yet are stuck thinking, "What do I do next?"

John Leonard

John Leonard

Insurance Professional

Network Beyond Bias
2018-06-12T14:35:40+00:00

John Leonard

Insurance Professional

John Leonard
Amy provides a practical guide on how to assemble a diverse and inclusive network. She goes beyond theory and gives readers the way to start improving their networks immediately. This book is a must read for those who understand the premise of unconscious bias yet are stuck thinking, "What do I do next?"

Strongly recommended for early- and mid-career professionals!

Amy's book Network Beyond Bias is more than just about expanding your networking circle to include people  you would not normally be attracted to. It's a book about the importance of expanding your network in general and the dividends an expanded network brings.

I strongly recommend this book to professionals starting out their careers and those in the middle of their careers. Amy gives practical suggestions in expanding your working network and how nobody should be excluded, both above you and below you on the food chain.

In five years after reading this book and incorporating her insights, you will see how her wisdom will have paid you preferred dividends.

Rich McDaniel

Richard McDaniel, MBA

Author, The Portal to Your Inner World

Network Beyond Bias
2018-07-06T14:19:16+00:00

Richard McDaniel, MBA

Author, The Portal to Your Inner World

Rich McDaniel
Amy's book Network Beyond Bias is more than just about expanding your networking circle to include people  you would not normally be attracted to. It's a book about the importance of expanding your network in general and the dividends an expanded network brings. I strongly recommend this book to professionals starting out their careers and those in the middle of their careers. Amy gives practical suggestions in expanding your working network and how nobody should be excluded, both above you and below you on the food chain. In five years after reading this book and incorporating her insights, you will see how her wisdom will have paid you preferred dividends.

Has the Potential to Move the Diversity Conversation

Amy offers the reader clear and concise guidance that has the potential to move the diversity conversation from simply a corporate concept to a transformative way of being.

Tina Alexis Allen

Tina Alexis Allen, Author of Hiding Out and Actor on Outsiders

Network Beyond Bias
2018-05-22T16:23:12+00:00

Tina Alexis Allen, Author of Hiding Out and Actor on Outsiders

Tina Alexis Allen
Amy offers the reader clear and concise guidance that has the potential to move the diversity conversation from simply a corporate concept to a transformative way of being.

Buy it, read it, and benefit from it

There are plenty of do-this books in the world, but Amy Waninger's book blew me away. She approaches the practical, emotional, and professional opportunities that await someone willing to learn from and include "others" into their networks and lives. Fresh writing, important topics, and clear examples -- I read it in a sitting and came away with three pages of notes that I'll take into the next phase of my career. Buy it, read it, and benefit from it.

Scott Woolgar

Scott Woolgar

Managing Partner, Productive Leap

Network Beyond Bias
5.0
2018-06-08T15:40:10+00:00

Scott Woolgar

Managing Partner, Productive Leap

Scott Woolgar
There are plenty of do-this books in the world, but Amy Waninger's book blew me away. She approaches the practical, emotional, and professional opportunities that await someone willing to learn from and include "others" into their networks and lives. Fresh writing, important topics, and clear examples -- I read it in a sitting and came away with three pages of notes that I'll take into the next phase of my career. Buy it, read it, and benefit from it.

A quick, insightful read!

I enjoyed Amy’s fresh take on diversity and inclusion. She gives great examples and tangible exercises to make the material accessible. This is a quick read and well worth your time! I walked away with new insights to consider!

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Network Beyond Bias
5.0
2018-07-09T22:26:03+00:00

Anonymous Amazon review

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I enjoyed Amy’s fresh take on diversity and inclusion. She gives great examples and tangible exercises to make the material accessible. This is a quick read and well worth your time! I walked away with new insights to consider!

Highly Recommend!

I would highly recommend Amy C. Waninger’s book, Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage in Your Career. The book does a super job of integrating the importance of diversity and inclusion with the “who’s and how’s” of networking. The premise is by having a diverse group of connections it expands possibilities and offers more innovative ideas.  Amy drives home the power of a diverse network and offers suggestions to overcome perceived barriers when getting to know individuals who may be different from oneself.

The book is an easy read and is filled with useful information including a tool to assess and measure the diversity of an individual’s network.   Real scenarios of diverse challenges provide the reader the opportunity to explore a variety of perspectives.  The content included in the chapter, Seek Diverse Perspectives on Purpose, covers important facts about some of the most challenging and timely dimensions of diversity and inclusion.

Because Amy shares some personal information and challenges she has experienced, after reading her book, I was left with the feeling of having a good sense of who she is and the value of what she brings to the field of diversity and inclusion.

Jonamay Lambert

Jonamay Lambert

Diversity & Inclusion Expert; Founder and President of Jonamay Lambert & Associates

Network Beyond Bias
2018-05-22T21:29:19+00:00

Jonamay Lambert

Diversity & Inclusion Expert; Founder and President of Jonamay Lambert & Associates

Jonamay Lambert
I would highly recommend Amy C. Waninger’s book, Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage in Your Career. The book does a super job of integrating the importance of diversity and inclusion with the “who’s and how’s” of networking. The premise is by having a diverse group of connections it expands possibilities and offers more innovative ideas.  Amy drives home the power of a diverse network and offers suggestions to overcome perceived barriers when getting to know individuals who may be different from oneself. The book is an easy read and is filled with useful information including a tool to assess and measure the diversity of an individual’s network.   Real scenarios of diverse challenges provide the reader the opportunity to explore a variety of perspectives.  The content included in the chapter, Seek Diverse Perspectives on Purpose, covers important facts about some of the most challenging and timely dimensions of diversity and inclusion. Because Amy shares some personal information and challenges she has experienced, after reading her book, I was left with the feeling of having a good sense of who she is and the value of what she brings to the field of diversity and inclusion.

Pragmatic insight…a must-read

A pragmatic insight into unconscious bias and the power of networks. A must-read for any executive who genuinely wants to capitalise on the benefits of inclusivity.

'Network Beyond Bias' will have a huge impact on not just raising awareness of our unconscious biases but also providing positive interventions to reduce and mitigate those biases

This book takes us beyond the different learning platforms and into action.

Gamiel Yafai

Gamiel Yafai

Author of Demystifying Diversity

Network Beyond Bias
2018-05-29T11:42:51+00:00

Gamiel Yafai

Author of Demystifying Diversity

Gamiel Yafai
A pragmatic insight into unconscious bias and the power of networks. A must-read for any executive who genuinely wants to capitalise on the benefits of inclusivity. 'Network Beyond Bias' will have a huge impact on not just raising awareness of our unconscious biases but also providing positive interventions to reduce and mitigate those biases This book takes us beyond the different learning platforms and into action.

Will definitely read it again!

It’s a quick read that’s jammed packed with how-to steps on expanding your social network and pushing outside your comfort zone to embrace diversity and be more innovative.

I loved it - straightforward, to the point, great examples and illustrations, practical advice, definitely challenged me at times, and I learned a lot!  Will definitely read it again and spend some time going through the exercises and checking out your website! Well done!

Rob Galbraith

“The Most Interesting Man in Insurance”

Network Beyond Bias
2018-06-23T23:45:09+00:00

Rob Galbraith

“The Most Interesting Man in Insurance”

It’s a quick read that’s jammed packed with how-to steps on expanding your social network and pushing outside your comfort zone to embrace diversity and be more innovative. I loved it - straightforward, to the point, great examples and illustrations, practical advice, definitely challenged me at times, and I learned a lot!  Will definitely read it again and spend some time going through the exercises and checking out your website! Well done!

Incredibly smart book

This is an incredibly smart book. Brings a lot of new and practical approaches, which are "a-ha moment" inspiring. Nicely done, I'll be sharing it with many I work with.

Rachana Bhide

Rachana Bhide

Founder, The Corner of the Court Project

Network Beyond Bias
2018-06-07T14:28:12+00:00

Rachana Bhide

Founder, The Corner of the Court Project

Rachana Bhide
This is an incredibly smart book. Brings a lot of new and practical approaches, which are "a-ha moment" inspiring. Nicely done, I'll be sharing it with many I work with.

Unique Approach

I don’t think we can ever talk enough about uncovering unconscious bias, effective networking, and working toward greater inclusion. In this book, Amy uses personal examples and simple language to continue the dialogue and get us into action. If you do nothing else, be sure to complete the networking exercise in Chapter 33. This unique approach will uncover gaps in your network that you never knew existed.

Natalie Siston

Natalie Siston

Founder, Small Town Leadership

Network Beyond Bias
2018-05-23T16:25:38+00:00

Natalie Siston

Founder, Small Town Leadership

Natalie Siston
I don’t think we can ever talk enough about uncovering unconscious bias, effective networking, and working toward greater inclusion. In this book, Amy uses personal examples and simple language to continue the dialogue and get us into action. If you do nothing else, be sure to complete the networking exercise in Chapter 33. This unique approach will uncover gaps in your network that you never knew existed.
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