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About Us

Founded in 2008 by Gelie Akhenblit, NetworkingPhoenix.com is the Valley's leading online resource for entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals seeking business networking events, mixers and training seminars.

At the core of NetworkingPhoenix.com is a robust, comprehensive, and free-to-use online calendar with a complete listing of business and professional networking events, mixers, and seminars going on in the Phoenix Metropolitan area (about 242 events listed monthly).  While it is absolutely free (and vehemently encouraged) for the community to post events and related content, NetworkingPhoenix.com goes a step further by vetting all such content for proper accuracy, validity, and taxonomy.  By doing so, NetworkingPhoenix.com provides a much richer, flexible, and filterable user experience which helps everybody to find what they're looking for with less effort and more confidence.

Since its inception in October 2008, NetworkingPhoenix.com has skyrocketed in popularity quickly becoming one of the most visited websites local to Arizona, and even making a global imprint as one of the top 1% most visited global websites (click here for details).  41,122 members have joined in the 9 years 7 months NetworkingPhoenix.com has been around and the website's growth still shows no signs of slowing. 

Membership at the site is absolutely free, takes less than a minute to signup, and consists of creating a simple professional profile (similar to a LinkedIn).  Once a member, full access is granted to all event and event related information, as well as a very wide array of tools including event reminders, custom event filters (show only the events you're interested in), agenda management, event data exports to other popular calendars (Outlook, iCal, et al), and much more... seriously... and the list of benefits is ALWAYS growing. 

NetworkingPhoenix.com also has a premium membership, the Networking Passport, which takes members beyond simply finding events to attend and actually provides FREE access into some of the most popular fee-based events, mixers and seminars in Phoenix.  At only $9.97/month, the program is very inexpensive for the business professional looking to make contacts and build relationships at the right events (click here for more info).

Another very popular offering of NetworkingPhoenix.com is the quarterly Signature Events. These events attract approximately 1,500 business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals for an evening of mixing and mingling. To be notified of this event, and many more, please create a free profile on our site.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and we hope to see you out and about networking!



Gelie Akhenblit | Founder & CEO | gelie@networkingphoenix.com
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Gelie Akhenblit is most well known for the vision and execution of her unique networking platform, NetworkingPhoenix; which she founded in 2008 and has since revolutionized the landscape of networking. She currently has the largest networking community of professionals in Phoenix, AZ with over 40K members.

In addition to running NetworkingPhoenix, Gelie consults companies and clients in helping them grow. Within the last 10 years, Gelie has been on many stages and media platforms speaking on the importance of having a strategy when engaging in face-to-face networking and the power of building and maintaining strategic relationships. [gelie.com]

In 2015, Gelie delivered a TEDx talk on the topic of freedom. In her message, she shared her story of being a political refugee from the former Soviet Union and how her journey to freedom has evolved and led her to, relentlessly, chase after her dreams and happiness.

Following her own personal journey to freedom, Gelie chose to end her 17-year relationship and embrace being a single woman for the first time in her adult life. As she was living through the many challenges of divorce, co-parenting and running a business simultaneously – she started to document her journey in a personal blog.

After one of her posts went viral, Gelie decided to keep documenting her "life pivot" and share her trials and tribulations, in a very raw and authentic style, to remind others experiencing similar situations that they are not alone.

When she's not working on conquering the world or writing about some of her darkest moments, she's spending time with her young daughter, working out and enjoying the guilty pleasure of Netflix binging.

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Gelie is a 2012 honoree of Arizona Foothills Magazine's 10 Women Who Move the Valley; Selected as one of azcentral.com's 2011 Intriguing People in Arizona Business; 2011 Young ATHENA finalist; recipient of the 2011 Social Media AZ Award (SMAZZIE) in the category of 'Homegrown Can of Awesome'; NAWBO's Emerging Visionary 2010 Award; AZ Magazine's 35 women entrepreneurs under 35 who are helping elevate Arizona's business community 2009 recipient.  

To learn more about how you can engage with Gelie, please visit gelie.com 

 





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