From Networking to Dealmaking

About a month ago, Seattle hosted our first Alley to the Valley (A2V) Summit with 65 handpicked influential women who are entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate executives. What hooked me about being a part of this, is that the point of A2V Summits is to get past networking, and get to dealmaking. It’s a day to […]

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Make Time for Peer Networking

When was the last time you met with your peers outside of your own company? It’s really easy to get trapped in the company bubble, and divide life into work and outside of work. I find it hugely valuable to meet with peers or colleagues who are either at similar stage companies (yes I work […]

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Turn Your “Work Crushes” into Informal Mentors with Twitter Lists

Originally posted on Popforms on November 8th, 2014 I recently had the opportunity to lead a panel on Authenticity at Seattle Startup Week. During the discussion, one of the presenters, Shauna Causey, asked the audience to “raise your hand if you have a mentor.” I was shocked to see only a few hands go up. […]

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Build Your Network in 52 Lunches a Year

Originally posted on Popforms on May 29th, 2014 When my company, Mixpo, brought the communications function in-house and I was promoted to Director of Communications, our consultant and my mentor Jolie Hunt told me that in order to be successful in Communications, it’s all about relationships. (Personally I think we can swap out “Communications” for […]

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