We kicked off the evening with an all OrgOrger panel, Scaling Culture and Building Networks brought to you by our amazing collaborators at Joyride. The panel featured Sana Akhand from Voodoo Manufacturing, Liv Cruzat from Knotch, Chelsea Lee from Cockroach Labs, Mary Best from Eden, and Melissa Dechart from Poppin. Many culture building discussions focus on how a young company can engage their workers. This was a conversation about why companies need to engage their workers through culture building and how internal ops sets the tone for everything an organization does. Thanks to our OrgOrgers for their insight and willingness to share!
After the panel, Alli Young, the CEO of The Forem led a keynote presentation on negotiation. Alli spent a 20 year career in Tech, most notably in leadership at Google. As a Sales Executive, negotiation was a core part of Alli's role, and as an organizational leader Alli has hands-on experience working with women as they develop their voice to create the career and outcomes they deserve. As a past executive for 11 years at Google and 20 years in the tech industry, she shared her knowledge with OrgOrg and stayed after to offer 1:1 speed mentoring.
Special thanks to Joyride for everything they provided at the event. On top of sponsoring the panel and gift bags, Joyride provided us with samples of their amazing office coffee and tea offerings, including SIX types of cold brew. This paired well with the awesome catering spread provided by EAT club. Colliers International was in attendance, sharing special swag and sponsoring our conversation starters during the mixer.
It was a great night with engaging speakers, a great mix of people, cool giveaways and rewarding conversations. We cannot wait for the next event to meet more amazing OrgOrg members!