As the Phoenix Chapter Head, here's what I love about having a local group:
1. Meet new people
Making friends after college or when moving to a new city can be hard. What’s a better unifier than your career? OrgOrg brings people together who, under normal circumstances, may never connect. While the online community helps us connect globally, local OrgOrg Happy Hours, brunches, and other in-person events help us stay in communication and grow new friendships through our shared connection.
Being a part of this group gives me access to amazing professionals and helps me feel less isolated. I appreciate the networking, sharing of ideas, and safe space for venting!
In an administrative, operations, HR or support role, you need a safe place to talk about your day with like minded people who can understand your wins (and your frustrations!). Erica Pizano, an Office Manager in Phoenix, writes, “I've sometimes felt like I'm alone on an island since I don't sell anything or provide front line customer services. So much of what we do is behind the scenes and can be easily taken for granted. Being a part of this group gives me access to amazing professionals and helps me feel less isolated. I appreciate the networking, sharing of ideas, and safe space for venting!” Being able to share your successes and failures in-person, over drinks, brunch (or both!), helps alleviate some of the stress that often come with our roles.
3. Stay informed of local opportunities
OrgOrg Phoenix is the first place I share new job postings (that, of course, get posted to the OrgOrg Job Board). Half of our regular Phoenix attendees have found their new role through OrgOrg!
So, Why become a chapter head?
Personally, I get so much joy out of connecting people with awesome opportunities, bridging great businesses with those seeking their services, and helping create friendships that otherwise may be nonexistent. Being a chapter head allows me to do all of those things while building out our Phoenix community. When I first moved to Arizona, I tried to get involved in networking groups but never felt a strong sense of connection to the people. Phoenix is the fastest growing US city (seriously!) and I knew there had to be others out there looking for a local group like OrgOrg. By starting the Phoenix chapter, I was able to expand the connectedness I felt through the online OrgOrg community into the real-life community in my city. I feel immense pride and ownership, and hope I can provide an authentic connection for others.
If you’re interested in learning more about Chapters or becoming a Chapter Head, drop me a note! Ready to apply? Head over to our OrgOrg JobBoard and find your city.
In addition to leading OrgOrg's Chapter Heads program, Dana Brown supports People Operations at DoorDash's Phoenix offices. Our team has doubled in 2017 and we're still hiring!
At DoorDash, we're working to connect more businesses to more people. We want to shrink every city by bringing people anything—faster, fresher, and from farther away. We want to be the shortest distance between every local store and people’s doors. We’re breaking down the art of delivery to a perfect science – one order at a time.