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Geek Girls Carrots - Networking Night

Jan 21, 2015 · Seattle, United States of America

Join us January 21st at 6:30pm for our first Networking Night of 2015!

We’ll have two (2) Guest Speakers: Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack, who will guide us down the path of personal branding; and Kristin Leong, who will teach us how to establish and empower our individual voices.

This time, we’re excited to host this event at WeWork, in South Lake Union (SLU), courtesy of General Assembly (GA). A special thanks to everyone at GA for helping make this possible!

If you aren’t already aware, Geek Girls Carrots (GGC) regularly hosts a special event where you can listen to guest speakers, network and even pitch your burgeoning business ideas. At January’s event, it’s all about a new year and a new you; you’ll have the opportunity to gain useful knowledge and tips, which will help you take on today’s job market with confidence—make 2015 the year you do what you love!

Got a big idea? Pitch it in a minute!

…Then get instant feedback. Practice both your speaking and business skills, and get valuable input which could help you turn your business dream into a reality.

Program Rundown:

6:30pm - Registration & Networking

7:00pm - Welcome & Geek Girls Carrots Introduction

7:05pm - Guest Speaker, Kristen Leong: “Say It Like You Mean It: Speaking Up As Feminist Action "

7:30pm - Guest Speaker, Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack: “Your Personal Tech Brand - How People Find & Hire You To Do What You Love”

7:55pm - “Pitching Time” - ONE MINUTE to propose your idea or startup!*

8:00pm - GGC, Code Carrots: “What We Do & Where We’re Going”

8:15pm - Refreshments & Networking

9:00pm - After Party (TBD)

Event Details…

Date: Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Location: WeWork (SLU), hosted by General Assembly. 500 Yale Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98109

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*INFO ABOUT PITCHING TIME: Do you have an exciting idea for a startup, or do you need help solving a problem with your project? If the answer is yes, then “Pitching Time” is your moment to shine! Just send us a one (1) page slide presentation it (<a>[masked]</a>). We’ll provide you with tips and ideas to help you make the most of your minute.

If you find yourself suddenly inspired during the event, don’t worry, we can still offer you the opportunity to pitch your stroke of genius.


1. Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack, “Your Personal Brand - How People Find You & Hire You To Do What You Love”

Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack (BA, MS, CSM, CSD) is the Co-Founder and CEO ofFizzmint, an end-to-end employee management company. She has led project at Microsoft Game Studios (Halo and Lips), architected systems at Silent Circle, and holds two (2) agile development certifications through the Scrum Alliance. She also Founded Red Queen Technologies, LLC, and Co-Founded and is Co-Chair of Hack The People, a mentorship project focused on underprivileged people in technology. She acquired her startup funds by cleaning out poker rooms in the Northwest and Las Vegas. Reach out to her on Twitter: @tarah.

2. Kristin Leong, “Say It Like You Mean It: Speaking Up As Feminist Action ”

Kristin Leong, M.Ed is a teacher, writer, speaker, and spoken word coach. Her talkNightclub Bartending & Middle School Teaching: A Venn Diagram was the kick-off talk at Ignite 24 at Town Hall Seattle. She was once surprisingly introduced as "America's Hip Hop Poet" in Australia. Her essays have appeared on KUOW and Mutha Magazine. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.  Follow her on Twitter: @kristinleong.

Meeting Partners:

General Assembly -  we are creating a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from web development and user experience design, to business fundamentals, to data science, to product management and digital marketing.

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    Geek Girls Carrots is a community for women interested in IT and startups. We bring together female admins, analysts, application architects, developers, graphic designers, IT managers, programmers, social media specialists, system architects, women with startup ideas, computer science students and many more. We hold monthly meetings to share ideas, network and learn from each other’s experien...

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