Making Your Mark: Building Thriving Career Relationships – 10.3.2019

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Learning networking basics is only a gateway to career growth and exploration. ~Tae Yoo

Kelly Nash & Rebecca Leder, both of Salesforce put on an event dedicated to networking.

As we know, building your professional network is critical to career success. Making Your Mark: Building Thriving Career Relationships, sponsored by Salesforce’s Women’s Network encouraged attendees to start thinking about how to build their network and elevate their careers in the process.

Making Your Mark: Building Thriving Career Relationships Event

Salesforce Chicago

The event, also sponsored by Tiesta Tea, SOCIAL Sparkling Wine and Boxed Water, started with beverages and yummy eats, interactive networking opportunities and an intimate space at the Salesforce Chicago office.

Kelly & Guests pose for a picture at the event.

Event attendees pose for a picture.

Rachel of Tiesta Tea at the event

SOCIAL Sparkling Wine at the event

Kelly Nash, Client Partner at Salesforce and Founder of Lipstick & Ink®, held a fireside chat with Rebecca Leder, Adoption Marketing Manager at Salesforce and Founder of TheRebeccammendations® and The Knock Method℠. During the chat, they discussed topics such as mentorship, reaching out to other professionals and brands and how to use your personal brand to your advantage when networking.

Kelly speaks about her journey with Lipstick & Ink.

Kelly & Rebecca during the Fireside Chat discussing networking.

Afterward, Rebecca reviewed The Knock Method℠, a 5-step approach she authored to help professionals open doors and build thriving professional relationships. During this impactful workshop, attendees gained actionable tips and heard about Rebecca’s first-hand interviews with successful professionals.

The Knock Method Workshop

Attendees smile during The Knock Method workshop.

Following the workshop, attendees had the chance to put the tips they learned to the test and connect with other women at the event. It was a success!

Attendees of the event mingling and connecting

Attendees mingling and getting to know each other

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Kelly Nash

Kelly Nash currently works full-time as a Client Partner at Salesforce in ad/marketing technology and has been in the advertising industry over 10 years. She is also a writer, events host, speaker and founder of Lipstick & Ink®.

Lipstick & Ink, launched in January 2018, is a career and lifestyle blog, community and events organization dedicated to motivating and inspiring the female professional. Kelly’s intention with every piece of content and event is to empower women and build their confidence, so they can unlock their potential, pursue their goals and make their mark on their careers and everyday life. Since its launch, Kelly has made powerful connections with companies such as the International Association of Women, EvolveHer, TheGlu (previously Chicago Women’s Magazine), Cliquish and Six Degrees Society. She is also in the process of writing her first book.

Kelly currently lives in Chicago with her husband and enjoys hitting up Chicago’s restaurant scene, being outdoors, traveling, volunteering, and helping women navigate their careers and cultivate relationships. She’s fueled by black coffee, sunshine, candles, fresh flowers, and a bold lip.

Rebecca Leder is a speaker, writer, connector, and Adoption Marketing Manager at Salesforce. She founded an award-winning blog, TheRebeccammendations®in 2009, and a marketing consulting company for small businesses, startups, and nonprofits at the age of 26, when she was named a Rising Star finalist in the Austin Business Journal’s Women of Influence awards. Rebecca has shared her career development, personal branding, and marketing insights for companies, classrooms, and conferences, large and small, including: Salesforce, DePaul and Loyola Universities, Startup Institute Chicago, BlogHer, and YearUp.

Over her 12+ year marketing career, Rebecca has navigated several career changes, interview cycles, and connected with thought leaders using her 5 steps to building giving relationships: The Knock Method℠. To date, it has been shared in classrooms with 150+ professionals and students who are putting the steps into practice as they build their careers and get ready…her book is in the works!

Rebecca lives in Denver with her adored husband and loves entertaining at home, hiking, yoga, traveling, and bringing people together to watch the magic of connection happen.

Sponsors of the Making Your Mark: Building Thriving Career Relationships event

Welcome to Lipstick & Ink®, your home for everything career and life inspired. I’m Kelly, a Chicago-based career coach, branding consultant, and speaker.

Whether we’re working together on achieving your career aspirations, refreshing your professional documents, or crafting your brand, think of me as your career sidekick who is going to push you to your potential and cheer you on every step of the way.




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