Learning networking basics is only a gateway to career growth and exploration. ~Tae Yoo
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
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.
Kelly Nash is a Chicago-based writer, events host, speaker, and founder of Lipstick & Ink®, a career and wellness organization aimed to motivate female 9-5ers and side hustlers to own their power and make their mark. In addition to her writing and career consulting experience with L&I®, Kelly works full-time in technology as a Success Manager at Salesforce. She is also in the process of writing her first book.
Kelly has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets including Thrive Global, International Association of Women, General Assembly, TheGlu, SheFactor, EvolveHer, Cliquish, and Six Degrees Society.