Networking can be a dirty word. It can be dreaded, intimidating, it feels salesy and it’s often the last thing you want to do. What if we told you that networking doesn’t have to be transactional, could be fun and you could leave an event with authentic connections and lasting friendships? Join Emily Merrell, Founder of female-focused networking organization Six Degrees Society to learn the tricks, hacks and tactics to make networking as easy as a walk in the park. You’ll leave this event excited to network both IRL and virtually and with the tools in your toolbox to take your networking skills to the next level.
Bio: Emily, also lovingly referred to as “20 questions” has always loved figuring out people’s stories. Born in Florida she moved to Connecticut at the ripe age of 12. In middle school she became famous for being Frida Khalo’s doppelganger, and after being asked what Latin American country she yielded from she decided to study Spanish and Communications (girl needed to communicate!) at Denison University in Ohio. Upon graduating, she moved to Buenos Aires to master her Spanish and worked in various industries (ask her about Malbec). Following her return to New York City, she landed in the Fashion world specializing in Events & Marketing working at Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco, Tory Burch and INTERMIX. In 2014 she founded a women’s focused networking organization called Six Degrees Society and in 2016 she turned her side hustle into a full-time hustle and has expanded the reach to 10 chapters across the country with a weekly digital offering. At every event they take the guest work out of networking through curated connections.
In addition to running Six Degrees Society, Emily is a business coach and consultant to female solopreneurs and helps individuals scale their business through events, community and building their personal brand.
In her free time, you can find her exploring new restaurants, drinking bold bottles of wine, taking early morning workout classes, planning her next trip or playing the name game. After 7 years in NYC she made the move to SF and is working on mayor status, one connection at a time. Follow her adventures at @emilyamerrell and @six_degrees_society.