Hidden Figures: Why You Should be Building Your Personal Brand for the Good of Your Business and Your Career
Many women in business default to being "behind the scenes" supporting their company or initiatives, but it's a missed opportunity when you ignore your personal brand. This session will cover why and how to establish your voice, authentically expand your network and position yourself as a subject-matter expert, all while driving value for yourself AND your company.
Aly Merritt is currently the Managing Director of Atlanta Tech Village, and formerly the Head of Community at SalesLoft, where she did everything from mopping floors to meeting investors. In past Lofter lives, she’s been Chief of Staff and on the teams for customer experience, support and product management. She has spent the last decade of her career working with the Atlanta startup community to advance both local startups and Atlanta itself on the national stage, with a special focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. She organizes and emcees the ATL Startup Village, a monthly meetup to generate publicity, visibility and potential investment for startups in Atlanta, hosted at Atlanta Tech Village. She sporadically spends time writing about tech and the startup community on her blog, AlyintheATL.com.Our Women + Tech Program is sponsored by Google.
Ladies of Atlanta, it’s time to come together to make the phrase “Women in Tech” obsolete! Join us as we openly discuss personal and professional growth, challenges in the workplace, community involvement, and whatever else is on your mind. Our Village can be the one to make women in tech the status quo.Second Wednesday of the Month12:00pm - 1:30pmMission:To empower women in tech through a kick-ass network, intentional teaching & purposeful community because it does take a village.Our goal is to make to Atlanta the number one place for “women in tech” (because clearly it’s not Silicon Valley).