S6 Ep. 9: Community for Young Professionals

August 1, 2019

Seattle has an abundance of professional opportunities. Today’s episode shares stories from communities being formed to facilitate connections among professionals who are willing to support and help one another.

With an increasing number of innovative products being developed in Seattle, there are opportunities for Foster graduates and others to lead the development of products as product managers. Lewis Lin, author of Be the Greatest Product Manager Ever,  describes the community he has built to help people prepare for product management interviews. He shares valuable lessons about how he built the 9,000 member community that can be applied to other people or organizations hoping to bring people together for a common purpose.

As people are moving to Seattle from around the country, there is an opportunity to guide newcomers to social and professional events. In today’s episode, Ahmad Corner shares why he founded Young Professionals of Seattle based on the principle that people are at the heart of what makes businesses and communities work well. He and Jamie Shindler describe lessons they learned in bringing over 13,000 young professionals together in Seattle.

If you are looking for a community that’s right for you, you just might find it in today’s episode of Seattle Growth Podcast. If you are looking to build your own community, you will hear lessons of how to start and nurture a group that can be applied to a variety of contexts.

If you like Seattle Growth Podcast, you will love On the Brink, a Central District story of history, hope, and determination. The Seattle Times hailed it as “a cautionary tale and a call to action in the face of Seattle’s rapid growth.” Seattle Theatre Group is hosting a screening and subsequent panel discussion about carrying forward the legacy of the Central District. Neptune Theatre (1303 NE 45th St) Thursday, August 15th at 8pm (doors open at 7pm). Tickets: www.onthebrinkmovie.com/screenings

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