S6 Ep. 2: Finding Community w/ Women in Product and Artist Home

June 4, 2019

Season 6 of Seattle Growth Podcast focuses on finding community in a dynamic city.

Each episode spotlights some of the interesting people in Seattle who are building community and bringing people together. You will hear from leaders in tech, comedy, music, art, dance, and emergency preparation.

Today’s episode features Farah Abdallah, a lead product manager at eBay who co-founded Seattle’s chapter of Women in Product. Abdallah shares how she collaborated with Claire Fang of Facebook to bring together hundreds of women in Seattle who are building products for some of the world’s most innovative companies.

The episode also features Kevin Sur, founder of Artist Home. Sur discusses why and how he created a collaborative community for artists and launched highly popular music festivals such as Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, which is bringing together emerging artists for the seventh year in a row July 12-14th. Sur shares how his desire to help people and build community evolved into a successful business.

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.

Whether you have lived here your whole life or are just joining this city, these interviews give insight about Seattle, how it was, how it is changing, and where Seattle is going.

Shulman also invited listeners to get tickets to the red carpet premiere of his documentary On the Brink: A Central District story of history, hope, and determination. The event is Sunday, June 9th at 4pm at the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with cast and crew including NBA great Slick Watts and inspiring musician Xola Malik. Get tickets at http://events.uw.edu/onthebrink.

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