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A Look at Our Recent Networking Event in Seattle

PowerToFly was so happy to be back in Seattle for another amazing evening of women in tech on December 5th. Sponsored by MAKERS Workspaces and held at their spacious, wood-accent venue in the Pikes Place Market neighborhood, the event featured three fast-growing Seattle startups: Convoy, who is changing the way companies think about trucking; Smartsheet, a cloud-based platform that makes it easier for teams to share and collaborate; and Stripe, who help power millions of businesses in 100+ countries and across nearly every industry by providing a set of tools for building and running an internet business.


Hosted by PowerToFly's Director of Customer Success Cristina Duke, the evening included presentations, a panel discussion, an audience Q&A and of course, plenty of opportunities to network with our three featured companies while enjoying wine, sparkling water and delectable treats.

Our panel for the evening included:

  • Clara Yuan, Data Scientist at Convoy
  • Alicia Luengo, Software Engineer at Stripe
  • Carissa Cecil, Software Development Manager at Smartsheet

Topics included what qualities each companies look for when building their team, what they do to keep updated in the fast-moving world of tech, and how they've approached being the only woman at the table.

After our panel wrapped up, guests stuck around to mingle with their peers and to meet members of each of our companies. Plus, Convoy, Smartsheet and Stripe all brought plenty of branded swag and MAKERS Workspaces offered everyone a discount code so nobody left empty handed!

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Convoy, Smartsheet and Stripe are all hiring! Visit their pages on PowerToFly to learn more.

Convoy - Convoy is reinventing the supply chain with technology-backed, full-service trucking. They offer the world's largest companies the best option for moving their freight, via their immense network of technology-connected trucking companies. Shippers get instant quotes, real-time GPS tracking on all shipments, and actionable business analytics to improve their supply chain. Trucking companies get access to free tools and resources that allow them to find loads they want, drive fuller trucks, and get paid quickly.

Smartsheet - was founded on the idea that teams and millions of people worldwide deserve a better way to deliver their very best work. Today, the company delivers a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, empowering organizations to plan, capture, track, automate, and report on work at scale, resulting in more efficient processes and better business outcomes. Smartsheet is a place where people love what they do and are empowered to do their best work everyday. They support one another and achieve our goals as a team, not as individuals.

Stripe - Stripe is a set of tools for building and running an internet business. They help businesses accept payments from anyone, anywhere, and build new kinds of companies like Lyft or Kickstarter. They help power millions of businesses in 100+ countries and across nearly every industry. Stripe handles billions of dollars every year for forward-thinking businesses around the world. One third of Americans bought something on Stripe in the last year.

MAKERS Workspaces - Modern and chic, MAKERS is an ideal setting for those who appreciate creativity, natural light, and open space. Designed with history and sustainability in mind, MAKERS incorporates many refurbished elements including polished bleacher board floors, salvaged window panes, and tables made of recycled gym floorboards.

PowerToFly was thrilled to partner with Convoy, Smartsheet and Stripe to present a women in tech networking event in Seattle at MAKERS Workspaces.

Our panel discussion featuring Clara Yuan, Data Scientist at Convoy; Alicia Luengo, Software Engineer at Stripe; and Carissa Cecil, Software Development Manager at Smartsheet.

A packed house!

Our panel took questions from the audience.

More from our panel discussion.

Convoy swag!

Smartsheet swag!

Stripe swag!

Our special guest Chiquita!

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