This June 2020, PowerToFly partnered with Flexport, the first digitized operating system for global trade, to present a virtual event focused on a timely topic: career progressions and pivots.
During our virtual event with Flexport's Head of Learning & Development and two employees who pivoted careers we discussed inspiring your career search and gaining the tools to get where you're going. Flexport also led our attendees through an illuminating activity where you planned your own retirement party followed by breakout discussions.
Speakers from Flexport included:
- Sarah Gehrki, Director, People Programs and Chief of Staff to Head of People
- Christina Cook, Business Intelligence Analyst
- Lauren Fernandez, Head of Learning and Development
Flexport is the first digitized operating system for global trade. They have a rare business model that not only satisfies the global trade market but grows it. Over the past two years, Flexport has more than tripled its headcount and expanded its worldwide presence to 14+ offices and warehouses. While scaling rapidly, they've developed critical employee learning and development programs. Those involved in these initiatives will work with you to reassess your priorities and grow your own career, no matter the industry.
If you're interested in joining Flexport's team, check out these job opportunities. The team looks forward to connecting with skilled.
If you are a Seattle based skilled professional and you'd like to be considered for an invite to this event, please email your name and LinkedIn URL to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for an invite.
BECAUSE OF ONGOING HEALTH CONCERNS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
Flexport, the fast-growing company that's transforming global trade, has partnered with PowerToFly, a women-run community that connects skilled professionals with each other and business leaders, have partnered to present an intimate, invite-only evening of discussions and networking on Wednesday, March 25th. And the best part? You're invited!
Agenda (subject to change):
- 6:00 PM - Check-in & networking over lite bites & refreshments
- 6:30 PM - Welcome addresses by
- 6:45 PM - Featured Speaker: Susy Schöneberg, Head of Flexport.org
- 7:05 PM - Featured Speaker: Yefeng Miao, Design Lead, Flexport
- 7:20 PM - Audience Q&A with Yefeng Miao, Design Lead, Flexport
- 7:30 PM - Networking continues over lite bites & refreshments
Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 109 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos.
Here's what one attendee had to say about a past PowerToFly event with Flexport (view photos HERE and HERE): "The event was well organized and the speakers came across genuine and passionate about what they do. I enjoyed the content and the exchanges with the attendees. Please keep up the good work."
This special gathering will take place on Wednesday, March 25th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at WeWork, 107 Spring Street, Seattle. PowerToFly will also be supplying a complimentary Lyft code to help you get home after the event.
Whether you are looking for new opportunities (Flexport is hiring!) or just want to network with your peers, we hope you can join in the conversation.
About Flexport: We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That's why it's our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise.
About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run startup that works with companies to identify skilled professionals they'd like to network with. Over the past two years, we've produced over one hundred events across the world with brands like American Express, Microsoft, Deloitte, and Slack, which have resulted in countless hires. Visit http://powertofly.com to learn more.
About PowerToFly Events: All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require accommodation to fully participate in this event, please email email@example.com, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.
Unfortunately, PowerToFly and Flexport cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this policy.
After partnering with Flexport, the innovative company that's combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise to revolutionizing global trade, we were super excited to reunite for a new event, this time in New York City.
This intimate evening for skilled professionals working in sales and operations took place on September 10th at Flexport's inviting New York office and was hosted by PowerToFly CEO Milena Berry. As our guests arrived, they had a chance to network with their peers and members of the Flexport team while enjoying complimentary (and delicious!) food and refreshments.
Things kicked off with a warm keynote address by Flexport's Kara Shapiro, Senior Manager of Accounts, who then joined our informative panel of Flexport women leaders that also included Thea Dolan, Global Operations Manager; Maryana Kessel, Senior Global Account Executive; and Jessica Tissera, Sales Development Manager. After answering some questions from Milena, our four speakers dedicated the rest of their time to taking questions from the audience.
Before the night moved back into networking, our guests received a special treat. Using their gifted Flexport notebooks and pens, Program Manager Bri Lopez walked our attendees through an insightful activity about "crafting your job", geared at identifying the tasks (and teammates) that both give and detract from your work energy. (By the way, if you'd like a copy of Bri's presentation, please email email@example.com)
Here's what one attendee had to say about the event: "Thank you and PowerToFly for organizing such a welcoming and informative event at Flexport tonight. I came away feeling energized and enthusiastic about my search for my next role. It is uplifting to see first hand that companies do exist where mind-blowing, technology-enabled customer service, collaboration and problem solving are core values that are lived by the leaders and the teams every day!"
If you are interested in learning more about Flexport, including their open roles, just visit their page on PowerToFly.
A great chance to meet other skilled professionals!
Networking over food and drinks.
PowerToFly's Milena Berry and Flexport's Maryana Kessel
A full house at the event.
A look at our panel discussion.
Flexport's Bri Lopez leads our job crafting activity.