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Non-Linear Doesn't Mean Random

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"How should I think about building my career when the next step isn't obvious?"

"How do I make a mid-career change without starting over?"

Whether you are a programmer, tester, designer, data scientist or manager - these are universal questions we're positive everyone has pondered at one point. Join us to learn how you can strategically navigate your career path and authentically integrate all the weird little detours along the way!

🗓What's on the Agenda:
6:00PM - 6:30PM: Mingle & Network
6:30PM - 8:30PM: Melissa's Talk
8:30PM - 9:30PM: Q&A and more Mingling

👤Who's Speaking:
Melissa Nightingale is a founder and partner at Raw Signal Group. She is editor of The Co-pour and bestselling author of "How F*cked Up Is Your Management? An Uncomfortable Conversation About Modern Leadership."

Melissa’s been a startup warrior since the first dotcom boom and has the branded t-shirt collection to prove it. She has held senior leadership roles in marketing, pr, and strategy at several fast paced startups, including Wattpad, Edmodo, and Mozilla. Melissa cut her teeth in the agency world at OutCast Communications, SparkPR, and Edelman.

Melissa moved to Toronto after more than a decade of working in senior tech roles in Silicon Valley. She is gradually adjusting to seasons.

Melissa is a frequent speaker at industry events and universities about leadership, entrepreneurship, and women in tech.

You can find her on Twitter (@shappy):

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