On Sunday, we hosted brunch and booze with friend Veronica Chan for a special breed of community folks that we saw take independent flight this past year. From starting our own companies, to contracting, to finally settling down with dream jobs, we were surprised (or perhaps, not so much?) to find some common experiences as we tried to piece together why we all chose to strike out on our own.
On choosing to be independent, we learned that:
- Sustaining passion for full-time roles is critical. It’s important that the values and shifting direction of the brand/company align closely with our own, particularly as the company grows.
- CM roles are now just starting to become more senior and influence product and design - we like this.
We also came up with a pretty interesting list of resources:
Let us know if you’d like to join us next time - tentatively planned for Sunday, March 10th!
Pictured here: Megan Berry, Kristen Taylor, Veronica Chan, Sarah Judd Welch, Leiti Hsu
Awesome brunch and even awesomer gals. Looking forward to the next brunch in March — let us know if you’d like to join!