6: Emily Merrell, Founder of Six Degrees Society
On this Episode:
How to make networking more enjoyable and less painful
The best ways to nurture the existing relationships with the people in your network
What NOT to do when reaching out to a connection to ask for a warm intro
Emily, also lovingly referred to as "20 questions" has always loved figuring out people's stories. Born in Florida she moved to Connecticut at the ripe age of 12. As a sexy middle schooler, she became famous for being Frida Khalo's doppelgänger, and after being asked what Latin American country she yielded from she decided to study Spanish and Communications (girl needed to communicate!) at a small Liberal Arts school in Ohio. Upon graduating from Denison University, she moved to Buenos Aires to master her Spanish and worked in various industries (ask her about Malbec). Following her return to New York City, she landed in the Fashion world specializing in Events & Marketing working at Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco, Tory Burch and INTERMIX. In 2017 she took the leap and left her beloved NYC for SF to be with her guy (now fiance) In her free time, you can find her exploring new restaurants, drinking bold bottles of wine, taking early morning workout classes, planning her next trip or playing the name game. Follow her adventures at @emilyamerrell.