Chicago Chapter Launch Networking Event
Event date: February 01 2012
Posted by: Laurie Kohl

Enthusiasm, warmth, camaraderie, and intimacy best describe the Chicago Webgrrls February 1st chapter launch event. It was an exciting mix of Webgrrls newcomers and Webgrrls Veterans, involved since the go-go days of the '90's...prepared to work together and all ready to help each other.

"I liked the informal nature of the gathering - lots of diverse backgrounds and specialties."
- Erica Geil - Ops Manager, Engineering - Groupon

Laurie Kohl, Chicago Webgrrls new chapter leader, set the tone for the meeting giving a warm welcome, explaining the Webgrrls mission, sharing her vision for the chapter and the 10 Reasons you will love Webgrrls and then opening up the discussion for exploring ideas and encouraging input on the direction we should take the chapter. 

"I think Laurie did a great job of making people feel welcome. I think there was a great group of ladies there!"
- Angeleah Daidone

We then turned straight to the "heart and soul" of the Webgrrls meeting...the introductions. Each person in the room took the opportunity to share, "who they were, what they did, what they need and what they offer," showcasing their experience and their ideas geared toward the future, and expressed what they wanted to accomplish. It was an amazing group of professionals from many industries including; social media, PR, project management, recruiting, design, web development, and included entrepreneurs, consultants, and independents etc. Everyone stayed well into the evening, sharing ideas,  exchanging business cards and talking business.

"I am encouraged and appreciative of the support of other Webgrrls. Together, we have a gold mine!"
Eva C Magnus - Web Developer - Grafica

It is amazing to see the level of talent, expertise and experience, and even more, the generosity of everyone who attended the meeting. 

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