So Evercontact sponsoring the first WIWSF Connect Series event of 2015 was a perfect fit!
About Women in Wireless and the Event
Originally formed in 2009, Women in Wireless spread so fast that it decided to form a non-profit corporation in 2011. The group has now more than 12,000 members with a wide variety of people including entrepreneurs, senior executives, and others in junior level.
The newest member of our marketing team, Solange Murat, is a Women in Wireless member and was really excited (but a bit nervous about her French accent) to present Evercontact for the first time at the first Women in Wireless San Francisco connect series event of 2015.
Evercontact sponsored the WIWSF meet-up at the Constellation Brand Bar – Levis Plaza on June 25th.
Solange, Why did Evercontact choose to sponsor this event?
It was a great way to celebrate summer and the place to be to make great connections with both women and men in the digital and media industries.
I joined Women in Wireless when I first arrived in San Francisco. As a WIWSF member and a big believer in empowering women in the digital industry. I think Evercontact is a great tool to empower super connected women and it makes totally sense for us to be there at the first Connect event series of 2015. I hope it is just a beginning !
We know you were a bit nervous for your first WIWSF presentation, how did it go?
I was really proud to present Evercontact to WIWSF, and was a bit more relaxed as had my colleague Thomas Doctrinal with me for support.
The first time I attended WIWSF I was really impressed by the quality of the speeches and speakers, especially the presentation with Arum Kam, co-founder of CoffeeMeetsBagels.
So when I knew it would be my turn to speak, I had to be prepared! I tried to make it in a format that Americans are used to, but with a French touch of course 🙂
Plus, we had current customer of Evercontact in the audience who came up to talk about Evercontact. That made things more fun and also was a good chance to create a deeper understanding of how our clients experience and enjoy Evercontact.
Solange with Alexandra from Fetch
Alexandra from Fetch was happy to speak about her experience with Evercontact, and helped us make it more real by explaining how someone in Business Development can benefit from the service. For example, she isn’t great at keeping her contacts up-to-date, especially in Salesforce, so automating this for her with Evercontact for Salesforce is a big help. I was really happy to hear afterwards that people enjoyed the presentation and understood (despite my French accent) what Evercontact does and how we can help them keep in touch with all of their WIWSF and other contacts.
WIWSF Connect Series Attendees
Thanks to Shocase for the photo!
And the rest of the event?
Before the presentation, I met some really nice women that recently arrived to San Francisco from New York, and I realized it was a great community for the newbies in SF to connect.
Constellation Brand was a wonderful place to hang out in the bar with a delicious buffet. It was a casual but chic event, with lots of friendly and professional working women. And also some men! They made up about 30% of the crowd.
Debra Carney presenting Shocase
Were there any other presenters?
Shocase co-sponsored the event, and Debra Carney, Director of Marketing, had a great presentation.
Shocase is the perfect tool for marketers to get noticed, build business and network, and stay on top of their game with the latest information from colleagues, industry leaders. You can check their Facebook page here to see a short video of what they do.
Debra pointed out how it was crucial it is today to be connected and visible. The more connected professionals are, the more successful they are in their careers.
Solange and Thomas
How did your colleague Thomas experience the event, was it strange being a male at a Women centric gathering?
Thomas said it was a great event with lots of people (50+) so it was fun! WIWSF has really succeeded in connecting business women and men.
He met great people from lots of different types of industries. There were more traditional companies like Gap but also people from interesting startups such as Handpick, and Runtastic, and of course digital media agency reps, all sharing the same interest for digital and tech.
And he had great wine and petit fours in a really nice spot, so it was worth being late for the baseball game 🙂
He wishes that there was an organisation like this in Paris!
Anything else to add?
I wanted to thank the WIWSF organizers, especially Brittany Wray who did a really great job to make this a fantastic event. And course, Constellation Brands, Shocase and all the friendly and welcoming attendees.
And also huge thanks to my colleague Thomas for coming, and Alexandra Ivatchef, Director of Business development at Fetch in San Francisco who shared her experience with Evercontact with everyone.
And, before I forget, we had a special offer to WIWSF members so that they can recover missing and outdated contacts in their past emails and try us for free ongoing.
So if any of you Women in Wireless out there are reading this and have not taken advantage of of the special WIWSF offer, visit here!