EP#13 :: How to network with Style and Substance :: Emily Merrell, Six Degrees Society


Welcome to episode number 13 of the Dreams for Breakfast podcast!

Today I’m super excited to introduce you to Emily Merrell, founder of Six Degrees Society.

Emily, also lovingly referred to as "20 questions" has always loved figuring out people's stories.

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 2014 she dreamt up Six Degrees Society and in 2016 she made her dream a full-time business.

Emily is the master of creating events full of style and substance where she skillfully connects people together…so they can learn new things and of course have fun - all while completely removing ALL of the negative connotations we’d traditionally associate with networking.


Six Degrees Society event with Spanx founder, Sara Blakely

And in today’s episode we’re talking about the simple strategies for how we can approach networking in a totally non-icky, non-sleazy and completely authentic and meaningful way.

As an introvert, I’m rarely enthusiastic about networking, which was one of the reasons I was attracted to Emily’s style of event…. After attending my first one, I felt equally and energized and excited about the connections I made!

...And on that note, I’m thrilled to share that I’ll be speaking at the upcoming San Francisco event on 28th February.

I’ll be talking on the topic of Work and Worth where we’ll be exploring how playing to our strengths can help us make better, more informed decisions, create alignment with our biggest desires…

If you’re in San Francisco, I would LOVE to see you there!

Grab your tickets here.


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