Thought I would jump into your inbox and give a rundown on what we have been working on this year, especially our crazy summer…from Women in Tech events to slinging shortcake, connecting on rooftops and stopping to enjoy s’mores any chance we get.  

Here’s our team in late Spring celebrating after the sold out WiT Regatta.  Planning to make it a Women in Tech Week next year.

 Headed to Vancouver to see U2, and stopped by the Vancouver Design week kick off in an alley to get inspiration for kick off parties.

Our side-hustle Biringer Farm shortcake business got an opportunity to be open every day of the summer at the base of the Space Needle.  So many tourists from around the world got exposed to our summer tradition!

There’s a new women focused co-working space in Seattle called The Riveter.  We helped them throw their launch party and now they are opening their second location in Fremont.  If you are in the Seattle area and haven’t checked them out yet, our next co-storm will be there Oct. 19th.

We love gathering women together and try to think of new fun ways to do that.  This summer we threw some rooftop gatherings just to shoot the breeze.  

Right before we kick off the festival season, one of my favorite things to do each year is head to Biringer Farm and pick the first berries of the season with my parents before they open up to the public.  We always have a fun photo shoot:)

In between everything else we squeeze in the festival season slinging shortcake most weekends.  It worked out well this summer with 0 days of rain.

Since we love The Riveter we threw two events there this summer.  We gathered several of Seattle’s non-profit orgs that support women and girls in tech to discuss how we can collaborate more.  Then we switched up our annual Business Solstice event and called it GENERATE –  a mid year stop and think tank.  We went deep on reinvention, the side hustle, sales techniques, stress management, storytelling and how to advance your career.

Headed to San Francisco for the Girls in Tech Conference to get inspiration, and learn what the Bay Area women are talking about.  


Back to Biringer Farm in the middle of berry season.  Got to experience a blast from the past by picking berries on the picking machine my dad invented in 1967. Then made it a girls day out,  and whipped up some freezer jam together….YUM.

Since I am a marshmallow freak and love a good Urban Campfire, there were s’more indulgences.  My favorite is the Everything Homemade one that Theo’s Chocolate roasts up during National S’more Day (August 10th).

Took a few days off in July to celebrate my birthday and ended up reading this article on the hammock http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/women-40-50-new-ageless-generation/.  Posted it and got tons of engagement with our community.  It said: There’s a new term to describe people with this no-age mindset: ‘perennials’. It was coined by US internet entrepreneur Gina Pell, 49, who explains, ‘Perennials are ever-blooming, relevant people of all ages who know what’s happening in the world, stay current with technology and have friends of all ages. We get involved, stay curious, mentor others, and are passionate, compassionate, creative, confident, collaborative, global-minded risk takers.’  Since this resonated so much for me, and everyone I talked to, I reached out to Gina: stay tuned for future perennial events!

 

Thew a Co-Storm for the women of WeWork twice this summer and more planned for the fall.

 

Any spare time is spent planning the next Women in Tech Regatta both in Vancouver and Seattle,  checking out fun venues, sponsors and partners.

 

  Ciao for now.  Off to find one last S’more before fall officially starts.

xxx   

Melody Biringer