Connections Dinner Series: Going Beyond Small Talk

This Wednesday (July 19), we kicked off our Connections Dinner series with 20 Lean In Members at Feastly in Venice Beach. Chef Louis Pechan and the Hundred Miles Supper Club prepared a unique menu for us to taste delicious farm-to-table Californian cuisine.

We discussed our challenges with making meaningful connections and how technology has shaped, for better or worse, the way we connect. From recent graduates to entrepreneurs who are founding new ventures, everyone was eager to discuss how growth and success ties heavily with the strength of their personal and professional networks. The conversations were impactful and it was wonderful to relate with others and speak openly about our many different experiences!

Here’s what attendees had to say about the evening:

  • As a recent college graduate, this event allowed me to meet people outside of the college bubble. I had many delightful conversations and got to hear more about different types of careers and career paths from successful women. Also, the dessert prepared by Chef, Louis Pechan and Hundred Miles, was to die for!

  • I think for me the big highlight was all the interesting and unexpected conversations we had! It's truly incredible that we had such a diverse group of women come together from all corners of the professional world and yet we all had so much in common. The favorite podcasts icebreaker was so much fun!

Lean In aims to facilitate meaningful connections by hosting regularly scheduled gatherings all over LA for women of all ages, backgrounds, and industries.

Connect with the talented women of Lean In at these upcoming events:

  • Saturday, July 22, Volunteer at Downtown Women’s Center (RSVP)

  • Wed, July 26: #PASSIONS&SIDEHUSTLES Happy Hour at The Blending Lab

  • We'll talk about how we blend our day jobs with our passions/side-hustles while we mix up our very own wine blends! (RSVP)

  • Join us at our next Connections Dinner to enjoy LA’s food scene with other vibrant women (Sign up here to be notified when RSVPs open)

  • Lean In Circles

  • These are small groups that meet regularly. Find your circle here.

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