Community Manager (currently Entrepreneur Engagement Manager), Tech Nation
Vicky's professional bio / interests
I started in Events Management but quickly realised I had a particular passion for the ones that helped foster community. I set up and ran Campus Lates at Google Campus before joining 3beards and running Silicon Drinkabout, Don't Pitch Me Bro!, Chew The Fat and Digital Sizzle. I grew Silicon Drinkabout from 4 to over 40 cities around the world, working with incredible local community enthusiasts. I spent 2 years as a digital nomad freelancing (learning the difference between social media management and community management) and working on my own projects including LittleRed Retreats. I then joined the team at Tech Nation where I'm the Entrepreneur Engagement Manager for the South West... which means I get to support amazing tech entrepreneurs on a daily basis. At the start of lockdown I set up a virtual coffee morning to connect some of those entrepreneurs and honestly it was the highlight of my week, I loved it. I'm now on maternity leave and taking a bit of time to explore the growing industry of community building and have joined Guild to connect with fellow CM's and get geeky about community.
I’d like help with…
Getting geeky about community building
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
There is nothing interesting about me, I'm so vanilla :)
A career highlight
Running an event where 750+ members of the tech community were dressed up as Alice in Wonderland characters and were plunged into darkness in a warehouse in Shoreditch (now Second Home!)... and we just kept on partying! Amazing people from a super strong community made what could have been a disaster into an absolute highlight of my career.
Mar 21, 2021