At Mightybell, we work closely with the Levo League to power a thriving community of 23 Local Levo Chapters in various cities around the world. Each Local Levo Chapter on Mightybell supports the core mission of the Levo League — to provide young professional women with the advice, support and tools they need to successfully elevate their careers.
Meet Kate from Local Levo Seattle
The Seattle chapter of Local Levo is a bit different from what you’ll find in other cities like Chicago, Washington, D.C. or New York. For one, Seattle is a city of transplants. And as Kate learned early on, a community like this is exactly what a city of transplants needs.
Local Levo Seattle launched in the Fall of 2012, but it took a while for the momentum to grow. Members started connecting with each other around casual happy hours in the city, but they soon realized the value of using their Mightybell Circle for more than just event planning. When Kate actively encouraged her members to start posting about their own needs and career questions in the Circle, the community really took off.
"Identify members who are excited to post articles and share their own events, and empower them to post regularly. Once someone breaks the seal, amazing conversations will happen."
Local Levo Seattle is now 200+ members strong and growing. We asked Kate to share tips for organizing community and what she’s learned.
Do you have a favorite moment from leading the Local Levo Seattle Circle?
My all-time favorite story happened when someone new to Seattle reached out to the Local Levo group looking for an apartment or a roommate. She posted in the Circle what she was looking for and everyone responded with so many amazing offers and advice. She ended up finding a great place to live through the community. As a leader, it felt awesome to sit back and watch everyone connect and help each other out!
Any advice for planning Circle events?
Plan your events early! The first year we took a very organic approach with planning and engagement was a bit lower because it was hard to find a time when more than just a few people could show up. We sat down at the beginning of this year and calendared out 8 dates for the entire year, including our book club meetings every 3 months. This way everyone can plan ahead and you will always have a core group there.
Don’t forget to also be mindful of where people live, especially if you have members who live outside of the city like we do. Make it so they won’t be driving home too late. I also recommend mixing up events and locations — don’t just do happy hours or brunches. We kicked off the year with a Pure Barre class combined with a goal setting workshop and it was a huge hit.
Best thing about using Mightybell?
We love how beautiful and intuitive Mightybell is, and how easy it is to differentiate between posts and events. Because we’re part of the larger Local Levo community on Mightybell, being able to see community posts and events shared directly into our Circle has been invaluable. We rely a lot on being able to learn about Office Hours events or read new Levo League articles right in our Circle.
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