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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner & Media Training @ First Round Capital

Media Training Girl Geek Dinner

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #145 is dedicated to media training girl geeks on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at First Round Capital’s office in San Francisco! Whether you’re pitching your new startup idea, or giving an interview on behalf of your company or non-profit, learn how to develop strong narratives and avoid tricky questions, so you can master your next press interview!

During the media training, participants will put together a media briefing document with key messages and customer examples. We will work with this throughout the session, reviewing questions reporters typically ask and talking about the best ways to give quotable soundbites that put you in the best light. You’ll also have a chance to practice your newfound skills and get instant feedback during mock interviews.

You will leave this media training with a deep understanding of how to develop your story, communicate it clearly, and control even the toughest press interview. And these skills will come in handy well beyond press interviews – use them when you’re speaking on a panel, interviewing for a new job, or presenting to a team of executives or potential investors.


6:00pm – 6:30pm – Registration, Networking, Food & Drinks
6:30pm – 8:00pm – Welcome from Faryl Ury, Create Media Briefing Documents, Learn Tips & Tricks To Ace Press Interviews
8:00pm – 8:30pm – Mock Interviews & Feedback Session
8:30pm – 9:00pm – Final Q&A & Networking

Girl Geek Media Training Bios:

Faryl Ury (Media Trainer) – InstructorFaryl Ury

Faryl Ury has a decade of experience in marketing, communications, and journalism. She currently works in product marketing at Dropbox and before that, helped lead communications at Square and Uber. Faryl has worked with all types of clients, from politicians to executives and engineers, using a media training program based on her years as a journalist at the Associated Press and NPR. Previously, she lived in Washington, D.C. where she served as the Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Faryl earned her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and graduated with honors from Harvard College. She loves traveling and eating bagels. Follow her on Twitter at @FarylUry.

Camille Ricketts (Head of Content & Marketing, First Round Capital) – CoachCamille Ricketts
Camille Ricketts is the head of content and marketing at First Round Capital, where her primary focus is The First Round Review – delivering actionable insights from wise tech experts to a popular audience of founders, aspiring founders, and many more. A common thread of Camille’s career has always been storytelling – as a journalist (at The Wall Street Journal and VentureBeat), for organizations (Tesla Motors and Kiva Microfunds). Camille earned her BA in History from Stanford University, where she served as Editor in Chief of The Stanford Daily. Follow her on Twitter at @CamilleRicketts.

Anita Hossain (Head of Knowledge, First Round Capital) – CoachAnita Hossain
Anita Hossain leads the Knowledge Program at First Round Capital, unleashing the information trapped inside the best and brightest minds in tech, and curating meaningful experiences ranging from intimate salons to major summits. Her goal is singular: to bring tech leaders together to share what they know. From coaching tech luminaries to generating original talks for First Round’s CEO Summit, from hosting dinners where people can air what keeps them up at night, to connecting First Round’s 300+ founders with the information they need to make progress, Anita is always learning. Anita joined First Round team after earning her MBA from Wharton, but before that she was an Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Bank, where she managed over $400M in Latin American investment portfolios. Follow her on Twitter at @ahossain24.

Minji Wong (Leadership Development Consultant) – CoachMinji Wong
Minji Wong empowers women leaders to excel in the workplace. She has over 12 years experience developing leaders and executives in Fortune 100 companies – including Facebook, Ebay and Walmart Global eCommerce. She is now dedicated to coaching women in leadership and working parents to achieve success, focused on enabling leaders to find balance and thrive in all aspects of their busy careers and personal lives. Minji is currently collaborating with Girl Geek Dinners on a podcast series around career development and leadership. She is a Board Member of the non-profit Girls on the Run, and currently pursuing a Professional Coaching Certification. Minji lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children. Follow her on Twitter at @MinjiWong.

Jean Hsu (Engineering Leadership Consultant) – CoachJean Hsu
Jean Hsu is an engineering leadership consultant who is passionate about sharing her people-centric leadership style with teams from small startups to larger companies. Having worked at Google, Pulse, and most recently at tech start-up Medium, Jean brings a wealth of experience in both engineering and coaching to help you get the best out of your engineering team beyond the immediate product cycle or feature release. is an engineering leadership coach and startup consultant. She helps level up engineering leaders and build healthy teams. She is also a good writer! Previously, Jean was an engineering manager at Medium, contributed ot Android development at Pulse News, and worked at Google. Follow her on Twitter at @jyhsu.

Event Tickets & Details:

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on Monday, September 4th, 2017 at Eventbrite!