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Hear from Shannon Anderson, Director of Talent at Madrona Venture Partners, about how to take control of your career plan and its narrative. In this intimate skill-based workshop, you will learn to think of your career as a series of gaps to fill, moving in the direction of your ultimate goals. Understand the vertical, horizontal and rock climb models of career progression and when to lean in. Learn to view jobs through the lens of how they align with your game plan. Learn about the various job engagement phases of Looking, Listening, and Happy and how to leverage each phase. Shannon will share her three step methodology for uncovering your career problem that becomes your game plan.

This workshop is limited to 25 participants. Sign up today!



Shannon is Madrona’s Director of Talent. In this role Shannon is the center of the Madrona talent network, identifying rising stars for Madrona’s portfolio companies and the Pacific NW startup ecosystem. She is also the strategic HR partner to portfolio companies and shares her talent perspective with the firm on Madrona investments.



Shannon has been a hands-on recruiter working with companies at all stages, starting in the “go-go” days of Microsoft in the 1990s where she helped grow the company from 8,000 to 40,000 employees. Prior to joining Madrona in 2018, Shannon was a principal at Recruiting Toolbox working with startups to growth stage technology companies to not only recruit but also teach internal HR functions how to successfully run their own programs in ways that led to lasting growth. Shannon started in venture early as the talent partner brought on by Ignition Partners at the inception of the firm in 2000. While there and through her own business, Velocity Search Partners, she worked with a wide range of companies and executives, recruiting top talent. She has made her mark on many global companies based or with extensive offices here in the greater Seattle region including Amazon, Google, Docusign, Spaceflight, Apptio, Ai2 and INRIX.