Season 5, Episode 8: The Art of Networking with Megan Lutes: How Her Art Helped Her Become General Counsel

Megan Lutes is the General Counsel and CHRO at Glowforge, Inc., a Seattle-based technology start-up that designs and produces 3D laser printers.  Megan also oversees the HR team, customer support organization, recruiting, and the facilities team at Glowforge. Megan joined Glowforge's executive team during a period of rapid growth. Megan came from heading up the legal team at Convoy, Inc. another Seattle-based technology start up. In addition to her day job, Megan founded and runs Diversity University, a company that provides diversity, equity, and inclusion tools such as trainings, project management, or assists in investigations for companies, law firms, and organizations. Megan's background includes both law firm and in-house experience with previous senior legal positions at Moss Adams, one of the country's largest public accounting firms and Expeditors International, a Fortune 500 international logistics company.  Megan serves on the board of directors for Providence Pediatric Hospice of Seattle, sits on the executive board for ACC  - WA, co-chairing the sponsorship committee. Recently she was awarded the top ten 30 somethings by ACC national,  received the "Legal MVP Award" by SimpleLegal, received the Championing Diversity in Tech award at the Leaders in Tech Law award in New York, she was listed in Marquis 2022 Who's Who in America, was featured in InView magazine and on the International "The Counsel" Podcast, and was recognize by Women, Influence and Power in Law for Championing Diversity in-house and for Innovative Leadership.  She has spoken around the country on a wide range of topics and is seen as a prominent leader in the legal community. She recently published her book The Art of Networking, providing tangible advice for those wanting to work on their career progression or to grow a more robust network. Her robust network has brought her board seats, speaking opportunities, awards, and put her on her path to General Counsel.

Building a robust network is crucial to taking your successes in most areas of your life to the next level. Many people advocate networking, but rarely do people provide actionable and tangible advice on how to network well. Join Megan Lutes, General Counsel and CHRO of a tech start-up in Seattle and author of the Art of Networking for tools and resources to build an incredible network.  She will share several tips from her book. Her insights are valuable to any professional or individual looking to open opportunities and connections.