Emerging Leaders Network

Building Careers and Communities through Stronger Connections

emerging leadersEmerging Leaders Network hosts a variety of events centered on creating meaningful connections, encouraging awareness of current events impacting our communities, and professional development. The three pillars of ELN--Careers, Communities, and Connections--support an important platform on which to build a solid career and a stronger community.

Careers: Young leaders possess the technical skills needed to advance in their professions. Through a series of professional development forums, members can position themselves to take the next step. Topics include soft skills such as perseverance and leadership, joining non-profit boards, and how to market yourself.

Communities: Each year, ELN partners with a non-profit organization to raise awareness on how to help the community through volunteerism, raising awareness, and donating goods or services.

Connections: Building a solid professional network is key to a successful career. ELN creates opportunities to add to your circle of influence, opening doors to career advancement by offering networking events at no cost to Chamber Members.

North San Diego Business Chamber has found that communities are stronger when there are passionate and dedicated leaders to develop them. ELN addresses the trend of young professionals seeking career advancement outside of San Diego, and has made involvement a COMPLIMENTARY benefit for Members of the Chamber.

For more information on Emerging Leaders Network email Sophia.

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Mentor Program

Advisory Council Co-Chairs

Katie Fox

Chelsey Frate
Financial Advisor, AWMA ®
UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Tony Gwynn Jr
Honorary Chair

Advisory Council Members

Nadia Adams
Business Litigation Attorney
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Danielle Aguas
Vice President of Client Engagement
Center for Executive Excellence, Inc.

Alysa Frost
Director of Marketing

Jessica Greene
Account Executive
View, Inc.

Sophia Harrell
Events and Marketing Specialist
North San Diego Business Chamber

Kathy Hutchens
VP, Marketing & Patient Contact Center
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers

Amanda von Leer
Director, Government Affairs

Francy Nichols
Director of Sales & Marketing
The Elizabeth Hospice

Alistair Penny
Manager of ISA Programs
San Diego Workforce Partnership

Will Southall
Student MS Information Systems, Cybersecurity
San Diego State University

Samantha Watkins
Special Events Manager
La Jolla Playhouse