Panelist Profile: Amber Rae of The Domino Project, New York Nightowls, and

We are thrilled to announce that the panel for our next Meetup is made up of four amazingly talented, diverse, creative professionals. The event is in less than a week, and we are getting really excited!

RSVP here for The Failure Method: Why Taking Risks is Important to Being Successful

We present to you our final panelist profile! If you missed it, check out our other panelists Dave Brown, Wendy Wecksell, and Jason Boog. We hope that reading just a bit about their backgrounds will get you nice and fired up to see them in person on February 16th. We are also happy to announce an update, we are sponsored by Holstee and Sterling Publishing. What does that mean? Every attendee, along with getting FREE beer and pizza, will also get a free greeting card and ecosystem notebook! We will also have a photobooth by the Photobooth Project! Hurry! RSVP!

And today, Amber Rae!

What is your current position?

Chief Evangelist at The Domino Project, Co-founder at New York Nightowls, and Founder at

What are the last three companies you’ve worked with or for?
I’ve worked with a ton of companies so I’ll name my favorites: Photojojo, Tumblr, and Apple.

What was the last risk you took (big or small!)?
I aim to take risks and do things that make me feel uncomfortable every day. From shipping unpolished ideas each day to flying to SXSW without knowing where I’m going to stay to rejecting a high-paying job to pursue my passion project, success comes when I follow my heart and reject immediate gratification in favor of that which feels deeply meaningful.

What are your favorite websites/blogs to read?

If you could describe yourself in one sentence…?
Free-spirited dreamer, doer & creator who follows her heart, challenges conventional wisdom & lives to inspire meaningful action.

What was most exciting to you about the chance to participate in our panel, The Failure Method: Why Taking Risks is Important to Being Successful?
I’m passionate about inspiring people to overcome their fears and act on their ambitions. I care deeply about helping people discover meaningful work, and I think being open to failure is critical to finding fulfillment. A year ago I quit my job in San Francisco, sold nearly all my possessions, and jumped coasts to New York with a laptop, suitcase and big dreams. If I would have hesitated or over-analyzed the uncertain future, I wouldn’t have learned, failed and grown like I have in the last year. It was the best decision of my life and I hope my story and experiences will resonate and encourage action.

Do you have a question for Amber? Let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to ask her the night of the event!

We look forward to hearing Amber speak in person on February 16th at 6:30pm at Meetup HQ. For more details about the event and to RSVP, click here.

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About the Author

Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

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