A strong community can promote new ideas and ensure accountability. It can also act as motivation, support, and even provide a little friendly competition. The power of community is undeniable and the Okanagan tech community is no exception.
Our community is strong and growing with record speed and maintaining connection through a period of growth like this can be a challenge. Nobody panic, we’ve got a plan.
Introducing, The Faces of #OKGNtech (@OKGNtech). A showcase of Okanagan tech entrepreneurs, partners, supporters, and cheerleaders designed to fuel more connection, more growth, and more excitement. Follow along (on the blog and on Instagram @OKGNtech) to learn more about our growing community and what makes them awesome.
Meet Carly Malchuck. Carly is an account executive for Bananatag, but you may also recognize her for her (low key famous) food and fashion blog and Instagram account. We recently caught up with Carly to learn more about her passion for blogging and where she fits into our remarkable #OKGNtech community.
“#OKGNtech has grown so much and the opportunities it has created are unbelievable. If you were living in another community this size, I’m not sure you’d see the same kinds of opportunity. What we have here is really unique.”
What’s your mantra?
“I really believe that you just have faith in the best decisions you make and know that everything you do is for a reason. Seriously, I have an ‘everything happens for a reason’ tattoo. That’s commitment.”
Who inspires you?
“I’m so inspired by my friend Jessica Cote, owner of ObviouslyChic. She created an online clothing company from the ground up. She has worked every position in the company so she knows her company inside and out. Basically, she’s a BADASS boss babe.”
Why did you start your blog?
“I love writing and managing my blog Carlydaily.com because it gives me the freedom to explore all my creative interests. It started as a hobby but now it’s grown into its own animal”
What’s a big goal of yours?
“A big crazy goal?! I have always wanted my own HGTV show. Hosting my own show would be INCREDIBLE.”
What do you like about working at Bananatag?
“My job at Bananatag allows me to go around the world in one day all from my desk. I’ll start my day talking to someone in Dubai and then England and then Toronto and then end my day with Australia – so that’s pretty cool.”
“I really enjoy working for Corey Wagner. When you start here at Bananatag you do a personality test – and we got the same results. We didn’t need a test to tell us that though – we just get each other!”
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