Building Successful Teams Through Internal Mentoring and Training – A Spoonflower Case Study

Building Successful Teams Through Internal Mentoring and Training – A Spoonflower Case Study

Innovate Yourself Track –

The achievement of Spoonflower’s growth targets rely heavily on the energy and engagement of our employees. Spoonflower has a strong culture based on a shared passion for the DIY ethos, our customers and our products. Many of our employees are makers and designers themselves and provide a critical link to understanding our customer needs. Developing and promoting our internal makes tremendous sense and pays a return on the investment over and over again.

This panel will present a case study of how Spoonflower is tackling the issue of a shortage of candidates qualified in the specific technologies we utilize, as well as the issues of diversity and inclusion. At this session, you will hear about our internship and scholarship program for employees interested in a career in technology and development. We’ll talk about why this program is critical to our business strategy, how we select participants, how we manage the program and where our graduates go from there. Panelists include our Director of Engineering, Director of Finished Goods (and scholarship participant) and a Developer and graduate of the scholarship program and attendees will have the opportunity to ask any questions on their mind.

Kelly Walsh

Director, Site Engineering, Spoonflower

Anjana Mohanty

Director, Finished Goods, Spoonflower

Katie Allen

Web Developer, Spoonflower

Marlo Wilcox

VP, Human Resources, Spoonflower