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Pitching and Closing: Everything You Need to Know About Business Development, Partnerships, and Making Deals that Matter by Ellen DaSilva, Alexander Taub

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CHAPTER 50

INTERN TO VP: ERIN PETTIGREW

Key Notes

Name: Erin Pettigrew

Company: Gawker Media

Role: Vice president of business development

ERIN PETTIGREW spent her childhood in Kentucky dancing and coding. She became fascinated with coding at a young age when she learned how to program her calculator to create games or shortcuts. Always striving for personal growth, she went from being clumsy on the first day of first grade to graduating as the valedictorian of her class before heading to Yale.

Professionally, she has been able to combine her two passions: dancing and technology. In the arts, she started training in ballet, jazz, and tap dance at age two. All through her youth, she competed in forums like America’s Junior Miss and Miss Dance of ...

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