Event Recap: The Making of Her Agenda

Video Recap: HerAgenda.com Mentors Milestones & Motivation Panel from Rhonesha Byng on Vimeo.

On January 31, 2013 women from all over New York City traveled into the most prestigious Financial District for a night of networking and conversation. The purpose of their meeting was to learn how to find a mentor and hear from those who are already established in their career.  They gathered to hear these women share their journey in a conversation titled The Making of Her Agenda.

The Making of Her Agenda was moderated by the founder of Her Agenda, Rhonesha Byng. Her Agenda is a digital source of empowerment brand that serves as an inspirational hub for millennial women. Her Agenda highlights women who are breaking barriers in their industries while also providing educational and career opportunities for young women who are developing their own path.

The inspiration for this discussion was mentorship.  One out of five women in the United States does not have a mentor. Therefore, these women usually lack the necessary guidance they need to achieve their visions. The Making of Her Agenda opened with a networking hour and then transition into a greeting from Rhonesha Byng who also moderated the panel discussion. The panelists were Alia M. Jones-Harvey- Broadway Producer, Lora LeSage- VP of Digital, NBC Local Stations, Lauren Scala- Reporter, WNBC and New York Live, and Marvet Britto- President & CEO of the Britto Agency.

The event also featured a laptop raffle from Microsoft, treats baked by AssataSays, wine and giftbags courtesy of Miss Jessie’s.

Video: Winner of the HerAgenda.com Laptop Raffle from Rhonesha Byng on Vimeo.

The most important take-away from the panel discussion is to not only build a solid foundation for your career but to make sure you find a constant in your life where you are able to recharge. The lack of recharging makes women no matter their age, feel lost and unsettled with the life they have produced. All panelist agreed, it is important to understand what will be important to you in five years and shape your now towards those goals. Last but not least, never find yourself operating from a space of fear.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out the highlights and quotes from twitter:

Twitter recap:

Lauren R.D. Fox

About Lauren R.D. Fox

Lauren R.D. Fox is a first-generation Guyanese American residing in New York City. After graduating from her alma mater SUNY Geneseo with a dual concentration in American and Black Studies, she became an independent blogger. Her blog, Monah and BK focuses on urban trends, love and of course the events that happen after you take your heels off. When she is not writing Lauren R.D. can be found volunteering, giggling with her little cousins or discussing current events at Magnolia Bakery. Follow her @LOLOTheFox .
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