−IMAGES and IDENTITY @Stockholm (all-day) @ Lydmar hotelFeb 12 – Feb 13
LYDMAR and GALLERI DUERR proudly present NATALIA MIKKOLA´S solo exhibition ”IMAGES and IDENTITY”
Natalia Mikkola, raised on the Crimean peninsula in the Ukraine, has a flair for the sensual and mystical. Weekend excursions with her grandmother, an avid art expert, laid the groundwork for her artistic expression.
Natalia Mikkola has never been interested in pure documentation. Her camera lens blurs the boundaries between realism and fantasy. Subtle color palettes are recurrent themes, landscapes and the misty gray monocromatic shades evident, as in the Karelia and Victoria Falls. In other works, such as “Sylt, Kampen, Nordfriesland” a graphic landscape slowly evolves.
Noted art collectors and art experts throughout Europe have picked up artwork of Natalia Mikkola – 165x 110 cm fine art chromogenic prints mounted on plexiglas.
FEBRUARY 12 – APRIL 24. Open 24-hours
Natalia Mikkola is also one of our exhibitor at The top Nordic Antiques Fair, ANTIKMÄSSAN February 18-21.+IMAGES and IDENTITY @Stockholm @ Lydmar hotel (all-day)
−Falling Black In Love Power Couple Brunch NYC @ Mist Harlem1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This “Valentines Day” weekend, mogulPRO Consulting + TheBlackManCan will launch #FallingBlackinLove Weekend with the POWER COUPLE BRUNCH from 1-4PM EST:
at MIST in Harlem, NY on Saturday February 13
MORE ABOUT THE EVENT:
The purpose of FALLING BLACK IN LOVE and the POWER COUPLE BRUNCH is to celebrate and elevate diverse narratives about Black love, Black life and Black families.
The event will include brunch, live performances (poets, singers, and more), networking, gift give-aways, and a rich panel discussion with extraordinary people who are balancing love, marriage, work, and everything in between!
Moderators Glenda Smiley (mogulPRO) and Brandon Frame (theBLACKMANcan)will facilitate a lively discussion with couples who’ve managed loving and lasting partnerships and who’ll offer the audience different perspectives on how to maintain a successful professional, family and love life. The discussions will not only be an inside look into the success of power couples, but it will also empower attendees to consider winning practices in their work life and love life.
All proceeds from this event will benefit our media project “THE FALLING BLACK IN LOVE” docu-series. A TV + Digital media program that will highlight diverse living illustrations of Black loves — real couples and real stories! Thank you in advance.
All moguls in their own right, this year’s power couples will join us to share their career + relationship journey.
NYC COUPLES INCLUDE:
A firm believer in balance being the key to success the Bennetts work together to assure that they are both leading the pact in their respective songwriting and entertainment careers, while also keeping love and family life on top! Kel’s singing and songwriting has garnered him nominations for the Grammy Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards, won him an American Music Award, and lead him to be included in a class of dynamic BET Music Matters artists like Elle Varner and Luke James. Quana Bennett is a singer and songwriter from Brooklyn. Best known for having been a member of Tha’ Rayne on Arist Records, Quana has worked with the likes of Dre and Vidal, Queen Latifah, P. Diddy, The Clutch, Jaheim, and Teddy Riley.
Tiffany and KojoDufu starting dating when they were undergraduate students at the University of Washington in Seattle and will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary next year. Tiffany Dufu is Chief Leadership Officer to Levo, the fastest growing network for millennial women professionals. She is also Launch Team member to Lean In and is former President of the White House Project. KojoDufu received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. After serving on the engineering team that built the wireless telecommunications network for Qwest, Kojo earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Business and transitioned to investment banking at HSBC. Pivoting to private equity, Kojo subsequently served as Africa Team Lead at Alcazar Capital in Dubai and Director & Lead Africa Partner at Warrington Inc. He is currently manages investor relations in the U.S. for Atlas Mara, a company redefining banking in Africa.
Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes and Andrew Wilkes are a New York City couple who fell in love at their alma mater, Hampton University, 10 years ago. The couple got married in Manhattan in 2010, and have since enjoyed the joys of career, travel, & love together. Andrew is the Executive Director of The Drum Major Institute, an organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Andrew is also an ordained minister, public speaker and a writer for outlets such as The Guardian & The Huffington Post. Gabby is an entertainment publicist & event planner, who has worked with Mary Mary, BET, Matthew Knowles, Sony Music, and others. Andrew is an alum of Princeton Theological Seminary and Gabby is an alum of New York University. Gabby is a current student at Yale University Divinity School. The couple serves together on staff as Young Adult Pastors at The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, where Andrew also serves as the Director of Social Justice. They reside in Harlem, NY.
Tiffany and Amos Winbush started dating 13 years ago when they were in college and will celebrate 9 years of marriage in March of 2016! Both bosses in their respective fields, the Winbushes find a shared interest in building thriving communities through their expertise in communications (Tiffany) and technology (Amos). Tiffany is incredibly passionate about community management, public relations, social media and digital marketing. As a noted entrepreneur Amos previously founded CyberSynchs the world’s leading universal data transfer and Synchronization Company. At 32, Amos is one of the youngest and brightest CEO’s in the tech industry. Amos views today’s world of technology as an ecosystem supporting innovation and valuing disruptors around the world focusing on providing access to opportunity for underserved communities. Understanding and devoted to providing technical tools and education in both rural and urban areas, Amos donates resources and technology to schools nationwide.
Presenting partners and sponsors include www.blackbride.com, For Harriet,Phylanthropic, Her Way, Visually Seeking Opulence, Stationary for Lovers, My Creative Connection Young Palate, Me O’Clock, PORCH SITTERS COLLECTIVEand HaKofi Productions.
AUDIENCE: Singles and couples are welcome! This event is for any one who has an interest in hearing from influencers who’ve married passion and purpose in their professional + love lives.+1:00 pmFalling Black In Love Power Couple Brunch NYC @ Mist Harlem
−Falling Black In Love Power Couple Brunch Hartford @ The Bond Ballroom1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Valentines Day, TheBlackManCan and mogulPRO Consulting will launch the #FallingBlackinLove Weekend with the POWER COUPLE BRUNCH in Hartford, CT on Sunday February 14.
With inspiring power couples such as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jay and Bey, D.Wade and Gabrielle Union — just to name a few — we have several dope examples of partnerships that elevate the beauty, joy, and power of Black love.
The purpose of the POWER COUPLE BRUNCH is to celebrate black love and to elevate dynamic stories of loving and lasting partnerships. The panel discussion will feature extraordinary power couples who have balanced love, marriage, work, and everything in between!
Over a 3-course brunch the panel and those in attendance will have a lively discussion on how to maintain a successful professional, family and love life — unlocking the secret code that makes it all come together and last forever.
The discussions will not only be an inside look into the success of power couples but empower other couples, and future couples to succeed.+1:00 pmFalling Black In Love Power Couple Brunch Hartford @ The Bond Ballroom
−The Miseducation of Black Girls in NYC @ YWCA BROOKLYN10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Dinner Table Documentary Presents: The Miseducation of Black Girls in NYC kicks off on February 15th, and you’re invited to take part in the festivities. YWCA Brooklyn, 30 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 is our meeting spot for a day of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, bring a guest. This is going to be epic!
Register here+10:00 amThe Miseducation of Black Girls in NYC @ YWCA BROOKLYN
−2016 BlackTech Week 3-Day Technology Summit (all-day) @ Florida International University – Biscayne Bay CampusFeb 17 – Feb 19
The Black Tech Week steering committee has invited top technologist, startup founders, venture capitalist, world leaders, grassroots activists and thought leaders to present. FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFO, CLICK HERE.+2016 BlackTech Week 3-Day Technology Summit @ Florida International University – Biscayne Bay Campus (all-day)
−Intro to Neuromarketing @ Tekserve6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How do the most successful brands tap into neuroscience to influence consumer behavior? Growth strategist Cosmo Grill breaks it down for us with TED-style talk about neuromarketing. They will distill tons of research and case studies for the audience and share neuromarketing techniques that you can apply right away to your own business or project.
What exactly will be covered?
Why some of the most successful marketers are relying on Neuromarketing to drive signups, socials shares and ultimately, sales.
Then, there will be a review of scientifically proven and real-life tested neuromarketing techniques to optimize conversion and marketing outcomes. Then a look beyond the product features, benefits, and logical arguments commonly used in digital marketing, and shift our perspective to appeal to the consumer’s decision-making that’s driven by non-conscious processes.
Hosted by Tekserve Studio+6:00 pmIntro to Neuromarketing @ Tekserve
−Athena Film Festival (all-day) @ Barnard College CampusFeb 18 – Feb 21
Now in its sixth year, the Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. The four-day festival, which includes conversations with directors and talent and workshops for filmmakers, has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind.
The festival will be held Feb. 18 – 21, 2016 in the heart of New York — at Barnard, the most sought-after women’s college in the nation. The Founding Sponsor of the Festival is Artemis Rising Foundation, Regina K. Scully, CEO and Founder.
For more information and to purchase tickets Click Here+Athena Film Festival @ Barnard College Campus (all-day)
−Breakfast with an Angel: Angela Lee, Founder & CEO, 37 Angels @ Coworkrs8:00 am – 9:30 am
37 Angels founder Angela Lee is an educator and entrepreneur who inspires in both the classroom and the investment arena. She is Assistant Dean at Columbia Business School and a highly rated professor of strategy, leadership and innovation.
As Founder and CEO of 37 Angels, she evaluates early stage startups and teaches women how to invest in them. In all of her work, Angela is known for demystifying complex topics and curating opportunities.
37 Angels is a community of 50+ women angels focused on early stage investment.
StartupOneStop’s goal is to build a community for startups, by startups.
Hosted by StartupOneStop.+8:00 amBreakfast with an Angel: Angela Lee, Founder & CEO, 37 Angels @ Coworkrs
−Coworking & Wellness: SheCoSystem weekly meetups @ Artscape Youngplace (Studio 106)1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join a group of working women for weekly coworking meetups that combine work and wellness!
We meet every Tuesday morning & Thursday afternoon in our own private space to network, cowork, support each other through mentorship, and take time to promote our holistic health & wellbeing.
When: Every Thursday afternoon from 1-3
(we also do Tuesday morning meetups with Women in Biz Network)
Where: Studio 106 @ Artscape Youngplace | 180 Shaw Street
What to bring: Laptop & work materials, clothes you can move in
• Drop-in: $12 - REGISTER HERE
• Monthly pass: $40 - REGISTER HERE
Every week a group of women meet up to cowork and engage in self-care. After a quick check-in, we get down to business – each woman focussing on her own projects, occasionally turning to the group with a question, an insight or a helpful resource to share. Then we take a purposeful break to dance, stretch, meditate, or learn together. We have our own private, light filled room with fast wifi and strong coffee.
So many of us struggle with isolation, depression and lack of motivation when we work alone. It helps to get our of our heads and connect with other entrepreneurs for support and inspiration! We know that women – and their businesses – thrive when they are consciously connected with their bodies, minds, emotions, and with an authentic and supportive community. Coworking promotes collaboration and creative engagement among independent workers. To learn more about the global coworking movement visit the Coworking Wiki.
Emily Rose Antflick is the founder of SheCoSystem: a new coworking community where women can work in integrity, cultivate personal and professional wellbeing and connect with a supportive ecosystem. In her workshops and retreats, Emily holds space for deep connection with self, others, and the environment. Her work stems from a feminine paradigm that values collaboration, creativity and ‘showing up’? with your authentic self.
With an MA in Education and over ten years in classroom and experiential education in Canada and internationally, she is a versatile teacher and program designer with rich perspectives on learning and community building. Emily is the Community Leader of G Day for Girls Toronto, a rite of passage for adolescent girls and their adult champions. She is a facilitator of Erica Ross’s award winning Dance Our Way Home healing freestyle dance program.
You are a part of the SheCoSystem if:
• You are a woman who wants a workplace where you can show up in an emotionally authentic way without feeling fear or shame
• You value holistic self-care and recognize that your business will thrive only if you take care of your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing
• You want a purpose-designed home to host your workshop, meetup group, club, or event
• You are a wellness practitioner looking for a space to offer your services
• You are looking for a safe and all-embracing space where you can take risks and work in integrity
• You believe that growth can arise from serendipitous connections
• You are passionate about lifelong learning and personal development
• You love to collaborate and share your success – and vulnerability – with like-minded others
• You want to prove to the mainstream business world that the full expression of the feminine is a viable and sustainable way to work
This is your opportunity to be a part of a the conversation and help us shape the space to suit your needs and values. Join us to become a founding member of a vital new community, investing not only in your own business but in the future of women’s work in Toronto.
Want to know more? Contact me to learn more about the vision – or just show up at our meetups to help co-create the SheCoSystem to suit your needs.+1:00 pmCoworking & Wellness: SheCoSystem weekly meetups @ Artscape Youngplace (Studio 106)
−How to Finance your Business in Stages @ NYU Kaufman Management Center4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
How to Finance your Business in Stages: Options and Trade-offs from the Experts
Need cash to grow your business? Our expert panel will show you how to expand your resources and navigate the fundraising options for both the early and mid-stages of your enterprise.
Don’t get left behind! Women start new companies at twice the rate of men, but with six times less capital — and those businesses tend to stay small. Instead you can dramatically increase your revenue potential by raising capital to fund your growth and expansion.
About the Panelists:
Susan Lyne is President of BBG Ventures, a new venture fund for women-led tech start-ups.
Angela Lee is the founder of 37 Angels, an angel network that invests in early stage startups and activates new women angels through a month-long investing bootcamp.
Erin Glenn is CEO of Quire, a small business platform for customer loyalty (quire.com) and fundraising (quire.com/ventures/signup). Prior, Erin was CFO at video game maker KIXEYE, where she ran finance and operations.
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Beth Goldberg is the New York District Director of the Small Business Administration (SBA).
NAWBO-NYC is the premier women’s business group for networking, learning, and building entrepreneurial success in New York City. Our members come from a diverse array of backgrounds and industries, but they all share a common goal – to help each other succeed in today’s highly-competitive, technologically-driven, global economy.
Hosted by NAWBO-NYC.+4:30 pmHow to Finance your Business in Stages @ NYU Kaufman Management Center
−VC 101: A Panel Discussion On How To Raise Venture Capital @ Jump Start Inc.5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Learn what you need to do today to be ready to engage with venture investors tomorrow. This panel of investors discusses:
- Investor profiles – when they invest and what they look for in prospective portfolio companies
- How to raise equity investment from seed, series A and beyond
- When to approach and engage with venture investors
- Fundraising strategies – how much to raise and when to raise
- Talent and governance
- Investment terms
- And much more!
Chris Sklarin: Vice President at Edison Partners
Bill Trainor: Co-founder of Mutual Capital Partners and Access Ventures Fund
Howard Bobrow: Partner at Taft Law
Rem Harris: Senior Partner, Investing at JumpStart Inc.
5:30-6:45pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
Appetizers and drinks will be provided.
WHEN: Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 5:15 PM to 7:15 PM (EST)
WHERE: JumpStart Inc. – 6701 Carnegie Avenue Cleveland, OH 4410+5:15 pmVC 101: A Panel Discussion On How To Raise Venture Capital @ Jump Start Inc.
−HER: Women In Beauty @ Blue Jean Studio6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
On February 18th, (as part of AlleyNYC’s HER event series) we are hosting a HER event specifically for women who are in the business of making other women feel good. Whether it’s hair, skincare, fashion, makeup… these women have made it their goal to enhance our lives.
The HER series overall celebrates + highlights the various identities that are involved with being a woman in different industries. We’ve had four editions so far that have featured women in tech, women in comedy, Latina women (for hispanic heritage month), and women product designers. This month, we are showcasing amazing women who work in the beauty industry.
Alanna Gregory [CEO of Vive]
Our founder Alanna, is a self-professed “beauty junkie.” Yet, as a busy and career-minded woman working on Wall Street, blowouts, manicures and other beauty services were part of her weekly routine to look and feel her best. As her time had become a precious commodity, Alanna suddenly realized that the process of finding and securing her most-looked-forward-to appointments had become a chore, so much so that it had taken the fun out of her favorite weekly services. Getting a last-minute appointment was next to impossible, and when she was able to snag one, she always seemed to pay an arm and leg. But what was a curly-haired girl to do?Alanna quickly learned that she wasn’t alone; curly and straight-haired ladies alike felt her pain. So, in 2013, she set out to bring back the fun or that joie de vivre back into beauty services. Alanna started Vive with the belief that you should be able to look and feel your best each and every day, on your own terms. And that great hair days should be available for all.
Julia Straus [CEO of TULA]
Julia is CEO at TULA, a beauty / healthy living start up founded by gastroenterologist and media personality Dr. Roshini Raj and Ken Landis, the former Co Founder of Bobbi Brown. TULA launched with a probiotic-based skincare line in 2014 on QVC. Julia was previously VP of Business Development and Partnerships at BaubleBar where she managed the company’s global brand, talent and distribution partnerships as well as its retail channel. Prior to business school, Julia spent time at Goldman Sachs and TPG-Axon focusing on private and public equities. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives in the West Village with her husband.
Lindsey Day [Editor in Chief of CRWN Magazine]
CRWNMAG exists to create a progressive dialogue around what it really means to “go natural” in America. Through beautiful content, thoughtful commentary, hair inspiration and resources; we’re telling the world the truth about black women by showcasing a new standard of beauty — and documenting our story in tangible, print form.
Space graciously provided by: Splacer
Cocktails graciously provided by: Hooch
Gift Bags graciously provided by:Miss Jessie’s+6:30 pmHER: Women In Beauty @ Blue Jean Studio
−Spirits & Bytes – Miami, Florida @ Building.co6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spirits and Bytes is a premier event that includes Tech & Innovation with Craft Cocktails and GastroBytes. This event will feature craft cocktails from Timeline Brewery Inc. and Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey. Please sign up for the waiting list today!+6:30 pmSpirits & Bytes – Miami, Florida @ Building.co
−Eighth Annual Conference on Women in the Law @ NYU School of Law8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Ms. JD presents its Eighth Annual Conference on Women in the Law:
Friday, February 19, 2016 at NYU School of Law.
A culmination of Ms. JD’s national programming, this conference brings aspiring and early career women lawyers from legal markets around the country together for a summit on the progress and remaining challenges for women in the profession. An overview of the conference agenda is available below.
Superwomen JDs Conference Agenda
Session 1 – With Our Powers Combined: Intersectionality and the Law
What is meant by “intersectionality” and “covering”, and why are they such important topics for all of us to be aware of, to learn more about, and to talk about in an honest and respectful way? How may we work toward making the legal academy and profession more inclusive? What are ways in which we can open and create more opportunities for all women in law? The purpose of this session will be to explore these and related questions, with help from a dynamic team of speakers and small-group discussion facilitators.
Session 2 – Break-Out Sessions
Session A: Finding your Superpowers: Defining Your Emblem and Forming Alliances
There is not much debate that networking and branding are critical to lawyers’ success in the current competitive legal market, whether it’s on the job hunt or in developing business. Getting started and, more importantly, continuously following through on networking and branding strategies is where many lawyers struggle. Come and learn from a group of lawyers who have found their own unique way to develop their brand and hone their networking skills despite their demanding careers.
Session B: Law School: Find, Build, Harness Your Superpowers (and Triumph!)
Which activities will give me the best experience or prepare me for a particular field? Should I work during law school? How can I build strong professional relationships during law school? This session will expand on Ms. JD’s Acing Law School ebook and webcast and, through a diverse group of panelists, explore the questions above along with other common issues that law students encounter. Attendees will learn new and practical ways to tackle these issues.
Session 3 – Power Poses: Mindfulness and Physical Presence
During these two “Ted Talk” style sessions, our superheroines and heros will learn important skills for ensuring they are well-prepared to take on their power roles in the world! During the first session, we will learn how to be mindful, ensuring that we are able to listen more actively, move through the world with more purpose, and regenerate during our downtime. During the second session, we will learn how our physical presence can demonstrate confidence.
Session 4 – Break-Out Sessions
Session A: Up, Up, and Away: Flying High in Private Practice
This panel will focus on practical ways that you can develop success now in private practice, covering issues such as how to seek effective feedback, handle mistakes or identify a mentor or sponsor. Learn how to handle these issues and more from private practice attorneys and their clients.
Session B: If the Cape Fits: Careers in Fashion Law
This session will offer insight into the field of fashion law, including tips on how to break into it and what kinds of classes and professional experiences may best prepare you for a successful career.
Session C: I Need A Hero: Exploring Public Interest, Pro Bono, and Service Careers
This panel will educate attendees about diverse public service fields, such as nonprofit legal work, private public interest, government service and elected positions. In addition, attendees will receive practical advice about how to prepare for or transition into these careers.+8:00 amEighth Annual Conference on Women in the Law @ NYU School of Law
−Exhale 2016 Conference – Because Every Woman Needs A Safe Place To Go @ Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter6:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The entire Exhale Gathering will take place at the Hyatt Perimeter – Villa Christina! Click HERE to visit their site!
Friday, February 19th
3:oopm – Check-in to hotel
6:30pm – Welcome Reception
7:30pm – Opening Session: A Powerful Conversation with Valorie Burton
You do NOT want to miss this powerful session! Valorie Burton is the author of several books,
including “Successful Women Think Differently”. Valorie is ready to open up and share her journey,
her story & the what it really takes for a woman to SHIFT her thinking!
9:00pm – Intimate Group Discussion: What do you do, when IT isn’t working for you?
What is “it”? You tell us! Whether it is your faith or even advice that seems to work for others
but not you, we want to answer the tough questions in an intimate and REAL roundtable!
Join Robin and her personal accountability team as they tackle the real challenges we all face!
11:00pm – Movies, Martinis (Mock-tails) & Munchies (Only for those who can hang!)
Saturday, February 20th
(Early morning time to yourself! Breakfast on your own, but we will provide
coffee & croissants during the morning sessions)
8:30am – Morning Prayer (Optional)
9am: Session 2: Is your MINDSET messing up your MONEY?
What if we told you that it isn’t a lack of skill, the need for more certifications or even your boss that is hindering your financial success? What if it were simply the way you are THINKING that is keeping you from experiencing the true financial freedom that we all desire? Join Marquita as she shares PRACTICAL strategies that will once and for all unleash your wealth…because sister the time is NOW!
10:15am: Session 3: Finding God’s PEACE in the midst of your CRAZY!
Life can be down right chaotic! From our personal, professional and family demands, it’s no wonder many of us find ourselves begging for Calgon to come and take us away. And on top of that we have to see those people who have mastered the Zen-Win! You know them…they seem to be calm no matter how crazy their storm is raging! Do you want some of that? Join Shenikwa as she teaches us how to find the peace that really is beyond all understanding!
11:30am: Session 4: Your STYLE may be sabotaging your SUCCESS!
Whether we like it or not, we live in a image driven society. You can choose to clock out from it, but you will also be clocking out from the BIG WIN you’ve been looking for! But the truth is, it isn’t as difficult as you may think! Join Celebrity Stylist Cherise as she helps you identify an almost effortless signature style that will help you stand out from the crowd!
(Please check out of your room at this time if you aren’t staying for the entire weekend.
The hotel will provide a space for your luggage.)
2:00pm: 5th Annual Celebrating Sisterhood Luncheon
6:00pm: Private VIP Chat (Optional for an additional cost)
WHO ARE OUR PURPOSE PUSHERS FOR EXHALE 2016?
Check them out below!ROBIN MAYRobin is the founder of “Friends with Vision” and the founder and host for the EXHALE 2016 Gathering for Women. Robin is called to serve those who are sick and tired of the status quo in their life and their relationships. Robin is passionate about EMPOWERING women and EQUIPPING couples. (Learn more about Robin by visiting her site!)
Valorie Burton is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of life. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and has served as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach to hundreds of clients in over 40 states and ten countries. For over 15 years, Valorie’s books, speaking engagements, and coaching programs have helped people change their lives and walk in their destiny. (Learn more about Valorie and CaPP Institute by clicking HERE!)
SHENIKWA CAGERShenikwa is an amazing administrator, speaker and leader in ministry. As the daughter of legendary Pastor, the late E.K.Bailey, Shenikwa has found herself navigating several different roles in her life! Carrying the legacy of her father, supporting her mother’s ministry (the powerful Sheila Bailey), building her own ministry, THAT WIFE LIFE. (Learn more about Shenikwa by visiting her site!)
JANICE ROBERSONJanice is also known as the ‘ministry marketing mentor’. Janice is an entrepreneur that is committed to helping Pastors and other Christian leaders, expand their reach without compromising their message. If you haven’t seen Janice in action, you have no idea how incredible this will be! (Check Janice out by visiting her site)
MARQUITTA MILLERMarquitta is an accounting and tax expert, a national conference speaker and she is the host of a weekly small business radio show, “Market Place Ministries”. Marquitta is also the founder of the “No More Excuses, Only Results” Seminar (coming to a city near you soon!). (Check out Marquitta by visiting her site!)
CHERISE THOMASCherise is the Image and Style Professional at White Diamonds Image and Consulting Agency. Cherise has the amazing ability to help people (especially women) embrace an effortlessly fabulous signature style that is customized especially for them! (Check out Cherise by visiting hersite!)+6:30 pmExhale 2016 Conference – Because Every Woman Needs A Safe Place To Go @ Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter
−2016 Women’s Innovation Brunch @ Lyric Theater11:00 am – 2:00 pm+11:00 am2016 Women’s Innovation Brunch @ Lyric Theater
−Atlanta – Millionaire Girls Brunch @ Negril Village Atlanta12:00 pm – 3:00 pmMillionaire Girls Brunch is a global movement where women connect to network, foster affiliate relationships and mastermind together. This is a monthly brunch that will be held in various states.Get your BIG Hats & lets brunch!
General Admission Ticket: $47 (includes food)
http://bit.ly/millbrunch2015Tickets At Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/millionaire-girls-brunch-tickets-20446632428+12:00 pmAtlanta – Millionaire Girls Brunch @ Negril Village Atlanta
−KTH Royal Institute of Technology – Create a World Changing Vision for Your Startup @ Sing Sing4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Learn how to turn your idea into a world changing company from Silicon Valley leaders who have built billion dollar companies. If you have an innovation, are already working on a startup or just have a great idea, this free event is for you. You will learn how to position and articulate your idea for maximum impact.
FOUNDER.org is an investor in young innovators building world changing companies. FOUNDER.org provides an unrivaled experience through it’s 8D company building science, 12 month executive mentoring and early funding.
Hear from Michael Baum, FOUNDER.org’s CEO. He’s an engineer, innovator and company builder, who has created six companies from scratch. Five of these were acquired by AT&T, Disney, IBM, Reuters and Yahoo! His most recent company, Splunk (SPLK), did its IPO in 2012. Michael has solved important problems, employed thousands of people and made shareholders a lot of money. He wants to help you do the same.
Learn more about FOUNDER.org at http://www.founder.org
Venue: Plattan, Sing Sing, Lindstedsvägen 30
Refreshments provided+4:00 pmKTH Royal Institute of Technology – Create a World Changing Vision for Your Startup @ Sing Sing
−Girls in Tech: February Networking Dinner @ The Hall6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come enjoy an evening with Girls in Tech!
Girls in Tech invites you to join them for dinner and drinks followed by networking at The Hall as we bring together the best of the best in our community.
Mingle with peers, form new relationships and network with professionals from all around the San Francisco Bay Area. Get new ideas, meet new colleagues and gain valuable insight from industry leaders in and out of the Bay Area.
Girls in Tech monthly events are the best way to connect and stay connected.
Professionals of all backgrounds and genders are welcome to attend.+6:00 pmGirls in Tech: February Networking Dinner @ The Hall
−LMHQ WOMEN’S BREAKFAST – The Business of Periods with Thinx + Lola @ LMHQ8:30 am – 10:00 am
Attend this month’s Women’s Breakfast for an event that tackles a 15 billion dollar industry — the feminine hygiene market. Aunt Flo. The crimson tide. On the rag. Whatever you call it, it’s a controversial topic, period.
Two startups disrupting business as usual for menstruation — LOLA, an organic tampon delivery service that’s dedicated to natural materials that arrive at your doorstep like clockwork, and Thinx, period-proof underwear giving women around the globe peace of mind. Both companies will be telling you who they are, how they started, and why they care, by presenting demos and engaging in a fireside chat with LMHQ as your moderator.
Coffee & bagels are provided, bring your curiosity to learn more about innovators who are disrupting this market, and more importantly, changing the culture & dialogue around periods.MEET + MINGLE WITH:MIKI AGRAWALCO-FOUNDER AND CEO, THINXJORDANA KIER, ALEX FRIEDMANFOUNDERS, LOLA
Hosted by LMHQ+8:30 amLMHQ WOMEN’S BREAKFAST – The Business of Periods with Thinx + Lola @ LMHQ
−Storyhunter February Screenup: Great Big Story, and More @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This month Storyhunter will be showcasing work from Great Big Story, CNN’s digital venture focusing on untold stories from around the world. After watching several of their latest and greatest, we’re honored to get a chance to speak with Matt Drake, their Director Content Development and a few of the filmmakers they’ve worked with (whether in NYC or via video chat around the world).
Hosted by Storyhunter, the network of over 10,000 media professionals in 170+ countries, ScreenUps are a time to meet other like-minded video pros, watch some amazing short-form videos, and hang out with others in the community.
6:30-7:30 – reception/drinks at Media Center’s Cuper Cafe
7:30-9:00pm – screening of several videos with Q&A with filmmakers
9:00-10:00pm – hanging out, music and networking
#ScreenUpNYC+6:30 pmStoryhunter February Screenup: Great Big Story, and More @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP
−Running With Heels February Power Lunch with Socialfly @ Rafele Ristorante2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Figuring out how to effectively leverage social media advertising can seem like a daunting task. Join Stephanie Abrams Cartin and Courtney Spritzer Co-Founders of the NYC-based social media marketing agency Socialfly, as they help simplify the process by breaking down best practices for advertising on Facebook and Instagram. They’ll share some of the tips and tactics that have allowed them to help hundreds of brands increase web traffic and sales through social advertising. You’ll learn the different types of ads and what they offer, as well as the components that make up a successful ad. You won’t want to miss it!
Running With Heels is New York’s invitation-only society for on the go, in the know women executives and entrepreneurs.
Hosted by Running With Heels.+2:00 pmRunning With Heels February Power Lunch with Socialfly @ Rafele Ristorante
−Eve of Change: Women Redefining Corporate America @ The Colombus Room, 10th Floor5:00 pm – 8:00 pm+5:00 pmEve of Change: Women Redefining Corporate America @ The Colombus Room, 10th Floor
−Diversity in Public Radio & Podcasting @ BRIC7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
As part of their ongoing effort to amplify the voices of the Brooklyn community, BRIC is proud to announce the Diversity in Public Radio & Podcasting talk.
MEET THE PANELISTS
- Brittany Luse & Eric Eddings, For Colored Nerds
- Carolina Guerrero, Radio Ambulante
- Nadia Reiman, StoryCorps & Latino USA
- Daisy Rosario, Latino USA
- Mitra Kaboli, The Heart
- Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, Another Round
Hosted by BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech Team+7:00 pmDiversity in Public Radio & Podcasting @ BRIC
−Powerful Stilettos Networking & Expo Tour “ATLANTA” @ Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
What Happens at Powerful Stilettos Networking & Expo Weekend:
The Powerful Stilettos Networking Expo will showcase the most prestigious female entrepreneurs, philanthropist, and community leaders. Our key advertisers will enjoy direct access to our participants and also enjoy exclusive signage within designated VIP-areas of venue where products can be sampled, experienced and enjoyed, gift distribution and signature photo opportunities can be arranged with host and guests.
The Next Level Up Power Networking Mixer
Hosted by: Yolanda Lewis
C.E.O of Extreme Overflow Enterprises, Inc.
The Power “Up” Networking Mixer is designed to take every woman to the next level up in their business. Through stimulated relationship building this reception will educate business owners on how they can elevate their business through organic brand management and marketing strategies.
Powerful Stilettos Panelist
Niya Brown Matthews is easily one of Atlanta’s most dynamic businesswomen taking the world by storm. The world may know her by her fashionable clothes that has been featured on the television program, (The Wendy Williams Show), or from being the wife of a former NFL player, but she is truly much more. Niya is not only an author, motivational speaker, humanitarian, real estate professional, wife and mother, she is a 2 time cancer survivor. It is ultimately her compassion and humanitarian outreach work that significantly impacts so many lives across the globe.
INSPIRATIONAL LIFESTYLE MAVEN
Professional, loving and inspirational are all terms that describe the stunning Stacey J. Gholar. Stacey J. is on a mission to inspire the world by any means necessary. Her gift of choice is inspirational lifestyle coaching and events full of inspiration. That is why she is known as Stacey J. the Social Enthusiast delivering sage wisdom with a smile.!
AUTHOR/PUBLISHING CONSULTANT/PUBLIC SPEAKER/PHILANTHROPIST
Ms. Lee has a huge impact on every individual and with every audience, delivering a dynamic, high energy message wrapped in a package unlike any we’ve seen before. Traveling nationwide, Ms. Lee presents powerful messages to impact audiences who feel that they are facing limiting options. In recent years, Desiree Lee has been seen shared the stage with Honorable Judge Greg Mathis and has been featured as the Keynote Speaker at the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (Chattanooga Chapter) and Judge Penny Brown Reynolds’ Sister Talk Conference, to name a few. Ms. Lee was also a featured panelist at the 2014 A3C, Festival and has made many Prevention Presentations to middle and high school students nationwide in an effort to combat youth incarceration.
PANELIST: DR. CAROLYN HALLC.E.O OF B.O.S.S. CHICKS EMPOWERMENT/AUTHOR/SPELMAN PROFESSOR
DR. Hall has been able to harness her “empowerment coaching” skills via her blog, B.O.S.S.CHICKS EMPOWERMENT BLOG. She have also served as the “empowerment coach” and special correspondent for Clear Channel Communications.
The entirety of her platform, the books she writes and the words that she speaks are aimed at empowering young women to find and operate in the purpose, while creating balance in their professional, social, and spiritual life. Moreover, to equip girls/women with the skills, know how, and coaching necessary for them to beBold Outstanding Savvy an Success+7:00 pmPowerful Stilettos Networking & Expo Tour “ATLANTA” @ Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown
−Powerful Stilettos Networking & Expo Tour “ATLANTA” Day 2 @ Crowne Plaza Midtown1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
What Happens at Powerful Stilettos Networking & Expo Weekend:
Hosted by: Zaina Ihenacho
C.E.O. of Stilettos On the Move
The Power Expo allows women to network, advertise, and sell their products & services at affordable pricing. This expo is open to the public with an expectancy of 1500+ attendees and gives a platform for women entrepreneurs to show their business to the public.
ATLANTA’S NEWEST “IT” GIRL AND BREAK OUT STAR ON WE TV’S “SELLING IT IN THE ATL”
The forty something real estate maven is an original Georgia Peach and multi-faceted entrepreneur. Stylish and experienced, Okevia splits her time between membership meetings on a myriad of esteemed professional local and state boards including The Atlanta Board of Realtor’s, the Women’s Council of Realtors Networking Group and the Democratic Women’s Party of Georgia, and acts as creative director and owner to multicultural hair salon LUX: The Salon in Grant Park. With over ten years of experience in the real estate sector, Okevia strives to make her client’s dreams come true. “The purchase of a new home is a milestone in most people’s lives. I’m so proud to be apart of that”, says Okevia. “I specialize in dreams”
ATLANTA’S PROMINENT PLASTIC SURGEON, WHO OWNS EDERRA BELLA PLASTIC SURGERY MED SPA
Dr. Myla is a highly educated, experienced plastic surgeon with several years of experience. She has dedicated her career to performing advanced plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Myla honed her plastic surgery skills by completing surgical residencies in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as specialized aesthetic surgery fellowship training. Dr. Myla focuses on delivering aesthetic enhancements that emphasize her patients’ natural beauty while concealing undesirable aesthetic imperfections. She uses cutting-edge techniques, revolutionary instruments and has been a pioneer in the art of combining treatments in order to deliver exceptional aesthetic outcomes.
ATTORNEY LENISE WILLIAMS
ATTORNEY & STRATEGIST OBSESSED WITH EVERYTHING BUSINESS
As an attorney, Ms. Williams first business endeavor was owning and operating a private law practice in which her focus was primarily on domestic law, criminal law and personal injury law. Her firm was successful as she changed the lives of hundreds of clients. She practiced law full-time with an administrative team for clients, but personally managed her own firm for over ten years. The fulfillment she found in managing the operating, marketing and strategy details of the firm outweighed her passion for the areas of law in which she practiced. Years ago as she followed her passion and pursued more entrepreneur endeavors, she reduced her law practice in order to focus more on her projects and honing her small business law expertise. She has over ten years of entrepreneurial experience and her legal expertise to provide top-notch legal consulting and business guidance. Her business guidance and legal expertise is not just from things she learned in seminars or a text book. Although she does have an extensive list of training and degrees, her expertise is also from personal experiences in business. It is her passion to help as many entrepreneurs as possible succeed and live a life of freedom that so often cannot be found in a standard 9 – 5+1:00 pmPowerful Stilettos Networking & Expo Tour “ATLANTA” Day 2 @ Crowne Plaza Midtown
−Take Steps to Get Clear on Your Mission @ Berkeley College,1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
If you want to take your career or business to the next level and learn the tools to get out of your own way, join us for an afternoon of discovery. Through Jackie Kellso’s, brain-based approach, you will uncover what has you stuck, stopped or stalled. In this interactive workshop, Jackie will help you:
- Discover what’s holding you back
- Create goals that are obtainable and achievable
- Design a mission statement that will be your blueprint for moving forward!
Jackie Kellso, President of PointMaker Communications, Inc, is a brain-based coach and communications and interpersonal skills trainer. Since 2003, Jackie has been an active, certified trainer with Dale Carnegie Training. In 2011, Jackie became a Results Certified Coach through the Neuroleadership Institute, applying neuroscience to work with the way people think, make decisions and problem solve. Prior to being an entrepreneur, Jackie spent 20+ years in media sales for companies including, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, A&E Network, Viacom, iVillage and Hearst Magazines.
thrive’s mission: provide inspiration for professional women looking for support and advice on career transitions, advancement, reinvention or start-ups, in order to help them achieve their goals.
Hosted by Thrive Professional Women’s Group+1:00 pmTake Steps to Get Clear on Your Mission @ Berkeley College,
−New York Nonprofit Mixer @ LMHQ6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Be Social Change and LMHQ on Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM for the New York Nonprofit Mixer, a bi-annual networking event focused on connecting the individuals and organizations driving impact in NYC! We will have drinks, snacks, music, activities, and most importantly: a room filled with a diverse network of New York’s nonprofit leaders and professionals. Join in strengthening New York’s nonprofit sector by creating meaningful connections, building new partnerships, and sharing ideas and resources.+6:30 pmNew York Nonprofit Mixer @ LMHQ
−2016 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit (all-day) @ The Hilton Diplomat Resort & SpaMar 9 – Mar 13+2016 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit @ The Hilton Diplomat Resort & Spa (all-day)
−VR in Immersive Storytelling: What’s Worked and What’s Next @ Microsoft6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Conversations is a series of events focused on open discussions on the changing new media landscape. Our events will feature panels with insights from the most respected news organizations, the newest disruptive publishers, and tech and media thought leaders. Through conversations, let’s work to transform media together.
This event, brought to you by the Daily News Innovation Lab in collaboration with Google News Lab and NYC Media Lab, will provide an overview of trends in the VR and 360 space.
The evening will kick off with a presentation by Google News Lab on global trends in immersive content creation and a look at the tech that is being used in the field. Additional case studies will follow, offering practical tips on what has been done, what has worked and what lessons have been learned in the process. The event will conclude with a panel conversation moderated by Justin Hendrix of NYC Media Lab, discussing where VR storytelling is going and how it will impact traditional journalism.
As a primer on this topic, check out “Exploring Future Reality”, a special report from NYC Media Lab focusing on the impact of virtual and augmented reality on the media and technology industries.
Hosted by Daily News Innovation Lab+6:00 pmVR in Immersive Storytelling: What’s Worked and What’s Next @ Microsoft
−Women, Welding, and Wine! @ Staten Island MakerSpace6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Now is your chance to channel your inner flashdancer.
Staten Island MakerSpace partners with the fabulous Lorie Honor of Honor Wines to offer this unusual pairing. This four week workshop will focus on steel mig welding, but students will get an overview of a variety of metal fabrication tools, materials, and techniques. By the end of the class, you will have a good grasp of the welding process and you will make your very own wine rack.
Dates: March 9, 16, 23, and 30
The Staten Island MakerSpace is a non-profit, community workspace for makers, builders, tinkerers, hardware developers, hobbyists, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a curious mind who wants to make something. It offers tools, equipment, resources, workshops, and 6000 sq ft of space for you to make your ideas come to life.
Hosted by Staten Island MakerSpace
@simakerspace; #simakerspace+6:00 pmWomen, Welding, and Wine! @ Staten Island MakerSpace
−WE Connect Event: Growing your Business with Media Entrepreneur Nely Galán @ The Bronx Museum of the Arts -6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Women Entrepreneurs New York City (WE NYC) empowers women to start, operate and grow their businesses by connecting women to resources and community. The WE Connect series features successful women entrepreneurs as well as structured networking sessions.
Keynote speaker, Nely Galán, is a first generation immigrant and self-made media entrepreneur. Galán was the first Latina president of a U.S. television network. She has also owned and operated her own media company since 1994. Galán also founded The Adelante Movement which unites Latinas socially, economically and politically in the U.S.
Nely Galán will speak about growing your business. Following the keynote, guests will have the opportunity to meet with and learn from fellow women entrepreneurs. Tickets are free, but registration is required. Light bites will be served.
Hosted by WE NYC+6:00 pmWE Connect Event: Growing your Business with Media Entrepreneur Nely Galán @ The Bronx Museum of the Arts -
−WEEN Academy Auditions! @ Alain L. Locke School9:00 am – 12:30 pm
The WEEN Academy is a FREE crash course in the entertainment industry that takes place annually in NYC. The curriculum is taught by leading celebrities and entertainment industry executives over a four week period with a balance of lectures and hands-on projects (think “I want to work for Diddy meets The Apprentice.” Graduates emerge ready to compete and excel in one of the toughest industries in the world. The WEEN Academy auditions are attended by hundreds of young women each year and up to 30 are selected for the program.
The WEEN ACADEMY Auditions. The WEEN Academy is a FREE crash course in the entertainment industry that takes place annually in NYC. The curriculum is taught by leading celebrities and entertainment industry executives over a four week period with a balance of lectures and hands-on projects (think “I want to work for Diddy meets The Apprentice.” Graduates emerge ready to compete and excel in one of the toughest industries in the world. The WEEN Academy auditions are attended by hundreds of young women each year and up to 30 are selected for the program.
Saturday, March 26, 2016 (Women’s History Month)
CALL TIME: 9am SHARP
Alain L. Locke School
21 W. 111 Street
New York, NY 10026
Young women interested in pursuing a serious career in the entertainment industry. All women must be between 18 – 22 years of age. No exceptions.
Be prepared to answer candid, reality-based questions related to the entertainment industry by our celebrity panel of judges. Absolutely no pictures or autographs allowed. Dress warm and please arrive early to guarantee admission.
1—One page resume
At the bottom of the resume, please add one personal AND one business reference (name, email address, contact #) (recommendation letters are NOT needed. References will only be contacted if you are in the final rounds to enter the academy).
3—Two 8×10 clear color pictures of yourself. (paper copies are acceptable). Please staple one of your pictures on the back of your resume.
4—A printed copy of one writing sample (500 word max/typed, double spaced) describing a personal dilemma that you have faced/are facing and the steps you took to overcome it.
5–a state issued photo ID to check-in
JUDGES WILL BE LOOKING FOR:
WEEN judges are looking for the following: Young women who have critical thinking skills, creativity & exceptional knowledge about the entertainment industry.+9:00 amWEEN Academy Auditions! @ Alain L. Locke School
−Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Conversation with Women Executives in the Music Industry @ BRIC7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In partnership with Minds Behind the Music, join The Stoop Series for a discussion on industry trends, challenges and career advice from women behind the music including Leota Blacknor VP, Urban Marketing & Label Acquisitions at Caroline Records and more plus a performance by Tangina Stone.
Illuminating the arts and life around us in Brooklyn, BRIC’s Stoop Series features artistic performances, presentations, participatory activities and dynamic conversations. Drop in and explore music, visual art, film, media, storytelling, comedy, and other creative fields.
Hosted by BRIC and Minds Behind The Music+7:00 pmBreaking the Glass Ceiling: A Conversation with Women Executives in the Music Industry @ BRIC
−Shatter The Ceiling Intern Grant – $1000 (all-day)Apr 4
Shatter The Ceiling offers a $1,000 grant to help offset the costs of housing, airfare, or other incidental costs for women of color who will be completing unpaid or underpaid internships this summer.
The deadline is April 4th.
More info, from Shatter The Ceiling:
We’ve got $1,000 up for grabs.
You need experience to get the job; you need the job to get experience. When the internship doesn’t pay enough (or at all), you find yourself choosing between your dreams and survival. We’ve been there, we get it, and we’re here to help.
A quality internship is the special sauce that separates the women from the girls when searching for post-grad employment. Unfortunately, low pay and lack of supplemental resources often restrict women of color from being able to harness these opportunities.
That’s where we come in. The Shatter The Ceiling Intern Grant will award $1,000 stipend to a woman of color to offset the cost of housing, airfare, or other incidental expenses resulting from an unpaid or underpaid internship.+Shatter The Ceiling Intern Grant – $1000 (all-day)
−The Visionary Experience11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Door2Door Transportation Service presents:
The Visionary Experience is an annual celebration of women in business held in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is comprised of two wonderful events – the Visionary Experience Power Brunch. Both components are held on the same day and at the same beautiful location. The Visionary Experience is an ultimate showcase for the latest products and services for women and families, including the very best in shopping, beauty, health, financial planning, children’s products and more. The Visionary Experience event purpose is to bring women together to sample, experience and purchase products and services to help them live a better and more fulfilling life.
Saturday April 9th, 2016
Author Karrianna Turner of ‘Girl bible’
Deborah Hawkes Reality TV Personality “BYE FELICIA” & Atlanta’s Life Coach
CEO & Founder Sabrina Peterson of Glamuniversity
Hosted by Radio Personality Keisha Nicole
Tickets | $150 | Vendors $300 – Email TheVisionExperience@gmail.com to inquire
Private Location – For more general information call 317-970-2183+11:00 amThe Visionary Experience
−We Festival (all-day)Apr 13 – Apr 14+We Festival (all-day)
−Social Venture Network 2016 Spring Conference (all-day) @ Paradise PointApr 14 – Apr 17
Lead The Way
SVN conferences and local gatherings are open to active members, affiliates, family members and first-time prospective members. Colleagues of current SVN members who haven’t yet attended an SVN event are welcome. If you’re a former member, you can click here to sign in and renew your membership for 2016. If you’re not a member, but have been to an SVN conference before and would like to join us again in San Diego, you can apply for membership here.
What to Expect:
Take a look what our conference attendees are saying about their recent experience at SVN’s 2015 Spring Conference: www.svn.org/spring2015.
Early Bird Registration Rates:
Take advantage off our Early Bird Rates!
Super Early Bird: $200 off before February 19.
Early Bird: $100 off before March 10.
$980$780 through February 19
$1180$980 through February 19
Family of SVN Members:
$780$580 through February 19
$1,480$1180 through February 19
Call (800) 344-2626. and mention “SVN” to receive the SVN discounted rate. Please do not book your room through a third party as they will not be able to provide the SVN group rate.
Room Rates at Paradise Point*:
Single Occupancy: $345/person + tax (includes three meals a day, service charges, facility fees and gratuities)
Double Occupancy: $243/person + tax (includes three meals a day, service charges, facility fees and gratuities)
Triple Occupancy: $213/person + tax (includes three meals a day, service charges, facility fees and gratuities)
*After Friday, March 11th rates may vary.
Day-Use Fees for Off-Site Guests:
Attendees staying off-site are required to pay an additional fee of $150 per day (on top of conference registration fees) to cover food and beverage, meeting space, and service charges. This fee is charged by the hotel, and payable to SVN. For any inquiries, please contact Risa Blumlein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children 10 years and under will be charged $90 per day. This is a separate meal fee charged by the hotel, and payable to SVN. For any inquiries, please contact Risa Blumlein at email@example.com.
For further information click here+Social Venture Network 2016 Spring Conference @ Paradise Point (all-day)
−2016 Matrix Awards @ Waldorf-Astoria12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Honoring the Achievements of Outstanding Women in the Communications Industry
Linda Boff —Chief Marketing Officer, GE
Nancy Dubuc — President & CEO, A+E Networks
Lena Dunham — Creator & Star, HBO’s “Girls”
Nancy Gibbs — Editor, TIME Magazine
Carol Hamilton — President, L’Oreal Luxe USA
Mellody Hobson — President, Ariel Investments
Liz Kaplow — Founder & CEO, Kaplow Communications
Janice Min — Co-President & Chief Creative Officer, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Media Group
With Emcee, Andy Cohen, Host & Executive Producer, “Watch What Happens Live”
Hosted by New York Women in Communications+12:00 pm2016 Matrix Awards @ Waldorf-Astoria
−Atlanta – The Bombshell Experience Weekend 2016 @ W Hotel - Downtown Atlanta8:00 am – 4:00 pm
An epic 2 day retreat for female entrepreneurs who want to learn from some of the best in the industry, network with like-minded women, be inspired and get personal, exclusive attention on how to develop their Bombshell brand. Day 1 of the Bombshell Experience includes a full day of branding workshops to help female entrepreneurs develop and define their brand identity, stand out from their competition and monetize their passion. Day 2 includes a full day of group masterminds and personal coaching sessions where each entrepreneur gets an opportunity to get coached from industry experts on what their struggling with the most in their business and what immediate steps they need to take to grow their brand.
Held at the W Hotel in Downtown Atlanta, a trendy and lush boutique hideaway infused throughout with natural elements that beckons you to come revitalize, refresh and rejuvenate. This 2-day retreat will allow you to feel pampered, inspired and empowered.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Any female entrepreneur who wants to leverage the power of networking and community to build their empire and wants personal attention and help from industry experts on the most important next steps that will grow their business and succeed in today’s competitive market.
The Bombshell Experience is unlike any workshop or conference you have ever been before! You will leave this event rejuvenated, re-energized about your business and most of all empowered to take on the world! Your ability to create and be inspired is elevated by your environment which is why every single detail is carefully prepared from the napkins to the florals in order to create a space that is beautifully decorated and inspires your creative juices to flow endlessly.
The Bombshell Experience is an intimate environment that allows you to feel safe, connect with other women who get you and most of all give you the ability to talk about what’s not working well for you and how to improve it. This event is limited to 50 women so we can make sure everyone gets special attention and create genuine connections. This is not an event where you just listen to lectures, but this event gives YOU the opportunity to be heard and get coaching on your specific business needs. You will be able to bond with other like-minded women with the same passion and drive as you while learning the best strategies on how to succeed is today’s challenging and competitive market.
Women from all over the world have come to experience this sold out event and have all said it is life changing! You will definitely leave with a breakthrough in your business. You will also leave with new fresh ideas to implement, and a new girl gang of bossbabes that you will collaborate and connect with to grow your business to new heights.
$399.99 | Early Registration begins January 31st and ends February 7th $599.99 | General Registration will begin February 8th and ends April 5th
(Payment plans available)
TICKET PRICE INCLUDES
- Day 1 Admission to The Weekend Begins at 8AM
- Day 1 Workshops focusing on branding, personal, social development
- Day 1 Refreshing Catered Lunch
- Day 1 Industry Guest Speakers
- Day 1 Bombshell Photo Session and After Party
- Day 2 Group Mastermind Session
- Day 2 Personal Coaching Session with Expert Mentors
- Day 2 Delicious Refreshments Throughout the Day
- Swag Gift bag with drool worthy must haves ($100 Value)
- Bombshell Business Branding Box and Workbook
The Bombshell Experience tickets do not include room accommodations.*
W Hotel Downtown Atlanta
45 Ivan Allen Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
Whether you are coming from out of state or wanting a weekend get-away from home, we encourage you to stay at our weekend venue, The W Hotel Downtown – Atlanta, to make sure you are fully engaged and take advantage of all the benefits of this event. We urge that you book your room in advance as their are limited rooms available. In order to take advantage of our discounted rate, please book your reservation below using code BOMBSHELL EXPERIENCE:
For more details and FAQ visit: www.TheBombshellExperience.com
Due to the intimacy and detailed personalization of this event, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.+8:00 amAtlanta – The Bombshell Experience Weekend 2016 @ W Hotel - Downtown Atlanta
−WE Connect Event: Accessing Capital with Grameen America CEO Andrea Jung @ Industry City6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Andrea Jung, President and CEO of Grameen America, works to scale the organization to solve economic issues for women and their families across the country through microloans, training and support. Previously, Jung was CEO of Avon where she achieved her goal of building a global brand.
Andrea Jung will be speaking about accessing capital. Following the keynote, guests will have the opportunity to meet with and learn from fellow women entrepreneurs. Tickets are free, but registration is required. Light bites will be served.
Women Entrepreneurs New York City (WE NYC) empowers women to start, operate and grow their businesses by connecting women to resources and community. The WE Connect series features successful women entrepreneurs as speakers as well as structured networking sessions.
Hosted by WE NYC+6:00 pmWE Connect Event: Accessing Capital with Grameen America CEO Andrea Jung @ Industry City
−Women Deliver 2016 Global Conference @ Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Women Deliver’s conferences have become some of the world’s biggest global convenings to focus on the health, rights, and well being of girls and women. Building on the successes of Women Deliver’s three previous global gatherings-in London in 2007, in Washington in 2010, and in Kuala Lumpur in 2013-the 2016 Conference will bring together world leaders, advocates, policymakers, journalists, young people, researchers, and leaders of corporate companies and civil society to showcase what it means and how it works when girls and women become the focus of development efforts.
The conference, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16-19 May 2016, will be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health, rights, and well being in more than a decade, and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the SDGs. The focus of the conference will be on how to implement the SDGs so they matter most for girls and women, with a specific focus on health – in particular maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights – and on gender equality, education, environment, and economic empowerment.+5:00 pmWomen Deliver 2016 Global Conference @ Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
−The 2016 Odyssey Media Business Retreat (all-day) @ Ritz Carlton on Amelia IslandMay 31 – Jun 3
The Ultimate Business Retreat
17 years ago Linda Spradley Dunn (the CEO & founder of Odyssey media) asked 350 women to attend my inaugural event in Palm Desert, California. She felt it was time that multicultural women had a place to gather and discuss the unique successes and obstacles we face as corporate executives, small business owners, mothers, and professionals.
The results were as wonderful as they were far-reaching. Together, they unleashed an inspired group of women who created powerful, lasting relationships. The participants of the Odyssey Media Business Retreat continue to assist each other with mentoring, careers, board placements, advice, and above all else: a trusted sisterhood.
Now that they are destined to be here 17 years later, in this moment, at this time, to continue helping each other on our journeys.
Linda believes that the future of Odyssey’s longest running event is deeply promising, and that they’ll continue to see the unstoppable force that their community has created.
Odyssey Media Main Focus:
• Professional and Personal Development
• Hard-Hitting and Thought-Provoking Topics
• Frank Discussions on Social Issues that Affect Our Communities
• A Exceptional Blend of Panels and Workshops
• Informative Workshops, Fun Activities, Adventure Outings, and Themed Evening Dinners
The Odyssey Media Business Retreat is an invitation and referral only event. For more information on registering click here+The 2016 Odyssey Media Business Retreat @ Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island (all-day)
−The Curvy Con (all-day) @ Metropolitan Pavilion WestJun 17 – Jun 18
theCURVYcon is a day-long event that will bring plus size Brands, Fashionistas, Shopaholics, Bloggers and YouTubers into one room, to chat curvy, shop curvy and embrace curvy. Come spend the day with us as we embrace our curves, do a little shopping, and tackle topics like confidence, fashion and style, health, fitness, dating, body positivity and everything in between!
Hosted by The Curvy Con+The Curvy Con @ Metropolitan Pavilion West (all-day)
−More Magazine Inagural More Business Bootcamp by Microsoft (mb²) (all-day) @ MICROSOFT CAMPUS IN REDMOND, WAJun 23 – Jun 26
From June 23 to June 26, MORE and Microsoft will welcome 150 MORE readers looking to start a new business or grow an existing one to Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash. campus, near Seattle. The multi-day event will include panel discussions with successful female entrepreneurs, industry leaders and experts, and cocktail-hour networking events with local business owners and venture capitalists.
Confirmed speakers include Jane Park, Founder and CEO of Julep; Rebecca Lovell, Director of Entrepreneurship and Industry for the City of Seattle; and Connie Bourassa-Shaw, Director of the University of Washington Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.
“One of MORE’s core themes is the power of reinvention,” says MORE Editor-in-Chief Lesley Jane Seymour. “Now we are bringing reinvention to life by partnering with Microsoft on this unique bootcamp. We hope that one-on-one time with experts, MORE editors and celebrated entrepreneurs will inspire attendees to reinvent themselves, and give them the tools to succeed in the business of their dreams.”
The programming features training workshops offering valuable takeaway skills, including how to turn your great idea into reality; find funding; build your personal brand; market your business on social media; use technology to grow your business faster; create an ethical and sustainable business model; bounce back from failure; and more. Additional activities include a pitch competition, where select early-stage entrepreneurs will receive feedback on their business pitch from a panel of expert judges, and lunch with Microsoft Ventures, where attendees will learn what it takes to join Microsoft’s startup accelerator program.
“At Microsoft, we are committed to enabling entrepreneurs with access to the technology, training, programs and connections they need to be successful, regardless of whether they sit in an aspiring startup or an established Fortune 500 company,” said Victoria Grady, General Manager of Developer Experiences at Microsoft. “This event with MORE Magazine embodies that commitment.”
As part of mb², MORE will also host its second-annual MORE Impact Awards on Friday, June 24, in Seattle. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will deliver a keynote address at the dinner and awards ceremony recognizing women who are making a difference. The first-annual MORE Impact Awards featured keynote speaker First Lady Michelle Obama.
The early registration fee is $1,295, which includes a gift bag with more than $1,000 worth of Microsoft products. The regular registration fee of $1,550 goes into effect after April 1. For more information and to register, visit http://www.more.com/mb2.+More Magazine Inagural More Business Bootcamp by Microsoft (mb²) @ MICROSOFT CAMPUS IN REDMOND, WA (all-day)
−The 9th Annual Blogging While Brown Conference @ Marvin Center, George Washington University5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The 9th Annual Blogging While Brown Conference will take place in Washington, DC, July 15-17, 2016. For the first time, we’ll be holding conference sessions on Saturday and Sunday instead of Friday and Saturday. We want to give out attendees time to fly into town and explore the city before the start of the conference. Here is the tentative 2016 schedule:
Friday, July 15th – Opening Party
Saturday, July 16th – Keynotes, Breakouts, Black Weblog Awards, Evening Excursion
Sunday, July 17th – Keynotes, Breakouts, Evening Excursion
Blogging While Brown is more than a conference, it is a community – an incubator of creativity, collaboration and sustainability for emerging leaders in digital media and social change. We’ve been around since 2007 and our evolution has mirrored the explosion of social media’s impact in our daily lives.
Since its launch in 2008, Blogging While Brown has grown to become the premier blogging conference dedicated to education, collaboration, and innovation among bloggers of color. The conference brings Black social media experts, speakers, and independent content creators together to expand their influence in social media and technology. The conference offers an opportunity to learn tools and strategies to build engaging and dynamic online platforms, leverage online engagement for offline results, and create sustainable business and activism models.
For more information visit www.bloggingwhilebrown.com+5:00 pmThe 9th Annual Blogging While Brown Conference @ Marvin Center, George Washington University
−Leading the Way ColorComm Conference (all-day) @ Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, FloridaJul 20 – Jul 22
This is the only business retreat exclusively for executive women of color in communications.Speakers already confirmed include Arianna Huffington, Michelle Ebanks, Hannah Brofman, Zim Ugochukwu, Roberta Thompson and many more!
Last year’s conference SOLD OUT! We encourage you to register now and take advantage of the special Early Bird Savings available thru January 31, 2016.+Leading the Way ColorComm Conference @ Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida (all-day)