+6:00 pmSheTec & MAG Interactive After Work @ MAG Interactive
−Startup Media Panel with Mashable, Fast Company and Fortune @ AWS Pop Up Loft6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Pivots, Disruption & Synergies – Oh, My!” – How to Get Buzz Minus the Buzzwords, Jargon & Spin.
Moderated by The OutCast Agency, learn from some of New York’s leading journalists about the Do’s and Don’ts of pitching your startup, and what the media is really looking for.
Hosted by AWS Pop-up Loft.+6:00 pmStartup Media Panel with Mashable, Fast Company and Fortune @ AWS Pop Up Loft
−Launch Your Job Search @ Online7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Jaime Petkanics of The Prepary for a free webinar on kicking off a strategic and successful job search. We’ll cover getting organized and setting goals, polishing up your materials, and tapping into your network.
Drawing on her background in recruiting and talent at top companies like J.P. Morgan and Tory Burch, Jaime Petkanics saw firsthand what separated good from great candidates. She became passionate about sharing her knowledge with others and looking at the job search in a new way. Jaime isn’t your typical career coach — she offers strategic advice and a point of view directly from her experience on the other side of the table.
Hosted by The Prepary.
@prepary+7:00 pmLaunch Your Job Search @ Online
−Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family @ 92Y Buttenwieser Hall7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article for The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All,” created a firestorm — yet women at both ends of the income scale are still constrained by the “motherhood penalty.”
Now she is back — with a new book, Unfinished Business — with a new focus that can reunite the women’s movement and provide a common banner under which both men and women can thrive. Dov Seidman, the successful entrepreneur and CEO, who promoted the idea that our behavior matters and prescribed a new, values-based approach to leadership and business in his book HOW, joins her in conversation.
Hosted by 92Y.+7:30 pmUnfinished Business: Women Men Work Family @ 92Y Buttenwieser Hall
−Spark Brooklyn: Pathways to financial freedom @ The Yard6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Who wants to take the money and plan when you can take the money and run?
Thanks to technology, budgeting for your freelance business’s success is simple. With the right framework, you can custom-build a system now to ensure a bright financial future.
Get the answers to questions like:
• How can I overcome my money management anxieties?
• Do my goals for savings make sense?
• What tools or apps will help me most?
Hosted by Freelancers Union.
Join Spark on May 4th to workshop practices that will help you look at managing your finances in a (dare we say exciting) new light!+6:30 pmSpark Brooklyn: Pathways to financial freedom @ The Yard
−Fighting Fires and Lighting Fires: Balancing Productivity and Creativity @ Smart Design7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Design Gym Panel | Fighting Fires and Lighting Fires: Balancing Productivity and Creativity
Let’s be honest —the hard part isn’t often getting people excited about helping their team to be more creative, innovative, or collaborative; the challenge is when everyone sits back down at their desk and falls into the cycle of endless emails, countless fires, and all those new deadlines needed yesterday.
In this panel we’ll discuss the balance between creativity and productivity. Design thinking provides a ton of great tools to enable big thinking and strategic work, but how do you balance that with the day-to-day execution you just can’t escape? Creative leaders will share their experiences and provide recommendations for creating systems, structures and teams that allow for big thinking and strategic work, while making clear the tactical execution needs and expectations.
We are a group of designers, strategists and thinkers of many stripes.+7:00 pmFighting Fires and Lighting Fires: Balancing Productivity and Creativity @ Smart Design
−Design X Fashion @ John L. Tishman Auditorium6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Three influential creative directors come together to explore the explosive intersection between Design and Fashion in AIGA/NY’s 3rd Annual Design x Fashion Panel.
Whether you’re flipping through a magazine or browsing your social media channels, the imagery created for the fashion industry continues to shape popular culture and greatly influence society in a time, when more than ever, content is king.
From editorial art direction to brand storytelling, from social media to advertising campaigns, Greg Foley, Kristen Naiman and Nicola Formichetti share their unique perspectives on the powerful visual culture of fashion, the ever evolving industry and where they have found success throughout their careers.
AIGA brings design to the world, and the world to designers.
As the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members—we advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. From content that defines the global practice to events that connect and catalyze, we work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.
Hosted by AIGA/NY+6:30 pmDesign X Fashion @ John L. Tishman Auditorium
−Small Business Development Seminar @ Dupp & Swat6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
There are so many challenges to consider starting up a small business. Join this interactive workshop, and networking opportunity that will provide tips and tools to aide in starting your own business!+6:30 pmSmall Business Development Seminar @ Dupp & Swat
−OKREALife: How to Be a Boss @ Projective at Freemans8:30 am – 10:00 am
This interactive interview will provide an intimate look at what she considers to be the key attributes to the success of her business—as well as what she’s still learning, and why as a leader, you’ll never have all of the answers. We’ll hone in on three core themes: money, people, strategy. I’ll be asking Ro questions like, “How do you maintain your creative vision without micromanaging?”, “How do you come up with solutions when you’ve never done something before?” and “Do you need a strategy to be successful?”
You will love this if you:
• Want honest insight into what it takes to build a creative business.
• Want to learn about the challenges that come with the territory, and how to manage them.
• Want tips on how to come up with the answers when you don’t have them.
What your ticket includes:
• Donuts, mimosas and coffee!
• An OKREAL worksheet for you take down any notes or thoughts.
• A complimentary work day at the Projective Space at Freemans (event venue), which includes all you can drink La Colombe coffee. Bring your computer and hang out for the rest of your Friday.*
*Complimentary work day limited to May 6 only.
Hosted by OKReal+8:30 amOKREALife: How to Be a Boss @ Projective at Freemans
−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
−Sip and Shop with Henri Bendel @ Henri Bendel6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Henri Bendel and Ladies NYC host an evening of bubbly and fashion on Wednesday, May 11th. Event will feature style tips and Q&A with NYC bloggers to get you ready for summer. All attendees will receive a $40 Henri Bendel gift card plus an additional 20% off to shop at Henri Bendel that evening!
Ladies NYC (LNYC) is a premiere young women’s professional networking group in the New York City area.
Ladies NYC is the local chapter of Ladies America and is dedicated to helping women advance personally and professionally and follows the motto of “Women Helping Women.”
Hosted by Ladies NYC.+6:00 pmSip and Shop with Henri Bendel @ Henri Bendel
−LMHQ WOMEN’S BREAKFAST – “Invest In What You Love” – @ LMHQ8:30 am – 10:30 am
LMHQ WOMEN’S BREAKFAST
– “Invest In What You Love” –
With Designer Tina Roth Eisenberg
Join LOWER MANHATTAN HQ at LMHQ in Lower Manhattan on Thursday, May 12th from 8:30-10:30AM for a light breakfast + convo with Tina Roth Eisenberg, founder of CreativeMornings, Tattly, Friends, and TeuxDeux, and Kelly Hoey, host of BroadMic, angel investor, speaker, strategist and author of the upcoming book, “Build Your Dream Network.”
What’s on the agenda?
Kelly Hoey will be talking with Tina Roth Eisenberg about how she became a serial creative entrepreneur, how having kids was the start of her entrepreneurial career, and how her #1 rule, invest in what you love, has served her well.
Grab a perk on your way out.
In addition to attending this event, you will receive a redeemable pass for an LMHQ annual membership with a 10% discount, OR 10% off your first event rental for the 140-capacity, 12,500 sq foot location in Lower Manhattan.+8:30 amLMHQ WOMEN’S BREAKFAST – “Invest In What You Love” – @ LMHQ
−MILLENNIAL WOMEN ON THE MOVE ROUNDTABLE @ Bergen Community College - MOSES FAMILY MEETING AND TRAINING CENTER9:00 am – 1:30 pm+9:00 amMILLENNIAL WOMEN ON THE MOVE ROUNDTABLE @ Bergen Community College - MOSES FAMILY MEETING AND TRAINING CENTER
−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
−Women’s Conference of Florida 2016 (all-day) @ Port of Tampa Bay | Terminal 2May 19 – May 20
THE INAUGURAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE OF FLORIDA 2016
The Women’s Conference of Florida – the state’s first-ever professional women’s conference – will feature widely-respected thought leaders, exhibits, networking events and panel discussions, designed to empower women of all ages and backgrounds to positively influence the world around them.
Confirmed Speakers Include:
Jean Chatzky, financial editor for NBC’s Today Show; Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times and first woman to hold the most senior editorial positions at the publication; and Lori Greiner, American inventor, investor, entrepreneur, author, and cast member of the reality TV show Shark Tank.+Women’s Conference of Florida 2016 @ Port of Tampa Bay | Terminal 2 (all-day)
−Visual storytelling @ Münchenbryggeriet Event & Konferens8:00 am – 10:00 am
Tweets with GIFs. Facebook posts with videos. Data visualizations everywhere! Visual storytelling is here to stay. And it’s a powerful communication technique that #scicomm can use to engage the curious.
This free breakfast seminar is a unique opportunity to learn from some pioneers in the world of visual storytelling. Welcome!
Moderator: Eva Krutmeijer
08:00 Breakfast is served!
08:30 Adam Somlai-Fischer
Adam is principal artist and co-founder of Prezi. He’s an pioneer in the world of visual storytelling. Adam is an architect and artist, a maker and facilitator, who’s spent the last decade creating innovative technologies and artistic projects which facilitate the creativity of others – ranging from mixed reality interfaces and DIY smarthomes to institutions and workshop methods for innovation.
08:50 Craig Mills
Craig is CEO of Vizzuality, one of the world’s leading data visualization design agencies. In his own words: ‘In the mix of design, science and great user experience, we create stories that matter.’
09:10 Clara Terne (TBC)
Clara lectures at Berghs School of Communication and designs for a 3D holographic material start-up. She is interested in technology, storytelling and visual expression.
09:30 Panel and audience discussion+8:00 amVisual storytelling @ Münchenbryggeriet Event & Konferens
−Grantmakers for Girls of Color National Funders Convening9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Grantmakers for Girls of Color Convening Planning Committee, supported by the NoVo Foundation, will host a national convening of funders to begin an exploration of the challenges facing girls and young women of color and to create a plan to drive long-term systemic change.
Through a series of panel discussions and break out sessions, this first convening will explore the power and unique challenges facing black young women and girls across the United States.
It is designed as a first step toward a new dialogue and movement among funders to chart what’s needed, create opportunities for collaboration, and articulate a shared vision to shift the philanthropic sector.
You can learn about the Grantmakers for Girls of Color effort and this convening on their website. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend by clicking on the “register” button. Contact us to be added to the wait list: email@example.com
Please note: While we are deeply grateful to all who are interested, attendance at this first national convening is limited to funders and funder affinity groups only. We will share information about future events as soon as it is available.+9:00 amGrantmakers for Girls of Color National Funders Convening
−Blavity EmpowerHer Conference @ 404 Event Space8:30 am – 7:00 pm
On Saturday, May 21st, Blavity will host its inaugural conference about how creativity and technology are changing our daily lives, from our hobbies to our work. You’ll hear from people across the country who are changing the world with their creations, both in real life movements and digital. Connect with leading designers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, techies and brands, all of whom are shaping today’s cultural movement.
Conference ticket prices include: breakfast, lunch, snacks, giveaways, gift bags and admittance to the EmpowerHer After party.
For tickets and further event details visit Blavity here.+8:30 amBlavity EmpowerHer Conference @ 404 Event Space
−Business, Banter & Bad.ass.ery [Toronto] @ Pantages Hotel11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Curated Events for Women of Colour Who Want To Hone Their Business Skills and Increase Their Bottom Lines
Business, Banter & Bad.ass.ery (BBB) is a series of events curated for women of colour who want to hone their business skills and increase their bottom line.
Their Inaugural Brunch titled - Let’s Break Bread, will take place on May 21st, 2016 in the heart of the city at the ultra chic Pantages Hotel from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Special Guests Speakers
Pauleanna Reid - Author, Speaker, Brand Architect, CEO, New Girl On The Block
Jasmine Lee - Real estate Broker & Team Leader of The Jasmine Lee Team
Nike Onile - Founder + Principal of 800 SQ FT
Rhonesha Byng - Founder & CEO Her Agenda
What is this Business, Banter, and Bad.ass.ery?
A hybrid of networking and skill up-leveling delivered through a series of intimate networking experiences tailored specifically for women of colour in business.
What makes Business, Banter & Bad.ass.ery different from other networking events?
Clique Free – You will never feel left out at one of our events, instead you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, fostering the growth of genuine, meaningful and lasting connections
Specifically designed for women in business – focused on the challenges and successes of women entrepreneurs
Expert Advice - you won’t just leave inspired you will leave with new knowledge and know exactly what to do with it
A ton of cash converting content - Leave with tangible skills that can be applied to your business and immediately increase profits
Who is this Business, Banter & Bad.ass.ery for?
The BBB experiences are for women who:
- Need more than motivation
- Want to be connected to other women who understands what it feels like to be in the trenches
- Want to walk away with something they can immediately apply to their business
Who should I expect to mingle with?
- Women just like you who are more concerned about tangible results than motivation
- Women who are operating best in class in their industry and want to take it even further
- Women who are:
- Side hustlers
- Brick and mortar business owners
The Business, Banter & Bad.ass.ery Promise
To provide a content-rich networking experience full of value and opportunities to make connections and gain practical tips that can be immediately applied to your business to help increase profits.+11:00 amBusiness, Banter & Bad.ass.ery [Toronto] @ Pantages Hotel
−Unpaid Editorial Interns: Apply for Ed 2010’s $1,200 Trust Fund11:45 pm – 11:59 pm
Ed2010 knows what it’s like to be an unpaid intern—eating ramen noodles every day, temping for cash, scrounging just about anything from the giveaway tables at work just because it’s “free.”
To help you out, Ed 2010’s gonna give awesome unpaid mag interns $1,200 to use for living, travel and whatever other expenses. Assuming Ed can raise the dough, there’ll be one lucky whippersnapper each fall and spring semester and two recipients in the summer.
Yah, Ed’s got rules. Sure, they’re boring, but read them closely and make sure you meet every requirement before you apply—and, who knows, maybe you’ll be able to afford a little chicken for your ramen!
1) If you’re an undergrad, you must be at least a sophomore in college at the time you apply. If you’ve graduated (undergrad or grad school), you must be out of school for 24 months or less.
2) If you are picked to receive Ed’s Trust Fund, you must be able provide proof that you have an unpaid* editorial** internship (in the form of a letter from the magazine’s internship coordinator on company letterhead or via company email) within 5 days of notification that you’ve been selected. Your internship must be at least 20 hours a week.
* Stipends are okay, as long as it’s under $500 and the amount is declared in the application. Interns who are paid hourly are not eligible.
** Ed will consider editorial interns in any of the following areas:articles, beauty, fashion, food, research, copyediting, web and tablet. Ed will not consider interns in the following areas: marketing, promotions, publicity, and sales. Confused? Ask Ed. Emaildiana@ed2010.com.
3) Your internship must be at a magazine title recognized by the Magazine Publishers of America or at a content site. Newspaper interns are not eligible. If you’re not sure whether your magazine title is recognized by the MPA, do a directory search on magazine.org or ask the magazine’s managing editor. If you have questions about whether your content site is eligible, ask Ed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4) Fill out the attached application. The application must be typed or word-processed. Incomplete applications will be disqualified without notice.
5) Submit an essay in 500 words or less in which you answer the question: Why do you deserve Ed’s Trust Fund? Convince us why you are the most deserving magazine whippersnapper out there. The Ed Staff will review essays for passion, need, and creativity. You can, additionally, send as many as three writing samples, but they will not be judged nor will they affect you chances of winning.
THE ALL-IMPORTANT DEADLINES, DATES, AND NOTES
1) Application Deadlines:
Fall term: Application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on November 15
Spring term: Application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on February 15
Summer term: Application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. by May 30
2) Where to Submit:
Please submit the application by 11:59 p.m. on the due date. Applications received after this time will not be considered.
3) Proof of Internship Deadline:
The essay with the highest score will be deemed the grand prizewinner. Ed will notify via e-mail or phone the winner by the 15th of the following month. Within 5 days after notification of winning, the winner(s) must be able to prove, with a letter from the magazine’s internship coordinator on company letterhead or via company email, that you have an unpaid internship that fits within the above requirements.
4) Award Presentation:
Ed’s staff will deliver the check for $1,200 to the winner(s) within 14 days after proof of internship has been received.
Email questions to email@example.com with “Ed’s Trust Fund Question” in the subject line. It may take 24 hours for your questions to be answered, so keep this in mind in accordance with the deadlines. There will be no exceptions to the deadline.
Done reading the rules? Fill out the application!+11:45 pmUnpaid Editorial Interns: Apply for Ed 2010’s $1,200 Trust Fund
−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 Unlock Summit @ Roam Atlanta6:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for a jam-packed, two-day groundbreaking experience full of like-minded women who are ready to unlock their potential and growth in both their professional and personal lives.
Friday June 3, 2016 6:30pm-9:30pm at TBA
Join us at The Unlocked Lounge for an intimate meet and greet with our campaign members and workshop facilitators. Mix and mingle with the Summit participants and other entrepreneurs and professionals. Enjoy a night out and conversations with like-minded women. Shop with vendors, indulge in exquisite entrees, libations, and delectable desserts.
Men are welcome on Friday and all summit registrants will receive complimentary access!
Saturday June 4, 2016 9:00am-5:00pm at Roam Atlanta-Buckhead
The Unlocked Summit is designed for both current and aspiring entrepreneurs seeking assistance in unlocking their goals, dreams, and future. All workshops are facilitated on the platforms of Business, Being, and Beauty allowing women to walk away with the necessary keys to make them a well-rounded professional woman.
Panel discussions include topics that explore the importance of supporting women in business, sisterhood, creating a strong brand in the marketplace, and how we can help cultivate the city as entrepreneurs. The summit will conclude with The Unlock the City award ceremony highlighting extraordinary public figures who are helping unlock the city of Atlanta and allowing them to keynote their keys to success.
Registrants will walk away from this life-changing event feeling like a new woman, inspired, motivated, and a part of a genuine community and sisterhood of strong supportive women. Unbreakable bonds and partnership will be formed and we as women will forever be connected as we unlock our future collectively. Each woman will walk away with necessary keys to unlock the doors of their success.
If you aren’t able to make it to Atlanta, you can still be in attendance by registering for our Exclusive Live Streaming option.
For registration information: The Unlocked Summit+6:30 pmThe Unlock Summit @ Roam Atlanta
−Telecommuting, Remote, and Distributed (TRaD) Works Conference 2016 (all-day) @ Fairmont Washington D.C.Jun 8 – Jun 10
Telecommuting, Remote, and Distributed—or TRaD—work is indisputably becoming more and more of a reality in our workplaces, with some estimates stating that 50% of the people will be working remotely by 2020. The TRaD Works Conference is all about creating a community event for the companies who are at the forefront of this reality, as well as for those keenly interested to learn how they can advance their organization’s telecommuting, remote, and distributed work efforts.
The TRaD Works Conference will redefine traditional work by facilitating and inspiring conversations between leaders of Fortune 500 companies, fast-growing virtual companies, and “future of work” thought leaders. There will be discussions about the opportunities, benefits, and challenges that implementing telecommuting, remote, and distributed teams can present. They will also be hosting an excellent lineup of speakers, interesting and practical panel discussions, and interactive workshops where attendees can share their remote work stories, technologies, and best practices.
Amidst the more structured elements of the conference, they look forward to setting an environment for friendly and stimulating conversation, great food, and fun!+Telecommuting, Remote, and Distributed (TRaD) Works Conference 2016 @ Fairmont Washington D.C. (all-day)
−The 2016 “What Women Want” Conference (all-day) @ New YorkJun 10 – Jun 12
Join What Women Want 2016, as they gather Great Girlfriends from around the world and create a summit space where we can share conversation, be ignited with passion, initiate change and progress in our everyday lives. They will celebrate friendship, meet new girlfriends, and ultimately lead life at a new level.
From launching a business, developing life strategies, or taking your existing relationships to the next level, you will be connecting with like minded Great Girlfriends while hearing insights from a diverse range of experts that just so happen to also be amazing girlfriends! This experience will be a game changer for all women who believe in the power of friendship.
Don’t miss this 3 day event filled with electrifying panels, stimulating workshops, energetic dance breaks, exciting speakers, beautiful moments, and more! You’ll leave this conference feeling invigorated and ignited by the experience, moving all of your relationships to the next level! Come and join for a celebration of life, love, laughter, and EVERYTHING in between!+The 2016 “What Women Want” Conference @ New York (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)
−2016 Judson Women’s Leadership Conference @ Georgia World Congress Center7:00 am – 5:00 pm
The JCI Foundation was created to help young women achieve greatness in their lives through thought leadership, positive mentorship, and education enabling them to build a lifetime of fulfillment.
A full day conference designed to create a great learning environment to share and analyze the unique strengths, challenges, and opportunities facing women. Participants will discover powerful strategies to move their leadership forward as they interact with peers and deepen understandings of the practices of successful women. There will be unique opportunities for networking, mentoring, and leadership development between attendees and the C-level executives, best selling authors, and successful leaders who will be a part of this year’s event.
For additional information following on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thejcifoundation+7:00 am2016 Judson Women’s Leadership Conference @ Georgia World Congress Center
−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)
−Podcast Movement 2016 @ Hyatt Regency Chicago5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Who is Podcast Movement for?
Anyone who is currently involved with, or looking to get into, podcasting and the podcast industry. With the help of over 100 speakers from the best podcasts and the most successful podcast networks and companies, taking part in over 80 different sessions, we try our best to have all our podcasting bases covered.
It features sessions specifically focused on getting you started the RIGHT way. From basic technical sessions regarding equipment, software and editing, to masters teaching you the best way to craft a story or conduct an interview, PM16 is for you.
Even the best podcasters recognize there are things they need to improve on. That’s why we’re bringing in the best podcasters and industry professionals to help you fill the gaps and take things up a notch. Whether you’re looking to refine your production techniques or looking for new and different ways to monetize your art, we’ll have dozens of sessions for you to pick from.
The Podcast Movement evolution will be most apparent on our industry track. This year we are excited to feature a large selection of sessions and panels geared towards “behind the scenes teams” and industry professionals. The most successful networks, statistic providers, ad sellers and buyers, and everything in between will be sharing what has been working (and what hasn’t) in the past year, and what they are doing for the future. We’ve put a lot of focus on this, and it’s going to rock!
This year’s hall will feature over 40 podcast specific software, hardware and technology companies that will be applicable to everyone at the event. If they are relevant in the space, you’ll most likely find them here all week!
FULL SCHEDULE IS COMING SOON! HERE IS AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
Wednesday, July 6
9am: LiveStream MasterClass – Periscope Blab & SnapChat
9am-3pm: PMx (TED-like talks for podcasters) – FREE EVENT
5pm-7pm: Welcome Party & Red Carpet Ceremony
7pm-9pm: Academy of Podcasters Awards – More details to come!
Thursday, July 7
9am-11am: Keynote Talks from our featured speakers
11am-6pm: Breakout sessions and panel discussions – 35+ to choose from!
7pm-9pm: Podcast Therapy (Presented by Third Coast) & one more exciting stage show!
Friday, July 8
9am-3pm: Breakout sessions and panel discussions – 35+ to choose from!
3pm-5pm: Keynote Talks from our featured speakers
5pm-???: Informal fun events for anyone sticking around!
+5:00 pmPodcast Movement 2016 @ Hyatt Regency Chicago
−2016 Wonder Women Tech Conference @ Long Beach Convention Center9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wonder Women Tech (WWT) is a conference franchise and series of educational programming and initiatives that highlights, educates, and celebrates women and diversity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) innovation and entrepreneurialism. Their conferences and programming offer a variety of speakers, panel discussions, coding classes, community inclusion activities and other dynamic initiatives geared towards empowering women and girls.
They will explore areas in:
Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, Startups/Startup Culture, Female Founders, Diversity and Inclusion, Social Innovation, Aerospace, Bioengineering, Engineering, Eco-Tech, Robotics, Mathematics, Leadership, Closing the Gender Gap, Pioneers in Tech, Space exploration, Future of Travel, Mobility, Automotive Innovation, The Intersection between Arts and STEM, Healthcare technology, Sports technology, and more.
Our mission is to ‘disrupt the conference model’ and create a shift in diversity and inclusion within STEAM industries by offering revolutionary content and impactful discussions that will further the development of women, girls and diversity as innovators.
Our conferences will support and facilitate a community driven Wonder Women Tech Week leading up to the Wonder Women Tech Conference, where strategic partners can host their own satellite events during WWT week.
Inclusivity is one of their primary drivers and we intend to offer as many engagement opportunities to as many socioeconomically disparate audiences as possible. Their Junior Innovation Camp/Wonder Girls Camp is provided at no cost to participants, and engages students ages 8 to 12 and ages 13 to 17 years old with courses that teach coding, film making, game development, DIY projects and age appropriate entrepreneurship.
Their WWT Immersion program pairs our Sponsors and Partners with their attendees and online community network with mentorship and ‘Job Shadow’ opportunities. The Wonder Women Tech Ambassador program creates a cross promotional partnership and engagement platform between their strategic partners and the WWT community. Their WWT Learning Center within their conferences teaches women and students seeking to either change careers or learn a new skill, how to code and/or build games. They offer a WWT Career Fair which allows conference attendees and registered guests to attend a career fair which will feature booths from our sponsor/partners who are actively looking for talent in STEAM, and provide an opportunity for attendees to secure opportunities for job placement and internships.
They also partner with cities like Long Beach, Los Angeles, and universities like Arizona State University and other organizations to offer Wonder Women Hacks and Hacks 4 Humanity hackathon programming, which allows developers, visionaries, technologists, UX designers and creatives to build mobile apps that will impact women and girls, or contribute to the Social Good.
Our 2016 conference theme is #WeArePioneers and they will explore the next frontier in Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Math and Innovation and highlight the women who have paved the way for future generations in STEAM! Primary programming will occur on July 16th & 17th from 9AM to 5PM at the Long Beach Convention Center. They will host conference opening and closing parties during the evenings of July 15th & 17th (Venue and Times TBA). The City of Long Beach has made a commitment to sponsor the Wonder Women Tech Conference for the next three years, 2016 through 2018 and we look forward to expanding our vision Internationally!+9:00 am2016 Wonder Women Tech Conference @ Long Beach Convention Center
−2016 Blogging While Brown Conference @ The Marvin Center5:30 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, they will hold conference sessions on Saturday and Sunday instead of Friday and Saturday. They 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+5:30 pm2016 Blogging While Brown Conference @ The Marvin Center
−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)
−Sixth Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference @ Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort8:00 am – 5:00 pm
We are pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference. The conference will focus on educating and motivating dynamic Women of Color to lead more effectively.
This conference will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The North Broward County Chapter of the Links, Inc.; the Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Zeta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., would like to invite you to be a part of this event.
We hope you will join us for this tremendous opportunity to promote, encourage and cultivate women leaders of color.+8:00 amSixth Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference @ Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
−11th Annual Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Fall Symposium: Cracking the Confidence Code – What Women Need to Know @ Tampa Hilton Downtown7:30 am – 3:30 pm
The 11th Annual Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Fall Symposium celebrates women who are transformational leaders through their volunteer, professional and philanthropic contributions. This half-day event (which has sold out since 2013) includes a networking breakfast, concurrent sessions, and a dynamic lunchtime keynote address by New York Times bestselling author and Peabody, Emmy, and DuPont Award-winning television journalist Claire Shipman. Claire will be speaking on topics from her best-selling book The Confidence Code: The Art and Science of Self-Assurance—and What Women Need to Know, an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their career and life.+7:30 am11th Annual Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Fall Symposium: Cracking the Confidence Code – What Women Need to Know @ Tampa Hilton Downtown
−The 3% Conference (all-day) @ The Manhattan CenterNov 3 – Nov 4
Launched on September 27, 2012 in San Francisco, the 3% Conference has exploded into a 2-day, 800-person event in New York City, multi-city road shows throughout the year, a vibrant online community on multiple social platforms, a student scholarship fund, a creative award, and a business blog to support the crusade.
Our mission is to support more female creative leadership in advertising agencies because:
+The 3% Conference @ The Manhattan Center (all-day)
- Female consumers deserve to be marketed to from a place of understanding
- Brands deserve to not have their marketing budgets wasted in a 97% testro-fest
- Everyone – especially children — deserve a healthier media diet in the 3,000 ads they consume daily