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Agenda

  1. Sep
    24
    Wed

    1. Chicago: Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop @ Harry S. Truman College
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Participants will learn the purposes and parts of a resume with samples, then be provided assistance in crafting one. Final resumes will be sent to business experts for review and feedback to each participant.

      Click here to register.

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      2:00 pm
      Chicago: Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop @ Harry S. Truman College
    2. COMMUNITY YOGA IN BUSHNELL PARK @ Bushnell Park
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free yoga in Bushnell Park on Monday nights. This is awesome for many reasons, but here are two: 1) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK and 2) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK FOLLOWED BY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ!

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free community yoga classes in Bushnell Park, Elizabeth Park and Colt Park through October 15. The weekly schedule is Mondays at 5:30pm in Bushnell Park with Liz, Wednesdays at 5:30pm in Elizabeth Park with Lauren and Sundays at 10am in Colt Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, a mat or towel, and wear clothing that will not restrict movement.

      Read more about Downtown Yoga here!

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      5:30 pm
      COMMUNITY YOGA IN BUSHNELL PARK @ Bushnell Park
    3. Young and Ambitious Speaker Series: Making our Mark in Chicago’s Media & Communications Scene @ Daystar Education Association
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Join the National Association of Black Journalists Chicago Chapter as they host a forum that focuses on Media and Communications.

      The forum will be moderated by Hermene Hartman, founder and publisher of N’Digo Magazine. Other confirmed speakers include:

      Kyra Kyles, Editorial Director for JET Magazine.

      Camron Smith, Sports Anchor for CBS 2 Chicago

      Tanikia Nicole Thompson, Creator of Lifestyle Blog “Nikki and the City”

      Tisha Lewis, Reporter for Fox 32 Chicago

      David Rudd, Director of Corporate and Community Communications with University of Chicago Medicine

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      6:00 pm
      Young and Ambitious Speaker Series: Making our Mark in Chicago’s Media & Communications Scene @ Daystar Education Association
    4. ColorComm Presents: Where Fashion & Communications Intersect @ Toyota North America
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      6:30 pm
      ColorComm Presents: Where Fashion & Communications Intersect @ Toyota North America
    5. NAMIC NY SUBWAY SERIES MIXER @ Pergola Restaurant Bar and Lounge
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      NAMIC (National Association for Multi- Ethnicity in Communication) PRESENTS:

      SUBWAY SERIES MIXER

      Catch up with industry contacts at the next Subway Series Mixer!

       

      Enjoy an evening of conversation and connection at Pergola in Manhattan. Catch up with industry friends and meet new ones!

       

      This event is open to both NAMIC members and non-Members.

      Wednesday, September 24, 2014 

      6:30pm – 8:30pm

       

      Pergola Restaurant Bar and Lounge

      36 West 28th Street (between Avenue of the Americas and Broadway)

      New York, NY 10001

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      6:30 pm
      NAMIC NY SUBWAY SERIES MIXER @ Pergola Restaurant Bar and Lounge
  2. Sep
    25
    Thu

    1. Blog Elevated Conference (all-day) @ Moody Gardens, in tropical Galveston, TX
      Sep 25 – Sep 27

      Blog Elevated will to help you take your blog to the next level.  Created by the founders of #HoustonBloggers and #TXBloggers, we know how to build a supportive community and mentor bloggers.

      We’re giving you the skills to create a real business out of your blog at Blog Elevated. Whether you blog as a hobby but would like to make some money, or you are a seasoned blogger already earning a steady income, we’ll give you the skills you need to be successful.

      We’re bringing a variety of experts into our sessions, from bloggers to business owners to CPAs and lawyers.  We’ll be teaching about all aspects of blogging.

      Technical:

      • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
      • Google Analytics
      • Ebooks
      • Creating story arcs to capture readers’ interest

      Partnering with Brands:

      • Hosting successful Twitter parties
      • How to Pitch
      • What to Charge

      Business:

      • Copyright law
      • Time management
      • Small Business Basics
      • Taxes

      Social Media:

      • YouTube
      • Pinterest
      • G+

      …and more!

      Don’t worry, we’re not all work and no play.  Blog Elevated 2014 will be held at the fantasticMoody Gardens Hotel.  You will be surrounded by tropical vistas and entertainment you can’t find anywhere else, and all Blog Elevated Attendees will be able to purchase a full pass to all attractions at the special price of $43 for as long as you are staying at the hotel!

      Sign up for our emails to be the first to know when the 2014 date and venue in Houston is announced.

      For full details and to purchase tickets, click here. 

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      Blog Elevated Conference @ Moody Gardens, in tropical Galveston, TX (all-day)
    2. The Influence Conference 2014
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      We do not have official dates or location for The Influence Conference 2014, but we know it will be in the fall in Indianapolis, IN. We are only releasing 40 tickets for presale!

      For more details, click here.

      Have questions about The Influence Conference 2014 – September 25-27? Contact The Influence Network

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      7:00 pm
      The Influence Conference 2014
  3. Sep
    26
    Fri

    1. TECHmunch Atlanta @ Monday Night Brewing Monday Night Brewing
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      TECHmunch, the food blogger conference sweeping North America, is heading to Atlanta to serve up tasty strategies for food blogger success! The TECHmunch conference will inspire food bloggers of every level and provide the ingredients you need to succeed and pursue your passion.

      Topics include the latest tools and tactics for food bloggers to create great content, build buzz, grow an audience and profit financially from all their hard work. The focus is on practical, hands-on information that bloggers can use from day-one to take their blogs to the next level.

      Who’s involved? TECHmunch was created by BakeSpace.com Founder Babette Pepaj (@bakespace) and co-host of the live online food show #KitchenParty on Google+. TECHmunch Atlanta is co-produced by Nichelle Stephens (@niche), Founder of Cupcakes Take the Cake. We’re proud to also announce TECHmunch Atlanta is teaming up with The Atlanta Food Bloggers Society (atlantafoodbloggersociety.com) who will help shape our programming.

      To register to attend, click here.

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      10:00 am
      TECHmunch Atlanta @ Monday Night Brewing Monday Night Brewing
    2. Alt For Everyone! — Digital Conference
      1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

      Alt offers a completely-online conference: Alt For Everyone!

      We know not all of you can travel to our events in New York, San Francisco and Salt Lake City, so we bring all the benefits of Alt to your laptop. Yes, you’ll get the informative classes, a world-class keynote, a social meet-up — and even a goodie bag delivered straight to your door. And you won’t even have to stress about what you’re going to wear!

      Alt for Everyone will take place on September 26th, 27th and 28th. Three full days of programming! You can spread your classes out like you would at a traditional conference or pack them all into one day, if you need to manage your work schedule or babysitter availability. The conference will sell out so don’t wait to buy your ticket.

      For the registration price of $135, you’ll get to attend:

      - 7 online classes of your choice

      - 1 online keynote session

      - 1 virtual social meet-up

      And don’t forget, a box full of goodies will show up in your mailbox as well!

      Check out the schedule from our May 2013 Alt for Everyone here.

      Registration will open in August. Watch the newsletter for more details.

       

      What is Alt for Everyone?

      Alt for Everyone is the online version of the amazing Alt Summit Conferences you have come to love. Classes are taught by your favorite talented bloggers, and are brought to you by fantastic sponsors you’ve been dying to meet  — just like at Alt. As an added perk, you’ll even receive a box of gifts — think of it as your conference goody bag — mailed right to your door.

      Classes are taught live and are limited to 100 participants, so you are guaranteed to have a great experience. You can see the teacher, ask questions and even chat with other attendees. But no one can see you, so feel free to attend in your pjs — no fashion worries here!

      If you have taken our Alt Channel classes in the past, Alt for Everyone is on the same platform. The conference format means we’ve sought out the best content and teachers out there. Just like at our in-person events, Alt For Everyone speaking spots are coveted. Which means we can offer you the best of the best.

      For $135, you’ll be able to register for 1 keynote, 7 classes, and 1 meet-up of your choice. The best part? Flexibility. You can spread your classes over 2 or 3 days, or you can take them all on one day, if that suits your schedule better.

      We’re delighted to present this innovative conference format, and we’re working hard to make it a spectacular event. We hope you’ll join us!

      For more details, click here.

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      1:15 pm
      Alt For Everyone! — Digital Conference
  4. Sep
    27
    Sat

    1. 6th Annual Love Your Body 5K Run and Walk @ West Hartford Reservoir
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Registration is now open! Sign up online by following this link: http://now-ct.org/loveyourbody5k/

      Join us for our 6th Annual Love Your Body 5K Run and Walk, hosted by the CT National Organization for Women Foundation. This unique race makes a difference in the lives of its participants by creating an empowering, non-judgmental environment where all participants, male and female, are encouraged to reject society’s health and beauty standards and love themselves just as they are. 

      The first 200 participants registered will receive a Love Your Body 5K t-shirt. Additionally, the first 100 participants who register will get free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream!

      We’ll have complimentary, pre-race yoga again this year, beginning at 9:30 AM. 

      If you don’t want to walk or run, consider volunteering! Email Brett at brettamaddux@gmail.com for more info.

      Register here!

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      10:00 am
      6th Annual Love Your Body 5K Run and Walk @ West Hartford Reservoir
  5. Sep
    29
    Mon

    1. COMMUNITY YOGA IN BUSHNELL PARK @ Bushnell Park
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free yoga in Bushnell Park on Monday nights. This is awesome for many reasons, but here are two: 1) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK and 2) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK FOLLOWED BY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ!

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free community yoga classes in Bushnell Park, Elizabeth Park and Colt Park through October 15. The weekly schedule is Mondays at 5:30pm in Bushnell Park with Liz, Wednesdays at 5:30pm in Elizabeth Park with Lauren and Sundays at 10am in Colt Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, a mat or towel, and wear clothing that will not restrict movement.

      Read more about Downtown Yoga here!

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      5:30 pm
      COMMUNITY YOGA IN BUSHNELL PARK @ Bushnell Park
  6. Sep
    30
    Tue

    1. HowTo Conference San Francisco (all-day) @ Hotel Kabuki - a Joie de Vivre Hotel
      Sep 30 – Oct 1

      Women 2.0 HowTo Conference San Francisco, September 30 - October 1, 2014

      Register Now!

      • Yoky Matsuoka
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      • Sara-Haider
      • Laura Klein
      • Josh Elman of Greylock Partners
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      Want to know HowTo?

      HowTo envision. HowTo build. HowTo scale, build alliances, understand data, grow a team. And above all:HowTo succeed.

      Women 2.0 HowTo is the one-stop place to drill deep into the key issues facing entrepreneurs today – all in a supportive, fast-paced environment that puts you face-to-face with leading innovators, proven business builders, and inspiring people like YOU who are ready to build their dreams.With high-impact speakers ready to share their stories and successes, panels sharing insight into real-world strategies, and mentorship sessions offering real-time coaching, HowTo offers two full days of tech insight and expertise for tech professionals, investors, executives, designers, marketers, engineers, or anyone with an entrepreneurial dream.

      You’ll learn:

      • HowTo test and validate a business concept
      • What it takes to attract engineering talent
      • HowTo build followers and grow your market
      • What exit strategies will validate your success
      • HowTo build a winning team
      • …and much more

      Thanks to Companies Fueling Change with Us

      • MasterCard
      • Pronq by HPAlthea
      • Creative Age LeadershipFemgineer
      • sponsor-change-new
      • Brainstorm
      • Speakers
      • Tech Yoga
      • Keynotes

      Previous Speakers

      • soraya
      • tsai
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      • holly-150x150
      • ff_caterina_fake_f
      • sandy
      • taskrabbit
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      HowTo Conference San Francisco @ Hotel Kabuki - a Joie de Vivre Hotel (all-day)
  7. Oct
    1
    Wed

    1. The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) Summit | Reinventing The Way Stories Are Told (all-day) @ New York City
      Oct 1 – Oct 2


      The Future of StoryTelling is an invitation only, two-day gathering of technology, media, and communications visionaries from around the world. The summit is designed to put participants in direct contact with the most vital ideas, people, and technologies that are shaping the way we tell stories.

      So, how can you attend? You can apply for an invite: here.

      Or, if you are 25/under you can apply to become a fellow: here.

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      The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) Summit | Reinventing The Way Stories Are Told @ New York City (all-day)
    2. COMMUNITY YOGA IN BUSHNELL PARK @ Bushnell Park
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free yoga in Bushnell Park on Monday nights. This is awesome for many reasons, but here are two: 1) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK and 2) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK FOLLOWED BY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ!

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free community yoga classes in Bushnell Park, Elizabeth Park and Colt Park through October 15. The weekly schedule is Mondays at 5:30pm in Bushnell Park with Liz, Wednesdays at 5:30pm in Elizabeth Park with Lauren and Sundays at 10am in Colt Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, a mat or towel, and wear clothing that will not restrict movement.

      Read more about Downtown Yoga here!

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    3. Freelance Writing: A Course with Theresa Sullivan Barger @ Mark Twain House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      This six-week course is about the business and craft of freelance writing, starting with finding ideas, selecting the right outlet and crafting pitches that sell. We’ll cover query letters, how to become your editors’ go-to writer and how to advance your writing career.

      We’ll address:  making a living; avoiding slave wages; finding writing work; dealing with rejection – a fact of life for writers; essential tools of the trade; social media for writers; maximizing tax deductions and time-management. We’ll look at the pros and cons of being a specialist vs. a generalist and choosing the path that’s best for you. No matter where you are in your writing career, this class will help you move forward.

      Theresa Sullivan Barger, a former staff writer and editor for The Hartford Courant, is an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Yankee, The Huffington Post, AARP, The Saturday Evening Post, Center for Public Integrity, Yale Public Health, The Conference Board, CFO, CT Health Investigative Team, AAA Horizons, Hartford Business Journal, Seasons and many others.  A communication consultant, she also writes and edits mission statements, strategic plans, grants, white papers, blogs and website copy. She led a freelance writing workshop in 2013 for The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Sunday Afternoon Writers’ Workshop series.

      To register for this course, email Director of Writing Julia Pistell at julia.pistell@marktwainhouse.org.

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  8. Oct
    3
    Fri

    1. Denver: Tour Women’s Bean Project @ Women's Bean Project Headquarters
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Women’s Bean Project is a nationally-recognized social enterprise that has created transitional employment in gourmet food and jewelry manufacturing for chronically unemployed and impoverished women for 25 years. Our business is designed to provide immediate income, arrange support services to overcome barriers to employment, and teach the job readiness and life skills needed to find and keep employment.

      Products made by Women’s Bean Project over the last 25 years include handcrafted, limited-edition jewelry and gourmet food items for bean soup, chili, cookies and brownies, corn bread, dips, mixes, salsas, gluten-free items, and more. Products are sold through our website, as well as through various online retailers and stores across the United States.

      Come on September 5th, (or any other first Friday of the month) to see the women at work, get a tour of our facility and join them for lunch. This is a great opportunity to sample products, learn about the history of Women’s Bean Project, hear from the CEO, shop in thier store and so much more!

      To learn more, click here.

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    2. Denver: Feminist First Fridays @ Science Building, room 1086
      12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

      Metropolitan State University’s Institute for Women’s Studies and Services will host Feminist First Fridays—a forum for presenting and discussing feminist research and creative works-in-progress across disciplines and an occasion for feminist scholars on campus to come together. The first Friday of every month, join scholars devoted to the study of women and gender issues, critical race questions, and social justice; meetings will include a research presentation, discussion, and the opportunity to network and explore ideas for collaboration and future work.

      Come meet and get to know the diverse and rich community of feminist scholars on the Auraria campus!

      If you are interested in presenting your work at a future meeting, please contact: Kim Klimek klimekk@msudenver.edu or Virginia McCarver vmccarve@msudenver.edu

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  9. Oct
    4
    Sat

    1. TEDxBrookings @ Performing Arts Center
      8:00 am – 3:30 pm

      TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future.

      The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers.  This year’s speakers include CEO Reece Kurtenbach of Daktronics, Writer Cory Heidelberger, President and CEO Shane Waslaski of Intelligent InSites, and more.

      For a complete list of speakers, click here.
      To purchase tickets, click here.

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    2. Colorado Black Women for Political Action Annual Luncheon @ The Renaissance Denver Hotel
      11:30 am – 1:30 pm

      During the 35th Annual “Tribute to Black Women” luncheon, six outstanding Black women and one youth will be honored for their achievements in the community in the categories of: Arts, Business, Community Service, Education, Politics, Legends and the Youth.

      The event will also feature Keynote Speaker Delores Pressley, a dynamic motivational speaker, author of “Oh, Yes You Can”, “Clean Out the Closet of Your Life” and “Believe in the Power of You”; founder of the “Born Successful Institute” and CEO of DeLores Pressley Worldwide.

      For more information and to purchase a ticket, click here.

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    3. The Perfect Pitch: A Workshop in Publicity for Writers @ Mark Twain House
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Writing your book was the easy part. Now the REAL work begins.  Selling it!

      Even if you’re fortunate enough to have a publisher paying the freight, there will be no one better than you to promote it. In today’s changing publishing landscape, the author goes from writer to salesperson just as soon as the books come back from the printer. It’s expected that you will do much of the heavy lifting (not the boxes, silly. The publicity.) It’s the new normal. And that’s a good thing, because no one wants your book to succeed more than you. With a little direction, you can do a better job than they ever could telling your story.

      In the words of instructor Mike Morin:

      I will get you up to speed on how to engage radio and TV broadcasters and get them excited about interviewing you and giving you free advertising that you could never afford to buy.

      Not only am I an author but I have been a radio and TV host for over 40 years. I’m one of the few people who can work both sides of the process. I am approached to interview guests AND I have asked to be interviewed on my own behalf. I know the secrets of both parts of this equation. It’s not rocket science. But I can share some inside knowledge if you’re willing to be persistent. I am a career broadcaster who’s worked in New York City, Boston and New Hampshire. My book is Fifty Shades of Radio – True Stories of a Morning Radio Guy Being Wired, Tired and Fired. I’m also a humor columnist, magazine writer and have been published in the Boston Globe and Chicken Soup for the Soul books.


      To register, email Director of Writing Julia Pistell at julia.pistell@marktwainhouse.org.

       

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    4. Smart Brown Girls | Sip, Wit & Chat Hosted by Jouelzy @ Dumbo | Sky - #903
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      sip, wit and chat - smart brown girls

       

      To purchase tickets, click here.

      Jouelzy Presents:

      Smart Brown Girls | Sip, Wit & Chat

      Saturday, October 4th 2014 from 5pm – 8pm | Sponsored by Natural Girls Rock

      Dumbo Sky
      10 Jay St, Suite 903 Brooklyn, New York 11201

      A culture-commentator, author, 4C natural-hair advocate and leader of the Smart Brown Girl movement, Jouelzy is known for her honesty and dry humor. She has cultivated a steadfast following of 150,000+ women who enjoy her fresh personality, well-read snark and sassy confidence.

      The Event:

      Sip, Wit & Chat at Dumbo Sky will be an evening of fun, laughter and discovery. The night features a vendor show with local business owners, refreshments to stimulate the taste buds and an engaging panel featuring successful African-American female executives from differing backgrounds discussingHow to be Vulnerable in the Face of the Strong Black Woman Archetype.

      This is a night of networking and fun you DO NOT want to miss. Get your tickets early before the event is sold out.

      Dress code: Business Chic

      Panelists:

      Zoe Zeigler

      Zoé Zeigler is an integrated marketing and communications expert with nearly a decade of experience at top global brands ranging from Toyota to Teen Vogue.

      As Executive Director for ColorComm in NYC – the nation’s premier professional organization specifically for women of color in communications – Zoé designs first-class opportunities for influential women to meet, network and foster lasting relationships with other leaders across the communications industry. Her leadership and public relations expertise has earned the organization coverage in top media outlets, including Black Enterprise and Essence.

      A firm believer that being fiercely stylish and progressing in the professional world come hand-in-hand, Zoé is also the founder of CurlzAndTheCity.com, a personal style and lifestyle destination chronicling one curly girl’s style and everyday adventures in The Big Apple.

      jovian-irvin

      Jovian Zayne Irvin has always been a change agent and at an early age became a leader among her peers– serving in key leadership positions through school; leading her to become the first African American woman to be elected as Senior Class President at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a successful career in corporate marketing, she transitioned to the non-profit sector where she is now a senior leader at Teach For America. As a Managing Director of Talent Recruitment and Strategy, Jovian focuses on human capital, professional, and leadership development. Jovian was previously named to Hello Beautiful’s 30 under 30 list, and is an Official Chasemaster for Janelle Monáe and The Wondaland Arts Society. She is a IGNITE leadership fellow with NYU’s Wagner Graduate School for Public Service and a frequent host, moderator, and panelist on issues regarding professional development and empowerment. In addition to numerous other engagements, she has been a featured speaker at The Clinton Foundation and Columbia University. A woman clear about her purpose, Jovian Zayne is powerful force and uses her unique skills as a leader to fuel the growth and development of all around her.

      kim-foster

      Kimberly is the Founder and Editor of For Harriet. For Harriet is digital community for women of African ancestry that encourages women, through storytelling an journalism, to engage in candid, revelatory dialogue about the beauty and complexity of Black womanhood. For Harriet has been spotlighted by a number of platforms including the New York Times, Ebony.com, and NPR, Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in African American studies from Harvard University.

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  10. Oct
    6
    Mon

    1. COMMUNITY YOGA IN BUSHNELL PARK @ Bushnell Park
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free yoga in Bushnell Park on Monday nights. This is awesome for many reasons, but here are two: 1) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK and 2) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK FOLLOWED BY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ!

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free community yoga classes in Bushnell Park, Elizabeth Park and Colt Park through October 15. The weekly schedule is Mondays at 5:30pm in Bushnell Park with Liz, Wednesdays at 5:30pm in Elizabeth Park with Lauren and Sundays at 10am in Colt Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, a mat or towel, and wear clothing that will not restrict movement.

      Read more about Downtown Yoga here!

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  11. Oct
    7
    Tue

    1. Social Media for Writers – Hartford @ Mark Twain House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      In this 4-day class, Caitlin will cover individual platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs and more. You’ll walk away with a better sense of how each social media platform works, and how they all connect to each other. You’ll also walk away with the beginnings of a social media strategy, whether it be for your business or organization, or for your personal branding. The class will cover content calendars, and content creation and curation. Come with your questions, and your laptops!

      Caitlin Thayer has been using social media since 2003. She has helped various non-profits and businesses in the Hartford community learn how to use social media effectively to build and support their community. Caitlin was recently named a Hartford Business Journal 40 Under 40 winner, and has been featured in Hartford Magazine as “Hartford County’s Young Achievers” and in an article about Young Entrepreneurs.

       To register, call (860) 280-3130 or click here.

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  12. Oct
    8
    Wed

    1. COMMUNITY YOGA IN BUSHNELL PARK @ Bushnell Park
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free yoga in Bushnell Park on Monday nights. This is awesome for many reasons, but here are two: 1) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK and 2) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK FOLLOWED BY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ!

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free community yoga classes in Bushnell Park, Elizabeth Park and Colt Park through October 15. The weekly schedule is Mondays at 5:30pm in Bushnell Park with Liz, Wednesdays at 5:30pm in Elizabeth Park with Lauren and Sundays at 10am in Colt Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, a mat or towel, and wear clothing that will not restrict movement.

      Read more about Downtown Yoga here!

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      COMMUNITY YOGA IN BUSHNELL PARK @ Bushnell Park
    2. Freelance Writing: A Course with Theresa Sullivan Barger @ Mark Twain House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      This six-week course is about the business and craft of freelance writing, starting with finding ideas, selecting the right outlet and crafting pitches that sell. We’ll cover query letters, how to become your editors’ go-to writer and how to advance your writing career.

      We’ll address:  making a living; avoiding slave wages; finding writing work; dealing with rejection – a fact of life for writers; essential tools of the trade; social media for writers; maximizing tax deductions and time-management. We’ll look at the pros and cons of being a specialist vs. a generalist and choosing the path that’s best for you. No matter where you are in your writing career, this class will help you move forward.

      Theresa Sullivan Barger, a former staff writer and editor for The Hartford Courant, is an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Yankee, The Huffington Post, AARP, The Saturday Evening Post, Center for Public Integrity, Yale Public Health, The Conference Board, CFO, CT Health Investigative Team, AAA Horizons, Hartford Business Journal, Seasons and many others.  A communication consultant, she also writes and edits mission statements, strategic plans, grants, white papers, blogs and website copy. She led a freelance writing workshop in 2013 for The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Sunday Afternoon Writers’ Workshop series.

      To register for this course, email Director of Writing Julia Pistell at julia.pistell@marktwainhouse.org.

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  13. Oct
    9
    Thu

    1. Emerging Women Live 2014 (all-day) @ Sheraton Hotel Times Square 811 7th Ave New York, New York 10019 United States
      Oct 9 – Oct 12

      In the media, in our circles of friends, authors, leaders, CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs, politicians – more and more women are assuming leadership roles in society. Of course, we have seen this as a steady trend with various peaks since women’s suffrage and the birth of feminism in the early 20th century.

      So what is unique about now? Today, we no longer have to compromise our femininity in order to be successful. Up until very (very) recently, the metrics for success in business had little regard for feminine attributes such as empathy, compassion, collaboration and heart. But that paradigm is crumbling. If “success” only benefits a handful of people without uplifting everyone, it isn’t really success. If the cost of a profitable bottom line is the sustainability of our community and world, that’s not worth it. As women lead the way through an authentic expression of who we are, by leveraging feminine virtues instead of burying them, we will create a more integrated world where the best of the masculine and the feminine work in harmony.

      With feminine power on the rise, many women are feeling called to create a new kind of work life – one where we can be fully expressed and supported in our lifestyle choices. With technology made more accessible every day, the barriers to starting and growing a business are shrinking, and many women are choosing entrepreneurship as a path to a career of meaning and purpose, creative expression and financial success. Other women in leadership or executive positions are using this paradigm shift to influence change in “the how” of doing business within companies or organizations.

      Emerging Women Live aims to support and propel this emerging movement by helping women to harness the power of the feminine, rock our businesses, and create a new paradigm for success.

      Click here to get your ticket.

       

       

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    2. Succeeding in Silicon Valley – A Night at The Tech Museum of Innovation @ The Tech Museum of Innovation
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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  14. Oct
    10
    Fri

    1. L2: LEARN – LEAD: LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE @ Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      LAZ Parking, HEDCO INC, PCC Technology Group, & The McMikle Group Present:

      L2: LEARN – LEAD: LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

      Join us on Friday October 10, 2014, from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM for an exciting leadership conference, headlining global leadership expert, best-selling author, and speaker John. C. Maxwell.

      L2 is a power-packed half-day event designed to IGNITE the passion of attending leaders and INSPIRE them to lead higher with PURPOSE, EXCELLENCE, and ACTION.

      Learn directly from John C. Maxwell, recognized six years in a row as the #1leadership expert in the world. Be among the first to hear John Maxwell’s teaching of the materials from his soon to be released book, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions.

      Listen as Tim Sanders, former Yahoo executive, teaches how to develop unbreakable confidence and design a successful leadership culture.

      Learn more about the people side of leadership – it’s not just a numbers game; it is a talent game. Discover modern day secrets to delivering excellent customer experience.

      Learn from the creative marketing genius and AFLAC Duck creator, Linda Kaplan Thaler, as she teaches you and your team how to bring G.R.I.T. (guts, resiliency, industriousness & tenacity) to your business.

      REGISTRATION INCLUDES LUNCH (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)

      LEADERSHIP THINK TANK

      Participate in the conference’s Leadership Think Tank (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM), featuring a panel of local business and community leaders. The think tank panel includes: Alan Lazowski, Chairman & CEO – LAZ PArking; Samuel C. Hamilton, Executive Director – HEDCO, Inc., Joelle Murchison, Vice Presdent, Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion – The Travelers Companies Inc.; Marilyn Alverio, CEO – Ethnic Marketing Solutions; Jerry Long, President & CEO – PCC Technology Group. The panel will be moderated by John Motley, Owner – John Motley Consulting. The leadership think tank is interactive in nature and will allow audience participation.

      Register here!

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    2. Pop Up Shop, Meet Stella & Dot Coffee Chat & Opportunity Event @ Buckland Hills Maill - Near Barnes & Noble
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      You’re invited to Meet Stella & Dot and enjoy a Pop Up Shop!

      Join us to learn about becoming a Stella & Dot Stylist and owning your very own innovative social-selling fashion accessories business!

       Come learn about the opportunity… with the launch of our BRAND new collection and an amazing brand growth on the horizon, our stylist opportunity is greater than ever before.

      If you are interested in doing 1-2 trunk shows a month and earning a few hundred dollars OR creating a 6-figure income by building and leading a large sales team… there is an incredible opportunity to make this business exactly what you want it to be.

      **RSVP prior and I’ll bring you a piece of Stella & Dot as a thank you!**

      Come find out how your $199 investment can lead you to over $1000 in free product and your investment back in your pocket with one trunk show!

      Register here!

       Know someone who might be interested in the opportunity? Bring her along!

      It’s always more fun to do this with a friend or family member!

      Learn more about the Stella & Dot story!

       www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtUPngQOWRE&feature=youtu.be

      NOW HIRING! 

      Love accessories?  Looking to earn extra money? Want a free vacation from just ‘working’ one night a week?  Now searching for potential stylists to join my internationally successful team this fall selling season.  Must have a love for fashion, a positive attitude, be personable and coachable.  Please RSVP or visit www.stelladot.com/naomiperk to learn more about this fabulous opportunity!  Know someone who might be interested?  Please send them along…Referrals Rewarded!

       __________________________________________________

      Come see what all the buzz is about!

      As featured in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, this hyper growth company is enabling a new kind of success for busy women with a professional, flexible, profitable home based business. Come along, even bring an interested friend or two, to learn about starting your own part or full time career as a Stella & Dot Stylist at this informal Opportunity Event.

       A little about my journey with Stella & Dot

      It’s been almost four years since I became a stylist with Stella & Dot. Every bit of the journey has been a blessing. This past year I was #8 in Sponsoring for Stella & Dot for North America, have been top 10 in Sponsorship for two years, and have earned 4 Glam Getaway trips to fabulous places such as Mexico, Bahamas, and Tucson. Leading a team of over 100 smart and business savvy women is something I never thought I would be doing however I feel as if I’ve received an MBA education from our CEO, Jessica Herrin and our VP of training, Danielle Redner.  The stylist community, the Home Office support and training, the passion and celebration of my efforts and that of my team are top notch and rewarding on so many levels. None of this would have even been possible had I not just thought to give the stylist opportunity a try and I cannot wait to share this opportunity with you- my number one priority is passing it onto my team and helping their businesses launch, succeed and thrive!

      ** Cannot make this time?

      Contact me and we can set up a time to meet or chat on the phone to coordinate a date/time that works with your schedule.

       Naomi Rosenstein, Associate Director & Local Leader

      860.558.8099   naomiperk@yahoo.com

      www.stelladot.com/naomiperk   www.facebook.com/naomiperk

      To sign up or learn more


      So excited to meet YOU! 

      xo, Naomi

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  15. Oct
    13
    Mon

    1. Chicago Ideas Week (all-day) @ Various Locations
      Oct 13 – Oct 19

      For one week each October, CIW brings together some of the world’s most outstanding speakers to present their ideas and inspire the innovations of tomorrow at 80+ sessions across the city of Chicago. CIW aims to be the platform for sharing big ideas and making big things happen.

      Click here for a full events schedule.

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      Chicago Ideas Week @ Various Locations (all-day)
    2. COMMUNITY YOGA IN BUSHNELL PARK @ Bushnell Park
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free yoga in Bushnell Park on Monday nights. This is awesome for many reasons, but here are two: 1) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK and 2) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK FOLLOWED BY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ!

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free community yoga classes in Bushnell Park, Elizabeth Park and Colt Park through October 15. The weekly schedule is Mondays at 5:30pm in Bushnell Park with Liz, Wednesdays at 5:30pm in Elizabeth Park with Lauren and Sundays at 10am in Colt Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, a mat or towel, and wear clothing that will not restrict movement.

      Read more about Downtown Yoga here!

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  16. Oct
    14
    Tue

    1. 2014 Girl Scout Convention | Girls Change The World
      8:00 am – 12:30 pm

       

      GabiGregg_2011ConventionsmThis fall, Girl Scouts will host its 53rd national convention in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah! This exciting event will reunite alumnae and invigorate a global movement of girls, women, and men around the theme, “Discover, Connect, Take Action: Girls Change the World.”

      A cadre of speakers and entertainers—news makers, leaders, policy makers, and celebrities from across the country and around the world—will converge on Salt Lake City this October to celebrate and advocate on behalf of girls. Join us for stimulating sessions and numerous opportunities for your personal and professional development, networking, and, of course, FUN!

      For more information and to register, click here.

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    2. Social Media for Writers – Hartford @ Mark Twain House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      In this 4-day class, Caitlin will cover individual platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs and more. You’ll walk away with a better sense of how each social media platform works, and how they all connect to each other. You’ll also walk away with the beginnings of a social media strategy, whether it be for your business or organization, or for your personal branding. The class will cover content calendars, and content creation and curation. Come with your questions, and your laptops!

      Caitlin Thayer has been using social media since 2003. She has helped various non-profits and businesses in the Hartford community learn how to use social media effectively to build and support their community. Caitlin was recently named a Hartford Business Journal 40 Under 40 winner, and has been featured in Hartford Magazine as “Hartford County’s Young Achievers” and in an article about Young Entrepreneurs.

       To register, call (860) 280-3130 or click here.

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  17. Oct
    15
    Wed

    1. COMMUNITY YOGA IN BUSHNELL PARK @ Bushnell Park
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free yoga in Bushnell Park on Monday nights. This is awesome for many reasons, but here are two: 1) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK and 2) FREE YOGA IN THE PARK FOLLOWED BY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ!

      Downtown Yoga will be offering free community yoga classes in Bushnell Park, Elizabeth Park and Colt Park through October 15. The weekly schedule is Mondays at 5:30pm in Bushnell Park with Liz, Wednesdays at 5:30pm in Elizabeth Park with Lauren and Sundays at 10am in Colt Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, a mat or towel, and wear clothing that will not restrict movement.

      Read more about Downtown Yoga here!

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    2. Freelance Writing: A Course with Theresa Sullivan Barger @ Mark Twain House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      This six-week course is about the business and craft of freelance writing, starting with finding ideas, selecting the right outlet and crafting pitches that sell. We’ll cover query letters, how to become your editors’ go-to writer and how to advance your writing career.

      We’ll address:  making a living; avoiding slave wages; finding writing work; dealing with rejection – a fact of life for writers; essential tools of the trade; social media for writers; maximizing tax deductions and time-management. We’ll look at the pros and cons of being a specialist vs. a generalist and choosing the path that’s best for you. No matter where you are in your writing career, this class will help you move forward.

      Theresa Sullivan Barger, a former staff writer and editor for The Hartford Courant, is an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Yankee, The Huffington Post, AARP, The Saturday Evening Post, Center for Public Integrity, Yale Public Health, The Conference Board, CFO, CT Health Investigative Team, AAA Horizons, Hartford Business Journal, Seasons and many others.  A communication consultant, she also writes and edits mission statements, strategic plans, grants, white papers, blogs and website copy. She led a freelance writing workshop in 2013 for The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Sunday Afternoon Writers’ Workshop series.

      To register for this course, email Director of Writing Julia Pistell at julia.pistell@marktwainhouse.org.

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  18. Oct
    16
    Thu

    1. The Pennsylvania Conference for Women @ PA Convention Center
      7:30 am – 5:00 pm

      The annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women first opened its doors in 2004, and since then it has grown to attract more than 7,000 attendees and truly impact lives. The 11th Annual Conference will be held October 16, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

      The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is a non-profit, non-partisan, one-day professional and personal development event for women that features dozens of renowned speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including health, personal finance, executive leadership, small business and entrepreneurship, work/life balance, branding and social media marketing, and more. The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development, and personal growth.

      2014 Agenda

      Agenda at a Glance

      Our agenda at a glance, below, gives you a general overview of what you’ll experience in one incredible day. Scroll down to see a detailed session schedule, topics and speakers, and check back for updates.

       

      To register, click here.

      7:30 – 8:30 am: Registration

      8:30 – 9:45 am: Opening Keynote

      9:45 – 10:15 am: Book Signings
      10:00 – 11:00 am: Seminar Session I
      11:00 – 11:30 am: Book Signings
      11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Seminar Session II
      12:30 – 1:00 pm: Local Leader Meet-Ups; Book Signings

      1:00 – 2:45 pm: Keynote Luncheon

      2:45 – 3:30 pm: Book Signings
      2:45 – 5:00 pm: Career Pavilion
      3:00 – 4:00 pm: Local Leader Meet-Ups; Encore Workshops & Expert Exchange Sessions
      3:00 – 4:40 pm: Social Media Roundtables; Small Business Roundtables
      4:00 – 4:30 pm: Book Signings

      5:00 pm: Conference Closes

      Open All Day: Exhibit Hall


      W = Workshop
      Interactive sessions that include exercises, role plays and other activities which offer practical advice

      POE = Panel of Experts
      Led by a thought leader in the space, these sessions will offer a brief “state of the climate” followed by a sharing of best practices and lessons learned from experts in the trenches

      LP = Life Perspective
      These sessions offer a mix of advice and inspiration by sharing real life stories to offer a perspective on managing life experiences.

      Track

       

      Session 1

      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Session 2

      11:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Leadership

      Designed for a seasoned or aspiring leader looking to climb the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling

      Leadership in a Multigenerational Workplace: How to Leverage Your Employees for Maximum Impact (POE)

      For the first time in history, four generations are sharing the workplace — and sometimes it feels like they are living in four different worlds. Being able to successfully lead the Traditional Traditionalists, the Still Booming Boomers, the Xtra-Independent Gen Xers and the Tech-or-Die Gen Ys is complicated but it is critical to the success of your team and your organization. This interactive discussion will bring together a diverse mix of leaders and professionals to share best practices and lessons learned around leading a multigenerational workplace. Research and real-life experiences will offer attendees practical advice to:

      – Lead more effectively and increase productivity;
      – Improve communication and cross-generational relationships for yourself and your team;
      – Provide more effective mentoring to better develop the next generation of leaders;
      – Leverage your teams’ strengths to develop a succession plan

      Thought Leader: Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president, Women Thrive Worldwide and author, Teach a Woman to Fish

      Panel of Experts:

      1. Ehrika Gladden, senior director, Americas cloud consumption models, Cisco
      2. Jane Hyun, leadership strategist and author, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling®: The Essential Guide to Getting In, Moving Up, and Reaching the Top
      3. Lindsey Pollak, millennial workplace expert and author, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders

      Host: Lynelle Hoch, VP oncology sales, Bristol Myers-Squibb

      Bridging the Cross-Gender Communication Gap to Improve your Leadership and Advance Your Position (W)

      Survey results of over 100,000 in-depth interviews of men and women executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies reveal the staggering number of false assumptions and opinions men and women have of each other, and in many ways, believe in themselves. No wonder we face such a tremendous communication gap in the workplace. What causes these misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment, and frustrations at work? Relationship and communications guru John Gray will share insight to answer these questions and identify the eight blind spots that compel men and women to think and act as they do. Learn practical advice so you can remove the blind spots, enabling men and women to work and succeed together. We will explore ways to bridge the communication gap to improve your problem solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, stress management and overall leadership effectiveness. Unlock this and advance your leadership position!

      Speaker: John Gray, best-selling author, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business

      Host: Pamela Hisler, SVP and market director, Beneficial Bank

      Career Advancement

      Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement

      Contagious: How Products, Behaviors and Ideas Catch On (W)

      Have you wondered why certain stories get shared, e-mails get forwarded, or videos go viral? Jonah Berger has spent the last decade answering these questions. Attend this interactive session and learn about the six basic principles that drive ideas to become contagious from consumer products and policy initiatives to workplace rumors and YouTube videos. Whether you are in a corporate setting and driving a new product line, an entrepreneur launching a new business or simply trying to sell an idea internally at your organization to improve a process, this session will show you how to leverage the principles to craft contagious messaging that sells and make your product or idea catch on.

      Speaker: Jonah Berger, professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and author, Contagious: How Products, Behaviors, and Ideas Catch On

      Host: Stephanie R. Raymond, VP, transmission and substations, PPL Electric Utilities

      It’s All About a Brand New Brand YOU! Tips to Market and Promote Yourself (POE)

      Perception is reality more often than not – whether we like it or not. The most successful authors, entertainers, entrepreneurs and corporations have marketing and PR strategies to help them shine and to create the perception they want others to see. You can and should do the same. How do others perceive you? Are you happy with how others perceive you? Now is your chance to create a brand new brand for YOU! Having written marketing and publicity plans for more than 150 New York Times best-selling authors, award-winning branding expert Cindy Ratzlaff and a panel of real-life professionals will share invaluable strategies to help you create your very own publicity plan. Show your manager, your customers or your clients just how talented and invaluable you are. Attend this session and learn how to promote yourself and create a powerful message so that you stand out, get ahead and build the career you want!

      Speaker: Cindy Ratzlaff, marketing pioneer and author of Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown-Up Woman’s Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life You Deserve

      Panel of Experts:
      1. Heseung Song, Ed.D., president and CEO, Mighty Engine
      2. Nancy Phelan, head of customer engagement, Bristol Myers-Squibb
      3. Beth Rubino, EVP, human resources and workplace services, QVC, US

      Emerging Professionals

      Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce

      The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently (W)

      The act of generating something new, useful, and even disruptive is a fundamental capacity in all of us. Organizations today are experiencing creative tension—having to balance information overload with increasing pressure to do more, faster, with less. Innovation and thinking differently doesn’t need to be intimidating, foreign, misunderstood, or overly complex. This session will explore how you can use visual and game thinking to unlock your power to think differently, innovate and ultimately be empowered to make quicker and smarter decisions in the workplace. This interactive workshop will teach you how to:

      – Understand what innovation is and what ingredients are necessary for it to emerge;
      – Integrate visual literacy and visual thinking into the process of innovation;
      – Apply simple, user-friendly techniques and games to break habitual thinking patterns; and
      – Better articulate ideas to the right people clearly, rapidly and memorably

      Speaker: Sunni Brown, creator, The Doodle Revolution and named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” and “10 Most Creative People on Twitter”

      Host: Laura Bessen, VP, U.S. Medical, Bristol Myers-Squibb

      Secrets for Winning at Work: The Handbook for Emerging Professionals and Career Success (W)

      It’s not easy entering the workforce today. For the first time in history, four generations are sharing the workplace — and sometimes it feels like they are living in four different worlds. How can young professionals navigate through the Traditional Traditionalists, the Still Booming Boomers, the Xtra-Independent Gen Xers and your own generation, the Tech-or-Die Gen Ys?Lindsey Pollak — often called a “translator” among the generations — and seasoned veteran Kate White will use real-world examples to teach you how to navigate the workforce in a language that is friendly, current and actionable. Designed for Millennial generation professionals, this session will help you create a personal action plan for career success. We will explore:

      – Potential points of conflict at work and how to handle them;
      – Strategies to master the art of cross-generational communication;
      – Building a positive relationship with your manager;
      – How to accept constructive feedback; and
      – Ways to obtain and create the career opportunities you want/need

      Speakers: Lindsey Pollak, millennial workplace expert and author, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of LeadersKate White, former editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan, andNew York Times bestselling author

      Host: Jeanne Martin, global services director, inclusion and diversity, Cisco

      Transitions

      Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions

      Transitions and Risk Taking: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave (POE)

      Are you looking to start a second career but nervous about what to do? Have you been in finance for a decade and scared to change industries but desperately need a change? Do you want to retire but fear the uncertainty of the extra hours in a day? Are you scared to leave the stability of corporate America to fulfill your inner entrepreneur? Have you taken years off to care for your family and worry about reentering and managing the demands of a fast-paced workplace? Are you scared of heights but desperately want to rock climb? Taking risks and stepping outside of your comfort zone can be stressful, challenging and downright scary! Fear isn’t an end point though; it’s a point of entry to a life of incomparable joy. Join one of America’s most beloved and trusted broadcast journalists Jane Pauley as she helps you navigate your fears and find Your Life Calling. Together with a panel of real-world women, they will share their experiences and lessons learned while becoming brave. Attendees will leave with practical advice for overcoming their fears, taking risks and successfully taking the plunge and making a transition personally or professionally.

      Thought Leader: Patty Chang Anker, author, Some Nerve

      Panel of Experts:

      1. Jane Pauley, NBC’s Today, host of Real Life with Jane Pauley, and author, Your Life Calling
      2. Patty Chang Anker, author, Some Nerve
      3. Jessica Bacal, author, Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong
      4. Molly Watson, COO, Tierney

      Host: Donna De Carolis, dean, Drexel’s Close School of Entrepreneurship

      Quieting Your Inner Critic So You Can Play Big (LP)

      What sabotages most women from realizing their true potential? Fear mixed with self-doubt. Don’t let a lack of confidence or doubt stand in your way of making a change or diving into a new journey. With so many external factors out of your control, it is important to control the things you can. Emotions play an integral role in your ability to transition. This session will teach you how to manage your inner critic to access and convey greater confidence. Attendees will walk away with:

      – Simple tools to use immediately to reduce the negative impact of self-doubt;
      – Strategies to quiet your “inner critic”;
      – Ways to become comfortable taking bold action in the workplace and in the world – and ready to make your next big move!

      Speaker: Tara Sophia Mohr, founder and creator, Playing Big

      Host: Jennifer MacMullen, VP and market director, Beneficial Bank

      Health & Wellness

      Offering strategies for managing and improving your physical, mental and emotional well being

      Aging Gracefully: Making the Most of your Time (W)

      What can you expect as you hit midlife? In this session, best-selling author and expert on aging Abigail Trafford will explore this stage of the lifecycle. Sharing research and real-life stories, Trafford will provide practical advice for managing the emotional and physical aspects of aging including: health, wellness, financial planning, retirement/career, and depression to name a few.

      Speaker: Abigail Traffordauthor, My Time, and journalist

      Minimizing Stress, Anxiety and Depression for Maximum Happiness (POE)

      Stress, depression and anxiety may not sound as scary as other life-threatening diseases, but they can be as detrimental and dangerous to your health. The effects take a toll on one’s mental and physical well-being – not to mention impact our ability to succeed personally and professionally. In a world that is fast-paced, constantly changing and always connected (overly-connected) it is unrealistic to eliminate them all together. This session will help you identify symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety. Featuring health, wellness, and workplace experts, we will explore ways in which we can minimize stress and better manage our energy, thoughts and time in a more positive way. Together we will learn how psychology, mindfulness, sleep, nutrition and exercise all contribute to creating a happier and more success life.

      Thought Leader: Cynthia Ackrill, M.D., president, WellSpark, Stress Management

      Panel of Experts:
      1. Abigail Traffordauthor, My Time, and journalist
      2. Karen Sudders, clinical oncology dietitian, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
      3. Sheri Mullen, VP Immunology & Rare Disease, Glaxo Smith Kline

      Personal Development

      Offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace

      Quieting Your Inner Critic So You Can Play Big (LP)

      What sabotages most women from realizing their true potential? Fear mixed with self-doubt. Don’t let a lack of confidence or doubt stand in your way of making a change or diving into a new journey. With so many external factors out of your control, it is important to control the things you can. Emotions play an integral role in your ability to transition. This session will teach you how to manage your inner critic to access and convey greater confidence. Attendees will walk away with:

      – Simple tools to use immediately to reduce the negative impact of self-doubt;
      – Strategies to quiet your “inner critic”;
      – Ways to become comfortable taking bold action in the workplace and in the world – and ready to make your next big move!

      Speaker: Tara Sophia Mohr, founder and creator, Playing Big

      Financially Fearless: The Learnvest Guide to Worry-Free Finances (W)

      It’s time to throw away all of your old notions of what financial advice should look like. You don’t have to give up the things you love like vacations and lattes to save or secure your financial future. LearnVest founder and CEO Alexa von Tobel will share easy advice to get your finances in rock-hard-shape – in less time than it takes to finish a workout. This session will help you become financially fearless and ready to start living your richest life. Attendees will:

      - Take inventory of where your finances stand today;
      – Create your customized 50/20/30 plan;
      – Design a financial game plan tailored to “your” priorities, “your” hopes and dreams, and “your” lifestyle; and
      – Learn how to integrate your financial plan into your mobile, social, digital life.

      Speaker: Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO, LearnVest and author, Financially Fearless

      Host: Pamela M. Cyr, EVP and chief retail officer, Beneficial Bank

      Personal Development

      Offering advice for maximizing your relationships and reaching your personal goals outside of the workplace

      Survival Strategies in a “Lean In” World: Real People, Real Stories, Real Solutions (POE)

      In a world that has become increasingly faster-paced, over-connected and with no boundaries, the notion of balance is insane and impossible to achieve. Rather than attempt the impossible, this session will offer a blend of practical advice and inspiration to attain a new equilibrium, redefine your goals and priorities and try to attain some sanity. Whether you are grappling with motherhood, caring for elderly parents, managing the abyss of a home, or all of the above, this session, lead by Lisa Belkin — who has been researching this issue for more than a decade — will offer you some levity, humor, real stories and great tips from real women for managing the day-to-day chaos of life!

      Thought Leader: Lisa Belkin, author and senior national correspondent, Yahoo!

      Panel of Experts:
      1. Katrina Alcorn, author, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink
      2. Sharon Meers, head of strategic partnerships, eBay and author,Getting to 50/50
      3. Kendall O’Brien, VP, corporate finance, Johnson & Johnson
      4. Gail Sheehy, best-selling author, Passages and Daring: My Passages

      Host: Albany Irvin, program host, QVC US

      How to Become the Social Entrepreneur of Your Life: Doing Well By Doing Good (POE)

      Are you passionate about changing the world? Are you looking for ways to channel your innovation and impact change? Are you eager to make a difference in your community and around the globe beyond your day job? This session will offer you the practical how-to advice and the inspiration to make your mark and have a positive social impact around the issues and causes close to your heart. Whether you are looking to volunteer or get involved, seeking ways to drive social responsibility within your organization, or start a socially entrepreneurial endeavor, this session is for you. With pioneers from the front lines, this dynamic discussion will illustrate the incredibly powerful aggregate social impact that can happen when we all do our part to make the world a better place. Together we will explore how you can:

      – Leverage your professional skills and overall strengths to make a difference in the non-profit world;
      – Positively affect what is in your own backyard by thinking globally and not just locally;
      – Invest in girls to become advocates and change-makers in their communities globally; and
      – Become smarter shoppers by supporting organizations who give back as a part of their core mission

      Thought Leader: Jenny Bowen, founder and CEO, Half the Sky

      Panel of Experts:
      1. Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president, Women Thrive Worldwide and author, Teach a Woman to Fish
      2. Holly Gordon, executive director, 10×10 & producer, Girl Rising

      Host: Christina Minardi, regional president, Northeast Region, Whole Foods Market

      YWP

      Designed for high school junior and senior girls

      Girl Rising: Viewing and Discussion

      The 2013 movie Girl Rising took us by storm and opened our eyes to the plight of girls around the world. In this session, Girl Risingproducer Holly Gordon will share poignant moments from the film and lead a discussion about how you can use your education to change your life.

      Speaker: Holly Gordon, executive director, 10×10 & producer, Girl Rising

      Turning Your Dream into Reality

      How do you take your great idea and turn it into reality? The real-life experiences of these panelists will help attendees learn how to launch your idea, the technology needed, the unavoidable mistakes, how to get help when you need it and how to establish a line of credit to finance it.

      Thought Leader: Jessica Bacal, author, Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong

      Panel of Experts:
      1. Maria Allison, founder, Forsei Consulting
      2. Emma Johnson, founder, EmJohn Jewelry
      3. Jill Ross, VP and market director, Beneficial Bank

      Track

       

      Session 3

      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Leadership

      Designed for a seasoned or aspiring leader looking to climb the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling

      ENCORE – Bridging the Cross-Gender Communication Gap to Improve your Leadership and Advance Your Position (W)

      Survey results of over 100,000 in-depth interviews of men and women executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies reveal the staggering number of false assumptions and opinions men and women have of each other, and in many ways, believe in themselves. No wonder we face such a tremendous communication gap in the workplace. What cause these misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment, and frustrations at work? Relationship and communications guru John Gray will share insight to answer these questions and identify the 8 blind spots that compel men and women to think and act as they do. Learn practical advice so you can remove the blind spots enabling men and women to work and succeed together. We will explore ways to bridge the communication gap to improve your problem solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, stress management and overall leadership effectiveness. Unlock this and advance your leadership position!

      Speaker: John Gray, best-selling author, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business

      Leadership Workshop
      How Remarkable Women Lead

      What drives and sustains successful women leaders? Are feminine leadership traits suited for our fast-changing, hyper-competitive and increasingly complex world? Join best-selling author Joanna Barsh and moderator Joanne Raphael as they answer these questions and share personal stories and related insights that show you the magic that happens when you put the five elements of Centered Leadership – meaning, framing, connecting, engaging and energizing – to work.

      Speaker: Joanna Barsh, director emeritus, leadership development program, McKinsey and Co. and author, How Remarkable Women Lead

      Moderator: Joanne H. Raphael, senior vice president and chief external affairs officer, PPL Corporation

      Transitions

      Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions

      Flex: Strategies for Thriving in a Multicultural and Multigenerational Workplace

      “Flexing” is the art of switching between leadership styles to more effectively work and engage people who are different from you. The workplace is growing increasingly multicultural, female and younger. As today’s leaders you must be able to navigate this diverse work environment. Yet, because cultural differences can be invisible or difficult to spot, we may not pick up on subtle nuances that we encounter daily. Internationally renowned executive coach and leadership strategist Jane Hyun will share practical advice for building trust and connecting with those who are different than us to create innovative solutions at work and achieve greater outcomes in life. Attend this interactive session to:

      – Understand the Power Gap, the dimension you need to master;

      – Flex your style by stretching how you work and communicate with others and learn how to leverage differences;

      – Bridge the Gap with more effective communication and practical feedback tools; and

      – Multiply the effect, by teaching these skills to others

      Speaker: Jane Hyun, leadership strategist and author, Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences

      Host: Sophia Nelson, award-winning journalist and author, The Woman Code

      Expert Exchange

      3:00 – 4:00 pm

      Expert Exchange sessions provide attendees with the opportunity to gather with peers in a smaller setting to learn from experts. These sessions are discussions focused on sharing best practices and lessons learned around career or personal development topics. In addition to valuable knowledge sharing, they provide a great peer networking opportunity. Expert Exchange sessions are designed to be intimate; therefore capacity will not exceed 150 participants. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors will close once we reach capacity. What follows is the current list of confirmed sessions and speakers.

      Style in the Workplace

      Speaker: Kate White, former editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan magazine, and New York Times bestselling author
      It is proven that when you look good and put yourself together, you not only feel good but you are more productive and successful. Former Cosmopolitan editor Kate White will provide you with practical tips (that work with any budget) for creating your own personal style in the workplace. She will also explore the true of essence of style beyond what you wear and how that can make a tremendous impact on your career.

      Navigating the Brave New World of Media: Strategies for getting your message out through traditional and New media

      Speaker: Loraine Ballard Morrill, news and community affairs director, Clear Channel Radio
      News veteran Loraine Ballard Morrill will share tips and suggestions for getting the attention of overworked and overwhelmed media professionals. Whether you are in the for-profit world trying to maximize exposure, an entrepreneur trying to secure press or spearheading a cause in the non-profit arena, this session will offer something for everyone. Attendees will learn specific dos and don’ts and explore how new mediums in the digital space (i.e., Twitter, Linked In, Facebook, email) are changing the way media is covered and how you can be heard.

      How to Achieve Mindfulness in your Busy Life

      Speaker: Tom German, senior wellness coach, Wellness Coaches USA
      This session is intended to provide you with introductory insight to mindfulness and practical application to your own busy lifestyle. Participants will be provided with strategies for how to live a more mindful life in both theory and practice, and will gain a new perspective on techniques to proactively manage stress.

      Success Codes for Professional and Personal Leadership

      Moderator: Jeanne Martin, global services director, inclusion and diversity, Cisco

      Speakers: Ehrika Gladden; senior director, Americas cloud consumption models, Cisco; Kelli Kirwin, senior manager, Americas smart services, Cisco; Lori L. Sussman, chief of staff & senior director, Americas services strategy & planning, Cisco; Patrick K. Tam, director, corporate planning, Cisco; Molly Tschang, director, consulting, Cisco; Michelle Witherspoon, senior manager, inclusion & collaboration business intelligence strategist, Cisco

      The world of work is changing rapidly where organizations are global, hyper-connected, less hierarchical, and ideas can come from anywhere. Great leadership is critical to effectively navigate this ever-evolving landscape, and inclusive leadership has the power to drive competitive advantage. Learn how to leverage your diverse perspective along with those in your organization, to role model inclusive behaviors and enable collaboration, driving greater employee engagement, innovation, and ultimately business impact.

      Breaking Down Barriers between you and the Boardroom

      Are you looking to take the next step to advance your professional life? Join AmeriHealth Caritas as we host a panel discussion about the value and importance of women serving in executive leadership, on corporate boards, and fostering an inclusive corporate culture that drives strong business results. Prominent panelists from varied industries will discuss the importance of mentorship, promoting your professional brand and the empowerment of women to support a diverse workforce. This session will provide the tools and strategies to help take your career to the next level.

      Speakers: Karen M. Dale, ED, AmeriHealth District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas

      Social Media Roundtables

      3:00 pm – 4:40 pm

      Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around a focused and specific social media topic. Roundtables are discussion based and will not feature a formal presentation. We encourage attendees to come with questions. Each roundtable will be offered a total of three times to allow attendees the opportunity to participate in multiple discussions on different topics.

      Roundtables will take place at the following times:

      3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      3:35 pm – 4:05 pm

      4:10 pm – 4:40 pm

      Roundtable 1: Influence with Twitter

      Speaker: Nicole Michalik, on-air director, social media, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Philadelphia
      This discussion will explore why and how Twitter is relevant for everyone and every business. Attendees will learn cool Twitter “hacks” to make it easier and more rewarding to use Twitter. Best practices will be shared for increasing and influencing your followers to align with your objectives and goals. Be sure to bring your smart phone so you can practice and tweet live!

      Roundtable 2: The Power of Pinning: How to Market with Pinterest

      Speaker: Cecily Kellogg, content marketer and founder, Double Good Media
      If you’re not using Pinterest in your marketing efforts, now is the time. Pinterest drives 7% of global traffic referrals – essentially 7% of the billions of clicks every day come from Pinterest pins. Attend this roundtable to learn about the power of Pinterest for marketing. You will learn the skills and strategies for understanding what kinds of pins go viral, how to curate unique content, the best way to cross-promote and strategies for successful collaboration, widgets and monetization.

      Roundtable 3: Networking with LinkedIn

      Speaker: Karen Yankovich, social media brand strategist and CEO, Dinare Group
      How do you whip your LinkedIn profile into shape, making it stand out from the rest? Attend this roundtable and learn how to create a compelling headline, use the right keywords and navigate endorsements and recommendations – among many other strategies for success.

      Roundtables 4 & 5: How to have your Personal and Professional Online Presence Co-Exist

      Speaker: Karen Huller, brand, career and social media strategist
      Speaker: Stephanie Humphrey, founder, A Matter of Life and Tech
      An effective social media strategy requires you to share your personality and authentic voice. But for many women, coached to separate their personal identities from their professional identities, this can be a scary proposition. Learn how to blend your personal with your professional online presences in a way that is comfortable for you. Attendees will explore which tools are better suited for professional or personal use,  how to create boundaries and what types of information to share (and when) to name a few.

      Roundtables 6 & 7: Social Media 101: Organizing Your Efforts and Learning the Basics

      Speaker: Rakia Reynolds, president, Skai Blue Media and fashion ambassador, Philly 360
      Speaker: Laureen Ellison, product marketing leader, eBay Enterprise
      Are you new to the social media space and not even sure how and where to get started? Attend this roundtable to learn the basics and embark on your journey to becoming more socially savvy. We will explore how you can be more comfortable joining the conversation in the digital age. You will learn about the basics, and leave with some simple – and fun –tools and tactics to help you better navigate and communicate in the online world. From Twitter, to Instagram, to Pinterest and Facebook you will be ready to tackle the social media world!

      Roundtable 8: Online Marketing Content: Understanding HOW

      Speaker: Lynette Young, digital media strategist and founder, Purple Stripe Productions
      Online marketing content needs to be exactly as short or as long as it needs to be. Online marketing content needs to include everything you and your readers need to know. Online marketing content needs to be not one word or minute more or less and published where you will gain maximum exposure and interaction with potential customers as often as your audience will tolerate and you can consistently sustain. This session covers the HOW to accomplish all of this. Together we will explore content length, format and publishing platforms. This more advanced session is intended for those who are already comfortable with Twitter’, Google+ or email marketing.

      Roundtables 9 & 10: Instagram: Creating a Powerful Story

      Speaker: Erica Nardello, social media supervisor, LevLane and contributor, Advertising Week Social Club
      Speaker: Dresden Shumaker, digital social media strategist and blogger
      As of the spring 2014 there are over 200 million monthly active users on Instagram. 75 million people use the app every day. Find out the basics of this image based social network and learn how you can use it to connect and engage personally and professionally. Whether you are corporate, small business or a non-profit you will leave inspired with ideas on how to propel your work forward. Be sure to bring your smartphone and be ready to dive in!

      Roundtable 11 & 12: How to Use Social Media for Social Good

      Speaker: Nichole Armstrong, social media manager, Alex’s Lemonade Stand
      Speaker: Jumoke Dada, social marketer and founder, Signature RED
      Social media offers tremendous reach with little investment. It can be used to make the world a better place by making others aware of social causes and efforts that are near and dear to your heart. Whether you’re a non-profit or a for-profit organization, this roundtable will show you how you can successfully use social media for awareness of your cause, fundraising, community growth, engagement and more. We will explore: which tools are most effective; how to create a solid campaign and call to action; and ways to create impactful messaging and attract followers.

      Roundtable 13: Find Your Voice Blogging

      Speaker: Ashley Boynes-Shuck, blogger, social media professional, health advocate and named Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 
      Blogging gives you a platform to present your voice to the world – attend this roundtable and learn how to find your voice! Attendees will learn the basic tools you need to get started and learn how to build traffic and attract readers. Together you will explore tips for overcoming writers block and learn how a blog can help build your business, charity and enhance a community.

      Roundtable 14 & 15: Using Social Media Effectively for the Corporate Professional

      Speaker: Kate O’Neil, AD/social media strategist, Tierney
      Speaker: Julie Meyers Pron, principal, Splash Creative Media and founder, #VlogMom
      When used properly, social media can be an effective tool for corporate professionals in driving bottom line impact, building relationships with customers and fostering a community internally. This discussion will share best practices for using social media within a corporate setting.

      Roundtable 16 & 17: Creative Tips for Using Facebook to Cultivate Business Relationships and Professional Networking

      Speaker: Annie Heckenberger, VP, community trailblazer, social media and PR director, Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners
      Speaker: LisaBeth Weber, creative communications, writer and artist
      Facebook is a great way to connect with friends old and new, but it also can be utilized way beyond sharing posts about your kids and what they had for breakfast. Facebook can be used as a powerful resource to cultivate business relationships and networking if used the right way. Attend this interactive discussion to learn how to: join groups that fit with your likes and career; participate in conversations; create a group that fits the target audience you want to reach; and valuable tips for searching ways to search for connections to build your network.

      Small Business Roundtables

      3:00 pm – 4:40 pm

      Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around a focused and specific topics within the small business and entrepreneurial space. Roundtables are discussion based and will not feature a formal presentation. We encourage attendees to come with questions. Each roundtable will be offered a total of three times to allow attendees the opportunity to participate in multiple discussions on different topics.

      Roundtables will take place at the following times:

      3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      3:35 pm – 4:05 pm

      4:10 pm – 4:40 pm

      Roundtable 1: Marketing Matters: Making Smart Decisions for Your Business or Nonprofit

      Speaker: Heseung Song, Ed.D., president and CEO, Mighty Engine
      It is no secret that most small businesses and nonprofits have limited resources and budgets. Marketing is critical to your business or organization’s success, yet it is one of the first things that get cut when money is tight. Join this interactive discussion to learn how to make your marketing dollars matter. Branding and marketing expert Dr. Heseung Song will share practical advice and easy tips to help you focus your efforts and dollars.

      Roundtable 2: Top Tips for Small Business Marketing

      Speaker: Trina Larsen Andras, professor of marketing and academic director, Center for Corporate Reputation Management, Drexel LeBow
      Small business owners are consumed by the business of their businesses, with little time, money or expertise to devote to marketing. Just because you build a better mousetrap doesn’t mean the world will beat a path to your door. So, how do you get started? Attend this roundtable and learn if the biggest bang for your buck is social media, guerilla marketing or something else all together. You will learn not only which tool to use for your business but how to know what’s working.

      Roundtable 3: Creating and Communicating a Compelling Message

      Speaker: Susan Tabor-Kleiman, founder, Your Professional Writer
      How often do others ask what you do? Do you stumble when answering? Do you wish you knew exactly what to say? You never know who is going to ask and if that person could be your next investor or customer. Attend this roundtable to learn how to craft a compelling, concise and effective message about who you are and what you do–whether it’s writing an email or speaking to someone face-to-face. Walk away with practical tips and newfound confidence to communicate with potential clients, colleagues, partners or anyone whom you want to impress. Take your business to the next level!

      Roundtable 4: Business Plan: A Roadmap to Success

      Speaker: Geri Swift, founding president, Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)
      Businesses don’t plan to fail; they just fail to plan. For an aspiring entrepreneur, the business plan helps you determine if you have a viable business idea. For an existing business, it provides you, your staff and key stakeholders with your roadmap for success. This roundtable will help you to define your business, identify your customers, understand your financing needs and decide where and how you will operate.  You will learn the basic outline of the contents of a business plan.

      Roundtable 5: Branding in a Digital World

      Speaker: Tina Wells, CEO and founder, Buzz Marketing Group, named Billboard’s 30 Under 30 and Fast Company‘s 100 Most Creative People in Business
      As a serial entrepreneur, Tina Wells has extensive experience in creating and promoting individuals and organizations – particularly in a world that seems to revolve around the Internet and all of its amenities. Attend this roundtable and learn how to effectively use digital tools to develop your brand.  Understand which tools are available and which ones will best meet the unique needs of your small business.

      Roundtable 6: Social Entrepreneurism: Building a Business Model that Gives Back

      Speaker: Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president, Women Thrive Worldwide and author, Teach a Woman To Fish
      Toms Shoes is a pioneer having been one of the first inspired to create a philanthropic for-profit business that also created and sustained social value – and wasn’t reliant solely on donations. Today, eight years later, social entrepreneurism is on the rise causing lots of Gen X and Gen Y entrepreneurs to think about business in a different way – beyond just basic business principles and focused on ways to give back to the greater community. This roundtable will offer practical how-to advice and inspiration for building a business model that makes money and also has a positive social impact and return to society. Attendees will explore many topics including: how to select a cause that is relevant and aligns with your passion – including how best to serve them; and how to identify partnerships and collaborations that would be critical to developing your business model and achieving success.

      Roundtable 7: Savvy Selling: Expanding Your Reach by Leveraging your Customers

      Speaker: Lynn Bardowski, CEO, Million Dollar Party Girl
      This power-packed roundtable will offer you proven strategies to keep your client base growing and best retain and leverage your current customers to expand your reach and ultimately do your marketing for you. Attendees will learn how to craft your elevator pitch, improve your networking skills and enhance your list-building secrets – the most valuable tools that helped Lynn Bardowski go from the best kept secret in her neighborhood to a #1 best-selling author featured in Forbes. Discover how to find out what social media platform is best for your business and learn about the #1 (free) tool to expand your reach.

      Roundtable 8: Taking Your Idea from Concept to Market

      Speaker: Lauren Maillian Bias, serial entrepreneur, author, The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top on Your Own Terms and Essence Magazine Class of 2013 African-American Shot Callers
      How do you turn your concept or idea into a business or brand that is ready to command market share? In this roundtable discussion, learn from a marketing and branding maven who has successfully brought various brands and products to market. Learn what it takes to compete in a discount obsessed market and create the brand loyalty you need to capture market-share fueled with actionable takeaways.

      Roundtable 9: QVC Inventor and Entrepreneur Panel: Advice for Budding Entrepreneurs

      Speaker: Kerstin Lindquist, program host, QVC US
      QVC, the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer, has launched and fostered the growth of some of today’s most successful brands. Led by QVC program host Kerstin Lindquist, attend this roundtable and hear about their budding entrepreneurs and inventors to learn more about their journeys. Hear about successes and challenges along the way, their motivations and inspiration, and advice they wish they knew before starting their business. Bring your questions!

      Local Leader Meet-Ups

      12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to get one-on-one advice from some of Philadelphia’s leading women by asking a question about your career and community. Local Leaders will be available to meet in the exhibit hall during designated networking breaks. You do not need to sign up in advance – first-come-first served and we have plenty of time to get your questions answered!

      12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

      Combining her business degree, love for music and disappointment for the lack of funding for music in the Philadelphia school system, JESSICA CRAFT turned her passion into business as the founding executive director of Rock to the Future Philly. Learn how she turned the $15,000 of seed-money from the Women for Social Innovation’s 2010 Turning Point into an organization fostering the academic achievement and improved social skills of 300+ youth. From music to social entrepreneurism don’t miss your chance to be inspired from this rising star that is changing the lives of hundreds!

      Olympian JOETTA CLARK DIGGS, has been running for more than 28 consecutive years, never missing an indoor or outdoor season. Now she is running the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation, where she delivers messages of health, fitness and empowerment with a special focus on school-aged children. Meet this Visa Humanitarian award winner and Sport’s Illustrated Hometown Hero, to learn how focus and drive can help you accomplish your dreams both personally and professionally. Whether you want to talk sports or non-profit leadership you won’t be disappointed.

      Whether you are interested in talking technology or inclusive leadership EHRIKA GLADDEN has a wealth of expertise to share. Meet this senior director at Cisco and see for yourself why she was named The Network Journal’s 2013 Top 25 Women and Savoy’s 100 Most Influential Women.

      COLLEEN KELLY HOWARD is inspiring young girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using fun and creative ways to get them running. Meet the new executive director of Girls on the Run Philadelphia and learn how fitness will develop our next generation of leaders.

      3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Using her first-hand experiences as a C-Level executive, award-winning leader NILA BETOF is now coaching executives in the C-Suite at The Leader’s Edge. If you are looking for suggestions to enhance your career, leadership development and overall mentoring you won’t want to miss your chance to meet Nila face-to-face and leverage her wealth of knowledge to help you advance your career!

      Having been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and NBC to name a few, SARA CANUSO has mastered the art of influencing others to create the best income and opportunities. Meet with Sara who will inspire confidence and offer you practical tools and advice for achieving clarity, power and your fullest potential. @sarajcanuso

      Are you looking to find out what it takes to be a leader and climb the ranks in today’s climate? Search no more…meet talent acquisition expert and EVP of human resources and workplace services for QVC, Inc. BETH RUBINO. With decades of expertise to share, learn which qualities and skills are invaluable to employers today and learn what you can do to advance your career and earn that promotion.

      At the age of only 24, ALI WARREN has already been a firefighter and EMT for eight years. Her accomplishments also include being an author with her newly released memoir Where Hope Lives. Meet Ali and learn from her real-life experiences about how to succeed in a male-dominated profession and perform beyond your limitations.

      3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Former Philadelphia Inquirer’s Citizen of the Year HELEN GYM is known for her remarkable work in education, immigration and community activism around the Philadelphia landscape. As the associate editor of Rethinking Schools and the co-founder of Parents United for Public Education meet Helen and learn what you can do to take action and make a different to help improve achievement and accountability in public schools today.

      Whether as a corporate litigation attorney or as a documentary film producer, one thing has always remained constant for Philly native LAUREN KATZ SMITH – her commitment to the advancement of women leaders. Meet the producer for The Women of Philadelphia and learn about Philly’s most incredible leaders along with valuable tips for fundraising and community outreach.

      As board president of the PA Conference for Women and having served as executive director for the PA Commission for Women for 8 years, LESLIE STILES is a vigorous and outspoken advocate for women and girls. Using her extensive years of leadership across non-profits, government and boards, she will share valuable insight for shattering the glass ceiling.

      Please check back soon for additional Local Leaders to be announced shortly!

       

       

       

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    2. 2014 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP FORUM @ New York Hilton MidTown Hotel
      11:30 am – 9:00 pm
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      Some of the best female leaders will tell you that by giving to others, they’ve grown as a person. CLM’s 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum focuses on how giving of your time and talent can be a rewarding growth experience. Dynamic speakers will engage the audience as they share their personal stories of growth and engage the audience in conversations about building leadership skills while helping others. As part of the Forum this year, all participants are asked to bring a lightly used business-appropriate accessory that will be donated to the Grace Institute. The Grace Institute provides low-income and unemployed women with skills training and job placement services to help them become economically self-sufficient. Sometimes you get back more than you give.

      To register and for more information, click here.

      AGENDA:
      11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Registration
      12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Lunch
      01:00 PM – 01:10 PM Welcome and Introduction

      01:10 PM – 01:50 PM Helen Wan, Associate General Counsel at Time Inc. and author of the novel “THE PARTNER TRACK”

      01:50 PM – 02:20 PM Cindy Lee, yoga teacher, Founder of NYC’s OM Yoga Center, and author of “YOGA BODY BUDDHA MIND” and The New York Times critically acclaimed “May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing My Mind”

      02:20 PM – 02:45 PM Break
      02:45 PM – 03:15 PM Dana Babbin, former Assistant District Attorney & DV Point Prosecutor and Coordinator of the Cyber Protection Program

      03:15 PM – 03:45 PM Tammy Tibbets, I’m a Leader – currently the Founder and President of She’s the First, a non-profit organization committed to sponsoring girls’ education in developing nations

      03:45 PM – 04:15 PM Break
      04:15 PM – 04:30 PM Shari Krull, Executive Director, Grace Institute
      04:30 PM – 05:30 PM Panel
      05:30 PM – 07:00 PM Reception
      07:00 PM – 09:00 PM Dinner (optional) – various locations

      To purchase tickets, click here.

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    3. BELLE Film Screening and Talk-Back @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
      6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate daughter of British Admiral John Lindsay and an enslaved woman. Sent to live with her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield, she is treated “almost” as one of the family, becoming good friends with her cousin Lady Elizabeth, and enduring the initial discontent of Lady Mansfield. Belle, together with an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

      Film to be followed by a moderated discussion.

      2013. UK. 104 min. Rated PG
      Directed by Amma Asante. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson.

      Presented in collaboration with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, the Amistad Foundation, and the Wadsworth Atheneum.

      Admission: $9; $8 for seniors and students with ID.; $7 for members. 

      Purchase tickets online at TheWadsworth.org or call (860) 838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.

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  19. Oct
    18
    Sat

    1. 2014 Embracing YOU Women’s Conference
      9:30 am – 4:00 pm

      P.E.R.K. Consulting invites you to join us for the 2014 Embracing YOU Women’s Conference! Hear inspiring messages from dynamic speakers, and network with other amazing women in the Washington DC area!
      Register at http://www.perkconsulting11.eventbrite.com

       

      Event Schedule:

      9:30 am- Registration and breakfast (included in the fee)

      10:30 am- Welcome & Keynote
                  (Andrena Sawyer, President of P.E.R.K. Consulting)

      11:15 am – 1:00 pm- Conference workshops

      1:00 pm- Lunch on your own

      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Conference workshops

      4:00pm- Closing Ceremony

      Tickets available here

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  20. Oct
    20
    Mon

    1. The Entrepreneur Within You: How to create the life you’ve always wanted to live. @ Marcello's Father & Son
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      In Her Shoes Foundation Monthly Women’s Workshop

      “The Entrepreneur Within You: How to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted to Live

      with: Julie M. Holloway

      Monday, October 20, 2014 (6:30-9:00PM)

      Ladies,

      Please join us for another inspiring workshop with our guest speaker, Julie M. Holloway, who will teach us how to tap into our creative sides and create a whole new path. Together we will participate in uplifiting activities, learn how to live a more positive and healthy lifestyle, and enjoy an empowering and thought provoking presentation.

       
      In this workshop we will learn:
      1. Love what you do, or find something new: cre8ivity unleashed.
      2. Creativity takes courage: turning your hopes + dreams into income.
      3. You’re in biz, now what? 10 things I wish I knew 2 years ago.
      4. Fill your cup, feed your soul: finding joy + inspiration through challenge.
      5. Creative collaboration: let’s talk books, business + kidpreneurship.
       
      In this workshop we will learn:
      1. Love what you do, or find something new: cre8ivity unleashed.
      2. Creativity takes courage: turning your hopes + dreams into income.
      3. You’re in biz, now what? 10 things I wish I knew 2 years ago.
      4. Fill your cup, feed your soul: finding joy + inspiration through challenge.
      5. Creative collaboration: let’s talk books, business + kidpreneurship.

      Come join us Monday, October 20, 2014

      Registration begins at 6:30PM

      (please respect our guests and our speaker by arriving on time – thank you)

      Dinner includes mixed green salad, assorted pizzas, soft drinks, coffee
      (cash bar, 1/2 off wine bottles)
      Participate in uplifting activities
      Enjoy an empowering presentation
      Learn how to live a more positive life
      Connect with inspiring women

      Please bring a positive quote to share with the other women during introductions.
      SPACE is limited to 25 guests.

       

      Thank you and we hope to see you there!
      -In Her Shoes Foundation

      To get tickets, click here.

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  21. Oct
    21
    Tue

    1. Social Media for Writers – Hartford @ Mark Twain House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      In this 4-day class, Caitlin will cover individual platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs and more. You’ll walk away with a better sense of how each social media platform works, and how they all connect to each other. You’ll also walk away with the beginnings of a social media strategy, whether it be for your business or organization, or for your personal branding. The class will cover content calendars, and content creation and curation. Come with your questions, and your laptops!

      Caitlin Thayer has been using social media since 2003. She has helped various non-profits and businesses in the Hartford community learn how to use social media effectively to build and support their community. Caitlin was recently named a Hartford Business Journal 40 Under 40 winner, and has been featured in Hartford Magazine as “Hartford County’s Young Achievers” and in an article about Young Entrepreneurs.

       To register, call (860) 280-3130 or click here.

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    2. What’s Working: Promoting Innovative Entrepreneurship for Women @ The New York Women's Foundation
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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  22. Oct
    22
    Wed

    1. Freelance Writing: A Course with Theresa Sullivan Barger @ Mark Twain House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      This six-week course is about the business and craft of freelance writing, starting with finding ideas, selecting the right outlet and crafting pitches that sell. We’ll cover query letters, how to become your editors’ go-to writer and how to advance your writing career.

      We’ll address:  making a living; avoiding slave wages; finding writing work; dealing with rejection – a fact of life for writers; essential tools of the trade; social media for writers; maximizing tax deductions and time-management. We’ll look at the pros and cons of being a specialist vs. a generalist and choosing the path that’s best for you. No matter where you are in your writing career, this class will help you move forward.

      Theresa Sullivan Barger, a former staff writer and editor for The Hartford Courant, is an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Yankee, The Huffington Post, AARP, The Saturday Evening Post, Center for Public Integrity, Yale Public Health, The Conference Board, CFO, CT Health Investigative Team, AAA Horizons, Hartford Business Journal, Seasons and many others.  A communication consultant, she also writes and edits mission statements, strategic plans, grants, white papers, blogs and website copy. She led a freelance writing workshop in 2013 for The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Sunday Afternoon Writers’ Workshop series.

      To register for this course, email Director of Writing Julia Pistell at julia.pistell@marktwainhouse.org.

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  23. Oct
    23
    Thu

    1. STEMinism: Inspiring Women Scientists Forum 2014
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm
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      Now in its 4th year, this exciting forum brings together the best and brightest STEM students in the NYC area with experienced professionals, academics, and advanced graduate students to discuss the challenges and opportunities of being a woman in STEM. Join us for an opportunity to network, explore new career ideas, and work toward gender parity in STEM!

      Featured Speakers/Participants:

      • Prof. Meg Urry, Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics, and President of the American Astronomical Society
      • Claudia Dreifus, New York Times Journalist
      • Ana Luz Porzecanski, Associate Director for Capacity Development at the American Museum of Natural History
      • Amy Richards, producer of MAKERS video series
      • Julie Des Jardins, author of The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science
      • Julia & Christina Tartaglia, co-founders of The Scientista Foundation

      Click on the photo below to register and for location details:

       

       

       

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    2. Denver: Women’s Foundation Annual Luncheon @ Colorado Convention Center
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Attend the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s Annual Luncheon. This fundraiser and inspiring session will feature Elizabeth Vargas as the Keynote Speaker. Vargas has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations and conducting newsmaker interviews. She is the anchor of ABC’s television newsmagazine show 20/20 and ABC News specials, and she may also be seen on Good Morning America. She was previously an anchor for World News Tonight.

      To learn more about this event and purchase tickets, click here.

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  24. Oct
    24
    Fri

    1. Speaking Up as a Leader (all-day) @ Rhinebeck, NY
      Oct 24 – Oct 26

      Do you want to see a media climate that reflects your experience of the world? Build a career that is flexible and focused on creating change? Or, develop real skills in social media, online storytelling, and punditry?

      Four influential movers and shakers in online media and gender justice draw on their experience—from award-winning websites, the storytelling and innovation of TED talks, leading-edge media strategies, over a half dozen books, and more than a decade of plotting and celebrating social change—to share what they’ve learned along the way.

      Together, we explore a bold new cultural paradigm as we create and tell the story of self and the story of change. Through strategies and exercises we develop skills to:

      • Establish a public platform for our voice
      • Understand the basics of blogging, communications, and consulting
      • Build a freelance career and portfolio
      • Navigate online organizing
      • Skillfully manage controversy
      • Grow community both online and off

      This workshop builds a powerful network of 21st century leaders and changemakers.

      Scholarships available. 

      For more information and to register, click here. 

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  25. Oct
    25
    Sat

    1. Funding 101- Sponsorships and Other Creative Ways to Raise Money For your Organization! (WEBINAR) @ Webinar
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Join P.E.R.K. Consulting for this interactive workshop that teaches attendees the finer points of fundraising and offers options for other creative ways to raise funds for nonprofits and start-ups.

      This workshop is appropriate for:

      • Staff at charitable nonprofit organizations or foundations
      • Ministry personnel
      • Small business owners and other entrepreneurs
      • Board members at charitable nonprofit organizations


      Limited tickets available for each webinar! Register here. 

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  26. Oct
    28
    Tue

    1. Social Media for Writers – Hartford @ Mark Twain House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      In this 4-day class, Caitlin will cover individual platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs and more. You’ll walk away with a better sense of how each social media platform works, and how they all connect to each other. You’ll also walk away with the beginnings of a social media strategy, whether it be for your business or organization, or for your personal branding. The class will cover content calendars, and content creation and curation. Come with your questions, and your laptops!

      Caitlin Thayer has been using social media since 2003. She has helped various non-profits and businesses in the Hartford community learn how to use social media effectively to build and support their community. Caitlin was recently named a Hartford Business Journal 40 Under 40 winner, and has been featured in Hartford Magazine as “Hartford County’s Young Achievers” and in an article about Young Entrepreneurs.

       To register, call (860) 280-3130 or click here.

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  27. Oct
    29
    Wed

    1. 2014 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference @ South Dakota State University Union
      8:30 am – 5:30 pm

      If you are passionate about waters critical role for recreation, economic development, agricultural use, and domestic use this conference may be of interest to you.  South Dakota State University is hosting a conference in which you will be able to hear the differing perspectives of stakeholders on water quality and quantity management as well as the sustainability of ample sources of high quality water.  Learn about the latest strategies and research for water managers and water users on the Northern Great Plains.

      For more information, click here.

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    2. Freelance Writing: A Course with Theresa Sullivan Barger @ Mark Twain House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      This six-week course is about the business and craft of freelance writing, starting with finding ideas, selecting the right outlet and crafting pitches that sell. We’ll cover query letters, how to become your editors’ go-to writer and how to advance your writing career.

      We’ll address:  making a living; avoiding slave wages; finding writing work; dealing with rejection – a fact of life for writers; essential tools of the trade; social media for writers; maximizing tax deductions and time-management. We’ll look at the pros and cons of being a specialist vs. a generalist and choosing the path that’s best for you. No matter where you are in your writing career, this class will help you move forward.

      Theresa Sullivan Barger, a former staff writer and editor for The Hartford Courant, is an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Yankee, The Huffington Post, AARP, The Saturday Evening Post, Center for Public Integrity, Yale Public Health, The Conference Board, CFO, CT Health Investigative Team, AAA Horizons, Hartford Business Journal, Seasons and many others.  A communication consultant, she also writes and edits mission statements, strategic plans, grants, white papers, blogs and website copy. She led a freelance writing workshop in 2013 for The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Sunday Afternoon Writers’ Workshop series.

      To register for this course, email Director of Writing Julia Pistell at julia.pistell@marktwainhouse.org.

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