−Startup Funding 101: How to Raise Money in New York @ Rise New York6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Do you have a business idea or product that needs funding? Do you want to learn how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it? Then join us for this beginner fundraising workshop, which will provide practical, step by step advice, and feature talks from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money for their businesses, and investors actively funding businesses. Learn expert tips, big pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more. Join us for a great event!
Who Should Attend?
- Anyone who is thinking about raising money for their idea or business
- Anyone that wants an understanding of fundraising for early stage businesses and products
What are some of the Topics?
- The key metrics and pre-requisites for raising funding, and the anatomy of a “fundable” company
- How to make yourself more attractive to investors
- How to utilize online fundraising networks and platforms, like AngelList, Gust, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo.
- How to meet and work with different sources of capital, such as friends and family, angel investors, venture capitalists, government grants and loans, and more.
- and more…
What is the Agenda?
- Welcome and Socializing
- Talks from Entrepreneurs who have raised capital, and Investors who fund startups
- Question and Answer
- Introduction to the Founder Institute
- Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant
This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening! For more free startup events, visit https://FI.co/events.+6:30 pmStartup Funding 101: How to Raise Money in New York @ Rise New York
−#PowerHour with Taj Rani: Getting Respect Put On Your Name At Work3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Respect within the workplace seems like something that should never be questioned. But when you factor in different personalities and experiences, office politics and the occasional power trip – you may have your work cut out for you when it comes to letting your voice be heard.
But it doesn’t have to be the case. On April 26th, digital producer for UNINTERRUPTED.com Taj Rani will join the Her Agenda Insider community to share how even when you are faced with adversity professionally, you can still advocate for yourself, let your work speak for itself and get the respect put on your name that your deserve.
To join the conversation, you must be a Her Agenda Insider. Click here to join today!+3:00 pm#PowerHour with Taj Rani: Getting Respect Put On Your Name At Work
−Boss Up: Brand Activation Workshop @ La Quinta Inn & Suites1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Incline Magazine is presenting BOSS UP! A Brand Activation Workshop that is equipping all genres of entrepreneurs with the tools to take their brand to the next level while benefiting less fortunate business owners. As entrepreneurs she or he has to put in all the work from the ground up to get to the top. Speakers Tarion Caldwell, Derrian Perry, Day Edwards, Puntin and Ja’Leah Davis have done just that resulting in being experts in marketing, branding, publicity and obtaining sponsorship dollars. What will she or he gain? Attendees will obtain knowledge in securing sponsorship dollars, advertising and marketing tactics, publicity functions and its importance, product placement, obtaining media placement, branding, music industry hacks & financial literacy to thrust your business forward! Guest will enjoy catered lite bites, mobile bartender, swag bags and more.
Hosted By Incline Magazine
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−Selling 101: Sales Process Essentials @ ReadySet! Offices10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Who Should Attend?
Small business owners and start ups who want to learn tried and true selling techniques that work.
Effective selling is essential to every business or institution, large or small. Selling is really persuading, which means motivating others to do things with/or for us. It is the motor that makes every business function effectively.
Sales is everyone’s responsibility, and everyone is a “seller”. It includes everyone and all departments in the organization.That includes employees who “sell” themselves to their bosses and peers to gain promotions, respect and cooperation. It encompasses the CEO who sells investors, members of the board and employees on a corporate vision
Most people, however, don’t know how to sell. They’re afraid of selling because they fear rejection. Most people fear sales presentations for that reason. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that selling is a skill like any other. It can be learned and perfected through training and practice. This workshop will provide the tools to make you an effective persuader, or salesperson.
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Define techniques to lessen anxiety of sales presentations and discussions
- Manage the sales discussion, using specific methods
- Show your customers what your products can do for them(benefits) based on product features
- Close the sale effectively
Robert Serabin is a Sales and Marketing professional having more than 30 years’ experience in Aerospace, Industrial and Commercial markets. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a MBA from Baldwin Wallace College. He has worked at both large and small companies, including his own consulting company. He has been a Score mentor since June 2014.
Workshop fee: $59 with online registration; $69 walk-ins
There is a $10 discount on all Student and SEAP registrations
(valid ID must be presented at the door; bring SEAP form to workshop).+10:00 amSelling 101: Sales Process Essentials @ ReadySet! Offices
−The 2018 United State of Women Summit @ The Shrine Auditorium9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The 2018 United State of Women Summit isn’t just a conference — it’s a powerful gathering of women and allies from across the country who know their energy and power will break down barriers that stand between women and full equality.
On May 5th and 6th, thousands of women will convene in Los Angeles to inspire and be inspired, to motivate and be motivated, to teach and to learn. Attendees will connect with leading organizations to channel their energy into action, leaving with new ideas and partners, hands-on training, and the tools and resources they need to make change at all levels.
More information including how to register for breakout sessions, food options, hotel recommendations, speakers, and additional events will be available to registered attendees in the coming weeks via email.
DAY ONE at the SHRINE AUDITORIUM
Day One will engage women, girls, and allies from across the country through inspiring mainstage sessions, issue-breakouts, opportunities to connect with leading fellow changemakers, and an interactive center with organizations and women-owned businesses.
DAY TWO in LOS ANGELES
Day Two attendees will fan out across Los Angeles to attend skills-based training or Community Teach-In hosted by a range of organizations that are making change on gender equity in Los Angeles. Please note that registration for these Day Two events will open at a later date.
The summit will feature a range of activists, grassroots leaders, elected officials, artists, and corporate leaders working on today’s most pressing issues. Check out the list of speakers here and stay tuned for more announcements!
For full details on the 2018 USOW Summit and FAQ, visit theunitedstateofwomen.org
***Please note that single day tickets are not available.***
Click here to secure your ticket.
The Summit is generously supported by a wide range of organizations from across the country including:
Netflix, Mattel, Inc., The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Silicon Valley Bank, Aerie, Google, The Women’s Funding Network, Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, Land of Distraction, New York Women’s Foundation, Minnesota Women’s Foundation, Southern California Gas Company, United Way Greater Los Angeles, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, The Workers Lab, WHH Foundation, Achieving America Family Foundation, SKDKnickerbocker, Naomi Aberly, Carol Biondi, Jordan Davis, Bernadette Glenn, Molly Munder, Jane Fonda, and Lyn Lear.+9:00 amThe 2018 United State of Women Summit @ The Shrine Auditorium
−Queens Connect Brunch @ Location sent upon receipt of ticket purchase2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This Brunch is centered around empowering women on the grind who are looking to connect with other like minded women. There will be food, bottomless mimosas, and good vibes!
This event will also feature special guest speakers, Health and Fitness guru Mekka Williams, Health and Wellness Experts from the Honey Pot, as well as Venus Wraps special guest Kendyll Starr.
You don’t want to miss this!+2:00 pmQueens Connect Brunch @ Location sent upon receipt of ticket purchase
−The Momference @ Hyatt Bethesda8:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Momference™ is powered by District Motherhued, the premiere organization for millennial moms of color in the D.C, Maryland and Virginia area. District Motherhued and The Momference™ were conceptualized by Simona Noce and Nikki Osei-Barrett, two DMV – based publicists, HBCU grads and boy moms who aspire to inspire, serve and highlight all things#BlackMomMagic. Along with a 21- person mom-committee of the #dmvmomtribe, this duo is excited to produce the nation’s first conference dedicated to millennial mothers of color.+8:00 amThe Momference @ Hyatt Bethesda
−DIETLAND Screening and Conversation @ Buttenwieser Hall7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Created by Marti Noxon (UnREAL, Mad Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and based on the bestselling novel by Sarai Walker, the darkly comic revenge fantasy follows Plum Kettle (Joy Nash), a fashion-magazine ghostwriter who struggles with self-image. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths. Join Nash, Noxon and co-star Julianna Margulies, who plays the magazine’s editor, for a screening of the debut episode and a conversation about this timely new show — which tackles everything from our society’s unrealistic beauty standards to how women are fighting misogyny and patriarchy today. Turn the status quo on its head with Caryn James (BBC Culture) in conversation with the ladies of Dietland.
Hosted by 92nd Street Y.+7:30 pmDIETLAND Screening and Conversation @ Buttenwieser Hall
−5th Annual ColorComm Conference: New Horizons @ Ritz Carlton Kapalua9:00 am – 5:00 pm
DAY ONE • MONDAY, JUNE 4
The afternoon begins with amazing sessions. However, the highlight of the first day is the ColorComm Circle Awards, the highest honor for women of color in communications. We spotlight exceptional women who are changing the face of the industry. Honorees will be accessible throughout the conference for networking and knowledge-sharing.
9:00 am – 7:00 pm Conference Registration 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm Social Media Lounge Open for Duration of the Conference 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm Ice Breaker Workshop 2:15 pm- 3:00 pm Kick-off General Session 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Special General Session 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ColorComm Circle Awards Dinner (Cocktail/Resort Chic Attire)
DAY TWO • TUESDAY, JUNE 5
We get down to business with not-to-be missed general sessions and breakouts featuring esteemed speakers and panelists who will educate and enlighten.
8:00 am – 9:15 am General Session Breakfast 9:30 am – 10:15 am Opening General Session 10:30 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch ‘n Learn 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions/Workshops 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm General Session 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Hawaiian Luau Dinner (Casual Island Attire)
DAY THREE • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
The day begins with a Power Breakfast Program followed by impactful morning sessions. All this builds to the much anticipated Keynote Luncheon. Since ColorComm “started with a luncheon and turned into a community,” we are pleased to come full circle and conclude the last full day of the conference based on our beginnings.
8:00 am – 9:15 am General Session Breakfast 9:30 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm ColorComm Signature Luncheon 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Afternoon workshops and cultural activities
DAY FOUR • THURSDAY, JUNE 7
Before catching your flight back to the mainland (or optional island excursions), join us for an inspiring breakfast program that will put this one-of-a kind journey into perspective. You will leave feeling more empowered than ever before to excel and achieve your goals!
8:00 am – 9:15 am Send-off Inspirational Breakfast+9:00 am5th Annual ColorComm Conference: New Horizons @ Ritz Carlton Kapalua
−Roxane Gay: Not That Bad @ Stephen A. Schwarzman Building7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In her latest book, Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, Roxane Gay brings together an incredible array of women to share first-person essays that directly tackle rape, assault, and harassment. The book asks what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out. Gay will speak out at LIVE on a topic that is growing more timely by the minute.
Hosted by New York Public Library+7:00 pmRoxane Gay: Not That Bad @ Stephen A. Schwarzman Building