−Crisis Time – Meet the Women Saving Reputations Behind the Scenes @ MediaCom6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Despite the saying, not all press is good press. Whether it’s a major corporation, A-list celebrity or lawsuit plaintiff, a crisis can hit at any time, making an up-to-the-second communications strategy never more necessary or important.
Join this panel of esteemed entrepreneurial experts as we get the scoop behind some of today’s biggest communications crises, how they responded, and importantly, how they turned a potential fiasco into a moment of leadership and reputation enhancement for their clients — as well as their own business.
We’ll talk about specific cases, how the public responded — and how their clients did as well — to share real-life lessons.
Hosted by NY Women in Communications+6:00 pmCrisis Time – Meet the Women Saving Reputations Behind the Scenes @ MediaCom
−WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT? Decoding Signals in Digital Communication @ GA NYC (Manhattan),6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We are communicating faster and more often than ever before. We feel like we’re being productive – but are we really? When your colleague replies “fine!” are they actually fine… or are they angry? Do you wait hours to get clarification on a vague e-mail? Did that weekend text message from your boss irritate you?
In person, we can clarify context immediately. We rely on body language and tone to grasp the real meaning. With our digital walls up, we lose subtext and nuance. We’re using our ‘saved’ time to clarify meaning. How do you view someone that doesn’t text back for hours or even days? When can you use or not use an emoji or LOL at work? What does your boss, team, and colleague think of that kind of behavior? We all leave a digital impression on each other.
This fast-paced workshop will teach you the new rules of digital communication, led by collaboration expert Erica Dhawan.+6:30 pmWHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT? Decoding Signals in Digital Communication @ GA NYC (Manhattan),
−Late Night Whenever @ The Greene Space7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Put your hands together for Michelle Buteau!
The comedian and unofficial “3rd Dope Queen” has a new podcast from WNYC Studios — and you can see it taped live at The Greene Space every Tuesday night through May 1.
In the great tradition of late night, but with Michelle’s signature comedy and warmth, Late Night Whenever features celebrity interviews, hilarious monologues and music from Michelle’s BFF Rob Lewis, producer to stars like Christina Aguilera and Patti LaBelle.
About Michelle Buteau
You know Michelle’s work from 2 Dope Queens, along with Broad City, Key and Peele, The Eric Andre Show, and as a host on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz.
Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, the comedian/actress brings her unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. As a comedian, she has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs, and festivals. Her half-hour special premiered on Comedy Central in September, and Comedy Central Records concurrently released her album, Shut Up!, which is now available on iTunes. She starred in the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg directed/produced pilot Singularity. She will be a featured comedian on the 2 Dope Queens special for HBO.+7:30 pmLate Night Whenever @ The Greene Space
−12th Annual Young Women to Watch Awards @ National Museum of Women in the Arts6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Running Start’s 12th Annual Young Women to Watch Awards will honor the youngest women in politics! Our annual awards dinner will also provide programmatic training to 3 of Running Start’s most impressive alums, our Run with Running Start Finalists who have already conducted impressive social media campaigns to practice fundraising. At the Young Women to Watch Awards, the 3 finalists will campaign with attendees to ask for their votes, give rousing speeches, and eventually, one of them will become Running Start’s #ILookLikeAPolitician Ambassador for a year. The Young Women to Watch Awards always draw 250 of Washington, DC’s political elite as guests, along with about 20 of the women in Congress. This year the Awards are being hosted at The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, and we hope it will be the best party on Capitol Hill!+6:00 pm12th Annual Young Women to Watch Awards @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
−Brown Girl Boss Bash @ Colors of Yoga8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
This is a networking event like no other! There will be food, drinks, fun, and best of all you can wear PJs while mingling with other millennials! The event will include fun, games, a chance to get professional headshots taken, as well as 4 mini workshops (How to maintain Multiple Streams Without Losing Your Mind, Glow It Like You Know It:How To Discover What Makes You Fabulous, How To Find & Use Your Sweet Spot, and How to Network On and Off Line).+8:00 pmBrown Girl Boss Bash @ Colors of Yoga
−A Woman’s Worth Awards Dinner @ The Manor Club4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Endless Voice Productions is always looking at strategies to broaden the range of activities it hosts in support of its mission. The countless testimonies received after the showings of The Wounded Soul catalyzed the creation of A Woman’s Worth (“AWW”) Awards. We are therefore honoring women who have been abused, disadvantaged, or marginalized, and have used their challenges as a springboard for change – understanding their purpose and their worth. A woman’s worth is invaluable when she understands her purpose.
EVP wants to recognize these women, who, against the odds said “I can” when others said “she could not” or “would not.” A Woman’s Worth is in who God says she is!
The AWW Awards acknowledge the strength of character in women in the Tri-State area (NY, NJ, CT) who have purposed to advance humanity by her optimism and determination. Looking inward and then upward. Making a decision. Taking a step. Making a difference. Building bridges and relationships!
EVP finds it humbling, and inspiring to continue to play a role in a greater cause. As we build one – we ultimately build each other.+4:00 pmA Woman’s Worth Awards Dinner @ The Manor Club
−ColorComm Dallas: The Power of the Pivot @ Weber Shandwick6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jen Cho, Executive Vice President / GM Southwest Region will discuss her career path and the importance of pivoting throughout one’s journey to remain marketable. This intimate interview will be moderated by Judith Harrison, SVP, Diversity & Inclusion at Weber Shandwick and ColorComm Board Member.
Following the interview, ColorComm Dallas MEMBERS will be able to stay and get personalized resume and LinkedIn advice from senior leadership at Weber Shandwick. This is a can’t miss experience.+6:00 pmColorComm Dallas: The Power of the Pivot @ Weber Shandwick
−Network After Work @ Le Meridien Downtown6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Network After Work is America’s premier face-to-face business networking company with monthly mixer events. Network After Work is hosting an upcoming networking mixer for you to enjoy with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals on Tuesday, March 20th at Le Meridien Downtown.
This event is ideal for meeting new people and making connections after work weekday in a casual environment in the heart of Houston. Guest will be treated to light bites and drink specials from 6-7pm. Whether you have a specific business or career goal in mind, or just see the value in having deeper roots in the local community, this is the event for you. Presale tickets are $15 and start at $20 at the door.+6:00 pmNetwork After Work @ Le Meridien Downtown
−Women in Leadership – Combining Entrepreneurship and Social Justice @ Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This event is centered around inviting women in the Triangle to recognize when there is a gender dimension at work, and how they can out-strategize gender bias and their own habits to achieve results. This is a free event but seating is limited so be sure to register to reserve your spot!+6:30 pmWomen in Leadership – Combining Entrepreneurship and Social Justice @ Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
−#PowerHour Chat with Brittany Giles & Channing Beumer: Building A Business With Your Bestie3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Have you and your best friend ever been sitting around (perhaps over a glass of wine or two) and come up with a brilliant idea for a business? Well, what happens when you both get really serious about it – so much so that you all come up with a name, buy the website domain and begin marketing your product or service you know, like real business women?
You’ll probably find that the dynamic of your relationship will change (in a good way, of course!) as well as how you both hold each other accountable for getting stuff done. On Thursday, March 22nd, join the Her Agenda Insider community for the next #PowerHour chat were Brittany Giles and Channing Beumer, best friends for over a decade and the creators of BeanxCream as they discuss what inspired them to develop a platform that focuses on friendship, faith and food.
To join the conversation, you must be a Her Agenda Insider – join our community by clicking here.+3:00 pm#PowerHour Chat with Brittany Giles & Channing Beumer: Building A Business With Your Bestie
−How to Create a Profitable and Impactful Event @ Industrious Atlanta Buckhead6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A la carte Galore Presents How to Create a Profitable and Impactful Event
For Service Based Entrepreneurs, Coaches, Authors, and Podcast Hosts
The events industry contributes over $100 billion annually directly to the U.S. GDP. About 18 million events and meetings are organized each year. This is one reason why it’s important to host events for your business; to increase your profits and provide additional value to your audience.
Hosting events helps you to stand out in your industry. It helps you to get in the face of your community and provide a hands on learning experience. One that they can’t get online. One that they’ve been waiting on forever to move the needle in their business.
You could be the leading factor in the success of someone else’s life or business. If you have a business that means you are great at what you do and you can use your strengths to help others in areas that they struggle
During this workshop you will learn:
- How to create an impactful event
How to fill seats at your event
How to make a profit from your event
Event begins promptly at 6:30pm.+6:30 pmHow to Create a Profitable and Impactful Event @ Industrious Atlanta Buckhead
−Building a Million Dollar Business @ National Financial Network, LLC9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Only 3% of America’s more than 11 million women business owners have annual revenue that exceeds $1M. NAWBO and our partners are working to help the women entrepreneurs we support reach this milestone.
Women business owners have unique challenges, fewer resources for support, fewer peers and different needs for learning and development.
Connect and learn from an exciting panel of women who have overcome these and other challenges to break through the $1 million mark—all moderated by a woman who has not only done it but made it her mission to help others do the same.
This event is in collaboration with SCORE NY, Financial Women’s Association (FWA), Women in Communications International (WICI), We NYC, BCNA, (Women in Financial Services (WIFS), and What Now What Next.
Chara McGill is the owner of The RMG Group, which provides internal accounting operation support services to small business. She is a 25+ year veteran in the industry, with a special focus on developing and maintaining systems and processes around best practices, procedures and efficiency in internal accounting. As an expert in small business bookkeeping and the owner of her own company, Chara McGill has a deep understanding of the issues and concerns confronting small business owners. She is a 25+ year veteran in the bookkeeping industry, and the founder and President of The RMG Group, provider of outsourced bookkeeping services to small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. Chara is very proud of the team of professionals that she’s assembled at her company. Chara’s special focus is on developing systems and processes around best practices and procedures, and fitting the best solution to each client’s specific situation and need. She looks at how to customize all components of services, from the work-schedule (weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, project-only) to the location (on-site at the client, or remote), to the overall scope of work (full-charge, after-the-fact, developing new processes or utilizing what’s already in place), whether “electronic” or working with paper – or transitioning from one to the other. She is also a gifted trainer and feels great satisfaction in teaching and sharing best practices and tips and tricks of the trade.
Julia Pimsleur is a scaling coach, author and entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Chief Empowerista of Million Dollar Women (MDW), with the mission of helping one million women get to $1M in revenues by 2020. MDW hosts the annual Million Dollar Women Summit for high-growth women entrepreneurs in New York City and runs a popular online business program, MDW Masterclass, for women entrepreneurs scaling up. Pimsleur is the author of the best-selling book Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big. Pimsleur’s passion for working with women entrepreneurs grew out of her own experiences as the founder and CEO of Little Pim, language teaching for young children, one of the few women-led venture capital backed companies in the U.S. She has raised over $26M in Angel, Venture and philanthropic dollars and blogs regularly about entrepreneurship, fundraising, and how more women can “go big.”
Leader of the New York architecture community, Ronnette Rileybrings a commitment to design quality and an ability to translate clients’ goals into successful, effective solutions. The work of her namesake firm, founded in 1987, has been featured in numerous publications and won over 60 design awards. The firm has an impressive range of institutional, corporate, hospitality, retail and residential projects. Recently recognized projects include several high end residential projects, 5 NY Fire Department stations and projects for the renovation of Stevens Institute of Technology and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Before founding Ronnette Riley Architect in 1987, Ms. Riley spent eight years in the architectural practice of Philip Johnson and John Burgee. She served as Project Architect for the “Lipstick Building” at 53rd and Third in Manhattan, responsible for design through final construction, and Republic Bank, now the Bank of America Center in Houston. She is an active member and a former chair of the National AIA Committee on Design and is currently a member of the Retail and Entertainment Knowledge Community Advisory Group. Ronnette is VP of Public Policy for the National Association of Women Business Owners in NYC and has been an adjunct professor at NYU’s SCHACK Institute of Real Estate and the School of Visual Arts.+9:00 amBuilding a Million Dollar Business @ National Financial Network, LLC
−7th Annual Black Women In Media Awards & Conference8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Black Women In Media (BWIM), the renowned platform created for and by women of color in media and entertainment, has announced its honorees for the 7th Annual BWIM Awards & Conference taking place on Wednesday, March 28th and Thursday, March 29thin New York City. The spectacular two-day event will honor 15+ extraordinary African-American women who dominate various fields within media: Entertainment, Journalism, TV, and Radio to name a few.
Honorees include Cathy Hughes, Founder & Chairperson of Radio One Inc.; Latham Thomas, Author and celebrity wellness & lifestyle guru; Michele Thornton Ghee, Senior Vice President at BET & Head of Sales at BET Her; Yodit Tewolde, legal analyst & attorney; Ericka Pittman, Chief Marketing Officer at Aquahydrate; Dewanda Wise, star of Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It; and Tamika Mallory, activist & National Co-Chair of the Women’s March.
The BWIM Awards & Conference will kickoff on Wednesday, March 28th with an empowering day-long conference featuring industry panels, engaging seminars, small business exhibitions, VIP workshops, a beauty lounge, and more. Closing out the two-day event, on Thursday, March 29th, is the highly anticipated awards ceremony celebrating and honoring notable Black professional women who have tremendously contributed to the media industry.
Honorees were selected and will be recognized next month via the following categories: Communications, Radio, Digital, Print, TV, News & Journalism, Woman of the Year, Living Legend, Voice Honoree, Quintessential Honoree, Wordsmith Honoree, Changemaker Honoree, and Influencer Honoree.
Alongside co-hosts Eboni K. Williams, author & attorney, and Lyndsay Christian, TV personality and producer, attendees and honored guests will experience two inspiring days filled with #BlackGirlMagic!+8:00 am7th Annual Black Women In Media Awards & Conference
−TOP TEN: Microsoft Hands On Sessions @ Wake Technical Community College - Northern Campus11:30 am – 12:30 pm
This is a great HANDS ON event for any ladies in the Raleigh/Durham area looking to enhance their skills in any of the following Microsoft Office applications:
Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SKYPE, and OneNote. Computers will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own laptop as well.+11:30 amTOP TEN: Microsoft Hands On Sessions @ Wake Technical Community College - Northern Campus
−“I am Determined Workshop-Red Dress & Wine Event” – North Carolina, Raleigh, NC @ 241 Event Hall6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TDL Coaching & Consulting and SOWBO Magazine want to work with women who are looking to take their vision worldwide.
Join the Dream Coach for a night of mindset and attitude changing. Let’s work on your Recipe & Roadmap for your life.
This is the time to showcase your business, book or and share your business story with like-minded women globally. We also want to hear and share your business journey of success to help motivate and encourage future entrepreneurs
If you are looking to make other changes in your life this event is for you as well.+6:00 pm“I am Determined Workshop-Red Dress & Wine Event” – North Carolina, Raleigh, NC @ 241 Event Hall
−WE CONNECT Event: Goals to Growth @ Microsoft New York8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Celebrate National Women’s History Month with Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC)! Join us for a half day event to learn how to achieve your goals and take your business to the next level.
Setting the right goals can be hard and achieving them even harder, but WE NYC is here to help. At this event you will:
+ Map out your monthly business goals
+ Apply a proven framework to plan out your 2018
+ Set up a review and support system to keep you on track
+ Connect with fellow entrepreneurs
Kick off the day with a keynote address by Tanya Alvarez, Co-Founder and CEO of OwnersUp, a community of solopreneurs that can help you achieve your business goals and technology that tracks your accomplishments. Over the past 15 years, Tanya has accumulated marketing experience with international & US companies such as Nike and the Olympics. She started her first company at the age of 25 and grew it from credit card debt to a profitable company with more than $1M in gross revenue the first year. Since then, she has founded, bootstrapped, sold, and invested in several companies.
To help you stay focused on your goals, refreshments* and free childcare** are available throughout the day!
Tickets are free, but registration is required.
*Refreshments available while supplies last
**Childcare limited to 8 children. Pre-registration required!+8:30 amWE CONNECT Event: Goals to Growth @ Microsoft New York
−Alley & Her Agenda present: Breaking Through The Gap #HerAgendaLive6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Everyone talks about bridging the gap but what about breaking through?
The definition of a breakthrough is an act or instance of moving through or beyond an obstacle. In honor of Women’s History Month, we are bringing together remarkable leaders across music & digital media to continue to tell their stories, why it matters, and how they broke through in their industry.
Before the discussion, join us for a brand showcase as we highlight local female-owned and female-operated business and brands with food and beverages. We’ll also have some secret giveaways in store!
Jessica Lauretti, Global Head of RYOT Studio:
Jessica Lauretti is the Global Head of RYOT Studio — Oath’s award-winning, global creative studio representing AOL, Yahoo, Huff Post and their 30 publisher brands. Prior to RYOT Studio, Jessica was Director of Content Development at Purpose, Sr. Story Producer at VICE and Director of Tribeca Teaches at the Tribeca Film Institute. Jessica is an award-winning Creative Director and Executive Producer who has spoken at events around the world, serves on the Advisory Council of Google News Lab’s Journalism 360 Program, and was a singer in the band This Frontier Needs Heroes. She has a diverse background working across art, tech, politics and culture and has experience with independent, editorial, branding & advertising content. Her work has been featured on every major broadcast and digital media outlet as well as honored with several awards and nominations. She aims to tell stories to modern audiences that reflect on the world around us.
Anastasia Wright, Founder of IMG Agency:
Anastasia Wright is the owner of music marketing company and indie record label IMG Agency & Records, head of the digital strategy for Janet Jackson, and the executive director of non-profit Minds Behind the Music, Inc. In her 10 year career, she’s worked for 12 major labels including Interscope and RCA Records where she cut her teeth in marketing and music PR while developing her companies. Anastasia is a former board member of Women in Music, Inc. and has been featured on Forbes.com, PIX 11 News, NY1, News 12 Brooklyn and more.
Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia:
As VaynerMedia’s first Chief Heart Officer, Claude Silver unlocks employees’ potential by forging the human-to-human connection, creating cultures of belonging, empowers teams to be purpose-driven, efficient, and strong, and infuses the agency with empathy, humanity, and joy. Claude’s unique perspective on corporate leadership and team-building comes both from her training in Transpersonal Psychology & Human Development and her experience in talent management, leadership development, coaching, employee retention, workplace culture, and people operations for over 750 employees.
Felicia Kelley, Executive Producer at GENIUS:
Felicia Kelley is the Executive Producer at Genius, the music media company, and lyric annotation website. She oversees the production of all Genius original series including their flagship shows Verified, Deconstructed, IRL, Framework and more. Before Genius, Felicia was a producer and member of the launch team for HuffPost Live, The Huffington Post’s online video streaming network. Felicia is an award-winning journalist with a passion for music and creating content that impacts culture. She has also worked for major music media companies including Complex, MTV2 and Atlantic Records.
Meet The Moderator:
Rhonesha Byng, Founder of HerAgenda:
Rhonesha Byng is the founder and CEO of Her Agenda. Her philosophy in life is represented by her acronym of N.E.S.H.A. – No one Ever Slows Her Agenda, which was also the inspiration for her company – HerAgenda.com. Rhonesha is part of the 2017 class of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in both the media and dorm room founders categories and was named one of 50 Founders to Watch By ESSENCE Magazine. Previously she was named one of 28 Under 28 by NBCBLK and one of 29 People To Know by BET. She’s spoken at The White House and The United State of Women Summit. She’s also received awards from the Associated Press, and the New York Association of Black Journalists for her work in journalism. Early in her career, as a field producer with NBC New York (WNBC-TV), she earned an Emmy award as part of team coverage for a breaking news story.
Meet The Organizers:
About Alley powered by Verizon: Alley powered by Verizon locations are developed by Verizon, the world’s leading technology company, in collaboration with Alley, a membership-only community workspace for creators. Each location is a curated community powered by the emerging technologies and thought-leadership of Verizon. Learn more at www.youralley.com.
About Her Agenda: Her Agenda is a digital media platform working to bridge the gap between ambition and achievement for millennial women. We aim to universalize the motto of No one Ever Slows Her Agenda through our online initiatives. Her Agenda provides inspiration through the stories of real women succeeding in their industries while also highlighting the information and resources needed to achieve that success. Resources include the latest in events, scholarships, conferences, internships and job opportunities for young women to reach their full potential. Visit us at www.heragenda.com.+6:30 pmAlley & Her Agenda present: Breaking Through The Gap #HerAgendaLive
−Ladies Get Paid Present: Get Money, Get Paid @ The Riveter9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Get Money Get Paid is a 1-day event all about helping you rise up at work.
You’ll learn how to be promoted into leadership, command your dollars, and embrace your ambition. You’ll also connect to other formidable women who will join you in changing the world of work as we know it. Check out the video from last year.+9:00 amLadies Get Paid Present: Get Money, Get Paid @ The Riveter
−#SHEBOSS Series: Conversation with Erica Ash6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Real. Honest. Unapologetic.
Launched in New York City, #SheBoss started as a series of events designed to discuss what women in business don’t often speak about, but too often encounter.
On April 3rd, The Benchmark Group will present a one-on-one conversation with actress and comedienne Erica Ash, moderated by Paulana Lamonier.
To RSVP, visit shebossnyc4.eventbrite.com.
#SheBoss is an event series designed for women at all stages of their career. The goal is to discuss unspoken situations that all women can relate to — stuff HR doesn’t acknowledge and men will never understand.
To learn more about The Benchmark Creative Group, click here.+6:00 pm#SHEBOSS Series: Conversation with Erica Ash
−THE STOOP SERIES: Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora @ BRIC7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Moderated by preeminent scholar Dr. Deborah Willis, Mfon co-founders Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu, along with photographer Nina Robinson will discuss the commemorative bi-annual journal committed to establishing and representing a collective voice of women photographers of African descent. In keeping with the idea of “my sister’s keeper,” the journal is named in memory of Mmekutmfon ‘Mfon’ Essien (1967 – 2001), a sharp-witted, visionary photographer who exhibited at the Senegalese Biennale in Dakar, Senegal, and received an honorable mention in the American Photo magazine annual survey of the nation’s best photographers. She passed away from breast cancer the day before her series “The Amazon’s New Clothes” was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art as part of the 2001 exhibition Committed to the Image: Contemporary Black Photographers.
Hosted by BRIC.+7:00 pmTHE STOOP SERIES: Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora @ BRIC
−#PowerHour with Leyla Morgillo: Securing A Financial Future3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Money. Not only does it makes the world go ’round, but it provides access to certain opportunities like purchasing a home, car and other things to take care of your family.
But with mounting student loan debt, daily expenses and rent that is frankly too damn high, how can millennial women prepare for a sound financial future?
On April 5th, join Leyla Mogillo, CFP® as she tips on how we can adequately prepare and secure the bag for our future. Want to join the conversation? You must be a Her Agenda Insider.
Click here to join the Her Agenda Insider community today!+3:00 pm#PowerHour with Leyla Morgillo: Securing A Financial Future
−The Plus Panel: An Evolving Industry Luncheon @ All Saint's Chapel11:30 am – 1:30 pm
This event is centered around discussing the developments and challenges within the Plus Size industry. This event also provides a chance to network and mingle with aspiring plus size models, fashion designers, bloggers and many more. Lunch will also be provided!+11:30 amThe Plus Panel: An Evolving Industry Luncheon @ All Saint's Chapel
−DREW DAY: PARTY FOR A PURPOSE @ Katra Lounge4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
According to the American Heart Association, each year in the U.S., there are about 400,000 cardiac arrests unrelated to physical injuries. Additionally, The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation says about 9 out of 10 people with this kind of attack will die…and out of that number, Black Men suffer at an incredibly disproportionate rate.
These are jarring statistics.
10 years ago, Harlem native Andrew Delesline, died suddenly of Cardiac Pulmonary Disorder at only 21 years of age, shaking up his brothers, large family and close-knit community who loved him dearly. And while Andrew’s untimely passing was never forgotten, it’s cause has very rarely been discussed, leaving the door open for many of his peers to fall victim to the same unfortunate tragedy. Until now…
Enter, Drew Day.
A Day Party originally rooted in celebrating Andrew’s life and legacy, this soiree now has a bigger mission; gather donations that will help Harlem Hospital raise and spread awareness of Cardiac Pulmonary Disorder and encourage the greater Harlem community to proactively visit the doctor take better care of themselves.
Come drink, dance and Party for a Purpose that anyone can get behind!
21 AND OLDER+4:00 pmDREW DAY: PARTY FOR A PURPOSE @ Katra Lounge
−Brunchwork At General Assembly @ GA NYC (Manhattan), HQ11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Fill your weekend with inspiration and intention! Join us for an unforgettable sweetgreen brunch with:
- David Rosenberg – Director of Business Development at GIPHY
- Dheerja Kaur – Head of Product at theSkimm
Your brunch will feature:
+11:30 amBrunchwork At General Assembly @ GA NYC (Manhattan), HQ
- An inspirational fireside chat with David and Dheerja in an intimate setting
- Curated connections with other young people hungry for the next opportunity
- Seasonal, organic brunch by sweetgreen
−Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW)7:00 am – 8:00 am
The Black Mamas Matter Alliance is launching the first ever Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) to raise awareness of this national health crisis and bring black women, policymakers, clinicians, and other health-care stakeholders to the table for solutions. From April 11th to April 17th, through a series of digital and community events, BMHW will serve as a national platform for black-women led entities, increase attention to the root causes of poor maternal health outcomes, and offer tangible community-driven policy, program, and care solutions.
The Black Mamas Matter Alliance – made up of leaders from the maternal health, human rights, and reproductive justice fields – believes that every woman deserves and needs access to quality health care. However, ensuring safe pregnancies and births for all women in the U.S. will require sustained political will and long-term investments — especially in the health and well-being of black women and girls.+7:00 amBlack Maternal Health Week (BMHW)
−Spring in the Business @ Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Calling all of Houston young business professionals for the upcoming Spring in Business networking event. Guests are encouraged to attend in hopes to build their professional network and learn more Bumble Bizz and upcoming events. Guests will also enjoy lite bites and happy hour specials courtesy of Del Frisco’s Restaurant.
Hosted by: Houston Young Professionals+6:00 pmSpring in the Business @ Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
−WOMEN OWNING IT @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP9:00 am – 11:30 am
Women Owning It is a celebration of women in media and tech killin’ it in their fields and owning their space in the industry. Featuring a speed networking round and a panel of four women who own businesses or just their corners of the room, our hope is that attendees leave feeling empowered to build their businesses, brands and billable hours. In this morning session, participants will hear from women in the worlds of digital marketing, AR+VR and film festivals, all experts in the business of staking claim to your individual ownership.
Presented by the Made in NY Media Center by IFP and the Small Business Administration (SBA)+9:00 amWOMEN OWNING IT @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP
−Her Agenda Live At Virginia College: No Matter What @ Virginia College 7200 Midlothian Turnpike2:00 pm – 3:00 pm+2:00 pmHer Agenda Live At Virginia College: No Matter What @ Virginia College 7200 Midlothian Turnpike
−Culture Connect @ American Underground7:00 pm – 9:00 pm