Apr
3
Tue
#SHEBOSS Series: Conversation with Erica Ash
Apr 3 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 4 @ 12:00 am

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.

 

THE STOOP SERIES: Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora @ BRIC
Apr 3 @ 11:00 pm – Apr 4 @ 1:00 am

Moderated by preeminent scholar Dr. Deborah WillisMfon 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.

Free 

Hosted by BRIC.

Apr
5
Thu
#PowerHour with Leyla Morgillo: Securing A Financial Future
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 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!

Apr
7
Sat
The Plus Panel: An Evolving Industry Luncheon @ All Saint's Chapel
Apr 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 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!

Click here to register.

DREW DAY: PARTY FOR A PURPOSE @ Katra Lounge
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

RSVP HERE.

 

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!

NO DRESSCODE

21 AND OLDER

 

Apr
8
Sun
Brunchwork At General Assembly @ GA NYC (Manhattan), HQ
Apr 8 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 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:

  • 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

Hosted by General Assembly in partnership with Brunchwork.

Tickets 

 

Apr
11
Wed
Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW)
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm

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.

Click here for a list of the week’s virtual activities. 

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.

Apr
16
Mon
Spring in the Business @ Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Apr 16 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 17 @ 1:00 am

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

FREE

 

 

Apr
18
Wed
WOMEN OWNING IT @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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.

Free

Presented by the Made in NY Media Center by IFP and the Small Business Administration (SBA)

 

Her Agenda Live At Virginia College: No Matter What @ Virginia College 7200 Midlothian Turnpike
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
20
Fri
Culture Connect @ American Underground
Apr 20 @ 11:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 1:00 am

You are cordially invited to Culture Connect – a small black business showcase and networking event. Come meet young black professionals, entrepreneurs and visionaries moving and shaking in the city! Culture Connect is a space for you to connect, collaborate, and network with black millennials on their grind! Exhibitors will showcase their talents and brands and you’ll get the opportunity to connect with some of the best resources in Durham. Let’s network across and make these moves!

Click here to register.

Apr
21
Sat
Black Women & Business – Cocktails and Networking – Houston @ Open Bar
Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 1:00 am

The Women Circle presents an evening of startup exhibitions by women-run businesses, and connections with elite professionals and entrepreneurs in the Houston area. This event will bring women from across town to network, empower and inspire one another, all in a classy Saturday evening setting. This event was created in mind for the cocktail lover, the business woman, and just anyone looking to connect with other Houston like-minded women. All industries encouraged to attend.

Hosted By: Wine, Women and Business

$10

 

Apr
22
Sun
The “She Is” Summit: Lady Bosses Level Up @ A 2nd Cup
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The “She Is” Summit strives to bring real women together in hopes to break down barriers that have been self imposed. The panelists are real women who just decided to go for it.  They will be sharing their successes, their failures, and how they found the courage and motivation to pursue their calling. Ticket Price Includes: Light Lunch, Workshop on Power Words from the “She Is” Guide… Daily Power Words for the Modern Day Lady Boss and insight from the esteemed panel of women entrepreneurs and creatives. This is a great opportunity to get out and meet like minded women. Take advantage of the early bird ticket price of $35 soon general admission starts at $50.

Hosted by @Shefliessolo

$50

 

Apr
25
Wed
Startup Funding 101: How to Raise Money in New York @ Rise New York
Apr 25 @ 10:30 pm – Apr 26 @ 12:30 am

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!

Click here to register.

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.

Apr
26
Thu
#PowerHour with Taj Rani: Getting Respect Put On Your Name At Work
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 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!

Apr
28
Sat
Boss Up: Brand Activation Workshop @ La Quinta Inn & Suites
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 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

$50

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May
3
Thu
Selling 101: Sales Process Essentials @ ReadySet! Offices
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Who Should Attend?
Small business owners and start ups who want to learn tried and true selling techniques that work.

Overview

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

Instructor:

Robert Serabin

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).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 

#PowerHour with Tonya Rapley: How To Make Real Money Moves
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Money makes the world go round, but are you saving it (and using it) wisely?

With the cost of living constantly and student loan debt not disappearing any time soon, some millennials are struggling to prepare for the futures of their dreams because they are living paycheck to paycheck.

On May 3rd, founder of My Fab Finance Tonya Rapley will join the Her Agenda Insider community for the next Power Hour chat, and share tips on how we can make real money moves.

To join the discussion, make sure you’re a Her Agenda Insider by clicking here.

Her Big Idea NOW: An Evening With Female Entrepreneurs and Creative Leaders @ Made in NY Media Center IFP Theater
May 3 @ 10:30 pm – May 4 @ 12:30 am

Are you a woman with aspirations to create your own company? Want to meet and mingle with powerful female entrepreneurs and get the know-how on building your own business enterprise? Join us to learn from women who have done it themselves and have advice to offer on achieving your entrepreneurial goals.

In recognition of May Day, NOW-NYC and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) are proud to partner for a screening of Her Big Idea, produced by NYC Media, which features inspiring profiles of female entrepreneurs that transformed a simple concept into a thriving business in New York City.

After the show’s screening, Made in NY Media Center will be joined by Cheryl Gentry of Glow Global Events, Malene Barnett of Malene B, and Ellie Kassner of W.H. Kassner, three of the featured guests forging their own paths to success, for a Q & A session. The evening will conclude with an hour of mingling with empowered women over wine.

This event will be an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with today’s innovative businesswomen and leaders in their fields to learn their secrets. It promises to be an inspirational engagement to feed the brain – and the soul – with positive, feminist vision. We hope that you will join us and bring a friend.

Please RSVP as seating is limited to first come, first served.

 

May
5
Sat
The 2018 United State of Women Summit @ The Shrine Auditorium
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – May 6 @ 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

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.

SPEAKERS

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.

Brunch and Slay- Pop-Up @ Private
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Brunch and Slay returns to Houston for its Pop-Up experience presented by Kroger.  The Brunch and Slay team has created the ultimate space for inspiration and cultivating new connections. You’ll hear from Robin & Andrea McBride, founders of the McBride Sisters Wines as well as girl boss and founder of Fearless Magazine, Arian Simone. You’ll be served brunch from a private chef and sip tasty cocktails and submerge yourself in a true Brunch and Slay experience. You’ll be surrounded by energetic, like-minded women dedicated to the Brunch and Slay Lifestyle. Expect real-talk discussions, inspiring narratives from game-changers and so much more.

Hosted by: Brunch and Slay & Kroger

$50 

 

May
6
Sun
CARIBBRUNCH with Angela Simmons, Monique Rodriguez & Dr. Andrea Alexander @ Manny Cantor Center
May 6 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy authentic Caribbean cuisine while listening to an all star panelist: Angela Simmons, Monique Rodriguez, Dr. Andrea Alexander. Intellectual conversation about business, women health, being a mom, mogul and mentor.

Swag bag filled with full size products from our amazing sponsors, Meet &Greet with our panelists, EXCLUSIVE entry into our Curls Champagne Cashmere & Cavier collection launch After Party, SECOND swag bag with Curls products. MENU: Oxtail, Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas, Curry Chicken, Rasta Pasta, Salt Fish, Festival, Sorrel Wine, Mimosas, Caribbean desserts.

An afternoon of fun with fierce fabulous women. Dress code: Spring time fine!

Caribbrunch is meant to introduce you to various island foods as a part CultureReign’s “Tasty Thursday” theme. Treat your taste buds to some sweet Caribbean delights. A sophisticated brunch affair partnered with the famous spiced foods from various Caribbean countries right at your finger tips. From authentic Entree choices like oxtails to tantalizing taste bud teasers such as coconut drops, washed down with your choice of Caribbean beverage.

Visit CultureReign for ticket information or view the direct link here!

Queens Connect Brunch @ Location sent upon receipt of ticket purchase
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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!

May
11
Fri
The Girls’ Lounge
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Viacom is excited to welcome The Female Quotient, an organization committed to advancing equality in the workplace. The Girls’ Lounge, powered by The Female Quotient, creates experiential pop-ups at global conferences, and has become the largest community of businesswomen rising up to transform workplace culture. All are welcome to join us for:

  • Thought provoking panels with industry experts
  • Confidence coaching on negotiating, presenting, and financial planning
  • Headshots, professional styling and Talkin’ Tees at the Confidence Closet

All sessions are available on a first-come, first served basis. Appointments are required for coaching and professional styling. Please note the styling appointments are 20 min. each, and include light touch ups for makeup and hair to refresh your everyday style.

Click here to RSVP. 

May
15
Tue
Women Lunch Speaker Series: Confident Conversations for Women in the Workplace @ The Houston Club
May 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Join the ladies of YPE Houston for its inaugural Women Lunch Speaker Series: Confident Conversations for Women in the Workplace. This event presents an opportunity for women to hear from industry leaders in the Energy sector over a business networking luncheon. Hear words from speaker Professor Beth O’Sullivan, Senior Lecturer in Management – Communications. This event also doubles as a worthy cause as proceeds will benefit the National MS Society’s upcoming event the MS 150.

Hosted by: YPE Houston

$10

May
17
Thu
#PowerHour with Tiffany Bender: Making Your Dream Career A Reality
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Have you ever had a dream so big that you would do anything it make it come true? What if you knew that it would take you down a number of different paths full of zig-zags, countless hurdles and roadblocks and a few steps backward before you could shine bright like a diamond – would you still go for it?

On Thursday, May 17th, television and digital producer Tiffany Bender will join members of the Her Agenda Insider community to share lessons she has learned throughout her career journey, and how sometimes in the media industry, all that glitters isn’t always gold.

To join the conversation, you must be a Her Agenda Insider. Click here to join the community today!

2nd Annual Women of Resilience Awards @ Grand Central Tech
May 17 @ 10:30 pm – May 18 @ 12:30 am

After 6: Second Annual Women of Resilience Awards

Ladies, let’s celebrate!

The Women of Resilience Awards, as part The Memo’s After 6: Career Conversations series, is a yearly event in New York City honoring women of color who are helping to advance other women in their workplaces and their communities.

After 6 is an opportunity for you to connect with other like-minded women in New York City and be a witness in celebrating all the magic that women of color have to offer.

There will be networking, breakout sessions, and opportunities for guests to speak directly with our honorees.

Honoring:
Christina Rice – Founder, LuxeLifeMedia
Tanzina Vega – Journalist & Author
Keisha Smith-Jeremie – CEO & Founder, sanaia

With speakers: Bie Aweh – Educator and Speaker; Sybil Clark-Amuti – Founder, Legacy Row Inc; Gabrielle Brown – Director of Diversity & Inclusion, New York Bar Association; and Minda Harts, CEO, The Memo.

Hosted by:
Grand Central Tech
335 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Check-in and networking
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Program & Awards Ceremony
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Post-program networking

Tickets $20-$65

$50: General Admission
$65: VIP
(Includes priority seating & gift bag)
Can’t make the event in New York? 
$20: Streaming (watch the event live online)

RSVP here!

 

May
18
Fri
BuzzFeed x Tech Ladies: Beyond, Together Summit @ BuzzFeed
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The BuzzFeed x Tech Ladies’ Beyond, Together Summit aims to bring women, nonbinary, and other underrepresented folks in tech together to celebrate what we are doing today and reflect upon how we got here. We’ll look ahead to where we want to take our workplace, culture and technology and discuss how to make those ideas a reality.

Breakfast, lunch, and happy hour are included, and 50% of proceeds will be donated to charities including Black Girls CodeScriptEd, and the TimesUp Legal Defense Fund.

Register

Hosted by Tech Ladies.

May
19
Sat
The Momference @ Hyatt Bethesda
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 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.

Click here to purchase your ticket.