Jun
22
Fri
Annual Black-Tie Gala to be held at Atlanta City Hall @ Atlanta City Hall
Jun 22 @ 11:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 2:00 am

The Vision Community Foundation is set to host it’s 7thannual Black-Tie Gala at Atlanta City Hall on Friday, June 22, 2018. Hosted by Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III, Rashad Burgess and Lakara Foster, the annual celebration honors a select group of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding achievements in the arts, media, ministry, community service and government arenas throughout their lifetime. Immediately following the gala will be an after party, at the downtown Atlanta Marriott Marquis, with sounds by legendary disc jockey, DJ Sedrick.

The 2018 honorees include Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, singer/actress Tisha Campbell-Martin (“Martin”), director/actress/philanthropist Terri J. Vaughn (“Steve Harvey Show”), actor TC Carson (“Greenleaf”), Lifetime’s “Project Runway Allstars” winner, Anthony Williams, founder of The Black AIDS Institute, Phil Wilson, Radio Personality, Miss Sophia (“V103 Atlanta”) and chief executive of the LGBT and HIV/AIDS group TruEvolution, Gabriel Maldonado.

The Black-Tie Gala will include special appearances by Melissa “DJ M” Scott (“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”), Miss Lawrence (“STAR”), Gee Smalls (“The Gentlemen’s Foundation”) and more.

“We take pride in honoring those who are trailblazing an inclusive path for all. This year’s annual gala is set to be best yet,” says Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, III.

The Vision Community Foundation is a 501(C)(3) created to impact and transform the LGBTQI++ community by educating, creating awareness and implementing STI/STD prevention methods using all forms of millennial media and marketing tools. The mission of the foundation is to empower people mentally, emotionally, educationally, socially and economically.

As a community-based organization, the foundation is inclusive of all people, fully embracing people of every race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, family configuration, physical & or mental condition, and all other distinctions which the rich tapestry of the human family are. The Vision Community Foundation Inc. has provided support services for the greater Atlanta Community for over 7 years. Feeding thousands of women, men and children through their Bread Of Life Program, tested hundreds and linking reactive(s) to health care through their in-house HIV/AIDS programs and initiatives, addressed Women’s Health through Breast Cancer walks and awareness projects, provided education and training through their GED programs and improved the lives of their local communities through LGBT initiatives partnered with Traxx Girls, Inc.

Previous honorees include Jennifer Holiday, Trina and Evelyn Braxton, Chrisette Michele, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Cynthia Bailey, Meelah Williams, Syleena Johnson, Angie Stone, Keke Wyatt, Rickey Smiley, Kimberly Chapman, Genise Shelton, Andre King and more.

The Vision Community Foundation’s Black Tie Gala is part of the national iElevate Conference. Registration for all iElevate activities is available at iElevateConference.org. For more information on Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III and The Vision Community Foundation visit: ocallen.com.

 

 

Jun
24
Sun
Brown Girl Brunch: A Boozy Brunch hosted by Shell’s Loft & Wholehearted Coaching @ Shell's Loft
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Skip the two-hour wait in Williamsburg and come get your brunch on with some inspiring brown baes.

Delicious food. Dope cocktails. Bad ass Latina Chef.

Network like a boss. Engage in empowering conversation.

Every other month Shell’s Loft and Wholehearted Coaching host a brunch exclusively for women of color to come together and to connect over delicious food and strong cocktails. Each brunch will feature an inspiring speaker who will spill some knowledge and truth about navigating the world as a rebel brown girl. And Shell’s Loft will serving up some incredible dishes and cocktails. Not to mention it’s unlimited cocktails, food, and wisdom!!!

Brown Girl Brunch is a time to get off your phone. Please disconnect from social media for a few hours and connect with the person next to you. Come and tap into a new tribe and community. Spend an afternoon getting inspired by some amazing women of color.

You never know who is going to be at Brown Girl Brunch.

Come meet your new business partner
Come meet your new running mate
Come meet your new investor
Come meet your new wife
Come meet your new tribe

Yes To:
In person connections. F-bombs. Being Vulnerable and open AF. Inappropriate conversations. Malibu Moments.

No To:
Trolling. Double booking. Social Media (you’ll like it).

All food and cocktails included in ticket price. Vegan and Vegetarians welcome.

All femme and female identifying chicas welcome.

Hosted by Shell Martinez of Shell’s Loft and Shirin Eskandani of Wholehearted Coaching

Featured Speaker, Renae Britt, founder of In Her Shoes Blog. She will be giving a sneak peak of her documentary that is debuting at Essence Fest in July. This means that the Brown Girl Brunch crew will be some of the first to see this amazing movie before it hits screens!!! Calling it Clips and A Conversation!

To RSVP click here!!

Jun
26
Tue
Young Professionals Business Exchange Networking & Cover Party Powered By Atlanta Tribune Magazine @ Zucot Gallery
Jun 26 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 27 @ 12:00 am

This signature event gives Atlanta’s emerging executives and seasoned professionals more than just an opportunity to meet and greet, but also an occasion to make meaningful business connections and associations.

Young Professionals Business Exchange
June 26, 2018

Zucot Gallery
100 Centennial Olympic Park Drive Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30313

We will also be recognizing four of Atlanta’s emerging executives who were featured in out May 2018 Issue:
– Doll Avant, Aquagenuity
– Jason Crain, Partpic
– Marie Denee, The Curvy Fashionista
– George Oloku, Next Big Thing Movement

Come meet these dynamic individuals and enjoy networking, special give-a-ways and much more!

Click here to RSVP.

Jun
28
Thu
WeWork & VoteRunLead present Women’s Leadership Works- #RunAsYouAre Illinois @ WeWork Kinzie
Jun 28 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

VoteRunLead and WeWork have partnered to bring you Women’s Leadership Works to empower women by holding training seminars at WeWork locations to give women the tools they need to run for office and win. These #RunAsYouAre WeWork and VoteRunLead hosted sessions will tap into the conversation around the need for women to enter public service and get involved in their communities not just with words, but with action.

We believe you already have the experience, talent and networks to achieve your political ambition. #RunAsYouAre will accelerate the growth of your political networks and know-how with practical and actionable steps. The workshop will help you make a real plan to get to know your political community, find the best office to run for, and bolster your campaign to win. With the unprecedented surge in women interested in running for office, our essential and individualized approach equips participants to campaign and win.

ABOUT VoteRunLead
VoteRunLead trains women to run for office. And win. VoteRunLead is the largest and most diverse campaign training organization in the country. To date, VoteRunLead has trained more than 33,000 women to run for office and has seen an unprecedented number of women signing up. In 2017, VoteRunLead trained more than 9,700 women to run for office and win. At VoteRunLead we believe women can #RunAsYouAre now, regardless of previous political experience. We believe women already have the life experience, talent and capacity to run for office. We believe if you have a passion to serve, you can run for office and win. VoteRunLead centers women of color. 60% of VoteRunLead alumnae are women of color and VoteRunLead is the only organization working in America’s heartland with a Rural Women’s Initiative.

ABOUT WeWork
WeWork is the platform for creators. We provide everything creators need to make a life, not just a living. There has been a macro shift towards a new way of work—one focused on a movement towards meaning. WeWork is accelerating this movement. As WeWork’s mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living, we’re proud to partner with this great organization, VoteRunLead. WeWork strives to advance gender equality in the workplace by supporting women at every level to break through their own glass ceiling. By aligning people and space, communities can come together to discuss important issues and engage in a dialogue about the topics that matter most to them. We’re excited to provide this “Town Hall” environment to foster frank discussions around the need for women to enter public service and get involved in their communities not just with words, but with action.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP.

GirlBoss: Inspiration from Female Founders @ CommonBond HQ (6th Floor)
Jun 28 @ 10:30 pm – Jun 29 @ 12:30 am

You’re Invited to the 2018 CommonBond MBA Summer Series!

Hear real stories from industry leaders that will inspire your next career move.

This event is in recognition of all of the #Girlbosses everywhere. It will explore the opportunities, advantages, and special challenges faced by women founders – providing tactical insights on a variety of subjects, including funding strategies, pitching 101, finding a co-founder, overcoming adversity, and growing a business.

Thursday, June 28th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Panel program will take place between 7:00-8:00 p.m, with networking reception to follow.

Panelists:

  • Jenna Kerner, Co-Founder at Harper Wilde
  • Yi-Hsian Godfrey, CEO & Co-Founder at Apiari
  • Alison Bloom-Kiefer, Co-Founder of Know Your Crew and Senior Product Manager at CommonBond
  • Cindy Kim, Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Silver Mirror

RSVP today to reserve your spot!

About CommonBond

CommonBond is a financial technology company on a mission to give students and graduates more affordable, transparent and simpler ways to pay for higher education. The company offers new loans to current students, refinance loans to college graduates, and a suite of student loan repayment benefits to employees through its CommonBond for Business™ program. CommonBond is also the first and only finance company with a “one-for-one” social mission: for every loan it funds, CommonBond also funds the education of a child in need, through its partnership with Pencils of Promise.

For more information, visit www.commonbond.co.

Girls Night In: NYC Book Club Meetup @SweetGreen @ SweetGreen
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For the month of June, GNI (Girls Night In) will be reading “The Ensemble” by Aja Gabel. Gather with other women in NYC for a great book discussion and small bites provided by sweetgreen.

Girls’ Night In readers and non-readers are welcome.

Ticket price includes drinks, snacks and GNI swag.

After 6: Career Conversations Motherhood & Careers @ ONLINE @ ONLINE
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Virtual After 6: Motherhood and CareersMotherhood & Careers

Join The Memo for a virtual discussion on careers and motherhood!

Claim your spot to join the conversation here!

Jun
29
Fri
30 for 30 Podcasts Story Workshop @ online application
Jun 29 all-day

CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is thrilled to announce the 30 for 30 Podcasts Story Workshop, a new podcast pitching initiative with ESPN.

They are now accepting submissions for original audio story pitches, with some storytellers potentially receiving the chance to have their project fully funded and produced as part of the 30 for 30 Podcasts series! Full details availablehere.

Important Dates:

  • Submissions Open: June 11
  • Submissions Close: June 29
  • Notifications Sent: July 9
  • Pitch Session Date: July 17
Jun
30
Sat
WeWork & VoteRunLead present Women’s Leadership Works- #RunAsYouAre @ WeWork Security Building
Jun 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

VoteRunLead and WeWork have partnered to bring you Women’s Leadership Works to empower women by holding training seminars at WeWork locations to give women the tools they need to run for office and win. These #RunAsYouAre WeWork and VoteRunLead hosted sessions will tap into the conversation around the need for women to enter public service and get involved in their communities not just with words, but with action.

We believe you already have the experience, talent and networks to achieve your political ambition. #RunAsYouAre will accelerate the growth of your political networks and know-how with practical and actionable steps. The workshop will help you make a real plan to get to know your political community, find the best office to run for, and bolster your campaign to win. With the unprecedented surge in women interested in running for office, our essential and individualized approach equips participants to campaign and win.

ABOUT VoteRunLead
VoteRunLead trains women to run for office. And win. VoteRunLead is the largest and most diverse campaign training organization in the country. To date, VoteRunLead has trained more than 33,000 women to run for office and has seen an unprecedented number of women signing up. In 2017, VoteRunLead trained more than 9,700 women to run for office and win. At VoteRunLead we believe women can #RunAsYouAre now, regardless of previous political experience. We believe women already have the life experience, talent and capacity to run for office. We believe if you have a passion to serve, you can run for office and win. VoteRunLead centers women of color. 60% of VoteRunLead alumnae are women of color and VoteRunLead is the only organization working in America’s heartland with a Rural Women’s Initiative.

ABOUT WeWork
WeWork is the platform for creators. We provide everything creators need to make a life, not just a living. There has been a macro shift towards a new way of work—one focused on a movement towards meaning. WeWork is accelerating this movement. As WeWork’s mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living, we’re proud to partner with this great organization, VoteRunLead. WeWork strives to advance gender equality in the workplace by supporting women at every level to break through their own glass ceiling. By aligning people and space, communities can come together to discuss important issues and engage in a dialogue about the topics that matter most to them. We’re excited to provide this “Town Hall” environment to foster frank discussions around the need for women to enter public service and get involved in their communities not just with words, but with action.

Erica’s Table of 20 Takes NEW YORK CITY on June 30th, 2018
Jun 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hey Ladies!!!

Who’s ready for the 28th Erica’s Table of 20 happening this time in New York, on June 30th from 1:30pm-3:30pm

Tag a friend, sister, aunt, or your bestie who needs to be in New York for this!

Powered By: The B Firm: PR Consulting​ & Erica Dias​
😊 Email: EricasTableOf20@Gmail.com to secure your #SeatAtTheTable #EricasTableOf20 #TableOf20 #ETO20 #FaithItUntilYouMakeIt

Health is Wealth @ YWCA West Orem
Jun 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join ColorComm Houston during Health & Wellness month for “Health is Wealth. From idea to brand launch, hear from Houston’s leading women behind top health and wellness brands and how they stay ahead of the game professionally and personally. Panelists include Candice Lewis-Carter, Professional Figure Athlete; Kirbi Smith, Co-Owner of Active Faith Sports; Crystal Hadnott, Owner of Synergy Total Holistic Health & Wellness; and Joy Diggs, Owner of Digg Deep Fitness. Come network and learn more about these brands, the strategies these leaders use for their brands and their personal lives to stay ahead in the competitive wellness market and more.

Hosted By: ColorComm Houston

Free

Jul
12
Thu
Running Start’s Resilience Summit 2018
Jul 12 – Jul 13 all-day

Join The Embassy of Canada and Running Start to build your political confidence by learning from failure. People at the top of their game in business, politics, and media will share how to take risks, how to recover from mistakes and bad luck, and how to turn those experiences into leadership.

*** Interested? Fill out this brief form below to let them know! Seats are limited.

July 12, 2018
Cost: Free
Speakers & Workshops: 1 pm – 6 pm
Reception: 6 pm – 8 pm
Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC

P31 Experience: Fundraiser & Women’s Conference @ Sharespace
Jul 12 @ 11:00 pm – Jul 13 @ 2:00 am

Come learn about business, branding, entrepreneurship, how to create passive income, and how to maximize profits for your business! The Proverbs 31 Women’s Organization presents an evening of insightful wisdom and business strategies from a professional female panel of entrepreneurs, food, swag bags, giveaway prizes and an opportunity to network with like minded, business savvy female entrepreneurs and business women in the Houston area. This event also serves as a way to make an impact as proceeds will benefit The Proverbs 31 Women’s Organization’s mission to change the lives of young women through mentorship and education across the state of Texas.

Hosted by: Proverbs 31 Women’s Organization

$35

 

Jul
14
Sat
BAUCE Magazine Presents: Wine + Wifi NYC II @ BKLYN Commons
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ready to meet dope, ambitious self-made women of color while sipping away on your favorite glass of wine?

Wine + Wifi is an intimate event where hustlers, creatives, collaborators, and doers come together for an evening of productive co-working and networking. BAUCE Magazine will provide unlimited access to wine, light bites and wifi so that entrepreneurial women can get sh*t done and grow their network. Wine + Wifi offers a safe space that brings together like-minded women for both professional and personal advancement. If you’re looking for help with your side hustle or just a new business bestie, then this is the room you will want to be in.

Don’t go home and work on your side hustle alone. Grab your laptop, come on out and meet new people that will inspire and motivate you to be a BAUCE.

BAUCE is a lifestyle site for the self-made woman. We create and curate content that helps ambitious women from multicultural backgrounds build their empires, achieve financial freedom, and look good while doing it. We’re not just a publication. Being a BAUCE is a lifestyle. A BAUCE embodies the hustler’s spirit and continuously works towards her dreams — she never takes no for an answer.

This event is held in partnership with Trendy Tripping, an organization that connects local entrepreneurs with both cost-effective spaces and likeminded creatives. They bring together a growing, dynamic community of innovators together at monthly networking events. Learn more about Trendy Tripping here.

RSVP here!

Jul
19
Thu
BrunchWork with ClassPass & The Newsette @ Convene @ Convene
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come attend an unforgettable dinner with ClassPass’ General Manager of Digital Product Jenny Wu and The Newsette’s Founder and CEO Daniella Pierson. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Jenny and Daniella…and curated connections over a seasonal meal. 
SPECIAL GUESTS

Jenny Wu is the General Manager of Digital Product at ClassPass. Jenny incubated and launched ClassPass’s new digital fitness offering, ClassPass Live! ClassPass Live is a live-streamed, wearable-enabled video fitness product that recreates the magic of the boutique studio experience, right in your living room. ClassPass is a new kind of fitness membership that grants you access to thousands of different classes at studios and gyms in your city and around the world.

*

Daniella Pierson is the founder and CEO of The Newsette. The Newsette is a media company that creates inspiring, motivating, and delightful content for women. Her newsletter reaches 300,000 people and she leads an eight-person team at her very first post-graduate job.

RSVP for this event here!

 

Jul
21
Sat
WeWork & VoteRunLead present Women’s Leadership Works- #RunAsYouAre Texas @ WeWork Congress
Jul 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

VoteRunLead and WeWork have partnered to bring you Women’s Leadership Works to empower women by holding training seminars at WeWork locations to give women the tools they need to run for office and win. These #RunAsYouAre WeWork and VoteRunLead hosted sessions will tap into the conversation around the need for women to enter public service and get involved in their communities not just with words, but with action.

We believe you already have the experience, talent and networks to achieve your political ambition. #RunAsYouAre will accelerate the growth of your political networks and know-how with practical and actionable steps. The workshop will help you make a real plan to get to know your political community, find the best office to run for, and bolster your campaign to win. With the unprecedented surge in women interested in running for office, our essential and individualized approach equips participants to campaign and win.

ABOUT VoteRunLead
VoteRunLead trains women to run for office. And win. VoteRunLead is the largest and most diverse campaign training organization in the country. To date, VoteRunLead has trained more than 33,000 women to run for office and has seen an unprecedented number of women signing up. In 2017, VoteRunLead trained more than 9,700 women to run for office and win. At VoteRunLead we believe women can #RunAsYouAre now, regardless of previous political experience. We believe women already have the life experience, talent and capacity to run for office. We believe if you have a passion to serve, you can run for office and win. VoteRunLead centers women of color. 60% of VoteRunLead alumnae are women of color and VoteRunLead is the only organization working in America’s heartland with a Rural Women’s Initiative.

ABOUT WeWork
WeWork is the platform for creators. We provide everything creators need to make a life, not just a living. There has been a macro shift towards a new way of work—one focused on a movement towards meaning. WeWork is accelerating this movement. As WeWork’s mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living, we’re proud to partner with this great organization, VoteRunLead. WeWork strives to advance gender equality in the workplace by supporting women at every level to break through their own glass ceiling. By aligning people and space, communities can come together to discuss important issues and engage in a dialogue about the topics that matter most to them. We’re excited to provide this “Town Hall” environment to foster frank discussions around the need for women to enter public service and get involved in their communities not just with words, but with action.

click here to rsvp.

GP Squared Brunch & Learn – Put Your Best Brand Forward @ Eleven Clinton - Smothered Blues
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Our July 21st event will feature a groundbreaking talk from Chairman and CEO of Ashley Stewart, James Rhee, who at the age of 47 has already owned over 49 different companies. He also is the Founder of FirePine Group, a financial entity in Boston. His recent ability to transform the famed urban clothing brand, Ashley Stewart into one of the top brands in the U.S.earning double-digit profits has been in all the headlines. He will talk to us about the important MONEY/LIFE connection between building your own best, authentic brand and a successful lifetime of professional and financial pursuits.

Our GP Squared Hostess is Rhonesha Byng, founder of HerAgenda.com and named 30 Under 30 by Forbes Magazine. She will have a brief conversation with a leading social media influencer on the Professional Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media.

We will also hear brand-building insights from Sherkera Green of Wells Fargo. We will also have Wells Fargo representatives on-site, who, along with James Rhee, will work with you on creating your perfect elevator speech/financial pitch.

You will enjoy a full brunch and dessert from Eleven Clinton, while we enjoy great music, network and gain valuable nuggets of wisdom.

The GP Squared Brunch Series, created by MediaSense Inc, that is an intergenerational women’s event designed to share financial and life insights that pay dividends for a lifetime. This series is Powered by Wells Fargo Bank.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP.

Jul
22
Sun
BLK Oasis: An Indulgent Self-Care Experience @ TBA
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

BLK Oasis

BLK Oasis is an exclusive pop-up experience for Black women creatives, entrepreneurs, media moguls, and influencers to pause and take a moment for #SelfcareSunday.

Join BLK+GRN  for:

On-site non-toxic nail bar
Mini-facials and skin care advice from Black estheticians
Clean make-up bar
Organic hand massages
Custom bra fitting with Nubian Skin

Plus there will be plant-based bites and beverages, meditation, wellness tips all covered in #Blackgirlmagic!

BLK + GRN Pop-Up Store RSVP
Use code: “SANCTUARY” to save some on the ticket investment courtesy of Dr. Crystal Jones who will be attending the NYC event!

Jul
28
Sat
More Than A Mom Brunch & Networking Event @ Ouisie’s Table
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

You Are #MoreThanAMom!

Are you on the journey of building a legacy for your family? Well, you are not alone! Come fellowship and connect with women who are on the same journey at the 2nd Annual More Than A Mom Brunch. The More Than A Mom Network was established to create conversation around motherhood and entrepreneurship, establish mutually beneficial relationships and connections, help mompreneurs build their businesses like the pros, and honor those who have successfully balanced business and motherhood. The keynote speaker Jillian “JJ” Simmons is a mother, entertainer, philanthropist and author. She will share her success story and provide attendees with valuable advice on how to juggle business and motherhood. The brunch will be hosted at Ouisie’s Table admission includes a 2-course meal and one brunch cocktail.

Hosted by: Modish Mommies

$65

Jul
29
Sun
Plan HER Conference @ Omni Houston Hotel at Westside
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pink Productions 1-day Plan HER conference will be filled with dynamic speakers, life changing conversations and discussions from Ashley Dunn, Brioyna James, Adunola Adeshola, Myra Vorrice and more that can shape your life. Attendees can expect to find mentors, shop local vendors, photo booths, henna tattoos and a chance to connect with like-minded driven women. The theme is “Rewriting The Story ” they hope to applaud the success of hard working women while inspiring a new generation of future leaders.

Hosted by: Pink Productions

$40

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