−Women@Forbes In Conversation w/ Akilah Hughes & Shani Syphrett @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Writer, comedian and YouTube creator Akilah Hughes & marketing entrepreneur Shani Syphrett chat about creating content as women of color and using comedy as a form of activism.
Fireside chat with complimentary beer happy hour, provided by Brooklyn Brewing company, to follow.
Can’t make it? Tune in to the Women@Forbes Facebook page for a livestream at 6:30pm EST
https://www.facebook.com/womenatforbes.+6:00 pmWomen@Forbes In Conversation w/ Akilah Hughes & Shani Syphrett @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP
−BrownGirlsLove POWER Day @ Sun West Studios10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Created to empower and inspire millennial women of color, the BrownGirlsLove brand will kick 2018 off with our 3rd Annual POWER Day! With the goal of providing tools, inspiration and empowerment to multicultural boss babes, BrownGirlsLove POWER Day will help movers & shakers go above and beyond for the new year.
The mini conference features a day of workshops, empowering panel discussions, networking lunch, and a keynote discussion featuring young and powerful women who have mastered the art of building a successful brand.
LoveBrownSugar.com is an online outlet for stylish, savvy, multicultural millenial women.+10:00 amBrownGirlsLove POWER Day @ Sun West Studios
−STORY Presents: Pitch Night @ Story6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
STORY’s signature “Pitch Night” returns with founder Rachel Shechtman on the hunt for inspiring new products. Envisioned as an open call for designers and makers, the night gives local creatives the opportunity to pitch a physical product to a panel of media, retailers, and the occasional surprise guest.
Ready to step up to the plate?
- Step 1: RSVP to PitchNight@ThisisSTORY.com with images and information about your product. See specific requirements below.
- Step 2: Show up with a finished product – something that’s ready to go if the right person notices.
- Step 3: Mix and mingle with fellow thinkers hoping to make it big.
- Step 4: Step up to the plate and share your product and its story with our panel. You’ll have 3-minutes to tell the panel why your goods are the next great thing.
General Requirements and FAQ’s about Pitch Night
- Due to capacity, STORY can only accommodate a limited number of pitches…so be quick!
- If you’ve already pitched the panel, we ask that you don’t re-register so that others can take a shot.
- Your product must currently be in production (no napkin sketches folks!) ready to be shipped and sold at retail.
- Your submission must include images of your product.
- Pitch Night isn’t a spectator sport – sorry, no plus ones! Due to extremely limited space, only those who have a product to pitch may attend. If there is more than just one maker/creator/owner/founder of your product, please note in your reply.
- Press are welcome to reply with an outlet and credentials.
- You can pitch as many products as you would like, but remember you will only have 3 minutes with the panel.
Hosted by STORY.+6:00 pmSTORY Presents: Pitch Night @ Story
−Wonder Women Tech Washington, D.C. Global Summit @ Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center8:30 am – 6:30 pm
WONDER WOMEN TECH IS AN ECOSYSTEM THAT EXPLORES THE INTERSECTIONALITY OF BEING HUMAN WITHIN STEAM INDUSTRIES.
Creating an impact for our Future Innovators Wonder Women Tech’s mission is to highlight, celebrate and educate women and the underrepresented in STEAM industries. We create conferences, events, workshops and initiatives where we bring together changemakers, pioneers, innovators, and high-level speakers and attendees to explore ideas, discussions, and solutions for women and the underrepresented to succeed and thrive. We seek to ‘disrupt the conference model’ and create a shift in diversity and inclusion within STEAM industries by offering revolutionary content and impactful discussions that will further the development of women, girls and the underrepresented as innovators.
2018 THEME #WEAREINNOVATORS
Wonder Women Tech Washington, D.C. Global Summit will take place on January 26, 2018 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, and will highlight women and underrepresented innovators and leaders in STEAM industries.This intimate one-day event will feature CEO’s. C-Suites, CDO’s, innovators, and global thought leaders, special keynotes, dynamic speakers and panelists, a breakfast and luncheon. Seating is limited for this premier event!WWT is dedicated to highlighting, celebrating, and educating women and diversity within Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (STEAM). The goal for the 2018 Wonder Women Tech Washington D.C. Summit is to ‘disrupt the conference model’ and create a shift in diversity and inclusion within STEAM industries by offering revolutionary content and impactful discussions that will further the development of women, girls and diversity as innovators.
For WWT, there are several ways to get involved:
e.com/e/wonder-women-tech-wash ington-dc-global-summit-ticket s-37069412611 (You can get the early bird discount on your ticket until December 15!)+8:30 amWonder Women Tech Washington, D.C. Global Summit @ Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
−Jason Reynolds & Mahogany L. Browne: “Where the Pulitzer Prize meets the Poetry Slam” @ Bowery Poetry Club6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Two poets take the stage together and read back and forth, poem for poem, in an ongoing poetic conversation about where poetry exists.
Jason Reynolds was tricked into being a writer. For years his aunt would only give him books for Christmas, ranging from Huck Finn, to Moby Dick. Year after year she’d disappoint him with a gift-wrapped book. He’d force a smile, and when no one was looking, Jason would toss that year’s “bad gift” on the shelf with the rest of them. Until the sixth grade, when he discovered poetry. It was then that his world was opened, and he went back and started tearing through all the dusty, stiffened books his aunt had given him, suddenly grateful for every page.
Now, after having published four critically acclaimed books and co-authored another two, Jason was proclaimed “easily one of the most promising of Young Adult novelists in the market today” by NBC. Besides collecting starred-reviews, he is a New York Times bestselling author and was awarded the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent; was a Coretta Scott King Honoree twice, made it to the Time books of the year list, won the Kirkus Award, was a National Book Award finalist, and, in 2017, was an Odyssey and a CSK Honoree, a recipient of the Schneider Middle Grade award, and was named Indies First Spokesperson of the year.
Mahogany L. Browne
The Cave Canem, Poets House & Serenbe Focus alum, is the author of several books including Redbone (nominated for NAACP Outstanding Literary Works), Dear Twitter: Love Letters Hashed Out On-line, recommended by Small Press Distribution & About.com Best Poetry Books of 2010. Mahogany bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee. Browne has toured Germany, Amsterdam, England, Canada and recently Australia as 1/3 of the cultural arts exchange project Global Poetics. Her journalism work has been published in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada’s The Word and UK’s MOBO. Her poetry has been published in literary journals Pluck, Manhattanville Review, Muzzle, Union Station Mag, Literary Bohemian, Bestiary, Joint & The Feminist Wire.
Hosted by April Ranger.
“Where the Pulitzer Prize meets the Poetry Slam.” Two poets take the stage together and read back and forth, poem for poem, in an ongoing poetic conversation about where poetry exists. This New York City poetry series has been running for over 10 years, presenting a pair of poets every month, one ostensibly more literary, page-oriented, or “academic,” and the other more performative or “spoken word.” Sometimes the poets know each other—or one regards the other as a type of mentor—but oftentimes they do not. The evening is not a competition in any way. Rather it’s a conversation in verse, with the two poets alternating, reading one poem each.+6:00 pmJason Reynolds & Mahogany L. Browne: “Where the Pulitzer Prize meets the Poetry Slam” @ Bowery Poetry Club