−#IMakeaLiving powered by FreshBooks – New York City @ Carolines on Broadway6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The #IMakeaLiving events bring together an eclectic group of small business owners for a lively, candid, and often hilarious, conversation.
Part small business boot camp, part group therapy with a special keynote at the end, you’ll leave feeling inspired and motivated. Plus, you’ll get lots of actionable insights to take you and your business to the next level.
***For the first time, #IMakeaLiving will take place in the evening. A networking social will follow the main event with drinks and food for everyone attending!***
It’s free (yes, FREE, including food and drinks!) to attend and we’d love to see you there.
(And, no, this isn’t one of those events that’s actually a sales pitch).
Participating in our panel discussion:
Peter is the founder of ShankMinds: Breakthrough, an online community of business professionals from around the world who come together to give and get advice, increase their business, and improve their lives.
Additionally, Peter is also the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc., a boutique Social Media, Marketing and PR Strategy firm located in New York City, with clients worldwide. His blog, which he launched in 1995 at https://www.shankman.com, both comments on and generates news and conversation.
Erin Bagwell is a filmmaker and feminist blogger residing in Brooklyn, New York. In 2013 she founded Feminist Wednesday, a feminist storytelling blog. In the summer of 2014, she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $100,000 in funding to produce her first feature-length film Dream, Girl. In May 2016, Dream, Girl screened at the White House as part of the United State of Women Summit followed by a sold-out screening at the iconic Paris Theater in New York City.
Erin’s story has been featured in Forbes, TED, Vogue, and The Washington Post and she was named one of Oprah’s SuperSoul100 a list featuring extraordinary individuals that live life intentionally, create great social impact, and bring inspiration to others.
Dream, Girl is will be released on YouTube May 9th and was named the number one feminist documentary to watch by the Huffington Post.
Caitlin Pearce is Executive Director of Freelancers Union, the nation’s largest advocacy group for the more than 57 million-strong independent workforce. Caitlin leads the drive to empower freelancers through education, community, and political advocacy.
Caitlin has worked at Freelancers Union for over seven years, most recently serving as Director of Advocacy and Member Engagement. She spearheaded some of Freelancers Union’s most ambitious initiatives, including SPARK, the worker-led network of local freelancer hubs in nearly 25 major US cities, which are designed to provide independent workers with the skills and connections they need to be successful.
Most recently, Caitlin led the grassroots coalition of freelancers, labor unions, policy-makers, and business groups that fought for and won the historic “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act in New York City. The first-of-its-kind law gives millions of New York freelancers unprecedented wage theft protections against clients who don’t pay them for their work – one of the leading issues facing independent workers.
Steph Hoff’s personality, style, and work are built on the impact of contrasts: high and low, feminine and masculine, mainstream and obscure. Nothing is more natural for her than to be decked in Comme des Garçons and Prada while buying a round of shots at a Chinatown dive bar. With a knack for business paired with an appetite for innovation, she has built her reputation in the lifestyle and fashion industry on a connection to what’s hot in the streets, translating international corporate initiatives into targeted campaigns. Her expertise in the areas of content marketing, new media, creative production, branding and trend forecasting – working for the likes of Aritzia, Topshop, M5 Showroom, Hudson’s Bay Company, and The Creator Class – has taken her from Toronto to Vancouver, Montreal, and now New York City as the creative director of Moose Knuckles Canada, and executive creative producer of Biannual.+6:30 pm#IMakeaLiving powered by FreshBooks – New York City @ Carolines on Broadway
−Collectively Beautiful [NYC] @ Galvanize12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the Black Pearl Collective for an intimate gathering featuring eight female founders who have successfully launched beauty brands geared for all women or women of color. They will discuss their successes, missed opportunities, challenges, and future vision for their companies.+12:00 pmCollectively Beautiful [NYC] @ Galvanize
−Artist Talk: Nandipha Mntambo @ BAM5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
DanceAfrica’s featured visual artist this year is Nandipha Mntambo. The South African sculptor, painter, photographer, and video artist discusses her practice—which encompasses her large-scale cowhide works to the video pieces on view in the Diker Gallery Café—with BAM Visual Art curator Holly Shen.
Hosted by BAM.+5:00 pmArtist Talk: Nandipha Mntambo @ BAM
−Women EmPower Connections Luncheon @ Brennan's of Houston11:30 am – 1:00 pm
In its inaugural year the EmPower Connections Luncheon aims to promote connectivity and communication though this empowering event for women. Attendees will enjoy a complimentary 3- course meal from Brennan’s of Houston and hear words of empowerment from Councilwoman Amanda Edwards (at-large position 4). Guests are encouraged to wear business attire and bring business cards for networking opportunities.
Hosted by: M Collective Care + ArYouSerious.com+11:30 amWomen EmPower Connections Luncheon @ Brennan's of Houston
−5th Annual ColorComm Conference: New Horizons @ Ritz Carlton Kapalua9:00 am – 5:00 pm
DAY ONE • MONDAY, JUNE 4
The afternoon begins with amazing sessions. However, the highlight of the first day is the ColorComm Circle Awards, the highest honor for women of color in communications. We spotlight exceptional women who are changing the face of the industry. Honorees will be accessible throughout the conference for networking and knowledge-sharing.
9:00 am – 7:00 pm Conference Registration 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm Social Media Lounge Open for Duration of the Conference 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm Ice Breaker Workshop 2:15 pm- 3:00 pm Kick-off General Session 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Special General Session 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ColorComm Circle Awards Dinner (Cocktail/Resort Chic Attire)
DAY TWO • TUESDAY, JUNE 5
We get down to business with not-to-be missed general sessions and breakouts featuring esteemed speakers and panelists who will educate and enlighten.
8:00 am – 9:15 am General Session Breakfast 9:30 am – 10:15 am Opening General Session 10:30 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch ‘n Learn 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions/Workshops 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm General Session 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Hawaiian Luau Dinner (Casual Island Attire)
DAY THREE • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
The day begins with a Power Breakfast Program followed by impactful morning sessions. All this builds to the much anticipated Keynote Luncheon. Since ColorComm “started with a luncheon and turned into a community,” we are pleased to come full circle and conclude the last full day of the conference based on our beginnings.
8:00 am – 9:15 am General Session Breakfast 9:30 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm ColorComm Signature Luncheon 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Afternoon workshops and cultural activities
DAY FOUR • THURSDAY, JUNE 7
Before catching your flight back to the mainland (or optional island excursions), join us for an inspiring breakfast program that will put this one-of-a kind journey into perspective. You will leave feeling more empowered than ever before to excel and achieve your goals!
8:00 am – 9:15 am Send-off Inspirational Breakfast+9:00 am5th Annual ColorComm Conference: New Horizons @ Ritz Carlton Kapalua
−Roxane Gay: Not That Bad @ Stephen A. Schwarzman Building7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In her latest book, Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, Roxane Gay brings together an incredible array of women to share first-person essays that directly tackle rape, assault, and harassment. The book asks what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out. Gay will speak out at LIVE on a topic that is growing more timely by the minute.
Hosted by New York Public Library+7:00 pmRoxane Gay: Not That Bad @ Stephen A. Schwarzman Building