−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.
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
−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
−Boss Up: Brand Activation Workshop @ La Quinta Inn & Suites1:00 pm – 4:00 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
=+1:00 pmBoss Up: Brand Activation Workshop @ La Quinta Inn & Suites
−The 2018 United State of Women Summit @ The Shrine Auditorium9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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.
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.+9:00 amThe 2018 United State of Women Summit @ The Shrine Auditorium
−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