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WE Connect Event: Is Gig a Go for Women Entrepreneurs?

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Aug. 14 2017, Published 8:00 p.m. ET

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VENUE: BKLYN Commons

ADDRESS: 495 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA

The gig economy is growing rapidly. By 2020 the sector will grow to more than $63 billion globally. The Gig Economy could be the future of entrepreneurship as we know it as the increase of project-based work contributes to the growth of solopreneurs.

Women, in particular, are turning to the Gig Economy in an effort to gain more flexibility, work-life balance, and equal pay. On the flip side most women who consider themselves freelancers are taking up projects to supplement their income rather than as a pathway to owning a business. Where is the disconnect?

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Join our dynamic panel who have used project-based work to launch their own companies and have grown their businesses on gig work platforms. These innovators will share their entrepreneurial journeys—their motivations, the lessons they have learned along the way, and the advice that they wish someone gave them. Join us to hear stories, and learn from their stories.

Panelists include:

-Christie Chirinos, Co-Founder, Caldera Labs

-Ivy Newman, President, The Viney Group

-Deepti Sharma, Founder, FoodtoEat

-Joanne Roberts, Co-Founder, What Now What Next

Panelists will be in conversation with Beth Wiesendanger, Community Organizer at Fiverr, the world’s largest freelance services marketplace for lean entrepreneurs.

This event is in partnership with Benchmark Creative Group and BKLYN Commons.

It is open to business owners, community leaders, and aspiring entrepreneurs. It will be an opportunity to network, and learn valuable inside information from inspiring women actively living their dreams! Following the panel, guests will have the opportunity to receive coaching sessions from WE NYC Mentors.Light bites will be served!

Women entrepreneurs are key economic actors in New York City — building businesses that support families, uplift communities and generate jobs.

WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs NYC) is an initiative of the NYC Department of Small Business Services that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses.

Hosted by Women Entrepreneurs NYC.

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