Women’s Discussion Group-Topic: Identifying Disempowering Beliefs @ Brooklyn Creative League
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Women's Discussion Group-Topic: Identifying Disempowering Beliefs tickets

Disempowering beliefs that lurk in your subconscious can get in the way of your fulfillment. Identifying these beliefs can help you challenge and overcome them. With Brooklyn Creative League, you will discuss fear based values and four types of beliefs that create barriers to your success, as well as strategies on how to move past them.

This event is part of a monthly Women’s Discussion Group, that provides an opportunity to connect with other women for support and encouragement, while learning strategies to tackle discontent. Participation is free, but space is limited. Please register to guarantee your spot. Light refreshments will be served.


The event is located near the R train at the Union Street Stop.


Jennifer Shlomovich is a certified Personal Development Coach that helps women who crave clear boundaries and an assertive voice, heal their self-worth and develop confidence.

New York | Mimosas & Movemakers Networking Reception @ Puck Building
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Walker’s Legacy, the largest digital platform for professional and enterprising multicultural women, for a Mimosas & Movemakers New York Networking Reception.

As an attendee, you will be joined by leading social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and industry experts for important conversations on the impact women have had on our economy and community.

Panelists include:

  • Angelina Darrisaw, Founder of C-Suite Coach
  • Jamira Burley, Youth Activist and Head of Youth Engagement & Skills, Global Business Coalition for Education
  • Duanecia Evans, Senior Managing Director, National Black Community Alliances at Teach For America
  • Roxana McKinney, Financial Planner & Business Coach

You will also have the opportunity to learn more about Walker’s Legacy and how you can be involved in supporting the work we do to support enterprising multicultural women in business.

Identity: An Exploration Through Mindfulness, Meditation + Breathwork @MINKA Brooklyn @ MINKA Brooklyn
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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This event is the first of Setu Yoga’s new series titled Identity, which focuses on particular aspects of being. The guest practitioner will be Liana Naima, who will guide you in an exploration of your relationship with your body, through a breathwork and meditation practice. There will be time for you to share in conversation answering questions like:

How do you feel in your body?
What is your relationship with your emotions?
How do you communicate with your body through food, stillness, movement, and pleasure?
How has your body shaped your identity?

All you need are comfortable clothes. MINKA will provide cushions and mats. There will be light refreshments at the end to replenish and ground your body.

Breathwork Meditation Description:
The breath is a tool to awaken you to the sacredness of life. Through the breath you can tap into transcendent states, self-heal from various internal disturbances, and come back to your core essence.

Breathwork is an active meditation used to move and release stagnant energy. The breath helps us to recognize where we are holding on energetically to past emotional and mental disturbances. When you recognize where you are holding on to the past, the breath can be used to pierce through that tension to allow you to connect with a higher energetic state. Breathwork brings to light the very aliveness of your body and how subtle energy is or is not flowing throughout your vessel. The practice of deep, conscious breathing acts as purification of the mind and body for subtle energy to move more freely, and for you to recognize your power as your own healer. Breathwork stirs up past emotional experiences for the mind-body to heal and to lighten the energetic load we are all carrying.

This meditation will focus on three breath work patterns you can utilize in your personal practice. Liana will begin the meditation with the cleansing breath to calm your mind, delve into vocal toning with belly breathing, and then allow the journey to unfold individually with a more rapid breathwork pattern to bring to light any blockages for transmutation.

Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Financial planning isn’t about spreadsheets, graphs, or charts, it’s about getting to the root of what you really value and learning how to use money as a tool to help you reach your goals and live your best life.

Key Takeaways:

  • YOUR GOALS: What is your current relationship with money? What do you really want to accomplish in the next 3 years? 5 years? 10 years? What really matters to you?
  • 5 AREAS OF FINANCIAL PLANNING: Now that you have a clear idea of where you want to be, let’s fill in the steps it will take to get there. We will go through strategies to maximize your money in 5 areas of financial planning, Earn, Save, Spend, Invest, Protect, and talk about: We’ll talk about how to negotiate raises and rates, analyze your spending without a budget, save automatically, start investing with any amount of money, and whether or not you really need that insurance.
  • PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: You’re probably wondering where in the world you’re supposed to start even tackling this to-do list! We’ll talk through exactly how to actually implement all the new items on your financial to-do list.

Why it Matters: Money is a huge cause of stress for many of us and lack of financial literacy can keep you in an endless paycheck-to-paycheck cycle. By examining and understanding your relationship with money and learning some key strategies, tips, and habits to make financial progress, you will have the confidence to move forward on your goals and create a clear path to reaching them.

Understanding Financial Statements, Lower Manhattan, WE NYC @ NYC Department of Small Business Services
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Understanding Financial Statements

Brought to you by TruFund Financial Services, learn how to read and understand your business financial statements so you can make smart financial and management decisions.

At this seminar you will learn:

  • Importance of financial statements
  • Components of financial statements
  • What financial statements tell you about your business
  • How to use financial statements as a tool for managing your business
  • How lenders evaluate your financial statements
The Gem Insid(HER) Brunch
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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The Gem Insid(HER) Brunch is an annual event curated by Shakema Cyrus with the idea of highlighting women that are being impactful in their communities, breaking glass ceilings within their respective industries, and uplifting other women on their way to success.

As her pilot brunch, Shakema wanted to have an event that not only brought like-minded women together but created an environment to allow them to network, encourage, and share their personal journey’s with other women. It is important to fix the next women’s crown on your way up the ladder to success. We are all women creating our own Gem Experience, so why not help other Gems- Shine Through!

Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

With this new activity the tools and ecosystem around deep learning are being stretched beyond their original academic roots. This talk will focus on where the tools are going, and how to build reproducible and robust machine learning pipelines with open source tools and frameworks.


The machine learning landscape has shifted dramatically as artificial/deep neural networks have become the technique of choice, solving a wide variety of previously difficult problems in machine intelligence. As a result engineers, data scientists and researchers everywhere are learning how to build these networks and are applying them to new products and domains.

About the Instructor

Founder CEO,

Serkan Piantino is an entrepreneur and leader in technology in New York City. Currently, he is Founder and CEO of Spell. Previously he was Founder and Site Director of Facebook New York and Co-Founder of Facebook AI Research. During his 9 years at Facebook, he also designed and lead the development of many of Facebook’s products and infrastructure including News Feed, Edge Rank, Timeline, and Messenger.

Serkan is an active advocate for the technology industry in New York City, having previously served on Mayor Bloomberg’s Council on Technology and Innovation and currently on the boards of Tech:NYC and AFSE. Serkan holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

About Our Partners


Dataiku DSS is the collaborative data science software platform for teams of data scientists, data analysts, and engineers to explore, prototype, build, and deliver their own data products more efficiently.

New York State, Reproductive Justice, and the Midterm Elections @BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY @ Brooklyn Historical Society
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

What’s at stake for abortion access in New York State this November? On the eve of September’s primary, and the Reproductive Health Act left unpassed in Albany, join Laura McQuade, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of NYC, Inc.; New York State Senator Liz KruegerIrin Carmon, author of The Notorious RBG and senior correspondent for New York Magazine; and Lynn Roberts of CUNY School of Public Health, for a discussion about the state of reproductive health, rights and justice locally and nationwide. The program is preceded by video segments from NO CHOICE, a series that, through personal stories, reminds us of pre-Roe v. Wade United States.


Goldman Sachs Seminar: New York, NY @ Goldman Sachs
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Goldman Sachs, in partnership with the PowHERful Foundation and Community TeamWorks, are bringing you another experience taking place at Goldman Sachs in NYC. On Friday, September 7th from 11 am to 4 pm, young women ages 18-23 will have the chance to interact with Goldman Sachs and other industry professionals, learn and improve financial literacy, learn strategies for career success, receive tips on getting your first internship/job, and explore diverse career opportunities.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the seminar?

You must be between the age of 18-23 to attend.


Please feel free to contact us at

Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This web series workshop emphasizes developing a powerful concept, pilot script, and series structure.

Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Investing can feel like a scary thing to dive into, especially if you have no idea where to start. Luckily, it’s become easier than ever now to start investing, even with a few dollars. You just need to know a few key terms and big concepts to understand what you’re investing in and how you want to start.In this workshop, we will show you some investment basics to get you going, including some of the jargon that you’ll see thrown around, as well as how to tie your investments to your goals and which types of investments and companies to consider based on your needs and comfort level.


You Will Learn:

  • How to create a savings plan that includes investing regularly
  • The basics of investing in the stock market, including stocks, bonds, ETF’s, mutual funds, and proper asset allocation
  • The investment companies/roboadvisors to start investing with based on your individual needs, tolerance for risk, and goals
  • The growing Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) movement, what makes it different/the same as other investments, and if it’s something to consider for your portfolio
  • About your 401k/403b, pension plan, traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA, where and how to open these accounts, and how to invest with them

About the Instructors

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Founder & Financial Planner,
Brunch & Budget

Hey, I’m Pamela Capalad. I’m a Certified Financial Planner™ and I’ve been in the financial services industry for over 8 years, and spent a lot of those years at wealth management firms (if you’re really curious where, check out my LinkedIn). I’m the owner of Brunch & Budget, where we have a meal and talk about your finances. I’m based in Brooklyn, NY and serve clients virtually across the country.

I’m here to help you get to that place in your life. You know that place. That place where you close your eyes and feel perfectly at peace and energized all at the same time. That place where you know you’re at your best, that you were somehow built for this, this thing you’re doing that you can’t believe you get to spend your life doing.

Life isn’t about cringing every time you run your credit card through a cash register or dodging calls from bill collectors. It’s not about the next paycheck, next rent check, next job, next in line. Life is about finding your why.

So here’s the deal – you have the why, I have the how. Whenever you’re ready, I’ll be here to help you figure out how to get there.

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MC & Hip Hop Educator

Brian ‘Dyalekt’ Kushner moved from St. Croix to New York to study acting and law. He also liked to rap. After witnessing civil rights injustices at the law firm he worked for, he dropped both the job and the law classes, pursuing the arts instead. Performances at the Nuyorican led him to Hip Hop Theater, writing plays that have been performed on stages across the world. He didn’t sleep on the rapping either, releasing music and touring internationally. His first album/one man play Square Peg Syndrome helped him get named to the Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group. He has been a mainstay in NYC’s theater and Hip Hop scenes, rocking everywhere from the Bowery Ballroom to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

When Dyalekt was invited to present at a workshop for New York SCORES, a soccer and poetry program in Harlem and the Bronx, his perspective on performance changed. Students are much better audience members than bar patrons, and Dyalekt found he had a natural affinity for facilitation. Hip Hopping with students like he did with MCs in a cypher led to better engagement, grades, and overall attitude toward school than the usual class.

After researching Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Dyalekt designed curricula lining up the elements of Hip Hop with each learning style. Through Hip Hop, or rather, by Hip Hopping, students could assess their learning tendencies and use them to their benefit. Furthermore, the community aspects of Hip Hop show students how to be responsible citizens, peer mentors, and advocates for justice. Dyalekt brought this curriculum, along with his album/play back home to St. Croix, rocking with 17 orgs and over 400 students. They produced 2 books of poetry, an album, and a documentary. He also now teaches teachers how to MC in a classroom.

Dyalekt had been an entrepreneur since his teenage days, and tells his students that the only thing that gets him out of his house before 10am is talking to kids, because he would never make it working on a punch-clock schedule. Since the essence of Hip Hop is making something from nothing, Dyalekt has rapped, written, and performed every freelance gig available to his skill set. He ran rap based Lincoln-Douglas debate/battles to teach youths how to prepare and present at a job interview. He linked up with Pockets Change to help students find freedom in expression, understanding, and finances.

Global Radicalism: Solidarity, Internationalism, and Feminist Futures @BARNARD COLLEGE @ Barnard College
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am

This one-day conference recovers the histories and possible futures of anti-imperialist struggle. Conversations between scholar-activists and organizers will unearth hidden legacies of internationalist movements and reveal the potentials of decolonized feminist futures.


Morning Keynote: Mary Helen Washington

Panel 1: Black Left Feminist Internationalism

Panel 2: Recovering Global Radicalism

Panel 3: Feminist Futures/ Internationalism Today

Afternoon Keynote: Vijay Prashad


Elisabeth Armstrong teaches courses on gender and movements for social, economic and environmental change, emancipatory cultural studies, & feminist archives. Many of her courses are community-based research courses linked to basic needs community movements around land, food and self-determination in Springfield, MA. Her second book, Gender and Neoliberalism: The All India Democratic Women’s Association and Globalization Politics (Routledge 2014)describes the changing landscape of women’s politics for equality and liberation during the rise of neoliberalism in India between 1991-2006.

Rev. Claudia de la Cruz, born in the South Bronx to first generation immigrants from the Dominican Republic, is committed to the struggle in defense of human rights and social justice. She is founder and general coordinator of Da Urban Butterflies Youth Leadership Development Project (D.U.B)- a membership based project working towards the leadership development, capacity building, and the personal and collective empowerment of young women in Washington Heights, and New York City as a whole.

To read more about all participants of this event and to gather more information for ticket costs visit Barnard Center for Research on Women.

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