In this workshop we’ll discuss the second step to standing out in the noisy Facebook Newsfeed. You’ll learn specific tips and tricks on how to create visual brand assets that get people stopping to look at your posts.
Instructor: Kerianne Mellott
The success of your business may well depend upon how well you understand the numbers. In this workshop, owners, managers, and prospective managers will gain the financial skills they need to prepare budgets, complete reports, support funding proposals, and identify potential problems.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
This condensed course discusses how investors make go/no go decisions on investment proposals and techniques that an entrepreneur can apply to improve chances of raising funds for their venture.
- How to Create the One-Page Investor Proposal
- How to Develop a 10-point Investor Presentation
This fair is an opportunity for Southern California companies to source or exhibit products.
Local speakers will address:
- Effective approaches to product sourcing and/or attracting buyers
- Overview of the trade developments between Southern California and China
- STEP Grant funding available for qualifying exhibiting companies.
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
It’s never too early to think about distribution, film festivals and awards, even if the cameras have not started rolling. Factoring in a publicity strategy from the very beginning will help give a filmmaker focus, start building a personal presence, creating a buzz and a head start to understanding the PR game. Studios think big picture from the time a project is announced, and so should you. This workshop will look at why a consistent publicity strategy is important and provide a few ideas on how to implement it, even if your budget does not match the studios.
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!
The Memo will be at 44 at the Royalton Hotel in New York City! Join them for a drink, hear the house DJ spin, and network with other professional women. Come alone and make new friends, or bring a friend!
44 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
+FREE to attend
+Drinks not included
The Memo’s ‘After 6: Career Conversations’ are geared towards networking. A space for women of color to join in fruitful conversation on topics that surround them within their career life.
Join the Brooklyn Museum for the U.S. premiere of this American Masters, BBC Studios documentary chronicling the life and legacy of Brooklyn’s own Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Rage to Riches (David Shulman, 2017, 90 min.) tells the story of Basquiat’s personal and artistic journey, through interviews with those who knew him best, including an exclusive interview with his sisters, Lisane and Jeanine, as well as art dealers, friends, lovers, and fellow artists. Basquiat’s art remains at the heart of the film, from his early days visiting the Brooklyn Museum to the recent record-breaking sale of his work Untitled, 1982, at Sotheby’s. Followed by a talkback with Lisane and Jeanine Basquiat, director David Shulman, and producer Janet Lee.
Hosted by Brooklyn Museum
Black women and Fertility will offer a safe space for women of color to learn more about their reproductive health and fertility, and how to address reproductive adversity on a medical and personal level. To create an ongoing series of events that actively engages and supports women of color in safeguarding their reproductive health and fertility, as well as building resilience and utilizing community resources to deal with reproductive adversity.
The stigmas surrounding fertility sometimes makes it hard to talk to family, friends or medical professionals about the difficulty conceiving and events that offer a way to share your story are essential to build a community of strong women. Shyrell Hobson, organizer of the event aims to create a platform for women who suffer in silence due to their reproductive health issues. The intimate affair will take place at Houston’s boutique wine bar, Ogun Art + Wine from 6-8pm on Thursday, August 30th.
The event will kickoff at 6:00pm with a social hour with complimentary snacks and wine while guests will have the opportunity to submit anonymous questions concerning fibroids and other women’s reproductive health issues. Panelists include licensed health professional Rashmi Kudesai, Kay Matthews of Shades of Blue and Resilience Coach, Shyrell Hobson. The featured topics for the evening include fibroids, resilience, pregnancy loss, treatment options and community resources.
Hosted By: Shyrell Hobson
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
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.
The Brunch Experience presented by Innovating Marketing welcomes women from all industries for a day of empowerment and networking. The goal of this women’s empowerment event is to bring together career minded women to uplift one another, educate women on having a growth mindset and allow for networking opportunities. The Brunch Experience will offer a unique shopping experience, amazing brunch for VIP guests and a panel discussion featuring keynote speaker, Necole Kane of XONecole.com
Topics for the brunch will include:
Seal the deal: The art of negotiation – Media Mogul Necole Kane
It’s a juggling act: Balancing life and work – Julia Clavo owner of Spicy Dark Cosmetics
Squad goals: Knowing when to expand your business
Understanding Analytics: Why it’s important to your business and your brand
Turn your influence into affluence – Monetize your voice – Fashion Dollface Fashion Influencer
10:00am -11:00am Doors open – Shopping Experience/ Meet & Greet with Necole Kane for VIP guests only
11:00am-11:30am Photo Ops with Necole Kane for VIP guests only
11:30am Brunch (VIP guest only)
12:45pm Panel discusion with Necole Kane & other panelist (other panelist will be announced shortly)
1:30pm – 2:00pm Networking
Hosted by: Innovating Marketing
Brown Girls Bar Crawl is headed to Harlem! Join for the Harlem Nights Edition this Labor Day Weekend. Crawling in Harlem for the first time, so channel the Roaring 20’s, Harlem Renaissance style and dress up in your flapper finest. Only the hottest spots in Harlem are on the agenda with drinks specials just for you at each venue.
As always, there will be laughs, networking, drinks and apps and the smartest, friendliest and best looking bar crawl crowd in all the land.
Your $15 admission gets you a fashionable wristband with access to the discounts/free sips and bites that have been arranged at each of the establishments. Please be sure to bring cash to make closing out at each stop easier.
A few more things:
When tickets sell out online, you can purchase on site (at the crawl) for $20
Why walk when you can crawl?
Photo by @MeccaGamble of @KandiceGuice’s wedding
On September 2-16, 2018, the nationally recognized campaign, Black Restaurant Week, LLC (BRW), will host its second annual 2 week showcase using a combination of awareness and education events to stimulate growth of African American owned culinary businesses and farms in Atlanta, GA. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Family Agriculture Resource Management Service (F.A.R.M.S.) food bank program which purchases produce from small farmers to be donated to food bank and local food shelters.
“We are excited to showcase the partnerships we established in the Atlanta Black culinary community last year through our restaurant showcase and series of events. It is also important that culinary professionals have an opportunity to leverage this platform to grow their business throughout the year.” Warren Luckett, Morehouse grad and founder of BRW stated, “We also look forward to showcasing the multitude of diversity that exists on the food scene with both community staples and hidden gems.”
Below are a series of events BRW will curate:
Restaurant Week Showcase: September 2-16, 2018
For the entire two weeks, diners will enjoy pre-fixe fine dining menus for just $35 – $45 per person or casual dining menus for $15 – $25 per person from participating restaurants. Ms. Icey’s Kitchen, Nana’s Restaurant, and Café Songhai, just to name a few, have already registered and restaurants, food truck owners, bartenders, chefs and caterers are still encouraged to sign up to participate. BRW will reflect a diverse selection of African, Caribbean, Creole, Cajun, Vegetarian, Seafood, Southern, and BBQ cuisine.
Aroma: Culinary Panel Discussion: Growing the Culinary Industry
This event will highlight women who have successfully navigated the field in a variety of ways including catering, restaurant ownership, or food truck ownership. Inga Willis of The Mogul Group will be moderating an expert panel offering advice on ways to get started in the industry, raising capital, and managing a successful business operation.
The Art of Flavor: Pop Up Dinner: The Creative Culinary Talents of Chef Jarvis Belton
Chef Jarvis Belton, the former Google Chef, is the highlighted chef of our exclusive Art of Flavor pop up dinner. As the chef for Google, he had the opportunity to produce food for many interesting clients and utilize his creativity in many different ways. The Art of Flavor dinner includes 4 courses and wine pairings.
Nosh: Culinary Showcase: The Diverse Culinary Talent of Africans and African Americans & Power of the Palate Bartender Competition: The Craft of Cocktails sponsored by Maker’s Mark
The Nosh Culinary Showcase, hosted by CBS 46 reporter Brittany Miller and Anchor Aiyana Cristal, honors the talented executive chefs and caterers of Atlanta by showing the diverse cultures and culinary talent that Atlanta has to offer. WNBA Player Angel McCoughtry will be judging the Power of the Palate bartending competition where bartenders and other mixologists create some eclectic cocktails that highlight the bold flavors from the African diaspora.
SoundBites Food Truck Festival: Food Truck Industry Growth
Come experience the Fun, Food Trucks Music by some of Atlanta’s hottest DJs. A variety of food trucks
will be present serving everything from Juicy Wings to Sweets.
For more information about the upcoming events, purchasing tickets or to register as a business, please visit www.atlbrw.com.
About Black Restaurant Week:
Black Restaurant Week, LLC is committed to the education and awareness of the Black Culinary Industry in the US. To achieve its mission of growth in the culinary industry, BRW aims to create experiences that will cater to a diverse culture of tastemakers, professionals and area foodies looking for exposure to delicious food and exquisite wines. In addition to Atlanta, BRW is currently held in Houston, LA, Philadelphia and New Orleans.
“Whenever you take a step forward, you are bound to disturb something.”
― Indira Gandhi
You are invited to participate in this significant event. Your voice will be heard!
Female Wave of Change has lined up a feisty panel of women that range from accomplished, seasoned journalists and women currently running for office, to a political science student. Female Wave of Change is privileged to have Candace Sandy as the panel moderator. Candace will evoke robust dialogue from the panelists as well as the audience and together they will craft a way forward. The POWER Panelists in alphabetical order:
- Carol Evans – Founder, President Emiritus WorkingMotherMedia, Co-founder Executive women for Hilary/ Her and Chief Relationship Officer Respectful Exits
- Charly Voelkel – Student of Comparative Literature & Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University and campus mobiliser
- Jennie Baird – VP Product Newscorp, District Representative Town Meeting (RTM) Greenwich, CT
- Kate Albright-Hanna – Candidate for MA State Representative, Founder Electify, former Director Video, New Media Obama for America 2007-2008
- Nelly Celi – Vice Chair NJ State Equal Opportunity Fund, Candidate Paterson Board of Education Nov 2018 election
- Nomiki Konst – Award-winning political & accountability activist, media commentator, investigative reporter- also at age 28, Youngest woman elected to US House of Representatives in 2012
This is a Non-partisan event where the emphasis will be on the inclusion, the participation and the representation of women in public office, as well as the responsibility and accountability of all women to vote. Female Wave of Change’s goal is to ensure that women will influence and lead through roles in public office so that the unique needs of women can be better understood and served through first-hand experience and empathy, and so that the inequalities that hold women back can be eradicated.
The seating is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Janelle Monáe once said “I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them.” Do you ever wonder how you can use your career to advance causes close to you? At our next #PowerHour, join Jamira Burley, social impact consultant and Head of Youth Engagement and Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-EDU) to talk advancing social change through your work.
Recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change and a Forbes Under 30 Honoree in Law and Policy, Jamira has made it her mission to employ her personal experiences as the driving force to improve the lives of others. Jamira’s ardor for personal and social advancement is undeniable; she leads with marked expertise on youth engagement, education reform, global citizenship, gun violence prevention, and criminal justice reform.
Currently, Jamira divides her time as a social impact consultant and as the Head of Youth Engagement and Skills for the GBU-EDU. Her role at GBU-EDU is to ensure a collaborative relationship between youth, bilateral organizations, and business leaders; to enable innovative ways to educate, engage, and activate young people around the world. Prior to GBC-EDU, Jamira worked as the National Deputy Millennial Vote Director for Hillary for America and before that, she managed the youth, gun violence, and criminal justice portfolios at Amnesty International USA. Working at the intersection of policy, community, and social good, Jamira provides unique insight that will help actualize the change we all so desperately need.
Join us on Thursday, September 3rd at 3pm EST on Slack.
Don’t forget! To join the conversation, you must be a Her Agenda Insider. Click here to join the community today!
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 Krueger; Irin 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.
Want to ride the wave of today’s digital, marketing, and media innovations to bigger results? You won’t want to miss Rakuten Optimism 2018.
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 email@example.com.
Join ImageNation as they celebrate a night devoted to Black Girl Magic with a FREE screening of Love Beats Rhymes featuring Jill Scott, Azealia Banks, and Common.
Music will start at 6PM and the film will begin at 8PM. Don’t miss out!
There are countless commercial, artistic, and career benefits to making a web series. Web series can be a standalone success or act as a springboard to bigger projects, like it did for Broad City, Insecure, and High Maintenance. This workshop emphasizes developing a powerful concept, pilot script, and series structure—all of which are fundamental to creating a solid foundation for the rest of the process.
At this one-day workshop, you’ll first create your series bible, including: logline, main character bios, season 1 arc, and summary of the first three episodes of the season. You’ll learn how to structure your series and create an outline. Next, you’ll learn essential, in-the-trenches tips for web series production, including casting, locations, budget, scheduling, cameras, lighting, and more. We’ll also touch on successfully marketing your web series, developing a full season, and adapting your series into a TV show or feature film.
The workshop will be taught by award-winning filmmaker Timothy Michael Cooper, who wrote and directed the digital sitcom Concierge: The Series, starring Kate McKinnon. The series was nominated for the first-ever Writers Guild Award for Original Short-Form New Media.
You’ll need to come to this class prepared with between one and three series concepts, including each concept’s title and a one-paragraph summary.
Space is limited to 12 workshop participants. The 10am–5pm class time includes a 1 hour lunch break.
What You Will Learn
- You’ll come away with the beginnings of your series bible, including: logline, main character bios, season 1 arc, and summary of the first three episodes of the season.
- Practice for the entire filmmaking process. Hone your skills in writing, directing, casting, lighting, sound recording, shooting, editing, and marketing.
- Create a broad outline of your pilot episode and first season.
- Gain an understanding of the web series production, marketing, and development process, with an eye toward converting your series into paid projects and/or finding representation.
Green Drinks is a monthly networking / social gathering for the sustainability crowd. Whether you’re green industry, an environmental advocate, or simply looking to meet some people with similar interests across the broad spectrum of sustainability (be it renewable energy, transportation and planning, architecture and design, organics, nature), you’ll be in good company at Green Drinks. Our group is a lively, diverse mix of business, nonprofits, government and academics, and draws regulars as well as new faces each month. Green Drinks was started in London back in 1989, and today is active in over 400 US cities, 630 worldwide.
Wildlife conservation org WildArk has a fantastic office space right along the Atlanta BeltLine in Old Fourth Ward next to Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, and they’re generously hosting the next Green Drinks! The 2-story, brick-walled structure, built in 1890, features high ceilings, a lovely patio & rooftop deck.
The event is free to attend and includes free drinks this month (SweetWater & Eventide beer, Shaw organic wine, Talero organic tequila, jello shots + more). All enviros are welcome (21 to drink)—it’s all social/networking, feel free to stop by any time from 6-9pm…
Unclear of how to best move your business/idea forward? Unsure if you’re focusing on the right items/priorities?
Join Alison Gilbert, business strategist and coach, for a workshop on what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you need to focus on in order to build your business in the way that’s right for you. Limited capacity.
- Knowledge of the different phases and stages of business growth
- The most important questions to ask along the way to stay on track as yougrow
- A framework for how to plan and strategize as you build your business
- Immediate actions steps you can take to move forward from you arecurrently at with your business/idea
Hosted by Ladies Get Paid.
It’s the great paradox of the digital age that the internet connects us to millions of people, and yet we feel more isolated than ever, with 1 in 4 Americans saying that they have zero friends to confide in. Radha Agrawal, founder of Daybreaker—the morning, sober rave that occurs monthly in 22 cities worldwide—calls this “community confusion.”
BELONG: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life, was born out of what Agrawal observed as her Daybreaker project grew: the need among all of us to find a place of acceptance, repair our social fabric, and reconnect. A modern how-to manual for figuring out where and with whom we fit, complete with beautiful, playful illustrations, it encourages readers to first go in – a process that includes discovering personal intention – and then go out so they can find their community and their people. Exercises meant to guide readers in their journey to belonging are sprinkled throughout, from how to determine core values, interests, and abilities to 10 foolproof ways to nurture community to taming the mean girls of your mind (also known as your inner thoughts of comparison, perfectionism and judgment).
A copy of the Belong is included in your ticket price & Radha will be signing books after the event
If money is power – investing is the super power you need to understand!
It’s also a topic not discussed amongst women enough AND the reality is we’re underinvested across the board – from the stock market to venture capital.
Let’s change that! Join Ladies Get Paid ATX for our 3rd town hall of 2018 in which a panel of successful women will share the ins and outs of the illusive “investing” industry.
This will be an evening to learn about all types of investing, how you can get started and what it can do for your financial life.
The main idea behind investing is to put your money in places that will make more money than if it was left sitting in a bank account. However, in order to get comfortable with investing your money in different places, you need to understand the fundamentals.
It’s time to dig in, get motivated, and become knowledgeable about the top financial vehicle used worldwide to grow wealth.
So who should attend?
- Anyone who’s confused about/intrigued by/wanting to learn more about investing
- Women with most of their savings sitting in checking accounts not sure what else they could be doing or should be doing
- Women who have money invested through their 401k but want to learn more about how to diversify their portfolio
- Women interested in alternative investing (like Real Estate, Startups, Cryptos, etc)
- Women wanting to have a well-rounded financial life
Our panel of speakers will include 3-4 different types of women investors. So far it’s shaping up to include a Real Estate investor, angel/startup investor and a personal finance guru. #staytuned!
At each town hall our panelists share their raw personal experiences and learnings of the topic at hand. We then open up the conversation and encourage questions. The goal is for you to (a) leave knowing much more than when you first sat down and (b) meet like-minded women along the way!
Our glorious venue for the evening is provided by Mercury Hall and we’ll continue to update as more sponsors come onboard. (Past food sponsors have included Salvation Pizza, Tiff’s Treats and Hillside Pharmacy.)
In this interactive and lively discussion, author and activist Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Miriam Yeung and Monifa Bandele, will share tactics, stories and policies you can use in your community, with leaders and with the media to promote change.
A book signing follows the event.
Hosted by 92Y.