Come meet and network for brunch with Forté Fellows and MBA women living and working in the Austin area this summer. FortéMBA Launch participants are welcome to attend as well. Please note this is an informal and non-sponsored event. You are responsible for the purchase of your own food and beverages. Please R.S.V.P. so we know who is coming.
Join So Kate Boutiques Fashion Stylist, & CEO, Shawna Campbell as she brings “Influencers & Fashion” to HOUSTON! After the success of her #SoKatePopUpShop events in Houston, she is super excited to be bringing her own event to Houston! I Am So Kate Boutique, is one of the most trending online boutiques in the Houston area. With thousands of followers on Instagram, tons of social media traffic, and loads of likes on Facebook, she has made her own stylish path in the notoriously competitive e-commerce fashion industry. We are super excited for this event as we have so many awesome things in store! Guests will be able to enjoy this season’s latest fashions and beauty products as they shop in their vendor lounge. The event will open with a fashion show showcasing the latest trends and fashions. Interact with the host/panelist Hattie The Great of the Dream Architects (@hattiethegreat), sip bottomless mimosa’s, grab a bite to eat and enjoy our Panel Discussion on “Influencers & Fashion”! This year’s Panelist include beauty blogger and content creator Lonnie Smith (@Iamlonni @Shoplandllashes), attorney by day and fashion blogger by night Lillian Henny (@Shessoverdressed), fashion blogger Ronshell Bobb (@popcultureinashell) and co-creator and owner of Brukwine Tamara Bradshaw (@tamarabradshaw @brukwineaddiction) Fashion Designer and Blogger Chika Izuakor (@newagenigerian) and many more to come.
Hosted By: I Am So Kate
BLK Oasis is an exclusive pop-up experience for Black women creatives, entrepreneurs, media moguls, and influencers to pause and take a moment for #SelfcareSunday.
Join BLK+GRN for:
On-site non-toxic nail bar
Mini-facials and skin care advice from Black estheticians
Clean make-up bar
Organic hand massages
Custom bra fitting with Nubian Skin
Plus there will be plant-based bites and beverages, meditation, wellness tips all covered in #Blackgirlmagic!
BLK + GRN Pop-Up Store RSVP
Use code: “SANCTUARY” to save some on the ticket investment courtesy of Dr. Crystal Jones who will be attending the NYC event!
Come meet and network with Forté Fellows and MBA women living and working in the Houston area this summer. Forté MBA Launch participants are welcome to attend as well. Please note this is an informal and non-sponsored event. You are responsible for the purchase of your own food and beverages. Please R.S.V.P. so they know who is coming.
The second installment of the “Women EmPOWER Connections” summer series returns on July 25th ready to empower and connect a host of like-minded business women. The event focuses on empowering women and promoting connectivity in Houston. Guests will enjoy complimentary wine and tapas courtesy of Americas, giveaways and connect while connecting with other inspiring attendees. You’ll also hear words of empowerment from Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry. Complimentary parking is available in the garage for invited guest. Must RSVP for admittance in this event and cocktail chic or business casual is the preferred dress.
Hosted by:Verizon, M Collective & AreYouSerious.com
“Law matters because it keeps us safe, because it protects our most fundamental rights and freedoms, and because it is the foundation of our democracy.” — Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Supreme Court of the United States
Join AAUW on July 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. ET as they review several of the significant decisions reached by the Supreme Court of the United States during the October 2017 term. Ebonee Avery-Washington, LAF program manager, will host the conference call and Deborah J. Vagins, AAUW’s senior vice president of public policy and research, will share her analysis of cases that impact our most fundamental rights.
Sistas In Sales Inc., presents an enthusiastic panel discussion highlighting women of color saleswomen in various verticals, that through transition have achieved greatness in their work, are at the top of their industry and continue to use their sales fundamentals to disrupt the status quo. Please join us for a great discussion, networking and lite bites. Don’t forget your business cards!
Aimee Frank, VP of SMB, Salesforce
Sharon Fortune-Bowden, CTO, IBM Financial Services Global Markets
Tiara Christian, Partner Manager, Google
Ashley Banks, Executive Director, Conde Nast
Simmone Taitt, Founder, HeartSpace NYC
Natalie Dauphin, Senior Digital Seller, Triad Retail Media
Jheryn Kenney, Enterprise Relationship Manager, LinkedIn
Lisa Francoeur-Mesa, Enterprise Relationship Manager, LinkedIn
- 6:00pm – 6:45pm – Networking
- 6:45pm – 8:00pm – Panel Discussion
- 8:00 – 8:30pm – Q&A, Closing Remarks
- 8:30 – 9:00pm – Networking
Why: Chantel George, CEO of Sistas In Sales, created Sistas in Sales because she noticed a deficiency when it came to women of color in professional sales positions. She recognized it was in part to lack of education around how lucrative sales could be in addition to women of color not being able to get their foot in the door. She’s looking to change that with her organization, S.I.S believes there is power in numbers, by connecting women of color in sales positions all over the country together.
Join the Women, Work and Worth conference bringing working women together to connect for a weekend full of inspiration, insight, and honest conversations. We are thrilled to bring together a community of women determined to design meaningful work experiences and find value in themselves.
We know this will be a game-changing experience.
Friday, July 27th
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Meeting of the Mavens: Cocktail Hour with Atlanta Social Club
Saturday, July 28th
9:00am – 5:00pm
Breakfast with the Mavens
Morning Keynote Speaker
Panel One: Thriving as a Woman in the Workplace
Michelle Ward: Discovering Your Dream Career or Business
Claire Wasserman: Lunch Keynote with Ladies Get Paid
Career + Business Breakout Sessions
Panel Two: Doing Meaningful Work You Love
Lisa Fey: When There’s No Line At The Ladies’ Room
Headshots + Happy Hour
Sunday, July 29th
10:00am – 2:00pm
VIP Hip Hop Yoga with Jaimee Ratliff
VIP Champagne Brunch
VIP Exclusive Networking
VIP Q+A Town Hall with Mavenly + Friends
Come hang out and connect with Studio II (Deux) at Sign of The Whale on July 27th!
The Office Party Pop Up Happy Hour is a prelude to our annual holiday party for millennial:
- FREELANCERS, &
in the DMV.
If you are looking to network with local photographers, event planners, videographers, publicists, etc. in the area…this is the event to do it!
**Enjoy Drink Specials & Lite Bites!!!!
Learn more about THE Holiday soiree for millennial entrepreneurs and freelancers go to: www.studiodeux.co
Come meet and network for brunch with Forté Fellows and MBA women living and working in the Atlanta area this summer. FortéMBA Launch participants are welcome to attend as well. Please note this is an informal and non-sponsored event. You are responsible for the purchase of your own food and beverages. Please R.S.V.P. so they know who is coming.
You Are #MoreThanAMom!
Are you on the journey of building a legacy for your family? Well, you are not alone! Come fellowship and connect with women who are on the same journey at the 2nd Annual More Than A Mom Brunch. The More Than A Mom Network was established to create conversation around motherhood and entrepreneurship, establish mutually beneficial relationships and connections, help mompreneurs build their businesses like the pros, and honor those who have successfully balanced business and motherhood. The keynote speaker Jillian “JJ” Simmons is a mother, entertainer, philanthropist and author. She will share her success story and provide attendees with valuable advice on how to juggle business and motherhood. The brunch will be hosted at Ouisie’s Table admission includes a 2-course meal and one brunch cocktail.
Hosted by: Modish Mommies
The Women Circle presents an evening of startup exhibitions by women-run businesses, and connections with elite professionals and entrepreneurs in the Atlanta area.
This event will bring women from across town to network, empower and inspire one another, all in a classy Saturday evening setting. For the cocktail lover, the business woman, and just anyone looking to connect with other Atlanta like-minded women, this is the event for you.
If you are looking for exposure and have a startup business in fashion, beauty, tech, real estate or any other sector and would love to be a vendor at this event, send us a message here on Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This is an event catered to women but we also need the support of our men as well. So invite your male friends, spouses, significant other or just family to support.
Early Bird Tickets: $10
General RSVP (pay at the door $15)
Pink Productions 1-day Plan HER conference will be filled with dynamic speakers, life changing conversations and discussions from Ashley Dunn, Brioyna James, Adunola Adeshola, Myra Vorrice and more that can shape your life. Attendees can expect to find mentors, shop local vendors, photo booths, henna tattoos and a chance to connect with like-minded driven women. The theme is “Rewriting The Story ” they hope to applaud the success of hard working women while inspiring a new generation of future leaders.
Hosted by: Pink Productions
Renae Bluitt’s first cinematic project, ‘She Did That.,’ explores the passionate pursuits of Black women and their entrepreneurship journeys. An extension of Renae’s In Her Shoes blog, ‘She Did That.’ offers an intimate peek inside the lives of four Black women entrepreneurs who continuously raise the glass ceiling for future generations.
What drives Black women to turn their obstacles into opportunities and passions into profit? ‘She Did That.’ seeks to answer this question with the goal of inspiring the next generation of change agents.
Spotlighting well-respected industry leaders through exclusive, never-seen-before footage, ‘She Did That.’ features vulnerable conversations with four fly female entrepreneurs – Luvvie Ajayi (New York Times best-selling author, speaker and digital strategist), Lisa Price (founder, Carol’s Daughter), Melissa Butler (founder, The Lip Bar) and Tonya Rapley (founder, My Fab Finance.) Their powerful testimonies as to how grit and perseverance set the stage for success reminds audiences that Black women are indeed bosses in business, embarking on their own ventures at six times the national average. ‘She Did That.’ is a timely and poignant documentary on Black women entrepreneurs who are building legacies and making history – a conversation that should not be missed.
Join Capalino+Company for their summer Lunch and Learn on Smart Cities co-hosted with 100 Resilient Cities. This part in the series will focus on the local and global connections that make New York unlike any other city in the world. A global reputation flaunts a one-of-a-kind-identity: overlap of other industries, diverse stakeholders, and a commitment to stay on the pulse of change and movement all taking place on a local stage; a major contrast from other tech hubs.
Whether a local startup or a global brand, understanding this dynamic can be difficult. The team at Capalino is comprised of thought leaders, innovators and experts who work to unravel this ecosystem. They are presenting this opportunity to meet members of the urban and civic tech community and engage in conversation about how to better navigate these unique challenges while learning about upcoming opportunities in NYC.
Join a comprehensive summer session hosted at 100 Resilient Cities. Space is limited so please RSVP to confirm your spot. If you have any questions, please email Lindsey Wagner at email@example.com
Reserve your spot today. Lunch will be provided.
XO Group is excited to highlight its network of friends within the growing ecosystem of female-led businesses, with a free, bimonthly networking event and fireside chat with those who embody the FoundHERS concept.
This month, Chief Marketing Officer for XO Group, Dhanusha Sivajee, will interview Melissa Hobley, Chief Marketing Officer, OkCupid, in an intimate setting about her professional journey with the goal of encouraging, motivating and inspiring others to achieve their personal goals and dreams as well, whatever they may be.
Melissa Hobley is the CMO of OkCupid, one of the largest dating apps in the world. Under her direction, OkCupid has become famous for its message of inclusion and affirmation, including an experience that serves a number of communities, with over 22 gender options and 13 sexual orientation options. This year, OkCupid incorporated the MeToo movement into its app, partnered with Planned Parenthood for a badge, and earned massive attention for its “Trump Filter”.
Today, OkCupid is getting global attention for its new campaign which aims to reclaim the phrase, DTF. The campaign encourages women to define the “F” in DTF with whatever they want it to be, from DTFilter Out the Far Right and DTFight About the President to DTFall Head Over Heels.
Building a business but feeling like the only woman in the room? Looking for a space to celebrate your accomplishments and contributions? Needing to hear from other ladies crushing it on the daily?
Women Owning It is a celebration of women in media and tech killin’ it in their fields and owning their space in the industry.
For our second event in this series, we’ve invited emerging startup founders from Gen Y to talk about how they’ve built their businesses. The terrain of media and tech industries is in constant flux and with it, the terrain of business development. Our panel of five women will provide the heads up you need to build your business with an eye to the times. They’ll discuss funding opportunities, the art of the pitch, the importance of your network and more before we open the floor to your questions. Our hope is that attendees leave this evening session reinvigorated and feel empowered to build their businesses, brands and billable hours.
Lisbeth Kaufman (KitSplit), Kristina Budelis (KitSplit), Erum Khan (SoundMind), Alex Serio (Nameless Network) and more to be announced!
Overview: At this monthly event series, we showcase female leaders who are pioneering change, leading their organizations and leading the way for future generations to follow.
This Month: We focus on social media tactics and strategies, how your channels can help you amplify your brand voice and engage consumers in a conversation that fosters brand advocacy.
What You’ll Take Away:
- The good, the bad and the ugly in how brand voice comes through social channels
- What worked well yesterday, what works well today and what will work well in the future – social media truths
- What can you do today, to improve how you engage on social media
- Where to start when building a social media strategy for your business
Why It Matters: Showcasing the work and passions of women in technology by providing a platform to celebrate their talents and spotlight role models. This month, we focus on a brand’s voice online.
About the Panelists
Host of CreativeMornings Philadelphia; Sr. Manager, Social Strategy,
Erica Nardello brings eight years of deep experience creating and executing social media strategies, activations, and campaigns for health and wellness, retail, sports, CPG, and municipal brands to her role as Senior Manager, Social Strategy at Digitas Health. She is also the host of CreativeMornings Philadelphia, a monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community, and serves as a Technology Connectors volunteer with the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, helping the city’s arts organizations develop social and digital strategies.
Writer | Creator | Thinker,
Aleesha is an energetic and driven strategic communications professional who’s committed to delivering high-quality results for organizations and clients. Having been in the agency space for four years, she’s built a repertoire of skills that have enabled her to take on new client challenges with ease.
Her specialties include strategic planning, brand awareness, employee engagement, project management, media relations, blogging, content/email marketing, social media and copywriting.
Outside of work, she can usually be found in the yoga studio, trying out a new restaurant and exploring different cultures here and abroad.
TV Producer turned communications strategist, Rakia Reynolds is the Founder and CEO of Skai Blue Media, an award winning multimedia communications agency with an all-star roster of lifestyle, technology and nonprofit clients. Noted as an influencer in the creative business industry and a member of the United Nations Global Accelerator, Rakia is sought after by companies to provide her expertise in creative development, branding and strategic communications. Rakia is the face of small business for DELL, has served as the on- air brand expert for Serena Williams, and regularly contributes her expertise on entrepreneurship and leadership to the pages of Forbes, Inc.com, HuffPost, Fast Company and more. Under Reynolds’ leadership, Skai Blue Media provides business development and communications strategies to start-ups, established brands, personalities and nonprofits to launch, brand, rebrand and revitalize their businesses. SBM merges creativity with strategy to create innovative communications and branding tactics that impact clients’ bottom lines.
Bombshell will hosts its first cosmetic convos event to discuss, network, and celebrate the current state of the beauty industry for women of color. Bombshell has hand-picked four panelists from different beauty outlets to discuss how the beauty industry impacts WOC, the power of consumerism, and the culture of colorism and gender exclusion that still exists at most makeup companies.
The conversation will take place on August 3rd at the Alley Chelsea location.
Check out the panelists below!
Erica’s Table of 20 adds Houston to its list of host cities as Erica Dias, co-founder of Atlanta-based PR company, B Firm PR, aims to highlight and connect business professionals and entrepreneurs for an intimate evening of networking and transparency. Honorees and guests will share real life experiences from their professional and personal journeys. Houston’s own entrepreneurs Sukaina Rajani, owner of Macaron by Patisse and Warren Luckett, Chief Operating Officer of Branwar Wines are the featured honorees for the affair set to take place on August 5th at Neiman Marcus in the Galleria. Guests will be privy to a full course meal, dessert and special gift courtesy of Neiman Marcus. The event designed for both men and women will welcome only 20 guests in hopes to cultivate real connections. The event is open to business professionals, entrepreneurs and creatives looking to build their network and be surrounded by inspiring minds. To grab your seat at the table RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by: Erica Dias
What You’ll Take Away:
- Why research and an understanding of the implications of data is so important
- Ways to bring data into the conversation and why this is an essential part of an orgs success
- Where this has worked well and where it hasn’t
Why It Matters: According to a Forbes article, “2017 will be the year big data goes mainstream … whether gathering data on the front end or making big decisions in the C-Suite, every single person in your organization must buy into the value [data] analytics brings.” Data is everywhere, and it affects not only how we run our businesses, but how we live as individuals. Understanding the ways you can leverage data in your personal and professional life can help you find key insights, make smarter decisions, and elevate your career.
About the Speakers
Andrew Levy is Co-Founder of Kettlespace, a startup that transforms restaurants into a network of coworking spaces during their downtime. He previously led sales, marketing, and strategy programs at Twitter for the world’s top mobile brands and scaled the global revenue org at enterprise software startup TapCommerce through their $100M+ acquisition by Twitter prior. Andrew is an expert in innovation ecosystem development, having co-founded one of the largest entrepreneurship platforms in New England and held leadership or advisory roles at several entrepreneurial organizations including MassChallenge, Grand Central Tech, FoodFutureCo, Techstars, Betaspring, and The University of Texas. He advised IP spinouts on technology commercialization and GTM strategy at the Austin Technology Incubator, where portfolio companies have generated over $3B in market value and has advised numerous startups through accelerators, incubators, and his growth consultancy Redbud Strategies. Andrew was originally an equities trader before getting into tech.
Director of Growth, Tictail
Katie Donley is Director of Growth at Tictail, a marketplace for global independent brands. Katie leads a cross-functional team of marketers and engineers focused on accelerating Tictail’s merchant and shopper growth funnels. In her time at Tictail, Katie has focused on building Tictail’s strategies in organic, paid, and product-driven growth. In the last year, Katie and the Growth team have developed Tictail’s discount program, referral program, and honed the merchant acquisition funnel – driving conversion and traffic improvements that helped lead to 300%+ growth in Tictail’s top market. Katie holds a Bachelors of Economics and Bachelors of Psychology from Yale University. She finds SQL oddly meditative, and when not at work can be found at the Sixth Street and Ave B Community Garden.
About Our Partners
Tictail is an online marketplace home to emerging brands from over 140 countries around the world. For brands and small businesses, Tictail is a fresh and forward-thinking e-commerce platform designed for modern entrepreneurs, with a focus on community, ease of use, and attractive, customizable design. For shoppers, it’s a diverse and inspiring shopping marketplace that serves as a one-stop destination for the best in independent fashion, art, and home decor. Founded in Sweden in 2012, Tictail currently has offices in both Stockholm and New York City; in January 2016, the company opened its first brick-and-mortar store, Tictail Market, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Celebrating Female Content Creators Who Tell Their Stories to Inspire, Educate, and Empower
Join the 14th annual BlogHer at Pier17 in the Seaport District, NYC!
BlogHer was founded on the premise that women’s collective voices hold boundless power. When women come together it is often their debate, empathy, and connection that challenge norms while building community.
Attendees will include 2,000 bloggers, social media influencers, and lady bosses, looking to live their best life through information, inspiration, and innovation. They will have the opportunity to hear from empowering keynote speakers, learn brand-building skills at influencer workshops and network with other attendees and brand partners.
#BlogHer18 Creators Summit topics will include:
- Learn From Her: Discussion around trending topics that impact women’s lives
- #WinningWomen: Personal stories of strong women leading change in their industry
- Passion to Profit: Influencers who have made their side-hustle a thriving business
- Influencer Workshops: Tactical sessions to hone your business, brand, and content
- Sponsor Experiences: Meet leading brands in the influencer space
- And more! See the schedule here.
This class is part of NY Media Center’s Documentary Film Track. Take four documentary film classes for $490 (regular price) or $390 (IFP / Media Center members).
There is an abundance of stories, issues and people to make a documentary about; to actually complete and finance a feature film is less common. Fundamental to succeeding is starting with a doable, marketable, and captivating treatment, and a proposal that accurately represents your project. The aim of this course is to prepare you for the road ahead when shooting your film and to get the funding to finish it.
The instructors, Stephanie Ching and Ellen Martinez (After Spring, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2016), will provide an overview for developing an idea into a feasible action plan ready to go into production. They will talk about creating a realistic budget, ways to fundraise, and what materials you should have for your pitch.
Steph and Ellen were recently selected for the 2018 IFP Project Forum for their new digital dating documentary series. Each episode takes place in a different country and explores how modern technology has transformed our search for love.
What You Will Learn
- How to make a realistic budget and what to include.
- Different techniques to raise money for your film and how to decide which types of funding are the best fit for your project.
- Details on creating pitch materials, visual samples (spending money to make money) grant applications, and writing a treatment.
- Practical aspects of pre-production: basic legal, business, safety, and production/post-production tips.
Spirit Spritz Talk series are here – an initiative designed to educate and empower aspiring creative entrepreneurs through panels and workshops!
Join them for a panel discussion on Entrepreneurship in the Food Industry with Cory Ng, co-founder of Milk and Cream, Kathering Sprung, founder of Squish Marshmallows, and Michael Yu, founder of Palate Connect.
The event will take place at Grey Lady from 7pm to 9pm on August 8. Followed by the panel, you will have the opportunity to network with the the speakers and fellow attendees. Milk and Cream, Squish Marshmallows, and Grey Lady will also bring samples for attendees to taste. Refreshments, snacks, and goodies will be provided.
What You’ll Learn From Attending
- How to fund your business and manage your finances
- How to connect with influencers and succeed in social media marketing
- How to secure permits and licenses in New York
- How to manage operations, kitchen and commercial spaces
- And more!
Have any questions? Please feel free to reach out to email@example.com.
The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are thrilled to share with you the GWHCC Academy – How to Link Small Businesses with Incubator Services.
Incubators play a critical role in the success of companies across a range of industries. They’ve been pivotal in creating an entrepreneurial culture that helps enable companies. Please join us as we come together with five influential leaders for an engaging workshop and lightning round discussion.
Please join the GWHCC along with influential leaders for an engaging workshop and lightning round discussion.
Hear from presenters who will share with you their success stories and a variety of resources from funding, mentorship, and business assistance, to education and training about their respective DC and VA based incubators.
- Tabetha Zimmerman from SteamDC
- Juliana Cardona Mejia from Street Entrepreneurs
- Elizabeth Watson from Capitol Post
- Felipe Peres from DC Small Business Resource Center (moderator)
Stick around for the raffle, drinks, bites, and relationship building. Just by attending you are eligible to win a Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace or Havana Club Añejo 7 (just purchased in Cuba).
POWER on HEELS Network – an online digital community on Facebook for Mujeres to pass on their power and encourage one another along their business journey presents CIROC-a mixer featuring Azucena Maldonado, the Founder of the Latina Golfers Association to share her expertise on how playing golf is the ultimate business/professional networking experience.
Executives and entrepreneurs play golf to establish closer relationships with their associates and clients and to make new business contacts. For years, women have been left out of this elite circle. One quarter of the 25 million golfers in the U.S. are top management executives and a full 80% of that number agreed that the game of golf is an important business development tool.
The Latina Golfers Association wants to help women break these barriers through golf. Establishing personal relationships on the golf course is how a round of golf translates into business success. Proceeds for this event will benefit the POWER On Heels Fund, Inc a 501 c-3 nonprofit providing scholarships for Latina professionals and business owners.
The ticket price includes 2 Ciroc specialty cocktails, catering provided by Snapper Jack and delicious desserts courtesy of Sugar Dose by Johnana. CIROC also includes a unique twist on speed dating with a “speed networking” session so you can learn to maximize every networking experience on or off the course! Tickets will also be available at the door for $50 so be sure to grab your ticket in advance!
Hosted By: Power on HEELS Network
Join Freeing She at the upcoming Cubicles to Cocktails soirée for an open forum for women of color to discuss pay equity, salary negotiation, and building generational wealth. Founder Christa Clarke will be joined by her girl boss tribe of Asheli Atkins and Julia Rock to provide valuable insight on how to navigate salary negotiations and understand your market value.
Hosted by: Freeing She
This “Bootcamp” is designed for young women looking to develop themselves personally and become informed about the tools needed to build their own empire. The best part about the Bootcamp is that it is an online course that you can follow along with at your own pace. This course is designed to be fun and user friendly, and best of all it is offered at no cost to you.