SheBuildsBlack is leading a networking night consisting of key players of color in the hiring game in the tech industry. Some topics that will be discussed are current hiring trends, how to stand out on paper or on the web, transitioning careers and many more plus some expert tips to be a top candidate.
Hosted by She Builds Black.
As a creative professional, do you ever look to your passions to fuel your career with intention? At our next #PowerHour, join Melissa Kimble, social media strategist and founder of #blkcreatives to talk about the inner work that goes into truly thriving as a creative professional.
As founder for the premier Twitter chat for Black professionals, she works with intention. She builds the brand into a primary resource at the intersection of culture, careers, and community for Black Creatives. Past partnerships include Netflix’s Strong Black Lead, Issa Rae Productions, Complex Hustle, Create & Cultivate, and AfroPunk.
In addition, her belief in using social media for good through education, community, and empowerment brought her to work with countless major brands, mission-based startups, and entrepreneurs to share their brand stories. Her work also includes Dream Village co-working space, Mimi Valdés’ Kaleido Beauty, EBONY Magazine, Burrell Communications, the NFL, among many others.
Join us on Thursday, August 16th at 3pm EST on Slack.
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From the creative process, to landing your first freelance gig, to navigating a field where men still earn more – this panel discussion will bring together like minded creatives to discuss their collective journey as professionals in the field of illustration.
100% of the proceeds will benefit Art Start, a New York City non-profit using the creative arts to transform the lives of at-risk youth. Light refreshments included!
A fun, fly, enlightening and invigorating safe space for Black Women academics, entrepreneurs, and professionals. Make connections and exchange tips and trade secrets for cultivating your purpose, sustaining productivity and practicing personal care.
This event will feature wisdom from Sharon Fries Britt Ph.D., centered around the theme “Getting Clear about Who We Are, Why We’re Here, and Where We’re Headed.”
Join Tykeia Nicole and Sharon Fries Britt as they come together as sister friends to share their wisdom to help sharpen your tools to take your work to the next level.
There are no secrets to getting your podcast sponsored, but there are different routes to getting there.
You already have a podcast that can break through the industry — now learn how to get the traction you need to get noticed and how to collect information on your audience so you can better market your podcast. The class will cover how to sell your podcast spots to sponsors and how much you can charge for these spots. You’ll also learn about multiple other avenues for revenue, including how to get picked up by a podcast network.
The instructor for this one-day workshop is Megan Tan, former creator, host, and producer of Radiotopia’s Millennial Podcast.
Please note: This is not a story or pitching development class; this class is best for people who already have a podcast of their own.
What You Will Learn
- How Megan’s podcast started in her closet and ended up on a well-known public radio network.
- Ways to gain traction on your podcast and build your audience.
- Marketing deck needs in order to pitch to sponsors.
- How much to charge sponsors for your podcast; learn about flat fees, CPMs, and why industry rates vary so much.
If you’re a goal setter but have a hard time being a “Goal Getter” then this event is for you. If you need help identifying opportunities by eliminating obstacles standing in your way of accomplishing your goals, this event is for you. Lastly, well lastly… THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU!!!
Use code EEB to get 10% OFF your purchase until August 11, 2018.
Modest refreshments will be provided and each attendee will receive a FREE copy of Chant’l Martin’s new E-book prior to the event date.
There will also be a few select vendors on site.
About Beacon DC’s Speaker:
Chant’l Martin is the founder of Thrive Lounge, a company that aims to revolutionize the way women think about their future by helping them create a miraculous vision and dream unapologetically. She loves sharing her journey from making 20K a year as a receptionist to running million dollar marketing campaigns for a billion dollar fintech startup. She’s passionate about helping millennial women crush their goals and she’s been featured speaking on this topic on Great Day Washington, Blogger Week UnConference and SheOwnsIt.com.
Glittered in Goals, is a series of live women empowerment events created by Valaencia Thompson for real women looking for real growth. Glittered in Goals “Summer Sit Down” wants you to leave feeling empowered, supported and prepared for you to become the best version of yourself. The event will challenge you to look at your inner self and prioritize real goals for personal and professional growth. As the year comes to an end this event serves as a great time for self-reflection and goal setting. Guests will hear inspiring testimony from mental health professionals, business owners, artists and educators. The featured guests will discuss the importance of staying true to self and spreading knowledge to others, how to survive when relationships have fallen apart, and facing your fears. Guests will also enjoy a finger food buffet, cupcake bar and tasty cocktails and mocktails while shopping from local women owned businesses. Guests will be responsible for their own parking fees or asked to Lyft or Uber to the venue. A portion of the proceeds from Glittered in Goals “Summer Sit Down” will benefit local non-profit organization, Choose to DO, Inc. Choose to DO, Inc promotes self-love and leadership among young women ages 9-19 years old.
Inspiring testimonies from Eliza Boquin and Eboni Harris, Founders of Melanin and Mental Health; Celeste, Owner + Artist + Educator of Eclectic Vibez Natural Hair Salon and Moon Jamaluddin, Multi-Business Owner (Events by Momo + Momo Food and Wine) & Artist
Hosted by: Valaencia Thompson of FroRealDoe.com
Free Women’s Empowerment Seminar Series hosted by Kenya D. Brown, Danielle Chatman and Simone Reddicks! Three dynamic women who have a heart for women!
Topics will include discussions like “the power of positive thinking…” and it’s absolutely FREE to the community.
There will be a lite menu for all guest and free giveaways for the first few registrants, including a raffle for 3 lucky guest!
“Beauty Meets Media”, a 4-city national tour presented by Meghan James will make its stop in Houston, TX on August 18th and will aim to educate attendees on starting careers within media as a Youtuber, blogger, brand specialists, and social media influencers. The event will also highlight extraordinary women defying the odds as influencers and bloggers while educating women aspiring to obtain those same accolades and accomplishments within the industry. Content curators of all arts are invited to collaborate with other bloggers experience music, live make up tutorial, food and drinks. Get up close and personal with some of today’s biggest beauty and fashion influencers to include Helecia, Jasmine Winters, Melissia Rene, J Mulan and Keisha Nicole who are working women in the fields of media, entertainment, and branding.
Hosted by: Meghan James & Media Girls LA
Queen Moves 2nd Anniversary is coming up and it’s time to celebrate! It’s only been two years and they’ve been able to attract some pretty marvelous opportunities for themselves and want to share how they did it with you!
Through dance and focused intention exercise Queen Moves will be sharing the moves they made to Manifest all their magic!
This workshop includes:
An open-level dance class sprinkled with Moves to motivate your inner Queen led by Queen Moves founders BRAT + Guerdley
Passion Planning exercises
Space to build with other Queens
Q&A with their surprise Guest Speaker!
Come thru Queens!
Attend the Ladies Inspired To Empower, “Her Light Shines” Women’s Empowerment, Appreciation Ceremony. Honor these amazing L.I.T.E. sisters who serve the community with love, compassion, generosity, and humility.
Please join in celebrating the sisterhood and women united to make a positive difference helping the youth and women in need.
Admission $10.00. Proceeds will go to the “LITE Is Me” personal development program helping women in need.
Team Work, Makes the Dream Work. We on the RISE!
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.
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 Chai