Leap Luncheon Series™ Presents Alencia Johnson & Symone Sanders @ The Hamilton
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Join the Leap Luncheon Series™️ for an intimate, multi-course meal and discussion with special guest speakers, Alencia Johnson and Symone Sanders on Wednesday, September 19th at 12pm.

During the first politics-focused Leap Luncheon, Ms. Johnson and Ms. Sanders will engage attendees in a much-needed, timely dialogue about the power of women in politics as we conclude DC’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Week and head into November elections. If you are looking to LEAP into politics (and PR), run for office, expand your networks, and/or affect change for Black women in all industries this is a MUST ATTEND EVENT.

A New Social Contract: Black and Latinx Women @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We must have a clear vision of a better world and challenge the architecture of injustice that targets Black and Latinx women with particular harshness. Black and Latinx women know the meaning of struggle well; we also know how to build community towards transformational change. We have ideas and models and believe in community and movement driven solutions.

The panel discussion includes Akiba Solomon (Colorlines), Jacqueline Ebanks (Commission on Gender Equity, Mayor’s Office), Farah Tanis (Black Women’s Blueprint) and Cathy Albisa (National Economic Social Rights Initiative) on what a new social contract grounded in universal but equitable systems, democracy driven by community control, and human rights for Black and Latinx women would look like and what it would mean for our communities.

This event is hosted by Black Women’s Blueprint and the National Economic Social Rights Initiative.

Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

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.

Collaborative Werk: Atlanta @ Hotel Clermont
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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This week’s topic: *Special Session* Morning Kombucha Speakeasy with World Tree

Our weekly session has a different format this week, as we present three speakers who vulnerably share their individual journey with identity & self worth. Workshopping to follow.

Topic + co-hosts: Self Worth – with Natalie Underdown, PhdYvonne Druyeh-Dodd, and Angela Nuata

Tickets: Members & repeat attendees $10 / Non-Members $15

What to bring: Laptop, if you want to stay and work afterwards
Includes: Coffee or tea


Night of the Round Tables: NYC @ NYC Department of Small Business Services
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Learn what you should be doing from experts to get more impact and results from your marketing, media and communications initiatives.

Join us for an evening of networking and interactive round table discussions that dive into some of the hottest topics on today’s communication landscape. We’ve all heard “content is king” but what kind of content and where’s the kingdom? How and when do you seek media attention? What is personal branding and how can it help you become more successful? What social media platform should you focus on and why? What career alternatives are there to a 9-5 job?

Topics include:

-Branded Content

  • Georgia Galanoudis, VP of Strategic Planning at Rauxa & VP of Communications at NYWICI
  • WE NYC’S Joanne Friedland Roberts, Co-Founder of WHAT NOW WHAT NEXT

-Personal Branding

  • Robyn Hatcher, communication and public speaking expert, author
  • WE NYC’S Nicole McGarrel, founder of Sunny Day Marketing

-Media Relations 101

  • Liz Castoro, Public Relations Director of Global Communications at MetLIfe
  • WE NYC’S Alejandra Chaparro, founder of 17 Entertainment

Social Engagement

  • Liz Kressel, digital media executive and entrepreneur, Managing Director of Lizard Media and Principal for MAG Consulting
  • WE NYC’s Juliana Uribe, founder and CEO of Movilizatorio

Strategic Transitioning

  • Jennifer Owens, former editorial director at Working Mother Magazine, owner of consultancy group Jennwork, and digital strategist for
  • WE NYC’s Ramona Cedeno, founder and CEO of FiBrick Financial Services

Registration closes on September 18th or when event reaches capacity!

Student Member: $20
Student Non-Member: $25
Young Professional Member: $30
Young Professional Non-Member: $35
Professional Member: $40
Professional Non-Member: $60

Girls in STEM- Volunteer Opportunity with Girlstart @ Taylor High School
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Girls in STEM, is a one day conference held at Taylor High School presented by Girlstart for girls in the 4th-8th grades. Girlstart’s mission is to increases girls’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally-recognized informal STEM education programs. By empowering more girls to continue STEM studies, we can help address our nation’s STEM workforce inequities and impact innovation and economic development in America and across the globe. To accomplish their mission, Girlstart develops and implements a range of innovative, research- and standards-based education and mentorship programs designed to promote girls’ early engagement and academic success in STEM, encourage girls’ aspirations and persistence in STEM education and careers, and incubate a talented and diverse STEM workforce. Throughout the day, girls attend hands-on workshops led by women in STEM fields. This year’s conference will take place on September 22, 2018. Most events need a few helping hands to run smoothly and Girlstart is in need of 100 or more helping hands. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks such as setting up, checking in registrants, assisting workshops, directing traffic, and more. Join the fun and make an impact as this conference aims to prepare our future leaders in STEM. Please note a criminal background check will be conducted on all persons applying to volunteer in positions that require direct contact with students. Each volunteer will also receive a t-shirt. This is a great volunteer opportunity for professional groups and organizations, current women leaders in STEM, and community-minded individuals. In 2017, 527 girls participated in STEM workshops led by 160 presenters/co-presenters with the help of 125 volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities and shifts are as follows:

8:30am-11:30am – Set up registration tables, hang signs, organize shirts, help with traffic flow, help presenters unload their cars, assist presenters with setting up their rooms, help at registration tables, assist during opening session, other tasks as needed.

10am-1pm – Help direct girls to workshops, assist in presentations, set up lunch, have lunch with girls, other tasks as needed.

12pm-4pm – Assist in workshops, help presenters set up their presentations, help breakdown classrooms, assist with traffic flow, and other tasks as needed.

Hosted by: Girlstart


Career Empowerment for Women: Elevating Women in Business and in the Workplace @ The Terrace-Greensboro Colliseum Complex
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

This event brings women together from all levels of their careers in a motivating atmosphere. They’ll provide first-hand advice on maximizing your professional potential including techniques you can use to get started and at every stage of your career.

Click here to register.

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.

ColorComm Service Day-Houston @ Casa De Esperanza @ Casa De Esperanza
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

ColorComm, Inc., the nation’s leading women’s platform addressing diversity and inclusion from across the communications, marketing, media, and advertising industries, will hold its second ColorComm Service Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in nine network chapters across the nation. ColorComm Service Day will take place in each ColorComm chapter city with the purpose to spend Saturday giving back to local communities and provide resources to those who are in need. The cities that will come together to participate are as follows: New YorkWashington, D.C.Chicago, Houston, Miami, AtlantaLos AngelesSan Francisco, and Dallas. Several times a year, each ColorComm chapter participates in a community service activity. After a successful Service Day back in March, ColorComm’s nine chapters will come together once again to give back their time and resources. “ColorComm Service Day hopes to bring greater awareness and impact to the various shelters, homes, and services in our local communities throughout the nation,” said Wilson. ColorComm Service Day will see members assist with the homeless, provide resources to residents in nursing homes, mentoring, education, and help growing families in need. Join the Houston chapter as they host a mini fall festival for the children at Casa De Esperanza on the national Service Day. The mini fall festival will include arts & crafts, games and donated snacks. RSVP today and sign up for items to donate. Each RSVP Ticket is designated as items needed to make this event a blast for the children.  Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos strives to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect for at-risk infants, children and their families by providing comprehensive residential and family support programs that transform people and communities. Their vision is that every child deserves a home that provides safety, health, permanence, and hope.

Hosted by: ColorComm Houston


GP Squared Brunch & Learn – Get Clever with Credit @ Eleven Clinton - Smothered Blues
Sep 22 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

The GP Squared Brunch Series, created by MediaSense Inc. is an intergenerational women’s platform to share key financial insights among young female professionals, that will pay dividends for a lifetime. This series is Powered by Wells Fargo Bank. While we learn, we also brunch and network with other women (and sometimes men) who are young professionals and business owners on the rise.

Our GP Squared Hostess is Rhonesha Byng, founder of is an exclusive member of the esteemed 30 Under 30 group of Forbes Magazine. She also writes for Forbes and promotes her well known platform.

Our September 22nd event share how to Get Clever with Credit. It’s all about beating the system, without the system beating you. Rhonesha will host a lively Fireside Chat with our special guest, Carl Joseph-Black, a young financial social influencer on the rise, and the Founder of Raising Benjamin. They will discuss all the important things you need to know about credit. How to use it, when to use it, how to get it and how to fix it.

Carl Joseph-Black is a law student and his platform, Raising Benjamin is dedicated to increasing the wealth of young black millennials. He shares insights into finance that are as easy to learn as a Drake verse. After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2011 he immediately began his career at a major Wall Street firm, where he spent 4 years working in Risk Research and Legal & Compliance. Through his work, he found the need for financial literacy and empowerment among minority communities. This inspired him to create Raising Benjamin. During his spare time, he likes to drink Kombucha while reading the Wall Street Journal and advises local businesses on growth strategies. If he isn’t doing those things he’s probably listening to Drake somewhere.

We will also hear a powerful keynote talk from Sherkera Green of Wells Fargo Bank who heads up the entire Newark banking region. Sherkera will add fuel to the conversation Get Clever with Credit, by adding a financial institutions point of view when it comes to credit tips.

While you learn how to supercharge your finances, you can enjoy a sumptuous brunch and dessert from Eleven Clinton: Smothered Blues, with a full selection of brunch dishes served up with love. We like to learn and brunch with great food, music, and friends.

Social media is encouraged to share the wealth using our hastag #WeatlhSquared.

Our exclusive financial sponsor is Wells Fargo Bank.

Free parking is available.

Click here for tickets.

Ladies of Change @ Bailey's Cafe
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Empowering Women’s Tea Party to honor those making a difference in your communities; is the agenda of the upcoming Empowering Annual Ladies of Change Honors Award Tea Party.

Lady Farley, President and Executive Director of #100WOMENSTRONGMOVEMENT will Honor Two Women who are contributing their time, talent and influence to make communities a better and safer place to live. Every woman in the building will get a shout out and 10 women will receive Awards of recognition. Here are the Awards Categories:

“Lady of Change – Dear Heart” Award

“Lady of Change – Educator” Award

“Lady of Change – Social Change” Award

“Lady of Change – Entrepreneur of the Year” Award

“Lady of Change – New Author” Award

“Lady of Change – Survivor” Award

Farley Productions, Inc. believes in community! That’s why they’ve chosen this elegant way to honor women who are living, leading, and serving with strength and dignity – and an unwavering level of compassion and approach to women’s empowerment! If you would like to nominate your First Lady, teacher, mother, cancer survivor, DV survivor, etc. please email a nomination form on their website.

This year Farley Productions, Inc. wants to tie in the importance of mentoring the younger generation so there will be a Jr. Table of young ladies between the ages of 8-13 who are Leading by Example.

One Book One Bronx: I Love My Hair 20th Anniversary @ Bronx Library Center
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Literary Freedom Project as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of Natasha Tarpley‘s seminal children’s book “I Love My Hair.”

Ms. Tarpley will join and read from her modern classic –a whimsical story that has celebrated the beauty of African-American hair for 20 years! It will be a day of books, culture, and more!

In this imaginative, evocative story, a girl named Keyana discovers the beauty and magic of her special hair, encouraging black children to be proud of their heritage and enhancing self-confidence.

I Love My Hair! has been a staple in African-American picture books for 20 years, and now has a fresh, updated cover that shines on the shelves!

Atlanta Idealist Grad Fair 2018 @ Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Idealist Career Fair

The Atlanta Idealist Grad Fair September 24, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

  • Learn about admissions requirements and application deadlines for graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and many more
  • Speak with graduate admissions advisors from local, national and international universities

The fair is free and open to anyone considering graduate school. Watch these two short videos to see why you should attend the fair and what it looks like.

Visit for additional resources to assist you in planning for grad scho

Women in Tech Showcase: An evening with & Bunker Labs Houston @ Social Graces Club
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Each month the Bunker Labs community convenes — veterans, military spouses, and civilians alike — to network with subject-matter experts, investors, thought leaders, and more to create a robust environment for business growth and development. The upcoming series will in partnership with, envisions a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. They connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.

The event will highlight 6 women making amazing strides in the tech industry in Houston.

The event will alsdo feature a series of Ignite presentations moderated by Jesse Bounds, Director of Innovation for the City of Houston and feature:

Elizabeth Gore, President of Hello Alice

Dyan Gibbens, Co-founder & CEO of Trumbull Unmanned

Cherise Gutierrez, Founder of SecurityGate

Denise Hamilton, Founder & CEO of WatchHerWork

Amanda Shih, Co-founder at Code Park

Kim Watson, Senior Strategic Consultant at PROS

This month’s event is sponsored by GotSpot, Inc, MacroFab, Snapper Jack’s Catering, SANS and will be hosted at Social Graces Social Club.

This event is for you if you’re interested in meeting like-minded, action-oriented entrepreneurs in a fun, casual setting. Learning more about women and military veteran and/or spouse-created companies in our community and collaborating, supporting and celebrating Houston Women in Tech!

Hosted by: Bunker Labs Houston &


2018 Grace Hopper Conference + Google Funding @ George R. Brown Convention Center
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day

GHC is a three-day celebration designed to bring together women in computing to discuss research and career interests. The celebration includes presentations on a variety of topics, professional development activities, an open source day, and much more.

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to increase the number of women in engineering, we are excited to offer travel grants to the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference taking place in Houston, TX from Sept 26-28th. Once again, this year’s conference will offer incredible opportunities for mentoring, networking and career development.

University students and industry professionals in the US and Canada who are excelling in computer science and passionate about supporting women in tech can apply for a travel grant to attend the 2018 Grace Hopper conference.

The Grace Hopper Travel Sponsorship includes:

  • Round trip flight to Houston,TX (from within the US or Canada)

  • Conference registration
  • Reimbursement for ground transportation to and from the airport and the hotel

  • Arranged hotel accommodations from Sept 25-29

  • $100 USD reimbursement for miscellaneous travel costs

  • A fun event specifically for travel grant recipients on one of the evenings of the conference!

Please apply here by July 22nd at 11:59pm PDT. The Grace Hopper Travel Sponsorship winners will be announced by mid-August.

For questions, please email

Protect Your Ideas from Pre-Startup to Launch @ Cardozo School of Law 55 Fifth Avenue Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC) at the launch of WE Legal!

WE Legal is a new program offering free 1-on-1 legal consultations for women entrepreneurs, to help you make the right decisions as you start, operate and grow your business.

Women entrepreneurs need to protect their business and ideas, particularly at the crucial moments from pre-startup to launch. It’s important to understand critical issues such as choosing the appropriate legal structure, protecting intellectual property, and knowing how to hold a patent.

At our first-ever WE Legal Clinic in partnership with the Cardozo-Google Patent Diversity Project, you’ll learn the essential legal requirements to start your business and protect your ideas. At this event, you will enjoy:

– A keynote on intellectual property and patents, provided by the Director of the Cardozo-Google Patent Diversity Project, Professor Jeanne C. Curtis

– A workshop taught by Jason George, a partner at Washington Law PLLC, will review the business legal structures available in New York, their costs and benefits, and how entrepreneurs can select the right one for their business.

– In parallel we will offer 1-on-1 credit consultations and a legal clinic in partnership with the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project*.

WE Legal: Protect Your Ideas from Pre-Startup to Launch @ Cardozo School of Law
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC) at the launch of WE Legal!

WE Legal is a new program offering free 1-on-1 legal consultations for women entrepreneurs, to help you make the right decisions as you start, operate and grow your business.

Women entrepreneurs need to protect their business and ideas, particularly at the crucial moments from pre-startup to launch. It’s important to understand critical issues such as choosing the appropriate legal structure, protecting intellectual property, and knowing how to hold a patent.

At our first-ever WE Legal Clinic in partnership with the Cardozo-Google Patent Diversity Project, you’ll learn the essential legal requirements to start your business and protect your ideas. At this event, you will enjoy:

– A keynote on intellectual property and patents, provided by the Director of the Cardozo-Google Patent Diversity Project, Professor Jeanne C. Curtis

– A workshop taught by Jason George, a partner at Washington Law PLLC, will review the business legal structures available in New York, their costs and benefits, and how entrepreneurs can select the right one for their business.

– In parallel we will offer 1-on-1 credit consultations and a legal clinic in partnership with the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project*.

*Appointments will be given on a first-come, first-served basis at check-in, only to those holding a General Admission + Legal/Credit ticket.

If you have questions about this WE Connect Event or would like additional information about WE NYC, e-mail or visit

Click here to RSVP


Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm



Join SheKnows Media and Plan B One-Step in a lively conversation about all the things you never learned in sex ed.

This event will empower women with insights and language to accurately discuss their birth control options, emergency contraception facts, and the misconceptions. We hope to foster communication and dialogue between women about the issues that matter.

Join us for:

  • Wine + Nibbles: 6:00 – 6:30PM
  • Interactive Panel Discussion: 6:30 – 7:30PM
  • Networking: 7:30 – 8:00PM

RSVP to reserve your spot!


Augmented Reality (AR) for Journalism @ Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Move over, Virtual Reality. Newsrooms are now turning their attention to Augmented Reality (AR) journalism, the addition of an information layer or 3D objects on top of content, visible through a phone app. Think Pokemon Go for news. It’s certainly the direction the tech industry is going -Apple, Facebook, Alphabet and Snapchat have all launched tools that give access to augmented reality to millions of consumers.

In this hands-on workshop we’ll try out AR projects from different news organizations, see how to get started and look at what might be coming next. We’ll look at tools including Blippar, ARKit, ARCore and WebAR.

J+ is a series of affordable and convenient digital skills workshops by the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. It is for working journalists, freelancers, photographers, video journalists, and other communicators who want to advance in their careers, change jobs or simply tell engaging, impactful stories in today’s media overload.

Instagram FUN with Sophie Loghman: Atlanta @ Switchyards Downtown Club
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ATL Insta Fun

Join us for this fun 2-hour event with Atlanta influencer and Instagram pro Sophie Loghman, or @sophlog on Instagram. Sophie will talk to Manu Muraro, founder of Your Social Team, about Instagram strategy, how to keep your followers engaged in an ever changing environment, creating content, influencer marketing and how to spread joy through Instagram.

After the talk we will have a Q&A, so get your questions ready!


Sophie Loghman is the Photo Stylist and Content Curator behind @sophlog and the head gal in charge at SunnyPeaches. Born and raised in Atlanta, Sophie moved to LA for two years in 2012 to get her Master’s Degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. Now back in Atlanta, she utilizes her time working as a creative strategist on social media. On weekends, she can be found exploring the most colorful murals in town with her camera (and pup Snoop) in hand.

CreativeMornings – Pouta Dianat: Atlanta @ Fernbank Science Center
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Atlanta’s September speaker is Pouya Dianat!

Pouya Dianat is the managing director of Beam Imagination, a creative studio that rethinks the means and methods of storytelling. With roots in the journalism industry, he set out to make a team that unrelentingly pursues creative experimentation in storytelling – from groundbreaking visuals to unexpected experiences to untapped technology for clients that include Delta Air Lines and the Atlanta Braves. Personally and professionally, Pouya’s life has been defined by adapting to constant change – moving from Tehran, Iran to Washington, D.C. at the age of six then watching the internet transform the world around him and seeing visual storytelling develop dramatically over the last decade. Rather than run from the chaos brought on by change, Pouya and the team at Beam run boldly toward it.

The Future of Fashion: BNY Style Fashion Show @ Brooklyn Navy Yard
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

High end, street style, cutting-edge, and fashion-forward, are all words used to describe Brooklyn fashion. Join the Brooklyn Navy Yard for a fashion show highlighting the iconic, chic, and must-have collections made at the Yard by fashion companies such as Hip Hop Closet, Crye Precision, Lafayette 148 and many more.

Following the fashion show, designers and artists will be on hand to talk about their collections, style, and inspiration. Plus, there will be opportunities to purchase items to help enhance your personal style!

Fierce Women: Happy Hour at the National Museum of Women in the Arts @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join Ellevate DC for a fun-filled happy hour networking event to celebrate fierce women across time and place.

Meet, greet, mix, sip and munch with a bunch of inspiring women, while admiring artwork by and about women who thrived as professionals and influencers. Discover a diverse cast of fierce women who blazed a trail as artists, activists, and innovators.

Join Ellevate DC for an evening of connection and fun at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), which is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts.

Grow your network and connect with the women of Washington DC who are making things happen!


Getting to NMWA

BY METRO: (From D.C., MD, and VA) Take the Red, Blue, Orange, or Silver lines to Metro Center. Use the 13th Street exit and walk two blocks north.

BY BUS: Travel by bus routes 80, G8, S2, S4, X2, D6, D3, 68, D1, and 42 to the corner of H and 13th Streets, NW.

BY CAR: Since metered street parking is minimal, NMWA has partnered with SpotHero (formerly Parking Panda), the nation’s leading parking reservation app. Visitors can purchase guaranteed parking at nearby parking garages with rates up to 50% off drive-up. Once purchased, present your purchase confirmation at the selected location (this serves as your payment). Parking is guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up.

Rise and Shine – Yoga, Meditation and Set Your Intentions: Atlanta @ Hotel Clermont
Oct 2 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am

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Start your week off right, join us for bi-weekly morning rooftop yoga, meditation and intention setting.

*Special Edition Day & Time* for you 9 to 5ers!

Session led by Meghan Ann Martin

Where: Hotel Clermont / Rooftop
Tickets: Members $15 / Non-Members $20

What to bring: A yoga mat and towel
Includes: Post workout refreshment

Swiner Publishing Co. Writer’s Retreat @ Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

This special retreat is geared towards those interested in writing or publishing a book. The retreat includes training from best selling author and publisher DocSwiner, in addition to special author and entrepreneur guests to share their writing and marketing tips. Costs cover room and board at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, brunch on Saturday and Sunday, take home workshop materials, a book cover design on site, and professional head shots with a makeup artist. Also, you can leave with copies of your book already sold! This is an event you do NOT want to miss!

Lady Project Summit 2018 @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Oct 6 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

The Lady Project Summit brings together over 300 driven, entrepreneurial women for a day filled with inspiring speakers, professional workshops and so much more. Check out for a list of their amazing workshop leaders and descriptions, panelists, partners, and full weekend schedule.

Speakers include author Emily Belden, PR Pro Bekah Epstein and closing keynote speaker Andrea Isabelle Lucas, founder of Barre & Soul. See a full list of speakers here.

The Lady Project Summit is generously sponsored by HiRoad insuranceThe Friendship FoundationBUST Magazine, and many more. Click here for a full list of sponsors.

Current Lady Project members can take $50 off their ticket with their unique discount code, which you can find on the Discounts page in our member portal. Tickets are non refundable but transfers are allowed until Septemeber 15. After September 15, no changes to tickets will be allowed.

Summit attendees will have free access to special events on Friday, October 5 and Sunday, October 7 including pre-Summit happy hour with sponsors, our VIP Gifting Suite, and post-Summit brunch.

The Lady Project Summit will be accepting personal hygiene products to donate to Amenity Aid to benefit Amos House and new or used business clothing to donate to Year Up at the Summit.


Small Business Day @ Cobb Galleria Centre
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Small Business Day-Atlanta: The State’s Largest Startup Launch Event

Interested in starting a Small Business? Small Business Day-Atlanta will help handwalk attendees through the process of successfully launching their Small Business while providing over $1,500 in Resources to each Attendee.

Don’t have a business idea? We can help you come up with a viable business idea on the day of the event.

More About Small Business Day-Atlanta
To help accelerate the number of entrepreneurs in the Metro Atlanta Area, The Georgia Crowdfund, Inc. has launched Small Business Day-Atlanta, Georgia’s largest one-day startup event. The primary goal of the event is to successfully launch 500+ businesses in a six-hour timeframe.

How is the day structured?
Doors open at 9:00am and the event starts promptly at 10:00am. Startup Groups are launched every hour on the hour starting at 10:00am with the last group being launched at 3:00pm.

Startup Session Tickets: *Please reserve a time slot above to participate in the Small Business Day Startup Process. The Small Business Day Startup process takes attendees through a 3-part Startup Process. Once an attendee successfully completes the Small Business Day Startup process they will receive $1,500 in Startup Resources.* One Ticket per Startup Attendee. If some is attending with you for support, etc.(children, business partner, spouse, or friend.) please purchase them a Free General Admission Ticket.

General Admission Tickets: Those that do not complete the Startup process can still attend via the General Admission tickets, but will not receive $1,500 in Startup Resources.

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke with Political Commentator Karine Jean-Pierre @ 92Y
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A year after the rise of #MeToo in the entertainment industry and across all walks of life, where do things stand now? What steps are men and women taking to change the culture? Hear from Burke and’s Karine Jean-Pierre as they take stock of how far we’ve come—and how far we still have left to go.

The (New) Thursday Club with Jen Cox of Pave It Blue: Atlanta @ Hotel Clermont
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Join us for our monthly gathering over cocktails with…
Special Guest Speaker: Jen Cox, Co-founder and Director of Communications at Pave It Blue on how to activate, educate, and engage women in Metro Atlanta to become politically involved and get out the vote for the upcoming elections in Georgia.


Tickets: Members $30 / Non-Members $35
What to bring: Trouble
Includes: Open bar and light nibbles

Babes & Brews: Pittsburgh @ 11th Hour Brewing
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Babes and Brews

Join GRLPWRPGH at 11th Hour Brewing in Lawrenceville for a fall evening of networking with badass business babes in the ‘burgh + beers. Your ticket will get you a beer + a GRLPWRPGH koozie.

Moving Mountains- Personal Journeys of Impactful Careers: New York @ Princeton Club of New York
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Alpha Cats is an exclusive network of professional women made up of inspiring individuals who see career as an attitude. We are thrilled to invite you to join us on October 11th for our event:

Moving Mountains- Personal Journeys of Impactful Careers 

Join us for an inspiring, raw, and most importantly brutally honest conversation about endurance as an invaluable tool in building the career that you want. Our guest speakers are entrepreneurs, executives and social activists who will reveal their journeys of success and struggle. Some of the questions we are curious about are: What is at stake each time we climb the next step? How do we set goals for ourselves that are beyond our foreseeable reach? What is it like to compete with our colleagues? How do we navigate between personal and professional choices?

Sarah Adler – Co-founder @ Spoon University

Tali Rosman – VP Business Operations @ Nice 

Iynna Halilou – Global Program Manager @ ERA

Oded Brenner – Founder & Creator @ Blue Stripes

The conversation will be facilitated by Riki Franco and Morielle Lotan, Co-Founders of Alpha Cats and will be followed by a Q+A from our audience.

College Fair @ NYPL @ New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The BridgeUP Out-of-School Time program at the New York Public Library is proud to host the second annual College Fair @ NYPL on Friday October 12, 2018, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The fair will take place at Bartos Forum located in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Library.

Colleges, universities, and community-based organizations will be present to share information and resources with students and families. There will also be several workshops related to College Access taking place during the college fair.

The College Fair will be free and open to all teens and their families. For school staff or community-based organizations bringing students to the college fair, please request a ticket for each student attending so that we can have an accurate count of potential attendees

Hosted by The New York Public Library.

Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories @ Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall Columbia University 515 West 116th Sthreet New York, NY 10027
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Jeanne Balibar in conversation with historians Anne-Emmanuelle Demartini, Emmanuelle Loyer, and Charlotte de Castelnau-L’Estoile, moderated by Emmanuelle Saada

Violette Nozière, the criminal, Delphine Seyrig, the actress, Páscoa, the slave. French actress Jeanne Balibar grapples with these three figures in a roundtable conversation with three French historians who have researched and written about their lives. Jeanne Balibar will be performing excerpts of the women’s stories in a performance called “Les Historiennes” at FIAF on October 13, and this conversation provides an opportunity for her to converse with the historians, Anne-Emmanuelle Demartini, Emmanuelle Loyer, and Charlotte de Castelnau-L’Estoile, who gave shape to these three women’s histories. They discuss how to give voice to these women from the past, how to narrate – and perform — their stories and histories.

Event co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française, Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Alliance Program, and French Institute Alliance Française. Event made possible with support from the Institut Français and Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

1st Annual Sacred Vibes’ Spiritual Herbalism Conference: Healing Relationships @WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER @ Weeksville Heritage Center
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

final IG size.pngRelationships need healing! Relationships and commitment are one and the same. Often times we find it challenging to commit to anything, including ourselves.

After 10 years of teaching Spiritual Herbalism and building a community, Sacred Vibes Apothecary continues to examine what it means to relate to ourselves, the land we were born on, our ancestors, and our communities, to service, to sex, to power, and to money.

Sacred Vibes’ First Annual Spiritual Herbalism Conference will be a day of exchanging the many ways in which they demonstrate reverence for and to each other, to land, and to our ancestors. At the very core, Sacred Vibes’ will delve into how plant medicine can offer courage, protection, and open a willingness to forgive and heal all relationships.

Early bird tickets go on sale August 15th. Visit Sacred Vibes website for more information and to purchase tickets!

BossBabesATX October Community Meet Up: Austin @ Native Hostels
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Calling all women and nonbinary creatives, organizers, entrepreneurs and interested babes.

At our first #bossbabesATX community meet-up of Fall 2018, we’ll explore the theme, “We Are Present.” Together, we’ll gather to celebrate the people who remind us to take up space. The trailblazers whose legacies encourage us to be loud. The figures of our past and present who remind us that it’s okay to be unapologetically ourselves.

As per the usual, this theme will carry on throughout the evening’s agenda. On top of our 25+ community announcements (submissions now open), we’ll also feature three stories from one creative, one business owner and one organizer currently living in Austin, Texas. They’ll share their personal icons with us, as well as information about their work and careers. 〰️

As always, vendors, activities and surprises to be expected. All genders, people and professions welcome.

Leap Luncheon Series™ Presents “THE LEAP LAUNCHPAD SERIES”
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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We are thrilled to announce a new feature component to the Leap Luncheon SeriesTM! In addition to the upcoming 2018 luncheon events, we are launching the LEAP LaunchPad Series.

This will be a four-session series kicking off at the end of this month, led by Leap Luncheon Series founder, author, speaker and CEO Safiya J. Simmons. The Saturday, 3-hour series will have a more hands-on, in-depth, and workshop style format. The intensive series will cultivate skills including: strategic planning, resume writing, work-life balance, and locating and utilizing resources. You will walk away from these workshops with a more in-depth understanding and success tools needed to achieve your next LEAP!

Each workshop will feature and highlight a different area of focus centered on you making your LEAP. We look forward to hosting you for the 2018 LEAP LaunchPad Series.

Session Four – November 3, 9:00am – 12:00pm: “Taking the Plunge”

  • Faithing it forward
  • Support systems
  • Common pitfalls to avoid
  • Work-Life Balance

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