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!
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
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.
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
What’s at stake for abortion access in New York State this November? On the eve of September’s primary, and the Reproductive Health Act left unpassed in Albany, join Laura McQuade, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of NYC, Inc.; New York State Senator Liz Krueger; Irin Carmon, author of The Notorious RBG and senior correspondent for New York Magazine; and Lynn Roberts of CUNY School of Public Health, for a discussion about the state of reproductive health, rights and justice locally and nationwide. The program is preceded by video segments from NO CHOICE, a series that, through personal stories, reminds us of pre-Roe v. Wade United States.
Want to ride the wave of today’s digital, marketing, and media innovations to bigger results? You won’t want to miss Rakuten Optimism 2018.
Goldman Sachs, in partnership with the PowHERful Foundation and Community TeamWorks, are bringing you another experience taking place at Goldman Sachs in NYC. On Friday, September 7th from 11 am to 4 pm, young women ages 18-23 will have the chance to interact with Goldman Sachs and other industry professionals, learn and improve financial literacy, learn strategies for career success, receive tips on getting your first internship/job, and explore diverse career opportunities.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the seminar?
You must be between the age of 18-23 to attend.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are countless commercial, artistic, and career benefits to making a web series. Web series can be a standalone success or act as a springboard to bigger projects, like it did for Broad City, Insecure, and High Maintenance. This workshop emphasizes developing a powerful concept, pilot script, and series structure—all of which are fundamental to creating a solid foundation for the rest of the process.
At this one-day workshop, you’ll first create your series bible, including: logline, main character bios, season 1 arc, and summary of the first three episodes of the season. You’ll learn how to structure your series and create an outline. Next, you’ll learn essential, in-the-trenches tips for web series production, including casting, locations, budget, scheduling, cameras, lighting, and more. We’ll also touch on successfully marketing your web series, developing a full season, and adapting your series into a TV show or feature film.
The workshop will be taught by award-winning filmmaker Timothy Michael Cooper, who wrote and directed the digital sitcom Concierge: The Series, starring Kate McKinnon. The series was nominated for the first-ever Writers Guild Award for Original Short-Form New Media.
You’ll need to come to this class prepared with between one and three series concepts, including each concept’s title and a one-paragraph summary.
Space is limited to 12 workshop participants. The 10am–5pm class time includes a 1 hour lunch break.
What You Will Learn
- You’ll come away with the beginnings of your series bible, including: logline, main character bios, season 1 arc, and summary of the first three episodes of the season.
- Practice for the entire filmmaking process. Hone your skills in writing, directing, casting, lighting, sound recording, shooting, editing, and marketing.
- Create a broad outline of your pilot episode and first season.
- Gain an understanding of the web series production, marketing, and development process, with an eye toward converting your series into paid projects and/or finding representation.
In this interactive and lively discussion, author and activist Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Miriam Yeung and Monifa Bandele, will share tactics, stories and policies you can use in your community, with leaders and with the media to promote change.
A book signing follows the event.
Hosted by 92Y.
As the most photographed figure of his era, abolitionist, orator, and human and women’s rights campaigner, and ambassador Frederick Douglass is an iconic face of freedom in the U.S. and abroad. The transatlantic publication of If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection, reveals the collective family endeavor behind Douglass’ struggle. What does the Douglass family story and this black archive teach us about comtemporary fights for freedom, gender and research, scholarly collaboration, and friendship? Join Celeste-Marie Bernier, professor of black studies at the University of Edinburgh; Africana Studies Professor Kim F. Hall; and other members of the Barnard community for a conversation celebrating the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial.
A panel with Celeste-Marie Bernier, Kim F. Hall, Marisa Fuentes, Quandra Prettyman, and Frances Sadler ’72
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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!
**MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND AND CLEAR SECURITY***
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.
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!
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 ladyprojectsummit.com 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.
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.
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.
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 MoveOn.org’s Karine Jean-Pierre as they take stock of how far we’ve come—and how far we still have left to go.
Relationships 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!