Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This inspiring panel event series by General Assembly invites key players in New York City’s design community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and create. From branding to user experience to city planning, panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a design point of view, how design thinking methods help with problem-solving, and much more. Plus, they’ll cover opportunities within the field and their vision for the future of the industry.

This Month: GA and Squarespace have brought together veteran designers who will be sharing how they approached their personal brand, portfolio presentation and what it took to start building a digital community. Now more importantly than ever, it is vital for designers to differentiate themselves and allow their personal voice to come life online.

What You’ll Take Away: Gain practical tips and insight from expert designers on how they’re solving problems through design, and get inspired to take your creativity to the next level.

Why It Matters: You’ve got the design thing down. But the truth is, being successful in the world of graphic design is about more than being an awesome designer. If you want to break through the clutter and build a business, you need to do a lot more than create a portfolio—you need to brand yourself as a designer.

About the Panelists

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Product Designer,

At ClassPass, I work with an amazing team of designers, engineers, and product managers to improve the experience and the efficacy of our digital products.

Since joining the team in May, my focus has been on improving the search experience for users on iOS & Android. My personal goal is to elevate our existing products while also improving our process for designing, building, and shipping those products.

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Founder, Creative Director,
Dange & Dover

Jessy Dover is co-founder and Creative Director of Dagne Dover. She oversees the brand’s vision, and product development and production. She has led Dagne Dover through all collection launches since the brand’s beginning, in addition to her contributions as co-founder. At the age of just 30, Jessy brings her distinct handbag expertise to Dagne Dover after working for Coach, Dennis Basso, Jen Kao, Armani, Reed Krakoff and more. A graduate of Parson’s School of Design, Jessy always knew she wanted to be a creator, and much of her inspiration comes from solving everyday problems and improving the options available to consumers.

She Builds Black: Navigating the Tech Space: Recruiters Panel @ View the Space (VTS)
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
She Builds Black: Navigating the Tech Space: Recruiters Panel @ View the Space (VTS)  | New York | New York | United States

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.

#PowerHour Chat With Melissa Kimble: Doing The Inner Work To Thrive As A Creative Professional @ Slack (Her Agenda Insiders!) - subscribe to join the chat
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Don’t forget! To join the conversation, you must be a Her Agenda Insider. Click here to join the community today!

Women in Illustration @ Brooklyn Art Library
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Panelists Include: Sara Boccaccini MeadowsAmber VittoriaNashra Balagamwala and Emily Isabella.

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!

Typing Fast and Taking Care NYC @ NYU @ Pless Hall Lobby
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.


Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn how to get the traction you need and how to collect information on your audience so you can better market your podcast with the NY Media Center.

“YOU let YOU be GREAT” Motivational Workshop @ Nexxt-Gen & Glow Bar Conference Center
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

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

Glittered in Goals-Summer Sit Down @ Sharespace @ Sharespace
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

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




Women’s Empowerment Seminar Series
Aug 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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: Houston @ Brand Lab Houston
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“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


Manifesting Magic #QUEENMOVES Workshop @Shetler Studios @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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!

Her Light Shines: Women Appreciation Ceremony @PEARL STUDIOS @ Pearl Studios 4th Floor
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

"Her Light Shines" Women's Appreciation Ceremony tickets

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!

Women’s Discussion Group-Topic: Identifying Disempowering Beliefs @ Brooklyn Creative League
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Women's Discussion Group-Topic: Identifying Disempowering Beliefs tickets

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.

Accounting for Non-Accountants @ Harris Tower
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.

New York | Mimosas & Movemakers Networking Reception @ Puck Building
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

Panelists include:

  • 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.

Identity: An Exploration Through Mindfulness, Meditation + Breathwork @MINKA Brooklyn @ MINKA Brooklyn
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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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.

Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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.

Convincing Investors to Buy Into Your Business @ UGA Gwinnett Campus
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to Create the One-Page Investor Proposal
  • How to Develop a 10-point Investor Presentation
The Gem Insid(HER) Brunch
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Gem Insid(HER) Brunch tickets

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!

Basquiat: Rage to Riches @ Brooklyn Museum
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Basquiat: Rage to Riches @ Brooklyn Museum  | New York | United States

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

Brown Girls Bar Crawl – Harlem Nights Edition @CORNER SOCIAL @ Corner Social
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

New York State, Reproductive Justice, and the Midterm Elections @BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY @ Brooklyn Historical Society
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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 KruegerIrin 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.


Rakuten Optimism in San Francisco @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Sep 7 all-day

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.

See what you can expect during this fast-paced, one-day event — from the day’s opening activities to stunning evening entertainment, including Shakira.

Featured events range from Top Sights that Will Empower Online Brand Behavior, The Future of the Influencer Marketing, and answering questions like Can Brands and MarketPlaces coexist?

Make sure to RSVP today for earlybird tickets!

Goldman Sachs Seminar: New York, NY @ Goldman Sachs
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This web series workshop emphasizes developing a powerful concept, pilot script, and series structure.

Keep Marching: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World @ 92Y
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

An Archive of Struggle: Celebrating the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial @BARNARD COLLEGE THE DIANA CENTER @ The Diana Center @ Barnard College
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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


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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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