EVENTS

EVENTS

After Work: Women, Work & Wellness
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
On May 23 join us for an After Work discussion with three busy, successful women who’ve built incredible businesses while still incorporating wellness into their daily routines. Norma Kamali is an iconic designer currently building a new wellness empire, Melisse Gelula is the founder of wellness bible Well+Good and Jennifer Maanavi is the owner of one of New York's most popular fitness clubs, Physique 57. 
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The Big Life - A Conversation With Ann Shoket
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Ann Shoket has been a key architect in shaping the national conversation for and about millennial women. As the former Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen from 2007 to 2014, Shoket repositioned the iconic fashion and beauty brand to dominate as the most relevant voice for its 13m readers. 
Shoket has appeared regularly on Good Morning America, Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View and CNN and she was a guest judge for four seasons on America’s Next Top Model. Forbes has named her one of the “Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors” in the country. Her new book, "THE BIG LIFE:  Embrace the Mess, Work Your Side Hustle, Find a Monumental Relationship, and Become the Badass Babe You Were Meant to Be" is published on March 17.
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Masterclass - Financial Modeling For A Capital Raise
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Samira Salman is an attorney, entrepreneur and seasoned problem solver. She is the founder and CEO of Salman Solutions, a strategic planning and business development firm. Over the past 20 years, Samira has harnessed her out-of-the-box thinking and expertise in corporate and tax law to personally advise over 75 companies on a variety of business issues, build and sell over 30 businesses, and raise over $60+M in startup and growth capital. Prior to embracing entrepreneurship in 2008, Samira held various positions at Arthur Andersen, Deloitte & Touche, KPMG, and was in-house tax counsel at Shell Oil Company.
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Masterclass - Driving Successful Brand Partnerships
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Susan McPherson is a serial connector, cause marketer, angel investor, and corporate responsibility expert. She is the founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focusing on the intersection between brands and social good, providing storytelling, partnership creation and visibility to corporations, NGOs and social enterprises.  She’s a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Triple Pundit and Forbes and has 25+ years experience in marketing, public relations, and sustainability communications. 
Currently, Susan invests in, and advises women-led technology startups including ZADY, TheLi.st, Lover.ly, New Deeply, Hint Water, Apolitical, Arlo Skye, Goldbean and The Muse.
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Masterclass - Elevate Your PR Game
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Brooke Hammerling is the Founder of Brew and has over 18 years of experience in technology PR and communications, both on the client side and in large and small agencies. She started Brew eleven years ago determined to bring a different style to the PR world. With the help of her partner, Dena Cook, and an incredible team, Brew has grown to be a company that provides the unique blend of communications that Brooke had envisioned. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London, Brew works with some of the most interesting, innovative and successful companies in tech. Brooke plays an active role in strategy across all Brew clients, which include Goldbely, Oracle Refinery29, Standard International and more.
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Masterclass - How To  Win  At Negotiation
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Cindy Gallop is a graduate of Somerville College, Oxford, whose background is brand building, marketing and advertising - she started up the US office of ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty in New York in 1998 and in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of the Year. She is the founder and CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld.com, co-action software launched in beta at TED 2010  and subsequently written up and taught as a Harvard Business School case study; and of Makelovenotporn, launched at TED 2009. She acts as board advisor to a number of tech ventures, a personal brand/life/executive coach, and a consultant on brand and business innovation for companies around the world.
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A Conversation with Garance Dore
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Garance Doré is a photographer, illustrator, writer and founder of the eponymous sitewww.garancedore.com, a leading source for fashion and lifestyle content for the last decade, Doré has established a distinctive and uninhibited intellectual point of view that developed a close relationship with her readers over the years as she communicates and tell stories in exciting and intimate ways. Her quick-witted humor, relaxed eloquence and authentic voice has garnered her over a million followers on social media from all over the world.
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Innovation - With Susan Lyne and Rachel Tipograph.  
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Susan Lyne is President of BBG Ventures, an early-stage investment fund for women-led tech start-ups. Before launching BBG Ventures, Susan was CEO of AOL’s Brand Group.  From 2008-2013 she was CEO and then Chairman of Gilt Groupe.
After being the Global Director of Digital and Social Media at Gap, Rachel Tipograph founded MikMak, the first mobile video shopping network. Forbes listed Rachel as one of its “30 under 30 Who Are Changing The World”, Marie Claire named her one of "The 50 Most Influential Women in America" and Fast Company named her one of "The Most Creative People in Business."
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Masterclass: The Art of Selling Yourself Professionally
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Christie’s International Head of Auctioneering and SVP of Strategic Partnerships, Lydia Fenet is no stranger to selling. As the top performer in the field, she has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for some of the largest non-profit organizations around the world such as The Clinton Foundation and AMFAR and she trains Christie’s new classes of charity auctioneers. Lydia also serves as the emcee for JAM, We Work’s ongoing event series aimed at introducing entrepreneurs to potential investors. She’ll walk us through the art of selling ourselves personally and professionally, and how to ask for what we want and get the desired results.
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A Conversation with Amanda Hesser & Tara Stiles
Wednesday, September 27, 2016
Amanda Hesser is the co-founder of Food52 and was previously a writer and editor at the New York Times. Her most recent book a Times bestseller, and the winner of a James Beard Award, is The Essential New York Times Cookbook. 
Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala Yoga, a revolutionary approach to healing through movement. Thousands of guides are leading Strala classes around the globe in partner studios, gyms, and clubs. 
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A Conversation with Ty Stiklorius
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Ty Stiklorius is the Founder and CEO of Friends At Work, an innovative artist management, entertainment and social impact company based in Los Angeles. She has spent her career helping creative vision thrive. In 2012, she formed a partnership with Troy Carter and was Co-President of Atom Factory for three years until she launched her own company in October 2015. Stiklorius manages John Legend, violinist Lindsey Stirling, prosecutor Adam Foss, hip-hop comedians ItsTheReal and others.
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A Conversation with Sarah Robb O'Hagan
Tuesday, July 27, 2016
Executive, activist and entrepreneur, Sarah Robb O’Hagan is described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to the “Queen of the Jocks” to the ultimate example of where fierce business woman, mother and fitness fanatic combine. Named among Forbes “Most Powerful Women in Sports” and recognized as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” Sarah is an internationally recognized re-inventor of brands, but if you ask Sarah, she’ll say she’s in business to help individuals and teams achieve their potential.
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A Conversation with Mara Hoffman & Misha Nonoo
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
In 2012, Misha Nonoo was awarded the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star award for Women’s Ready to Wear. She was a finalist for the esteemed 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, International Woolmark Prize. Most recently, Misha Nonoo received attention for pioneering the fashion industry’s first “insta-show” presenting her Spring/Summer 2016 collection exclusively on Instagram during NY Fashion Week. 
Recurrently drawing from nature and mythology, President and Creative Director, Mara Hoffman, ultimately takes inspiration from her own travels around the world and is a true, living embodiment of her designs. In 2011 Mara Hoffman was honored to be inducted as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. 
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A Conversation with Elizabeth Cutler
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
SoulCycle Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Elizabeth Cutler and her partner Julie Rice are leading a fitness and empowerment revolution. Their vision of a motivational 45-minute indoor-cycling workout combined with a chic branded environment, and “above and beyond” customer service came to life in 2006 in the rear lobby of an Upper West Side dance studio that Cutler found on Craigslist.
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How To Get Ahead - Navigating Corporate Culture
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Erika Irish Brown is Bloomberg L.P.’s Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, she develops and drives the company’s global strategy and approach to diversity and inclusion in collaboration with senior management to ensure alignment with business goals.Prior to Joining Bloomberg, Brown was Bank of America’s Head of Diversity Recruiting, Program Management and Executive Recruiting. She has over 15 years of investment banking and capital markets experience at Morgan Stanley, the U.S. Treasury and Lehman Brothers.
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EVENTS
Panel: How To Get Press
November 13, 2019
In a competitive and fragmented media landscape, what are the  tools and tactics required to generate publicity for your brand? Join our panel of media experts: Alyson Shontell, Editor in Chief of Business Insider; TV host Lola Ogunnaike; Becca Parrish of Becca PR and communications expert Sandrine Charles for insights and adviceTickets.
Dinner: Your personal brand - Social impact
March 11, 2019
In honor of International Women's Day, join us for a discussion about how we can better use our social influence for social impact. How do we thread 'giving back' into daily lives? And how can the companies we manage, move away from a CSR model and better weave social good in the very fabric of the DNA. Tickets.
Dinner: Building Great Networks
January 14, 2019
Women in business need community.  We need access to great networks to help us get ahead. And, we need to get better at doing business together. Join us for a powerful conversation about building great networks. Tickets.
Panel: The Future Of Retail
November 29, 2018
There was time when starting a consumer products business required you to have significant investment, powerful relationships and buy-in from a retail store. Digitization and changing customer behavior has lowered the barriers to entry, meaning everything you need to get started is more readily available online. But where does that leave brick and mortar, and with the over saturation of e-commerce businesses, how do you differentiate yourself and continue to acquire and retain customers? Join us at Blender Workspace to hear Mara Hoffman, Batsheva Ray, Abrima Erwiah, Jean Godfrey June and June Haynes discuss The Future of Retail. Plus connect with other founders, designers, marketers and retail experts. Tickets.
Talk: A Conversation With Bethann Hardison
October 23, 2018
From model to activist, Bethann Hardison is the mother of the fashion diversity movement. In the 1970s, she was an international runway model and assistant to some of the most important designers of the decade.  In 1984, Bethann founded her own agency and became responsible for scouting, launching and managing some of the most famous models of our time, many of them black – Naomi Campbell, Veronica Webb and Tyson Beckford to name a few. In the 1987, Bethann became an activist outright, founding the Black Girls Coalition with her close friend Iman.
Panel: Your Thought Leadership Brand
September 20, 2018
Join us for a comprehensive breakfast salon on how to build and enhance your thought leadership brand. Whether you're just getting started or already have a thriving speaking practice, our panel of industry experts and high level speakers will share the ideas and strategies that will allow you to take your personal brand to the next level. Panelists include women's advocate, and former ad executive turned multi-hyphenate entrepreneur, Cindy Gallop; Amy Gray founder of New Leaf Management and communications expert Umindi Francis.  
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Panel: Hispanic Heritage Month - The Path To Leadership
September 19, 2018
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join Squarespace and WIE for a practical discussion about how we overcome the roadblocks to success. Our speakers are Nathalie Molina Niño, CEO of BRAVA Investments and the author of LEAPFROG, The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs; Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder & CEO of Pipeline Angels and Janelle Rodriguez, NBC News’ Senior Vice President, Editorial. 
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Masterclass: Smooth Scaling - How To Take Your Business To The Next Level 
August 7, 2018
You’ve already taken the plunge and launched your own business. Now, what comes next? In this masterclass, Alexandra Stanton, will share the expertise that has allowed numerous businesses of all sizes and types to scale and live up to their potential. As a female founder who has charted her own path and created her own rules, Stanton now guides companies who are looking to do the same with her unique approach to smart and savvy business development. 
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Masterclass: Sponsorships & Partnerships
May 17, 2018
Get insights on how to build long lasting relationships with sponsors and partners. You'll learn how to connect to potential leads, create powerful proposals, and manage the relationships into the long term. 
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Masterclass: Personal Finance 101
April 3, 2018
From budgeting to savings, tax completion to investing, this masterclass will teach you everything you need to know to manage your finances and safeguard your financial future.
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One Connection - Building Networks
March 1, 2018
Featuring Esi Eggleston Bracey (EVP & COO, Unilever; Anne Fulenwider, Editor in Chief Marie Claire and Kara Goldin, Founder Hint Inc, this panel will explore how we build strong networks and community - both the important individual connectors who can help propel your own career as well as how women in business unite and create greater impact as a community.
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Masterclass: Social Influencer Marketing
February 27, 2018
2018 is the year of the influencer. Brand marketers are increasingly turning to everyday tastemakers - friends, co-workers, family to broaden awareness and increase sales.  But how do these influencer marketing partnerships work? This masterclass is for would be influencers and brands alike and will feature Mae Karwowski founder of influencer platform Obviously, in conversation with one of the bloggers on her platform, Ellese Launer.  
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Masterclass: Setting Goals That Win
Friday, January 12, 2018
Where do you want to be in a year, five years? And how do you set smart achievable objectives and timelines that get you to your ultimate destination? Renowned business coach Courtney Seard will walk us through some techniques and best practices to help ensure your 2018 is your most successful yet. 
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Masterclass: Media training
Tuesday, August 23, 2017
Join us for a media training masterclass led by Jehmu Greene. Greene is a powerful television personality, social advocate, political strategist and media strategist. She was most recently a candidate in the 2017 election for the chair of the DNC (Democratic National Committee) held in Atlanta.
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Women In Tech: Building Community
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Join us on July 12 for our "Women In Tech" After Work discussion. The panel will explore how female founders and executives can build the networks and communities to succeed - whether that's fundraising or navigating the workplace. Our speakers are Angela Lee founder of 37 Angels, Reshma Saujani founder of Girls Who Code, Kristen Titus, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for New York State and Rachel Jarrett, President of ZOLA. The event will be followed by rooftop cocktails. 
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After Work: Gender Stereotypes
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
We're talking gender norms and redefining masculinity and femininity with Sarah Sophie Flicker (activist, filmmaker and National Organizer of the Women's March), Jimmie Briggs (founder, Man Up) and Aminatou Sow (Call Your Girlfriend, Tech LadyMafia).
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Masterclass: Board Readiness
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
It goes without saying that we need to drastically increase the percentage of women on corporate boards, a statistic that currently stands at 19.9% for S&P 500 companies. On May 30, join us for a Board Readiness salon hosted by former Goldman Sachs partner Lisa Shalett and NMG founder Ceci Kurzman, both of whom are on several corporate boards. 
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