On The Upside we explore how a major crisis can reorder society for better or for worse, and how we, as a community, can harness and promote the ‘better.’
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Join us this Friday, July 31 at 4:00 pm EST.
Let's get together and help each other with the challenges we're facing or goals we're setting. Bring a drink, some nibbles, and your GIVES and GETS!
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The pandemic, an economic crisis, and ststemic reacism, 2020 proves that we can't go back to the way things were.
Jeanne Sahadi is a senior writer at CNN Business. Her coverage focuses on issues of executive leadership and career issues for those aspiring to leadership roles. She is also covering matters related to improving diversity and inclusion at work, and the plight of small businesses in the wake of the pandemic.
For many years, she covered federal taxes, spending and debt.
With CNN since 1998, Sahadi has reported on a wide range of policy debates, including the reform of the tax code, bankruptcy laws and entitlements. She also has covered personal finance and was a columnist for Money magazine.
A graduate of Haverford College, Sahadi has been a guest on many CNN shows as well as the shows of CNN radio affiliates and outside stations, including NPR.
Co-Founder Sarah Sommers discusses how and why she and her Co-Founders Karen Cahn and Kate Anderson, have built their incredible community IFundWomen, the importance of crowdfunding and supporting female founders.
IFundWomen is a startup funding platform providing access to capital through crowdfunding and grants, expert business coaching on all the topics entrepreneurs need to know about, and a network of women business owners that sparks confidence, accelerates knowledge, and ignites action
Do Well by Doing Good: Two Cents with a Venture Capitalist
Despite receiving significantly less funding, studies show that women-led technology companies, like the ones Chloe Capital invests in, produce more sales, exit faster and generate more returns for investors. In partnership with universities, foundations and corporations, Chloe Capital was founded by women to create opportunities for women entrepreneurs and investors. Now two years later, and over 10,000 members strong, the Firm's service-oriented VCs have empowered a community of supporters to catalyze $10M for Chloe Capital portfolio companies. You CAN do well by doing good. Join the Movement to #InvestInWomen
What Should You Be Doing During this Pandemic to Help You Build Business and Your Battalion? This session will address ways to deepen relationship and build on the mantra that people do business with “people they like and trust”. We will also discuss ways to build up your team (battalion) so that you are armed and ready when we emerge into our new “normal”. You will leave this session with actionable steps to use every day that will result in a better and stronger business network.
Monica Blacker spent 22 years practicing as a business workout and reorganization attorney. During her climb to partner in an international law firm, she observed many pitfalls and obstacles that can get in the way and, ultimately, cause women and minorities to derail or leave their jobs. Armed with personal experiences, stories, and anecdotes from many of her colleagues, Monica has become a passionate advocate for minorities and women and an international speaker on topics designed to make the road smoother. She is a sought-after speaker, providing practical tips and immediate action steps.
Monica Blacker is the Founder of BAX Advisors, LLC., a firm focused on helping women and minorities advance in their careers. In addition to supporting professional growth, BAX also helps organizations design and/or refresh their current diversity and inclusion initiatives
Building Culture & Engagement in a Virtual Workplace with Debbie Epstein Henry
We are in uncharted territory and many are wondering how to inspire a team, keep colleagues connected and build and sustain a culture working virtually. We will explore success strategies for working remotely and deepening our relationships to do our best and be our best in these uncertain times.
Women Founders, You Are the Embodied Leaders of The Future with Cherie Aimée
There is a massive shift unfolding in the world and in business. In this interview with world renowned near-death survivor and digital transformational leader, Cherie Aimée, learn why women as leaders, board members, and founders are exactly what is needed during this global transformation of death and rebirth.
Getting Future Ready with Nita Sanger
Nita covers actions that firms (large, mid, small and start-ups), and individuals, need to take to improve their efficiency and effectiveness and be "future-ready".
Evolve presents an interactive workshop to connect and gain first-hand insights from fellow women entrepreneurs.
This is for female founders, women leaders of start ups, executives, women on boards, and budding entrepreneurs as well as those looking to learn more about female entrepreneurship.
Health and Happiness for Employers and Employees During the Covid-19 Era
AON helps us explore:
Employment Law Issues During these Uncertain Times with Greenwald Doherty LLP
A discussion with employment law attorneys from Greenwald Doherty LLP, who are on the front lines of the many delicate legal and business issues facing employers in the current pandemic. In the last few weeks, the legal framework in the employment arena has shifted significantly for businesses. This timely discussion addresses the major employment law questions the business community is currently struggling with.
Going Slow with Tiffany Hopkins
In January, 2018 Tiffany left her high pressure marketing job in New York City to slow down in the small town of Lily Dale, New York. She had the privilege of choice and time as she learned to reprogram her physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual self to thrive in a simple life. Tiffany cooks all her own food, works from home, lives with less, focuses on her health, and finds strength from within. It has not always been easy going slow. Tiffany did it.
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