Top Social Media Trends for 2018

 

Friday, March 2, 2018

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Overwhelmed by all of the social media platforms? Tired of trying to keep up with what’s new and hot? Join us at the next WEN event, where online marketing strategist, Nancy Sheed, will share key social media advice to help you best connect with your ideal audience.

Nancy Sheed is an online marketing strategist with nearly 20 years working in the communications and publishing industries. Originally working in public relations for media companies like Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Worth magazine, Nancy shifted into the digital content space when she started her company, Sheed Communications, nearly ten years ago.

She now helps people get confidently connected online so they can be seen, be found, and be heard by their target audience. Her clients include authors, thought leaders and entrepreneurs seeking to authentically integrate social media and online marketing into their personal brand building and communications strategy.


Got Legal?

 

Friday, February 2, 2018

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Rod Biermann: Co-Head of the Employment Law Group

Martha J. Flanders: Partner and Chair of the Corporate Department

Scott D. Locke: Chair of the Intellectual Property Department

Do the following start-up essentials make your head spin?
- incorporating your idea
- exit strategy
- intellectual property
- compensation & equity allocation
- capital structure
- corporate jurisdiction
- shareholder agreement
- employment laws
and other legal issues....

If so, join us at our next WEN meeting where our panel of legal experts will provide guidance to these tough issues and steer you away from making costly mistakes.


Do you have the start-up mindset?

 

Friday, December 1, 2017

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You have a great product/service, a solid customer base and enough financial backing but do you have the right mindset to make your business successful? Come find out what separates the best entrepreneurs from the rest and how their mindset made all the difference!


Surviving the Holidays as a Busy Entrepreneur!

 

Friday, November 3, 2017

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FINDING BALANCE DURING THE HOLIDAYS!

With Susie Orman Schnall

Susie will share her ongoing work on finding balance for busy entrepreneurs and professionals. The holidays are particularly a challenging time for ‘doing it all’. Come away with tips on not only surviving the holidays intact but also on enjoying this season with friends and family. Books available for purchase!

For more information and her article on this topic, visit:

http://www.susieschnall.com/the-balance-project/

https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Deal-Holiday-Stress-39143170

Susie Orman Schnall is the founder of The Balance Project interview series about the tragically glorified “doing it all” craze which became a best-selling novel on work-life-balance. Also author of ON GRACE, a thought-provoking debut about turning 40. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, MariaShriver.com, The Times of India, POPSUGAR, Writer’s Digest, The Nest, Glamour, Mind Body Green, The Bump, Westchester Magazine, Serendipity. Susie lives in Westchester with her husband and three hilarious boys.


How To Get Time Back in Your Busy Day!

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

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• Are you spending your time on activities that are most important?

• Are you finding time to rejuvenate?

Bring your pen and paper and learn from Maggie Mistal, who works with individuals and companies, and appears frequently in the media as an expert guest on managing time for busy entrepreneurial and executive women. She has been on ABC Radio, CBS Radio, The Today Show, Fox Business, and CNN. For seven years, she ran her own satellite radio show, where she interviewed Martha Stewart, Sally Field, Deepak Chopra, Steven Covey to name a few. http://www.maggiemistal.com/meet-maggie/

 


The Art of Storytelling

 

Friday, September 8, 2017

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Stories hold the power to connect, communicate and compel people to act. But crafting and telling stories that resonate requires a delicate balance of art and science. The Art of Storytelling Workshop unpacks the secrets to crafting a strong story and delivering it well. This workshop is intended for entrepreneurs and professionals that find themselves communicating with diverse stakeholder groups like media, potential investors, current and prospective customers, as well as internal employees. Over the course of this two-hour session, we will delve into the building blocks of a great story and storytelling tips to master delivery by drawing on best practices and examples from master storytellers like Apple, Tesla, Coca-Cola, Disney and many others.

Come and craft YOUR STORY!

About the Facilitators:

Heidi Davidson and Jeff Gadway are the co-founders of Galvanize Worldwide - the largest distributed network of marketing and communications experts in the world - headquartered in Westchester, NY. Created three years ago to create a new approach to marketing and communications internal staffing and agencies, Galvanize is a full-service marketing and communications consulting firm specializing in start-ups, scale-ups and reputation management. In addition to their day jobs, Jeff and Heidi are frequent speakers at events, VCs, incubators and accelerators on a variety of marketing and storytelling topics.

For more information on Galvanize Worldwide, please visit

http://www.galvanizeworldwide.com

 


Problem Solved! A Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

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Join Cheryl Strauss Einhorn as she shares insights and stories from her book 'Problem Solved' (Foreward by Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister). Our lives (both personal and work) are the sum of our decisions. But increasingly we are learning that many of our decisions fall prey to well understood cognitive biases and mental mistakes. In the day-to-day of life, we can get away with small errors. But when we're faced with high-stakes decisions or crossroads - when we want to ensure that we make the important decisions with confidence and conviction to produce hoped-for outcomes - we need a system to control for, and counter, our mental biases. How do we do this? Come and find out how to apply this powerful system of making complex decisions for your business.

 


Avoiding Money Mistakes (as you launch or scale your business)

Friday, May 5, 2017

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To be successful in today’s environment, you must have a solid handle on all financial aspects of your business. Are you ready to take steps to launch or scale your business, and also ensure you don’t make money mistakes in the process? Have you been putting off developing your company’s financials? Are you clear on how growth will impact your P&L? This seminar will address the following topics, and will enable you to put in place sound financial strategies for business growth.

- Financial considerations as you launch your business
- Key steps to make your company scalable
- Assumptions needed to develop a Profit and Loss Statement, and project cash flow
- Forecasting for multichannel revenue sources
- Overview of the various funding options available to women entrepreneurs

Hosted by IT WILL BLOOM Co-founders https://www.itwillbloom.com/the-team

 


Stamina For The Time-Pressured Woman Entrepreneur

Friday, April 7, 2017

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Find out how to increase your energy through nutrition, exercise and mindfulness.

As busy entrepreneurs, we juggle numerous responsibilities throughout the day that drain or enhance our energy. We focus on our families, friends, businesses and most importantly ourselves. When we prioritize self-care in a nourishing, gentle way, we have the energy and stamina to tend to our lives in a more calm, focused and inspired manner.

Join Jen Dorf, Holistic Nutrition and Mindfulness Coach as she shares tips and tricks to increase energy and pleasure throughout your active day. Jen brings awareness to how you eat, move your body, and think which impact your overall stamina and mindset. You will walk away with a concrete plan to take small steps to achieve big results so you feel more vibrant and fulfillment during your busy day.

About Jen Dorf:

Jen is a nutrition and wellness coach in Mamaroneck, New York, with over seven years of experience. She received her certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Jen also participated in the acclaimed “Food as Medicine” training through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. In addition, she has studied Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, founded at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Jen specializes in stress reduction, food sensitivities, digestive disorders, weight loss resistance, mindful eating and hormonal imbalances. She inspires clients to prioritize self-care for overall enhanced well-being and stress reduction. Jen has healed herself through the power of meditation and whole foods, and is passionate about supporting clients on their journey of achieving optimal health and mental wellness.

Her warm and compassionate approach provides a safe space to practice self-care, mindfulness and healthy living, while creating new habits to achieve more joy, fulfillment, abundant energy and inner peace.


Health, Beauty & Wellness Event: Tricks, Products & Treats for the Busy Woman

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Please join us for a Health & Wellness event. Meet women who started their own businesses with the focus to help other women stay calm, eat well, be mindful and kick their inner critics OUT of their head.

They will share key tips on how to stay mentally, physically and spiritually fit as we all build and grow our businesses. Healthy drinks (including wine) and snacks will be provided. Get inspired by these amazing women entrepreneurs!

https://transferwise.com/us/blog/female-entrepreneurship?lang&&utm_source=facebook50&utm_medium=paid_social&utm_campaign=US1women .


Confessions of a Broke Entrepreneur

Friday, March 3, 2017

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Mamaroneck town resident and local father of two, Mr. Barrett holds engineering and finance degrees from University of Rochester and MIT respectively. Following work as an engineer at Intel and several years on Wall Street, he started Kool Nerd Club. In his talk, Mr. Barrett will explain how his company moves beyond fashion to create a movement around being a “#passionseeker.” Mr. Barrett says, “One of the biggest influences in my life has been mentors"

Come learn how a primary caretaker of two active boys manages to build a company during his 'free time' and pursue his passion. Check out his interview on MSNBC!

http://www.msnbc.com/newsnation/watch/mit-grad-trades-banking-for-mentoring-338277955937

 

Dessert, Drinks and Divas: Tales and Tastes from Women Entrepreneurs

Tuesday February 8, 2017

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Come join fellow WEN members and bring a friend to sample and learn about the amazing products developed by our local women entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry. Find out the trials and triumphs of breaking into this competitive industry. 

 

How I broke into the wine and spirits industry (with women in mind)

Friday, February 3, 2017

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STEPHENIE HARRIS, the creator and founder of Maven Cocktails has worked with many of the world’s most respected wineries and spirits brands for nearly 20 years. During that time, she often heard people say they were let down by the inconsistent selection and poor quality of wines available in bars, clubs and lounges. And, that the mellow vibe created by drinking wine didn’t match that of the nightlife scene. As a wine lover herself, Stephenie agreed and was inspired to find a solution to those issues. Like many female entrepreneurs, Harris created her company to solve a problem. After two years of extensive research and development, consulting with many experts along the way, she perfected her proprietary blend and crafted Maven Cocktails. In September of 2015, Harris officially launched her brand, independent of the industry giants that she knew lacked the spirit of innovation that her company has come to represent. A passionate New Yorker at heart, Stephenie was also inspired by the energy, excitement and unexpected connections that make NYC an iconic city. From the legendary nightlife, awe-inspiring architecture, unrivaled theater productions, world-renowned cuisine, vibrant art scene and international community of people who have chosen to make New York their home – We believe that Maven reflects that energetic magic. She named her company Maven because the word represents someone who knows something that others want to know, is a connoisseur and a leader. Today, Maven Cocktails is helping to lead the conversation about the next great evolution in cocktails.

Come and be inspired.....and sample one for yourself!

For more information, go to http://mavencocktails.com/

 

It's not scary.....how mobile technology can improve your business

Friday, January 6, 2017

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Louise M. Guido is a mobile and digital strategies expert helping brands expand the evolving global marketplace. She has over 25 years experience working with clients to manage and maneuver mobile programs throughout the world. She is a respected thought-leader for her ability to create services that have both commercial value and social impact for hundreds of millions of consumers around the world. As CEO of M4 Global Partners, an international consultancy for digital strategy, her client base includes: Facebook, Intel, SAP, Qualcomm, Johnson & Johnson's Baby Center, Sesame Workshop, Nike's Girl Effect, Myriad Group, World YWCA and many other corporations looking to expand their global footprint.

Ms. Guido also is the CEO of ChangeCorp, a mobile-learning product company that creates educational content for middle class, young consumers in over 70 countries with over one million monthly active users.

Ms. Guido received a B.A., Communication Arts from Seton Hall University, and lives in New York City.

 

Paths to Entrepreneurship For Women Over 40

Tuesday November 29, 2016

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 Fran Hauser is a startup investor, long-time media executive and a vocal advocate for women across the globe. Best known for her role building PEOPLE.com – one of the biggest media brands online – Hauser made the leap to early stage investing in 2014, funding and advising consumer-focused companies such as HelloGiggles, Levo, Mogul, The Wing and Gem&Bolt. Fourteen of the seventeen companies in Hauser's portfolio are founded by women, highlighting her broader commitment to increasing the representation of female founders and investors.
 
A passionate advocate of women around the globe, Hauser is Special Advisor to Girl Be Heard; an advisory board member of 92Y Women inPower, Rent the Runway's Project Entrepreneur and WomenOne; on the board of directors of GlobalGiving; and a mentor to hundreds of young women. A summa cum laude graduate of Pace University, Hauser lives in Bedford, New York with her husband and two darling boys.

Let's do breakfast AGAIN — On the Way Cafe

Friday, November 4, 2016

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Hi ladies!

Instead of our usual first-Friday-of-the-month MeetUp at Serendipity, let's enjoy breakfast at On the Way Cafe on the corner of Playland Parkway and Forrest Avenue. We're thinking this sounds like a tasty backup plan, as Serendipity Labs is out of commission this month due to a pipe bursting causing unfortunate water damage.

On a positive note, if you've ever had the pancakes at OYW Cafe, you know that nothing quite compares. If you're counting calories, the Yogurt Parfait is pretty amazing as well.

Come say hello and bring business cards. And bring cash for your b-fast as they don't take credit cards.

See you there!

J A & M 


Let's Network and.....Shop (with some wine and cheese)!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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We would like to invite you and your guest to an exclusive WEN event on Wednesday, October 26th at 2nd Time Around (2TA). Bring business cards for a chance to play “The Price Is Right” and get suited up for the holidays (or investor meetings). 2nd Time Around, founded in 1973, is a contemporary-to-designer fashion boutique for pre-owned designer clothing, footwear and accessories. 2TA’s mission is to connect shoppers with curated, sought-after contemporary product at unbelievable prices and to allow consignors to monetize their closets by giving new life to coveted pieces from their wardrobes. 2nd Time Around has 42 boutiques in 12 different states. For further information, please visit 2ndtimearound.com.

The CEO of 2nd Time Around, Kristin Kohler Burrows, a Larchmont resident, will be joining us. You will have the opportunity to speak to her and find out firsthand how Kristin addresses challenges, growth and innovation. You will learn how other organizations are driving change and innovation and enhance your strategic thinking and business acumen. You can gain new perspectives on the secrets of strategy and leadership styles that uniquely drive an organization's strategic initiatives.

For more information on the future trends in retail, please read
https://www.thredup.com/resale


Let's do breakfast — On the Way Cafe

Friday, October 7, 2016

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Hi ladies!

Instead of our usual first-Friday-of-the-month MeetUp at Serendipity, let's enjoy breakfast at On the Way Cafe on the corner of Playland Parkway and Forrest Avenue. We're thinking this sounds like a tasty backup plan, as Serendipity Labs is out of commission this month due to a pipe bursting causing unfortunate water damage.

On a positive note, if you've ever had the pancakes at OYW Cafe, you know that nothing quite compares. If you're counting calories, the Yogurt Parfait is pretty amazing as well.

Come say hello and bring business cards. And bring cash for your b-fast as they don't take credit cards.

See you there!

J A & M


Dirty Little Startup Secrets

Friday, September 9, 2016

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Blinds down. Doors locked. Susan shares those rarely discussed, dirty little startup secrets..... Just promise you won't tell.

Susan Danziger is the original founder of WEN and passed the torch 5 years ago when she moved to NYC (Chelsea). She has been named a Woman of Influence 2016 (http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2015/11/23/women-of-influence-2016-new-york.html), won the 2016 SmartCEO Brava Award (http://www.smartceo.com/susan-danziger-2016-new-york-smartceo-brava-award-winner/), and was appointed a Fellow to the Royal Society of Arts (https://www.thersa.org/about-us). Originally an art history and comparative literature major, Susan founded DailyLit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DailyLit), a pioneer in digital serialization, and most recently Ziggeo (https://ziggeo.com/), an award-winning video API tech company. Susan continues to actively support female founders, is pursuing a new model for education starting with her own teenagers, and loves to travel the world.


Dream, Girl

 

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

153 Library Ln, Mamaroneck, NY

 

Please join us for a screening of Dream,Girl on Wednesday, June 1st at the Emelin Theatre. Meet fellow entrepreneurs from the Women Entrepreneurs Network (WEN). Be in the audience to watch the documentary and witness the start of the Dream, Girl movement. Participate in an interactive Q&A session with aspiring female entrepreneurs in your community! To top it all off, you’ll be treated with goodies and raffle prizes from our WEN members, including Chocolations, Yoga-Spark, Siren, ABC Cakes, Hema Accessories, Patricia Cozine Design, Gretchen Scott Designs, Village Mercantile, Artistree Performing Arts, Glo Beauty Bar, Shoe Candy, Stella & Dot, Strawberry and Sage and many others. Win 2 tickets to the Dream, Girl World Premiere event on June 9th in New York City!

Please bring a friend, relative and/or daughter(s). We need volunteers after the screening to answer questions on what life is like as a female entrepreneur.

It will be a night to remember and we can’t wait to see you there!

TICKETS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE!


Inside the Brain of Ben Fisher

Ben Fisher

Ben Fisher

 

 

Friday, May 6, 2016

80 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye, NY
 

Come join us May 6th to hear New York City-based designer + hacker, Ben Fisher. He can write, design and produce a mobile app telling you where to find a full pot of coffee in your office building, faster than you can make a new pot of coffee—amongst many other ingenious talents.

Ben is CTO + Head of Product at CartHook, software that helps ecommerce stores recover abandoned shopping carts. 

Before CartHook, Ben co-founded Lean Startup Machine and Alchemy (acquired in 2013).  He has more than a decade of experience working with award-winning companies including Volkswagen, Burger King, Disney, and IDEO. 

His entrepreneurial work has been featured in Forbes, Esquire, Gizmodo, Mashable, Harvard's Nieman Lab, on ABC World News, and others.

We're thrilled to have Ben speak at our upcoming MeetUp, as he has served on many panels, including at SXSW. Get ready to learn lots, and leave with all wheels in gear. 


Using Improv to Strengthen Your Sales and Presentation Skills

Improv Skills

Improv Skills

 

 

Friday, April 1, 2016

80 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye, NY
 

Join us for coffee, networking and a great interactive morning with April Jaffe, business-growth consultant and CEO of Raise Your Game.

This is a workshop where you will get an introduction to the concepts and principles of improv as they relate to and impact everything you do in business, from presentation skills to closing more sales.

Learn how to present and sell with confidence and clarity to resonate with your audience. April will guide you through a series of interactive exercises followed by discussion providing the perfect training ground for new ways of thinking that can transform your business. 

You'll have the rare opportunity to practice skills and learn from each other in a safe and non-threatening environment. We promise, you'll walk away with a heightened awareness of yourself, and experience renewed energy and excitement, equipped with the tools needed to begin growing your business.

This is a unique workshop you won't want to miss! Please join us on April 1st—with "April" : )


How to quit your day job and get paid to do what you love

Tracey Coleman

Tracey Coleman

 

 

Friday, March 4, 2016

80 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye, NY
 

Imagine taking a leap of faith from a high profile advertising career to fly helicopters over rainbows, travel to festivals, write about them and have it all pay out. Then do it again, with a group of girlfriends, which explodes into a mammoth online and offline hair movement now in its fifth year.

That’s the life of Tracey Coleman, a shiny example of what happens when you choose passion over process and create your own path. Tracey took Madison Avenue by storm working on such notable accounts as Michelle Obama’s national anti-obesity campaign “Let's Move” and several well-known beauty campaigns. Then, Tracey went on “vacation” and never came back.

She now runs multiple startup businesses, including the Brooklyn Travel Addict, nominated “Best Travel Blog” 2011, and Curly Girl Collective, a natural hair movement both online and off, as well as gets paid to contribute to several media publications including Travel Noire, Ebony, Parlour, Clutch Magazine and others.

Please join Tracey Coleman to hear the true secrets of living life to its fullest.


Indulge - a Networking Event

Glo Beauty Bar

Glo Beauty Bar

 

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Glo Beauty Bar
605 E. Boston Road,  Mamaroneck, NY
Calling all women entrepreneurs for a networking event that will also feature some pre-valentines day goodies from our local women-owned retailers, as well as some makeover tips from our hosts at Glo Beauty Bar.  Drop by for a glass of wine and meet and mingle with others while also supporting our female entrepreneurs. Look forward to a fun event!