§ Among 22 countries,
the U.S. is in 17th place for female labor
§ The National Center for Education Statistics says female high
school students are now more likely to aspire to attend college than are their
male counterparts, and the young women who enroll in college graduate at higher
rates as well.
§ Women are earning more doctorates than
Yet, women hold just one percent of the world's
§ Out of 197 heads of
state around the world, only 22 are women.
women used to think that they needed to emulate men to rise into leadership
positions, today the story is different. And while we used to think that we
needed to deny our feminine nature in order to make it in a "man's world," this
is also no longer the case."(via 10
Rules for Emerging Women Leaders)
Beverly Bond - Founder & Executive Director, Black Girls Rock
Joan Snyder Kuhl -President & Founder, Why
Millennials Matter, LTD
Adriann Wanner - Co-Founder & CEO of EvoJets
Dee Poku -Co- Founder & CEO, WIE Network
A. Ebokosia - Founder & CEO of The Gem Project Inc.
7:00- 7:30pm .............Networking & Wine
7:30.................Her Agenda founder introduces panel/sets
7:30pm - 8:15pm ........Panel Discussion & Q&A
8:15pm - 8:30pm ........Wrap Up Event / Closing Remarks
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when women wield power in sufficient numbers will we create a society that
genuinely works for all women. That will be a society that works for everyone."
- Anne-Marie Slaughter
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women between the ages of 20-29. The site serves as a database for resources
that can help to accelerate and enhance the lives and careers of millennial
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Rhonesha Byng, founder HerAgenda.com
Her philosophy in life is established by her
acronym of N.E.S.H.A. - No One Ever Slows Her Agenda - which was also the
inspiration for her first venture, HerAgenda.com. She's won awards both as a
journalist and an entrepreneur from the New York Association of Black
Journalists, The Associated Press, Youth Venture, & The Kauffman
Foundation. HP and Clutch Magazine named her one of the top African American
Women to follow and dubbed her a 'Tech Tastemaker.' Most recently, she won an
EMMY award for her work as a field producer with WNBC.
Beverly Bond - Founder & Executive Director, Black Girls Rock
A dynamo in true form, Beverly Bond, has blazed trails in the music, entertainment and social entrepreneurship industries. Her body of work, across sectors, has made her one of the most celebrated DJs, producers and social innovators of our time.
A true music connoisseur, Beverly Bond's passion for music and her uncanny ability to read the crowd has solidified her as one of the world's premier DJs. Over the last decade, Bond, a former Wilhelmina model, has brought her versatile talents to the most highly exclusive events and to a myriad of celebrity clients including Prince, Alicia Keys, Sarah Jessica Parker, Erykah Badu, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Derrick Jeter, Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Z, Martha Stewart, and more.
In 2006 Beverly Bond founded BLACK GIRLS ROCK! -- a multifaceted empowerment organization for women and girls, which has provided youth enrichment programming and has also established the annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards celebrating exceptional women of color who stand as pillars and inspirational role models in the community.
Bond partnered with BET Networks, in 2010, to share her BLACK GIRLS ROCK! vision with the rest of the world. As the creator and executive producer of the televised show, Bond worked with BET to craft a TV special that is groundbreaking in its approach to exhibiting the breadth and depth of talent celebrated by women in the African Diaspora. The premiere of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards Show on BET in 2010, was magnanimous in regards to its motivational impact. It drew an impressive 2.7 million viewers and commanded the No. 1 spot on the chart for Black households. Adding to its success, the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards on BET received a 2013 NAACP Image Award for outstanding Variety Series or Special.
Beverly's work as a businesswoman, mentor, philanthropist and community leader has earned her a number of prestigious recognitions. EBONY magazine listed Bond amongst its Power 100 list from 2008-2012 - making it five consecutive years that Bond has been recognized as one of Ebony's "Most Influential Blacks In America." Bond was also recognized as one of ESSENCE Magazine's "40 Fierce and Fabulous Women Who are Changing the World" placing her in the company of such notables as First Lady Michelle Obama, media mogul/philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, President of the Republic of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, singer/actress Beyonce, actress Queen Latifah and others.
With such diverse talents combined with a fierce work ethic and an uncanny devotion to music, culture, and community development -- it's little wonder that Ms. Bond has emerged as a force in the entertainment industry and a respected voice in the world. Beverly Bond has shown a niche for success as she has crafted a winning blueprint for women's empowerment, built a dynamic career in the music industry, and created meaningful media content for television. Her work stretches far beyond ordinary boundaries- and is a true testament to reaching for the stars.
Snyder Kuhl -President & Founder, Why Millennials Matter, LTD
After a decade of mentoring and
leading thousands of Millennials from around the world to help
them achieve their potential, Joan Snyder Kuhl launched Why Millennials Matter, a Gen-‐Y speaking
and consulting company based in New York City. Why Millennials Matter is
focused on raising awareness among employers about the value of investing in their future workforce.
While pursuing a career in the
fields of business and health care, Joan has used her background of
leadership in both the
private and social sectors. Joan has more than 12
years of corporate management
experience working at a Fortune 500 company
in the roles of sales, marketing,
organizational effectiveness, training and development. She has been
recognized for her turnaround tactics leading teams to high performance results and developing corporate wide training initiatives.
The experience of coaching and mentoring
Gen Y'ers about workforce issues and being responsible for managing and developing them in a corporate environment- gives
Joan a unique perspective. Finding commonalities amongst all four generations in the workplace is
a key component to engage Generation Y's employee
loyalty and performance.
Joan works with clients to become
Millennial Ready by assessing and developing
programs, branding initiatives and management training to attract, retain and
promote young talent. The results for the
organization are to be seen as the Preferred Employer to
Millennials and as an organization that is on the pulse of the
Millennial customer needs.
As a keynote
speaker, Joan delivers engaging presentations that incorporate the latest
research and insights around generational dynamics in the workplace and her
personal experiences hiring, developing, coaching and managing Millennials. As
a sought out keynote and panelist for conferences including the Johns Hopkins
University Center for Talented Youth, The Young Women's Leadership Network: Hot
Jobs Cool Women, and the Trendsetters Annual Conference, Joan helps inspire
students, new grads, parents, professionals and executives. Joan's coaching and
leadership trainings have impacted diverse audiences of Millennials across the
United States and as far away as Dubai, China, Ghana, Australia, and India. Joan completed her undergraduate studies at the University of
Pittsburgh and MBA from Rutgers University.
Adriann Wanner -
Co-Founder & CEO of EvoJets
conventional industry practices and defied all odds when in 2007, at the age of
25, she founded evoJets, a national provider of luxury jet charter services. By
blending progressive online marketing strategies with an unparalleled
dedication to safety and service, she was able to grow her company into an
industry leading platform and aviation model that has since been widely
Appointed to Inc Magazines prestigious "30 Under 30" list as
one of the most promising young entrepreneurs of 2011, Adriann's company was
recently showcased as one of the Coolest
Startups in America and was voted the Best
Private Jet Service by Inc magazine.
Adriann is passionate about encouraging entrepreneurship in
our youth and about narrowing the entrepreneurial gender gap. She spends much
of her free time volunteering as a business consultant for organizations like
Women's Initiative, a nationally recognized non-profit that provides
high-potential, low-income women with the training, funding and ongoing support
to start and grow their own business.
Adriann received a BA in marketing and finance from the
University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business.
Poku - Co-Founder/CEO of the WIE Network
Dee Poku is the
Co-Founder and CEO of the WIE Network, a global women's conference and online
community aimed at empowering the next generation of women leaders. Over the
years, the WIE Symposium has attracted an incredible lineup of speakers
including Donna Karan, Arianna Huffington, Queen Rania, Ted Turner, Melinda
Gates, Diane von Furstenberg, Nancy Pelosi, Jill Biden, Aerin Lauder, Jennifer
Buffett, Lauren Bush, Christy Turlington, Geena Davis, Elizabeth Banks, Iman,
Rosario Dawson and Nora Ephron.
Poku is also the
founder of Right Angle, a branding and marketing consultancy that develops and
implements innovative campaigns for a cross section of high profile films,
non-profits and consumer brands. The company specializes in strategic
partnerships, bringing entities - brands, films, non-profits, high profile
individuals together whereby all parties benefit from a given campaign.
A former Hollywood
studio executive, Poku's background includes senior marketing roles at
Paramount Pictures and Focus Features (a division of Universal Pictures). She
oversaw the movie release campaigns for the likes of Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient
Truth'; the Coen brothers' 'No Country For Old Men' and 'O Brother Where Art
Thou'; Sofia Coppola's 'Lost in Translation', Alejandro González Iñárritu's
'Babel' starring Brad Pitt and Ang Lee's 'Brokeback Mountain'.
She began her career
in brand marketing and promotions and has worked with renowned brands such as
Coca Cola, Absolut Vodka, Crème de la Mer, Stella Artois and London Fashion
Amanda A. Ebokosia - Founder & CEO of The Gem Project
Amanda A. Ebokosia is a freelance writer and Founder & CEO
of The Gem Project, Inc., a nonprofit
organization that educates school-age children, youth and young adults about
the issues that affect them and their communities. Through the involvement as
activity leaders, youth strengthen skills of leadership and community organizing.
Since inception, The Gem Project has
directly impacted the lives of 1950 youth and young adults, through the hosting
of educational workshops, weekly programs and events primarily through
participating sites within the Greater Newark, New Jersey area.
Honored by The White House website, The City of Newark and making the annual
FORBES Magazine 30 under 30 list, Ebokosia and her team have demonstrated a
great ability to engage communities and young people in ways that develop their
leadership skills, which have the capacity to change their lives. The Gem
Project and Ebokosia have been
featured in News 12 New Jersey, BlackEnterprise.com
, Forbes Magazine, Forbes.com
, GOOD, NJ.com
, Rutgers Magazine and others.
As a freelance journalist, Ebokosia explores the psychology of people as it
relates to their leadership styles. She also focuses on business, women issues
and education. A heart for digital journalism, her work can be seen online on
Black Enterprise, Glass Heel and Forbes.
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