From My Inbox: Good Stuff

Random interesting & useful 💩 pulled from the myriad of emails which land in my inbox.

From My Inbox: Good Stuff

Grab a cuppa, as well as your calendar, as there is lots of good stuff + gifs for you from my inbox this week.

Starting with PARIS!

Closing The Funding Gap For Women Entrepreneurs. The InvestHer Global Action Summit for Women Founders, Investors, Corporates & Policymakers takes place on June 29-30 in Paris, France. The Global Action Summit is focused on moving the needle forward - making commitments to action to change the funding game for women.

Will I see you in Paris? Yeah, this one I highly recommend and I’m not missing it.

BTW. The woman behind the summit and leading the charge for more equal access to capital is my dear friend, Anne Ravanona founder of Global InvestHer. Learn more about Anne’s advocacy work on behalf of women entrepreneurs.

And the fabulous gifs in this week’s From My Inbox? Created by the phenomenal Elena Rossini.

Oh, if you’re ready to walk the walk and be part of changing the funding game for women entrepreneurs, find out how to sponsor the summit or volunteer at the summit.

Ok, I’m backing away from the gifs (for a moment), and back into my inbox to deliver up more good 💩:

  • Mark this date: Thursday, April 20th, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern. This is when registration for the October 19th Pennsylvania Conference for Women opens (and yes! the conference will be IRL this year).
  • ALSO happening April 20. This is the deadline to apply to present at the PayTech Women’s 2023 Leadership Summit, taking place in Atlanta, October 3-4.
  • ALSO ALSO happening on April 20 (this one is for you SF / Bay Area women in the law). WILEF Northern California Young Lawyers Committee presents: Lifting While We Climb: How We Can Support One Another. RSVP for this (free) panel discussion + networking reception.
  • Go back to a day to April 19 to join Dr Maria Gallo, author of The Alumni Way for an online training: Supercharge your Networking for your Career and your Life (British Council / Alumni UK) AND also on April 19, The Stiletto Network (a Johnstown PA-based women's networking organization) is hosting the “Don't be that Mean Girl" event (yes, adults need a reminder not to be bullies too).
  • Saturday April 22, celebrate Earth Day with the Slow Factory Community at The Times Square Edition Hotel - a night to celebrate, dance, and award the world's most promising changemakers with a Seeds of Change award. Get your ticket.
  • Dirty Legal Secrets! Why yes, there are many in the legal world (it wouldn’t be any fun if the secrets were “clean” would it?) and if you’re in at or around Syracuse, New York head to the SALTLAND Theatre Festival (taking place April 28 - May 7) to see Dirty Legal Secrets - a new play (written by my friend Sarah Feingold) that merges secrets, screw ups, startups, and the law.
  • Sally Ekus, lead agent and co-owner at The Ekus Group (a full-service culinary agency specializing in literary and talent representation) joins Jane Friedman on April 23 for a (free!) Sunday Business Sermon on how to write, pitch and publish a cookbook.
  • Back upstate! Mentoring Monday connects professionals from the Central New York women’s business community. April 24 (in Syracuse) is the date of their next mentorship networking event.
  • ATLANTA! May 3 head to The Power of Wonder Salon Series featuring Donna Peters, Founder of The Me-Suite, Amelia Shaffner, strategy and innovation partner at Lexicon Strategies, Lauren Tate Baeza, Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art at the High Museum of Art and Monica Parker, author of The Power of Wonder. Nab your (free) ticket.
  • Join CoGenerate leader Marci Alboher in Baja California Sur for an immersion on custom-crafting an encore career of purpose, passion and a paycheck. The Courage to ReLaunch: Recreate Your Career on Your Terms (M/E/A Modern Elder Academy)
  • EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women North America applications are open until May 5th.
  • Apply (rolling application!) to participate in the Savvy virtual Fellowship program. This program is for passionate and brilliant young professionals seeking to be part of the new generation of impact entrepreneurs.

A few recommended listens + reads:

  • Mad, bad and dangerous? Listen to Lady Killers (an investigative podcast on the crimes of women from the 19th and 20th Century from a contemporary, feminist perspective), watch The Martha Mitchell Effect (the cabinet wife who spoke out during Watergate) and read Savage Her Reply ( a feminist retelling of the Irish Fairytale The Children of Lir).
  • In the build your network before you need it AND start developing your network-building skills early., I’m loving this opinion piece by Dhwani Rupali Vani, a 17-year-old space scientist and researcher: Unleashing the power of women in space & tech: Building strong networks for success. (UN Women)
  • What would you do if you won the lottery? Seems married women in Sweden would get a divorce. (National Bureau of Economic Research)

“Women today outperform as CEOs because it is so much harder for a woman to become a CEO,” - Patricia Lizarraga, Hypatia Capital.

  • Want to invest in companies that empower women? Here’s what you need to know. (CNBC)
  • Networking is essential for any entrepreneur or executive. On the Branding Room Only podcast, I had the opportunity to discuss the intersection of networking and personal brand with host, Paula Edgar. We chatted about elevator pitches, the power of career uncertainty, the impact of mentorship and more. Network your ambition and take a listen.
  • ICYMI Wimbledon has its first ever female referee (a rather important role as the referee oversees it all, including making the biggest calls in matches). (Women’s Agenda)

“The idea was to come up with something that has no strings attached. Just basic information that could take people further” - Laurie Fabiano, the president of the Tory Burch Foundation

  • Wondering what funding options are out there for your business? Check out Tory Burch Foundation’s Funding Finder, a tool to help you discover what capital options are right for your business, right now.
  • On top of the challenges women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries face: gender stereotypes and harmful social norms. This from the Resilience and Determination in the Face of Global Challenges report (audit of women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries) published by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.
  • Socializing, making connections are not only good for your career - it’s good for your health. Yes, social isolation makes your white blood cells act wonky, leading to inflammation and a weakened immune response. Why friendship makes us healthier (BBC Future)

“Your voice is not shameful, your voice is a revolution”

Iraqi Women’s Activism—20 Years After the US Invasion

And…watch those communications! Mercury tours retrograde in Taurus from April 21 to May 14.

(and no, I could not resist adding one more of Elena’s gifs)

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