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Jan 19, 2021
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Free Historic Flatiron Virtual Tour
Community
flatirondistrict.nyc/discover-flatiron/free-walking-tour

The Flatiron Partnership's historic walking tours are being held virtually! Join our professional guide on a 60-minute virtual journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building.

Mike Kaback will lead this 60 minute virtual tour via Zoom. Mike will share historic photos as he retells notable events.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the guide and each other and have all of their Flatiron history questions answered.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 19, 7 - 8 pm

No registration is required. Simply join the ZOOM LINK HERE at the tour's designated day and time.

Jan 20, 2021
2
Your Career

General Assembly NYC
Education
generalassemb.ly/education/how-to-pitch-your-career/new-york-city/179150

Research indicates that 30% of interviewers reported making a decision within 5 minutes of the interview - 44% reported making a decision within 15 minutes. This means your pitch has to be compelling, authentic and stand out! In this workshop, we will walk through branding you and your career to stand out - in the interview and beyond.

Takeaways:

***Career Story & Why this matters
***Self Branding in interviews: Strengths Peaks & Valleys Value Add
***Self Branding for Career Growth
***How to connect your passions to create growth
***Career Concept Creation
***Q&A for interviews and career development

About the Instructors

Terry Rice
Founder,
Terry Rice Consulting & Expert-in-Residence, Entrepreneur magazine

Terry Rice believes all businesses, no matter how large or small, should have access to the critical resources and information needed to grow. His professional experience includes client-facing roles at organizations including Facebook and Adobe. During his career, he’s consulted hundreds of organizations including Walmart, Bonobos, Warby Parker and FedEx.

As a business consultant, he serves as a conduit to make these best practices available - and scalable - to entrepreneurs and small businesses. As the Marketing Expert-in-Residence at Entrepreneur magazine, he provides need to know information through his work as a VIP contributor. He's also the author of the upcoming book Start Your Own Consulting Business: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success, published by Entrepreneur Media.

An engaging and informative presenter, Terry has been a featured speaker at industry events including Social Media Week and SXSW. He also serves as a startup mentor at organizations including Amazon, Techstars and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute.

Terry is a father, husband and proponent of both mental and physical health. His mission is to show people how they can achieve professional success without sacrificing their personal life.

Brittany Ramsey Manager, Talent Acquisition - Marketing, Digital & Creative, L'Oreal & Creator of BWell Mindset Coaching

Britt Ramsey, M.ed, started off her career as a clinical therapist, focused on treating adolescents through mindfulness to overcome trauma, anxiety and depression. Over time she felt the drive to bring her passions of mental health, motivation and personal development into the corporate world. For 6+ years now, Britt has been a talent recruiter for various companies, agencies and now with the #1 Beauty Company in the world - L'Oréal. She is the creator and motivational speaker of the BWell Mindset Blog and continues to speak on panels and lead workshops to help people discover their purpose within their career and life.

Jan 20, 2021
3

General Assembly NYC: Navigating Fashion & E-Commerce: Career Lessons from Gucci and Barneys
Education
generalassemb.ly/education/navigating-fashion-e-commerce-career-lessons-from-gucci-and-your-own-biz/new-york-city/168493

In this event, we'll share career advancement strategies and tips to identify your career goals. Syama will cover:

- How to figure out what you want in your career and reverse engineer the path to get there
- Her career path from working for brands like Macy’s and Barneys New York as a buyer, planner, and merchandiser to finding her own retail and e-commerce consulting business
- Why dance parties are part of networking and other unconventional (but effective) career advancement strategies

About the Speakers:

Courtney Brand, Founder & CEO, thelighthouse
Courtney Brand is the Founder and CEO of thelighthouse. Prior to thelighthouse, she worked as a Management Consultant for 5 years in New York, Shanghai, and Beijing, selling and delivering work to top clients including Alibaba, Apple, Mercedes, Porsche, and Danone. After working for two years in New York, Courtney was transferred to PwC’s Shanghai office to help launch the firm’s new digital and innovation consulting practice in China which became the second highest revenue-generating team. As the Founder and CEO of thelighthouse, she is working to empower professionals with the network, insights, and support to thrive in their ever-changing careers and the fast changing world of work. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and French and graduated from Georgetown University.

Syama Meagher, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Rendall Co
Scaling Retail Founder & CEO Syama Meagher is a proven and sought-after expert in her field. As the chief retail strategist of international fashion retail consultancy Scaling Retail, she uses her breadth of knowledge and elite team of experts to deliver award-winning results.

At Scaling Retail, Syama has cultivated a global client base, working with not only American fashion and lifestyle brands but emerging and established companies all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Hong Kong, Australia and more. She has cultivated a long and loyal clientbase thanks to impeccable strategizing, demonstrated business growth, industry, sales and marketing knowledge and tailored business solutions.

Having a fully 360-degree experience of the entire industry, with a diverse background ranging from working with fashion’s elite to new brands and the future of fashion retail, Syama is intimately familiar with the entrepreneurial spirit of laying a foundation and kick starting growth, even when working within larger enterprises such as Gucci, Macy’s and Barneys as a buyer, planner, content merchandiser, marketing director and more.

Syama is a seasoned thought leader often presenting at speaking engagements, such as MAGIC, TEDX and Summit, and regularly quoted in the press including Glossy, BOF, and NPR. She is a featured Forbes contributor, a past advisor on projects for city governments and the UN, and an active board member of the Downtown Women's Center. Syama has received several recognitions for business acumen having recently been named one of WWD’s Top 20 Women in Business as well as receiving a Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year.

WHEN: January 20th, 5 pm - 6 pm

Jan 22, 2021
4
Social Media

General Assembly NYC
Education
generalassemb.ly/education/like-comment-buy-social-media-for-businesses/new-york-city/179207

Join GA with a panel of your favorite Brooklyn Navy Yard businesses on their strategies to grow your business through social media. Listen to a curated panel of experts on different social media platforms and how this has helped grow their audience or business. We will have thought leaders speak on Facebook, and Instagram. After the panel we will have time for Q&A.

About Our Partners

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

The Brooklyn Navy Yard (the Yard) is a mission-driven industrial park that is a nationally acclaimed model of the viability and positive impact of modern, urban industrial development. The Yard is now home to more than 450 businesses employing more than 11,000 people and generating over $2.5 billion per year in economic impact for the city. Building on the Yard's history as the economic heart of Brooklyn, the 300-acre waterfront asset offers a critical pathway to the middle class for many New Yorkers. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is the not-for-profit corporation that serves as the real estate developer and property manager of the Yard on behalf of its owner, the City of New York. BNYDC strives to provide an environment in which innovative companies can take root and grow. The Yard was once the nation's most storied naval shipbuilding facility, which for over 150 years built and launched America's most famous fighting ships, including the USS Maine, USS Arizona, and USS Missouri. The Yard also served as an important point of the passage, home, and workplace for countless veterans as they served our country. Through its public programming, the Yard continues to honor and preserve this rich history.

Jan 22, 2021
5

Simons Foundation
Education
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A Circle of Ideas: How the Round Sphere Crisscrosses Mathematics, From Geometry to Arithmetic to Chaos

One would think that the humble sphere, which has been studied for as long as humankind has looked upon the heavens, has already revealed all its secrets. And yet, it is the subject of active research from areas as far apart as number theory and dynamical systems. In this lecture, Alex Kontorovich will describe some of these connections, both ancient and modern. He will also showcase how mathematics is not a random collection of disjointed facts (as often learned in school), but rather numerous sweeping landscapes, all deeply interconnected and influencing each others’ development.

Kontorovich is the 2020–2021 Distinguished Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics at the National Museum of Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University. Kontorovich received his BA from Princeton and Ph.D. from Columbia, after which he taught at Brown, Stony Brook, and Yale before moving to Rutgers. In 2013, he received the American Mathematical Society’s Levi L. Conant Prize for mathematical exposition. Kontorovich’s research has received numerous honors, including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a Simons Foundation Fellowship, an NSF CAREER award, and a von Neumann Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2017, Kontorovich became a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and was elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Quanta Magazine and as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Experimental Mathematics.

WEBINAR SCHEDULE

3:45 - 4:00 pm ET Webinar waiting room opens

4:00 - 5:00 pm ET Talk + Q&A

Registration is required for this free event.

Further instructions and access to join the webinar will be sent to all registrants upon sign up.

Inquiries: sfpresents@simonsfoundation.org

Jan 25, 2021
6

General Assembly NYC: How to Thrive as a POC Small Biz Owner: The Road to Your First Hire
Education
generalassemb.ly/education/how-to-thrive-as-a-poc-small-biz-owner-the-road-to-your-first-hire/new-york-city/152692

According to a study by Intuit, small business owners with no employees average $44k of revenue per year while small business owners with 1-4 employees average $387k of revenue per year. 97.5% of Black women businesses in the United States do not have a single employee.

Hiring someone to help with your business - whether an employee or a contractor - can feel like a daunting task. After all, you’ve probably gotten used to doing everything yourself and the idea of hiring someone else feels out of reach financially. But the numbers above tell a different story. The reality is, your business can’t afford to NOT hire someone once it reaches a certain stage.

In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to know when to hire your first or next employee/contractor, including writing a job description, creating an interview process, determining salary and rates, and creating a positive work environment.

About the Experts:
Pam Capalad, Founder & Financial Planner, Brunch & Budget
Hey, I’m Pamela Capalad. I’m a Certified Financial Planner™ and I’ve been in the financial services industry for over 8 years, and spent a lot of those years at wealth management firms (if you’re really curious where, check out my LinkedIn). I'm the owner of Brunch & Budget, where we have a meal and talk about your finances. I'm based in Brooklyn, NY and serve clients virtually across the country.

I'm here to help you get to that place in your life. You know that place. That place where you close your eyes and feel perfectly at peace and energized all at the same time. That place where you know you’re at your best, that you were somehow built for this, this thing you’re doing that you can’t believe you get to spend your life doing.Life isn’t about cringing every time you run your credit card through a cash register or dodging calls from bill collectors. It’s not about the next paycheck, next rent check, next job, next in line. Life is about finding your why.

So here’s the deal – you have the why, I have the how. Whenever you're ready, I'll be here to help you figure out how to get there.

MC Dyalekt, MC & Hip Hop Educator
Brian ‘Dyalekt’ Kushner moved from St. Croix to New York to study acting and law. He also liked to rap. After witnessing civil rights injustices at the law firm he worked for, he dropped both the job and the law classes, pursuing the arts instead. Performances at the Nuyorican led him to Hip Hop Theater, writing plays that have been performed on stages across the world. He didn’t sleep on the rapping either, releasing music and touring internationally. His first album/one man play Square Peg Syndrome helped him get named to the Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group. He has been a mainstay in NYC’s theater and Hip Hop scenes, rocking everywhere from the Bowery Ballroom to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

When Dyalekt was invited to present at a workshop for New York SCORES, a soccer and poetry program in Harlem and the Bronx, his perspective on performance changed. Students are much better audience members than bar patrons, and Dyalekt found he had a natural affinity for facilitation. Hip Hopping with students like he did with MCs in a cypher led to better engagement, grades, and overall attitude toward school than the usual class.

After researching Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Dyalekt designed curricula lining up the elements of Hip Hop with each learning style. Through Hip Hop, or rather, by Hip Hopping, students could assess their learning tendencies and use them to their benefit. Furthermore, the community aspects of Hip Hop show students how to be responsible citizens, peer mentors, and advocates for justice. Dyalekt brought this curriculum, along with his album/play back home to St. Croix, rocking with 17 orgs and over 400 students. They produced 2 books of poetry, an album, and a documentary. He also now teaches teachers how to MC in a classroom.

Dyalekt had been an entrepreneur since his teenage days, and tells his students that the only thing that gets him out of his house before 10am is talking to kids, because he would never make it working on a punch-clock schedule. Since the essence of Hip Hop is making something from nothing, Dyalekt has rapped, written, and performed every freelance gig available to his skill set. He ran rap based Lincoln-Douglas debate/battles to teach youths how to prepare and present at a job interview. He linked up with Pockets Change to help students find freedom in expression, understanding, and finances. WHEN: January 13th, 5 pm - 6 pm

Jan 26, 2021
7

General Assembly NYC
Education
generalassemb.ly/education/career-camp-how-to-get-hired-at-a-startup/online/174897

This session is part of GA's Career Camp, a weeklong festival of free workshops, panel discussions, and interactive events for professional growth. Check out the full schedule here – see ya on the trail!

Are you a recent graduate looking to break into the tech scene? Or a seasoned professional ready for your next adventure? No matter where you are in your career journey, if you want to work at a startup, this is everything you need to know.

No matter your professional experience, industry background, or undergraduate major, there’s room for everyone in tech — even those of us who don’t code! But although there are plenty of opportunities in the startup scene, breaking in can be tricky, especially if you have a non-technical skillset. Join us for a panel discussion with experts who will give you the low-down on what life is really like at a fast-growing startup company, what they look for in their best hires, and their secrets to success for interviews and beyond.

Takeaways:
***How to position yourself when applying to startup jobs.
***How to obtain and showcase the skills hiring managers look for most.
***How to network like a pro in the tech scene.
***How to succeed in the challenging, unpredictable world of startups!

Preparation

This session is hosted online. You will need access to a laptop or computer, as well as a strong internet connection. Please make sure to download the Zoom app.

Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email—upon confirmation and 2 hours before the start of the webinar.

Jan 28, 2021
8

General Assembly NYC
Education
generalassemb.ly/education/career-camp-fireside-chat-with-claire-wasserman-co-founder-of-ladies-get-paid/online/175509

As we navigate a global pandemic, business does not stop. Companies are adapting, innovating, and moving forward with new ideas coming every day, but after a whirlwind of a year, where do things stand now? Join us for an enlightening discussion on which of these companies will lead the charge in 2021. We’ll be gathering thought leaders and industry experts from across the region to share their insights on who we can expect bigger and better things in the coming year and beyond.

Jan 28, 2021
9

General Assembly NYC
Education
generalassemb.ly/education/career-camp-fireside-chat-with-claire-wasserman-co-founder-of-ladies-get-paid/online/175509

Join General Assembly as we chat with Ladies Get Paid Co-Founder, Claire Wasserman on her new book, Ladies Get Paid .We'll be discussing breaking barriers, owning your worth, and taking command of your career.

Ladies Get Paid follows the lives of real women who each face different professional challenges, from being a perfectionist to navigating office politics, to negotiating their salary. Woven throughout is actionable advice and tangible tools to equip and empower the reader to level up at work and bring other women with them. Grab a copy of Claire's book here .

Preparation

This session is hosted online. You will need access to a laptop or computer, as well as a strong internet connection. Please make sure to download the Zoom app. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email—upon confirmation and 2 hours before the start of the webinar.

About the Speaker

Claire Wasserman

Founder,

Ladies Get Paid

Claire is the founder of Ladies Get Paid, an organization that helps women rise up at work. Through monthly town halls, women are encouraged to speak up about their professional challenges and with follow up workshops and webinars, learn the skills needed to take their career to the next level. Since launching in late summer 2016, LGP now has thousands of members worldwide. We welcome women of all backgrounds and it's free to join.

About Our Partners

Ladies Get Paid

Ladies Get Paid gives women the tools + support they need to rise up at work. We provide education to help women get paid and get promoted. Our community is 50K strong with women from all 50 states and more than 100+ countries.

Jan 28, 2021
10

General Assembly NYC
Education
generalassemb.ly/education/zoomed-out-public-speaking-tips-for-a-virtual-world/online/176043

This session is part of GA's Career Camp, a weeklong festival of free workshops, panel discussions, and interactive events for professional growth. Check out the full schedule here – see ya on the trail!

It's always a good idea to brush up on your public speaking skills but what better time than now when Zoom (or video calls) seem to be taking over our calendars? Learn how to use your voice, body language and engage your audience over video chat, no matter who you're talking with. You'll also walk away from this worship with actionable tips and tricks that you can practice on your own so you're ready for your next big call.

Takeaways: ***How to strengthen your voice on a video call ***How to use your body language to show confidence ***Ways to engage your audience

Preparation

This session is hosted online. You will need access to a laptop or computer, as well as a strong internet connection. Please make sure to download the Zoom app.
Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email—upon confirmation and 2 hours before the start of the webinar.

About the Instructor

Jen Glantz
Founder,
Bridesmaid for Hire

Jen Glantz is the Founder of Bridesmaid for Hire, along with the creator of the project Finally the Bride, the Founder of the blog The Things I Learned From, the voice of the podcast You're Not Getting Any Younger, the Founder of the coaching business Jen & Juice, and the author of the Amazon-bestselling books, "All My Friends are Engaged" and "Always a Bridesmaid for Hire."

She's told her stories on hundreds of press outlets around the world, such as Good Morning America, CNN, and NPR, where they called her job the “weirdest of all time”. You can often find her on stages as a speaker for conferences, major companies and schools. In 2016, she received the "30 Under 30" award from her alma mater, University of Central Florida. She's a freelance writer for more than 25 different websites, including NBC, Glamour Magazine, and Forbes.

Three things you have to know about her: she only eats pizza, her birthday is on April Fool's Day and she spent 2 years living in a new city every month. Learn more on her website: Jenglantz.com and email her to say hello: jenglantz@gmail.com

Feb 1, 2021
11
Coaching

General Assembly NYC
Education
generalassemb.ly/education/how-to-start-an-online-coaching-business-in-2021/new-york-city/179170

Have you been dreaming of making money from your knowledge and experiences? This workshop will dive into how to take a skill,hobby or passion and turn it into a money-making coaching business. Whether you want to add coaching on to your existing business model or starting coaching as your side gig, you'll learn how to pick your focus, determine your audience and strategize your key offerings.

Takeaways:

***How to identify what your unique value is and what your coaching focus should be
***How to determine who your target audience is and market your services to them
***How to strategize your key offerings, pricing and more
***The best tools to use to start your coaching business in 2021

About the Instructor

Jen Glantz
Founder,
Bridesmaid for Hire

Jen Glantz is the Founder of Bridesmaid for Hire, along with the creator of the project Finally the Bride, the Founder of the blog The Things I Learned From, the voice of the podcast You're Not Getting Any Younger, the Founder of the coaching business Jen & Juice, and the author of the Amazon-bestselling books, "All My Friends are Engaged" and "Always a Bridesmaid for Hire."

She's told her stories on hundreds of press outlets around the world, such as Good Morning America, CNN, and NPR, where they called her job the “weirdest of all time”. You can often find her on stages as a speaker for conferences, major companies and schools. In 2016, she received the "30 Under 30" award from her alma mater, University of Central Florida. She's a freelance writer for more than 25 different websites, including NBC, Glamour Magazine, and Forbes.

Three things you have to know about her: she only eats pizza, her birthday is on April Fool's Day and she spent 2 years living in a new city every month. Learn more on her website: Jenglantz.com and email her to say hello: jenglantz@gmail.com