The monthly Café Nights @ RIC are energetic and dynamic events where innovators and entrepreneurs can find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality.
These regular gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from different backgrounds and industries to connect, share ideas, and grow their ventures. The Café is open to all members of the innovation community—stop by to try it out.
WE BOS will be hosting a Women Founders panel discussion at 6:15pm. The panel will be moderated by Ashley Lucas of the Babson WIN lab.
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In partnership with SheStarts, WEBos (Women Entrepreneurship Boston) and Peach, the WIN Lab is happy to present a panel discussion that explores both the obstacles and opportunities that women leaders have encountered during their careers. Along the way, we will hear stories and solutions, in addition to strategies these women have utilized in order to be successful, while providing the audience with useful advice on how to continue moving forward to achieve their goals.
Please welcome the following leaders to our discussion:
Nicole Sahin is the CEO & Founder of Globalization Partners, which is currently ranked as the fastest growing women-lead private company in America. Globalization Partners breaks down barriers to global business with its Global PEO platform, which enables companies to expand into 150+ foreign markets without establishing subsidiaries or branch offices. The platform enables companies to hire employees overseas in a matter of days instead of the months or years it has traditionally taken companies to expand into new markets. Nicole is passionately focused on ensuring that her firm remains the most competent and trustworthy solution for companies navigating a complex global legal environment. She has twice been named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and lead Globalization Partners to achieve a ranking of #6 on the 2016 Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.
Jody was born in the Borough of Brooklyn, NYC, and has held executive-level roles with both enterprise corporations and lean startups, focusing primarily on corporate development in mobile, eCommerce and digital media. Most recently, Jody served as the SVP of Corporate Development and Digital Strategy at NYC event production agency Blueprint. Prior, Jody led National Mobile and Brand Partnerships for micro-location mobile marketing platform, Swirl Networks. She began her career in cable and telecommunications, where she held multiple sales and marketing positions, and quickly rose through the ranks at powerhouses such as MTV Networks, The Food Network, and HGTV. Before joining Swirl Jody was with Rue La La, where she launched Rue Local before heading national partnerships through the company’s acquisition.
Janet Kraus is the CEO of peach, a discovery platform of inspiring, feel good apparel, accessories and content for women who believe in better. peach mobilizes its inspiring stylist corps to showcase seasonally unique collections of feel-good and meaning-filled apparel and accessories both in the home and on social media. peach collections feature products made by peach AND by totally cool, up-and-coming and mission-aligned entrepreneurs. peach collections are supercharged with content that positively reinforces women on their journey to live a life of purpose and panache. Janet is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Harvard Business School and was a member of the entrepreneurship faculty at HBS from 2010 to 2014.
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Join Dudley Square Main Streets for the 5th Annual Women-Owned Business Networking Breakfast. The topic for discussion is “Phenomenal Women: Rising to the Next Level.” After starting a business, the next challenge is strategic planning to scale your business and increase sales. Learn why planning is important.
Three distinguished business women will share their journey.
A Free Event. Bring your business card to network. Men are welcome to attend.
Sponsored by Boston Private Community Investment, Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, Boston Main Streets, and Women Entrepreneurs Boston.
This event has been RESCHEDULED to Friday March 24thRSVP
WE BOS, in collaboration with the Boston University BUzz Lab, is pleased to invite you to an interactive workshop, specifically tailored to bring clarity to the process of completing the MassChallenge Application form.
The first half of the workshop will be an interactive step by step look at the Mass Challenge application form.
The second half of the workshop is designed to let startups start to work on their specific application forms, using tips gained from the earlier session. BU professors, industry professionals and MassChallenge experts will be on hand to provide 1 to 1 mentoring in a relaxed and informal environment.
All women entrepreneurs applying, or considering applying for an accelerator are welcome.
Sponsorship is provided by The City of Boston’s Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS), the BUzz Lab
The BUZZ Lab is the home of entrepreneurship at BU, providing a full range of resources for BU’s student and alum entrepreneurs.
MassChallenge is a startup-friendly accelerator, that takes no equity from any of their startups. Globally giving out over $2M globally each year in equity-free cash prizes to startups who are solving a huge variety of problems.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Instagram was the rising star of the social media world for 2016 and it’s only going to get better in the coming year!
Are you using it to market your small business?
Lynn Switanowski of Creative Business Consulting Group will lead a dynamic session. Attendees will learn:
- how to determine which posts get the most likes, comments and shares
- which time of day delivers the most eyeballs, or the demographics of your followers and how long they spend on Instagram in a day
- tips to build Instagram business accounts which offer increased functionality and ways to track to make posts perform even more effectively when reaching customers or potential customers!
- tips to link Instagram and Facebook pages to spread your messages via sponsored ads on both platforms
If you’re ready for a deeper connection via social media with your customers this year– attend this session and learn how to make Instagram a powerful tool for your business in 2017!
Hosted by the Kirstein Business Library and Presented by the City of Boston Office of Economic Development and Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS).RSVP
“DREAM, GIRL” DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
Join us and General Assembly for a screening of Dream, Girl a documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring & ambitious female entrepreneurs.
The exclusive screening will take place General Assembly on 11/21 at 6:30pm – popcorn included!
FWBN Workshop: How to Network?
Women in Business
Workshop: How to Network
“Networking”… a word that can literally scare many of us.
But it doesn’t have to. Just like any other skill, networking can be acquired and honed.
Join us as we learn to build and maintain relationships strategically. We will also cover personal branding, pitch and tips to network a bit more easily.
The evening will offer 2 opportunities to practice.
Join West Roxbury Main Streets for the West Roxbury Women’s Business Networking Breakfast. Come network and learn about women owned businesses in West Roxbury.
Hosted by The Cooperative Bank at
36 Spring St., West Roxbury
RSVP to Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee & Connections – CWE Eastern MA – Oct 19
Join the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) for this must-attend morning breakfast event is for women who want to be inspired and connect with other inventive, resourceful, and highly-productive business owners and experts. Come enjoy a continental-style breakfast and unlimited coffee!RSVP
Integrating Boston’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
This event will bring together entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial support organizations, policy makers, and academics for a discussion of findings from the 2016 Kauffman Foundation supported study examining the opportunities and challenges for women entrepreneurs in Boston. Key findings, a panel discussion, audience Q&A will follow, and we
would like to ask your inputs to draft outlines of steps forward.
Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by UMass College of Management, Kauffman Foundation, and City of Boston, Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS).RSVP