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Mar
15
12:00 PM12:00

The 2019 Spectrum Awards Luncheon: A Celebration of Innovative Women

The 2019 Spectrum Circle Awards luncheon is the signature annual fundraising event for The Spectrum Circle (www.thespectrumcircle.com) which brings together a gathering of influential and innovative people from business, technology, media, policy, government, finance and other fields in Washington, DC. 

Women featured at The Spectrum Circle utilize their life stories, experiences, authentic conversations and backgrounds to change perceptions, inform others and inspire women to follow their unique paths to success. A plethora of women who are makers, researchers, educators, creatives, executives, leaders, innovators, drivers and influencers in business or industry are featured at The Spectrum Circle programs. The Spectrum Circle brand is loosely based and homage to an African American female superhero named Spectrum (Marvel) who uses the power of energy to change the world. 

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2019-spectrum-awards-luncheon-a-celebration-of-innovative-women-tickets-50704301932

TICKET COST:

In the Circle Hostess - $500.00

Individual Award Luncheon Ticket - $180.00

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Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

UWIB DC Presents: The 8th Annual Winter Soiree & Silent Auction

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Celebrate the holiday season and the end of an amazing year with our 2018 United Women in Business Foundation (UWIB) Fundraiser and Silent Auction! Enjoy food, drinks, raffle items, and a silent auction with our Board of Directors and members at Wunder Garten. We will have a special, extended happy hour until 9 PM for all attendees. All proceeds are donated directly to UWIB, a 501(c)3 nonpofit, and will allow us to continue offering free UWIB programming, membership, and philanthropy events throughout 2019.

The silent auction and raffle will include giftcards and other items from your favorite DC fitness studios, #girlboss brands, performance venues, restaurants, fashion designers, and more! Don't forget to bring cash, a credit card, or your Venmo account to claim your prize at the end of the night!

Bring your friends, coworkers, roommates, and significant others to support UWIB! 

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uwib-dc-presents-the-8th-annual-winter-soiree-silent-auction-tickets-51796407449

TICKET COST: $10 – $20

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Dec
8
9:30 AM09:30

Get Money Get Paid

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Get Money Get Paid is a 1-day experience dedicated to helping women rise up at work.

What to expect

Whether it’s through making more money, rising up into leadership, or supporting female-friendly policies, this conference will give you the tools you need to make change in your life and the lives of other women. The day will be a mix of fireside chats, workshops, and panels, that will be as actionable as they are aspirational.

RSVP: https://www.getmoney-getpaid.com/

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Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Walker's Legacy #WLPower15

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Walker’s Legacy is proud to host its annual #WLPower15 awards reception honoring local multicultural women business leaders. The Walker’s Legacy Washington, DC #WLPower15 Awards program is part of a national effort by the organization to recognize the achievements of notable business and community leaders.  

The #WLPower15 program is a private, intimate dinner program that will celebrate your achievements and impact on your local business community. Guests will include current honorees, past honorees, and program partners.

In addition to DC, the organization will honor a total of 150 women in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Charlotte, Miami, Philadelphia, Houston and Dallas.

Recipients of the Power 15 Award are women who have thrived in an array of industries including social entrepreneurship, business, technology, media, and real estate among others.

RSVP: https://www.walkerslegacy.com/calender/#!event/2018/12/5/dallas-walker-apos-s-legacy-wlpower15

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

iFundWomen x Hera Hub DC: Crowdfunding Boot Camp

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iFundWomen, in partnership with Hera Hub DC, is hosting our Crowdfunding Boot Camp for D.C. area entrepreneurs interested in crowdfunding.

Rewards-based crowdfunding should be every entrepreneur’s first stop on their funding journey.

Why? It’s a low-risk, and efficient way to:

  1. Raise cash to launch or grow your business, non-profit, or passion project

  2. Market your brand

  3. Grow and engage your customer base

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ifundwomen-x-hera-hub-dc-crowdfunding-boot-camp-tickets-51591296958

FREE TICKET

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Nov
14
8:30 AM08:30

Women's Entrepreneurship Conference: A Career Path to Success, "It's Never Too Late to Start."

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Whatever stage you are in your life - It's never too late to become an Entrepreneur!

Entrepreneurship is a viable career path for women of all ages and at any stage of their career journey. In order to successfully launch and scale a company, it is critical for women to have access to the right tools, expertise and resources.

Join us during our full day conference, getting to know the stories of women who have become successful entrepreneurs. Learn and ask questions about how to make the changes necessary to fulfill your dream business and how to navigate the obstacles involved.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-entrepreneurship-conference-a-career-path-to-success-its-never-too-late-to-start-tickets-47956161169

FREE TICKET

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Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

HERImpact DC Summit

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HERImpact DC is designed to help female social entrepreneurs scale their enterprises in order to increase their impact and long term sustainability. The program will initiate with an Entrepreneurship Summit, which is open to entrepreneurs from idea to growth stage. The program will culminate with a pitch competition in the spring.

Starting on November 5th we will have a Call for Companies for a pitch competition in March 2019. We will invest a total of $50,000 in high potential social enterprises run by women.

From November to March HERImpact DC will provide access to training, mentoring, coaching and office hours to help female entrepreneurs prepare for the competition and beyond.

RSVP: https://www.herimpactdc.net/

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Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Free Coffee & Networking - Washington, DC

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Have you ever wanted to sit down and have coffee with other like-minded women business owners who are serious about their business? Are you ready to connect with women who are interested in growing relationships and not just increasing sales?

Or have you ever wanted to talk with women who just *get* the ups and downs of owning a business? This free meeting is not like your typical networking sessions. Come to see why Her Corner has become the go-to resource for women to grow their businesses.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coffee-networking-washington-dc-tickets-48742119993

FREE TICKET

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Black Girl Ventures DC: They Pitch, You Vote, Women Win!

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Black Girl Ventures teams up with Bumble Bizz and Deloitte to bring you the Fall 2018 BGV DC Pitch Competition.

YOUR TICKET IS A DONATION TO SUPPORT WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS


Black Girl Ventures creates place-based initiatives to provide access to capital for Black women entrepreneurs. Our mission is to use entrepreneurship support and training as a vehicle for poverty alleviation and wealth building. Black women founders are underserved, unbanked and underfunded. It's time to change that! Donations are optional. Want to pitch? Apply here

WHEN YOU ATTEND, WOMEN WIN!

The BGV Pitch Competition, flips the traditional pitch competition on its head: we allow the audience to donate, eliminate the panel of judges, and empower the community (audience) to ask questions and vote for the winner.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-girl-ventures-dc-they-pitch-you-vote-women-win-tickets-49629410904

TICKET COST: $0 -$500

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Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Grit in the District: Branding For Start Ups

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The word 'branding' is thrown around a lot in the start up world, but what does it actually mean? Branding is so much more than a logo or a color palette, it's the experience that you give your audience any time they come in contact with your company. That means when starting a business, branding has to be a priority from the beginning stages.

Join RINGLET and the panel of all D.C. based women business owners for a conversation on the importance of branding. You'll walk away with solid ideas on how to improve your own start-up or side hustle's branding.

They will be hosting their second 'Grit in the District' panel event of the year at Fostr Collaborative in Georgetown! Kendra Scott will be offering a 'Mobile Color Bar' where you'll have a chance to create your own custom pieces. 20% of all proceeds from the Mobile Color Bar will be doanted to Suited For Change, a DC non-profit that empowers women by increasing their employment and job retention potential. They are the area's leading nonprofit for women in need of professional attire, mentoring, and job-readiness education.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/grit-in-the-district-branding-for-start-ups-tickets-50706074233

TICKET COST: $15

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Oct
25
8:30 AM08:30

NWBC's 30th Anniversary

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Please join nwbcouncil@sba.gov in celebrating the National Women's Business Council's 30th Anniversary of HR 5050 at the Washington D.C. Women's Business Center. There will be a delicious breakfast hosted by Association of Women's Business Centers (AWBC) and to commemorate NWBC's 30 years of advocating, promoting, and assisting women in business, NWBC with the Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO) will be hosting a fireside chat with NWBC Chair, Liz Sara and U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator, Linda McMahon, a panel hosted by National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) on HR 5050, the landmark legislation that created NWBC and OWBO, and 'Blazing Trails for the Next 30' panel featuring Beacon DC, Hera Hub, and The Vinetta Project. 


RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwbcs-30th-anniversary-tickets-50691394325

FREE TICKET

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Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Free Class: How To Create An Unstoppable Business

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IN THIS CLASS, JO CASEY IS GOING TO SHOW YOU THE 5-PART FRAMEWORK FOR A PROFITABLE, AUTHENTIC BUSINESS.

What you’ll learn: 

– The no 1 mistake that many service-based business owners make that’s keeping them overworked, overwhelmed and without clients.

– The simple five-part framework for and authentic business with consistent clients (and therefore income).

– The core components YOU ALREADY HAVE to create an uncopyable business and brand. 

RSVP: https://www.jocasey.com/unstoppable/

FREE TICKET

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Oct
18
to Oct 21

Evolution Live 2018

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Change Maker. Pioneer. Leader.

BECAUSE YOU’RE A

AND NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO 
STEP INTO YOUR POWER.

It’s time for you to become the leader you know that you are with the business that has the reach and impact that you crave.

It’s time for you to double down on yourself, learn the strategies it takes to grow, and decide you’re ready to lead the joyful, fun, inspiring business (and life!) you desire.

GOOD NEWS!

RSVP: http://erynmorgan.com/evolution-live

TICKET: $397

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Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Screening of the Award Winning Movie Soufra

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Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, “Soufra,” and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman who now share this camp as their home.

Watch the trailer

https://www.google.com/search?q=soufra+movie+trailer&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS749US749&oq=soufra+move+&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l3.4736j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screening-of-the-award-winning-movie-soufra-tickets-50067920498?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

TICKET COST: $25

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Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Women Who Mean Business

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The Washington Business Journal is proud to host the 15th annual Women Who Mean Business Program this Fall.  This award honors the region's most influential business women of 2018 and the event is a time to celebrate this year's class along with the Washington Business Journal's alumnae.  

Please join us to celebrate the success of these amazing women in our area at one of our most popular awards programs all year!  

RSVP: https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/event/162095/2018/2018-women-who-mean-business?

SINGLE TICKET PRICE: $250

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Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

All Things Go

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Join All Things Go on Friday, October 5th for Classic Conversations, a new multi-session event leading up to the Fall Classic featuring conversations with innovative women in music and business. Panelists include Fall Classic artists Maggie Rogers and Lizzy Plapinger (who curated the festival’s Saturday all-female lineup), Women’s March co-president Tamika D. Mallory, Maydan/Compass Rose owner Rose Previte and more.

RSVP: https://www.allthingsgofallclassic.com/classicconversations/

FREE WITH RSVP

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Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Feminist Power Awards

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The Feminist Press Annual Feminist Power Awards are presented to visionaries whose leadership advances human rights, dignity, and empowerment. This yearly celebration is attended by a dynamic group of 200–250 leaders in business, arts, politics, community, and culture, active in support of women’s, LGBTQ, and diversity issues.

RSVP: https://www.feministpress.org/feminist-power-awards/

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Save The Date: BullCon 2018
Sep
30
to Oct 3

Save The Date: BullCon 2018

This will be my second BullCon, can't wait to present on this topic!

This will be my second BullCon, can't wait to present on this topic!

A CAREER CONFERENCE FOR FEMINISTS WHO WANT TO MAKE THE WORLD AND THE WORKPLACE BETTER

Come to the 6th annual BullCon, where there is no reason you can't have a roundtable on sexism in the workplace followed by champagne. Literally none.

This is a conference for ambitious feminists who want to do their own thing, effectively and with verve.

For some of us, that means becoming CEO. For some of us, that means starting our own business. For most of us, it means doing really amazing work in whatever field we're in, while changing the world a little for the better. GetBullish and the Bullish Conference have been bringing it since 2013.

RSVP: https://www.bullishconference.com/

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Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

MAYOR MURIEL BOWSER PRESENTS: 202CREATES CLOSING EVENT

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ENDING SEPTEMBER WITH A BANG.

Mayor Muriel Bowser launched 202Creates in September 2016 to amplify & celebrate DC's creative culture. On September 28th, join us at Ivy City Smokehouse to close out September 2018 with an unforgettable celebration highlighting DC's creators & entrepreneurs brought to you by 202CreatesBroccoli CityWeDC FestDT Nation, and your creative community!


See below for the full line-up of performers, venue information, and more. Be sure to check back for additions to the performer & vendor line-up!

RSVP: http://202createsclosingevent.splashthat.com/AgencyContact

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Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Startup Finance 101

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Are you ready to debunk myths, clear the smoke and understand your financing options? 

 

Join BEACON: The DC Women Founders Initiative, capital providers and entrepreneurs to to break down the funding landscape, connect with experts, and improve your understanding of fundraising options that best fit your business. Through this three-part track series, entrepreneurs and small business owners will  (1) understand the funding landscape, (2) identify the funding source they need, and (3) work directly with experts and resource providers to address personalized needs through January 2019.

For the first part of the series, experts will provide TED-style talks and an interactive discussion answering your questions on DC's fundraising landscape. 20 participants will be selected to advance to the second and third workshops, taking place between October 2018 and January 2019. 

Topics discussed will include:

-What financing options exist?

- What should entrepreneurs ask themselves before seeking a financing option? 

- How do companies/organizations provide funding for early-stage companies?

- How can entrepreneurs plan ahead?

RSVP: https://startupfinance101.splashthat.com/

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Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Vinetta Project September Female Founder Showcase

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The Event

The Vinetta Showcase is a two-hour, high-impact pitch and panel series. An esteemed panel consisting of three active investors and one founder of a successful startup gather to listen to pitches of top female founders, ask tough questions, and deliver actionable feedback.

Our invited audience is an engaged community of actionable entrepreneurs, venture influencers, young professionals and service providers who all see the massive growth potential for investing in female founders.

The Challenge

The Vinetta Project’s DC Chapter has partnered with GSP Financial Services and Paley Rothman, to host our third annual Venture Challenge. The winning founder will take home $20,000 in cash. At this event, you will see four finalists pitch their companies.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vinetta-project-september-female-founder-showcase-tickets-45031751180?aff=ehomecard

TICKET COST: $30

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Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

UWIB DC Presents: The Perfect Pitch - Finale (Angels or the Shark Tank?)

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Are you interested in seeing three top DC female entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of funders, and compete for the $20,000 grand prize?

Come join UWIB at our next philanthropy event, where we'll help The Vinetta Project usher and facilitate the Final Round of their live business pitch competition, complete with a food and wine reception. Volunteers will have the opportunity to see the top three finalists from the previous rounds present their polished ideas to a panel of curated angel funders. At the end of the showcase, one lucky female founder will be awarded the $20,000 grand prize.

After the event, volunteers are invited to a sponsored happy hour at the glamorous Pennsylvania 6 to network with the The Vinetta Project's successful community of founders and venture capitalists. Join us for this one-of-a-kind event, and take advantage of the opportunity to see woman business owners pitch live, while meeting some of DC's rising star female entrepreneurs, leading investors, and other community influencers!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uwib-dc-presents-the-perfect-pitch-finale-angels-or-the-shark-tank-tickets-49196021625

FREE TICKET

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Being Boss NOLA Vacay 2018
Sep
26
to Sep 29

Being Boss NOLA Vacay 2018

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Seriously CANNOT WAIT!!!!

Seriously CANNOT WAIT!!!!

WHO IT’S FOR

WANTED: Small business owners who loooove to have a good time (which definitely sometimes involves talking endlessly about business over cappuccinos and beignets). #BeingBossNOLA is the right fit for the creative entrepreneur who works hard and is ready to play hard. Bonus points if you can get down with the woo, don’t mind humidity, and would gladly cram into a tiny room in the back of a dive bar with your pals for the tastiest po’boy of your life.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Leave the spreadsheets, bring the tarot deck (but we will provide a notebook + pen). We take vacationing seriously, and by that we mean that we don’t take it seriously at all. #BeingBossNOLA is about being together and having fun. You’ll cheers at a cocktail party, laugh at a live podcast recording, learn at a masterclass, swap French Quarter stories over a community meal, and have plenty of free time in-between to enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer.

RSVP here: https://beingboss.club/nola2018

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Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

MakeHER Mart

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The MakeHER Mart features a pop-up artisan market, promoting local women artists and designers who create handcrafted art and merchandise. A wide variety of products, including jewelry, fine art, home accents, and personal accessories will be available. 

An annual event, this year’s Mart is part of the first ever MakeHER Summit, a two-day dynamic mashup of the museum’s annual Maker’s Mart and the renowned Fresh Talk public program series. The MakeHER Summit will provide space and opportunity for connection and community building, as well as programming and workshops to help creative women entrepreneurs grow their business and thrive.

RSVP: https://nmwa.org/events/makeher-mart

TICKET PRICE: $10 general
$8 students & seniors
Free for members

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Sep
21
to Sep 23

Techstars Startup Weekend Washington D.C. Grow with Google

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Taking ideas from concept to creation in a matter of days!

Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago!"?  If you have, then that means you did not have a process for taking that idea and building it out into a prototype.
 

Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days!  Whether you are looking to...
 

  • get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship,
  • learn the process of going from concept to creation,
  • meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in DC,
  • join or build an all-star team,
  • or take your own idea from concept to creation

Startup Weekend is your destination for the weekend of Sept. 21st-23rd!  

RSVP: http://communities.techstars.com/usa/washington-dc/startup-weekend/13337

FREE TICKET

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Sep
20
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch and Learn: How the 2018 Tax Reform Affects Your Small Business

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One of the most significant changes under the new tax plan is how it affects small business.  This workshop will focus on some of the key things small business owners need to know and what potential actions they need to consider to best be prepared moving forward.

RSVP: https://www.dcchamber.org/event/lunch-and-learn-franchise-your-business-2/?instance_id=65

FREE

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Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

How She Got There: An Evening with DC Entrepreneurs

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Join us for an evening good conversation with a panel of female entrepreneurs spanning across different industries. In this conversation we bring creative and inspirational women to share their stories on how they got to where they are today and share their insights into being a woman in business. Afterwards we will open up the floor for questions, followed by mingling with panelists and attendees.

RSVP: https://generalassemb.ly/education/how-she-got-there-an-evening-with-dc-entrepreneurs-06410668-6407-4234-a0a5-59234f1ad59e/washington-dc/53344

FREE TICKET

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Sep
10
to Sep 13

Creative Growth Summit

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The Creative Growth Summit is a 4-day virtual event during which over 40 expert creative business strategists and marketing specialists are going to share their insights about how to scale, automate and GROW your business so that you can take your time and your life back and focus on creating what you're most passionate about!

Your business flourishes when YOU are flourishing and we want to make sure you're streamlining in the most effective way possible!

Over the next four days, we'll walk you through four stages of growth: Automating & Systemizing; Blogging, SEO & Pinterest; Getting Published and Starting a Publication; and Ways to Scale Your Business

The Creative Growth Summit is bringing you some of the biggest names in the creative industry including Honeybook, Natalie Franke, Thinkific, Convertkit, Haley Burkhead, Nevica Vasquez, Ashley Beaudin and more to talk to you about EFFECTIVELY scaling your business for both financial and time-managed growth.

Are you ready to start scaling, automating and gaining that visibility?

RSVP: http://growthsummit.ckc.io/?sc_ref=IKl4KjHouFjEcK8Y

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Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Free Coffee & Networking - Washington, DC

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Have you ever wanted to sit down and have coffee with other like-minded women business owners who are serious about their business? Are you ready to connect with women who are interested in growing relationships and not just increasing sales?

Or have you ever wanted to talk with women who just *get* the ups and downs of owning a business? This free meeting is not like your typical networking sessions. Come see why Her Corner has become the go-to resource for women growing their businesses.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-coffee-networking-washington-dc-tickets-46745423821?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

FREE TICKET

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