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June 14, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

An Hour with Lindsey Pollak: NYT Bestselling Author and Leading Career Expert

Lindsey Pollak is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the world’s leading career and workplace experts. Her newest book, Recalculating is an inspirational, practical and forward-looking career playbook for recent grads, career changers and transitioning professionals looking to survive and thrive in today’s rapidly evolving employment and work landscape. While this new world is complicated and constantly evolving, you won’t have to navigate it alone. For twenty years, Lindsey has been following the trends and successfully advising young professionals and organizations on workplace success. Join us as she guides you through the changes currently happening—and those to come.

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June 14, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Monday Motivation

Start your week off right with an hour of connecting with fellow Luminary members! Building community is a valuable part of your Luminary experience, and we invite you to expand your network and enjoy time with members from a variety of backgrounds with our Monday Motivation sessions. We'll get to know one another, set goals, and hold each other accountable.These sessions are facilitated by the incredible Erica Lerner, Luminary Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel.

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June 14, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Whisper Network with Cate

Join Cate Luzio for The Whisper Network, an opportunity to connect with other members for an open conversation around your career, wellness, or any other topics that the conversation may lead to. There are limited spots available to keep the group intimate, so RSVP now!

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June 15, 2021 from 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Virtual Power Hour

Accountability is one of the most effective ways of achieving your goals. Spend 75 minutes with other Luminaries who are showing up for you and themselves - make a commitment of what you want to accomplish in this *virtual* co-working space, and then review and celebrate your progress at the end! This session is led by Luminary's Head of Programming and Affiliates, Romana Ryals and Luminary's Director of Events & Program Strategy, Christine Cook, who are unequivocally equipped to shape this time together as a highlight of your week.

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June 15, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

New Member Onboarding

Have questions about your Membership? New and not sure where to start? Meet with our Community and Programming Manager, Kelsey, who will walk you through any additional things you may need to get your Membership experience started at Luminary!

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June 15, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Bringing Women Back to Work: Strategies to Engage Female Talent in a Hybrid Work Environment

Women’s careers have been disproportionately impacted by COVID. As companies consider strategies for bringing employees back to work or hiring new employees, it is critical to think about how to support women in these transitions. Please join us for an interactive discussion on the strategies for bringing women back to the workforce and the office as we plan for engaging female talent post-pandemic. Moderated by Holly McLeod, Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, hear insights from Jeanette Gorgas, Board Director: Delivery Hero (DLVHF) and Youth INC, Carmen Bryant, Director of Marketing, US at Indeed, Alisa Maclin, CMO and Vice President, Strategy and Offering Development at IBM Global Financing, and Nel Akoth, Senior Partner, Global F&A Practice Leader at IBM.

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June 15, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

One Year Later: Holding Brands Accountable

One year after an unprecedented increase in companies outwardly expressing support for Black Lives Matter and calling out the pervasiveness of white supremacy culture, has anything actually changed? Join Luminary as we speak candidly with Damali Peterman, Esq., CEO and Founder of BREAKTHROUGHADR, Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta, and Dee C. Marshall, CEO of Diverse & Engaged, about where industries stand, what work they've taken on over the past year and how they plan to keep building momentum for their vision of the future. Going beyond statements and open letters, they'll discuss what it actually means to address the harm of white supremacy culture, create a culture of accountability and detail what it takes to progress forward.

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June 16, 2021 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Social Media that Sells

Creating content for Instagram can get overwhelming, you may want to put it off, or even avoid it all together, but luminary member, Jourdan Guyton, wants to share how mastering your social media content can increase your authority, increase your income, and cultivate a community for your business.

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June 16, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Build Your Online Brand (And Network Too!)

Join Luminary and women.nyc for the second event in “Networking Now: Your 2021 Playbook,” a series of events designed to help you build meaningful career connections in an increasingly digital world. During this event, hear from New York City’s social media masters and PR experts on how to build your platform, get positive press coverage and expand your professional networks through your online presence. No matter how comfortable you are (or not) with the idea of a personal brand, these pros will help you identify creative new ways to communicate to advance your career or business goals. Moderated by Jasmine Baker Taddeo, Deputy Director, women.nyc, hear from Chanel Cathey, Founder and CEO at CJC Insights, LLC, Jeanne Pinder, Founder and CEO at ClearHealthCosts, Mackenzi Farquer, Owner, Lockwood/ Founder, We Heart Astoria, and Cynthia Gordy Giwa, Founder and Co-creator of Black-Owned Brooklyn.

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June 16, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Mastering the Art of Delegation with Squared Away

You know you need to delegate, but how? Join Luminary and our partners at Squared Away for a real conversation on the fears, frictions and ultimate successes found by conquering the skills and mindset needed to delegate well. We’ll hear from Squared Away Co-Founder, CEO, mom of two and Marine Corps wife, Michelle Penczak, as she speaks with her very first employee and current Director of Operations, Kelsey Opel, and Luminary Founder (and client!) Cate Luzio about how mastering the art of delegation can free up a world of opportunity for you and your business. Companies run by people with high delegation skills have been shown to make 33% more revenue than those without so we’re highlighting the real payoff of letting go so you can find success (and dollars!) by doing less.

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June 17, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Blooming Gratitude: "A Mindfulness Art Experience" with Creole Creative Canvases

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of art and experience immense joy and satisfaction at our Mindfulness Painting Class with Luminary Member, Kim Kenner. Through this class, learn to express yourself through a beautiful painting and experience the thrill and satisfaction of this rewarding creative activity. It is guaranteed to be a therapeutic, Zen experience for all. The meditative, calm setting of our class will enable you to de-stress, unwind and explore your artistic side unrestrained.

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June 17, 2021 from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Finance But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Money is a powerful tool when it is properly put to use, both personally and professionally and it is critical that we get comfortable talking about money. So let's talk about it.. How do you earn money? How do you leverage money? How do you save & invest money? Every woman is in a different spot on where to start and what habits need to be curbed to be successful. In this interactive session, we will have small group discussions led by Luminary money experts on behavior economics, business finance, financial literacy, and investing. Hear from Liz Kitchell, President of SheMoolah, Kleo Curry, Financial Advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at UBS, Nashira Lynton, Founder and Financial Health Mentor at Breaking Cycles LLC, and Jennifer Yousem, Founder of I Heart EBITDA on how you can make more and keep more money. 

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June 21, 2021 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Money Circles: Discover Your Relationship With Money

As an entrepreneur and small business owner, it is important to understand how relationships can impact your ability to make critical financial decisions to sustain your business. Join Luminary Member and Financial Advisor, Sibyl Slade and Behavioral Therapist & Life Coach, Dr. Torre Protho-Wiley for Money Circles, an online seminar that will lead you through a series of reflective questions to help you assess the myriad of relationships that influence your money beliefs and money decisions.

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June 22, 2021 from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Unlock More Productivity & Energy Using Your Phone

Ready to breakthrough the overwhelm of distraction and task switching? Join Jessie Patterson, Founder of NourishX, to learn how your devices can charge you. Yep - it's possible! What if your phone helped you focus instead of distracting you? Jessie is a former Real Estate Development Executive who was able to reclaim 38 days of her time a year, and is now on a mission to help others. Join and learn how to reclaim your time.

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June 22, 2021 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Juneteenth Storytelling: The Legacy of Thriving Black Communities

Storytelling empowers. Storytelling makes a difference. Listen to Black women in our community share their stories with one of our partners: Fearless Communicators. Storytelling involves reflection, celebration, and hope. Here, we will reflect on the past, celebrate thriving Black culture, and share our hope for a thriving future. Celebrating this day started the very next year after the liberation in 1865. Black men, women, and children got dressed in their best to pray, sing spirituals, play baseball, and eat. C. R. Gibbs, historian and author, wrote "this was partying with purpose—not only for the people to join the celebration but to learn directly from the past.” Join us as we celebrate the legacy of thriving Black art, Black creativity, and Black innovation. Listen to stories of heartache and also stories of Black history, culture, freedom, and achievement.

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June 23, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Virtual Luminary Open House

Join us for Community & Connections! Learn for yourself why Luminary is the premier collaboration hub for women and women-identified who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks. This is a great way for all those interested in learning more about Luminary and meet other new potential members. Please RSVP and we look forward to "seeing" you there!

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June 24, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

New Member Onboarding

Have questions about your Membership? New and not sure where to start? Meet with our Community and Programming Manager, Kelsey, who will walk you through any additional things you may need to get your Membership experience started at Luminary!

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June 24, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Women Founders Support Group

Whether you are a new entrepreneur, a side hustler, thinking about starting a company or you’ve been running a business for years, it can get pretty lonely and isolated during good times. Throw in a pandemic, economic uncertainty and civic unrest along with the Shecession, some days can seem insurmountable. At our Luminary Women Founders Support Group, virtually surround yourself with women in your shoes. Learn, listen, vent and support each other as members make new connections and share advice, tips, and the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and owning a business. This event will be facilitated by Precious Williams.

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June 28, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Monday Motivation

Start your week off right with an hour of connecting with fellow Luminary members! Building community is a valuable part of your Luminary experience, and we invite you to expand your network and enjoy time with members from a variety of backgrounds with our Monday Motivation sessions. We'll get to know one another, set goals, and hold each other accountable.These sessions are facilitated by the incredible Erica Lerner, Luminary Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel.

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June 29, 2021 from 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Virtual Power Hour

Accountability is one of the most effective ways of achieving your goals. Spend 75 minutes with other Luminaries who are showing up for you and themselves - make a commitment of what you want to accomplish in this *virtual* co-working space, and then review and celebrate your progress at the end! This session is led by Luminary's Head of Programming and Affiliates, Romana Ryals and Luminary's Director of Events & Program Strategy, Christine Cook, who are unequivocally equipped to shape this time together as a highlight of your week.

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June 29, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

New Member Onboarding

Have questions about your Membership? New and not sure where to start? Meet with our Community and Programming Manager, Kelsey, who will walk you through any additional things you may need to get your Membership experience started at Luminary!

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June 29, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

How Building Your Personal Integrity Will Build Your Business

Want to know the key to success, confidence, and profound happiness? It’s not what you think. Good news! It’s easier. But it is a muscle that needs exercising. Join this very special conversation between Handel Group CSO and Senior Executive Coach, Chrisa Zindros Boyce and Nikki Millman, VP of Community & Events of wildly successful maternity brand Hatch Collection, as they discuss how their work together put Nikki at the forefront of a business that grew from a simple idea in a mama’s mind to a globally recognized, loved by celeb moms-to-be and a community that supports women during one of the most powerful (and vulnerable!) times in their lives.

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June 30, 2021 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Create Your Dreamwall

Your Dreamwall workshops introduce the world to the powerful concept of affirmations that can rewire your brain and change your life by changing your self-talk and in this workshop, we'll show you how. Managing your own self-talk is something you can do starting immediately and we give you step-by-step directions on what to do and how to do it. Whether you're dealing with any area of life, the solid proven concepts in this program will help create the foundation to make sure you’re on the right career path, staying focused, and on track to reach the results for all personal growth, motivation, and professional achievement. For this special event we will be participating in “The Summer Glow-Up” Dreamwall!

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July 14, 2021 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Business Plan Bootcamp

For all of the popularity of pitch decks, business plans still serve an important function for entrepreneurs who are building a business. A study of more than 1,000 US entrepreneurs found that those with a business plan were more successful than those without. After spending close to two decades building businesses with the banking industry, Cate Luzio founded Luminary. She wrote a business plan in a week and launched 8 months later. Cate will be hosting Business Plan Boot Camp, breaking down each point and the basis for eight essential elements founders should include in a business plan, and why they matter.

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Want to Get Involved with Programming & Events?

Part of the power and success of this community is the women that contribute to it. Whether you are a subject matter expert or would like to facilitate a program, be a mentor, speak at an event, hold "office hours" or simply just want to get involved, we’d love to hear from you!

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