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September 20, 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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September 20, 2021 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Virtual Whisper Network with Cate Luzio

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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September 20, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Elevate Your Brand With Visibility & Style!

Do your images convey who you are today and reflect the best version of you and your business? When a potential client arrives on your website or your social media platform(s), you want to make the best first impression, demonstrate leadership and create a connection. Having a collection of curated, professional photos to pull from for all of your digital marketing needs will get you noticed while telling your brand story in an authentic way. This limited time collaboration between style expert, Aliya Thomas, Founder of Elevated Style By Aliya, and brand photographer, Rebecca Ryan Founder of Serving Up Social, will ensure you make the best first impression every time. Register for this unique workshop to learn tips and tricks so you can confidently crush your next brand photoshoot!

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September 21, 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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September 21, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Luminary Happy Hour at the Glass Ceiling

Want to connect with other Luminary members? Join us on The Glass Ceiling every Tuesday from 5 PM - 6:30 PM for cocktails and connections with the Luminary community and get 10% off your drinks! Add this weekly Happy Hour to your calendar for an opportunity to spark new connections and have fun together while enjoying incredible views of the Empire State Building and city skyline. Let's toast to breaking through the glass ceiling together!

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September 21, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Luminary Speaker Series: Ita Ekpoudom and Akila Raman

What does it looks like to grow together? Having developed both personally and professionally together for years, Ita Ekpoudom, Partner at GingerBread Capital, and Akila Raman, chief operating officer of the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, know exactly what it takes - including the benefits and the challenges. Join Luminary as Founder Cate Luzio speaks with Ita and Akila to shine the spotlight on the importance of friendship, building your networks, the winding road of career paths, mentoring your BFFs and the support it takes to thrive today. From personal bonds to professional boundaries and everything in between, Ita and Akila are ready to talk about the mutual responsibility and shared connections we have to those who help build us up.

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September 22, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Key to Your Thriving Business Starts with Your Well-Being

None of us could have anticipated the widespread and long-term effects of COVID-19, but here we are with no clear end in sight. As part of COVID's silver-lining, we have the power to reclaim our destiny. While we’re still in this moment, NOW is the time to plan and actualize your comeback! By taking back control of your well-being, you will have a competitive advantage that will be of greatest service to yourself, your clients, and others. This webinar from Lauren Baptiste of Acheloa Wellness will provide you with powerful tools and techniques to understand the effects of stress that are inhibiting your highest potential. From there, we'll explore ideas and exercises that will have you thinking differently as you cultivate and actualize an action plan forward.

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

Luminary Speaker Series: Jacquelyn De Jesu, Founder and CEO of SHHHOWERCAP®

"I wanted something that didn’t exist. So, I set out to create it." In this Luminary Speaker Series as part of Latinx Heritage Month, Cate Luzio, Founder & CEO of Luminary will host a fireside chat with Jacquelyn De Jesu, Founder and CEO of SHHHOWERCAP® on creativity in business: the power and value of new ideas. In this session, hear from Jacquelyn on how she obsessively set out on the journey to make her invention into a reality, what inspired her to start the now multi-million dollar hair care company, how she has been driven to create disruptive ideas by finding power in simplicity and powerful execution, and how she bootstrapped from launch in 2015 to currently thriving as an e-commerce business.

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September 22, 2021 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 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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September 22, 2021 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The New Rules for How to Be an Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims

What does it mean to be an adult? In the twentieth century, psychologists came up with five markers of adulthood: finish your education, get a job, leave home, marry, and have children. Julie Lythcott-Haims has encountered hundreds of people who, faced with those markers, feel they’re just playing the part of “adult,” while struggling with anxiety, stress, and general unease. In Your Turn, Julie offers compassion, personal experience, and practical strategies for living a more authentic adulthood, as well as inspiration through interviews with dozens of voices from the rich diversity of the human population who have successfully launched their adult lives.

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

Luminary Town Hall and Member Mixer

At Luminary, we have a LOT in store for you this Fall with plenty of opportunities to Advance, Build, Connect, and Develop. Join the Luminary Team as we update you on new and exciting happenings at Luminary and come with any questions you may have for the team so that we can continue to improve the community experience for all. Stick around after the Town Hall to connect and network with new and existing Luminary Members from around the globe.

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September 23, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Virtual Coffee Hour: Moms On The Go

As the new school year begins, join us for a virtual coffee hour with other Luminary Moms! We know being a Mom isn't always easy, so this hour is for YOU as an open conversation to connect, vent, share stories and advice, ask questions, and more.

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September 23, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Luminary Speaker Series: Kristi Reinholz, Head of HR, North America at Unilever

In this Luminary Speaker Series, join Cate Luzio, Founder & CEO of Luminary in a fireside chat with Kristi Reinholz, Head of Human Resources, North America at Unilever on how she built her career working for companies with purpose, including Pfizer, Coty and now Unilever, became a "super connector", and continues to build her network effectively but also pay it forward. As someone who has managed teams and led companies through crisis, Kristi is a connector at heart. Hear from her how we should all be building our own personal board of directors, developing lifelong "go-to" groups, and seeking out advice and insight from others. Whether you are working within a large company, managing a small business, or anything in between, we can all learn from Kristi on how to find our voice as a leader, with actionable insights as you build your career on the power of utilizing your network, leveraging it for good, and paying it forward.

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September 27, 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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September 27, 2021 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Whisper Network in NYC With Cate Luzio

Join Cate Luzio for The Whisper Network, an opportunity to connect IN PERSON with other members for an open conversation around your career, wellness, or any other topics that the conversation may lead to. We are welcoming back the in-person variation of the Whisper Network so join the community for dinner at The Glass Ceiling here at Luminary. There are limited spots available to keep the group intimate, so RSVP now!

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September 28, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Luminary Happy Hour at the Glass Ceiling

Want to connect with other Luminary members? Join us on The Glass Ceiling every Tuesday from 5 PM - 6:30 PM for cocktails and connections with the Luminary community and get 10% off your drinks! Add this weekly Happy Hour to your calendar for an opportunity to spark new connections and have fun together while enjoying incredible views of the Empire State Building and city skyline. Let's toast to breaking through the glass ceiling together!

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September 28, 2021 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Personal Branding with More Than a Job

It takes 7 seconds for someone to make an impression about you-- did you make the right one? More Than a Job is partnering with Luminary to help you brand yourself as the best possible candidate for a job. In this workshop, we will go over how to brand yourself to make the best impression of who you are, your skills, and your talents. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to give a winning 30 or 60-second pitch about yourself that will impress anyone you meet! Be prepared to practice your pitch and meet other like-minded professionals.

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September 29, 2021 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Navigating Personal Financial Uncertainty in An Ever Changing World

Money is a powerful tool when it is properly put to use, both personally and professionally. When you understand yourself in dynamic relation to money, you can use that understanding to accomplish goals, live an experience-rich life, and protect yourself and your loved ones — now and in the future. And it is even more critical that we get comfortable talking about money. In this session with Liz Kitchell, President of SheMoolah and Kleo Curry, Financial Advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at UBS, you will uncover steps to create certainty in your financial situation, understand how your values can guide you to make empowered money moves, and gain clarity to take inspired action to achieve your financial and ultimately your personal goals .

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September 30, 2021 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Cryptocurrencies 101: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Blockchain, NFTs, Libra, Coinbase - we've heard the words, but what exactly are they and how do they actually work? More directly, is this a part of history we need to get on board with, or will it pass? Join Luminary and UBS as Kevin Dennean, Sector Strategist for Technology at UBS, covers the 5 key questions when it comes to cryptocurrencies: What are cryptocurrencies?What's their appeal? How do they work? What's their worth? And what risks do they pose? If you're already lost (or intrigued!), this session is for you! There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well.

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September 30, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Luminary 101

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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September 30, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Real Talk: The Power of Latinx Communities

Let’s get real. Stats say that 17% of the U.S. workforce identify as Latinx, yet only 4% of all executive positions are occupied by members of the Latinx community. Given that companies with more diversity perform better, let’s get to talking. Join Luminary as Julissa Ruiz, Community Manager at Luminary speaks with Paula Ramos, Chief Strategy Officer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Johanna Hamel, Managing Director at First Republic Bank and Natasha Martinez, DVP Brand Strategy & Execution, Saks OFF 5TH to continue the dialogue around what has to change, what needs to be celebrated and how ERGs can play into all of this. We’ll talk with Latinx leaders on microaggressions, psychological safety in the workplace, code switching, tokenism, and everything in between.

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October 11, 2021 from 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace with Minda Harts

According to a recent report on The State of Black Women in Corporate America, “49% of Black women feel that their race or ethnicity will make it harder for them to get a raise, promotion, or chance to get ahead.” It’s more than a feeling. Hear from Minda Harts as she discusses her latest book, Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace, where she interviewed more than 200 women of color in diverse fields. The common through line: Racism had killed the careers they’d originally envisioned for themselves. In Right Within, Minda gets vulnerable and asks her readers to do so as well, reflecting on racialized traumas in the workplace before offering concrete tools for healing.

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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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