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GAME CHANGERS:

The Dell Sisters: New members Elizabeth and Emily Dell are the founders of Two Camel Films. The Dell Sisters are currently in pre-production and completing financing on BATTLE, an action movie about a dancer who is forced to become a fighter to survive. The Dell Sisters’ previous film, B-GIRL, was released worldwide in 2010 and is currently airing on Showtime.  (click here for dates/times).  B-GIRL is also available through Netflix and Amazon.

 

New Power Circle member Jamia Jasper has launched the American-Israeli Shared Values Capital Appreciation Fund. AISHX is a no-load mutual fund that invests in the stocks of Israeli companies and American companies with an economic interest in Israel. 

 

Our Members Blogging on Forbes: Our members are providing smart, funny and bold content for the 85 Broads blog on Forbes.com. Follow the blog here. The blogs are getting thousands of hits and readers are actively commenting! Send a pitch for an article to mdoherty@85broads.com and you will be contacted by a Forbes editor if they'd like to post your article. Check out some of the articles currently up:

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS:

Founder Labs: Founder Labs (FL) is a pre-incubator for new mobile ideas. If you are looking to start a new mobile venture, build a founding team and validate an  idea, join FL.  20 founders form 5 teams, work for 5 weeks, 5 days a week (after-working-hours) to validate a new idea and build an initial prototype. FL teams are often 50/50 male/female.

Founders learn key startup lessons from Visiting Advisors and Mentors (from NYC and Silicon Valley) including Fred Wilson (USV), Joanne Wilson (Gotham Gal) Jim Robinson (RRE), Theresia Gouw Ranzetta (Accel Partners) and more.

Our NYC FL will take place May 21st -  June 29th on weekends and Monday and Friday evenings.  Golden Seeds and Union Square Venture Partners will be providing the space.

Are you an early stage entrepreneur, hacker or UI/UX designer ready to launch a new mobile startup? Apply for FL by April 20 (individuals and teams may apply).

Are you an entrepreneur with mobile experience? (mhealth, mobile security, mobile banking/payments, analytics, devices, consumer and enterprise apps and more) we'd welcome you as a mentor. Write to us at info@founderlabs.org

Are you a startup or corporation looking to connect and align yourself with early stage ideas and smart emerging entrepreneurs? Join us as a sponsor. Write to us at info@founderlabs.org

 

Springboard: 2011 Venture Forum ~ Opportunity for Women-led Businesses with High Growth Potential. Springboard Enterprises is seeking emerging growth, women-led businesses to participate in their 2011 Venture Forum Program, designed to promote and support women-led companies seeking equity investments and/or strategic partnerships. Since 2000, Springboard has helped 450+ women-led businesses raise $5B in equity financing and offered ongoing support to program participants through access to its vast network of industry experts, investors and seasoned entrepreneurs. Don't miss the May 2 application deadline! Learn more or apply now at www.springboardenterprises.org/2011.


UPCOMING GLOBAL CONFERENCES:

Dubai (May 16th):  85 Broads Global Network Forum: What's Your Destiny? Special thanks to our Dubai Chapter leaders for putting together this conference: Lucy Chow, Noor Sweid, Wajiha Malik, Anissa Punjani, and Melike Abacioglu. Members and prospective members are invited to attend. See full invitation HERE.

 

NEW CHAPTERS:

Philadelphia: If you're interested in getting involved in our chapter relaunch, please email mdoherty@85broads.com

Sydney: If you're interested in getting involved in our chapter relaunch, please email mdoherty@85broads.com

Phoenix: We're looking for members interested in forming the Chapter Leadership team in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. If you're interested in getting involved please email ksande-kerback@85broads.com

 

NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES JUST LISTED ON OUR 85BROADS.COM:

Log on to www.85Broads.com  to view some of our new posts.  Career opportunities may be posted for FREE by members and companies.  

 

85 BROADS: The Net Works!

"In 2007 I volunteered at an orphanage in Kenya. It was a profound experience and made me think: wouldn't it be amazing if I could find a way to volunteer my photography for non-profits as a way to give back, and travel the world? Fast forward October 2010, I attended my first 85 Broads event featuring the Nobel Peace Prize winning Grameen Foundation. In a casual conversation with one of the Grameen keynotes, it occured to me to bring up my idea. She loved it. Three months after that conversation I was in East Africa, shooting Grameen projects in Kenya and Uganda, absolutely living the dream." - Rebecca Arnold, Photographer, Life Coach, Digital Retoucher

Link for the photos and more on this project: http://www.rebeccaarnoldphotography.com

Email mdoherty@85broads.com and share with us how "the new works" for you!

 

UPCOMING JAM SESSIONS:

Wednesday, April 20th, 12pm EST: NEWS FROM 85 BROADS: GUYS WHO ROCK. Join us for a Jam Session with Janet Hanson, CEO and founder of 85 Broads, to find out more about our vision for Guys Who Rock, ask your questions, and get involved! Register here.

Wednesday, April 27th, 12pm EST: SUITS A WOMAN ON WALL STREET.  In this Jam Session, Nina Godiwalla will share some themes from her book, "Suits: A Woman on Wall Street," a memoir about her experience at Morgan Stanley best described as "Liar’s Poker meets The Devil Wears Prada." It’s an insider’s perspective on investment banking from an outsider’s point of view—woman, second-generation Indian American, and Texan. Register here.

Thursday April 28th, 12pm EST: PRIMARY DILEMMA: The Choices Working Mothers Make. Lynn Hall is the founder of The PRIMARY DILEMMA LLC, which creates tools to help working mothers (parents) discover professional and parenting satisfaction. These tools can also assist employers in creating workplace vocabulary to support conversations about work and family balance. Register here.

 

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85 Broads is an exclusive global women’s network whose mission is to generate exceptional professional and social value for its members. Through regional events and our online, password-protected community, members engage in a rapid, high-powered exchange of ideas and information which is what makes 85 Broads unique.

From 1997 to 2000, 85 Broads was a network founded exclusively for current and former Goldman Sachs women who worked at 85 Broad Street, the firm's NYC headquarters, and at other GS offices worldwide.  In 2000, we realized that we were "too exclusive" and at the urging of women at Harvard Business School, we invited HBS women to join, along with thousands of women at other leading graduate business schools in the US and abroad, irrespective of chosen career path. 

In 2004, we recognized the need to include women at the undergraduate level who were pursuing every career path imaginable and over the next 3 years, we created clubs on over 40 campuses in the US and abroad. 

And in 2007, we extended membership in 85 Broads to all trailblazing women worldwide, irrespective of one's college or graduate school affiliation.

The women in 85 Broads are entrepreneurs, investment bankers, consultants, lawyers, educators, venture capitalists, hedge fund managers, philanthropists, athletes, doctors, engineers, artists, and rocket scientists. Learn more about our exclusive network and apply for membership.