June Global Broadcast
From HBS to Moscow: Katrin Buckenmaier, CEO & Co-Founder, Travelmenu
was founded by Nina Pogossova (Harvard MBA 2005) and is now headed
up by Katrin Buckenmaier, her Harvard classmate and 85 Broads
member. Online outbound travel in Russia is still in its
earliest stages, but growing rapidly and is expected to reach
more than $7 billion by 2015. As one of the first movers in the
space, Travelmenu is today the only Russian e-travel company,
where the traveller can buy airline tickets, hotel accommodations
and package holidays all in one place. Since receiving
early stage financing in May 2011, Travelmenu's Gross Booking
Value has grown dramatically and the company is on track for break-even
in 2013. Travelmenu has just kicked off its latest fundraising
efforts with a view to close a $8-10 million Series B round by
year-end. For more info on the Series B round,
email Katrin at email@example.com.
Travelmenu offers all Russian-speaking 85 Broads members exclusive 5-10% discounts on bookings of hotels, flights and package holidays. If interested, email Katrin. This offer will be extended to all English-speaking members upon translation of the website later this year.
UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS
Log-on to 85broads.com to see our full calendar of events! Below are some upcoming Chapter events.
Passion for Fashion
Fourth Annual MBA Admissions Panel
14: New York
Summer Seminar Series: The Art of Personal Branding
18: Boston, MA
Dare, Dream, Do!
York Sex in Mommyville: A New Play by Anna
Hollywood, CA An Evening with Alexis Maybank of
19: Stockholm After
Work Happy Hour
DC Happy Hour & Speed MBA Tips with Betsy Massar
Dinner with Rachel M. Wasser
NJ Golf Networking Event
Impact 100 Special Event
New Chapters: We are looking for leadership support in our Toronto Chapter. If you are interested in becoming involved as a chapter leader, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, check out the cool things going on in our Scandinavia Chapter! Read their latest newsletter.
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From Christine Lai:
"After taking a year off to enjoy a personal sabbatical and refocus my career, I came across a unique opportunity via the 85 Broads job board - a ProInspire Fellowship. As a business professional looking to utilize my skills for more positive change, I was seeking a transition into the social sector, and the ProInspire Fellowship seemed like an ideal fit. Through a rigorous interview and selection process, I was extended an invitation to be a 2012 ProInspire Fellow and work with the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy. I am thrilled about this incredible opportunity and continue to be amazed and inspired by the members and opportunities I come across in 85 Broads."
Log on to www.85Broads.com to view all of our new posts. Career opportunities may be posted for free by members and companies. 85 Broads entrepreneurs: we hope you will post your global job opportunities on our site!
Linked-In: Internal Communications Manager (Mountain View, CA)
JP Morgan: Technology & Operations Risk and Control Manager (Hong Kong)
Somaly Mam Foundation: Multiple Internships! (New York, NY)
Sungard Financial Systems: Pre-Sales Consultant (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Women LEAD: Boardmember (Washington, DC)
Permal: Institutional Business Manager (London, UK)
September 11th Families Assoc: Director of Development (New York, NY)
Digitas: Senior Art Director (Boston, MA)
Barnard College: Director of Individual Giving (New York, NY)
Citigroup: Mortgage Specialist (Chicago, IL)
85 BROADS DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS
In her documentary, Libby Spears demonstrates that very little thrives on this planet without American capital, and the commercial child sex industry is certainly thriving. Spears intelligently traces the epidemic to its disparate, and decidedly domestic, roots — among them the way children are educated about sex, and the problem of raising awareness about a crime that inherently cannot be shown. Executive produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Steven Soderbergh.
Watch Ashley Judd's video in support of Libby's work, HERE.
DONATE. GET INVOLVED. SUPPORT THIS CAUSE.
THE STORY EXCHANGE
The Story Exchange is a global video project empowering women to start their own businesses. We know the importance of role models and that’s what The Story Exchange is all about: it’s women inspiring women. By telling the stories of successful entrepreneurs from all walks of life and sectors Victoria Wang and Sue Williams encourage others to gain economic freedom, create the lifestyle of their choosing, and uncover their full potential. http://thestoryexchange.org/
SHE MEANS BUSINESS
SHE MEANS BUSINESS is a documentary about Women Entrepreneurs. As entrepreneurs themselves, 85 Broads members Elizabeth Dell (Producer) and Jackie Baptist (Executive Producer) were amazed at how rarely the media tells stories of women entrepreneurs. READ MORE
REMINDER: Golf Networking Event on June 27th with Author Leslie Andrews!
Leslie's event will teach you how golf can give you the upper hand in business! Join 85 Broads member (and new author) Leslie Andrews for a fun day with other women professionals from our network!
To register, fill out this form: CLICK HERE
Questions? Contact Adrienne at Adrienne@LeslieAndrewsGolf.com
ACT THREE: Create the Life You Want After Your First Career and FT Motherhood
In her new book, Act Three, 85 Broads member Julie Shifman profiles a woman who became an award-winning documentarian, a woman who founded an African orphanage, a woman who became a fitness guru, and a woman who became a nationally syndicated radio host, all in their "third act!"
CLICK HERE to order Julie's book.
We are pleased to announce that a number of exclusive member offers are live on Advantage85! Deals include Golf Lessons with Leslie Andrews, Simple Squares, Figjam Portraiture, VienneMilano, Uprise Art, Zeel.com and Aston Royal.
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