August Global Broadcast
NOTE FROM JANET HANSON:
Happy August! I am delighted to announce that Maricella Herrera has joined the 85 Broads team in Greenwich as COO. Maricella graduated from Columbia Business School in May and originally hails from El Salvador. She is a total rockstar! We wish Krista and Meghan all the best as they begin B-School this fall - we're super proud of these gals!
And congrats to our Beijing Chapter as they celebrate their 2nd anniversary!
CROWDFUNDING TAKES OFF: Two members of 85 Broads just raised $600,000 to fund the launch of their companies on Kickstarter!
Sylvia Marino, Co-founder of Bia Sport, recently raised over $400,000 on Kickstarter for her GPS Sports Watch. Amazingly, $100,000 in pledges were made in the last 24 hours of the 40-day campaign. According to a recent Wired.com article, Bia's execution on Kickstarter was the “poster-child” for the four key elements defined in a recent study of successful Kickstarter campaigns.
Monisha Perkash, Co-founder and CEO of LUMOback, also launched a successful campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for a smart posture sensor. Monisha's original goal of $100,000 was raised in a matter of days and they are very close to doubling their goal! According to Monisha, Kickstarter has served as a great opportunity to "test market" demand and to get real, unbiased feedback.
Sylvia and Monisha will share the lessons they learned from preparing a crowdfunding event through managing the campaign lifecycle in our next live JAM SESSION on August 22nd. To register for the session and/or learn more about the presenters, click HERE!
TOM MONTGOMERY IS JAZZED ABOUT THE WOMEN IN OUR NETWORK!
Tom Montgomery is the Founder & Managing Partner of Allegro Capital, a new VC and advisory firm. Based in London and New York, Allegro is focused on seed and early-stage funding for brands and technologies related to the apparel/retail sector. Eager to back start-ups targeting the $1.2 trillion apparel sector, Allegro is reaching out to the 85 Broads network to fulfill a variety of roles, including:
potential investors, employees, and advisors of the fund
advisors and employees of the fund's investment companies
entrepreneurs with compelling business plans
UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS
Log on to 85broads.com to see our full calendar of events — including the Refresh Your Career online radio show, the 2012 Best Buddies Hamptons Gala, and a hike on the John Muir Trail!
Aug 4 - Beijing: Beijing Chapter's Two-Year Anniversary Celebration
Aug 9 - NYC: Summer Mingle at PINK
Aug 15 - Dallas: Happy Hour at SNACK Dallas
Aug 23 - Cincinnati: Leadership Readiness - Professional Development Series
Aug 31 - Cincinnati: Final Friday Breakfast
Sep 6 - Washington, DC: Cocktails & Conversation with former SEC Commissioner Kathleen Casey, co-hosted by 85 Broads and Reed Smith
Sep 19 - NYC: Creativity and Personal Mastery with Dr. Srikumar S. Rao
THE LATEST SPOTLIGHTS ON COMPANIES LAUNCHED BY OUR MEMBERS:
Valerie Plis's company, StrengthsBuilders,
helps leaders and teams achieve goals faster by improving productivity,
engagement, and performance through strengths-based coaching and training.
They are passionate about providing customized coaching and training programs
to educate, equip, and empower strong leaders and teams so they consistently
bring their best to work every day.
Wares, co-founded by Elizabeth Sayner, is a new e-commerce
for discovering covetable, hard-to-find products from independent luxury
brands and artisan makers around the world. They cull from the best of their
collections and develop exclusive collaborations to offer their customers
unique access to their craft.
If you've got a great company, we'd love to SPOTLIGHT it on 85Broads.com!
85 BROADS MEMBERS SUSAN AND STEPHANIE BRUNO LAUNCH THEIR FIRST MOBILE APP!
Susan and Stephanie (a brilliant mother/daughter team) have just released their first app! The DivaDocs™ App will help you organize your finances and vital documents by keeping them safe and secure in one place. It will also alert you to upcoming due dates and deadlines to help avoid missed insurance premiums, tax filings or passport renewals. Click here to buy the app.
Log on to www.85Broads.com/jobs to view some of our new posts. Career opportunities may be posted for FREE by members and companies.
Project Finance Director - BrightFarms (NY, NY)
Global Investment Research Associate - Goldman Sachs (NY,NY)
Credit Analyst - PIMCO (Newport Beach, CA)
Business Development Intern - The Draw (NY,NY)
Executive Director - Sustainable America (Stamford, CT)
Director of Marketing - Miss Hall's School (Pittsfield, MA)
Dir. of Advancement - Excel Academy Public Charter School (Washington, DC)
Manager of Executive Education and Training - Columbia University (NY, NY)
President - The National Council for Research on Women (NY, NY)
More job postings can be found on our site at companies & organizations that include: the Center for Law and Social Policy, Legg Mason, Argyle Executive Forum, the Global Philanthropy Group and GE Capital Americas.
MORE THAN 85
Have you seen our new e-newsletter that features members of 85 Broads who are powering positive change worldwide? Subscribe to More Than 85. If you'd like to apply to be featured, click here!
CALL FOR CHAPTER LEADERS IN NEW JERSEY!
We have several women interested in launching a New Jersey chapter. If you'd like to volunteer to be part of the leadership team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's a great way to increase your local professional network!
BROAD ADVANTAGE ALUMNAE:
If you participated in Broad Advantage in the summer of 2006, 2007, or 2008, we'd love to hear from you! Share your stories of friendships and connections you made with fellow alums/speakers. Email us at info@85Broads.com and we'll include your story in our next Global Broadcast!
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About 85 Broads
85 Broads is a global women's network whose mission is to generate exceptional professional and social value for its members through regional network events and online at 85Broads.com. Members invest their time, their intellect, and their financial capital in each other, across multiple generations, which is what makes 85 Broads so unique.
The women in 85 Broads are entrepreneurs, investment bankers, consultants, film makers, lawyers, educators, athletes, venture capitalists, portfolio managers, political leaders, philanthropists, doctors, engineers, artists, scientists, FT parents, and students. Learn more about our exclusive network and apply for membership.