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February 2013 Global Broadcast     


Congrats to our Northern New Jersey leadership team for hosting their first networking event, which was a sold-out success!  Also a big thank you to Kathryn Arons (a member of the Central New Jersey leadership team) for her introduction to Anne-Marie Slaughter who will be speaking at our luncheon event in April in NYC. Details to follow!


Ladies First!

Annette Porter, the founder of Nylon Films and a Power Circle member of 85 Broads, has created a trailer for her documentary "Ladies First."  Annette will follow intrepid pilot (and fellow 85 Broads member) Tracey Curtis Taylor as she retraces the route of Britain’s first female commercial pilot.  This adventure, in an open cockpit bi-plane, will take them from Cape Town to Cambridge.  Along the route, they will be meeting and capturing the voices of trailblazing women throughout Africa.

Sundance Film Festival

Jacki Zehner, Sundance Institute Board Member and 85 Broads Power Circle member,  hosted a party to celebrate the success of women filmmakers at this year’s festival to discuss ways to further empower women in filmmaking, and to hear the results of a research study called “Exploring the Barriers and Opportunities for Independent Women Filmmakers.”  Jacki is making her mark on a key industry for women!


Log on to 85broads.com to see our full calendar of events

Feb 1 - BEIJING: 3-Course Lunch with Michelle Garnaut
Feb 6 - NYC: Takeout 101
Feb 12 - PHOENIX: Women on Boards
Feb 12 - NYC: Cocktails & Conversation with Joanne Wilson and Rohini Dey
Feb 19 - DALLAS: Common Sense Financial Advice
Feb 19 - SAN DIEGO: February Happy Hour
Feb 21 - STOCKHOLM: Cocktail Reception for Artist Ann-Cathrine Liska


Upcoming Events hosted by members of our network and our partners:

Feb 1 - NYC: Columbia Women in Business Conference: Beyond the Glass Ceiling
Feb 5 - NYC: Columbia University Event: Women Creating Change
Feb 6 - NYC: Social Commerce Summit 2013
Feb 6 - WASHINGTON DC: Women's Access to Justice - Lunch & Discussion
Feb 6 - NYC: Gurjot New York Shopping and Cocktail Party
Feb 6 - NYC: Yoga, Local Wines, Healthy Bits & Networking
Feb 7 - NYC: Savvy Ladies Benefit Gala
Feb 22 - NYC: Undergraduate Stern Women in Business Annual Conference
Feb 22-24 - NYC: Lean Startup Machine Workshop
Feb 23 - CAMBRIDGE, MA: HBS Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference
Feb 28 - NYC: SIFMA GFMA: The Future of Global Financial Benchmarks
Feb 28 - SAN FRANCISCO: Social Media Seminar

We encourage our members to post their own events on 85Broads.com!


Gifting to Kids  by Joan Sharp

At Davos, a Romance with Social Entrepreneurship  by Erica Dhawan

I Did Not Know to Ask for Salary Negotiation Help  by Katie Donovan

Members who join 85 Broads at the Power Circle or Investor level are eligible to submit blogs for possible inclusion on our blog page on Forbes.com.  Blogs should be sent to info@85broads.com.


Rhode Island State Treasurer and 85 Broads member Gina Raimondo recently graced the cover of Institutional Investor magazine, which is a real milestone! Click here to read how Gina is radically reforming Rhode Island's pension system.

Linda Rottenberg was featured as a "Woman to Watch" in Entrepreneur magazine!  Noticing the lack of support for "high-impact" entrepreneurs, Linda founded Endeavor to provide entrepreneurs with the support they need - a board of advisors and access to local investors.

Kathryn Minshew was also featured in Entrepreneur magazine.  In December 2010, Kathryn left her job at the Clinton Health Access Initiative and by September 2011, had launched The Daily Muse (now, The Muse). By the end of 2012, The Muse had almost 2 million users, increasing at a rate of 30% each month!



February 12th: Avoiding the Entrepreneurial Cliff:  Creating a Company that can Thrive Without you. To register, click here.

February 19th: Janet Hanson: "Go Big or Go Home" - 85 Broads is expanding its global footprint in 2013. To register, click here.

February 28th: Winning Sales Presentations: seal the deal by making it all about them. To register, click here.

Jam Sessions are free for subscribing members. Recordings of past Jam Sessions can be found in the Videos section of our website.


85 Broads members are launching new chapters in Denver, Bangalore, Singapore and Luxembourg.  If you're interested in joining a leadership team, please contact us at: info@85broads.com.


Log on to www.85Broads.com/jobs to view some of our new posts.  Career opportunities may be posted for free by members, companies, and non-profit organizations.


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If you've got a great company, we'd love to SPOTLIGHT it on 85Broads.com!


Rothstein Kass has just released "Women in Alternative Investments: Building Momentum in 2013 and Beyond," the firm's second annual report focusing on the role of women – and key business trends – in the alternative investment space. 85 Broads was delighted to partner with RK on this very important report.  Click Here to download the PDF report.

Congrats to Joanne Wilson on We3!

On January 22nd, 85 Broads member Joanne Wilson rocked the 3rd annual Women Entrepreneurs Festival at NYU in NYC. Attendees agreed We3 was a smashing success!

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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.