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2017 Agenda

Our 2017 Forum is themed "Self-Care Isn't Selfish!"

Join us March 11 in NYC as we explore what it means lead, serve and build with influence and mindfulness. Read more about our 2017 Speakers!


The day includes two panels, a networking lunch and skillshare workshops to take your goals to the next level. Registration is now open!



9:00am Registration and Check-In

9:20am WomenWerk Welcome

9:30am Panel I: Self-Care and Success

A thoughtful discussion on how to navigate success, influence and change in a healthy way:

Vanessa De Luca, Editor-In-Chief at Essence Magazine

Zain Asher, CNN International Correspondent

Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Pfizer

Asmau Ahmed, Founder & CEO of Plum Perfect

De'Ara Balenger, Former Director of Engagement at Hillary for America

Ghylian Bell (Moderator), Founder of Urban Yoga Foundation

11:30am Networking Lunch & Vendor Shopping 

12:50pm Choose a Workshop:

Financial Self-Care

Led by Kara Stevens, Founder of The Frugal Feminista

Personal Advocacy and Self-Care

Led by Akiea Gross, Educator and Founder of #BlackTeachersMatter and Equitable Schools, Inc.



Health and Wellness

Led by Jean Asonye, Nurse Practioner

2:00 pm  Healthy Adulting: Gender, Goals, Finances, and Caretaking

A dynamic discussion with men and women about self-care and balance:

Jeremiah Abiah, Musician, Artist and NAACP Image Honoree

Minaa B, Author and Social Worker

Trevor Scott, Author and Relationship Coach

Debra Cartwright, Artist and Activist

Feyi Oshinkanlu, Co-Founder of Young African MBAs (YAM)

Rita Obi (Moderator), CEO of Building You and VP, Kor Foundation

3:45pm Closing Forum Remarks 

7:00pm Join us for the 4th Annual WomenWerk Gala

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