#SHEBOSS Series Podcast

AAAAnUorTE9nOvcGE5uawF5Cvs5_t9JsrbBIEdW8yMSDQzN6WPUvNConFKfp-1KbmPrrJnX021jqq67VOH-RoKA2pgIf you never heard of #SHEBOSS Series you are missing out! But IYCMI, you must check out the podcast! Yes, the #SHEBOSS Series now has a podcast!

The #SHEBOSS series are live events that will now come out as a podcast. They deal with helping women, at all stages of their career, navigate the unspoken rules of business and uncovering the issues companies don’t acknowledge and men don’t seem to understand. This series examines the effects of workplace culture on women and how to deal with it.

Those live episodes are now a podcast that you can check out, take with you, and listen at your convenience.

The series was started by Tiffany Ashitey and Tasha Morris (Temple Alums! #phillysupportphilly). These lovely ladies are creators of the event series #SHEBOSS launched in New York City. #SHEBOSS is a series of events designed to discuss what women in business experience don’t often speak about. As black female entrepreneurs, they experienced unique situations and wondered if other women were experiencing the same issues. They started by discussing with a few colleagues and from there a movement began.

Being a #Sheboss is about owning yourself – flaws and all.

In the four 30 minute episodes, Tiff and Tash bring in industry experts including HBO and BET actress Erica Ash to address these different topics affecting women in the workplace. #SHEBOSS was a safe space for women to be heard and receive tactical solutions to solve dilemmas in the workplace. Their goal is that the gems that were spoken will help black women not feel alone and handle the situations at best.

Below are the four episodes and the topics covered:

Episode 1: A SHEBOSS Conversation with HBO & BET Actress Erica Ash

Episode 2: The Art of the Pitch: How to Advocate for Yourself in Any Situation

Episode 3. Women and Wealth: Mind Right, Money Right

Episode 4. The Boys Club: How to Decipher the Bro Be sure to check out the podcast

Be sure to check it out and subscribe!

 

 

 

Credits:

Event Photos: The Benchmark Creative Group

Cover Art: @Gabe.RBR

Podcast Production: ABF Creative 

#SheBoss Series: Created by The Benchmark Creative Group 

The Ultimate List of Philadelphia CoWorking Spaces for Entrepreneurs

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More and more entrepreneurs and freelancers are utilizing co-working/shared office spaces and it’s becoming a thing of the norm.

Co-working spaces are great for collaboration, professionalism and sharing resources – both mentally and physically.

They are great places to meet clients, work on projects, utilizes resources such as printers, copiers and fax machine, and some even provide you with an office street address.

We have worked hard to compile the ultimate list of co-working spaces in Philadelphia.  Since pricing, amenities and info changes all the time, we felt it was best to give a list with a photo, a description of the space and a photo.  We tried our best to capture them all, but if we missed a few, leave them in the comments, email us or tweet us and we’ll add them in when we update the list. These are in no particular order, so go ahead and check out the list. 

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ICYMI: Sistahs in Business Expo: Where Entrepreneurial Women of Color Were Celebrated!

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We hope you did not miss the amazing Sistahs in Business Expo this past weekend at Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center. It was a motivating, empowering event that brought together women of color entrepreneurs.

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Brittney Shipp, Vivica A Fox, Aisha Issah, Founder & CEO of Sistahs In Business Expo

The daylong event featured keynote speaker Vivica A. Fox as well as TV One/Urban One founder Cathy Hughes and NBC 10 meteorologist Brittney Shipp. The expo served as an opportunity to provide an accessible platform where women of color could significantly expand their reach and grow their business.  There was not a dull moment!

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The event started off with the morning host, Brittney Shipp, along with Keynote Speaker Vivica A Fox who gave advice to aspiring as well as up and coming business owners.  My favorite part is when she told a 10 year old girl who ask her a question about running a business and making money.  Vivica’s response was “Never work for free”.  She then gave the young girl a hug and thanked her for her question.  Vivica dropped jewels about being motivated, staying motivated, reaching your goals and knowing your worth.  You really had to be there. The love, support and inspiration in the room was thick you could feel it.

Vivica followed up her speech with a live book signing.  She is very professional and so down to earth, treating everyone she met as her “sistah”.  She has a new book out on Amazon.com, Audible.com and in stores titled “Everyday I’m Hustling”.  In her book, the actress provides start-today strategies for success in business and “been there” lessons in love, buttressed with stories from her early family life all the way through to today.

Brittney Shipp of NBC10 Philadelphia also introduced that she has a children’s book she has wrote titled “The Meteorologist In Me”.  The Meteorologist In Me is an inspirational tale about a little girl named Summer with a big dream- to become a TV Meteorologist.
She loves sharing weather facts with her family and friends and wonders why everyone laughs at the thought of her on T.V.

While at the expo, attendees were able to also enjoy a whole slew of black female business owners, everything from interior design, jewelry, makeup to hair care and clothing.  It was a one stop shop of quality vendors with a variety of items.  The place was packed and was perfect for networking, relationship building and just black girl magic sprinkled all around.

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The afternoon was hosted by none other than Oshunbuni Fernandez-West, CEO of the Odunde Festival.  Yes what a lineup of entrepreneurs.

Next up was the Super Power Panel moderated by Jean Baylor that included four hugely successful entrepreneurial women of color with Rasheeda Gray, Parisnicole Payton, Aliya Khabir and Donna Jarrett-Paris.  These ladies kept it real on the stage and gave out key business advice.  Never ever give up on your dreams and never let anyone count you out!

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When the legendary, extraordinary, remarkable Cathy Hughes walked through the doors all eyes were on her! Yes, thee Cathy Hughes of Urban One, the Urban Media Maven blessed us with her presence.  She had a conversation that was hosed by Dyana Williams.  These two are clearly good good girlfriends and had a chat that was engaging, motivating and let us know that we can do anything we put our minds too! Did you know Cathy Hughes has a street named after her?

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We did not want them to leave the stage, but they had to make room for the Motivational Moment with Nicole Doss.

Nicole Doss the CEO & Founder of Prestige Society and she blew us away with her energy and expertise.  She was the perfect person to bring the expo to an end.

Also, the founder Aisha Issah was an amazing host.  She let the speakers and panelists have the stage when it was their turn. During this time she interacted with the crowd, took pictures, networked and shopped vendors.  She is so down to earth, relatable and friendly.

Last but not least I have to give a shout to the ladies who worked the event aka the Red Shirt Brigade.  Everyone who worked the event had on a red t-shirt with gold writing and were ready to help you with whatever you need and were nice about it.  They smiled all day, I don’t care if they were asked where someone could get food, where the food was, what was next in the program, how to get in and out of the building. Whatever the need, they fulfilled and if they couldn’t, they got someone who could.  They really made the event comfortable and were engaging, enjoy the expo as they worked.

I really can’t wait until next year, as I will be attending again.

In fact, the next stop is in Columbia, SC so if you will be in SC next month, be sure to get your tickets today at http://www.sistahsinbusinessexpo.com

 

 

 

 

 

Where my Boss Ladies At?! Philly Get Ready! Sistahs in Business Expo with Vivica A. Fox!

vvf.PNGThe Sistahs in Business Expo will be making the 2nd stop of its 2018 tour on Saturday, July 14th in Philadelphia, PA from 10am to 5pm at Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center.

The expo provides an accessible platform where women of color can significantly expand their reach and grow their businesses.

SATURDAY, JULY 14TH AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S HOWARD GITTIS STUDENT CENTER FROM 10 AM-5 PM.

GET YOUR TIX TODAY! PRICES INCREASE JULY 8TH!

This expo will welcome 70+ vendors from Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and surrounding cities, and will attract over 1,000 attendees.  It is sure to be filled with opportunities for business growth, increased revenue, significant brand exposure, and organic networking for all who attend.

Tickets for the SIB Expo are on sale and can be purchased via www.sistahsinbusinessexpo.com! 

“We couldn’t be more honored to have legendary Actress, Philanthropist, and Businesswoman Vivica A. Fox as the Keynote Speaker for our expos in Philadelphia, PA and Columbia, SC. Her career exemplifies the epitome of sisterhood and success and she has blazed the trail for so many other women of color. We are also very excited to have her conduct a booksigning at each event and are confident that our audience will appreciate the gems she shares both in her speaking and her writing. We are confident that she will bring great energy and expertise to our audience and look forward to having her share with us,” says Aisha Taylor Issah, Founder & CEO of the Sistahs in Business Expo.

When asked about her excitement on the partnership with Sistahs in Business Expo, Vivica A Fox states “As an entrepreneur, businesswoman and feminist, I am honored to participate in the Sistahs in Business Expo. I have long made it my mission to inspire and uplift women and those in the African American community, and The Sistahs in Business Expo events come at a pivotal time in our culture when it is necessary to hear, encourage and support the aspirations and power of the African American female voice.”

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE CHECK OUT THIS LIST OF HEAVY HITTERSimg_2233img_2235

WHEN:

SAT, JULY 14, 2018

10AM to 5PM

WHERE:

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

HOWARD GITTIS STUDENT CENTER

1755 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Tickets: https://www.sistahsinbusinessexpo.com/phillytickets

Headshots at the BRIC! This Friday!

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Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC)! Headshots are a new service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more!  Fri, June 29, 2018 11:00 a.m.

Use your photo to enhance your professional portfolio and make your LinkedIn profile stand out among the selfies!

Headshots will take place on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Photos will be delivered via email within seven to ten business days. No registration is required; access is on a first come first serve basis.

PRO TIP: Bring an extra shirt for a second look; mirror available to check appearance.

For more information, please email headshots@freelibrary.org.

Fridays|11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Business Resource & Innovation Center|2nd floor

Business Resource and Innovation Center
Room 202
215-686-5394

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322