After 6

Intersectionality: How Do We Show Up As Our Full Selves?

Intersectionality: How Do We Show Up As Our Full Selves?

It wasn’t until I was older that I understood the power I had as a woman, and more specifically, the power found in being a black woman. The power I found happened through the words of those before me: Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Audre Lorde, and Ntozake Shange all articulated a power I had yet to tap into.

Working Moms

Working Moms

Last week, we hosted our monthly After 6: Career Conversations event online. We were joined by three amazing women and mothers - Thaisa Jones, Digital Director at Pennsylvania Insurance, Delores Brown, Cofounder, Agbara Life, Inc, and Nicole Tirado, CEO of Tearado Tech.

Check out the video!

ICYMI: Starting Your Own Business (The Do's and Don'ts)

ICYMI: Starting Your Own Business (The Do's and Don'ts)

Every month at our *After 6: Career Conversations*, we get all the way real about issues faced in the course of our careers. This month, we talked to Sherry Sims, Founder and CEO of Black Career Women's Network. Sims shared about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, including some of the do's and don'ts of starting a new business.

If you couldn't join us in person, we've got you covered with some highlights!

Intersectionality: After 6

Intersectionality: After 6

All this women's history month, we've been saluting the women --present, and future -- who are changing the game for all of us. 

Last week, we spoke to a few of those women at one of our After 6: Career Conversations events, when we discussed intersectionality at work. 

ICYMI: After 6 - Love & Relationships with Joi-Marie McKenzie

ICYMI: After 6 - Love & Relationships with Joi-Marie McKenzie

Two weeks ago, we had the pleasure of speaking with entertainment, style, and relationship writer, Joi-Marie McKenzie, at our monthly After 6 event, "She's Gotta Have It: Love & Relationships."

#MemoMonday Best of 2017

#MemoMonday Best of 2017

It’s been another exciting year at The Memo! In case you missed a #memomonday, we're recapping some of our favorite blog posts and moments from this year.

#WOCAffirmations

#WOCAffirmations

Thousands of women of color showed up and showed out on Twitter, with #WOCAffirmations, affirming not only themselves, but other women of color too! It was like Christmas in October to see so many women of color amplifying their voice and the voices of others. At some point in my day, I even used the hashtag! 
 

ICYMI: After 6, Body Image In The Workplace

Last week, we hosted our monthly After 6: Career Conversations event online. 

This month, we partnered with Dressing Room 8 -- an organization that empowers women through fashion and coaching -- to talk about Body Image in the Workplace. It was a dynamic panel conversation, with professional women from a variety of industries -- Education, the Arts, Development, Law, Entrepreneurship, and Fashion -- and the conversation got really real.

ICYMI: After 6 with Amanda Seales of HBO's Insecure

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If you missed last week's After 6, the FOMO was real.

We had the pleasure of talking with actress, comedian, and producer, Amanda Seales. Miss Seales dropped some serious gems on us, and answered all of your questions.

In case you missed it, we've got you covered. Watch below as Seales discusses: career longevity, self-worth ("If you can't get the yes from other people, get the yes from within"), the recent events in Charlottesville ("Silence is not an option"), being a better ally by doing your homework (“Don’t come to the barbeque without a dish”), negotiation, her #Sealhive, and people that inspire her. And you definitely do not want to miss her Tiffany Haddish pep talk!

Watch the entire thing below:

You can catch Amanda Seales on Sunday nights on HBO's Insecure, at her live comedy show, Smart, Funny, & Black in Los Angeles, and on her upcoming college stand-up tour.

ICYMI: After 6 Networking Mixer with Tanya Menendez of Maker's Row

On Thursday night, Tanya Menendez joined The Memo in New York City at a beautiful Breather space, for an intimate *After 6: Career Conversations* mixer. In attendance were women from a range of industries -- including tech, fashion, and higher education --  who came to network and hear Tanya’s story. Tanya offered insight and career advice on entrepreneurship and the work it takes to achieve your dreams.

Tanya is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Maker’s Row, a manufacturing tech-startup that specializes in American made products, working with over 100,000 companies. Maker’s Row serves as the ultimate tool for anyone who wants to produce American-made goods, and acts as the liaison between factories, clients, and brands.