Ladies, let's celebrate!
The Women of Resilience Awards, as part of our After 6: Career Conversations series, is a yearly event in New York City honoring women of color who are helping to advance other women in their workplaces and their communities.
After 6 is an opportunity for you to connect with other like-minded women in New York City and be a witness in celebrating all the magic that women of color have to offer.
There will be networking, breakout sessions, refreshments, music, and opportunities for guests to speak directly with our honorees.
With speakers: Bie Aweh - Educator and Speaker; Sybil Clark-Amuti - Founder, Legacy Row Inc; Marsha Guerrier, Founder, Women on the Rise, NY; and Minda Harts, CEO, The Memo.
Grand Central Tech
335 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Check-in and networking
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Program & Awards Ceremony
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Post-program networking
$50: General Admission
$65: VIP (Includes priority seating & gift bag)
Missed last year's event? Check out some photos from it!.
Know a woman who should be honored at our 2019 awards? Let us know!
About The Honorees:
Christina Rice. Founder, LuxeLifeMedia:
Serial entrepreneur, health and wellness influencer, certified yoga instructor and travel enthusiast are just a few words to describe Christina Rice. Having launched her first business at the age 21, a high-end women and men’s boutique in Nashville, TN, she has always been a self starter and entrepreneur at heart. After four years of running the boutique, Christina decided to close shop and relocate to New York City where she landed her first job in the public relations field as the Director of Communications of the North American market for luxury French-based clothing brand Lucien Pellat-Finet. Five years later and after honing her skills in various areas in the public relations industry, Christina launched LuxeLife Media Inc., a full-service boutique PR and marketing agency in April 2010. Over the course of her career, Christina has worked with an array of high-profile personalities and brands including Nick Cannon, Ciara, Snoop Dogg, Estelle, NewMe Accelerator, Pigeonly, Aljazeera America, Campari USA, Anheuser Busch, STYLE360 New York Fashion Week, Tide, Café Bustelo, Panasonic, Carrera Sunglasses, American Airlines and many more. In addition, Christina and her team have produced events at Super Bowl, ESPY’s, Emmys, BET Awards, Lollapalooza, SXSW, New York Fashion Week, amongst others.
Keisha Smith-Jeremie, CEO & Founder, sanaia: Keisha Smith-Jeremie is the founder and CEO of sanaia, a coveted applesauce brand. Capitalizing on trends such as the plant-based movement and the reimagination of childhood treats for adults, the sanaia brand has the makings of a household name. Keisha was the first to recognize that there were millions of applesauce-loving adults who were being completely ignored by the sector, and so she developed sanaia specifically with those adult taste buds and consumption habits in mind. sanaia launched in 2017 at the acclaimed James Beard House Iconoclast Dinner, and is currently produced in Harlem at Hot Bread Kitchen a renowned startup incubator for specialty foods in New York. Keisha is the Chief Human Resources Officer at a global Fortune 500 company. With over 20 years of experience enabling organizations to excel, she is perfectly positioned to take sanaia on this fruitful journey. She also serves as a Director on the Board of the Eagle Academy Foundation, a collection of public schools in New York and New Jersey focused on changing the life outcomes for young men of color. Her and her husband reside in New York where there are snow days a plenty, and while there’s no place quite like home, sanaia applesauce is the next best thing.
Tanzina Vega, Journalist and Author: Tanzina Vega is a journalist and speaker on issues of race, media, and inequality in the United States. She is also an Eisner Fellow at the Nation Institute, author of the forthcoming book Uppity, and a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. Tanzina has contributed to CNN, CNNMoney, WNYC Radio, Reuters television, Billboard magazine and The New York Times, where she won an Emmy award for outstanding new approaches in documentary media and various awards from the National Press Photographers Association. NPR’s Code Switch called called her one of their “Journalists — Of Color! — To Watch” and The Huffington Post listed Tanzina as one of the 40 top Latinos in American media.
About The Speakers:
Marsha Guerrier, Master of Ceremonies, Founder, Women on the Rise, NY: Marsha Guerrier is a bestselling author, speaker, trainer, life balance and business coach, and CEO of Women on the Rise NY, Inc. a small business consulting firm. In addition to being an entrepreneur Marsha also has a full-time career in the financial technology industry spanning over 20 years working for Fortune 500 and startup firms. Marsha is also the founder the Yva Jourdan Foundation a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with special needs and women entrepreneurs and has served as the Executive Director for over 8 years. Marsha holds a BS in Business, Management and Economics. She is a two time recipient of the State Assembly of New York’s Women of Distinction Award for both her work with the Yva Jourdan Foundation and Women on the Rise NY, Inc.
Bie Aweh, Educator & Speaker: Bie is an experienced equity & inclusion and social justice thought leader. Solution orientated, powerful social visionary, dynamic facilitator, passionate travel enthusiast, and extreme crossfitter. Her work directly supports diversity& inclusion initiatives in the innovation economy (technology) and higher education, with a specific focus on recruitment, retention, learning and development. Her goal is to help her audience reframe and think beyond obligatory "diversity trainings" and "unconscious bias trainings", thus empowering particpants to see dialogue as opportunities for self and professional development. Bie, a native of Boston, Massachusetts is a full time UC Berkeley staff member and a founding member of HBCUtoStartup (Historically Black Colleges & Universities)
Sybil Clark-Amuti, Founder, Legacy Row Inc.: Sybil Clark Amuti is an executive brand strategist, podcaster, speaker, mentor, philanthropist, wife and mother. She holds a B.S. in urban studies from Dillard University and a M.S. in urban planning from Columbia University. For over 15 years, Sybil has delivered world-class strategy and brand direction to some of the world’s most renown personal, corporate, and philanthropic brands, such as Scholastic, Nike, Sony Entertainment, Target, Nascar, Disney, HBO, Conde Nast, Tony Robbins, Feeding America, and more. Sybil coaches many companies, entrepreneurs, marketers, and organizations on strategic brand development, facilitates workshops on brand intelligence, and speaks on panels around branding and market integration. Sybil also serves as co-creator and co-host of The Great Girlfriends Show, a conversation series providing women with tips and solutions for living a passionate everyday life.
About our Sponsors/Partners:
Grand Central Tech: As the center of excellence for New York's tech sector, Grand Central Tech provides all the critical resources for transformational startups to achieve scale. Their mission is create a single point of density of the best entrepreneurs and startups in NYC and leverage all of the City’s key advantages in their favor.
TeaRado Tech: TeaRado tech is a Florida based company that "combine[s] tea with tech for you to experience healthier, more productive living." Stress, anxiety and fatigue are distractions we have to annihilate on a daily basis in order to crush our goals. Having liquid focus and energy with us at our desk, in meetings, and on the Subway will make us that much stronger to channel our inner Anaconda and squeeze the most value out of every single day. Which is why we created the tea travel collection. So that we can infuse and then drink our loose leaf tea wherever, whenever.
The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA): The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) is a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability, and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving life outcomes for Black men and boys.