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, fireside chats, refreshments, music, and opportunities for guests to speak directly with our honorees. Food and Drinks begin at 6 pm and the event kicks off at 6:30 pm. Dress code: Casual Chic.
Rachana Bhide -- Founder, Corner of the Court + Broadcaster
Yari Blanco -- Founder, The Girl Mob
Eboni K. Williams -- TV Host, Author, & Attorney
With speakers: Krystal Scott, CEO, The Well; Brittney Oliver, CEO, Lemons 2 Lemonade; Dorianne St. Fleur, Founder, Your Career Girl; and Minda Harts, CEO, The Memo
Location: SeatGeek Headquarters | 400 Lafayette St Fl 4, New York, NY 10003
$50: General Admission
$65: VIP (Includes priority seating & gift bag)
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Rachana Bhide is global talent lead for Bloomberg LP's engineering (tech) division, focusing on organizational culture and leadership development for 6,000 software and infrastructure engineers. At Bloomberg she also reports headline news daily for Bloomberg News Radio.
Rachana is founder of The Corner of the Court Project, a program for women to publicly share success stories of their careers and the impact of male allies. The program's mission is to encourage men to play a positive role as gender partners in the workplace, by leveraging their natural relationships and abilities to support women's advancement.
Rachana has 19 years of experience in leadership and talent; prior to Bloomberg she spent 14 years as a consultant with Accenture, leading the capability of the Austria/Switzerland/Germany change management practice.
Rachana graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia and holds a master's degree from Columbia University.
Yari Blanco was born in Santo Domingo, DR and raised in Queens NY by her single mother and tribe of aunts. She attended Marist college from 2004-2008, and graduated with a degree in Communications with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. In Spring of 2006, she pledged the Sigma Chapter of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha Inc, where she crossed as the number two of the line. As an undergrad she served as Chapter President, crossed a line of three in the Spring of 2008, and was also on the SIA National Stroll Team.
Yari has been in Entertainment for 12 years. Focusing on Brand Marketing, Digital and Experiential she has gotten the opportunity to work with media giants like Time Inc., Viacom and NBC Universal. Two years ago she decided to create a platform called theGIRLMOB where Women of Color could learn about each others perspectives on topics around mental health, relationships, careers, politics and religion.
While continuing to build her brand, Yari has also taken on the role of Sr Manager of Culture and Diversity at The Wing, a network of community and co-working spaces across the U.S and soon to be Global. Yari's focus is on making sure inclusivity is nurtured and kept top of mind both externally through membership growth, events and partnerships.
When she's not working, Yari can be found thrift shopping in Brooklyn, eating her Chef fiance's cooking and finding ways to get people to care about humanity through conversation.
Eboni K. Williams has emerged as a powerful media voice in the national conversation where politics, law, justice, and popular culture intersect. Ms. Williams is an attorney, best-selling author, and television personality. She most recently served as host for a VH1 special titled ‘In Session Live with Dr. Jess’. Eboni’s broadcast resume includes national anchoring and hosting roles for Fox News Channel, Fox Sports, NBA 2K and correspondent or contributor roles with CBS News, HLN, CNN, and NFL Network.
She made her literary debut with ‘Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance & Success’ in September 2017. ESSENCE Magazine named Williams one of its ‘Woke 100’ in the April 2018 anniversary edition. She has become a regular guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ‘The Breakfast Club’, breaking down controversial issues such as judicial discretion.
Eboni started her on-air career as a talk radio host for Los Angeles’ KFI AM640, sharpening her broadcast skills, while sharing expertly analyzed views on various culturally relevant topics.
Ms. Williams was accepted to and enrolled in The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the age of 16, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Ms. Williams began her professional experience in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. As a law student, she clerked for the Louisiana Secretary of State and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. She also worked for various politicians, including New Orleans City Council Members, supporting efforts to rebuild the city of New Orleans.
Ms. Williams received her B.A. in Communications and African-American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She went on to specialize in family law and civil litigation, providing legal consult on high-profile divorce, spousal support, and child custody cases. Ms. Williams then transitioned into practicing as a public defender, as well as a private defense lawyer in North Carolina and throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. She has represented clients in criminal matters including murders, rapes, high volume drug cases, sex crimes, and federal offenses.
Ms. Williams is a proud and active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Safe Horizon, which is the nation’s leading victims assistance organization.
About the speakers:
Brittney Oliver is a career and lifestyle freelance writer and content strategist based in Greater Nashville. Over the past three years, Brittney has built her platform Lemons 2 Lemonade to help Millennials turn life’s obstacles around. Her platform is known for it’s networking mixers which has brought over 700 young professionals, entrepreneurs and creatives together to turn life’s lemons into lemonade in NYC, Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta. While building Lemons 2 Lemonade, Brittney worked as a senior digital marketing and email marketing manager while contributing as a writer to Fast Company and ESSENCE.
She has spoken on a variety of panels sharing her story of going on 100 interviews in an 8-month period to giving workshop style presentations on how to build your brand and expertise. She keynoted LinkedIn’s first women of color conference in San Francisco in 2019 and Forbes recently listed her as one of "Nine Black Women Leaders Dedicated to Empowering Others." Brittney has a BA in Public Relations from Howard University. After living in NYC for seven years, Brittney recently return to her hometown of Clarksville, TN to grow Lemons 2 Lemonade in the Southeast.
Krystal Scott is a creative, an advocate, and the Founder + CEO of The Well, a social enterprise that creates space for Black women to thrive through community. Krystal has almost a decade's experience in health policy, advocacy and community organizing, and she spent the majority of her advocacy career as the only Black woman in leadership (and the only Black woman in most rooms). The isolation she experienced at work, coupled with her desire to build relationships with other ambitious Black women, inspired her to launch The Well in 2018.
Dorianne St Fleur is an HR expert, career strategist, leadership coach and founder of the digital career coaching agency, Your Career Girl. Dorianne helps top performing women of color break through their overwhelm, confusion and negative thinking so they can get paid top dollar to do the work they’re meant to do!
She’s also the creator of the Deeper than Work podcast, which has been recognized by BuzzFeed as “One of 27 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To.” Dorianne has also been featured in Black Enterprise, Working Mother, Forbes, Fast Company and Huffington Post.
Dorianne brings a unique perspective to her work. She draws from her education, 10+ years of work experience, deep empathy, and hundreds of conversations with top performers from all walks of life, to provide her clients customized strategy and coaching to help them find and thrive in their professional purpose. Dorianne serves high performing and ambitious women of color in HR, Legal,Compliance, Corporate Finance, Communications and Operations. When she’s not coaching, Dorianne can be found Netflixing and chilling with her husband, Marc and her daughter, Victoria.
Minda Harts is the founder and CEO of The Memo, and an advocate for women of color in the workplace. She is also the author of upcoming book, The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table. She has conducted workshops and keynotes for Time Inc., SXSW, and the New York Public Library. With more than a decade of fundraising and sales experience, Minda has been part of successful fundraising campaigns at a number of top colleges and universities. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Minda holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a Master's Degree in Business Administration.