Saturday, July 9, 2016

Scenes from The Other Festival at Spring Studios in Tribeca NYC - June 2016


The Other Festival, held at the beautiful loft space of Spring Studios in Tribeca, NYC celebrates female ambition, hard-work, creativity.  This years festival brought together makers and creators for an inspirational day that is part concert and part conferencing celebrating where women can meet other ambitiously creative minds.  

This year's talk included an impressive roster of speakers featuring: model Naomi Campbell, jewelry designer Pamela Love, actress/activist Rosario Dawson Maria Battifarano of Rihanna’s Fenty Corp, and designer Cynthia Rowely



In addition to discussions, guests can also meet and connect with other creative female makers at the conference marketplace.  During out time there, we met the founder of Ciara's Kombucha and former stylist of David Bowie who now is a contemporary artist with her own line of leather accessories.  Guests could browse the marketplace while snacking on delicious food prepared by an all female culinary crew.  The lunch at the conference was equally healthy as it was delicious, with gluten free and vegetarian options.

In today's post, we'll share some scenes from the event, which is not to be missed for next year!









Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Other Festival Comes to New York City at Spring Studios this Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Other Festival comes to Tribeca, New York City at Spring Studios this Saturday, June 11, 2016. The Other Festival is a full day event which brings ambitious women together to listen, learn and share their experiences on making it in the modern world through entrepreneurship, creative endeavors, and challenging status quo.
The Other Festival features renowned female entrepreneurs, influencers, trailblazers and philanthropists in music, fashion, film, art, food, design and technology. Participants will be providing workshops, panels, performances and mentoring for this special one-day only event.
Speakers this year include Rosario Dawson (actress, entrepreneur), Reshma Saujani (founder of Girls Who Code), Stephanie Mark (founder of The Coveteur), Naomi Campbell(model, actress, entrepreneur), and Elena Brower (yoga and holistic health teacher) whom will all be sharing their insights and experience in creating a fulfilling life.
For a full list of announced participants, see below.

The event will end with special performances from talented artists like Justine Skye, Natalia Clavier (Thievery Corporation) Brooke Candy, Yuna, Chelsea Leyland, and many more!
General admission tickets start at $75 and can be purchased online at www.theotherfestival.eventbrite.com
The Other Festival is founded by Dee Poku, founder the WIE Network, which aims to empower women in the work force.
TALKS SCHEDULE
STAGE TWO
11:30AM
Opening Session - Yoga & Mindfulness
with Elena Brower
12:00PM - 12:30PM
The Icon Interview
Naomi Campbell
12:30PM - 12:30PM
A Business Match Made In Heaven:
Finding Your Dream Investor
Fran Hauser (Partner, Rothenberg Ventures), Lauren Mailian (Host, Quit Your Day Job - On Oxygen), Moderator - Alisa Volkmar (Entrepreneur)
1:00PM - 1:25PM
The Big Business of Blogs
Karen Robinowitz (Co-founder, Digital Brand Architects)
1:30PM - 1:55PM
Behind The Seams: Leading Designers Discuss Their Process (sponsored by CFDA)
Aurora James (Founder, Brother Vellies), Brett Heyman (Founder, Edie Parker). Moderator - Selby Drummond (Accessories Director, Vogue)
2:00PM - 2:25PM
In Conversation
Lindsey Stirling (Musician, YouTube star)
2:30PM - 3:25PM
Sustainable Success: Looking Good While Doing Good
Pamela Love (Jewelry Designer) Moderator - Daniella Kallmeyer (Designer)
3:30PM - 3:55PM
In Conversation
Genial Bekele (Activist, Filmmaker). Moderator - Karen Wong (Deputy Director, New Museum)
4:00PM - 4:25PM
The Way Forward
Rosario Dawson (Actress, Activist, Entrepreneur), Abrima Erwiah (Founder, Studio 189)
4:40PM - 4:55PM
Keynote

STAGE THREE
12:35PM - 1:00PM
The Storytellers: Making Content That Matters
Rebecca Odes (Co-founder, Wifey TV)
1:05PM - 1:30PM
From Foodies To Entrepreneur
Jeni Britton (Founder, Splendid Ice Cream), Melissa Ben Ishay (Founder, Baked By Melissa), Sarah Simmons (Executive Chef/Owner, Birds & Bubbles)
1:35PM - 2:00PM
Making It In The Music Business
Chaka Pilgrim (President, Roc Nation), Moderator - Jasmine Soleno
2:05PM - 2:30PM
Then vs. Now - A Conversation
Cynthia Rowley (Designer) and daughter Kit Keenan (Student)
2:35PM - 3:00PM
From Artist To Brand: Balancing Business and Creative
Marissa Webb (Designer)
3:05PM - 3:30PM
Your Style - Your Personal Brand
Melissa Battifarano (Designer Director, Rihanna's Fenty Corp.), Stephanie Mark (Co-founder, The Coveteur). Moderator - Stylecaster
3:35PM - 4:00PM
Breaking The Mold: Disrupters Who Found A New Way
Molly Guy (Founder, Stone Fox Bride), Yasmin Green (Principal, Google Ideas). Moderator - Mary HK Choi
4:00PM - 4:10PM
Using Your Creative Voice
Nadia Lopez (Educator)
4:10PM - 4:35PM
Social Media As Business (Sponsored By Galore)

THE OTHER ROOM
1:00PM - 1:25PM
Business Speed Dating
2:00PM - 2:25PM
Photography Master Class
2:30PM - 2:55PM
Focus: Your 3 Step Plan To Building A Business
3:00PM - 3:25PM
Bragging Rights: How To Sell Yourself
3:30PM - 3:55PM
Social Media Master Class
Boss Base
4:00PM - 4:25PM
Business Speed Dating
4:30PM - 4:55PM
Building A Website With Confidence
5:00PM - 5:25PM
Fundraising Master Class