Rachel Gogel, Creative Director of T Brand Studio at The New York Times
Amory Wooden, Director of Brand Marketing at Squarespace
Ariel Adkins, Cultural Liaison at Twitter & Founder of Artfully Awear
Rachel Gogel, Creative Director of T Brand Studio at The New York Times
Nicole is a social entrepreneur, digital strategist, and yoga instructor, passionate about unlocking the creative potential in others.
Currently the founder and executive director of Yoga Foster, she integrates her tech background with her passion for yoga and youth by empowering public school teachers with free, quality yoga resources for the classroom.
About The Workshop
During this workshop, women at Squarespace will step away from their computers, get on their feet, and gain tools for leading more effectively through a series of improv-, sketch-, and acting-based exercises.
Employees will learn to turn microaggressions and other uncomfortable situations into empowering, constructive interaction. They will develop stock phrases to help them speak up with confidence and power, and will be challenged to think creatively and in the moment. They will have positive associations with speaking expressively and with purpose in front of a group.
About The Instructors
Allison Goldberg & Jen Jamula are co-creative directors of Lively Productions, a nonprofit dedicated to exploring the influence of new media on storytelling. They are co-creators and producers of Blogologues (blogologues.org), a sketch comedy show in which Internet content is performed live and verbatim.
In November 2014, Alli and Jen were featured on the cover of Time Out New York, which ranked them among “the top 10 funniest women in NYC.” Blogologues has been featured in The Daily Beast (“this is a great, funny, intelligent show”), CBS (“5 best things to do in NYC”), Newsweek, The Huffington Post, NPR, and more. Alli and Jen have created content for brands such as The Guardian, Mashable and Time Out New York, and they are Creative Consultants for Randi Zuckerberg.
The duo also leads comedy, storytelling, and pitch workshops for companies, co-working spaces, incubators and student groups as varied as Time Warner, Buzzfeed, Lean Startup Machine, Barnard, and Babson College. Jen and Alli have spoken and performed at conferences nationwide, including SXSW, Northside Festival, and Internet Week. They graduated from Yale University.
Katie leads the marketing and branding for DonorsChoose.org, engaging over 2 million donors and teachers in supporting public school classrooms. Before forming the marketing team four years ago, Katie led the expansion to serve schools across the east coast.
Katie earned her M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, where the faculty awarded her the Hyde Fellowship for her contributions to the school. She is an alumni of Leadership Charlotte (2011) and was named to Charlotte Business Journal's ' 40 Under 40' (2010).
In her role as Chief Marketing Officer at Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), Sarah Gormley leads brand, digital, and content marketing work, driving change across the enterprise, including 112 regional councils.
Sarah joined GSUSA in 2012, and, consistent with Girl Scouts’ efforts to better serve girls and volunteers, she has redesigned the Marketing team as well as established new methods for driving engagement and measuring results and campaign effectiveness.
About Bella Minds
Bella Minds offers educational programming to teach women how to leverage technology to learn, create, and lead in both their personal and professional lives. Bella Minds recently joined forces with NYTechWomen to help other women navigate through the tech industry and find the next step in their careers as technologists.
About Dear Kates
Made by women for women, Dear Kate's mission is to give women the confidence to do anything by equipping them with apparel that’s up for the challenge. The innovation lies in the built-in, breathable lining behind each pair of Dear Kate underwear and yoga pants.
Made in NYC, each high-performance pair of Dear Kates has a patent-pending, wicking, stain releasing, and protective lining—preparing women for everything from cardio to just another day with aunt flo. Dear Kate has blown up the fitness x fashion scene and has been showcased in Fast Company, NY Mag, Shape, Refinery29, ESPN W, Racked NY, Yoga Journal, and more.
About Julie Sygiel
Julie Sygiel is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Dear Kate, a startup that makes high performance underwear and activewear. Made by women for women, Dear Kate's mission is to give women the confidence to do anything by equipping them with apparel that’s up for the challenge.
Conceptualized in an undergraduate entrepreneurship class at Brown University, Dear Kates are designed with a built-in breathable lining that keeps women prepared for anything. Julie developed the patent-pending fabric using her engineering background and the line is now manufactured in New York City. Dear Kate has been featured in over 150 publications including New York Magazine, Inc, CNBC, Fast Company, Glamour, Elle, Shape, Refinery29, ESPN W, Well+Good, and Yoga Journal
About Getty Images
Getty Images is among the world’s leading creators and distributors of award-winning still imagery, video, music and multimedia products, as well as other forms of premium digital content, available through its trusted house of brands, including iStock© and Thinkstock©.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Getty Images, Susan Smith Ellis is responsible for the global marketing organization, overseeing Getty Images’ brand portfolio, including iStock by Getty Images, as well as marketing channels and functional disciplines.
Prior to Getty Images, Susan served as the marketing head of Morgan Stanley and as CEO of Product (RED), the global marketing company founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Susan also had an extensive career in advertising including executive positions at Omnicom and BBDO. In 2013, Fast Company named her as one of the "Ten Most Generous Marketing Geniuses."
About The Workshop
In addition to management and executive coaching, Monica prepares a number of sports and media personalities, politicians, and executives for public appearances on radio and TV networks.
- Projecting Confidence
- First Impressions
- How You Sound to Listeners (i.e., uptalk, tentative talk, etc.)
- How to organize your thoughts (i.e., headlines, numbering, deductive communication)
- The Importance of Relationship Building
- Tips for Controlling Nervousness
About Monica Murphy
Monica Murphy is a well-known speech coach and communication consultant who has more than 20 years of experience in corporate, public, and private settings. She is a Senior Coaching Partner at The Speech Improvement Company, Inc., a a Boston based firm specializing in training and coaching professionals in the communication aspects of human interaction.
Monica is a highly sought after coach and consultant to executives worldwide. She brings unique sensitivity to helping executives and managers develop strategies, skills, and comfort with communication. Her coaching prepares professionals for appearances on radio and TV networks. In addition to the list of individual sports, media personalities, politicians, and business professionals her clients include: Apple, Google, LogMeIn, Continuum, Cramer, WPP, Bain Capital, The Boston Celtics, BNY Melon, Fidelity Investments, TA Associates, The American Bar Association, and many, many more.
The first of the two-hour Female Awareness workshop includes a safety discussion on:
- How to avoid being a target
- The “Illusion of Safety”
- How to handle a confrontation: verbally, mentally, and psychologically
- The power of body language and non-verbal cues
- Effective tips on how to be safer and more aware
- Safety items and how to use your cell phone as an “invisible friend”
- Specific locations: elevators, street, subways, dates, bars, taxis, etc.
- Learning how to use your voice
The second hour is focused on physical techniques:
- How, when and where to strike
- Learning over 23 strikes from head to toe
- What to do from the floor & how to handle attacks from behind
- Escape from multiple grabs and chokeholds
- How to handle multiple attackers & if a weapon is involved
- Easy mnemonic devices to remember techniques
About Gabi Rubin
Over the last 24 years, Gabi has studied four styles of martial arts: Goju-ryu, Kenpo Kung Fu and Jujitsu. She has trained in Japan and studied with sensei George Wells, a Martial Arts Hall of Fame Grand Master. In her NYC dojo, Gabi is not only the highest-ranking student; she’s the only woman to maintain her title.
About Female Awareness
Female Awareness, Inc. is based in New York and founded by Gabrielle “Gabi” Rubin with the goal of teaching people how to Be Safe, Be Smart and Be Strong. A three-time black belt with more than 20 years of martial arts training, Gabi’s self-defense class combines defensive moves with mental strategy and safety advice. Her clients include nationwide companies, universities and industry organizations. (Member: National Association of Women Business Owners, NAWBO.) Learn more or schedule a group class at FemaleAwareness.com.