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Closing the Wage Gap Through Social Entrepreneurship

  • Marriot Marquis 780 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

SAN FRAN Social Media Savvy - Closing the Wage Gap Through Social Entrepreneurship

Join us in San Francisco!

Plan your social media promotion for the next quarter. Social media creates communities, not markets. In this workshop, we will teach you how to use technology to grow your passion-based business. How to write copy that translates your brand personality, the technology that will help you thrive with less hustle and more flow! Everybody does social media but are you approaching your social media with your community in mind? We will take you through the social media strategy we use with our VIP clients so that you can be social media savvy & create content that converts.

Flourish Media is a boutique marketing firm based in Miami, FL focused on creating online communities that convert. This event is a fundraiser for Behind The Leaf, a 501C3 which provides vital resources to women business owners. The money collected is used to fund a scholarship package for new business owners which includes digital products like Quickbooks, Adobe Creative Cloud, Wordpress Templates, amongst time with an accountant and trademark lawyer. The scholarship is presented at the Flourish Media Conference, Feb 16 & 17 at Florida International University. Learn more about other helpful resources here.

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Joanne Pons is Senior Director of Engineering at MyVest, a fintech pioneer who combines best practices in wealth management with best-in-class technology. Joanne was awarded Best Technology Manager at the 2016 San Francisco Timmy Awards recognizing her as “a leader who promotes career growth, ensures a great team culture, and empowers her team through a clear and communicated vision”.

Joanne is a passionate advocate for providing opportunities for girls and women to study and advance toward a career in STEM. Recently, she served as a STEM Panelist for Women’s Forum: Empowerment and Equality at the UC Davis School of Law. Joanne sits on the board of CodeEd, a non-profit that teaches computer science to girls in underserved communities, starting in middle school

THE CHOCOLATE DROPS, Social Entrepreneur

"The Chocolate Drops" TCD are the creative collaboration between melanin abundant, identical twin sisters Cadence & Cole Ware. While growing up on the Monterey Peninsula TCD stood out not only for their academic achievements, athletic ability and double dose of artistry but for their skin complexion as well! People often made reference to their skin being as smooth, rich and desirable as chocolate. From birth, their mother would call them her "little chocolate drops" and from there the family nickname stuck. As they grew older, found their own identities one thing remained a constant in their life: the arts.

Cadence who began playing the drums in high school and Cole who had been drawing her entire life decided to pursue a career in their respective fields of music and art at the collegiate level. Cadence & Cole have built a Lifestyle and Entertainment Brand based upon a love for oneself often displayed in the form of music and art. TCD's main goal as entrepreneurs, brand ambassadors, artists, and models is to be another positive role model in the African American community. They want to show that anything is possible for any person, at any age, from whatever background through hard work, dedication, and faith.

Earlier Event: September 19
MBCC Women's Roundtable
Later Event: October 10
HAWAII Social Media Savvy