Amma Marfo is the thoughtful yet incurably silly Assistant Director of Student Activities for Involvement and Assessment at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA.
As a writer, higher education administrator and popular culture enthusiast, she's dedicated to the idea that our leisure pursuits can inform and enrich the work we do. Her first book, THE I'S HAVE IT: Reflections on Introversion in Student Affairs, was released in January 2014.
Workshop | TURNING UP THE VOLUME: THE INTROVERTED GIRL'S GUIDE TO LIFE
Some of the same qualities that are commonly assumed of women in the workplace- needing to be deferent, occasionally judgmental, slow to contribute and quiet in meetings or brainstorming sessions- are also true of introverts. Through sharing of personal research, shared anecdotes, and field-tested advice, I hope to provide advice for how female introverts can get their voices heard and their impact felt.
Brittanny is a fashion and lifestyle photographer living in Providence and working in Southern New England and New York. She is also the creative director for 1am Beauty, a spa and beauty e-commerce store.
Workshop | HOW TO CREATE A GREAT INSTAGRAM
The class on how to use Instagram to build your brand. I will give tips and tricks to make the best quality content, get more interaction (as well as clients), and build a community. I will also share best practices for Instagram that I have learned in my career.
Cristina Liberati is the Grant Projects Coordinator at Equal Exchange, and also a member of the Chocolate Team there. She manages a USAID Co-operative Development Program with cacao and coffee producers in Peru, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. She has a BA from American University and an Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Workshop | HOW TO TASTE CHOCOLATE
Most people think that chocolate is just one flavor, but in fact, just like wine and coffee, it is much more complex. Depending on where the cocoa is grown and how it is roasted, it might have notes of fresh fruit or roasted nuts. In this session, you will learn the technique for chocolate tasting while I share some stories about my work with cocoa farmers in Latin America.
Julia McDowell is a global health and development professional who has worked extensively in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Julia currently serves as Program Director of Family Planning at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), where she oversees the global program and implementation across 7 countries, helping governments to scale up access to an expanded range of contraceptive options, especially long-acting methods. She supports the roll out of two major price reduction agreements for contraceptive implants.
Prior to to her work at CHAI, Ms. McDowell was a Woodruff Fellow at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University where she earned her Master of Public Health. She graduated from Brown University and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in Bolivia, where she lived and worked for three years on environmental health and social justice issues.
Workshop | FAMILY PLANNING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Access to voluntary contraception saves the lives of women and infants, improves their health outcomes, strengthens the financial wellbeing of families, and helps achieve national health and economic goals. By allowing women to safely delay, space and limit pregnancies, family planning reduces the risk of adverse maternal, infant and child health outcomes as well as preventing unsafe abortion. Contraception averted about 47% of all potential maternal deaths in developing countries annually as of 2008, by limiting the total number of births and reducing the number of high-risk pregnancies and unsafe abortions; if all births were spaced by two years, infant mortality would fall by 10%. It is one of the most cost-effective, high-impact health interventions available. However, in 2012, 146 million married women of reproductive age in developing countries had an unmet need for family planning. The prevalence of contraceptive use in the world’s poorest countries has barely increased over the past decade. CHAI works at the global and national levels across sub-saharan to make contraceptives more accessible to tens of millions of women.
Madeleine is the CEO of the HBIC Project and a Production Assistant at NBC Washington. A NYU graduate, she works as the Assistant Director for Student Outreach for the Foundation for Teaching Economics. She’s previously worked for NBC New York, Policy Mic and the Prague Wandering.
Life goals include winning an Oscar, trying every type of Lays potato chip and meeting HRH Hillary Clinton.
Workshop | HOW TO BE AN HBIC (OR HOW TO HAVE IT ALL WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND)
There are only 24 hours in a day. So how can you get everything done? It's a combination of organization, time management skills, sheer willpower, and lots of caffeine. It also involves knowing your limits and avoiding burnout.
Taylor Trudon is editor of HuffPost Teen at The Huffington Post. She studied journalism and women's studies at the University of Connecticut, where she was a two-time New York Women in Communications scholarship recipient. She serves as co-chair of Scholar Relations on the NYWICI Foundation Board.
Workshop | THE POWER OF THE WRITTERN WORD + TIPS FOR GOING VIRAL
What makes a blog post go viral? In other words, what's the secret to getting people to 1.) read your piece and 2.) make them want to share it on their social platforms with others? Whether it's a provocative (yet simple) title or a series of striking photos, there are a number of factors that can contribute to a blog post going viral. This workshop will explore ways to leverage your voice through blogging platforms and social media.
Christy Oyedeji is a Partnership Coordinator at MailChimp, where she helps the team onboard new integrations, manage MailChimp's Integration Fund, and maintain partnership communication programs. Outside of her duties at MailChimp she loves writing, cooking, researching neuroscience, and has a serious addiction to entrepreneurship's daily grind.
Workshop | HIT THE GROUND RUNNING WITH MAILCHIMP
Email marketing is a powerful tool for any business. You can stay directly in touch with your audience, drive sales, and use your reports to learn more about your brand and the community you’ve built. If you’ve thought about creating your own email marketing campaigns but have no idea where to start, this hands on workshop is for you. We’ll help you begin building your audience, get your first campaign off the ground, understand reports, and answer any burring questions you might have.