Women’s Empowerment 2018

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WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT WEEK

The Women’s Empowerment Forum will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 18 at 6 pm. Speakers will include journalist Charrise Jones; automotive business leader Paula Lombard; Alicia Robinson, community leader and general manager of Investors Bank; Patricia Teffenhart, executive director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault; Montclair State University student and empowerment speaker Julia Young; Kate Premo, former marketing and communications director of the Montclair Art Museum and moderated by speaker and entrepreneur Donna Miller of C3 Workplace.

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Women’s Empowerment Events 2018
April 14-24
Presented by Montclair Center, Women’s Empowerment Week will include talks, lectures, and special events throughout the district. The main panel discussion will take place on Weds, Apr 18 at 6pm at the Montclair Art Museum.
All the events are listed at montclaircenter.com
ALL WEEK
 Empowered Fittings: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
o Free bra fittings. With so many of us wearing the wrong size bra, take advantage of the knowledge Johari fitter have to share. Look better and feel more confident.
o Location: Johari (new location) – 76 Church Street
 
 Free Empower Classes: Check online Schedule
o All new clients will receive a FREE Empower Class all week. Check website for schedule. www.purebarre.com
o Location: Pure Barre – 650 Bloomfield Ave
SATURDAY, APRIL 14th
 Art Opening: 7:00 – 9:00PM
o “EMPOWER” Photography Exhibit of 22 women and girls with a “#timeisup” theme. By Celestina Ando. Donations collected for SAVE of Essex
o Location: Trend Gallery – 411 Bloomfield Ave 2nd Floor
 
 Wellness Workshop: 7:00PM
o Simple Strategies to Stay Healthy & Focused by Dr. Tyran Mincey
o Location: Integrated Healthcare of Montclair – 295 Bloomfield
 
MONDAY, APRIL 16th
 Empowered Blowout Class: 6:00 – 8:00PM
o Take control of your hair! Learn professional tips & tricks to blow your own hair out. Bring your home hairdryer, brushes, and products… we’ll teach you how to use them! Limited Space,
RSVP necessary: bangz@aol.com
o Location: Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa – 23 South Fullerton Ave
 
 Wellness Workshop: 6:00 – 8:30PM / $10 donation to SAVE
o Activate Inner Healing: Living Well with Autoimmune Deficiency, Digestive Disorders & Chronic Illness. Learn about nourishing foods, coaching, circles of support and mindfulness practices. Benefits of an Autoimmune Paleo Diet (AIP)!
Presented by Emmanuela Mujica-Busch, Owner of Mama Emma’s PaleyoBakery
o Location: So Wisdom – 40 South Fullerton Ave. Suite 31, 2nd Fl
 
 Embracing Your Womanhood: 7:00 – 8:30PM
o This workshop is for women who are eager and ready to set new boundaries, value self-love and embrace womanhood! Presented by Coach ChaZi
o Location: Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (S.O.F.I.A) – 11 Pine Street
 
 EMPOWERED PARENTING: 7PM
o Building your parenting with confidence. Identify what areas of your parenting confidence could be increased and gain tools for feeling more confident in parenting situations. Create a more fulfilling parent-child relationship. Presented by Maria Sanders & Helena Altabef.
o Location: Little Nest Portrait – 54 South Park Street
 Become a Woman of Influence : 7:00 – 8:30PM
o This workshop will introduce insightful ways to interact more positively with others. Increasing your level of influence with others can help achieve success in all areas of your life. Presentation by Wanda Edwards
o Location: Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (S.O.F.I.A) – 11 Pine Street
 TUESDAY, APRIL17th
 Power Business Couples: 12noon
o Come with your business partner or significant other to network and talk about your business or teamwork that you share together! Looking to potentially get into business with your partner? Bring them along and get to know how other
couples get along in business!
o Location: Le Petit Parisienne – 10 Church Street
 
 Panel Discussion: 7:00 – 9:30PM (Panel 7-8pm; Fundraiser 8:30-9:30pm)
o Women of Divine Inspiration-Passion, Power & Purpose:Panel of Female Artists and Art Fundraiser!20% of Art Sales go to SAVE of Essex County.
o Unlock and unleash your Creative Spirit and discover a life of renewed Creative
Purpose! Artists/Panelists: Jennifer Levine, Karma Cloud, Celia Feliciano, Munira Bootwala, Sue Zivi, Ariel McDowell, Nerissa Tutiven
o Location: So Wisdom – 40 South Fullerton Ave. Suite 31, 2nd Fl
 Panel Discussion: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
o Living a Passionate Life: How to stop thinking about it and start doing it. Four local women-owned businesses focusing on artisanal food and beverages to share their first-hand experiences and stories about what it takes to start a
business from the ground up. Join Karan Fischer, Montclair Culinary Academy; Jennifer Snyder, Little Daisy Bakery; Kacy Erdelyi, Juice Culture; and Kristine Petrik & Jodie Dawson Light snack and drinks will be served.
o Location: Java Love – 49 Church Street
 
 The Spin: 6PM
o FREE spin classes
o Location: Architect Studio – 4 Lackawanna Plaza
 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18th
 Montclair Center’s Women’s Empowerment Panel
o Montclair Art Museum at 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Speakers will include journalist Charrise Jones; automotive business leader Paula Lombard; Alicia Robinson, community leader and general manager of Investors Bank; Patricia Teffenhart, executive director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault; Montclair State University student and empowerment speaker Julia Young; Kate Premo, former marketing and communications director of the Montclair Art Museum and moderated by speaker and entrepreneur Donna Miller of C3 Workplace.
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 19th
 Women’s Self Love & Empowerment Workshop: 12:00 – 2:00PM
o Explore what Love means to you and ways you can deepen Self-Love. Using embodied exercises, you will discover what is next for you and how you can begin to raise the vibration of your inner dialogue
o Location: Culture Couture – 53 Church Street
 
 Short Story/Poetry Slam: 6:00 – 9:00PM
o Word to the Wise! for Girls and Young Women
o Featured Poets/Authors from the Center for Social Justice, MHS, Young Women, Wise Women and First Congregational Church Youth Ministry. Refreshments for sale to benefit SAVE.
o Location: So Wisdom – 40 South Fullerton Ave. Suite 31, 2nFl
 Content Creation Workshop: 6:00 – 8:00PM
o Create a professional headshot or video for social media or other digital marketing.Includes a makeup session and creative direction for ultimate confidence on camera.
o Presented by Insomnia Graphix, Glenmont Consulting, Five Peaks Media and Mary Kay. Register at erin@helloig.com
o Location: Insomnia Graphix – 491 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 205
 
 Poetry Reading: 7:00 – 9:00PM
o Teka Lark will read her book about horrible people who failed at being awful in Los Angeles. Be part of a live vinyl recording of not just the book, but the audience and the commentary on the United States. It is theater, literature, poetry, and satire all served in a glass of wine.
o Location: The Creativity Caravan – 28 South Fullerton Ave
 
 Ladies Cocktail Party: 6:00 – 8:00PM
o Enjoy the party! Then at 7:00PM guest speaker, Sarah Walton, will be presenting on Confidence and Influence. Sarah has helped women launch and maintain the careers they love.
o Location: Schumacher Insurance Agency – 491 Bloomfield Ave Suite 201
 
 Women’s Empower Hour: 7:00 – 8:30PM
o Help educate, equip, and empower women by protecting themselves and their children. This workshop will help you learn how to avoid an attack, situational awareness, and how to handle a situation if it does happen. Presented by Christine Hutchinson.
o Location: Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (S.O.F.I.A) – 11 Pine Street
 
 Women Working Smarter: 7:00 – 8:30PM
o More businesses are using the G Suite – Gmail, Docs, Sheets and Slides in the workplace. Learn how to use the most common apps and gain confidence as you explore Google apps in an warm environment. Presented by Tiffany Booker.
o Location: Community Services Building, 11 Pine Street
 
 The Spin: 6PM
o FREE spin classes
o Location: Architect Studio – 4 Lackawanna Plaza
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 20th – LADIES NIGHT OUT
 How to Use Live Video to Grow Your Business: 12:00noon
o Learn simple tips to feel more confident on camera so that you can leverage the power of live video to boost your business and your life. Communicate, share content, and educate!
o Location: Athletic Genius – 695 Bloomfield Ave
 
 Mingle Event: 6:30 – 8:00PM
o B.I.G. (Believe Inspire Grow) Mingle Event with Little Nest Portraits to learn more about BIG, how to get involved and meet other amazing women business owners!
o Location: 54 South Park Street
 
 Wine Tasting with Sharon: 5:00 – 7:00PM
o Enjoy wine while learning how this woman owned business has found success in Montclair.
o Location: Amanti Vino – 30 Church Street
 
 “MEET AND GREET”- LOCAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS MAKING A DIFFERENCE!! – 6:30 to 9PM
Please stop by to chat and join us for some delicious pizza from Leone’s, Ice Cream from Gelotti, raffles, giveaways, A beautiful Stella and Dot jewelry line and meet some inspiring women working to make a difference!!
Ruth Bollo-Author of “Clean it Right- The Proper Art of Cleaning” and co-owner of Park Street Auto.
Teresa Austin-SAVE of Essex County-dedicated to supporting and empowering survivors of sexual violence.
Liz and Jenn-Montclair Township Animal Shelter-dedicated to the welfare and placement of animals in need.
Carla Greengrass-executive director Stella and Dot brings the company’s newest collection to Park Street Auto.
o Location: Park Street Auto – 18 Park Street
 
 Self-Defense Class: 6:00 – 9:00PM
o A self defense class by Vinicius Raposa from Team Raposa. This course is to give women the necessary tools to deal with abuse and violence. There will also be a representative speaking on behalf of SAVE of Essex to talk about what the organization does and how you can be involved. 10% off all proceeds from Heratijon April 20th will be donated to SAVE of Essex
o Location: Heratij – 513 Bloomfield Ave
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 21st
 Guided Meditation: 2:00-4:00PM/ $20 proceeds to go to SAVE
o Earth Day Womb Awakening MeditationJourney by Dhyana Kluth. A guided meditation for the restoration of Gaia.
o So Wisdom – 40 South Fullerton Ave. Suite 31, 2nd Floor
 
 Women’s Taekwon-do Trial Lesson: 8:00AM
o Feel the power of knowing what your body can do. We’ll teach you special awareness and the basics of self-defense.
o Location: Glenridge Taekwon-Do – 133b Glenridge Ave
 
 Girl Power Event: 2:00 – 4:00PM
o A super fun afternoon to celebrate Girl’s Empowerment. We will be hosting our 2nd Annual Girl-preneur Market showcasing a group of Montclair Girlpreneurs and their amazing products. Come meet the founders of Girl Wonderful, the duo behind this empowering brand that encourages girls to see the limitless opportunities that lay before them and setting out to do whatever you want in life! Providing Snacks and Activities.
o Location: Dirt & Noise – 43 Church Street
 
 The Women of Comic Art: 1:00 – 5:00PM
o Meet 3 prominent women in the comics industry – Alexia Veldhuissen (freelance artist), Heather Antos (Editor, Marvel Comics) and Vita Ayala (writer, Black Mask Studios) plus we’re donating 10% of sales to SAVE of Essex County
o Location: East Side Mags – 7 South Fullerton Ave.
 
TUESDAY, APRIL 24th
 A Diamond Seminar for the Self-Purchasing Woman
o Treat yourself, educate yourself, and empower yourself. Learn how to make the right what makes jewelry valuable and how to shop the best quality.
o Location: Craig Brady Jewelers – 493 Bloomfield Ave
 
Finally, the week will conclude with Ladies Night Out on Friday, Apr. 20. The evening will begin with drink specials at the Crosby at 5:00 pm and giveaways of selfie sticks. The evening will then continue from 6-9 pm with events and specials throughout downtown Montclair and special selfie stations so shoppers can share the fun on social media.
 
Throughout the district, businesses will be collecting donations for SAVE of Essex County, a program of Family Service League, Essex County’s care center for victims of sexual violence.