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Grab a cuppa, as well as your calendar, as there is lots of good stuff + gifs for you from my inbox this week.

Starting with PARIS!

Closing The Funding Gap For Women Entrepreneurs. The InvestHer Global Action Summit for Women Founders, Investors, Corporates & Policymakers takes place on June 29-30 in Paris, France. The Global Action Summit is focused on moving the needle forward – making commitments to action to change the funding game for women.

Will I see you in Paris? Yeah, this one I highly recommend and I’m not missing it.

BTW. The woman behind the summit and leading the charge for more equal access to capital is my dear friend, Anne Ravanona founder of Global InvestHer. Learn more about Anne’s advocacy work on behalf of women entrepreneurs.

And the fabulous gifs in this week’s From My Inbox? Created by the phenomenal Elena Rossini.

Ok, I’m backing away from the gifs (for a moment), and back into my inbox to deliver up more good ????:

  • Mark this date: Thursday, April 20th, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern. This is when registration for the October 19th Pennsylvania Conference for Women opens (and yes! the conference will be IRL this year).
  • ALSO happening April 20. This is the deadline to apply to present at the PayTech Women’s 2023 Leadership Summit, taking place in Atlanta, October 3-4.
  • ALSO ALSO happening on April 20 (this one is for you SF / Bay Area women in the law). WILEF Northern California Young Lawyers Committee presents: Lifting While We Climb: How We Can Support One Another. RSVP for this (free) panel discussion + networking reception.
  • Go back to a day to April 19 to join Dr Maria Gallo, author of The Alumni Way for an online training: Supercharge your Networking for your Career and your Life (British Council / Alumni UK) AND also on April 19, The Stiletto Network (a Johnstown PA-based women’s networking organization) is hosting the “Don’t be that Mean Girl” event (yes, adults need a reminder not to be bullies too).
  • Saturday April 22, celebrate Earth Day with the Slow Factory Community at The Times Square Edition Hotel – a night to celebrate, dance, and award the world’s most promising changemakers with a Seeds of Change award. Get your ticket.
  • Dirty Legal Secrets! Why yes, there are many in the legal world (it wouldn’t be any fun if the secrets were “clean” would it?) and if you’re in at or around Syracuse, New York head to the SALTLAND Theatre Festival (taking place April 28 – May 7) to see Dirty Legal Secrets – a new play (written by my friend Sarah Feingold) that merges secrets, screw ups, startups, and the law.
  • Sally Ekus, lead agent and co-owner at The Ekus Group (a full-service culinary agency specializing in literary and talent representation) joins Jane Friedman on April 23 for a (free!) Sunday Business Sermon on how to write, pitch and publish a cookbook.
  • Back upstate! Mentoring Monday connects professionals from the Central New York women’s business community. April 24 (in Syracuse) is the date of their next mentorship networking event.
  • ATLANTA! May 3 head to The Power of Wonder Salon Series featuring Donna Peters, Founder of The Me-Suite, Amelia Shaffner, strategy and innovation partner at Lexicon Strategies, Lauren Tate Baeza, Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art at the High Museum of Art and Monica Parker, author of The Power of Wonder. Nab your (free) ticket.
  • Join CoGenerate leader Marci Alboher in Baja California Sur for an immersion on custom-crafting an encore career of purpose, passion and a paycheck. The Courage to ReLaunch: Recreate Your Career on Your Terms (M/E/A Modern Elder Academy)
  • EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women North America applications are open until May 5th.
  • Apply (rolling application!) to participate in the Savvy virtual Fellowship program. This program is for passionate and brilliant young professionals seeking to be part of the new generation of impact entrepreneurs.

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking Expert + Career Transformation Coach + Author + Speaker, Kelly Hoey looks at "networking" through a new, modern, fresh lens, offering you (who are pursuing and perhaps struggling with your big ambitions), advice on how to connect for success in a hyper-connected world that is woefully short in its attention span. Her network-building advice is relatable, instilling confidence with actionable insights and practical information.