We’ve all been there, working away for hours, focused on only the task at hand – maybe staring at a computer screen as we write, maybe it’s hours bent over jewelry wire, or time spent standing in front of a canvas. And then we look up and realize it’s 4PM and all we’ve eaten all day was that bagel with our morning coffee. That we’ve been in the same position for hours.
Friends, this is no way for a creative entrepreneur to live!
Whether you freelance, working from home or coffee shops for multiple clients, or are starting your own business, like so many of the members of Work It Brooklyn, you’re spending a lot of time focused on the business you’re trying to grow. But how much time are you spending focused on yourself?
Our next event, April 18th from 7 to 9PM and graciously hosted by our friends at Human At Ease in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is centered on how to stay healthy and well while you are focused on growing your business, and the best way to make all the parts of your life balance while you are doing this.
Whether you’re working on starting your own business, freelancing from the cramped confines of your studio apartment, or a member of our community with a focus on food, health and wellness, this event will provide answers to achieving a better, healthier, life balance.
Don’t worry – we’ll also have our signature speed-networking!
About our Host: Human at Ease is a fitness and wellness studio whose goal and desire in strengthening the “whole” person is to facilitate an overall sense of well-being & fulfillment, and to improve overall quality of life using one or more of our various offerings. Their objective is for the community to recognize [email protected]’s name for what it is- a haven for strength & serenity. A place where we can all learn to “Love Ourselves”. At [email protected] we all share in a common vision of positive human change.
The lovely ladies of Work It Brooklyn is at it again! In this industry focused edition, music will be the center of attention and WIB has teamed up with Women in Music to bring you an evening of productive speed networking and professional guidance from the likes of Tunecore and MusicSUBMIT. Full details below, tickets are available on Eventbrite.
BROOKLYN- more than just a cherished outer-borough of New York City and home for many, has come to represent a mecca of rich culture for progress, diversity, independent thinkers, and creativity, especially for those who are involved in the independent music scene. On Wednesday April 20th from 7-10 pm, Brooklyn based organization “Work It Brooklyn” (WIB), a progressive event-based networking organization formed to connect inspired creatives working independently within the creative fields is teaming up with “Women in Music” (WIM), a not for profit organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the music business, for the next Work it Brooklyn “Industry Focus Event.”
The Industry Focus event will start with an opportunity for guests to mix and mingle over casual rounds of speednetworking, followed by an intimate industry panel discussion with some of the best experts in the DIY music field: Jeff Price, Founder and CEO of Tunecore; Liz Leahy, Co-Founder and CEO of Section 101; Michael Corcoran, President of MusicSUBMIT; Ben Markowitz, Product Experience Manager of Fanbridge; and Jayce Varden, Co-founder and Director of Pledgemusic.
Panel moderator and Entertainment Attorney Shamita Carriman Esq. of Carriman Law Group and Women In Music will encourage the panelists to speak freely, openly, and candidly on strategies for success for DIY musicians.
The event will also feature an invited list of local “VIP’s” in the DIY music field outside of the panelists who will be ready to directly network with guests during the mingling time slots of the event.
“ Having these great industry panelists at an event in the heart of the national independent music scene is amazing– we’re going to have a blast” notes Work It Brooklyn Co-Founder Aja Marsh. Women In Music President Evange Livanos is equally excited about the event and notes: “Its an honor having WIM be a part of this panel bringing all of these industry professionals to our members and the public.”
Date: Wednesday April 20th Cost: [email protected] the door, space provided. Free for Women In Music Members. Schedule: 7pm doors| 7:15 pm speednetworking | 7:45 pm Panel discussion | 8:45 pm – 10pm mingling. Venue: Coco 66, 66 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11222 Subway & Directions: G train to Greenpoint Avenue Stop, transfer available from the L train Metropolitan Avenue Stop
Last year 3 Greenpointers; Briana, Aja and I organized a social networking event for all the freelancing creatives out there called Work It Brooklyn and it was a raging success. The best part was speed networking, which as you can imagine, is a more productive and less awkward version of speed dating where you get 3 minutes to promote yourself, exchange business cards and make some new connections that’ll help your professional path take another step up.
We’re back again this year with another kickass event, to take place February 23rd at Public Assembly. We will have more speed networking than you can handle, drinks at the bar, and a slideshow of submitted business cards (which is also available on our website).
We’re capping the event at 250 and we’re nearing that end so make sure to register today on Eventbrite and email us your virtual business cards (workitbrookly[email protected]). There’ll be raffles as well for a chance to win a free workday at Greenpoint Coworking and more.
Get your business cards ready and see you February 23!
WORK IT BROOKLYN
FEBRUARY 23, 2011 7 – 10PM $5 Suggested Donation
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY 70 N. 6th ST btw Whythe & Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211