The Art of Transition

June 19, 2016

Every April, Technically Media hosts their amazing “Philly Tech Week.” It’s a week full of creative, tech, entrepreneurship and media events for the startup and business community here in Philadelphia. Organizations/companies can host their own events, add it to the main calendar for all to see and expect a great turnout, thanks to Technically Media.
I hosted my first event during this week about two years ago – we had a Femme & Fortune panel with three local business woman talking about how they turned their passion into a business. About 70 people came out, making it one of the biggest events I’ve ever hosted. This year, I decided to throw another panel discussion for my fellow creatives. The topic – transition. After experiencing my own career transition (post-Hive) and meeting so many other people going through confusing/exciting career transitions of their own, I knew that it was a topic a lot of people could relate to. I asked some friends who I knew would have varied outlooks on this topic to be on the panel, and brought on my new friend Johnathan of Waterfront Ventures to co-host/collaborate with me. The end result was a full house packed with awesome people!
Take a look at the photos below to see what the event was like. Shoutout to Napoleon, Cheyenne, John, Anh, Emily and Conrad for being so dope on the panel. And thanks to Saxby’s Coffee Headquarters for hosting this event and Technically Philly for the love/organization of this week!
View the rest of the photos from our event here!
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  • What a night! Thanks to @ladiesgetpaid for having @jenniferdziura @shawnax @jill.greenberg and myself on such a dope panel on Creatives Getting Paid! Got some always needed inspiration to take things further with my business and keep pushing the women around me to strive for more, especially when it comes to that chedda. 💸💸💸 Thanks to Alison for moderating the panel as well! ❤️🙏🏽 #womenwhowork
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