Grit: The Art of Mental Toughness For Women | BostonSpeaksSeries | Sept 6th

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Grit: The Art of Mental Toughness For Women | BostonSpeaksSeries | Sept 6th

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Life has its little ups and downs. The way you think and the way you act determines your outlook in life. Whether the goal is advancing your career, getting your voice heard, or balancing the demands of work and home, join us for our September BostonSpeaksSeries to learn about how mentally strong women can create healthy habits, manage their emotions and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life.

TIME: Fri, September 6th 2019 8:00am-10:00am 

LOCATION: 50 Milk Street, 1st FL, Anchor Room, Boston, MA 02109

Register here (no credit card needed, only your address)

***A Link To Tune-In Virtually Will Also Be Provided The Day Before***

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Life has its little ups and downs. The way you think and the way you act determines your outlook in life. Whether the goal is advancing your career, getting your voice heard, or balancing the demands of work and home, join us for our September BostonSpeaksSeries to learn about how mentally strong women can create healthy habits, manage their emotions and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life.

TAKEAWAYS:

  • How to find that inner warrior when you need it

  • Develop the habits to be a great leader and to be mentally tough

  • Build relationships and network with panelists, business professionals and entrepreneurs from Boston

  • Q/A with panelists

The BostonSpeaksSeries is a panel breakfast series for the entrepreneurial and business community. First Friday, every month.

AGENDA:

8:00-8:15 AM: Breakfast, Networking, Chit-Chats

8:15-8:20 AM: Introductions/Announcements

8:20-8:45 AM: Special Activity

8:45-9:45 AM: Panel Discussion

9:45-10:00 AM: Closing, Shout-outs, Networking

***A Link To Tune-In Virtually Will Also Be Provided The Day Before***

PANELISTS:

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Monika Bach - Marketing Professional + Optimist

Monika Bach is an advocate for building consciousness and resilience throughout life. After struggling and failing, and learning to live a balanced and purposeful life, she became profoundly aware of the necessities in developing a grit and growth mindset. This shift has helped her evolve and thrive as a professional, partner, and parent.

Monika is the Director of Marketing and Partnerships for Fazenda Coffee Roasters where she is responsible for managing and growing all aspects of the brands communications and engagement strategy. She also currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY).

Prior to her current position, she served as Regional Marketing Manager for B.GOOD and Assistant Director of Marketing at Brandeis University. Monika has also worked in advancement and communications roles at The Boston Athenaeum and Jumpstart for Early Education.

Monika graduated from Gannon University with a B.A. in Communication Arts, concentrating on electronic media and journalism. She also received a professional certificate in digital photography and business from Boston University. Monika resides with her husband and their two children in Boston.

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SANKEETHA SELVARAJAH - ATTORNEY. SPEAKER. CONSULTANT

Sankeetha Selvarajah is the Managing Attorney of Selvarajah Law P.C., a civil transactional firm located in Boston, Massachusetts with satellite offices in New York, NY. Her clients include technology companies, real estate companies, various food industry companies, manufacturers and retailers. As an award-winning startup attorney, Sankeetha Selvarajah does more than clean up contracts. With more than a decade of legal and business consulting experience, she's passionate about creating better businesses by making law accessible to business owners. She believes that by empowering organizations and founders through strategic knowledge, better companies are grown as a result. As outside general legal counsel to over 120 small businesses, she has also worked with startups as an advisor, strategist, and reluctant therapist. No matter which role she's playing, her goal is simple -- to educate founders to enable themselves to drive measurable results.. http://selvalaw.com/

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Kelly McLay - FIT Founder

Kelly McLay is the founder of Fitness International Travel and works full-time as the Director of International at Spartan, Inc. She additionally hosts the roles of mom, wife, marathoner, and traveler, striving to live by the mantra, "happy days."

A two-time seven continent marathon finisher with 65+ total 42K courses under her belt, Kelly is passionate and respectful of the marathon distance which helped her navigate the messy waters of infertility. 

In 2018, Kelly completed earned her World Marathon Majors’ 6th star as well as the World Marathon Challenge, 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. She is one of 41 women globally who have finished the challenge. 

Kelly resides just north of Boston with her husband John and baby Scarlett. Outside of her family, there is nothing she takes more pride in than designing destination travel around the world, especially to marathons. Her story will be featured in the September 2019 issue of Women's Health highlighting her authored excerpt in the book, "Tales from the Trails" by Michael Clinton.

just fit website: 
www.fitnessinternationaltravel.com

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Meg K. Wheeler - Co-Founder + CEO | One For Women

Meg is an entrepreneur, writer and problem solver focusing on empowering women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses. She is a firm believer in big dreams and continual self-reinvention, a dog lover, baby mama and pilot in training. Podcaster and Voice Over Actor.

Meg is the Co-Founder and CEO of One For Women, an online platform, podcast and community on a mission to connect, inspire and educate women. Our goal is simple: to empower you with the knowledge, resources and inspiration to show up and support women in small but impactful ways.

Meg is also a Startup Strategist and Financial Educator, blogging about money-related business topics and teaching creative entrepreneurs how to run financially fit businesses. Through her course, Biz Money Blueprint, she teaches online and creative entrepreneurs how to set up and manage all the “money stuff” (from accounting to budgeting to taxes) in their businesses. Her group, Badass Women Business Owners, provides ongoing financial training and support.

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Kristin Van Busum - CEO of Project Alianza & Co-Founder of WomenSpeaks

Kristin is founder and CEO of Project Alianza, a woman-led social enterprise that provides education for children living in remote farming communities in Latin America.and the co-founder of WomenSpeaks, an initiative by BostonSpeaks created to champion the advancement of women as effective communicators and leaders through enriching, empowering and educational programs, connections and community events.

She is a TEDx and Keynote speaker, panelist, public speaking coach for women leaders and entrepreneurs. In 2018, she was selected as a winner in the MassChallenge Boston accelerator for high-impact startups where she currently serves as the Social Entrepreneur in Residence. She previously worked at RAND Corporation, a global policy think-tank where she coauthored over 20 policy briefs and peer-reviewed articles. She has traveled to 40+ countries and lived in Mexico (to assist families at the border), Spain (as an English teacher), and Nicaragua (as Fulbright Scholar). In her sessions, you will learn to meaningfully and authentically share your story and your organization’s mission.

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KIT PANG, FOUNDER OF BOSTONSPEAKS

Kit Pang is a Communication Expert TEDxInbound and Keynote speaker, and the founder of BostonSpeaks. He is on a mission to help individuals become exceptional speakers and communicators. He started this monthly breakfast series in order to build a community where entrepreneurs, business professionals, workaholics and individuals could come together to get motivated, learn the latest tips and discover new insights. @kitpangx www.bostonspeaks.com


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