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Harlem, NYC - April 27, 2022

While NYC has been Luminary’s physical home since opening in 2019, over the last two years our community has grown with Members in more than 30 countries. Given our growth, Luminary is excited to get on the road inviting others to#comesitatourtable across the US.⁠ Join us on the second stop of our #InThisTogetherTour as we head uptown in our home town to Harlem!

In partnership with Chase for Business, we’re bringing together women across Harlem (and all of NYC) to advance, build, and “reconnect” with a focus on entrepreneurs, founders and business owners. With more women-owned, founded and led businesses than ever before, we're coming together to provide the valuable resources you need.

With workshops and sessions from our partners at Chase for Business, Verizon, Indeed, Luminary itself, and more, we’ve got you covered. All ending in an intimate panel discussion from thriving women business owners who have been there, built that and are ready to share their ups, downs and every direction in between with all of us.

Luminary works each day to build an ecosystem of women supporting women and we’re excited to meet current Luminary Members, local business owners, seasoned leaders, community builders and more in-person. Join us in creating new connections on the ground as we host the sessions you need and the networking opportunities you’ve been missing.

Whether you’re a business owner, a side hustler, figuring out your next step or simply looking to expand your network, we can’t do it without you, so come sit at our table!

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Harlem Agenda

Community Chase Branch

55 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

 

9:00 AM - 9:25 AM

Breakfast and Networking with Chase Community Center Manager and Luminary Team

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Business Plan Bootcamp with Cate Luzio, Founder and CEO of Luminary

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Know Your Numbers & The Power of Capital
with Vanessa Blanco, Senior Business Consultant, Chase for Business

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch & Networking

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM

Defining Your Brand: Connecting to Customers
with Elizabeth Lewis, p
owered by Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

SEO on Indeed: Optimizing Your Job Content to Perform Well in Search and Draw in Talent with Daniel Donlon, Senior Evangelist, US Field Marketing at Indeed 

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Digital Marketing for Your Business with Jennifer LoSicco, VP, Group Account Director at The Sasha Group / VaynerX

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Personal Finance and Your Business
Mireya D'Angelo, J.P. Morgan Private Bank 

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Networking and Conversation 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Building Your Empire 

Teri Johnson, Founder and CEO, Harlem Candle Co., Seven Brown, Co-Founder, Luna Wellness (formerly of Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic), and Chanel Cathey, CEO, CJC Insights .

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Meet The Speakers

Vanessa Blanco

Vice President and Senior Business Consultant, JPMorgan Chase

Vanessa Blanco

Vice President and Senior Business Consultant, JPMorgan Chase

Vanessa Blanco is a Vice President and Senior Business Consultant at JPMorgan Chase. In this capacity, her responsibilities include leading a team of specialists focused on understanding each client’s unique needs to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions. Vanessa’s mission is to help local companies thrive by achieving their business goals, no matter how simple or how complex.

Bringing 15 years of experience, Vanessa began her banking career at JPMorgan Chase Bank. Throughout her banking career, Vanessa has served mid-sized companies throughout the Tri-State area to support their commercial banking needs.

To help create a more sustainable future for the companies and communities she serves, Vanessa volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations focused on ending hunger and homelessness, most recently with Feeding America and local food banks. She also served as a mentor for teammates across her previous financial institution and serving as a mentor in local college's in NYC.

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Vanessa graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in International Trade & Marketing from The State University of New York, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Vanessa is also working towards her Professional Studies certificate at New York University.

Seven Brown

Founder of Luna Wellness

Seven Brown

Founder of Luna Wellness

Woman of the world passionate about beauty and people: this Energy Healing Intuitive, Certified Health Counselor, Skin Expert, Beauty & Wellness Educator, and most recently Founder of Luna Wellness; has more than twenty-five years of experience within the beauty and wellness industries. Impressively, her international certifications expand to over 38 countries as both Energy Healer & Esthetician.

Seven has made helping people find balance inside & out of her life’s work. A fabulous and fit mother of four, grandmother to five, and as a survivor of domestic violence, she is a passionate supporter and champion of all organizations charged to reduce violence and trauma of any kind.

Pre-pandemic Seven owned a full-service skincare and laser facility in Harlem for ten years. The Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic served both men and women and enjoyed a varied clientele that included New Yorkers, travelers visiting the city, and well-known personalities. Widely known as the “premier skin of color clinic,” Seven and her clinic were prominently featured in Time Magazine, on MSNBC, and channel 7 Eyewitness News, Nylon, Allure, Pure Wow, American
Spa, Bride, as well as several other publications and media outlets.

Chanel Cathey

Founder and CEO of CJC Insights

Chanel Cathey

Founder and CEO of CJC Insights

Chanel is the Founder and CEO of CJC Insights, an award-winning strategic communications and public relations agency headquartered in New York City. She puts brands and thought leaders on the map and counsels businesses on communications and press strategies. She is a builder and storyteller with a passion for partnering with female founders and BIPOC and minority-owned businesses. Chanel was named to the Forbes Next 1000 list, The Observer’s PR Power 50 List, and received the 2020 ADCOLOR Change Agent Award for using her talents to enhance corporate cultures and create more inclusive industries. Her work has been covered in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, Ad Age, PR News, and more. She is a contributor for Fast Company and a member of The Female Founder Collective and the ForbesWomen Forum.

She is on the Advisory Board for the Wall Street Journal's Women in the Workplace Series, helping to curate national events and conversations around the future of women and work. Chanel is also on the Advisory Board for TheLi.st, an exclusive women’s community of pioneers across media, technology, entrepreneurship, and business. She’s a member of the industry networking organization, The PR Net, where she started the organization's BIPOC mentorship program to recruit more people of color into public relations. Previously, she co-founded ELEVEN, a women’s leadership and empowerment network.  She co-chaired the Advisory Board for She’s The First, a nonprofit organization that advances educational opportunities for women and girls. Chanel was appointed to the Board of Directors for the AIDS advocacy organization, Lifebeat, and is an active member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation Alumni Association.

Prior to starting her own agency, Chanel served as the Director of Corporate Communications at Viacom. In this role, she managed internal and external communications strategy across an iconic portfolio that includes MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures, and more. She led strategic communications for ad sales, integrated marketing, data and insights, diversity, innovation, and corporate marketing. Chanel also spent time in media relations for ABC News and for Unilever. She graduated from Fordham University and received her MPA specializing in Management and Policy from New York University.

Elizabeth Lewis

Founder & CEO of Brand, Style & Bloom

Elizabeth Lewis

Founder & CEO of Brand, Style & Bloom

Elizabeth Lewis is a branding expert, certified personal stylist and marketing leader who helps professionals, creatives and business owners to achieve their vision of success. After spending nearly a decade in corporate brand management and marketing roles at companies including Colgate-Palmolive and Penguin-Random House, she founded her own company, Brand, Style & Bloom! by Elizabeth Danielle, a nationally certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a NYC certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE).

Companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Hearst and the Everyday Health Group have invited her to speak to their employees, clients and members. She is also a featured instructor in Verizon’s new Small Business Digital Ready Program and a career coach at the NYU Stern School of Business.

Elizabeth has a Masters in Business Administration from the NYU Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She also earned a personal styling certification from the School of Style in Los Angeles. She lives and works in New York City.

Website: https://brandstylebloom.com/
IG: @brand_style_bloom
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethdlewis/

Jennifer LoSicco

VP, Group Account Director at The Sasha Group/VaynerX

Jennifer LoSicco

VP, Group Account Director at The Sasha Group/VaynerX

With 17 years of experience in advertising, Jen (aka JLo) has

worked across a myriad of categories including insurance, auto, food & beverage, beauty, luxury and several other CPG brands.

Jen started her career at integrated Madison Avenue agencies like McCann and GREY where she focused on not only integrating the disciplines within her own agency’s four walls, but worked closely with her partner agencies to create truly synergistic campaigns across her brands.

Her tenure with VaynerX spans 4 years, most recently joining The Sasha Group in January 2021 from VaynerMedia where she ran the P&G portfolio of business. While on P&G, she helped lead a team who grew Olay’s DTC business 22x in the first year of working together - a record within the marketing giant’s four walls. Her extensive CPG, DTC combined with retail experience is her super power.

Cate Luzio

Founder & CEO, Luminary

Cate Luzio

Founder & CEO, Luminary

Cate Luzio, is the Founder and CEO of Luminary, a global membership-based career and personal growth platform and collaboration hub created to uplift and upskill women through all phases of their professional journey. Members are comprised of a multigenerational and intersectional community of individuals, intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, corporations, and organizations including UBS, WW, JPMorgan Chase, Unilever, Verizon, Goldman Sachs, Mastercard, and Heidrick & Struggles.

Before starting Luminary, Cate spent twenty years in financial services leading global multibillion-dollar businesses. Previously, she was Global Head of Multinational Corporate Banking for HSBC, managing more than 2,000 employees worldwide and prior to that, she served as Head of Multinational Corporate Banking at J.P. Morgan EMEA based in London. She spent her early years in Latin America with Bank of America across both consumer and wholesale banking. She started her career working in tech in China. 

Cate is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she was named its Entrepreneur of the Year in 2020, and in 2021 joined its Board of Governors. She has a master’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University.

A long-time advocate for empowering women and girls, she serves on the National Board for Girls Inc., as a WE.NYC mentor, and sits on the Boards of Pomp & Whimsy and WaterAid.

Cate was recognized as one of Forbes’ Next 1000 Entrepreneurs in 2021 and a Top 100 Female Founder by Inc. in 2019. She has been featured as an expert in top-tier financial, business and lifestyle media and is currently a contributing writer to Fast Company, Business Insider, and Worth.