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Borrow, Raise, Invest: Financial Options to Grow Your Business


Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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Vendor Table Nov 8, 2018 $100.00 $7.72

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Do you dream of growing your business to financial freedom but know you will require financial support and investment to get there? 

Knowing your options and risks is key. Join us on Thursday, November 8th for a panel discussion covering how women are raising money to grow their business. Learn what is possible and hear what might work for you and your business. 




Amber Jacobsen

Co-founder + Director of Toby's Estate

Amber Jacobsen is the the co-founder and director of Toby's Estate Coffee, the small batch coffee roaster founded in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to joining the coffee world, Amber started out her career touring artists and producing musicals, including Dirty Dancing, in her native Australia. The hit musical moved her to London, Germany, Canada and finally, New York. While living in New York Amber was approached by her childhood friend Adam Boyd to join him on the adventure of opening a coffee roastery in New York. With a love of coffee and a career in business and branding, she set out to open Toby’s Estate in Williamsburg in 2012 with Adam. Thus was the birth of Toby’s Estate Brooklyn. Today, Toby’s Estate produces one of NYC's best most ethical, sustainable and downright delicious cups of coffee in five locations across the city and with a thriving wholesale enterprise that includes clients likeDean & Deluca,Van Leeuwen Ice Cream,Whole Foodsand hundreds more. Committed to creating a destination coffee company that is sophisticated and friendly, Amber seeks to offer customers a coffee experience of the highest caliber without all the pretense. Six years later, Jacobsen continues to be the worldwide producer for Dirty Dancing and can still not pour latte art that is presentable.

Emily Listfield

Founder, Inflection Media

Emily Listfield is the founder of Inflection Media where she combines her content creation, strategy and branding to help brands tell their story. She works with companies ranging from start-ups looking to define their voice, mission and differentiation to global companies such as Unilever. Previous to this, she held numerous executive jobs in media including serving as Editor in Chief at Fitness magazine, where she increased circulation by 50%. She launchedParade Magazine’s cross-platform brand extension, HealthyStyle, creating new revenue streams for a heritage brand. She was Chief Content Office for Kaplow PR, where she won awards Best Fashion and Beauty Campaign and Best Branded Journalism. Emily is the author of seven novels, including a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and co-founder the Jyst app, which provides crowd-sourced relationship advice by and for women.


Natalia Oberti Noguera

Founder & CEO, Pipeline Angels; Creator & Host, Pitch Makeover

Dubbed "The Coach" by Marie Claire, Natalia (aka Ms. Oberti Noguera) is Founder & CEO of Pipeline Angels. Pipeline Angels is changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs. Natalia is also Creator & Host of Pitch Makeover, a podcast on pitching and investing that spotlights startups launched by women, non-binary people, and men of color. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature & Economics from Yale, as well as an MA in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Natalia serves on the boards of Walker's Legacy, Women 2.0, and iRelaunch. Inc. Magazine selected Natalia as one of "The Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016," included her in their list of "25 Latinas Who Shine in Tech," and Women's eNews recognized her as one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for 2012. StartOut, a network of LGBTQ entrepreneurs, honored Natalia (a cis queer Latina) with the 2017 Nixon Peabody Trailblazer Award, "recognizing an entrepreneur whose pioneering approach or vision has set a trend for an entire industry." 



Sarah Sommers

Sarah Sommers is the Marketing Director & Head of Production at iFundWomen.  Sarah is an expert storyteller and producer, with nearly a decade of experience helping brands design and share their stories through video and visual marketing. Sarah’s portfolio includes original content & video series for brands such as Forbes, Hint, Honest Company, Glow, SheKnows and more than 100 crowdfunding campaign & business marketing videos.  Sarah’s passion for producing original content stems from the comedy world where she is a writer/producer at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in NYC.  She also received a YouTube Production Grant for You’re Not Crazy, an original digital series which she co-created and executive produced.  Sarah is a proud member and advocate of the female creative economy. 


Shannon McLay


Shannon McLay is a financial planner who left a "traditional" financial services firm 5 years ago to start her own company, The Financial Gym because she felt traditional financial services firms did not have the tools or resources for this generation. After accomplishing her own successful weight loss journey, Shannon realized that while there are a number of resources available to people who want to become physically fit, there are far fewer for those looking to become financially fit. Most people don't even know what financial fitness looks like, let alone how to achieve it, prompting McLay to ask, "How can you discuss retirement or investment options, when you don't have any money to begin with?" 


As with physical health and fitness, financial fitness is a goal that anyone can achieve, no matter your starting point. The journey is very similar: you need a plan, the right tools to accomplish your goals and a support system. Shannon realized that the key to financial success for most people is human contact and not a website or an app. People are more than algorithms and The Financial Gym is putting the personal back in personal finance to help the everyday Jack and Jill who are trying to build assets while also managing debt. 


Through her blog, Financially Blonde, her book, Train Your Way To Financial Fitness, her podcast, Martinis and Your Money and her company, Shannon is committed to making financial fitness fun, easy and accessible for everyone.


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Financial Gym
134 W 25th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001

Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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The National Association of Women Business Owners is the voice of more than 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Since 1975, NAWBO has helped women grow their businesses by sharing resources and providing a collective viewpoint to help shape economic and public policy. It is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries.

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