SheHive DC: June 22nd – 25th 2017

Let’s get serious.

In this Donald Trump era, you may find yourself planning that move back home sooner than you’d thought. We’re here to make sure that your thoughts are correct, your business skills are on point and your networks are glossier than a page out of Essence Magazine.

After going to Accra, Abuja, Nairobi, Lagos, Kaduna, New York, London, Johannesburg and Cape Town, the SheHive is coming to Washington DC. 

This event is for ambitious African women looking to live their purpose and re-connect with the continent. 

We promise to deliver the following:

1. Sessions focused on tangible learning – ‘High level’ is not in our vocabulary.

2. Networking with potential mentors and investors – March right on over and sit opposite your dream mentor during speed networking or put up your hand during question time and shiiinnneee.

3. Re-connecting with the continent – We speak all things Motherland. Enough said.

4. All of the above in an informal setting surrounded by #AfricanGirlMagic – Yasss hunnay.

 

Check out some of the things that #BossLadies just like you said about the SheHives we hosted in cities around the world in 2016.

Our DC schedule is shaping up to be FIRE. So make sure you keep your eye on the line up below as we confirm each session.

9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
Thursday June 22
Thursday June 22
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Business Development Workshop
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Business development is one of the most important functions for a growing startup yet many don't know how to do it effectively and efficiently. The SLA business development workshop is designed to help startups - Identify new partnerships - Identify new revenue opportunity - Develop tools and processes to execute a structured plan This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Business development is one of the most important functions for a growing startup yet many don't know how to do it effectively and efficiently. The SLA business development workshop is designed to help startups - Identify new partnerships - Identify new revenue opportunity - Develop tools and processes to execute a structured plan This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Friday June 23
Friday June 23
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Social media marketing workshop
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Over the past few years, the SLA team has mastered the art of growing our social media community with no marketing or PR spend. We're excited to share all that juicy knowledge with you and have created a social media marketing training course that is purpose fit for women like you. This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Over the past few years, the SLA team has mastered the art of growing our social media community with no marketing or PR spend. We're excited to share all that juicy knowledge with you and have created a social media marketing training course that is purpose fit for women like you. This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Investor Readiness Workshop
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Everyone's tryna get an investor but do you actually know how to make sure you have a compelling pitch? Our investor readiness session will teach you exactly what you need to do to get investors excited and get you started on your journey to IPO, $$$s and world domination.

Everyone's tryna get an investor but do you actually know how to make sure you have a compelling pitch? Our investor readiness session will teach you exactly what you need to do to get investors excited and get you started on your journey to IPO, $$$s and world domination.

Saturday June 24
Saturday June 24
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Introduction and team building excercises
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

Funlayo Alabi (Founder, Shea Radiance)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This Power Mom Disrupted the $121 Billion Skin Care Industry From Her Kitchen Funlayo Alabi needed a natural, effective solution for her son's eczema, so she turned to a tried-and-true West African remedy, shea butter. Seven years later, she is running a multi-million dollar skin care company. Can I get a #GOALS ?????

This Power Mom Disrupted the $121 Billion Skin Care Industry From Her Kitchen Funlayo Alabi needed a natural, effective solution for her son's eczema, so she turned to a tried-and-true West African remedy, shea butter. Seven years later, she is running a multi-million dollar skin care company. Can I get a #GOALS ?????

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Cheryl Mills (Former Chief of Staff, Hilary Clinton & Founder, BlackIvy Group)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
American lawyer and corporate executive, Cheryl D. Mills first came into public prominence while serving as deputy White House Counsel for President Bill Clinton, whom she defended during his 1999 impeachment trial. She has worked for New York University as Senior Vice President and served as Counselor and Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton during her whole tenure as United States Secretary of State. After leaving the State Department in January, 2013, she founded BlackIvy Group a company that grows and builds businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. From legal, to public office, to entrepreneurship, Cheryl Mills is a power woman to be reckoned with. Get ready to soak up her knowledge of building a career in the public sector and pray that her boss-laydeeness rubs off on us all.

American lawyer and corporate executive, Cheryl D. Mills first came into public prominence while serving as deputy White House Counsel for President Bill Clinton, whom she defended during his 1999 impeachment trial. She has worked for New York University as Senior Vice President and served as Counselor and Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton during her whole tenure as United States Secretary of State. After leaving the State Department in January, 2013, she founded BlackIvy Group a company that grows and builds businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. From legal, to public office, to entrepreneurship, Cheryl Mills is a power woman to be reckoned with. Get ready to soak up her knowledge of building a career in the public sector and pray that her boss-laydeeness rubs off on us all.

Stephanie Kimou (Founder, Population Works Africa)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stephanie Kimou is an Ivorian-American international development professional based in Washington, DC. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Population Works Africa, a consulting firm working on the reproductive health of young women across sub-Saharan Africa. She has over 7 years of international development experience working with organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID. She has lived and worked in South Africa, Senegal, Benin, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire, and Tanzania, and aims to build a network for young African women working in development. She is a graduate of St. John's, and Georgetown University.

Stephanie Kimou is an Ivorian-American international development professional based in Washington, DC. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Population Works Africa, a consulting firm working on the reproductive health of young women across sub-Saharan Africa. She has over 7 years of international development experience working with organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID. She has lived and worked in South Africa, Senegal, Benin, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire, and Tanzania, and aims to build a network for young African women working in development. She is a graduate of St. John's, and Georgetown University.

Break

Because sometimes when you sit for too long your booty gets sore. Take a break, stretch your legs, get some nibbles.

Expert Speaker Session
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hear from some of the Diaspora's leading business personalities about how to make it big and stay at the top. #SheHive speakers never disappoint. Trust us.

Hear from some of the Diaspora's leading business personalities about how to make it big and stay at the top. #SheHive speakers never disappoint. Trust us.

Speed Networking and Cocktails
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes!

After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes!

Sunday June 25
Sunday June 25
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Introduction and team building excercises
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

Denise Horn (Head of Corporate Communications, Turner Broadcasting)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Since graduating from the university of Chicago with an MA in Public Policy, Denise Horn has led an exciting and highly successful career in communication, press and media. She's worked for the likes of CNN, NBC and Facebook and more recently on Hilary Clinton's campaign as Director of African American Press. She's now the head of corporate communications at Turner Broadcasting (media company that owns CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network). Denise knows a thing or two about building an illustrious media mogul career! This is a MUST ATTEND session.

Since graduating from the university of Chicago with an MA in Public Policy, Denise Horn has led an exciting and highly successful career in communication, press and media. She's worked for the likes of CNN, NBC and Facebook and more recently on Hilary Clinton's campaign as Director of African American Press. She's now the head of corporate communications at Turner Broadcasting (media company that owns CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network). Denise knows a thing or two about building an illustrious media mogul career! This is a MUST ATTEND session.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Nicole Lamb-Hale (MD, Kroll & Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services, U.S. Department of Commerce)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale is a Managing Director in Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice, based in the Washington, D.C. office. Nicole has more than two decades of executive-level experience and a unique viewpoint on global commercial and compliance matters from her extensive service in both the public and private sectors. In addition to serving as an Assistant Secretary and Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she led numerous international trade missions, Nicole has built a distinguished career as a strategic advisor and practicing attorney with top-tier international U.S. advisory and law firms. Having navigated incredible career in the public and private sectors, Nicole will be sharing how to negotiate for what you want.

Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale is a Managing Director in Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice, based in the Washington, D.C. office. Nicole has more than two decades of executive-level experience and a unique viewpoint on global commercial and compliance matters from her extensive service in both the public and private sectors. In addition to serving as an Assistant Secretary and Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she led numerous international trade missions, Nicole has built a distinguished career as a strategic advisor and practicing attorney with top-tier international U.S. advisory and law firms. Having navigated incredible career in the public and private sectors, Nicole will be sharing how to negotiate for what you want.

Expert Speaker Session
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hear from some of the Diaspora's leading business personalities about how to make it big and stay at the top. #SheHive speakers never disappoint. Trust us.

Hear from some of the Diaspora's leading business personalities about how to make it big and stay at the top. #SheHive speakers never disappoint. Trust us.

Break

Because sometimes when you sit for too long your booty gets sore. Take a break, stretch your legs, get some nibbles.

Maame Boakye, Nana Ama Afari-Dwamena & Nina Oruro (Co-Founders, Dine Diaspora)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Introducing the power trio behind Dine Diaspora who are creating culturally designed culinary experiences connecting leaders and game changers from the diaspora, Dine Diaspora—a contemporary lifestyle and events company—deviates from the typical D.C. happy hour scene and produces unforgettable Pan-African dining experiences. Learn what it takes to successfully introduce African concepts/culture into the US market and then transform this into a sustainable business!

Introducing the power trio behind Dine Diaspora who are creating culturally designed culinary experiences connecting leaders and game changers from the diaspora, Dine Diaspora—a contemporary lifestyle and events company—deviates from the typical D.C. happy hour scene and produces unforgettable Pan-African dining experiences. Learn what it takes to successfully introduce African concepts/culture into the US market and then transform this into a sustainable business!

Speed Networking and Cocktails
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes!

After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes!

TICKET OPTIONS 

Day Pass = Access to Saturday OR Sunday (Lunch is included)

 
Weekend Pass = Access to Saturday AND Sunday (Lunch is included on both days)
 
All Access Pass = Exclusive Access to Thursday & Friday sessions as well as ALL weekend sessions (Lunch is included on Friday, Saturday and Sunday). This workshop is limited to 20 participants only meaning that you will get intensive and individualised advice from the highly skilled SLA Team. Get the all access pass to take advantage of these workshops.
 
Vendor Pass = Want to connect your product to our audience of 100+ young ambitious women of colour? Why not book a vendor table, showcase your goods and make sales upon sales upon sales.  This pass allows you access to Saturday and Sunday sessions, plus a vendor table from 4pm-7pm on both day

5/6 of our most recent shehives sold out. Confirm your spot today to avoid missing out.

EARLY BIRD TICKET SALES END 31ST MAY. 

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