A Social Good
With the success of our summer volunteer and marketing drive, Girls in Tech nyc has begun to plan for fall. We’re kicking it off with a fabulous new media event that our current Marketing Manager, Alexis Stack designed from her passions and the goals we’ve established to help empower women in nyc. New York City, where I’ve called home for my entire life, is above all a fun and cutting edge city. A media and business-focused city: the many talented women and industry supporters here will surely appreciate the efforts of the Girls in Tech board and volunteers.
From my perspective, this fall will mean a confluence of energies for Girls in Tech nyc. I hear many ask, “When is the next social mixer?” – we’ll have more of these. Speakers like Juliette Powell, Rachel Sklar, Peg Samuel, and Dina Kaplan don’t disappoint and never fail to engage. Speaking of engagement Rebecca Goldstein, of Tonic.com (dedicated to good on the web) has engaged our community with a new Ning site, about to debut as Girls in Tech NYC’s destination site. As we ramp up for the fall, expect to hear about some very exciting and dynamic community-focused initiatives that offer compelling content with a social focus.
The fall schedule leaves me wondering: how do so many talented women in NYC manage their time and focus on what is truly important? From a business standpoint, we hear things like social entrepreneurism, social good, triple bottom-lines, flexible work hours, parental leaves, and diversity awareness programs. With the changes in our economic orientation and framework these past months, new models and lifestyles emerge and make their way into the mainstream. New York is an innovative and independent spirit, but we can take our inspiration from all over the globe. Who is asking this question about how we can, practically and efficiently, use our time for social good? In the past month, I’ve come across many people attempting to help to answer it. Here are a few:
- @Mashable Get tickets in the next 15 hours at: Final Days of Summer of Social Good, Last Chance for Tickets by @adamhirsch. It includes, among many well-known leaders, Beth Kanter, and coming from those who challenged themselves to raise $100,000 in 1 week via social media, it makes history – also watch Mashable’s livestream feed this Friday at 9AM.
- @GaryVee Listen to Gary Vaynerchuk inspire at: WHO WHAT HOW MUCH It’s not what you know it’s not who you know, it’s how much time do you spend with who you know. as he gears up to promote his book, CRUSH IT! (about your passion).
- @lotay Read about conscious capitalists from an inspirational individual: Black Card Circle and Lotay Yang: Philanthropy Funded by a Sustainable Spirit
- Read Paul Graham illuminate our time crunch: Maker’s schedule, Manager’s schedule
- Be socially-focused and innovative: the extraordinaries, grassroots.org, acumen fund or even entrepreneurial…
- Share what you know (check out the writing section of Danica McKellar’s and the about description on helping girls to be confident in maths), look at things in a new way, and educate those around you with what you find.