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Past Event June 20, 2020 / 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by GOWRKGRLS
GOWRKGRLS presents Work-Life-Well, a panel discussion moderated by Porsha Thomas; featuring Sydia Bell, Nicole Cabrera Salazar, and MR PAUL. Hear how BIPOC business owners and creatives uprooted themselves from stifling situations to build self-sustaining careers.
This virtual lecture was streamed via Zoom. Watch the recording of the event by clicking here.
GOWRKGRLS™ provides virtual business strategy for DIY business ladies.
We help founders build tangible solutions to grow their businesses via help with branding, marketing, and sales strategy. Business women join GOWRKGRLS™ to get aligned, make new friends, and to create, implement, & build upon action plans.
Porsha Thomas is a creative strategist and content creator with an affinity for branding and digital marketing. She runs GOWRKGRLS™, a business development consultancy for women entrepreneurs, and teaches DIY business ladies how to successfully market their ventures. When she isn’t hunched over her laptop or phone-scrolling, you can catch her passing the time with yoga, good food, good wine, and True Crime.
Dr. Nicole Cabrera Salazar is a Latina astronomer who is passionate about social justice in science and technology. After creating multiple initiatives in graduate school for marginalized students, she decided to shift her career away from research to focus on changing the culture of STEM through her company Movement Consulting. Nicole is also a dedicated mentor, helping Black and Brown scientists uncover their full potential. Movement Consulting is a social innovation company disrupting science and technology by empowering marginalized people to be their whole authentic selves. We partner with universities, research institutions, and tech companies who are committed to supporting marginalized scientists but may not know where to start. Rather than focus on diversity and inclusion in STEM, we believe that we have a responsibility to integrate marginalized people’s stories, traditional knowledge and values, and their ways of being and doing science.
Sydia Bell is a self-care practitioner, life skills educator, and wellness guide, on a mission to inspire and support personal growth. She is also the founder of The Everyday Creative, a lifestyle studio dedicated to helping design personal care systems by illuminating the small habits that create the most meaningful changes in everyday life. Using observation, conversation, strategy, and a nice size portion of creativity, she provides self-care guidance, personal coaching, life skills sessions, and tangible tools that will help establish the roots of your lifestyle. From daily rituals and habits to how you cope with stress, you’ll learn how to nurture yourself in practical ways, so you are always growing with purpose and perspective.
MR PAUL (b.1981, Pine Mountain, Ga.) documents his real-world experiences by creating large-scale figurative/abstract murals, experimental music, and short films to serve as a reference point for his existence and unique perspective. In 2017, MR PAUL started the Museum of Modern Perspective, Atlanta’s first and only D-I-Y museum.
October 8 / 12:00pm
BLDGS Talk + Tour
Presented by Atlanta Design Festival
Grab a coffee and explore the historical Atlanta Contemporary building with the BLDGS, the architecture group behind the 2013 renovation of the galleries. This tour is part of the Atlanta Design Festival tour series with MA! Architecture Tours.
October 12 / 10:00am
Callanwolde Gallery Tour
Members will tour the fine art gallery located at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.
October 13 / 6:00pm
Andres Serrano’s Insurrection
Atlanta Contemporary hosts a screening of Insurrection, followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker, Andres Serrano.