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A Female Experience: Overcoming Obstacles in the Workplace

  • Baron's 564 Dekalb Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11205 United States (map)

Ever wonder how to deal with work related issues as a female rising to the top? As a woman, it’s something we must think about and learn to navigate. We invite you to join us as we listen to high-level, female professionals at companies in leading industries for an evening of intimate conversations over food and drinks. We welcome you to connect through shared experiences in the workplace and learn best practices in overcoming female-centered obstacles within our careers.


Speakers include:

Sarah Holm Johansen

Danish-born, award-winning documentary filmmaker; Director & Producer of long form content for platforms such as CNN, Showtime, History Channel, Discovery ID, A&E and Netflix. Sarah posesses 15 years of experience directing and producing. She started her career as an intern at the prestigious news show 60 Minutes on CBS and spent the next years traveling the country and covering politics as a US correspondent for the Danish network, Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Following the 2008 election, she wrote two books, both collections of essays about New York City. She then established herself as a Producer/Director, working at New York’s top production companies. Her work has taken her all over the world, most recently to China, where she covered the rise of the counterfeit industry; Indonesia, where she explored deforestation and government corruption; the Arctic, where she investigated the catastrophic impact of climate change on the Arctic ice; and Lebanon, where she explored religious conservatism and the changing role of women. Her work has also taken her to most US states for topics ranging from human trafficking, civil rights, and immigration to climate change and politics. She has worked with and directed several high-profile journalists and actors such as CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and Tony Harris, 60 Minutes anchor Leslie Stahl, and actors Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

India Robinson

Senior Director at Cornerstone Agency, a full-service agency specializing in entertainment and event marketing. India's professional experience reflects her strengths, accomplishments, and commitment to excellence. In her current role, she manages everything from creative and content development, experiential activations, talent partnerships, program strategy and execution. Her day-to-day includes managing an internal, cross-functional team, contract negotiations, broadcast and digital productions, creative executions across various mediums, sponsorship activations, celebrity procurement, and management of multi-million dollar budgets. In addition to her "9-5" India is also partner in Listen Up Media, a production company committed to showcasing, highlighting, and distributing content that mandates a conversation, drives engagement, and creates social awareness around systemic issues in society. Lastly, she manages NFL Safety, Malcolm Jenkins, known for his social advocacy, entrepreneurship, and innovative style.

Glenda Silva

Development Director of the One Brooklyn Fund Inc. at the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. Glenda has served previous roles at Equality Now, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. She holds a Master's in Public Administration from USC Price and a Dual Bachelor's from UCLA. She is also a 2016 Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellow of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and continues to support the organization with philanthropic and alumni engagement initiatives.


If you would like to attend, a suggested minimum donation of $125 can be made directly to our ifund page by clicking here.

Fundraising efforts will be allocated towards the wellness programming for the 2019/2020 partnerships with Bela High School and Women In Need shelters in Brooklyn, NY.

Our program, Girls Who Thrive is a year-round educational, emotional well-being and self-esteem building program for girls in Middle School and High School that incurs a monthly cost of $580. The program is currently implemented at Bela High School with efforts to establish an additional session at a WIN shelter location in October 2019.

Finding Fitness is a year-round program that enhances the experiences of women in shelters through fitness and wellness with an incurred monthly cost of $300. The program is currently implemented at one location with plans to establish in an additional shelter in November 2019.

Earlier Event: April 20
Women Who Thrive Sweating For a Cause