Tuesday, July 14, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Free members-only event
Join us for a special two-part financial planning series with Molly Townsend, a Certified Financial Planner™ at UBS, specifically designed to help women learn how to take control of their financial futures and navigate turbulent economic times. This is exclusive to WMG members, and you can sign up to attend either or both sessions on July 14th and July 28th.
During these virtual sessions, we will cover:
Molly Townsend is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with the Zelniker Dorfman Group at UBS. She began her financial services career in 2008 in her hometown of Chicago before moving to NYC in 2015 to join the Zelniker Dorfman Group. Leading the team’s financial planning process, Molly works closely with a broad range of multigenerational clients to gain an understanding of their priorities and help them articulate their goals. Analyzing clients' retirement, education, tax, philanthropy and wealth transfer opportunities, she prides herself on her ability to connect individually with clients and talk about the things that matter most to them.
Molly manages the team's 401(k) plan practice, and specializes in insurance, annuities, Social Security, pension income and 529 plans. On any day, she may discuss the risks of a highly concentrated position with an executive, help a widowed client navigate Social Security and survivor benefits, or work with a family to explore lending options for a vacation home. With all the ways her clients turn to her for advice and guidance, Molly prides herself on helping them live their lives to the fullest.
Sign up for session 2 on July 28th here.
Janna's theme is: Publishing Entrepreneurship
A note from Janna on her theme: A relaxed and open conversation for solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and aspiring entrepreneurs about the joys and challenges of starting your own business in the publishing industry. Let’s have an honest chat about mindset, overcoming obstacles, finding peers and mentors, assessing risk, and pivoting when necessary. Any level of experience is welcome!
Here's how it works:
WMG's "small dinners" are a fun and informal way for members to connect and really get to know each other. Our Small Dinners Program will take on a virtual form this Summer, using the WMG Zoom account for remote socializing.
We have a fantastic line up of virtual hostesses from among our WMG members. Sign up for a date and time that works for you and we will send you a Zoom link. Each meeting has a 6 person limit.
It's a wonderful way to meet meet other talented, high-energy women, all ready to assist one another in our professional endeavors.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Charlie's theme is: Book to Film/Screen
Cara's theme is: Book club: Uncanny Valley (BYO Zinfandel)
A note from Cara: Work culture, data analysis, diversity initiatives, self-optimization, someone who actually left book publishing… there is so much to discuss. Bring your favorite passages from Anna Wiener’s Uncanny Valley: A Memoir and your own startup/early career memories.
Julie's theme is: Catchall/Anything
A note from Julie on her theme: All Zoomed out? Bored with your work space? Miss work lunches and after-work business networking? You’re not alone. Join WMG co-president and book publishing veteran Julie Blattberg for an hour or so of chit-chat about the current and future of work and networking, and whatever else is on your mind. Pour yourself some tea or a glass of wine and get ready to make some new contacts or see some old friends.
Paula's theme is: Travel!
A note from Paula: Dreaming of travel? Paris, Santorini, Barcelona, Montreal, San Diego, Upstate New York! Anywhere sounds fabulous right about now! 2020 has derailed plans for travel lovers leaving us with memories of amazing past trips and daydreams of trips to come. Join me for a virtual vacation on Thursday, July 23rd from 6pm-7pm ET. BYO drinks, dinner, snacks! And please wear or bring something that you acquired on a beloved trip so you can take us all back there with you.
Tuesday, July 28, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Candi's theme is: Ghosts & Other Writing Ghouls
Writing more or less these days? Does routine or chaos help you honor your creative capacities? What books, movies, music have inspired you during quarantine? Does whiskey, wine, absinthe, tea, or coffee seem to get your ideas flowing? Morning or midnight? Zoom in and share!
Nevin's theme is: Children's Books
A note from Nevin: Let's talk about notable and memorable children's books. What were your faves as a kid, or what are your faves now? What are your kids' go-to books? Are there any books you really dislike, but you seem to be in the minority in that opinion? I'd love to discuss those books, too!
Heather's theme is Audio Entertainment.
Kathy's theme is: Media Technology
A note from Kathy: Get together for a casual discussion with WMG members who are into media technology, whether you are just a geek at heart or work in the media technology trenches and want to compare notes.
Stacey's theme is: Supporting #BLM in Business: What to say; what to do; how to help
Kelly & Susan's theme is: Literary Trivia – from quotes to stories to little-known facts
Jill's theme is: Bourbon Night - BYOB!
A message from Jill: In ordinary times, I would host a Bourbon night with a tasting of several spirits and a discussion of the merits of each, followed by some tasty supper - maybe Bourbon sloppy joes with cheddar cheese and pickled onions. But we will make do with a virtual meet up. So IF you are a Bourbon fan, have a favorite bottle or cocktail on hand and share your thoughts and enthusiasm with us. Why is it your go to choice? What brought you to Bourbon? What recipes have you tried (if any) that work with this spirit? If you are NOT a Bourbon fan, join in anyway! Any drink will do. Obviously we will move on to the topics of the day: how we are all surviving; what we have learned from this pandemic; best reading (a most subjective question) for this period; and the most binge worthy TV we have each discovered. And anything else you want to discuss! See you later in the summer. Cheers!
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