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Get inspired at this upcoming series of talks and music festival led by badass women

Jennifer P

Here’s an event for all the independent ladies in New York who are trying to build their empires. There’s an all-female series of talks and live music performances coming to Manhattan on Saturday, June 11—and the lineup definitely includes one (if not all) of your top girl crushes.

The Other Festival, which is described as “TED talks meet Coachella,” celebrates the creators, storytellers and founders who are redefining how women do business in the millennial age.

The three-part event kicks off with talks and workshops that cover everything from design and self-marketing to how to be YouTube’s next top vlogger. Folks can interact with movers-and-shakers at the SMART SHOP village, a marketplace for female makers. And the whole bash ends with kick-ass performances from musical talents such as Jojo Abbot, Mad Satta and Grace Weber.

Tickets range from $50 to a whopping $1,000, but general admission ($125) is definitely worth the price in order to absorb some wisdom and breathe the same air as the badass guest speakers listed below:

Naomi Campbell (Super Model)

Lindsey Stirling (Musician, YouTube megastar)

Rosario Dawson (actress, activist)

Cynthia Rowley + daughter Kit Keenan

Anne Fulenwider (Editor in Chief, Marie Claire)

Abrima Erwiah (Founder, Studio 189

Shelby Drummond (Vogue)

Marissa Webb (designer)

Yasmin Green (Principal, Google Ideas)

Alicia Glen (Deputy Mayor)

Melissa Battifarano (co-Designer, Rihanna’s FentyxPuma)

Reshma Saujani (Founder, Girls Who Code)

Elena Brower (yoga instructor, author)

Gelila Bekele (philanthopist, filmmaker)

Beverly Bond (Founder, Black Girls Rock)

 Erin Beatty (Creative Director, Suno)

Stephanie Mark (Founder, The Coveteur)

Chaka Pilgrim (President, Roc Nation

Jeni Britton (Founder, Jen's Splendid Ice Creams)

Melissa Ben-Ishay (Founder, Baked by Melissa)

Brett Heyman (Founder, Edie Parker)

Molly Guy (Founder, Stone Fox Bride)

Pamela Love (jewelry designer)

Fran Hauser (investor)

Aurora James (Founder, Brother Vellies)

Karen Wong (Deputy Director, New Museum)

 Rebecca Odes (co-founder,

Rachel Tipograph (Founder, MikMak)

Lauren Mailian (Host, Quit Your Day Job/Oxygen)

Karen Robinovitz (Founder, Digital Brand Architects)

Marissa Shrum (Group Strategy Director, Mother)

Tina Wells (Founder, Buzz Marketing Group)

Jody Levy (Founder Wtrmln Wtr)

Sarah Simmons (Founder, City Grit)

Nikki Ogunnaike (Senior Fashion Editor, Elle)

The festival is located at Spring Studios, 6 Saint Johns Lane. You can nab your tickets here.


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