TOAST: The Empowered Black Women’s Collaborative
Save the Date
Our Next TOAST Soiree is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at Newport Vineyards
If you’ve been wanting to level up in your career or your professional development—now is the time to do so. Come dine with the Queens of TOAST, rub elbows with other professionals, and walk away with the connections and strategies that you need to survive, thrive and ask for what you are worth.
Women who negotiate increase their potential to earn higher salaries and better benefits packages. By negotiating fair and equitable salaries, you’ll be better able to pay off loans, buy the things you want and need, and even save for retirement.
Why is negotiation so important? Research on the gender pay gap shows that, one year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than their male counterparts. Women who work full time take home 80 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker is paid. And over a lifetime, those lost potential earnings add up.
This course will be taught by Kelly Nevins, Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, a registered AAUW Work Smart trainer.
A Bonus session will also be taught by Inas Alawam of Ameriprise Financial.
This event is open to the public. Reservations are required and limited to 50 guests for this intimate interactive workshop.
The Secret Garden Party
Venue: The Radeke Garden, RISD Museum
Description: Guests were invited to a“secret garden party” at the Radeke Garden at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD Museum) to savor Afro-Caribbean inspired bites by Distinguish Catering and sip tropical, garden-to-glass beverages by BAS Providence’s newest popup libation experience. This experience was designed, complete with a private textile exhibit tour by RISD, lively music, a shea-butter making tutorial and makeover consults by Mary Kay.
Proceeds from ticket sales went towards supporting after-school, vacation, and summer health + wellness initiatives such as Girls’ Clubs for young girls ages five through fifteen at the City of Providence’s Recreation Department in collaboration with the Partnership for Providence Parks.
MARCH 2019: THE WEALTH MANAGEMENT MASTERCLASS
Venue: Hotel Providence, Rhode Island
The Psychology of Wealth
Marcy Reyes, Professor, CEO of Financial Literacy Youth Initiative
Fabi Brunache, Real Estate Broker, CEO- Fabnancial
Kelly Nevins - The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island
Solange Lopes, Founder of the Corporate Sister, CPA
Tara Latimer, Owner of Essential Signing Services
Nicole M. Bluefort, Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort
Megan Pimentel, New York Life
april 2018: Managing your mindset to make your next big move
Venue: Hotel Providence
Sterling Clinton Spellman- CEO of Polished, Author and Motivational Coach
Lisa Ranglin: President of Rhode Island Black Business Association
Lanisha Collier: CEO of Libra Lioness Entertainment
June 2018:Self Care as strategic practice
Venue: Marriott Downtown Providence
Dr. Shanna B. Tiayon, Author, Speaker, Coach
Cleonie Mainvelle: CEO of Inspired Outcome
Kamilah A’Vant: President of NAMIC
Yemi Sekoni: President of Donahue Models and Talent
november 2018: Embracing change
Venue: Renaissance Downtown Providence
Dr. Hume Johnson- CEO of Hume Johnson consulting, Professor of Roger Williams University
Dawn Adeyemi: Licensed Therapist, Be Free LLC
Latonia Franicois: Trailblazing Owner, Let’s Write Life