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PVD Lady Project Summit, Featuring Michelle Kwan, Set for April 12

Saturday, March 29, 2014


Check out the second annual Lady Project Summit on Saturday, April 12 at the Southside Cultural Center.

The PVD Lady Project, a non-profit women’s networking organization, has announced it will hold its second annual Lady Project Summit on Saturday, April 12 at the Southside Cultural Center in Providence. This upcoming event is geared to inspire, connect and showcase women/female identifying and will include a kick-off party, day-long conference, and an after party.

Event schedule

The full event schedule is as follows:

· A Summit Kick-Off Party on Friday, April 11 at Madewell at Providence Place (7-9 p.m.)

· A day-long conference on April 12 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) including inspiring keynotes, media panel, nontraditional workshops and networking opportunities.

· An after-party (6:15-8 p.m.) including a Bluecube photo booth, Milestone Wines, a signature performance by Chifferobe and other special surprises.

Keynote speakers

Keynotes include Michelle Kwan, Olympian and State Department advisor and envoy, Tammy Tibbetts, founder and president of She’s the First, and Meredith Walker, co-creator of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. Audrey McClelland, co-founder of Moms Generation, is moderating the Media Panel. Panelists include: Jenna Goudreau of Business Insider, Taylor Trudon of HuffPost Teen at Huffington Post, Rebekah Epstein, Entrepreneur contributor, Debbie Stoller of BUST Magazine and Ashley Erling of The Rhode Show.


Attendees sign up for four rounds of workshops, being led by the influential women such as Jennifer Tress, TED Speaker Hannah Brencher, Margo Rowder from the Television Academy, Carly Heitlinger of College Prepster, and Mackenzie Horan of Design Darling. The special Lightning Round workhop consists of three, 15-minute classes, including a craft beer tastin by Girls Pint Out, tips on a million dollar meal in minutes and on a budget by Amy McCoy, of Poor Girl Gourmet.

Between workshops attendees can get head shots a discounted price at the Brister Photo headshot station. Summit attendees will also receive a tote bad designed by Featherweight Printing and Packed with items from Lady Project sponsors.

Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Both have an option to donate to She’s The First. Register at www.ladyprojectsummit.com. Tickets are on sale through April 10 or until sold out.

The Lady Project

The Lady Project was co-founded in 2011 by Sierra Barter, one of Providence Monthly’s “10 To Watch in 2014,” and Julie Sygiel of Dear Kate. The Lady Project is a collective of women who come together to connect, inspire and showcase women doing awesome things, through events, membership and community engagement. The first chapter, PVD Lady Project, launched in 2012 and has over 250 members in the RI area. The second chapter, HVN Lady Project launched in New Haven in October 2013; and BOS Lady Project kicked-off in Boston in January 2014. Lady Project events and memberships are open to females or female-identifying.


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