PowerToFly Parents’ Panel: Work-Life Balance
PowerToFly is excited to host our second virtual Parents' Panel on December 10th! In this panel, we're discussing work-life balance, and how to bring your full self to work each and every day while balancing a growing family at home. Join us for this live Q&A to learn new tips, strategies, and share personal anecdotes that have helped shape these women into the founders and mothers they are today!
Ask these experts ANYTHING during this free, virtual conversation on PowerToFly!
- Eloise Drane, Founder of Family Inceptions
- Violette de Ayala, Founder of FemCity
- Mari Leong, Founder of Petite Crown
Meet the Panelists:
Eloise Drane is the founder of Family Inceptions, an agency that works together with prospective parents, egg donors, and surrogates to help build families of choice. Her passion and unparalleled empathy blossomed from her own experience as an egg donor six times and a surrogate three times. Eloise understands the importance of empowerment and encouragement within the family creation process. When she isn't guiding others in making family legacies, Eloise can be found fostering the relationships in her own family. Reading, learning, and spending quality time with her husband and five children.
Violette de Ayala is a Cuban-American serial and social Entrepreneur, Founder of FemCity®, and virtual mentor to over 20,000 women. She's also the author of The Self-Guided Guru© Lessons for Everyday Humans [For Pre-Order // released 10/30]. Violette has been quoted in Success, Forbes, Entrepreneur, CNBC, Fast Company, Thrive Global, Medium, Yahoo Small Business, Authority, Business Insider News as a small business expert and in MarieClaire. Violette has also been seen in featured campaigns in People, InStyle, Real Simple magazines in addition to bareMinerals "Women We Love" Series. She served as part of The White House: Women Environmental Leaders Program and was a commissioned Keynote speaker for Accenture's International Women's Month Event, the SBA Regional Women's Conference, and Luxury Brand Partners.
FemCity has been seen in Gilt, Vogue, Forbes, AP, Mashable and Fast Company and has over 100 locations in the US, Canada and the Islands.
Violette and Stephen and have three kids that span mid 20's to tween age. Their gracefully aging rescue dog, Cosmo is a frequent pseudo star on her instagram.
Mari Leong is the founder of Petite Crown, an eco-friendly baby product company. She started the business with the mission to end diaper need by donating a diaper for every product sold after learning about families not being able to afford diapers. She is a mother of two, business owner, full-time worker, and graduate school student and immigrant from Japan.
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For the boss you loved, the coworker you hated, and everyone in between
Two things are inevitable when someone leaves your team at work: there will be an abundance of sweet treats (I'm partial to those giant cookie cakes from the mall) and there will be a card passed around for everyone to scrawl the professional version of sweet nothings in. Depending on the "importance" of the person, you may get the bonus activities of farewell gifts and/or an all-team champagne toast.
If you are a New York based tech professional and you'd like to attend this event, please email your name and LinkedIn URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you are a software engineer, fitness enthusiast or both, you won't want to miss PowerToFly's evening of product demos and networking with the women tech leaders and allies at Peloton.
Founded in 2012, Peloton brought top talent together in its Silicon Alley headquarters to create a new concept in fitness. In their words, "We loved cycling but had a hard time finding a workout that consistently fit our schedules, and our at-home workouts never felt quite up to par. So, we set out to create a world-class indoor cycling studio experience on your time, and in the comfort of your own home."
This event is your chance to hear directly from the women tech leaders and allies who make their revolutionary products like the Peloton Bike, Peloton Tread and Peloton App possible. We'll be devoting a large portion of the event to taking your questions and I know the Peloton team wants to hear from you!
The unique evening will take place on Wednesday, February 12th from 6pm to 8:30pm at 125 W 25th Street.