Meet Kim Kleeman: Leading Next Level Growth


First Class Member Spotlight In today’s world of successful entrepreneurs, one that should be on your radar is Kim Kleeman, where she goes, growth follows. She’s a force and she’s on fire.  After years of learning about building and scaling businesses, she is sharing it with others by dedicating her … Read More

From Personal Failure to Fortune 1000: Erin Hallett


Meet Erin Hallett, the North American Channels Sales Manager for Anritsu. Her Superpower: She thinks outside the box using her deep technical knowledge to solve critical problems with technology solutions for her customers.   In honor of National Unicorn Day, we have been scouting for unicorns in the Ms.Tech First … Read More

How Nora Brathol’s Social Good Belief System Fuels Her 6-Figure Business


FCM Member Spotlight Nora Brathol Nora Brathol founded Arka Pana Consulting after a string of successful online fundraising and advocacy campaigns for international non-profit organizations. With a focus on using social media for social good, Arka Pana Consulting has grown into a full-service digital marketing agency with clients ranging from … Read More

Creative Woman: Meet Ari Krzyzek


Meet Ari Krzyzek Our very FIRST FCM Member Spotlight! Ari is the Co-founder & Creative Director of Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia), where she implements powerful branding strategies to provide distinctive designs for maximum impact through the web, mobile and/or print. Additionally, she founded and hosts Creative Women’s Co., serving as a … Read More

Learning Lab: We Got Goals


Thank you for tuning into our first Learning Lab. You should be off and running towards those internal and external goals. This was a great way for us to test the format, tools, and interactivity of virtual learning for our members so thank you! Did you enjoy the experience? What would make it First … Read More

#BeBoldForChange :: Meet our next Mastermind guest, Jessica Zweig


In honor of International Women’s Day 2017, we will share those bold moments and bold actions taken to help improve or develop an aspect of our career or business. Join us for our monthly Mastermind at 1871 where we will be discussing Personal Development and celebrating the global movement to … Read More

How Self-Employment Will Allow You to Take Control

The absence of female representation in top leadership, the lack of mentorship programs, the unequal opportunities for men and women employees, the strict maternity leave policies, and the wage gap serve as enough motivation for female employees to leave their jobs for self-employment. A Measly 4 Percent When looking at … Read More

InclusionNYC: A Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion Tech


Nearly a dozen different local NYC community groups gathered to host “Inclusion NYC.” An event for students and tech professionals of all ages, ethnicities, genders and races for small group discussions, centered on diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.  Inclusion NYC is a unique event intentionally designed not to … Read More