I love creating unique and immersive events. You might say, “Joya, how does that help me in business?” 

I’ve been hosting my women’s events long enough to have been in front of hundreds of ladies. Networking doesn’t come naturally to some. Others get tongue-tied and freeze once in the room. 

I’m creating all kinds of ways for you to have a shared experience as a group. The room is full of women from many different verticals. The networking comes easier because you already had one experience together. You already have handles for conversation.

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New York Retreat (Members Only Event)

WHO DO YOU NEED TO BECOME IN 2022?

New York Retreat

Join us on this unique and bespoke tour, created just for the Women’s Leadership Academy. Friday, January 21st, I host a mini retreat to set goals for 2022.

We start with something special.

Our favorite docent Margaret Samu, from the Parsons School of Design, is intimately familiar with the Met and leads us on a tour of spaces in the institution where we can contemplate.

And discover.

That gets us in an introspective headspace.

Then, I’ve done a buyout of a restaurant on the Upper East Side. We bring our vision boards. We bring our appetites and we workshop 2022 goals. I’ll ask a series of questions to provoke introspection.

 
NEXT PUBLIC SPEAKING MASTERCLASS COHORT KICKS OFF
If you are a woman leader looking to build a personal brand and enjoy being in a safe container of other women to learn, this Masterclass is for you. It's six sessions, starting January 5th.
January 5th
7 POINTS TO BUILDING A GREAT BRAND WITH BRUCE TURKEL
The best companies and most successful salespeople live by a three-word mantra—”all about them”— When sales people focus their brand on their customers instead of themselves, their businesses flourish. In this workshop, author and former agency owner Bruce Turkel shows readers how to use this simple but extremely powerful influencing technique. He has advised some of the world’s greatest companies, including American Express and Bacardi. In this workshop, he lays the groundwork by relating his personal journey of discovery to the “All about Them” principle. Afterwards, he takes your questions live. Identify great opportunities for your brand and still stay true to your core values and promises.
Jan 12th
WEEKEND IN PARIS | THE MONET MUSEUM & HIGH TEA AT THE RITZ PARIS
We focus our visit on the artist Berthe Moriset, the first female impressionist painter. In 1874, she exhibited alongside art greats Cézanne, Degas, Monet, and Renoir. Still, she struggled to be respected for her work. She wrote in a notebook 1890, "I don't think there has ever been a man who treated a woman as an equal and that's all I would have asked for, for I know I'm worth as much as they." While most painters made women decoration in their works, she made working women her focal point. She painted the cooks, the maids, the nannies and governesses who made it possible for her to work. Who did she have to become in order to get recognition? Morisot was denied international recognition until long after her death. Her daughter worked hard to fix that. After the museum, we Uber to the Ritz Paris in the 1st arrondissement. Over high tea, we share what we saw, what resonated for us from Moriset's story? I will ask a series of questions, designed to provoke introspection as we think ahead to 2022 and whom we need to become.
MEMBERS ONLY
THE HARRIET BEECHER STOWE STORY & LUNCH | STOWE CENTER, HARTFORD, CT
"We won't learn women's stories unless we tell them." In 2021, we are seeking out women's stories to tell. Otherwise, they are forgotten. Harriet Beecher Stowe rose to fame in 1851 with the publication of her best-selling book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, which highlighted the evils of slavery. She is known as an abolitionist. On Saturday, November 13th, we visit the home she lived in for the last 23 years of her life. It's now a museum and we have a docent leading a private tour just for our group of 6, so we can learn her story. Afterwards, we go to lunch, where I ask a series of questions, including what resonated for you during the tour.
SOLD OUT!
DESIGN YOUR TIME. BECOME AN EFFECTIVE LEADER WITH THE CEO OF PRODUCT TEACHER
In this workshop, you will learn How to proactively design your week and your day What to prioritize. What to de-prioritize. How to engineer time for maximum productivity How to map ENERGY for maximum productivity How to block out time for deep work on calendars How to say "no" to meetings if they don't have clear agendas. November 11th, I'm in conversation with Clement Kao, CEO and founder of Product Teacher, a career coaching company that enables product managers to succeed. Once and for all, let's create systems and processes for making you productive and a better a leader.
Past Event
THE FIVE SKILLS THAT TRANSFER FROM SPORTS TO BUSINESS: IN CONVERSATION WITH INDIAN BASKETBALL PLAYER APOORVA MURALINATH

In this workshop, I will be in conversation with Indian basketball player Appoorva Muralinath about her rise to fame. Since we are women in business, she will also speak to the 5 things about being an athlete that transfer to the world of business.






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A HOW TO DESIGN CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER WITH DANIEL STILLMAN
"How do you design better conversations in the workplace? It's an important skill for a leader. It helps you align your teams on vision, face tough issues and build a creative and inclusive team culture. In this workshop with Daniel Stillman of the Conversation Factory, teaches a step-by-step framework to design impactful conversations-
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6 TIPS ON BECOMING KNOWN FOR YOUR IDEAS WITH DORIE CLARK
You have great ideas. You write about it. But how do you ensure the right people are reading it? This talk shares six tips In this workshop, you will learn Writing about the people you’d like to connect with (or the companies you’d like to work for). Proactively sharing articles you create. Using the “ladder strategy” for your content.

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6 TIPS TO HAVING AGENCY OVER YOUR LIFE WITH AUTHOR ALKA JOSHI
In this talk, you will learn to: Be disciplined about your 'me' time. Learn to say 'no'. Buck convention. Go it alone. Try new things. Say 'yes' to new experiences. Embrace the lessons, rather than fight them. Be kind to yourself. If you make a mistake, move on Take stock of your values so you can prioritize. Tuesday, September 28th, I'm in conversation with author Alka Joshi, author of the "Henna Artist" and "The Secret Keeper of Jaipur." It's fascinating trilogy that is a Reese Witherspoon Bookclub Pick and set to become a Miramax TV production.
Past Event
WHAT DOES THE MODERN LEADER LOOK LIKE?" WITH THE CEO OF SCRIBE MEDIA
Scribe Media had a record multi million dollar revenue year. Jevon talks to us about his newest book on what modern leadership looks like, how he’s leaned on what he’s learned throughout his life and career about rising above hardship, and the one piece of advice he’d give any CEO right now.


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BECOME A LEADER THAT MATTERS
In this workshop you will learn to:
1. Be the leader who conveys meaning, not power.
2. Manage time and transform your relationship to it.
3. Embrace a curious mindset.
4. Embrace change.
5. Lead by lifting others up.
6. Act with decisiveness and clarity.
7. Be people-focused and little ways to show people care and respect.
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6 KEYS TO BUILDING CULTURE IN A POST COVID-19 WORLD
Stumped on what to do given that you're not returning to the office just yet? How do you build culture on your team? How do you onboard new employees and make them feel like they are part of the team? How do you line up for that promotion if you're not getting face time with your boss. Amy Kelly answers all of these questions and takes your queries live.



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