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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TRACEY BROWER

BEING A MOM CAN HELP YOUR CAREER!

Tracey Brower

Can being a mom help your career? Yes! Sociologist and author Tracey Brower shares the 5 skills you can leverage to get ahead.Are you a caregiver to an aging parent? Are you back to homeschooling children in the not so post pandemic environment? You will learn these things from this interview

Sociologist and Author Tracey Brower shares the capabilities that you develop as a caregiver and how you can leverage them to fuel your career:

  • Leadership.
  • Empathy.
  • Stress Tolerance.
  • Communication
  • Time Management.

So you have built great skills which you know are relevant to business. You can convince your employer about your capabilities by making a strong business case. Tracey shares how.

CAN BEING A MOM HELP MY CAREER? IN CONVERSATION WITH TRACEY BROWER
Can being a mom help your career? Yes! Sociologist and author Tracey Brower shares the 5 skills you can leverage to get ahead. Are you a caregiver to an aging parent? Are you back to homeschooling children in the not so post pandemic environment? You will learn these things from this interview Sociologist and Author Tracey Brower shares the capabilities that you develop as a caregiver and how you can leverage them to fuel your career: Leadership. Empathy. Stress Tolerance. Communication Time Management. So you have built great skills which you know are relevant to business. You can convince your employer about your capabilities by making a strong business case. Tracey shares how.












FEB 9TH
HOW TO BUILD A BRAND THAT IS INCLUSIVE WITH SONIA THOMPSON
In this workshop, you will learn how your product or service can engage customers who are part of communities that have been historically underserved. To better engage women and certain cultural minorities To better engage consumers from different religions, customers with different dietary restrictions, sexual orientation To set goals around ensuring your marketing *and your teams* reflect the population of customers you're serving. How to build action plans and policies that support you in reaching those targets. To identify what success means to the community you serve and how it impacts the products, services, and experiences you'll deliver. To make your business about belonging. When your customers feel like they belong with you, they will reward you with their attention, adoration, and loyalty.









FEB 17TH
THE MOST MOTIVATIONAL TALK YOU HAVE EVER ATTENDED: DEBBIE MILLMAN
What you will learn in this interview: Rejection. How do you deal with it? Why 'courage' is more important than 'confidence' ? The question of deserving. What is that nonnegotiable for you? Most think about the 'why' in life. Then the 'what.' Then the 'where.' Why Debbie puts the 'where' first? I could tick off all the accolades and accomplishments of Debbie Millman. At one point, if you walked into any given grocery store or supermarket, anything like that, she had a hand in about 20 percent of everything you might see or touch. She helped co found the world’s first master’s program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, She is founder and host of "Design Matters," which is the world’s first and longest podcast about design. But what I'm really about to give you is one of the most motivational talks you have ever experienced from a successful woman in business. I will ask Debbie about three exercises she teaches her students: Her "10 year future you exercise." In your best possible life, what are the things you could accomplish? Understanding how you come across. How do you want to be perceived? What's a three-word combination that could only describe you? And other questions.
MAR 3RD
PRIVATE TOUR | MET MUSEUM OF ART | WOMEN WARRIORS
What you will learn from this tour: Women have historically been portrayed in 'supporting roles.' We reverse that narrative with this tour. To celebrate International Women's Day we are visiting the Met for a private tour of the institution with 8 women, followed by a conversation driven dinner. Did you know about the Amazons of Greek mythology? They were the original woman warriors. They were a society of women who rejected men—except when they needed to mate. The all-female tribe had to grow somehow! The Amazonian women warriors are legendary for their bravery in battle. Did you know about the queen of Iceni? Shortly after her husband died, Boudicca, was stripped of her possessions, flogged, forced to see her young daughters taken advantage of. Enraged, she got her troops together and razed the capital of Roman Britain, St. Albans and what we know as London today. Surely, you know about Joan of Arc. In the 15th century, this farm girl courageously led French troops in many battles, notably to victory in Orléans. After her capture, she was tried for heresy and burned at the stake. These stories go untold, unless we dig them up and share them. For this International Women's Day, we visit the Met. Docent Margaret Samu shares pieces that represent women warriors from the Museum's permanent collection.
MAR 4TH
"I'M CAPABLE, BUT I DON'T WANT TO LEAD" WITH SUE ASHFORD
In this workshop, you will learn the 6 reasons why capable people are reluctant to lead. It's something only people in positions of formal authority should do It's something people are born with rather than something they grow into It's a mindset issue making growth into leadership impossibleIt It will create interpersonal strife or hurt their image If things go south, they will be blamed It's easier to stay focused on the "doing." You have the knowledge. You have the skills. What is stopping you from grabbing the reigns? Join television presenter and founder of the Women's Leadership Academy, Joya Dass, as she engages award-winning scholar Sue Ashford in a conversation around why the most capable are often the least likely to step into leadership roles.















Mar 10th
WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY DINNER, HARTFORD
Women's Leadership Academy is a leadership development platform for executive women, based in New York City. It is led by long time TV news anchor Joya Dass and began with an intention to support South Asian professional women. The initiative has now expanded to include executive women around the globe. The movement celebrates International Women's Day with a series of dinners. The Hartford dinner is on the evening of Thursday, March 10th in the private dining room of Artisan, located in the Delamar Hotel. This dinner is a conversation-driven format. In a round-robin, we will introduce each woman attendee and her company/title. Joya will ask the following questions as it relates to International Women's Day What does International Women’s Day mean to you? Why do we need more women in leadership? What are the benefits? What factors impact a woman’s ability to lead others? Describe your leadership style and how you “lead” others. Is it different from your male counterparts? What do you think is the most significant barrier to female leadership? How have you built confidence and/or resiliency over the course of your career? How do you balance career, personal life and passions? Is there such a thing as balance? What are the ways you stay grounded and take care of yourself?
MAR 10TH
JOYA DASS IN CONVERSATION WITH DIPALI TRIVEDI, CO-FOUNDER & CTO, EVERYDAY LIFE INSURANCE
Dipali Trivedi is originally from a small town in India. After getting degrees in AI and machine learning, she headed to MIT. "When I started the [MBA] program, I was running my own consulting firm. I came to MIT to learn how to transition from services-based entrepreneurship to product-driven entrepreneurship." "As a woman in tech and a woman of color, I was used to being the only female in the room. But I wanted to do my part to change the landscape and help other women find a seat at the table. I believe that tech entrepreneurship is too important to be left solely to men, and I feel fortunate to be part of the incredible ecosystem of entrepreneurs, including Global Accelerator, TechStar and MIT." Join us for this powerful conversation on March 17th at 12pm EST. I will ask her these 5 questions for the first 20 minutes and then she will take your questions live.
MAR 17TH
WEEKEND IN PARIS | THE MONET MUSEUM & LUNCH AT LE DALÍ 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. 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 Le Dalí Paris in the 1st arrondissement. Over high tea, we share what we saw, what resonated for us from Moriset's story?
SPRING '22
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY DINNER | MILAN
Women's Leadership Academy is a leadership development platform for executive women, based in New York City. It is led by long time television presenter Joya Dass and began with an intention to support South Asian professional women. The initiative has now expanded to include executive women around the globe. The movement celebrates International Women's Day with a series of dinners. The Milan dinner will be held this spring and welcomes eight women to a prix fixe menu in the private dining room at Al Mercante Restaurant. This dinner is a conversation-driven format. In a round-robin, we will introduce each woman attendee and her company/title. Each woman shares a recent win, a current challenge, one resource she has to share, and one thing she needs right now. Joya will moderate the conversation.

SPRING '22
JOYA DASS IN CONVERSATION WITH NIDHI LUCKY HANDA, CEO OF LEUNE
Nidhi Lucky Handa, CEO and founder of California-based cannabis products company Leune, launched in November 2018. It's raised over $5M from celebrity investors including Rich Paul, John Wall, Carmelo Anthony, and La La Anthony. Her background is in business marketing and building brands. When legalization passed, she saw the pain point in the market. Brands either marketed to the "being bad" or skewed towards being very clinical. None were speaking to the modern consumer. In just two years, LEUNE has created a community for the "cannabis-curious." She prides herself on her dispensaries, which are bright and modern like a medi spa. In this conversation, I will ask 6 questions ABOUT PRODUCT MARKET FIT ABOUT BRANDING ABOUT HER $5M FUNDRAISE ABOUT GETTING STAR POWER BEHIND A PRODUCT WHY ITS IMPORTANT TO EDUCATE THE CONSUMER? HER NUMBER ONE ADVICE ON LEADERSHIP
Past Event
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.





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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.







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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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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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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 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.
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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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