Check out the Up Next Podcast ~ Melinc Founder Melissa Grego discusses with futurist Gabriella Mirabelli, CoFounder-CEO of Anatomy Media, why we do what we do and her approach to promoting equality (hint: skip the catchphrases in favor of having uncomfortable, candid conversations…and don’t be shy about asking for help).
Developments at Uber and Fox News and this NYT op-ed on “bro-cos” have underscored the power of corporate culture in recent weeks, inspiring me to share in this month’s newsletter some great articles and videos about culture and how to improve, create and select the professional environment that works for you.
I also have registration discounts to share for four quickly-approaching partner events in the coming weeks.
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In the two years since I launched Melinc Consulting, one of the biggest things I’ve been working on is how to ask for things I need to build my venture.
This pursuit has led to the “Art of the Ask” theme for the April edition of the Melinc Newsletter.
Among the insight that follows: The latest Melinc Originals video, How to Ask for Money, featuring guidance from some of our fantastic Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of NY speakers.
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Negotiate. Know who you’re dealing with. Know your value. Do not apologize.
These are some of the keys to effectively asking for money, according to senior leaders in media, entertainment and tech who spoke at the 2016 Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of NY conference and are featured in this Melinc Originals video.
Featured experts include: Karen Aviram Beatty, Google, Inc.’s Managing Director of Global Search Partnerships; TV producer Caryn Mandabach (The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Third Rock from the Sun, That 70s Show, Nurse Jackie, Peaky Blinders); Tricia Melton, President, Melton Marketing; Marie Nelson, Vice President, News & Public Affairs, PBS; and Mona Scott-Young, Founder & CEO, Monami Entertainment and Executive Producer, Love & Hip Hop on VH1.
Keynotes & Cocktails, owned and operated by Melinc, is the premier conference for women working in media, entertainment and tech. It is held on both coasts — in Los Angeles as Women of the West; and in New York City as Women of NY.
Welcome to the February / March edition of the Melinc (mel-link) Newsletter, your pipeline of insight and resources to inform, inspire and connect people working in media and entertainment — and to promote gender equality in our business community.
In this edition, learn the do’s and absolute don’ts of networking from Women of NY speakers, join Christina Wayne and me at BEA2017 at the NAB Show and suggest a speaker for the Next TV Summit NYC on June 14.
Pedram Shawd, host/writer/producer, Physician, Life Transitions Consulting
I was most impressed with the character of everyone present. Highly recommended.
Alix Generous, Writer and TED speaker, Ask Me About My Aspirations
It was a powerful and down to earth conference. I truly saw how much woman in the industry want to empower others just starting out.
Louise Carter, Director Multi-Platform Marketing
Met several fantastic women!
Mahlena-Rae Johnson, Social Media Manager, Mr. J Media
Women of the West was wonderful. I had a great time. I plan to attend next year... The mission of the company and the conferences is an important one that was evident throughout the event. Women of the West is a must-attend experience for women who value helping other women succeed in the business of media and entertainment. I have recommended the conference to multiple friends and colleagues, and I will continue to do so.
Sarah Lum, President, Bondi Blue, Inc.
My first time at this event was fantastic! The speakers were so inspiring and I loved networking with my female peers. Job well done!
Wendy Hinton Sweetmore, Executive Producer, Dreamtime Entertainment
Great event. Amazing women, and worthwhile, women that support other women in a trusted and safe environment. Nothing like it in LA.
Heidi Putallaz, Producer, PGA
I enjoyed the networking and already have some meetings lined up as a result.
Mary Conroy, Professor, Boston College
To hear these women of this caliber speak was priceless.
Deanna Milkie, Account Manager, Oxford Digital
WOTW was empowering, informative, and inspiring. Learning and sharing with a group of strong, successful women who deal with the same workplace obstacles is an invaluable lesson in community and perseverance.
Tammis Chandler Biraben, TV Editor, Amazon
Wonderful finding out that all these women are thinking about the same things I am and hearing strong successful solutions to many questions I have for my own career and life.
Suzanne Rainey, Senior VP of Content Acquisitions, OWNZONES
A big WOW for WOTW. This conference profoundly impacted my career and my life. Spending an afternoon with these incredible women inspired me to make a change in my career that led to a challenging new job I love working with incredibly talented and charming people.
Laarni Rosca Dacanay (@laarnid1) via Instagram
Amazing day of inspiration, leadership & connecting!! Honored to have been invited to join such smart, strong & fearless women at "Women of the West" leadership conference. Thank you Melissa Grego for the vision in founding #WOTW! And, to all the fantastic speakers for sharing their insight and guidance.
@JasmineFelicia via Twitter
Really enjoyed yesterday's discussions & conversations at the @womenofny event. So necessary for women working in TV.
Vas Mountzouros (@HRHVAS) via Twitter
Always great when smart women get together
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