Rhonesha Byng
Rhonesha Byng
No one Ever Slows Her Agenda
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Please join us as we kick off the 5th annual GP Squared Brunch & Learn series, which will be held in Bergen County this year! This event will put the spotlight on Women in Business -- She Owns It! Our events host a collective of fabulous women who share their financial insights for dividends that pay off for a lifetime!

This year we will enjoy a sumptuous brunch at Molos Restaurant on the Hudson River waterfront with a spectacular view of New York. Our menu includes a full banquet of healthy, Mediterranean delights along with a full traditional breakfast. There will also be an assortment of beverages, house-made desserts, and fresh fruit as we groove to the music of DJ Nam.

Our Hostess, Rhonesha Byng, is the CEO and Founder of HerAgenda.com, a journalist with Forbes Magazine and a distinguished member of Forbes 30 Under 30. Our two keynote speakers will be Dina Ashani, VP at Wells Fargo Bank and Lyndsay Christian, Host of BOLD TV, who will set the stage for our conversation about business.

Our Fireside Chat, hosted by Rhonesha Byng, will feature special guest, Kimberly Hairston Hicks, an award-winning C-Suite marketing executive in the global marketing industry, who held high-level positions at Unilever, Coty, L'Oreal, The Coca Cola Company and L. Catterton. She has now made a groundbreaking transition into the entrepreneurial world as the CEO and Founder of Good Beaute Skin Care -- an innovative skin care line for melanin-enriched skin, which she successfully created, manufactures, markets, and distributes.

And for the first time, we will honor another special guest Adenah Bayoh - North New Jersey-based Real Estate Developer and Restauranteur. Bayoh is a successful owner of four IHOP restaurants, along with a new soul food chain called Cornbread. Altogether, she employs nearly 300 people throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Adenah Bayoh will be the very first recipient of our Victory Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business. Adenah will share with us how she made a real impact on our community and fueled jobs and change.

Join us for a beautiful afternoon of learning, lunching, and loving each other and ourselves as we celebrate the Vision, the Voyage, and the Victory!

Please remember to share nuggets of wisdom from the GP Squared Brunch using our hashtag #WealthSquared!



Not Just A Conference, But Much More Than An Event


Join us as we step inside the ultimate day filled with panels, masterclasses, curated connections, fabulous food, mimosas, bellinis, instagrammable installations, an amazing vendor village, swag bags, and a dope vibe!


MARCH 12TH - SXSW PANEL - New Bosses/New Voices: Diversity in Media Ownership (AUSTIN, TEXAS)



Feb 18th- 22nd 2019 // simmons UNIVERSITY, boston




You are cordially invited to The New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ): FIRST TAKE NYC's Graduation and 30th Anniversary Brunch on Saturday, November 3 at 718 Live BK Lounge (1114 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY).

Since 1988, FIRST TAKE NYC's professional volunteers have educated hundreds of tri-state area high school students about the art of journalism.

Special guests include FIRST TAKE alumni Rhonesha Byng (founder of Her Agenda). More guests to be announced.

This event will continue FIRST TAKE NYC's #30for30 fundraiser. Half of the ticket price will go towards our commitment to training, mentoring and producing the next generation of journalists.

SEPTEMBER 22ND -GP Squared Brunch & Learn – Get Clever with Credit


SEPTEMBER 11TH - From Ambition to Achievement: Using the Power of Storytelling to Advance Your Career (AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE)

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february 13TH, 2018 - Black Love & Entrepreneurship, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY


Love Yourself, Invest in Yourself, Trust Yourself, Take a Chance on Yourself and Bring an Idea to Life w/ Entrepreneurship

Learn more about resources and opportunities available to University students. Join the discussion over dinner with a panel of startup co-founders who will share their unique paths to entrepreneurship and how they turned passion into a career of doing what they love.






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On January 18, we're bringing together the bold voices of some of Freeform's groundbreaking shows to discuss the issues everyone's talking about. From dispelling stereotypes of millennials, to navigating love in the age of smart phones, to having representation without venturing into exploitation, we're starting conversations about how sophisticated storytelling can inspire us to embrace cultural change.

The event will have three panel discussions featuring some of the creative minds and stars of both fan-favorite and upcoming Freeform shows including grown-ishMarvel's Cloak & Dagger, SirenAlone TogetherThe Bold Type, and The Fosters. Also there? Key influencers, tastemakers and pop culture titans who are creating change through storytelling, mentorship and engagement.


DECEMBER 1 - ALVIN AILEY Ailey YNY Presents: What Moves You?—A Career Conversation w/ Rhonesha Byng

Buy a ticket to any performance and receive free entry to our Young New York pre-performance cocktail and networking reception. A conversation with Rhonesha Byng (CEO, Her Agenda; top 10 rank in Essence’s 50 Black Women Founders to Watch), don’t miss the chance to learn from and then mingle with the leaders of tomorrow.

Space is limited.

Ailey Young New York is an initiative to build younger audiences. For this event, the ticket purchaser must be age 21-30 (proof of age is required); their guests can be any age.


More information here: https://www.alvinailey.org/engagement/aileys-2017-new-york-city-center-season/young-ny


October 25th - We The Media - The Founders

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A conversation between prominent independent media founders and influencers discussing the current and future trends in this new media landscape ranging from social media to traditional media.



November 2nd - Campaign Monitor Audience Summit

October 18th -  Women@Forbes BossMoves Bookclub

Join Morra Aarons-Mele and Women@Forbes for the #BossMovesBookClub to discuss Morra's new book "Hiding in the Bathroom." Panelists include Rhonesha Byng, Ashley Ford, Katherine Goldstein and Cali Yost. There will be champagne, 20% off all Rebecca Minkoff items, and books will be available for sale.


I’m excited to speak at Women@Forbes + Under30: Closing the Tech Gap. Along with MIT Solve, we’ll be exploring actionable solutions to closing the technology gender gap and accelerating women’s participation in the digital economy. Join us on October 1st at MIT Media Lab. I'm on the If We Ruled The World panel. 

SEPTEMBER 29TH - BLACK IN ADVERTISING Thought Leadership: Perspectives in Designing Your Career Blueprint  


The BIA Annual Meet & Greet is designed for over 200 black advertising professionals from industry leading corporations to connect over cocktails and conversation. Attending members will get to enjoy an exclusive tasting provided by llegal Mezcal, and a custom edible selfie station sponsored by Selffee.   


Sept. 7th - Accelerating Media Ventures - VC and Accelerators for Media Startups


Join us for Accelerating Media Ventures, a panel discussion about media startups and how they can get access to the funding and accelerator programs they need to move their businesses forward.

  • 6:30 - 7:00 -- Food and drinks

  • 7:00 - 8:00 -- Panel discussion

  • 8:00 - 9:00 -- Networking afterparty

August 21st- DePauw University Sophomore Institute Keynote

Student only event in Greencastle, Indiana. 

GP Squared Brunch & Learn - A Conversation about Investing

June 6th-7th First annual haiti tech summit

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April 29th -  Unleashed: Defining Your Power, Purpose and Passion Conference 

A Bigger Picture, Inc. hosts an annual youth development conference
every spring called, Unleashed: Defining Your Power, Purpose and
Passion. The conference is an opportunity to sow into the lives of
middle and high school aged girls all over the DMV (DC, MD and VA).
The conference focuses on self-confidence, personal branding, goal
setting, entrepreneurship, college readiness and financial literacy.

This year marks our 4th Annual Conference and it will be held on April 29th, 2017 from 8:30am-3pm at Catholic University of America in the Pryzbyla Student Center in Washington, DC .

April 24th - Black, Woman, and Genius: The Power of Identity

Black women receive more degrees than any other group in the U.S. and they are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs. The story of Black women is that of ambition, thriving… of ge(e)nius.


GeenieBox is a women’s empowerment subscription service profiling Black women who have redefined, remixed or leveraged identity (womanness, blackness, black womanness) for growth. Each month, an iconic woman shares a slice of her journey through a curated box featuring a book, beauty/productivity/wellness products, and VIP experiences (webinars, museum circles, events and more). GeenieBox is an exploration into how powerful Black women come to be and make magic in the world and how they work with each other and peers to level up. For Geenies, identity is power.


In this Google Conversation, we’ll meet four Geenies via Lightning Talks on Imagination and Innovation, Personal Disruption, Joy, and Financial Freedom and a Panel discussion on the recent trending topic, Black Women at Work.

The 2017 NFTE Global Showcase, presented by MasterCard

This elegant annual event celebrates NFTE's extraordinary teachers and alumni from around the world with our Global Young Entrepreneur and Global Enterprising Educator Awards, as well as our Volunteer of the Year award winners, and featuring a panel moderated by Forbes Editor Caroline Howard of #30Under30 entrepreneurs.

Over 400 attendees will have the chance to visit our young entrepreneurs' and teachers' exhibit tables and learn all about their businesses and their local NFTE program while sampling delicious hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

March 25th: The LAdy Project SummiT

 The fifth annual Lady Project Summit on March 25 at The VETS Memorial Auditorium in Providence, RI!

The Summit brings together over 300 driven, entrepreneurial women for a day filled with inspiring speakers, professional workshops and so much more.

Check out ladyprojectsummit.com for a list of our amazing workshop leaders and descriptions, panelists, partners, full schedule and more.  

Check in starts at 7am where you can enjoy breakfast and coffee by New Harvest Coffee, visit the Lady Project Shop by Craftland and more! After breakfast, we'll hear from our opening keynote speaker, Lisa Jakub, and head into our first few workshop rounds. After lunch by Ellie's Bakery, we'll have three more workshop and panel rounds, followed by closing keynote speaker, Rhonesha Byng from Her Agenda

March 10th - International Women's Symposium: Women's Global Perspective - Cal Poly pomona


July 28th:


Power Hour


July 30th Black Girls Lead


The purpose of this panel is to highlight the extraordinary work of professionals in the news/press industry and to illuminate the importance of having Black press professionals and platforms to elevate the voices, stories and experiences of people in the Black diaspora.

Other confirmed panelists include:

Rhonesha Byng (Moderator + Founder of Her Agenda)

Keli Goff (Columnist, The Daily Beast, Writer, Being Mary Jane, Host WNYC)

Akiba Solomon (Editorial Director of Colorlines)

Nekesa Moody (AP Global Entertainment & Lifestyles Editor)

Donna Byrd (Publisher, theRoot.com)

August 6th - She's The First Leadership Summit

Session Title: Representation in the Media & Pop Culture
Moderator: Rhonesha Byng
Panelists: Razan Ghalayini, Nat Cabrera, Naureen Khan, Becky Curran

June 16 - The United State of Women Summit, hosted by the white house

All In: Building Inclusive Movements and Engaged Citizens

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