This month on The Fourth Floor 💥
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Hello Fourth Floories,
 
🌼🌺🌸Happy May! We are full of spring vibes and positive feels 🌸🌺🌻

This morning we were honored to take part in an event that brought together 105 women-centric community leaders, to provide mutual support, share resources, inspire each other and tackle common challenges as part of The Female Factor’s aptly named Global Limitless Conference. We woke up bright and early to join these leaders for a 'Global Coffee Date,' opened by Sheryl Sandberg.  
Connecting with these passionate and inspiring leaders from all across the world, the potential for growth and value creation did indeed feel limitless,
This was a powerful and heart-warming reminder that a rising tide can raise all ships as long as we continue to place collaboration over competition and support each other.
Join us this month to see how we can do just that.
Hope to see you at one of our events where you can connect, support and grow together.

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NEWS: Thank you Diligent for including us in your "Modern Leadership" Initiative which provides greater visibility to women who are board-ready.
Read more here.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, May 7 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

Learn more about the exciting field of impact investing- the practice of aligning your investments with your values. This conversation with experts will help you discover why impact investing matters now more than ever. Be inspired by their stories and ask your questions here or during the event.
Register Here

Tuesday, May 18 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm EST

Join us for this 90-minute workshop to learn about the most common types of biases that women face – including the compounding biases women experience because of their race, sexual orientation, disability, or other aspects of their identity. In small breakout groups you’ll discuss specific examples of bias, brainstorm solutions together, and learn research-backed recommendations for how to respond to bias. 

We then invite you to take the program back to your organizations to establish norms for how you can combat bias on an ongoing basis.

This workshop is for senior leaders – Let’s come together and tackle bias head on.

Register Here

Wednesday, May 26 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST


Our Board Seat Exchange is coming alive...again! 

The Room Live brings everyone together, founders who want to fill an advisory or governing board of directors role and professionals who hope to secure a board seat. 

You will meet with each other (virtually), dig deeper, and see how to support each other.

Sign up here

Founders: If you would like to be featured, please list yourself here.


Thursday, June 3 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Interested in starting your board career? 

Looking for an advisor to join your board?

Attend and learn what you need to do to find your perfect opportunity. Leave with actionable steps and hear from our panel of experts.

Enjoy a 20-30 minute networking opportunity to  wrap up the event.

Register

💰"The Back Room" Investment Club 💰


We'll be announcing the launch soon but in the meantime, if you are a founder, raising capital, and would like to be listed in The Back Room, apply here or in the platform.

Want to become an angel investor? Sign up here to apply to join The Back Room Investment Club.
 
FEATURED MEMBER
This month we're thrilled to celebrate our member Topaz Smith and the amazing travel company she is building, EN-NOBLE.

ABOUT: Topaz Smith is a cultural enthusiast and the founder of EN-NOBLE. A travel service that serves travelers who are frustrated by underwhelming mass market tourism options, who are looking for travel experiences that your typical traveler drives past on a tour bus.  EN-NOBLE curates authentic and immersive experiences that blend popular tourist attractions with lesser-known cultures in order to sustain local economies. The company pledges that 1% of its revenue is reinvested with local vendors to build their capacity and travel products. 

Topaz has a background in tourism and policy and has previously worked at a leading hotel in Positano (Amalfi Coast), served in the U.S. Peace Corps, and contributed to a United Nations global initiative in NYC. Due to her global travel experience across five continents, Topaz has discovered most of the experiences the travel and tourism industry provides are unauthentic, leading to over-visited attractions and underwhelming trips. Topaz has contributed to an international business project focused on sustainable tourism in Brazil and wrote a grant for an eco-cultural center in Ethiopia in efforts to diversify income generating strategies for a pastoralist non-profit. Additionally, Topaz has raised over $230,000 for education resources for schools and libraries in the Caribbean.

GIVE: Create experiential learning activities, scaffolded exercises and cultural programming that advances understanding and diversifies perspectives. Curate authentic cultural experiences while sustaining local economies domestically and internationally. 

GET: Introduction to universities and corporate institutions interested in experiential activities and cultural programming for their employees and student body.

 

Experience Asia, Africa and South America in NYC through EN-NOBLE's NYC curated experiences. Visit our website  at www.en-noble.com to learn more and email us at info@en-noble.com to travel internationally in NYC.

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FROM OUR FRIENDS & PARTNERS
Congratulations TEENIVO for being recognized in Fast Company's WORLD CHANGING IDEAS in the Education category!  TEENIVO, an immersive, interconnected world for teenage entrepreneurs who are applying solutions to real-world problems, producing thriving businesses, and pivoting the world to the future.
You can read the article here.
 
 As a partner, Luminary extends a 15% discount off of membership to members of The Fourth Floor. Use Code: FourthFloor15 when signing up.
Luminary is a global, inclusive collaboration hub - a first of its kind - for women and women-identified, and our male allies, who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks.
Thank you to our wonderful VIP sponsors:
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Beth Wiener: bwiener@kirkland.com
 
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Meghan Day: mday@diligent.com
 
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