Welcome! Pick up a swag bag, grab some coffee courtesy of Rise Brewing Co., snag a seat and get ready for an amazing day.
How to Be Fearless: A Welcome from Alexa Curtis
Blogger, radio host, entrepreneur and Be Fearless Summit founder Alexa Curtis shares her story of rejection, resilience and overcoming obstacles to fearlessly build a multi-faceted brand based on honesty and empowerment. Get ready to get inspired as Alexa shines a light on what it really means to #hustle—then introduces the Be Fearless Summit’s line-up of all-star speakers.
Living Lively: A Candid Conversation with
LIVELY founder Michelle Cordeiro Grant
Meet the CEO disrupting the $13 billion lingerie industry—and kicking ass at it.
In a revealing conversation, Michelle will be joined by Be Fearless Summit
founder Alexa Curtis and Girls’ Life magazine editor-in-chief Karen Bokram
to discuss her journey of launching empowering lingerie brand LIVELY.
Originally a darling of the booming direct-to-consumer industry, the brand is now available at top retailers like Madewell and Nordstom. Michelle will share how she took her vision from side-hustle to successful start-up, then open up the convo for an audience Q&A.
How to Crush It in Corporate (and Beyond):
An All-Star Executive Panel Gets Real about the Real World
In this dynamic and rapid-fire discussion panel, moderator Karen Bokram
(editor-in-chief of Girls’ Life magazine) will ask the experts for actionable advice
on how to ace an interview, what *actually* matters to hiring managers, the truth about landing a “dream job” and more exclusive insights from C-suite executives at incredibly cool companies.
Josie Brown — Hulu (culture and innovation)
Michelle Cordeiro Grant — LIVELY (CEO and founder)
Diana Liberto — WalkMyMind (CEO)
Luci Rainey — Comcast (SVP Consumer Marketing and Marketing Tech)
Amanda Rantuccio — Hulu (brand leader, formerly of Apple)
Christina Tancredi — MusicChoice (COO)
Sips and Snacks by Shake Shack
Enjoy a catered lunch courtesy of Shake Shack! Plus: Stop by the Northwestern Mutual pop-up to talk money matters with Felice—she’s a pro at setting up financial strategies (like how to manage college debt while reaching your goals). At the Drexel Univeristy pop-up, Brittney Snider (assistant director of undergrad admissions) will be available to answer questions
about college and post-grad life.
—AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS—
Option 1: Mindful Matters
Successful CEOs, experts and activists in the wellness industry get honest with Be Fearless Summit founder Alexa Curtis about the importance of prioritizing mental health, advances in the space and the reality of running a social-media based business rooted in this rapidly-growing sector.
Brandon Christensen — Modern Therapy
Gabby Frost — Buddy Project
Rachel Gersten — Viva Wellness
Daniella Mohazab — Happy Pill
Option 2: How to *Actually* be an Entrepreneur
There’s a difference between being an entrepreneur…and simply self-employed.
Moderator Karen Bokram cuts to the truth of what it truly takes to create a company and stand out in saturated markets.
Zandra Cunningham — Zandra Beauty
Michelle Cordeiro Grant — LIVELY
Jarrett McGovern — Rise Brewing Co.
Kerri Quigley — The Fashion Class
Option 1: Social Studies — How to Build Your Brand on Instagram
Moderator Kelsey Haywood Lucas (head of content and beauty director at Girls’ Life magazine) conducts a #nofilter conversation with top influencers about the secret stuff you won’t see on Instagram: how to develop your personal brand, grow an engaged audience, build beneficial partnerships and leverage your community clout.
Chinae Alexander — influencer and host of "Press Send" podcast
Option 2: Secrets of Success from the World’s Coolest Companies
Ever wonder what it’s like to work for the top market makers in the world? Josie Brown (culture and innovation at Hulu) and Amanda Rantuccio
(brand leader at Hulu, formerly of Apple) share the life-changing lessons
they learned while working at these top innovators.
Option 1: Activism and Impact
An inspiring group of activists spill their strategies for making a difference
on your campus—and across the country. They’ll share how to create community around a cause…and how to turn that cause into a career.
Nika Chugh — TedX Speaker and Activist
Gabby Frost — The Buddy Project
Zaniya Lewis — YesSheCanCampaign
Option 2: Fashion in Philly — Young, Hungry and Hustling
Sierra Carter-Gordon and Reannoin Jean Celins—founders of local boutique Smak Parlour—discuss growing up in Philly, making major money moves and capitalizing on every opportunity that came their way. Be sure to save your questions for a closing Q&A about being young and hungry in the Philadelphia small business scene.
From #Werking to Networking
And that’s a wrap! Thank you for being part of the first-ever Be Fearless Summit. Join us for a networking after-party to talk with your favorite founders over treats and refreshments. Don’t forget to share your pics from the day on social media with the hashtag #fearlessummit to win an Instax camera from Fujifilm. Plus, hear from Allie Curtis (Miss Rhode Island) as she shares her top networking tips on the Rose Terrace.