I AM WOMAN.
"I AM WOMAN"
SPEAKING OF SUPERHEROES, THE CO-FOUNDERS OF COEXIST GAMING HAVE CAREFULLY SELECTED A FEW BELOW. THESE DYNAMIC & EMPOWERED BRILLIANT MINDS CALLED WOMEN, PERSONIFY TRIUMPHANT POWER.
THEY WILL BE FEATURED AT THE 2-DAY JACOB JAVITS CENTER'S FIRST EVER MOTHER'S BALL DEC 14 & 15, 2019 AS PANELISTS. TUNE IN AS THEY DISCUSS HOW TECH HAS OPTIMIZED THEIR RESPECTIVE INDUSTRIES & HOW THEY HAVE DEFIED THE ODDS AS PACEMAKERS IN THEIR CAREERS DESPITE BEING IN MALE DOMINATED WORKFORCES.
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As a 13-time national business elevator pitch champion, Williams has been on top television shows and publications for her pitching, branding, and professional speaking skills. She was featured on Season 8 of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” CNN, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, the movie, “LEAP,” as well as several others around the world.
The philosophy of her “killer” pitch is evident in the strategic and personalized creative communications and presentations solutions Williams puts forth. As serial entrepreneur, international professional speaker, and coach, Williams is equipped to bring life, authenticity, strategy, and boldness to all your oral and written communication needs.
Williams is a graduate of Spelman College and Rutgers School of Law. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Bern Nadette Stanis
Bern Nadette Stanis is best known as the quick witted, sexy savvy and the original “It” girl, Thelma Evans, from the groundbreaking, first African American sitcom, “Good Times.” Bern Nadette remains the personification of the ‘gem’ that young girls want to emulate and that we’ve all come to know and love. A classy sophisticated and humble spirit is all embodied in this brilliant actress and author.
Stanis is back with a vengeance in her quest to quell apparent ‘self-esteem issues and insecurities in our young generation. She was determined to proactively seek a forum to reach out and stop the cycle of perpetually ‘justifying’ reasons to remain in sufferable relationships. Her hope is to go beyond scraping the surface of why we tolerate what we do, but dig deeper and breach the core of self-destructive behavior in relationships.
Vivienne is a graduate of the University of Western and grew up in Toronto and London. She now resides in NYC after working internationally the last 15 years.
A seasoned strategic communications expert working with both B2B and B2C organisations. With a broad range of sector experience ranging from healthcare, FMCG, automotive, energy, technology and Financial and Professional services, Vivienne is a versatile and proven leader.
She has a background working in some of the world's largest network agencies working for many blue-chip companies but now specialises in consulting for finance, tech and professional services firms.
Layana Aguilar is the Season 11 Project Runway finalist as well as the designer behind the eponymous contemporary womenswear label that celebrates womanhood.
As a mother, a wife, and a fashion designer, her intention is to dress the urban woman who juggles different roles in life while owning her individuality and looking extraordinary!
Layana differentiates herself by blending her experiences from living in New York City with her native Brazilian culture. She combines the traditional and innovative, sophistication and comfort, creating a label that exudes sensuality with a feminine attitude that is confidently understated and empowering.
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Amaris Jones is the Founder and CEO of AmarisWorks, LLC, a Brooklyn-based, boutique communications and marketing agency. Prior to launching AmarisWorks, Amaris served as a Senior Executive within Edelman’s Consumer Brand practice – a global communications marketing agency - where she worked for 7+ years as a Multicultural Marketing Executive and Global Marketing Manager. She has advised on, implemented and executed diversity and inclusion (D&I) and cause-related programs for companies across the private and public sectors, including Microsoft, Starbucks, Time Warner Cable, Toyota and the American Heart Association.
A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Amaris graduated from Magna Cum Laude from Howard University.
Sarah Meadows is a 2018 graduate of Pratt Institute with a degree in Game Design and Interactive Media. She is a coder, developer, and designer of games and websites. Her 3D animated short film, Doompy: Breath of the Forest, was featured in the 2018 Citizen Jane Film Festival. Sarah currently guest teaches at Pratt Institute as well as working in the IT department. Coding is a passion for Sarah and she wants to spread the message that, logic and emotion aren’t gender-based but integral to human nature; to feel is to be real and to be logical is to be reflective and receptive. Though fairly new to the industry, it is clear to her that gender inequality is rampant in the gaming and animation industry. She is excited to be having a conversation about this important topic.
Dr. Shahnoz Rustamova
Dr. Rustamova, OB/GYN Owner of Central Park Medica, Central Park's Cosmetics, and Founder of non-prfit CPMP Angels has been selected as "Non Profit of the Year" for 2019, Woman of the Year for 2018, and Humanitarian of the Year for 2017, by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
She is an empowered brilliant woman who has gone above and beyond not only i her field but has demonstrated success professionally, personally and has been a leader in her community. Her non-profit, Central Park Angels is why she and her team travel to impoverished countries to administer health care, help provide food and clothing and teach the people of the villages how to create sustainable lifestyles.
Able is currently an artist in residence at Jump into the Light in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. While VR painting technology is a new cutting edge media, Able has been working with oil on linen for over twenty years. A working portrait artist by the age of 14, Able’s earliest work focused on realism in the renaissance masters oil technique.
Able has exhibited extensively from the Honolulu Museum of Art to the Toledo Museum of Art and has been printed in publications such as the National Geographic Traveler.
Using no external visual references, imported files or sound bites, the artist creates directly from subconscious mind to hand.