Grace Bonney Panel @ The New School

Thursday October 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

There are two ticket options for this event. The $22 option includes a copy of Good Company Issue 2. The $16 option is just a ticket to attend the event and does not include a copy of the magazine. Limited tickets are available at the door at the time of the event. This event will take place at The New School's Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall at 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011.

Inspired by her New York Times bestseller In the Company of Women, Grace Bonney’s Good Company is the innovative and supportive journal for women and nonbinary creatives at every stage of life, founded on the power of inclusivity, diversity, and celebrating the differences that unite. Its mission is to provide motivation, inspiration, advice, and a vital sense of connection and community. Sharing everything from overarching philosophy and pep talks to useful, targeted advice, the debut Community Issue brought together diverse voices (including Tavi Gevinson, Cynthia Erivo, Julia Turshen, Emma Straub, Ashley C. Ford, and Beejoli Shah) and experiences (from woodworkers, tattoo artists, bakers, mental health advocates, designers, and more).

The Fear(less) Issue continues Good Company’s mission to provide an energetic and highly stimulating place to connect, learn, grow, and work through the challenges that women across the spectrum experience in pursuing their passions and dreams. The Fear(less) Issue focuses on the subject at the heart of any kind of ambition: failure. We all fail—but it’s how we fail, and how we recover, that separates a positive experience from a negative one. This issue shares words, stories, life lessons, and more as it explores something we all shun, yet which has a power unlike any other to help us succeed.

Join us at The New School as Grace Bonney sits down with fellow panelists Natalia Oberti Noguera, Hawa Hasaan, Mari Andrew, and Lagusta Yearwood to launch the second issue of her magazine Good Company as well as the eponymous podcast.

Grace Bonney is a blogger, entrepreneur, and author of the book In The Company of Women. She also wrote the DIY interior design book Design*Sponge at Home. She founded the interior design blog Design*Sponge, which is dedicated to intersectional and inclusive conversations about design and cultural issues. She also publishes the magazine Good Company: Where Creativity Meets Business.

About the panelists:

Lagusta Yearwood -- vegan chef who in 2003 founded Lagusta’s Luscious, artisanal chocolates that combine a deep commitment to social justice, environmentalism and animal rights with the love of bold flavor of a true foodie and the obsessive commitment to artisan techniques of a chocolatier. She works closely with small farmers and producers in our beloved town of New Paltz, New York and across the country to source everything from our Maui vanilla beans (from a tiny two-acre vanilla farm) to the candy-striped beets (our beet-coriander truffle will win you over, we promise!) grown by Farmer Jessica less than a mile away.

Hawa Hasaan, High fashion model turned entrepreneur (and featured in Vogue and The Cut for it!) bringing Somalia's hot sauce to America, the only line of Somali hot sauces and chutneys available in the U.S.

Natalia Oberti Noguera: Dubbed “The Coach” by Marie Claire, Natalia (aka Ms. Oberti Noguera) is Founder and CEO of Pipeline Angels, a network of women investors that’s changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs. Natalia is also Creator & Host of Pitch Makeover, a podcast on startups, pitching, investing, and #morevoices (women, non-binary people, and men of color). She holds a BA in Comparative Literature & Economics from Yale, as well as an MA in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Natalia serves on the boards of Walker’s Legacy, Women 2.0, and iRelaunch. Inc. Magazine selected Natalia as one of “The Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016,” included her in their list of “25 Latinas Who Shine in Tech,” and Women’s eNews recognized her as one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for 2012. StartOut, a network of LGBTQ entrepreneurs, honored Natalia with the 2017 Nixon Peabody Trailblazer Award, “recognizing an entrepreneur whose pioneering approach or vision has set a trend for an entire industry.”

Mari Andrew is a writer and illustrator who shares personal stories about the powers of sensitivity, empathy, setbacks, and resilience via her Instagram account @bymariandrew and her New-York-Times-bestselling book of essays and illustrations Am I There Yet? published in March 2018. She divides her time between the living room and kitchen of her East Village apartment, where she lives with her lipstick collection.

Presented in collaboration with Strand Bookstore, the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative, and the Executive Dean's Office at the Schools of Public Engagement at The New School.

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