First female festival comes to New York City

The first all female festival comes to New York City.

Other Festival, first all female festival line up

An all-female festival has made its way to New York City, and it is happening this weekend. Spearheaded by Dee Poku, the founder of a women’s leadership program called WIE Network, “The Other Festival” provides a much-needed platform for all women to share experiences on what it means to face and overcome challenges in the modern working world. Some of the world’s most respected entrepreneurs, influencers, trailblazers and philanthropists from the music, fashion, film, art, food, design and technology worlds.

Alicia Green, the Deputy Mayor of New York, says that she is “proud that New York City will serve as the launching ground for The Other Festival. Women in business are the backbone of our economy. We want to make New York City a place to celebrate and support women. Through The Other Festival, we are giving the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders the tools they need to succeed.”

The event will be held at Spring Studios in TriBeCa, and will also feature talks with supermodel Noami Campbell, actress Rosario Dawson, and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley.

The list of musical performers include Suzi Analogue, Leaf, Yuna, Brooke Candy, Justin Skye and many others.

Other Festival

Purchase your tickets now at this link. General tickets start at $75.

Music Schedule

Stage One
Jojo Abbott

Mad Satta

Grace Weber



Natalia Clavier

The Pink Slips

Justine Skye

Vashtie – DJ Set

Stage Two
Effie Liu

Anna Wise

Chelsea Leyland – Q&A


Sophie Beem

Suzi Analogue

Eden xo


Brooke Candy

Talks Schedule

Stage Two
Opening Session – Yoga & Mindfulness
with Elena Brower

12:00PM – 12:30PM
The Icon Interview
Naomi Campbell

12:30PM – 12:30PM
A Business Match Made In Heaven:
Finding Your Dream Investor
Fran Hauser (Partner, Rothenberg Ventures)
Lauren Mailian (Host, Quit Your Day Job – On Oxygen)
Moderator – Alisa Volkmar (Entrepreneur)

1:00PM – 1:25PM
The Big Business of Blogs
Karen Robinowitz (Co-Founder, Digital Brand Architects)

1:30PM – 1:55PM
Behind The Seams: Leading Designers Discuss Their Process (sponsored by CFDA)
Aurora James (Founder, Brother Vellies)
Brett Heyman (Founder, Edie Parker)
Moderator – Selby Drummond (Accessories Director, Vogue)

2:00PM – 2:25PM
In Conversation
Lindsey Stirling (Musician, YouTube star)

2:30PM – 3:25PM
Sustainable Success: Looking Good While Doing Good
Pamela Love (Jewelry Designer)
Moderator – Daniella Kallmeyer (Designer)

3:30PM – 3:55PM
In Conversation
Genial Bekele (Activist, Filmmaker)
Moderator – Karen Wong (Deputy Director, New Museum)

4:00PM – 4:25PM
The Way Forward
Rosario Dawson (Actress, Activist, Entrepreneur)
Abrima Erwiah (Founder, Studio 189)

4:40PM – 4:55PM

Stage Three
12:35PM – 1:00PM
The Storytellers: Making Content That Matters
Rebecca Odes (Co-founder, Wifey TV)

1:05PM – 1:30PM
From Foodies To Entrepreneur
Jeni Britton (Founder, Splendid Ice Cream)
Melissa Ben Ishay (Founder, Baked By Melissa)
Sarah Simmons (Executive Chef/Owner, Birds & Bubbles)

1:35PM – 2:00PM
Making It In The Music Business
Chaka Pilgrim (President, Roc Nation)
Moderator – Jasmine Soleno

2:05PM – 2:30PM
Then vs. Now – A Conversation
Cynthia Rowley (Designer) and daughter Kit Keenan (Student)

2:35PM – 3:00PM
From Artist To Brand: Balancing Business and Creative
Marissa Webb (Designer)

3:05PM – 3:30PM
Your Style – Your Personal Brand
Melissa Battifarano (Designer Director, Rihanna’s Fenty Corp.)
Stephanie Mark (Co-Founder, The Coveteur)
Moderator – Stylecaster

3:35PM – 4:00PM
Breaking The Mold: Disrupters Who Found A New Way
Molly Guy (Founder, Stone Fox Bride)
Yasmin Green (Principal, Google Ideas)
Moderator – Mary HK Choi

4:00PM – 4:10PM
Using Your Creative Voice
Nadia Lopez (Educator)

4:10PM – 4:35PM
Social Media As Business (Sponsored By Galore)

The Other Room

1:00PM – 1:25PM
Business Speed Dating

2:00PM – 2:25PM
Photography Master Class

2:30PM – 2:55PM
Focus: Your 3 Step Plan To Building A Business

3:00PM – 3:25PM
Bragging Rights: How To Sell Yourself

3:30PM – 3:55PM
Social Media Master Class
Boss Base

4:00PM – 4:25PM
Business Speed Dating

4:30PM – 4:55PM
Building A Website With Confidence

5:00PM – 5:25PM
Fundraising Master Class


Written by Manny King John

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