Young Women in Business Toronto is partnering with Toronto workshop host Victoria Stacey of Handmade Jungle to launch and co-host her newest creative series, Crafts & Chats! Come prepared to mingle, chat, network, laugh and learn in this highly interactive and fun one-of-a-kind event. Victoria will guide you through a creative take-home craft, while an award-winning personal branding expert Chanèle McFarlane leads you through an engaging discussion about the importance of colour for your personal brand.
Date: Thursday, May 31st
Time: Doors: 6:30pm | Event: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Toronto location of Wilfrid Laurier University at 130 King St W (downtown)
Ticket Price: $15 (includes light refreshments, craft instruction and take home project, interactive discussion led by award-winning personal branding expert, Chanèle McFarlane)
Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Do Well Dress Well
Chanèle McFarlane is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Do Well Dress Well, a professional development platform for women. By providing content, community, and opportunities centered around personal branding, networking, conferences, style and career development, the goal is to empower women to live confidently, colourfully and remarkably. She also leads Confidence Through Conferences, an initiative she created to get more women into conferences and networking events by minimizing the financial barrier. Chanèle is a frequent speaker, freelance writer, and digital strategist and was named one of PR in Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 in 2015 and one of the Top 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada in 2017.
YWiB believes every woman and young professional, whether stepping into the workforce, growing in their career, or established, should be well-equipped with the proper set of tools and knowledge to reach their fullest personal and professional potential. Personal Branding is incredibly important to establish, no matter what type of career path you are on. Therefore, this Chat is structured around how to incorporate colour into your personal brand, and the importance of standing out in the business world. Whether through a bright blazer or statement necklace, she'll teach you how to have confidence in your brand, your wardrobe, and your life! We encourage all of our stylish attendees to speak up too. We want to know what has worked, what hasn't and what you would want your peers to learn more about.
We will be doing a hands-on art activity, encouraging full creativity! Victoria will be supplying all of our guests with a plain white mug. She will guide you through different design and decoration ideas using a variety of art materials, such as ceramic paint markers and paint. Your masterpiece is yours to take home, a product of your imagination. Write your name, draw inspirational quotes or icons to serve as daily motivation, or even splash some happy scribbles. Armed with your craft, plenty of personal branding knowledge plus great new connections to boot, you will emerge from this event with actionable tools and strategies to take over the world, all while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea at home, or in the office.