We are so excited to be one of over 40 cities participating in #NGNDay — National Girlfriends Networking Day, by The New Agenda. We’re gathering for lunch, networking and a livestream of the national panel, on Monday, June 4th from 11:30am – 1:30pm at 3S Artspace. Tickets are just $7 ($5 for members) and include lunch! If you’re joining us, in real life or virtually, here are some things you should know:

#NGNDay is about cultivating a historically-imbalanced mentorship pipeline, to help women succeed in their careers.

“College women and men graduate at parity, but men’s and women’s career paths take a much different trajectory from there. Why? Men have been in the workforce for centuries, and connections are basically a birthright for most. For women, we’ve only been in the workforce for half a century. We don’t have the natural connections. Once a year, women need to connect with purpose.” — from The New Agenda on why they do this event

#NGNDay is a great opportunity to grow your social media networks, too.

Since this is a live national event, thousands of eyes will be on the #NGNDay hashtag. Organizers are encouraging participants to use their social media to ask questions and share what’s going on in each of their local gatherings. We are all encouraged to use Twitter and Instagram to tweet and post using the hashtag: #NGNDay before, during and after the panel. Some examples of what attendees tweet/post about:
  • Photos showing what’s happening at your event
  • Questions for the panelists
  • Wisdom, advice or take-aways from the panelists
Not only will these takeaways enlighten your existing followers, you may connect with others nationwide who are participating in the event, too.

#NGNDay Portsmouth is building upon Feminist Oasis/3S Artspace’s successful local networking model.

Our first collaboration with 3S Artspace was a networking/art/dance event called “Local Womxn 250 x 3.” We had a really successful and well-received speed networking setup that we’re going to be replicating for #NGNDay 2018. Here’s how it works:
  • When you arrive, you receive a brightly colored piece of paper with three values-centric creative conversation prompts.
  • At the end of each 10-15 minute round, you switch with someone with a different colored piece of paper (each color has its own set of unique prompts) and find a new person or group to engage with.
This is helpful for several reasons: it saves you from asking or answering “So, what do you do?” (boring!) and it keeps you moving and meeting new people. If you arrive alone, you’re quickly connected to several new people. If you arrive with a friend, you are encouraged to split up for a bit so that you won’t leave without meeting anyone new.

Register now

so we can get an accurate head count for ordering lunch!

More information about National Girlfriends Networking Day:

National Girlfriends Networking Day is a nationwide celebration of the power of building connections. Join thousands of women around the country by attending interactive, networking events. We’ll feature a panel of renowned, diverse women leaders discussing how to plan your career path, and then taking questions via social media from nationwide participants. Live event will take place in New York City and will be moderated by Amy Siskind, President of The New Agenda and author of The Weekly List.
Mission Statement To engage college and young professional women in building and expanding their networks of connections with both colleagues and mentors. How it Works A panel featuring renowned, diverse women leaders discussing their personal experiences with taking risks and building connections will be streamed to 30+ events, around the country, hosted by corporations and women entrepreneurs. During the hour long event (12-1 pm ET), thousands of women will tune in and interact with the panel, then network with others.
  • Encourage tens of thousands of women nationwide to recognize the importance of building their network, either by attending a hosted event or by connecting one-on-one.
  • Host 30+ interactive events in major cities across the country which provide women with an opportunity to network in a collegial, enjoyable atmosphere.
  • Enable corporations to participate by engaging their employees, interns and college women.
  • Educate the public about the necessity of women building their network of connections through media releases, articles and video content.
  • Establish the connections necessary for women to advance into leadership.
  • Encourage women to stay connected and grow their network all year round on The Mentor Exchange.

Meet the Panelists:

Rose Marcario

President and CEO


Rose is CEO and President of Patagonia Works and Patagonia Inc. companies owned by iconoclastic Founder Yvon Chouinard.   She is credited with quadrupling the company’s profits and revenues during her tenure as COO and CEO since 2008, and taking Chouinard’s “radical revolution to scale.”   She created the companies first in-house venture fund, and oversaw the development and creation of Patagonia Provisions, an organic regenerative food company focused on applying Patagonia’s mission to the food supply chain.  She was honored at the White House by President Barack Obama as a Champion of Change for her family friendly work policies.  She was profiled in Fortune Magazines Most Powerful Women in Business 2015, and Fast Company named her one of the most creative and innovative CEO’s of 2016.  She was named by Good Net as one of the five most inspiring CEO’s in America.  Upworthy named her one of nine high profile CEO’s who did positive things for world in 2015.  She has been recognized for her work as a champion of the Benefit Corporation movement.  She has been practicing Buddhism for two decades and is on the Board of Trustees at Naropa University, a Buddhist College in Boulder, CO.  She lives in Santa Barbara, CA.

Ashley Black

Senior Writer and Correspondent

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Ashley Nicole Black is a senior writer and correspondent on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. She dropped out of a PhD program at Northwestern University to study comedy at The Second City. Thank God it worked out. In 2017, Ashley took home an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Dr. Jeannette M. Perez-Rossello

Associate Professor

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Jeannette M. Perez-Rossello grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and Society from Cornell University where she was also inducted into the Quill & Dagger Honor Society for exemplary service to the university. She received her medical degree from the University of Rochester and completed her radiology residency at Mount Auburn Hospital. She completed a pediatric radiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and joined the staff in 2002. She is Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and lecturer in the pediatric radiology elective, orthopedics core course and child abuse conference. She has served as Co-Director of Outpatient Radiology Services and Co-Director of Clinical Staff. Her clinical interests span a broad spectrum of pediatric imaging, in particular musculoskeletal diseases. Her research focus is metabolic bone diseases and the imaging evaluation of child abuse. She has been appointed Chair of the Child Abuse Committee of the Society of Pediatric Radiology. Dr. Perez-Rossello serves on the Steering Committee of the President’s Council of Cornell Women and on the board of Milagros para Niños of Boston Children’s Hospital. She lives in Boston with her husband and three children.

Amy Siskind

Author, The Weekly List President, The New Agenda

NGN Day Moderator

Amy Siskind is a national spokesperson, writer and expert on helping women and girls advance and succeed. A highly successful Wall Street executive, she’s Co-founder and President of The New Agenda, a national organization working on issues including economic independence and advancement, gender representation and bias, sexual assault and domestic violence. Some of her television and radio appearances include: CNNFox NewsCNBCPBSTheStreet.comNPR and Marketplace Radio. A frequent source for national press, Siskind has been quoted in the Los Angeles Timesthe Washington Postthe Wall Street Journalthe New York TimesPOLITICOU.S. News & World ReportRealClearPoliticsthe Boston Globe and The Hill. She’s a regular featured contributor at The Huffington Post. Amy speaks on college campuses and to young women about economic empowerment, and delivers inspiration keynotes and speeches to professional women on how to succeed. She serves on Cornell University’s highly prestigious President’s Council of Cornell Women and Cornell University Council, and was recently honored by the Westchester County Legislators for her LGBTQ advocacy. A pioneer in the distressed debt trading market, she has a lifetime of experience with failure and remarkable success and knows what it takes to win. She became the first female Managing Director at Wasserstein Perella at the age of 31, and later ran trading departments at Morgan Stanley and Imperial Capital, where she was also a partner. She received a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from The NYU Stern School of Business.
Hope you can join us for:

National Girlfriends Networking Day Portsmouth

at 3S Artspace

Monday, June 4th, 2018

11:30am – 1:00pm (includes lunch

Tickets — $7 ($5 members)