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LIFE'S TOO SHORT.
MAKE THE FIRST MOVE. 

Make the First Move SF is a fun, engaging and empowering pop-up where guests can expect  access to experiential art installations, as well as interactive sessions with entrepreneurs and influencers. Make the First Move SF offers a safe space to foster these connections, where attendees can also enjoy exclusive access to brands and products we love for the duration of the pop-up.

 

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
10AM - 6PM
SAN FRANCISCO

the leading ladies

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Mandy Ansari, Girl & The Bay

Mandana Ansari is a digital marketer, brand strategist, lifestyle blogger, entrepreneur, tech nerd and a community marketing manager at Bumble who is obsessed with the internet's ability to make the world a more connected and smaller place. She is passionate about creating communities that are authentic, empowering, honest and kind that give people the chance to feel less alone - both online and IRL. Mandy has over a decade's experience equipping startups to multi-billion dollar brands with the tools they need to establish their online identity, grow their influence, drive conversion and ultimately increase their revenue. She is a mover and shaker who is committed to helping others chase happiness and thrive in all areas of their lives. 

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Claire Xue, Creative Director

Claire is a woman who is making all the right moves. A San Francisco based artist creating lasting memories through immersive installations and connecting people outside of the digital world. She is an experiential marketer, designer, art director, photographer + model all-in-oneGathering an array of artistic influence from Eastern and Western cultures she has developed a deep appreciation for the diversity of beauty. Adaptability is a learned skill that allows her creativity to continue to execute,  regardless of the project or opportunity. A passion for expression paired with an innate ability to forecast trends, Claire is able to design interactive art installations with experiential marketing to create memories that last. Claire is direct with her approach and fluid in her execution.

 

THE EXPERIENCE

Photos by Christina Piombetti

THE SCHEDULE

what to expect

Doors Open

10AM 

Experience the one-of-a-kind, immersive pop-up experience (bring your portable charger because you're gonna be doing it alllllllll for the 'gram) and pay the brands you love a little visit

Panel Discussion: The Movers + Shakers

11 - 11:45AM

The influencers, creators and brands taking the internet by storm are hitting the stage to tell us what they're doing, how they're doing it and what you can do to step up your game online and IRL

VIP Mentor Power Hour

12 - 1PM

VIP guests will have access to a group mentor and Q&A session with Mandy Ansari, the founder of 9 to Thrive and the lifestyle blogger behind Girl & The Bay, to talk all things marketing, social media, business development and growing your influence online and IRL. 

Panel Discussion: From 9 To Thrive

2 - 2:45PM

Entrepreneurs and Side Hustlers talk about the bold moves they've made, setbacks and successes they've had building the career of their dreams. This panel discussion is perfect for those looking to take control of their careers and put their thoughts into action - whether you're looking for the next perfect job in the corporate world or turning your side hustle into your full-time thang. 

VIP Mentor Power Hour

3 - 4PM

VIP guests will have access to a group mentor and Q&A session with Mandy Ansari, the founder of 9 to Thrive and the lifestyle blogger behind Girl & The Bay, to talk all things marketing, social media, business development and growing your influence online and IRL. 

Panel Discussion: Bee Yourself

4:15 - 5PM

Influencers and Babes in Leadership talk about the lessons they've learned and the ones they're still learning when it comes to diversity, inclusion, confidence and just doing your thang (while not caring if anyone else "likes" it). 

Doors Close

6PM

...Because all good things must come to an end. 

 

The LOCATION

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San Francisco

We are thrilled to create our one-of-a-kind exclusive pop-up experience in San Francisco's diverse and colorful Mission District

SPONSORS

 

PAST PANELS

CONFIDENT FEMALE LEADERSHIP 101

Q&A WITH BUMBLE CHIEF BRAND OFFICER, ALEX WILLIAMSON
ALEX WILLIAMSON + MANDY ANSARI

BUILDING A DISRUPTIVE BRAND THAT CHANGES THE WORLD
ALEX WILLIAMSON + MANDY ANSARI

LEARNING HOW TO TRUST YOUR INTUITION

FINDING TRUE CONFIDENCE THROUGH MINDFULNESS

HOW TO MAKE YOUR INSTAGRAM FEED LOOK LIKE A PRO

CREATING A COMPANY FROM SCRATCH

NAVIGATING THE DATING WORLD AS A SINGLE MAMA

HOW WE'LL WIN: PHENOMENAL WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

GET YOUR GROOVE BACK + BOOGIE LIKE NEVER BEFORE

DITCHING FEAR + FAILURE: LIFE, LOVE, DATING

ASK ME ANYTHING: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND 101
 

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Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bumble

Whitney Wolfe Herd is the founder and CEO of Bumble, one of the fastest growing social networking apps in the world. She launched Bumble in 2014 as the only dating platform where women make the first move. Bumble launched Bumble BFF in 2016 as a friend-finding feature and launched Bumble Bizz for professional networking in 2017. In four short years, her vision has led to Bumble’s growth of over 36 million users worldwide in 160 countries. Wolfe Herd was named to Forbes “30 Under 30” list for 2018 and was recently on the cover of Fast Company, Forbes and WIRED magazines. The company has started to host events targeting women, as well as pop-up meeting spaces across the country with programming like “Practice your pitch” and “How to build a career with meaning.” All of this has contributed to its loyal and growing user base. Bumble is empowering women around the country to bring the app's spirit of empowerment and connections to their cities - it is this vision that brings Make The First Move to San Francisco. 

PAST SPEAKERS

 
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Alex Williamson, Bumble

Alexandra Williamson is Bumble’s Chief Brand Officer. Alex is the kind of woman who will bring her own chair to the board room if she doesn't see a seat waiting for her. She majored in Cinema-Television at SMU, where she discovered her love of content creation.  Having a variety of experience with film and production, Alex began managing social media for Bumble in October 2014 and worked her way into her current position with an unwavering passion for the company’s mission and a strong belief in the brand. el-Effendi helps empower Bumble users and brings Bumble CEO and founder Whitney Wolfe Herd’s innovative ideas to life. Alex communicates this vision with the Bumble community through voice, content, social media, and customer service. 

WHY BUMBLE

Bumble was first founded to challenge the antiquated rules of dating. Now, Bumble empowers users to connect with confidence whether dating, networking, or meeting friends online. We’ve made it not only necessary but acceptable to shake up outdated gender norms. We prioritize kindness and respect, providing a safe online community for users to build new relationships.

WHY BUMBLE MATTERS

Healthy relationships are central to living a positive, productive life. Bumble is a social network that allows you to feel empowered while you make those connections, whether you’re dating, looking for friends, or growing your professional network. One first move on Bumble could change your life.