It’s a crowded conversation today. Everyone is talking at once. Women speaking out about global sexual violence is mixed right in with fashion, food, looking sexy & raising kids. How can we fulfill on our desire to make a difference when we’re already maxed--juggling home, family, self-improvement, full-time jobs, maybe dealing with our own memories of assault….and of course, losing weight?
“DREAM BIG & THINK POSITIVE”
is NOT a business model. Today’s Woman needs direction, support, structures & strategies, new business models that incorporate her desire to make a difference, a courage-accountability partner, a "Sister" to jump with.
Change the rules
change the game
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10 Years Strong • Over 20,000 Events • Fighting Daily Atrocities to Women & Girls
ONE BILLION RISING is an annual global campaign of over 2,000 individually designed events in over 140 countries where women rise up in dance, flash mobs & performances to bring awareness and speak out against violence to women. One out of three women alive today will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. There are approximately 3 billion women in the world. Do the math.
CONSTANT MESSAGING OF MURDER, RAPE, VIOLENCE, KIDNAPPINGS, HARASSMENT, ASSAULT, CHILDREN MISSING, WOMEN MISSING, WOMEN BEATEN, DOMESTIC ABUSE, acid attacks, COURTROOM MOCKERY, RAPIST GETS OFF, PHYSICALLY WEAKER, DANGER, BE CAREFUL, HELPLESS.
THE CAMPAIGN: Engage the Global Community. Change the way the world values girls. Ensure girls everywhere can be full and equal participants in society. It’s the only way to eradicate poverty and violence to women and girls.
SMART WOMEN RISING IN BUSINESS is the heart-child of Susan Dane Setin—bringing together a lifetime of professional and leadership experience. Susan began her career in International Travel, leading over 22,000 Americans abroad on tourist, incentive travel and corporate events in 30 countries. Opening a South American division for a major New York travel wholesaler, Susan sold over $2.4M in the first 18 months
In a separate and personal career, Susan spent many years in spiritual studies, offering transformational seminars and speaking worldwide on practical Christianity and cross-cultural traditions. This dual experience brings a depth and vision to her work rarely found in business circles today.
Susan is passionately committed to the power of cause marketing and socially conscious business. Her talk “From Shoppers to Shapers” explores how women will define the 21st Century. Her love of people and culture--along with her vision for global solutions--inspired her to create an epic event to bring women together from all over the world to share their stories, “break bread,” form powerful coalitions and create a new sisterhood that defies national boundaries.
KATERINA COZIAS --America’s Media Mindset Mentor—CO-PRODUCER. Working side-by-side with Susan, Katerina will help Mastermind every aspect of SMART WOMEN RISING, with a special focus in her field of expertise: Media, Press & Communications.
As an international media & communications expert, on-camera TV host, bestselling author and speaker, Katerina has a special gift for communicating value-driven messages packed with a punch. She is the co-producer & host of the morning talk show LA40 and the founder of KATERINA COZIAS, Inc., a Hollywood based media training and production company.
Her signature systems allow visionaries, creatives and entrepreneurs to gain the respect, visibility and national media exposure they want, so that they can become the empowered leader who has brand authority in their space. Katerina Cozias, Inc. leads entrepreneurial ventures to national levels of success by developing their visionaries’ media mindset, skills, confidence and charisma in concert with the formulation of strategic media exposure tactics and outreach.
Fluent in English and Greek, Katerina has spent many years as the brand ambassador for high-profile luxury/lifestyle events worldwide including events in Miami, New York, Hong Kong, Athens, Moscow, Dubai, Cannes, Monte Carlo and The Bahamas.
RACHAEL MURRAY joins SMART WOMEN RISING as Producer, bringing 20+ years in the entertainment industry and an extraordinary range of experience. Most recently, Rachael served as the V.P. of Entertainment for the USO of Metropolitan New York, where she produced over 400 live performances annually around the world.
Highlights of live performances include events featuring Katy Perry, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Kristin Chenowith, Joan Jett, LL Cool J, Tony Danza, Stephen Colbert, Adam Sandler and Bradley Cooper to name a few. Events produced in partnership include Miss USA, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Boston Pops, CMA Fest, NBC’s The TODAY Show, TNT’s The Last Ship, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Show, FOX and Friends, Good Morning America, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, NFL, MLB, NHL, NASCAR and many more.
As a professional performer Rachael has performed leading roles in Broadway national and international touring companies in shows such as A Chorus Line, West Side Story and Jesus Christ Superstar. She has also performed as a solo artist in venues around the world including Cunard Cruise Lines, Don’t Tell Mama, Danny’s Skylight Cabaret and The Jazz Standard in NYC.
LUCY DANE COLSTON--Founder of “Great Ideas by Elle”--is a Master in the arena of Conscious Capitalism and the “Commerce Meets Cause” TM sector. Starting her career in the Incentive Travel business with her sister, Susan, Lucy produced events all over the US, Brazil and South America.
Lucy eventually moved into charity fundraising, creating a unique model that used relatively modest Corporate Advertising dollars to create Galas and Pro-Am Golf tournaments that raised millions of dollars for worthy causes. These programs also proved their investment value for the sponsoring company by demonstrating increased sales and revenues through the relationships created among executives in the process. The original “Win-Win!.” Lucy has worked with Savin Corp, Toshiba and Konika Minolta, Toys For Tots, Cystic Fibrosis and SOS Villages to name just a few. Lucy will be serving SMART WOMEN RISING in an Advisory Capacity.
MAY 22-24, 2019
BUCKLE YOUR SEAT BELTS.
IT’S GOING TO BE A WILD RIDE !