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CreateXChange Hosts Pauline Brown and Daymond John is scheduled

CreateXChange hosted another exciting event this time with it was co-produced with Haworth Inc. and featured Pauline Brown, long time leader 💪 in the luxury 💵goods sector and former Chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton North America! Pauline spoke about her new book 📖, Aesthetic Intelligence: Enhance Your Brand, Improve Productivity ✍️and solidify workplace culture. She taught us that 85% of people today buy a particular product 🕶👞🥣because of how it makes them FEEL. We learned the importance of relationships, experiences, memories and much more. Pauline sent us a great testimonial, 👉”I’m most impressed with the breadth, depth and creativity of the community you’re building in Philly.” – Pauline Brown

Ciro Monti – Senior Haworth Collection Business Development Manager, Bela Shehu of NINObrand , Pauline Brown and Karin Copeland – Founder CEO – CreateXChange

Colleen Wyse, Sharon Pinkenson and Hope Cohen

Thanks Andre Flewellen for shooting this event.

The next exciting CreateXChange event is with Shark Tank’s Daymond John. 👉Join us for a 🌎 world class event with Daymond John, Founder, President, and CEO of Fubu, ⭐️ Star of 🦈 ABC’s Shark Tank, and Bestselling 📚 Author! Daymond will discuss his latest book, “Powershift: Transform Any Situation, Close Any Deal, and Achieve Any Outcome,” by 🏋️‍♀️mastering the 👉 three prongs of #influence, #negotiation, and #relationships. Daymond will be interviewed by William Toms of Rec Philly, Sally Guzik of Cambridge Innovation Center, and our very own CEO and Founder, Karin Copeland! Register below: https://lnkd.in/exGGP7a

For a great recap of the event check out DesignPhilly’s article.


Photos: HOW TO BE BRAVE (NOT PERFECT) Karin Copeland and Technical.ly present Reshma Saujani

Karin Copeland in partnership with Technical.ly, and Generosity presented a conversation with Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and author of the new book, Brave, Not Perfect.

The event took place on a cold, snowy Wednesday in February, but that didn’t stop the sold out crowd of 400 for coming to the Sheraton Society Hill for the early morning event.

Inspired by her popular TED Talk, Reshma Saujani, book “Brave, Not Perfect” focuses on the difference between the way boys and girls are raised and how that impacts their potential: In sum, “Boys are taught to be brave, while girls are taught to be perfect.”

As with every Karin Copeland presents event, the morning started with a continental breakfast, and networking before guests settled into their seats.

Beth Fizell-Jenkins, Merrill Lynch and Pam Teufel, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System took it in stride that they were wearing similar outfits, with their Black/White House jacket. They got acquainted and sat together for the entire event. Obviously they share a lot of similar attributes.

Sallie Krawcheck, Chair of the Ellevate Network, a 135K-strong global professional women’s network hosted a fireside chat with Reshma Saujani, and discussed her work and how we can look beyond gender norms and rewire our brains to be brave instead of striving for perfection.

Saujani’s message is that by teaching girls from a young age to be perfect (while boys are taught to be brave), we send them forward in life with unrealistic expectations. Afraid to fail, women are less likely to take chances, preferring the path that is safe. Saujani argues that this stems from parents rewarding girls for being quiet and polite while boys are encouraged to speak up, get dirty and take risks. We need to encourage young girls to be adventurous, to get dirty and we need to be fine with it.

Julie Zeglen – Technical.ly Managing Editor greets the audience

There was also a panel discussion on how women are perceived in society with notable speakers in the field:
Tracey Welson-Rossman, Chariot Solutions and TechGirlz.org,
Natalie Egan, Translator LLC , and
David Dylan Thomas, Think Company and Cognitive Bias Podcast

Inspired by her popular TED Talk, the book focuses on the difference between the way boys and girls are raised and how that impacts their potential: In sum, “Boys are taught to be brave, while girls are taught to be perfect.”

After the chit chat there was a meet and greet with Reshma Saujani where she signed books and posed for photos. Check out more coverage at Technical.ly Philly and Philly Style Magazine.


That Meatball Contest Controversy, and Pixs & Links to Media Placements This Week

That Meatball Contest Controversy, and Pixs & Links to Party Pics This Week

Hello gorgeous Sunday. GET OUT, really today is probably the last really nice weekend day of summer before Wednesday’s cold front comes through. The Social Season is winding down; PhillyChitChat was out and about shooting a lot of fun events which happened this week. If I photographed you towards the end of the week, your link will be here next Sunday or follow me on Social Media and find the link there. Let’s check out a few photos, followed by a link to additional photos.

SUNDAY: Taproom on 19th Meatball and Gravy Contest, not so much gravy judging though. Good thing cause one contestant told me she dropped her gravy slow cooker on the way to setting up


The judges in the Meatball Gravy Contest

Charles Roxland‘s meatballs came in 2nd

Winner Jena Leigh Lucas won with her tradition pork, veal & beef, gluten free bread crumbs. She told me the recipe was from her mom who got it from her Nonna, and each women added their own ingredients to make it special. Originally it was a DEAD HEAT between the first and second winner, but I told the judges of her sweet story, and about the cute apron she wears while cooking. The apron was created by her Nonna when she was a little girl.

South Philly’s Jennifer “Fear” Zavala , and her son at the Taproom on 19th Meatball Contest last week. Jennifer created a delicious chick pea meatball, which wreaked havoc with the old school meatball lovers of South Philly. Some people went as far as to assume Jen’s meatball won the contest and began blowing up the internet. I guess all gals with tattoos look alike?  Mary Sellers was MAD AND LET US ALL KNOW ABOUT IT ON HER ZAGAT REVIEW

– Mary Sellers (left this on Zagat under Taproom on 19 s review)


Check out Victor Fiorillo’s column for more deets and

Tune into Fox 29 Monday to find out what happened at @taproomon19th Meatball/Gravy Challenge?
@foxyladychef & @missmalloryknox will be on @mikejerrick@alexholleytv@fox29philly 8:30 Monday ! #meatballmadness#basicbitch

Plus Check out CBSPhilly for photos from the contest



Monday night I attended another in a series of author/panel conversations of the Arts + Business Council of Philadelphia. This one was Turning Big Orgs into Lean Startups with Eric Ries + Adam GrantWrestlingIt was held Monday night at the Prince Theater, and was well attended. Usually they’re held during the morning hours before people head to work. I think A+B might now consider mixing them up holding them both in the morning and in the evening. The ticket price is always reasonable, usually about $35 to attend, and the event is between 2 and 3 hours long. There is a higher VIP price, which includes a meet & greet with the author, receiving a book and getting it signed.

Dane Copeland, Karin Copeland, executive director of the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia and Jason Whitelock (Get to know Karin)

During the VIP on Monday night there was a performance by Ballet X, a partner of A+B. BalletX is Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, who perform at the Wilma Theater at Broad and Spruce. Their season kicks off November 29. Wrestling
Eric Ries signs his latest book for a fan
The doors opened up and the crowds were ready to be schooled. Check out additional photos at CBSPhilly

Komen Philadelphia’s Annual Pink Tie Gala, this year’s them was The Great Gatsby’s. What a great event, and theme. I’m going to write a longer piece on the event to showcase the decor and the smartly dressed guests.

Philly Style Magazine
Philly Metro Online


CureDuchenne | Finding a cure for Duchenne  
Saturday night PhillyChitChat’s Andre Flewellen photographed Blingo, a blinged out fundraiser for Duchenne, muscular dystrophy is fatal muscle disease that usually affects young boys.

I headed there after photographing Komen’s Pink Tie Gala just in time to photograph the last two Blingo games. Blingo is played just like bingo, but all the prizes are gift certificates, or blingy jewelery. Here’s sponsor Geno Vento pulling balls to determine the next winner

Farah Hassanbhai-Kapoor and Rahul Kapoor

Farah wants me to remind you to save the date for the 125th Anniversary of the Reading Terminal Market

Lucie Walker, Maria Kent and Sarah Bryns flank former Eagles player Tra Thomas

Decor by Ann Catania, Creative Director of Ten Pennies.
Philly Style Magazine

Philly Metro Online

Philadelphia Theater Company Presents Wrestling Jerusalem By Aaron Davidman
October 18 – November 5, 2017

I headed to the opening night after party which was held in the theater lobby

Paige Price, artistic director at the Philadelphia Theatre Co. and Aaron Davidman. writer and performer of WRESTLING JERUSALEM

Check out party photos in CBSPhilly

Check back next Sunday for more party links, and every day on PhillyChitChat for events happening near you.


Photos: Arts + Biz Council – Hosted AMY CUDDY For A Morning Seminar at the Prince

I am so uncool, I never heard of Amy Cuddy. I am in the minority cause last week when I covered another one of the fabulous Arts + Business Council of Philadelphia morning seminars, who was hosting Amy Cuddy at this was, I was taken back by the crush of the crowd of over 500 people.  Seems everyone else knew who Amy Cuddy was and her theory on “Power Posing.” There were a lot of attendees standing up straight, full power posing while networking before the doors opened for the event.

‘Social psychologist, author and Harvard Professor Amy Cuddy’s TED
Talk on “power posing” made her the #2 biggest TED speaker in the
world.   Our host for the lecture was The Arts
& Business Council of Greater Philadelphia which builds relationships
between business and the arts.

The ladies on the left had to alphabetize each of the 550 names.
 Before the lecture there is usually a generous spread of donuts, bagels and breakfast cakes, along with coffee and water. Tickets are always reasonable, for this event they were $30. It’s great we have a networking event like this in Philly, I always see a lot of connecting going on.
Rachael Nave, Senior Legal Services Coordinator at Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Jillian Rafferty, Rafferty Suburu. Mike and I just bought a Legacy Suburu from Rafferty, and their customer service was impeccable. Mike’s a great car shopper he gets three prices and then sees which dealer is able to meet our needs. #BeYourOwnAdvocate
Bari Joy – Epstein, Franklin Institute and Casey Anne Drummond, Franklin Institute
A new event on the social scene seems to be “Science After Dark.” 
The next one is Tuesday, March 8, 2016 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm      Adults Evening   Get your tickets early they seem to sell out quickly. I was surprised how packed it got on a Tuesday night.
Natalie W. Nixon, Ph.D., Philadelphia University and Eileen Wainwright, NascentHub
Kristin Detterline, Editor Philly Style Magazine, Toni Leslie, Ann King Lagos and Lynn Norton all of REALM Jewelry
Vanessa Smith and Kim Fraites – Dow, Tierney – Acting CEO and COO at Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
At around 9AM the crowd filed into the Prince Theater for Amy Cuddy’s lecture.
Aubrey Fink and Kim Fink were excited to hear Amy Cuddy’s theory on power positions.
Karin Copeland,  Executive Director Arts + Business Council Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce greets the guests and explains the mission of the A+B, which is connecting arts and business in innovative strategic practices.
Amy Cuddy, her TED Talk has been viewed more than 30 million times, with “power posing,”
Her main theme was how our movement becomes
synchronized when we are present — because we are being authentic and
unscripted — and how that makes us more compelling to others, which
exudes confidence in what we are presenting. She demonstrated the many poses that help people feel more confident in various situations.
There was a panel discussion after Amy Cuddy’s lecture which included Jeff Zinser, Right Recruiting, Shelley Potente, MA, SVP and Managing Director for Client Services, The Leaders Edge/Leaders By Design, Stacy Holland, Executive Director of the Lenfest Foundation and author Cameron Conaway. The discussion was moderated by Marc Brownstein, President & CEO of Brownstein Group. They panel discussed various ways to build confidence in clients.

Afterwards there was a meet
a greet with VIP ticketholders, Amy signed her book Presence:
Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, which was
published in December.

Check out the Amy Cuddy Ted Talk HERE