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Women’s Herstory Month: Women Founders – New Ways to Find Funding

March 5 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
| Main Campus | Richard Harris Terrace
illlustration of women of different cultures

How has funding for women entrepreneurs changed? What are the new ways to get money for your ideas as a women founder?

Learn the answers to these questions and more from our panel of women entrepreneurs:

Emily Pan founded Mindful Sense, a consulting service that fosters creative approaches to invest in people, education, wellness, and technology. This past summer, she worked at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute with the IBM team to maintain indoor navigation app platforms, conduct VR glasses research, and program AI luggage prototypes.  Mindful Sense’s mission is to improve the level of engagement for isolated communities—from providing support for caregivers at hospitals to improving restaurant experiences for those with disabilities.

Sandra Thelusmond is Founder and CEO of Vibrate Higher, Executive Director of the non-profit Vibrate Higher Foundation, and a certified yoga instructor. A young entrepreneur, Sandra moved from marketing positions for major fashion & beauty brands to founding the philanthropic wellness brand all while (and currently) under 30.

Yanti Amos was an international lawyer for over 17 years before she turned to health and wellness. She owned and operated the highly popular Earth YogaNYC for over ten years until it was acquired in the Spring of 2019. Yanti now travels globally as a WTKO Global Ambassador to teach both yoga and Shotokan karate for the WTKO, her husband’s international karate group. She focusses on women’s leadership issues but mentors students of all backgrounds. Yanti is a New York Lululemon ambassador for the company’s East 66th store. (See third photo below)

Bridgette Duncan is a certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor and a creative who loves to inspire women of color to seek the best version of themselves. As a former dancer and athlete, she understands the transformative power that is the health and wellness industry. Her latest venture is Slam Duncan Wellness, which is her newly formed LLC that she has created to focus on women of color’s wants and needs that the wellness industry often neglects. Her specialties are body conditioning/sculpting, Pilates, myofasical release and strength training. She has started her a class called, MATGIC, a Pilates-based bootcamp class that is a safe space for women of color to get a great workout.

See a list of all Women’s Herstory Month events.

For more information, contact the Women’s Resource Center at (212) 220-8165.

March 5
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open to:
General Public


Main Campus
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007 United States

Richard Harris Terrace