Aug
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

A NIGHT WITH JIG+SAW PRESENTED BY NIKEWOMEN

Nike Air Society exists for you to ignite your creativity and fuel your ambition. Because what’s invisible can make you invincible.

Join us for a panel discussion with a Nike athlete, hosted by JIG+SAW founder, Christina Topacio. 

All attendees will receive exclusive Air Society gifts, and a chance to win an annual HER.LAB membership or JIG+SAW Track Membership. Receive a JIG+SAW HER.LAB one-month membership and a Nike Air Society tote bag with the purchase of any Nike Air product.

6:45pm - Check-In Begins
7:00pm - Panel Discussion
7:30pm - Shopping & Refreshments

     
     
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    DEARGIANA Art Show - It's A Cool Cool World
    Mar
    26
    12:00pm12:00pm

    DEARGIANA Art Show - It's A Cool Cool World

    Fashion Mamas Presents:

    It's A Cool Cool World


    Beyond stoked to be partnered with Fashion Mamas to host Giana, a seven-year-old Filipina-Mexican American artist for her second solo art show (first in Los Angeles, HOLLA!). Giana is known for recreating high fashion ads using freehand drawing techniques. 

    We'll be hosting here at JIG+SAW, in Downtown LA. 
    This art show is a free event but please RSVP!

    WHAT:
    IT'S A COOL COOL WORLD: GIANA'S 2ND SOLO SHOW

    WHEN:
    SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017, 12PM TO 3PM

    WHERE:
    JIG+SAW, 1318 EAST 7TH STREET SUITE 118, LA 90021

    Banner image: Miss Bish

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    Wellness Without Work
    Mar
    22
    12:30pm12:30pm

    Wellness Without Work

    free event.

    Join us for Wellness Without Work.

     

    Wellness Without Work is an invitation to leave your laptop at home and be present with us. Can't wait to be with you. 

     


    Wednesday, March 22nd - Yoga + Dance in partnership with MVMT Theory

    mvmt theory is a musically driven hip hop dance and fitness studio aimed at uniting the community through movement, music, and spaces. 

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    TALK: DISPEL ANXIETY ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
    Mar
    16
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    TALK: DISPEL ANXIETY ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

    let's talk about mental health and the anxiety we feel surrounding it. 

    Running a business, managing your life, being a human, we can forget to talk care of ourselves, take care of our needs to function, breathe and live. We can tend to ignore signs of a mental health deterioration because of shame, ignorance or a miscommunication of what is transpiring. NNot only that, but there is a huge gender bias when it comes to mental health. While 1 in 5 Americans experiences a mental health disorder every year, women are diagnosed with depression and other anxiety related disorders at twice the rate of men. A recent study by The World Health Organization confirms that these common health disorders constitute a serious public health problem. Unipolar depression, predicted to be the second-leading cause of global disability burden by 2020, is twice as common in women.

    So it begs to ask, why aren't we talking about our mental health more often, more in the open and with more vulnerability? We want to work on how to have these honest conversations with ourselves and with our loved ones.

    Following our talk, we'll jump into a #BONUS workshop led by The Wellness Project NYC going in-depth on how what we eat and how we treat ourselves affects our mental wellbeing. It's a crash course in your own mind/body connection and provides you a chance to develop an easy, actionable mental health maintenance routine that will fend off burn-out, depressive periods, and brain fog. 

    what is a jig+saw talk?

    These talks are not your average congregation of people. Talks are about hyper-focusing on a core topic that keeps our businesses moving. These are built on two-hour segments, led by a host + JIG+SAW Founder Christina, in an open forum. What does that mean? We want to encourage more communication in your circle/tribe/posse/crew (whatever you call yours) and these talks create that open environment for more sharing and more insight. These talks will NOT be about listening to someone speak for two hours; it's about learning and contributing to the conversation + topic at hand. You'll not only leave with educational insight on the topic but you'll have a stronger grasp at your community around you, what you're really capable of and how important it is to come together.

    Join the conversation. 

    AGENDA

    6:30p: Check-in

    7p: Talk begins

    8:30p: Wrap + engage


    JIG+SAW members, rsvp below

    non-members, purchase below.


    Meet your hosts.

    The Know Collective

    Genevieve Fish is the founder of The Know Collective, an online and offline hub for mental health resources, content, and community for women. Somehow in a country where the top selling drug is an anti-depressant, there isn’t a national conversation about mental health. Genevieve is striving to ignite that conversation by hosting talk circles where women come together with thought leaders from the mental health industry to have honest conversations about real issues—those that most consume our minds and fuel our anxieties. She also publishes a weekly newsletter, In The Know, a weekly roundup of resources that help women prioritize their emotional health while remaining politically and culturally engaged. Theknowcollective.com will be launching in May 2017. A Princeton University graduate, Genevieve previously worked in finance (Wells Fargo), non-profit fundraising (Teach for America), and digital media and editorial (Clique Media Group). She brings all of this experience to bear on the problem that matters most to her, improving access to mental health resources and igniting a dialogue that de-stigmatizes mental illness.

    IG: @theknowcollective

    The Wellness Project

    The Wellness Project NYC is a creative corporate wellness consultancy. On a healthy mission to transform the way the world works, TWP marries holistic health and entertainment to mobilize people to be their best, most inspired and productive selves. TWP was co-founded in Brooklyn by Rachel Brown and Sarah Jacobs, two Holistic Nutritional Counselors that believe health should be attainable and accessible for everyone. Visit www.twpnyc.com or email hello@twpnyc.com for more information. 

    IG: @twpnyc

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    TALK: Leadership Mentor Power Hour
    Mar
    14
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    TALK: Leadership Mentor Power Hour

    with hosts of Levo League Los Angeles

    Let's build the kind of leadership that supports one another as we climb up together. LEVO hosts a night of female leadership - how to own it and how to manage it. It's not easy being a leader or choosing to become one but when you surround yourself with powerful, genuine beings, things just seem to fall into place for your mission. 


    what is a jig+saw talk?

    These talks are not your average congregation of people. Talks are about hyper-focusing on a core topic that keeps our businesses moving. These are built on two-hour segments, led by a host + JIG+SAW Founder Christina, in an open forum. What does that mean? We want to encourage more communication in your circle/tribe/posse/crew (whatever you call yours) and these talks create that open environment for more sharing and more insight. These talks will NOT be about listening to someone speak for two hours; it's about learning and contributing to the conversation + topic at hand. You'll not only leave with educational insight on the topic but you'll have a stronger grasp at your community around you, what you're really capable of and how important it is to come together.

    agenda

    6:30p: Check-in

    7p: Talk begins

    8:30p: Wrap + engage


    jig+saw members, rsvp below

    non-members, purchase below.

    join the conversation. 

    in partnership with Levo 

     

    MEET YOUR HOSTS.

     

    Sherna Stephenson

    Lean In Los Angeles

    Sherna Stephenson’s natural talent for accelerating ideas from concept to launch has led to 8+ years in branding and strategic communications. Having worked with mega­brands such as: Burger King, Xbox, LPGA and NBC Universal, she is known for her ability to unlock insights to develop unique strategies that connects brands to the hearts of consumers. She co-produced the Against the Tide reality TV show featuring top Olympians which aired on NBC Universal Sports.  Before a deep dive into the field of marketing to explore her creative talents, she served in the capacity of Analyst for Image Entertainment, distributor of the Criterion Collection, and other notable entertainment programming and film productions.  Utilizing diverse skills sets gained from working in both the corporate and entertainment sectors, Sherna is currently helping to grow a new health information company.  Past mentorship roles include Los Angeles team lead for the global organization Women 2.0.   She has been on the board of Lean in L.A. for over 3 years and also serves as Vice President for the Bili Project Foundation.  Continuing on her path to help women reach their dreams, she recently founded, Zen Black Girl, an online platform to teach women of color how to leverage meditation to thrive. Sherna graduated with a degree in Marketing from Loyola Marymount University and studied copywriting with Ash Ambrige. Passionate about all things tech, with an obsession for finding secret stairs, next to red velvet cupcakes helping women surpass their potential tops her list of favorite things.  You can ease drop on her unruly thoughts on Twitter @ShernaS.

     
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    Victoria Green

    Levo League Los Angeles

     
     

    Jessica Gehring

    Founder of Bright House Events + Co-Founder of Beautycon

    With over a decade of experience, Jessica Gehring is regarded as one of the top creative experiential producers and marketers in Los Angeles. Her extensive, A-Z knowledge of production and building integrated digital campaigns on both a national and global scale have led her to work with some of the world’s top fashion, technology, and lifestyle brands including BMW, Lacoste, Samsung, HTC, Warby Parker, Swarovski, JCPenney and celebrities including Usher, Melissa Ethridge, Christina Aguilera and Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs.

    Jessica has also served as an experiential producer for a number of hit television shows including “America’s Next Top Model” and Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.”

    She has gone on to cofound and build the production company, Made With Elastic, and cofound and Invest in Beautycon, a global festival for women focused in all thing beauty. Currently, Jessica owns and operates, Bright House Events and lends her expertise in production and strategy to current clients including REVOLVE, Republic Records, FIJI Water, PUMA, Joe Jeans, CBS, ColourPop and more.

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    WORKSHOP: You're Thinking About Instagram All Wrong
    Mar
    9
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    WORKSHOP: You're Thinking About Instagram All Wrong

    with host, Puno, from ilovecreatives + PeopleMap

    As business owners, one of our core marketing tactics is to tap into influence. This normally comes in the form of social media influencers, but have you ever thought about those that don't have a large following but rather a strategic and highly targeted audience? Right. Our host, Puno, will be giving us a rundown on how to manage influencer campaigns the right way and we'll discuss influence outside of numerical worth. You'll walk away realizing there's more to Instagram than just following. 

    what is a jig+saw workshop?

    Unlike our talks, a JIG+SAW workshop is focused on learning tactical information from our experts so you want away with real-life value + application. We aren't here to teach but rather, share other ways to think about real-life business bullsh*t that usually feels overwhelming and exhausting and where we'd much rather NOT. Our workshops collaborate with pros who give a sh*t about conversion, value and attention to detail. We aren't here for the fluff. 

    JIG+SAW members, RSVP below.

    non-members, please proceed below


    Meet your host.

    Puno Dostres, marketing + creative genius woman

    A web designer and digital entrepreneur at heart, Puno is the Founder of ilovecreatives, a platform connecting creatives working that slashie life. She also co-created PeopleMap.co, an Instagram marketing tool where you can strategically build a targeted community.

    You can find her vlogging on YouTube, in DTLA on the hunt for the city’s best food, or exploring incredible locations with Madewithmap (@madewithmap on Instagram)—a trusted community of travel influencers.

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    TALK: Woman Seeking Entrepreneurialism
    Mar
    1
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    TALK: Woman Seeking Entrepreneurialism

    with host, audrey bellis, of startup dtla + #worthywomen 

    ask your group of friends, and out of your group, how many want to start a business that aren't already business owners? At least one woman is seeking the entrepreneurial freedom being solicited all over the web. When you make that choice to press go, so many questions arise; what are the steps, do you have to know people, is there a minimum to start, what communities do you join, how do you start? 

    Join the conversation.

    what is a jig+saw talk?

    These talks are not your average congregation of people. Talks are about hyper-focusing on a core topic that keeps our businesses moving. These are built on two-hour segments, led by a host + JIG+SAW Founder Christina, in an open forum. What does that mean? We want to encourage more communication in your circle/tribe/posse/crew (whatever you call yours) and these talks create that open environment for more sharing and more insight. These talks will NOT be about listening to someone speak for two hours; it's about learning and contributing to the conversation + topic at hand. You'll not only leave with educational insight on the topic but you'll have a stronger grasp at your community around you, what you're really capable of and how important it is to come together.


    meet your host.

    Audrey Bellis, Founder of Startup DTLA, #WorthyWomen + Co-Founder of Grid110.

    audrey is a first generation latina actively building the tech community in downtown as the founder of startup dtla and as a cofounder of grid110. she also supports female empowerment as the founder of #worthywomen. audrey is a leader in diversity & inclusion as well as corporate leadership training.

    mayor garcetti's office honored her as 1 of 5 "inspiring latina's of la" as well as "one of 20 people changing tech in la", and techoutla named her "a key player in the eastside/dtla tech movement." pershing square renew called her "the voice of dtla".

    @worthywomenllc | fbigtwitter // @audreybellis  ig,twitter

    Members, RSVP below.

    Non-members, proceed below.

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    TALK: How Important Are Podcasts?
    Feb
    28
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    TALK: How Important Are Podcasts?

    with hosts, stephanie simbari + elizabeth kott, creators of That's So Retrograde

    The podcast discussion resonates so timely as many of us are thinking of starting one as a platform/extension of our businesses or feeling inclined to certain podcasts to guide their life (Liz Gilbert or Ilana Glazer? You tell me.) Podcasts are the gateway to so education cliff notes, listening and learning from all kinds of experts + educations, entertainers and doctors. But, does it help to have a podcast as an extension of your business or as your total business? We'll be exploring the benefits and the importance of how podcasting works, understanding how to find your audience and why Stephanie + Elizabeth decided on creating a podcast geared towards exploring holistic health as an entry point to an audience. You may just ask yourself, where's my mic at?

    what is a jig+saw talk?

     

    These talks are not your average congregation of people. Talks are about hyper-focusing on a core topic that keeps our businesses moving. These are built on two-hour segments, led by a host + JIG+SAW Founder Christina, in an open forum. What does that mean? We want to encourage more communication in your circle/tribe/posse/crew (whatever you call yours) and these talks create that open environment for more sharing and more insight. These talks will NOT be about listening to someone speak for two hours; it's about learning and contributing to the conversation + topic at hand. You'll not only leave with educational insight on the topic but you'll have a stronger grasp at your community around you, what you're really capable of and how important it is to come together.

    JIG+SAW members, RSVP below

    Non-members, proceed below


    Meet your hosts.

    Stephanie Simbari + Elizabeth Kott, Creators of the infamous podcast, That's So Retrograde

    stephanie simbari is a funny creative who names comedian / actress / writer and host as some of her titles. she was born and raised in the suburbs of new york city and spent most of her teen years drinking malt liquor and taking the train to nyc to get body piercings she would later live to regret. she's since mostly cleaned up her act and become a devoted yogini and spiritual seeker. she tours the country as a stand up comedian, and was a series regular on 'funny girls' on oxygen. you can find her on netflix in the critically acclaimed indie film 'coldwater' and she co-hosts her very own podcast, the highly rated and what many have called "life changing" wellness show, 'that's so retrograde'. find her on instagram if you want to follow a cute girl who's usually fully clothed. @stephsimbari

    bringing conversations of consciousness to the forefront and supporting others through their wellness journey with realness and humor is elizabeth's calling. prior to doing so as co-host and producer of that’s so retrograde, elizabeth was an established leader in the digital fashion space, having started her career working for rachel zoe, as a founding team member of the zoe report and then as creator of famed online fashion consignment website, closetrich.com. recognized by elle magazine, refinery 29, glamour.com and entrepreneur magazine for her work, kott names producer, writer, mentor, stylist and creative director as some of her most worn hats. for shameless self promotion coupled with aesthetically pleasing photos, you can find her on social media: @elizabethkott.

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    TALK: Balance In Reality
    Feb
    21
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    TALK: Balance In Reality

    with host, kelsey j patel, owner of pure barre beverly hills + spiritual empowerment coach

    We are consistently told that we just need to have balance, remain calm and keeping moving forward. But, how can we with four job titles, perhaps kids/dogs/cats/external responsibilities, plus friends + family to maintain? Balance isn't always reality. Our host, Kelsey, who has guided us through many a meditation will be leading the conversation of being balanced even when reality doesn't allow. Who doesn't want just a little piece and quiet?

    Join the conversation.

    what is a jig+saw talk?

    These talks are not your average congregation of people. Talks are about hyper-focusing on a core topic that keeps our businesses moving. These are built on two-hour segments, led by a host + JIG+SAW Founder Christina, in an open forum. What does that mean? We want to encourage more communication in your circle/tribe/posse/crew (whatever you call yours) and these talks create that open environment for more sharing and more insight. These talks will NOT be about listening to someone speak for two hours; it's about learning and contributing to the conversation + topic at hand. You'll not only leave with educational insight on the topic but you'll have a stronger grasp at your community around you, what you're really capable of and how important it is to come together.

    Members,RSVP below.

    Non-members, please proceed below


    meet your host.

    Kelsey Patel, Spiritual Empowerment Coach

    kelsey is one of la's leading wellness + reiki experts. she has dedicated her life's work to helping her clients live vibrant, joy-filled and abundant lives. through her public speaking, fortune-500 consulting, online programs and private practices of reiki, eft (emotional freedom technique), and intuitive healing, she guides others through the process of releasing their old stories and limiting beliefs. through healing these past wounds, her clients can then step into lives filled with peace, purpose and true fulfillment. in addition to her commitment to helping others lead more connected lives, kelsey is also the owner of pure barre beverly hills, creator of pure joy movement experience, co-owner and operator of i am vibes activewear, a certified reiki master, the list goes on.
    a powerhouse indeed.

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    @kelseyjpatel | ig, fb, twitter // @purebarrebh | ig, twitter

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    [SOLD OUT] Workshop: #whatsnext
    Feb
    16
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    [SOLD OUT] Workshop: #whatsnext

    We marched and marched...so, #WHATSNEXT?

    Come learn from organizations on how to stay active in your community post-march. Network with others who share similar interests and passions. Have your voices heard!
    Event will include conversations with the founders of:
    The Good Girl Almighty
    #HappyPeriod
    Project Caged Birds
    Las Fotos Project
    Hosted by: Aly Nagel, Yelba Carrillo, & Candace Reels

    Complimentary Refreshments provided by:
    Erva

    Donate

    This is a free JIG+SAW Event as it benefits all non-profits listed above. Please donate if you can.

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    Feb
    7
    12:00pm12:00pm

    Office Hours - LEGAL

    Book time with Grant, our resident legal expert, starting February 7th. 

    You must be a member in order to book time. 

    Grant's bio: 

    Grant has focused his law career on business, entertainment, and intellectual property matters. He served as a lead litigation and transactions associate with a firm in Downtown Los Angeles before launching Framework Law Group PC. He is also a photographer, musician, and entrepreneur. Grant earned his J.D. at Santa Clara University where he served as President of the Student Bar Association. Grant is licensed to practice in the State of California and before the North and Central Federal District Courts.

    http://frameworklaw.com/grantatkinson

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