For the Millennial generation: "work/life balance" is bullshit. Instead, it is more of a “work/life integration” where our lives are intertwined. But how do we become okay with bringing our worlds (work and life) together seamlessly, working smarter, and becoming less resistant to this new way of living? thecnnekt and Work Bigger are partnering to ask the experts how they get shit done.
Eric Thomas is the Editor-in-Chief of The Quintessential Gentleman Magazine. Similar to thecnnekt, TQG is a media outlet dedicated to shining light on Voices that need to be heard regarding career, personal experiences, art, music and so much more. However, Eric ensures that his platform stands out by focusing on men of color and their achievements, specifically ones that advance the culture and shed positive light for others to follow.
Jenn is a Level 3 Trainer at The Financial Gym. Before joining the team in early 2018, she left the hedge fund industry to focus more on her passion for finance: from working with complex products and markets, all the way to efficient budgeting/organizing day-to-day cash flow in her own personal life! Jenn's background also includes extensive market regulation work with various financial institutions, investment banks, hedge funds, and asset managers across the globe. She has a degree in Finance and Information Systems from Loyola University Maryland, and is Long Island native currently living her best life in New York City.
Freelancing Females was founded in 2017 by Tia Meyers, a freelance Social Media Consultant, after not getting paid for her work. When she realized there was no community or safe space dedicated to supporting women in her situation, she made up her mind to create one. Freelancing Females (FF) started as a Facebook group with a few friends and quickly grew into a global community powered by diverse women from a variety of disciplines. Since its launch just over a year ago, membership has grown to more than 16,000 active participants with over 200 membership requests daily.
In her 9 to 5, Tina is the Marketing & Culture Director at Berlin Cameron. With her background in social and brand strategy, she works closely with the agency’s leadership team on the company’s marketing efforts, including implementation of LLShe, Berlin Cameron’s partnership with Refinery 29 to increase the exposure of female-founded companies. Prior to this role, Tina has worked as a strategist at agencies such as R/GA, Big Spaceship and mcgarrybowen on clients such as Samsung, Verizon and Mastercard.
In her 5 to 9, Tina pursues a diverse spread of side-hustles, each aimed at challenging and strengthening how people view work and exploring their curiosities. Most notably and recently, Tina is the founder of STRTGST, a community of 700+ “people who think for a living” in NYC. STRTGST brings together brand planners, industry insiders and the wider creative community to discuss various topics related to cultural insight, consumer segmentation and organizational structure. Tina is also the creator and host of 5to9, a podcast about the side-hustle.
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