Strategic Makeup

November 15, 2015

Strategic Makeup from Toni Williams on Vimeo.

Brooklyn Savvy talks about strategic makeup that gives you the right look for what you want to get. Is it a house, a relationship, a job, a little grooming goes a long way.

Today on Brooklyn Savvy, Sarah Conley from Style It Online, and Keri Blair from MAC Cosmetics discuss how makeup and fashion can affect your experience in the workplace and beyond. They share makeup tips, key advice, and discuss what looking more fashionable, and stylish can do to your confidence and perception of yourself. How can you transform your look? How do you enhance your natural beauty? Keri and Sarah examine how color, and a combination of factors affect your overall appearance. Join Toni and the Brooklyn Savvy panel as they delve into the world of fashion and makeup, and its effects on women of all ages, at work, dinner or on a night out. Find answers to your questions and concerns on this episode of Brooklyn Savvy.

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Industry City

November 8, 2015

Industry City helping to redefine Sunset Park from Toni Williams on Vimeo.

Andrew Kimball of Industry City shares plans for growth in Sunset Park. Small, mid-size innovation technology businesses can find an accomodating space to grow their business, and benefit the community.

Industry City has been eyed as the new big economic opening for New York City. Much about the project however remains unclear to community members. Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City, takes the time to break down what goes into reviving the privately owned massive site located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. He explains how this modern manufacturing hub benefits the local community. Kimball looks beyond physical products, instead he focuses on the different areas of manufacturing that modern technologies can make possible. Find out more details, and how you can get involved in the full interview, including information on startup companies and available supports.

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Manufacturing Fashion with ManufactureNY

November 1, 2015

Manufacturing Fashion with ManufactureNY from Toni Williams on Vimeo.

Are you an inspiring, independent or emerging designer check out this ep of Brooklyn Savvy where we introduce Bob Bland of ManufactureNY to Princess Faraj to discuss how Manufacture NY is supporting designers.

Creativity is limitless and Manufacture NY is proof of that. The Brooklyn based vertically integrated production hub is doing much more than physically equipping the unknown and budding designer. Participants of the program, according to founder and CEO, Bob Bland, benefit from support in other areas critical to their overall success. Their products range from clothing to wearable technologies and more. So, what exactly makes this project different? What does it bring to the table? The Savvy panel digs into these questions and others. Accompanying Bland is Princess Faraj of Faraj Couture, who shares with us her personal experience as a fashion designer making a name for herself. Tune in to learn more about mentorship, shared resources, and business planning expertise.

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The Big Lie -Time is Not on Your Side

October 25, 2015

The Big Lie-Time is Not on your side from Toni Williams on Vimeo.

“Thinking you can have kids when you are ready is a flawed belief with devastating consequences,” says Tanya Selvaratnam on this episode of Brooklyn Savvy where we explore Advanced Reproductive Technologies.

The Big Lie author and advocate Tanya Selvaratnam examines the biological clock women face. Your chances of having children later in life are far less controllable than you are made to believe, Selvaratnam says. In a candid discussion with the Brooklyn Savvy women, age, fertility questions, and the modern day woman’s perception of childbearing are analyzed. Selvaratnam insists that the odds far outweigh the successes in medically facilitated pregnancies via IVF. So how reasonable is waiting till “sometime before 40”? How accurate are fertility company claims? Where is the place of government and insurance in all this? Find out more on this episode of Brooklyn Savvy.

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Live Healthy Partnership

October 18, 2015

Live Healthy Partnership from Toni Williams on Vimeo.

Access to healthcare in the U.S. remains a problem even in the day of affordable care. In New York City, a number of organizations have come together to help those affected. Representatives from the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, EmblemHealth, Advantage Care Physicians and Health Disparity Coalition sat down with Brooklyn Savvy to discuss details of their operations. Poor health is noted as a major issue in disadvantaged communities. Root causes such as level of education, employment, income, and the stress of living poor are thoroughly discussed with the panel. Watch this episode of Brooklyn Savvy to find more detailed information on this topic, including specific programs available within Brooklyn.

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One Top Cop and Borough President

October 13, 2015

One Top Cop and Boro Prez-Eric Adams from Toni Williams on Vimeo.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams shares the seat with five Savvy women and it’s all about community policing. This subject strikes a chord beyond doubt with many, Adams included. How well do police officers understand communities of color? Is correct policing possible among a people who live in silos? Adams responds to these and other questions. Don’t miss Adams’ take on the law enforcement toolbox and how efficiently the police can use it. As well as what Adams has to say about educating young men of color on how to react when approached by police officers.

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A Conversation with Honorable David Dinkins

October 7, 2015

A Mayor's Life with David Dinkins from Toni Williams on Vimeo.

The first Black mayor of New York City, David Dinkins, talks to Brooklyn Savvy about his extraordinary journey into public service and how “hopelessly hooked” he’s become. In a very relaxed mode, the former mayor gave interesting details about his governing of the biggest city in the U.S. Dinkins sounds funny at times and emotional occasionally. But the candidness with which the Jersey-born icon of New York expresses his views is telling. He is particular about the opportunities he embraced, the challenges that came along and his legacy. He emphasizes the roles of others in his success, describing himself as the “beneficiary of the hard work done by a lot of people.” Despite all the challenges Dinkins faced, he says being mayor of New York – a city he likens to a “gorgeous mosaic” – is the best job of its kind in the whole world. Mayor Dinkins also talked about his parents, his upbringing and the things that shaped his values. The full conversation, with Toni Williams, is inspired by Dinkin’s book, “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic.”

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