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The WOW Series

A series of global changemakers paving the way for the next-generation. Join Us!

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The WOW Series is an inclusive event and interview series amplifying the voices of all entrepreneurial women who are breaking stereotypes. WOW Series has changed the lives of women around the globe by providing them the resources & mentorship they need to pursue businesses and careers that defy traditional societal and cultural expectations. We give these women a platform to be heard on our podcast, YouTube channel, and virtual panel discussions. Our programming has provided some of our listeners the opportunity to feel both seen and heard for the first time in the professional setting.
 

Hi! I am Abigail Gibbons, founder and host of The WOW Series. A connector at heart, I have aligned my passion of bringing people together with my career by creating The WOW Series. I am eager for you to see what we have created! 

 

Due to a lack of trust and dissatisfaction with corporate America, women are leaving the workforce at exceptional rates to start their own businesses. Women face unique challenges in the workplace because of gender inequalities and it can be difficult to find a community and authentic mentorship to overcome these obstacles. To wrap it up, a fundamental lack of representation contributes to these problems, and can leave women feeling unseen and unheard in their personal and professional lives.  

Let’s break it down: 

  1. Women face unique career challenges, as a result of gender and racial inequality; 
  2. As more women leave the corporate workforce, it deepens the mentorship gap for young women and women of color. Also, entrepreneurial women need mentorship and community in order to be successful in growing their business or side hustle; and
  3. There is a fundamental lack of representation of diverse women in both the media and in the professional setting, which contributes  to a lack of belonging in the workplace and has a negative impact on companies’ bottom line and society’s bottom line. 

The WOW Series is uniquely designed to solve these problems so that no woman, or any professional, has to feel alone in navigating their careers. We also give corporations an opportunity to join the conversation and be a part of the solution through our sponsorship offerings. 

Here is how we work: 

  1. Strategic Programming: We curate our monthly speaker series, “WOW Speaker Series,” to discuss important conversations around entrepreneurship, social impact, sport, wellness, and representation. Our weekly interview series, “WOW Interviews,” ensures our community has access to content in between our events. 
  2. Mentorship: Our networking sessions at our speaker series events make mentorship from WOW panelists authentic and accessible for professionals in attendance. Our interviews give our audience from all backgrounds the opportunity to learn from women who came before them. 
  3. Impact: Our programming has inspired new, purpose-driven businesses and collaborations among our community. We have helped thousands of women navigate their careers and find mentorship opportunities through our speaker series and media content on Youtube and Instagram. Because we believe in the power of representation, we have blended together cultures, backgrounds, and professionals from around the world to work towards equality. 

We operate around four core topics of conversation: social impact, entrepreneurship, representation, sport, and wellness. 

Our community hosts speakers and guests from around the world. 

 

Our community consists mostly of mission-driven professional and entrepreneurial women from around the world.  We attract purpose-driven professionals, entrepreneurs, athletes, and activists looking to be more than just their careers. The majority of the members in our community start businesses or side hustles that advance equality and other social issues.

Through The WOW Series, I have created a global community of changemakers and helped inspire activism and entrepreneurship among professionals. I have had the privilege of working with companies of the likes of Facebook, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch PWM, SAP, and The Feminist Institute. Additionally, I have formed collaborations with the wonderful female founders of powerhouse brands like:  Six Degrees Society, US Two Tea, Kulfi Beauty, IFundWomen, and Ask Tia... among many other incredible brands. 



I am raising money through IFundWomen to accelerate the growth of The WOW Series so our team can support more women in navigating their careers and starting purpose-driven ventures. A core value of The WOW Series is to keep programming accessible, therefore funding is needed to continue to scale globally while staying affordable. I am also working to invest in technology that will allow our team to host best-in-class hybrid events! Most importantly, I need to pay the team who so graciously helps in creating The WOW Series content.



 

We have some really fun rewards for you to take part in on our campaign page below! When you buy one of the WOW Starter Pack bundles, you get a taste of our community and a glance into all of the women-of-color-owned brands in our network - from beauty to tea! You can also become one of the first to join our global member-only community of welcoming and inspiring female professionals & entrepreneurs. Thank you so much for your support in helping The WOW Series grow into a successful digital platform that advances equality!

 

Us Two Tea is an Asian-founded and owned tea brand that strives to create the best farm-to-cup experience for all tea lovers. Us Two Tea is making Asian tea culture more accessible to people in the U.S. 

Consciously is a women-of-color owned marketplace that features a curated collection of sustainable fashion brands. 

Talula Skincare is an all natural skincare brand for those with dry skin and eczema. 

Hello Prosper is an arts education brand crafting stories of diversity for interracial & intercultural families. The founder's team is currently curating a children’s book tentatively titled: Asian Women Pioneers: A History Guide. Visit www.helloprosper.co to learn more and sign up for their newsletter for updates.

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

 

 

 

Trish Barton
08/31/2021
Monetary Contribution
$45
Nelson Carmichael
08/30/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
08/30/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Maureen B
08/30/2021
IG Live & Global Connector Bundle
$80
08/29/2021
Monetary Contribution
$500
Aditi Luthra
08/29/2021
WOW Summer Pool Party (NYC)
$100
08/27/2021
WOW Summer Pool Party (NYC)
$100
Krystal T Clark
08/25/2021
WOW Summer Pool Party (NYC)
$100
Anneliese Gartner
08/24/2021
Founding Membership: NY Socializer
$105
Trish Barton
08/23/2021
WOW Summer Pool Party (NYC)
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

27 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
WOW Summer Pool Party (NYC)

Our first event WOW Experience event is a pool party and networking event to get you outside, offline, and sipping some bubbles with our intimate NYC network. This event is also a fundraiser, only available to a limited amount guests, in support of our crowdfunding campaign. In supporting WOW Series you will receive the exclusive opportunity to exchange ideas and build relationships with our energetic and powerful community but also showcase your brand and business. 

The day includes:

  • A free COVID-19 test that supports women-owned laboratory Genophyll
  • Member matches connecting you directly to the right person for your career and business needs at the event
  •  Complimentary lifestyle headshots or content photos taken by a photographer in our network with NYC and Statue of Liberty views
  • Food & drinks will be provided for the day in the sun

Disclaimer: We will take COVID-19 precautions including hand sanitizer and hosting outdoors to ensure your safety. By attending for this event you confirm that you have no COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to COVID-19, and take on the risks presented.

8 Supporters
None available
50.00 USD
IG Live on The WOW Series

Do you have a brand or business you want to share with our community? Support us and let us support you as we will host you on our IGTV interview series and spread awareness about your business or side hustle!

8 Supporters
Select this reward
80.00 USD
IG Live & Global Connector Bundle

Get the best of both! Promote your story, product, program, or brand among our network on our IGTV series along with receiving a quarterly membership to our Global Connector membership so you can stay connected and in front of our community while attending our events, networking sessions, and member meetups for free along with joining our Slack group.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Executing Successful Thought Leadership

A 2020 study shows that a successful thought leadership program will increase your bottom line. However, 74% of professionals are unsuccessful in creating a cohesive thought leader program. Join this 4-week intensive that will guide you in building a successful thought leadership platform on 1-2 channels that will result in an inclusive community around your brand.

At the end of the intensive, you will have the confidence to share your expertise, have an activated community with more followers and greater relationships with clients and prospects, and a program that shares your expertise while uplifting other voices. 

Abigail will give you the tools for success to keep it running seamlessly month after month, year after year, leaving you will an engaged community that advances your business and bottom line.

Your community needs to know what you stand for, who you serve, and that you support them from all backgrounds, professions, and cultures. This program will allow you to successful share this message.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
105.00 USD
Founding Membership: NY Socializer

This NYC-based-only membership includes all the features of the above offering of the Global Connector AND exclusive member-only meet-ups and happy hours around the New York City area so you can find your WOW tribe.

You can sponsor a member! If you want to sponsor a membership for a deserving NYC professional, you can purchase and nominate a member or we will pass it to a deserving member.

(pricing is per quarter) (limited availability, proof of vaccination required for in-person gatherings)

2 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
WOW Sponsorship

We have worked with various corporate companies to help connect them and raise brand awareness among our community of 25-35 something professional and entrepreneurial women. Our unique sponsorship is designed to both authentically promote our partners and also align their expertise with how their work advances equality. We have a limited amount of event programming planned for the event of the year that sponsors can support financially while also benefiting their business.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
WOW Sponsorship Custom

We have worked with various corporate companies to help connect them and raise brand awareness among our community of 25-35 something professional and entrepreneurial women. Our unique sponsorship is designed to both authentically promote our partners and also align their expertise with how their work advances equality. If our planned programming is not the right fit or unavailable, we will customize event programming specially for your needs and handle all event execution.

0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

27 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
WOW Summer Pool Party (NYC)

Our first event WOW Experience event is a pool party and networking event to get you outside, offline, and sipping some bubbles with our intimate NYC network. This event is also a fundraiser, only available to a limited amount guests, in support of our crowdfunding campaign. In supporting WOW Series you will receive the exclusive opportunity to exchange ideas and build relationships with our energetic and powerful community but also showcase your brand and business. 

The day includes:

  • A free COVID-19 test that supports women-owned laboratory Genophyll
  • Member matches connecting you directly to the right person for your career and business needs at the event
  •  Complimentary lifestyle headshots or content photos taken by a photographer in our network with NYC and Statue of Liberty views
  • Food & drinks will be provided for the day in the sun

Disclaimer: We will take COVID-19 precautions including hand sanitizer and hosting outdoors to ensure your safety. By attending for this event you confirm that you have no COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to COVID-19, and take on the risks presented.

8 Supporters
None available
50.00 USD
IG Live on The WOW Series

Do you have a brand or business you want to share with our community? Support us and let us support you as we will host you on our IGTV interview series and spread awareness about your business or side hustle!

8 Supporters
Select this reward
80.00 USD
IG Live & Global Connector Bundle

Get the best of both! Promote your story, product, program, or brand among our network on our IGTV series along with receiving a quarterly membership to our Global Connector membership so you can stay connected and in front of our community while attending our events, networking sessions, and member meetups for free along with joining our Slack group.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Executing Successful Thought Leadership

A 2020 study shows that a successful thought leadership program will increase your bottom line. However, 74% of professionals are unsuccessful in creating a cohesive thought leader program. Join this 4-week intensive that will guide you in building a successful thought leadership platform on 1-2 channels that will result in an inclusive community around your brand.

At the end of the intensive, you will have the confidence to share your expertise, have an activated community with more followers and greater relationships with clients and prospects, and a program that shares your expertise while uplifting other voices. 

Abigail will give you the tools for success to keep it running seamlessly month after month, year after year, leaving you will an engaged community that advances your business and bottom line.

Your community needs to know what you stand for, who you serve, and that you support them from all backgrounds, professions, and cultures. This program will allow you to successful share this message.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
105.00 USD
Founding Membership: NY Socializer

This NYC-based-only membership includes all the features of the above offering of the Global Connector AND exclusive member-only meet-ups and happy hours around the New York City area so you can find your WOW tribe.

You can sponsor a member! If you want to sponsor a membership for a deserving NYC professional, you can purchase and nominate a member or we will pass it to a deserving member.

(pricing is per quarter) (limited availability, proof of vaccination required for in-person gatherings)

2 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
WOW Sponsorship

We have worked with various corporate companies to help connect them and raise brand awareness among our community of 25-35 something professional and entrepreneurial women. Our unique sponsorship is designed to both authentically promote our partners and also align their expertise with how their work advances equality. We have a limited amount of event programming planned for the event of the year that sponsors can support financially while also benefiting their business.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
WOW Sponsorship Custom

We have worked with various corporate companies to help connect them and raise brand awareness among our community of 25-35 something professional and entrepreneurial women. Our unique sponsorship is designed to both authentically promote our partners and also align their expertise with how their work advances equality. If our planned programming is not the right fit or unavailable, we will customize event programming specially for your needs and handle all event execution.

0 Supporters
Select this reward