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Introducing The List, A Program For Change By Ad Age And Facebook

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For the past three months, I’ve been working on a project I couldn’t wait to share.

Today, I couldn't be more proud to finally unveil The List, a distinguished group of 31 industry visionaries honored by Ad Age, in partnership with Facebook.

I still can't say much (the future is unwritten) but I can say that I am fired up to be working with this group to unpack, workshop and ultimately affect change on an issue that matters - from equalizing gender to de-stigmatizing mental health. 

I couldn't be more proud to be one small part of this change-making program. Stay close to my social and blog to see what kinds of things this incredible group accomplishes.

#AdAgeTheList

Samsung Unpacked 2019

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business. The opinions and text are all my own.

I would 10/10 would recommend Samsung’s newest reveal. ;)

I traveled to San Francisco last week for Samsung’s Unpacked, where they introduced the newest additions to the Galaxy family, revealing an exciting future for the smartphone. The new S10 generation was redesigned to remove interruptions, with a Dynamic AMOLED infinity screen and simple screen touch unlock feature—all of which make managing my business and sharing content on the road easier.

And speaking of sharing content, head to ForbesWomen for my latest article on why you’re not getting as many likes on your content as you’d like (hint: it has to do with your friends).

Don't Stop Me Now | Bohemian Rhapsody

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Don’t stop me now.

In case you didn’t know, I started my writing career twelve years ago as a journalist for Rolling Stone - back when all I wanted to do was write about music. So you can image my excitement when 20th Century Fox called and asked me to talk about Queen!

The influence Freddie Mercury and Queen had on both the music and fashion industry is unparalleled (not to mention, his influence on me.) It was an honor to work with 20th Century Fox on this video during #NYFW.

Congratulations to the entire Bohemian Rhapsody cast and creators for the incredible story of a monumental band, and to Rami Malek on your well-deserved Academy Award for Best Actor.

The Latest in Healthcare Tech | HIMMS 2019

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

Last week, I trekked to sunny Orlando with Samsung to learn about the latest in global healthcare at HIMMS 2019.

During the conference, I had the pleasure of talking with Maria Lensing, Vice President at AT&T, and digital health influencer Evan Kirstel about how digital transformations, such as 5G, impact hospitals and healthcare technology.

Also in the Samsung Lounge, I interviewed legendary NFL Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood about brain health and the innovative technologies that help diagnose and treat concussions.

See you next year, #HIMMS19!

Filing Taxes with Credit Karma Tax

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Credit Karma. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Credit Karma. The opinions and text are all my own.

As a small business owner who works with dozens of brands each year, my taxes can be complicated. But they don't have to be... taxing. ;)

Credit Karma Tax lets you file right from the app, quickly and painlessly. You can take a picture of your W2 or upload it as a file so there's no need to fill in dozens of blanks, and it makes filing jointly easy (which I’m doing for the first time year)!

Head to my Instagram highlights to learn more about why I filed with Credit Karma this year (and shout out to WeWork for the great filming location)!

#CreditKarmaTax

Retail's Biggest Show | NRF 2019

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung Business. The opinions and text are all my own.

As e-commerce becomes a staple of the shopping experience, retailers are tasked with finding new ways to connect and maintain relationships with their customers.

At NRF 2019 last week, I talked to Samsung’s Director of Enterprise Sales Hamshy Raveendran about some of the biggest challenges retailers face today and how Samsung is addressing those pain points for customers and brands alike.

We also got a look at some of the most exciting retail innovations to come from experts including Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce; social media influencer Evan Kirstel; John Soricelli, the Director of Technology and Analytics at Home Depot; and Nicole Reyhle, founder of Retail Minded.

One of the most anticipated innovations in retail? The connected home. I talked to Ian Hutchinson, head of Business Development for the Retail Vertical at Samsung Electronics America, about the relationship between future homes and the future of retail.

Until next year, NRF!

#NRF2019

Making Strides with MM.LaFleur and Bottomless Closet

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of MM.LaFleur. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of MM.LaFleur. The opinions and text are all my own.

Image accounts for over 30% of success in leadership, whether we like it or not.

It was an honor to film this video with MM.LaFleur a couple weeks ago, spotlighting the incredible work Bottomless Closet does to help disadvantaged women enter/re-enter the workforce.

If you recently Marie Kondo-ed your closet, learn how you can put those clothes to good use here!

Rock & Roll Underground 2019

Rock & Roll Underground 2019

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Incisiv. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Incisiv. The opinions and text are all my own.

In my element!

I had a blast performing with the band at Rock & Roll Underground (for the 6th year in a row!) during NRF 2019 last week, in partnership with Incisiv. Shoutout to everyone who came out to watch musicians from retail brands including Nike, Christian Louboutin and Spencer’s perform on stage at the The Cutting Room - and thanks to Deloitte Digital and Adobe for their partnership on this incredible event!

#RockU19 #NRF2019

My Switch to the Galaxy Note9

My Switch to the Galaxy Note9

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

When I made the switch from the iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy S9 a few months ago (after a year as Samsung’s video correspondent), I didn’t think I could be happier with a phone. Then I upgraded to the Galaxy Note9.

The switch was seamless with the Smart Switch App, and all my photos, contacts (and even background image) are accounted for on the new phone.

As a business owner who also travels frequently, my phone plays an incredibly important role in my work. One of my favorite new tools is the Samsung DeX—which transforms my phone into a desktop work station with just one cable. It’s completely changed the way I work.

Check out some other features I’m loving on the Galaxy Note9.

Family Planning | Trellis Health

Family Planning | Trellis Health

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Trellis. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Trellis. The opinions and text are all my own.

When it comes to fertility, why put all your eggs in one basket?

Many of my close friends have traveled the world for fertility treatments, while others field the insensitive line of questioning about if/how/when they're going to have kids. But friends: There is no formula for family. Which is why I couldn't be more excited to introduce you to Trellis, New York's newest women's fertility studio.

Trellis is dedicated to the modern, urban woman planning for her future family - with transparent costs, online appointment booking and women founders. Here's to creating the future.

Learn more abut Trellis.

#Natchelorette Party in the Cayman Islands

#Natchelorette Party in the Cayman Islands

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We Cayman, we saw, we conquered.

A huge thank you to Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa for an unforgettable #Natchelorette weekend. I had an amazing time celebrating my upcoming wedding with a few of my favorite girls, Alyssa Campanella, Jessica Naziri, Marjana Jaidi and Courtney Donisi. We wined, dined, danced and dove with stingrays, and it was truly a trip to remember.

Thank you to Ted Baker London, Luna Bar, Skin BetterSidway Swim, Pure WineISDIN USA and CBD For Life for the lovely lovely gift bags for my girls.

We’ll be back, Cayman.

NBC's New Amsterdam | Advance Screening

NBC's New Amsterdam | Advance Screening

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NBC. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NBC. The opinions and text are all my own.

The doctor is in.

Thanks to all who came out to Union Square this week to join me for a special advanced screening of NBC’s new hit med drama, New Amsterdam. I’d usually come up with some medical puns for the occasion, but this show’s going viral all on its own. ;)

Shout out to MM.LaFleur for the perfect screening outfit!

#NewAmsterdam

Driving Change with Uber

Driving Change with Uber

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Uber. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Uber. The opinions and text are all my own.

As a woman who works on the internet, I've seen it all. Sexist comments, disparaging slurs about my Middle Eastern background: You name it, I've received it. It's one reason I'm so proud to partner with Uber, who just launched a platform for women driver-partners in Saudi Arabia.

It's essential that big brands help drive more opportunities for women globally... Because no matter where you are in the world, everyone should have an equal opportunity to earn their own income - and more importantly - drive change.

To learn more: https://ubr.to/2nEwsdG

#WhereTo

Making Space with Makespace

Making Space with Makespace

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Makespace. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Makespace. The opinions and text are all my own.

By now, most of you know that I’m moving in with my fiancé (which means storing 10 years of belongings from my old apartment). I recently partnered with MakeSpace to share some of the unique things I'm storing, like my guitars, Nightmare Before Christmas memorabilia and yes - even my beloved popcorn machine. 

The best part about working with Makespace? The opportunity to store my stuff, rent my apartment and earn additional income.

P.S. Thanks to NY Times for listing my apartment in the top 5 Most Popular Properties in July!

The Latest in Samsung Innovation

The Latest in Samsung Innovation

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

Hard to believe it's been over a year since I've been working as Samsung's Video Correspondent!

Last week I joined the Samsung Business team in Las Vegas for the 84th Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Conference, where I talked to experts about the latest advancements in Samsung DeX.

The docking station allows the smartphone to be extended into a desktop experience, which is helping to improve the work flow for public safety officials.  

In other Samsung innovation news, have you tried out the S Pen? The Bluetooth-enabled, click-on-command pen makes the mobile experience even more convenient. Both the DeX and S Pen are available on the new Galaxy Note9. 

At InfoComm 2018 with Samsung Business

At InfoComm 2018 with Samsung Business

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

InfoComm 2018 was lit – literally.

This month in Las Vegas, I loved learning about the latest innovations in digital signage like microLED display technology. I also had the pleasure of talking to BJ Vander Linden, CIO of the NBA’s Utah Jazz, about how digital displays in arenas and stadiums can create a better experience for fans. 

Between this and Samsung's Aviation Summit this month, I'm flying high from all the groundbreaking innovations!

National BFF Day with BumbleBFF

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble. The opinions and text are all my own.

In honor of #NationalBFFDay on June 8, I relived some memories from an April '17 trip to Tokyo with my bestie Jessica Naziri for her bachelorette party (of 2). 

Thanks BumbleBFF for reminding us to celebrate the magic that is best friendship - and s/o to my 3 other besties/superwomen Chondra Sanchez, Alyssa Campanella and Marjana Jaidi

The Switch to Samsung

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The secret's out! 

As you may know, for the past year, I’ve been Samsung’s Video Correspondent (happy one year, Samsung Business USA)!

But, what you probably don’t know is that my personal phone... is an iPhone. 

You read right.

I’ve been an iPhone user for 10 years – so the idea of switching galaxies (see what I did there!?) has been intimidating.

But, I need a phone that won’t die on me in the middle of the work day. I want to be able to take important business calls and charge my phone at the same time (I don’t think that’s asking too much!) That’s why I'm finally making the switch.

Learn more about why I finally made the switch here