Women on Wednesday: Non-Profits & Fireworks

In the guest chair:

Lauren McNulty, Dana Barrett, and Grainne Owen

Lauren McNulty, Dana Barrett, and Grainne Owen

Founder and Executive Director of Curing Kids Cancer, Grainne Owen and Director of Marketing and Business Development for Lenox Square, Lauren McNulty joined Dana live in studio to discuss the business of running a charity and the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at Lenox Square.

Located in the heart of Buckhead, Lenox Square is an Atlanta landmark. Founded in 1959, Lenox Square is one of the largest shopping malls in the Southeast. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Neiman Marcus, shoppers have more than 250 store choices, including exclusive retailers like Diesel, Nicole Miller, Prada and True Religion. Each year, Lenox Square celebrates the Legendary 4th at Lenox Square, the largest fireworks show in the Southeast, and is home to the annual Macy’s Tree Lighting, an Atlanta holiday tradition. For additional information, visit Lenox Square on facebook.com/LenoxSquareMall, twitter.com/LenoxSqMall and http://instagram.com/lenoxsqmall.

Curing Kids Cancer is a registered charity founded in 2005 by Grainne and Clay Owen after their 9-year-old son Killian died of leukemia. Before Killian’s death, the Owens were told that there was a drug in the lab that might have saved Killian’s life if only there had been enough money to fund the research. This terrible news inspired the Owens to create Curing Kids Cancer. CKC raises money and awareness to fund innovative research that provides leading-edge treatments to children with cancer. Curing Kids Cancer is changing the world of pediatric cancers by funding the development and use of treatments that are more effective and less toxic than traditional childhood cancer therapies. With your help, they are giving children the gift of hope!

In the headlines:

  • A very cool start-up is bringing local and public art to your TV.  Not a channel or original programming… think art for your wall via the screen on your TV.  Like a screensaver – but better.
  • Uber is amazingly successful, right?  Well, yeah maybe, but they’re not making money.
  • The Atlanta Botanical Garden, however, IS making money.  Or at least raising it.  They have just gotten a $1 million grant from James M. Cox Foundation.
  • McLean, VA based Digital Intelligence Systems is expanding its Southeast headquarters in metro Atlanta, with plans to add more than 100 jobs over the next several months.  They’re moving into Avalon in Alpharetta.
  • Misty Copeland has been named principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre.  She is the first ever  African-American woman to hold the top spot in the ballet company’s 75-year history.
  • A startup called PowerToFly has a plan for getting more women to work in and stay in the tech industry. Their platform connects remote workers to tech companies who need them.  AND they have just announced Series A round of funding worth $6.5 million.

Other stuff:

Join us on July 13th for the next Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! Our July selection is The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer. If you’ve been meaning to read this, now’s your chance! Or, if you’ve read it before, time to refresh! We will meet at South City Kitchen Vinings. Get all the details and sign up to attend here: http://www.meetup.com/DBShow/.

For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar: http://danabarrett.com/events/.

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