Influencer Series with The Bachelor's Ben Higgins & WeWoreWhat's Danielle Bernstein
THE FINAL ROSE : $100
This event is free for Young Leadership, VIP Leadership, President, CEO, and Chairman members.
This event starts on July 29th at 6:00 PM.
YJP is an exclusive community dedicated to connecting young professionals with the leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. This installment of our Influencer Series features The Bachelor's Ben Higgins and WeWoreWhat's Danielle Bernstein, who will both speak on how they utilized their celebrity platforms to launch their businesses.
6:00 - 7:00 Cocktails & Small Bites
7:00 - 8:00 Panel
8:00 - 9:00 Networking
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This event is included for the following member chapters:
- Young Leadership members and above
Ben Higgins is from Winona Lake, IN but currently calls Denver, CO home.
People may know Ben best from his time on season 20 of ABC’s “The Bachelor”. The Bachelor has allowed Ben an enhanced platform to share what he is most passionate about which is his faith, his hope for humanity, and his love for sports.
Today Ben along with some of his closest friends started a couple new projects that take up his free time.
The projects include:
A Blog called “Mahogany Workplace”: Mahogany Workplace allows people to talk about life exactly how it is: a series of ups and downs, joys and sorrows, pain and triumph. That means this blog will be kind of like riding a roller coaster naked (while sometimes talking about men’s grooming products)
A for-profit company called “Generous International”: Generous is a company dedicated to giving profits to social issues around the world starting with coffee. Generous is a company designed to change the way the world views consuming products. With Generous every product purchased will go towards supporting causes that make the world a better place.
A podcast project with IHeart Media. His current podcast is titled “Almost Famous” with cohost friend and former bachelor contestant Ashley I. The podcast covers everything from relationships and breaking down the current Bachelor seasons.
A board seat with Humanity and Hope United. Ben works closely with Humanity and Hope United an organization started by one of his best friends and Mahogany Workplace contributor. Humanity & Hope United is a non-profit working to assist underserved villages in remote parts of Honduras. They partner with the people of each village to achieve sustainable change, focusing on the needs of individuals rather than a single issue or approach.
Danielle Bernstein is the founder and face behind world-renowned fashion blog @weworewhat (over 2 million followers). A native New Yorker, Bernstein started her career 10 years ago – leading the influencer industry into what it is today. She was placed on Forbes 30 Under 30 list before the age of 25 and since then has started and invested in many new business ventures including her own line of swim and overalls.
Alan Avitan hails from Cleveland, Ohio but has been living in New York for the last nine years. You may recognize Alan from his “don’t blink or you’ll miss him” appearance on the TV show Orange Is The New Black, or from his memorable experience as a contestant on The Price Is Right.
Currently, Alan works as a Senior Marketing Associate at Share Local Media, a marketing startup located in downtown New York. In his role, Alan is responsible for the full client campaign cycle, from onboarding new clients and building out proposal development, to reviewing result based analytical data in order to offer clients strategic input for future marketing initiatives.
Alan has always had a passion for technology and startups and in 2017, used the skills he gained to found The Right Swipe – a full service dating consultation business that helps bring dating into the 21st century. Alan specializes in helping clients better navigate the complicated world of online dating by teaching them how to better market themselves in the digital dating app landscape we live in.
As an online dater himself, Alan was featured in The Forward Magazine's “42 most popular men on Jswipe” list, as one of the most right-swiped men on the Jewish dating app Jswipe. Alan's work as a dating coach has been covered in several publications, including The Jewish Week and The Jewish Press. In addition to working privately with a wide range of clients, Alan has been a guest speaker at a number of high profile dating events in both New York and New Jersey.
When not working, Alan enjoys working on his photography skills, anything Broadway (he actually won the Hamilton lottery!) and traveling the world (prerequisites include warm weather and good food).
Alan received his degree in marketing from the Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University.
Kelly Dillon is an accomplished broadcaster, journalist, and influencer. She currently can be heard weekday afternoons and evenings reporting the traffic on WCBS 880AM and WFAN. She also hosts a weekly podcast, Kickin' Back with Kelly, on Radio.com where she chats with reality television stars, celebrities, and influencers. Prior to joining the team at Entercom, the New Jersey native could be seen and heard in NYC and beyond reporting the traffic and news for Good Day New York on Fox 5, 1010 WINS, Bloomberg Radio, ESPN, and NJ 101.5. She also served as the fill-in traffic reporter for all four of Connecticut’s news channels; WFSB, NBC Connecticut, Fox 61, and WTNH.
When she’s not helping tri-state area commuters avoid backups on the roads, the seasoned entertainment journalist can be found interviewing big name celebrities like Martha Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Andy Cohen. Previously Kelly served as the senior reporter and fashion editor for NJ Advance Media’s social and style website, OMJ.com. There she hosted and produced online videos ranging from celebrity interviews to hair and beauty tutorials. Now she shares her passion for fashion on her popular style and beauty blog, kellydillon.com, and on Instagram @kelldillon (with over 110k followers).
Kelly began her career as a DJ and news anchor at Seton Hall University’s radio station 89.5 FM WSOU where she was known as “Malibu Kelly.” When she’s not on the radio, the Bravoholic (she watches all of the Real Housewives franchises), can be found soaking in NYC history at her favorite local museums like The Frick Collection, shopping in Soho and Garden State Plaza, or hunting for antiques upstate or in Western NJ.