team

Tracy Candido     Founder + Director, Lady Boss     Director of Programs & Events, LMHQ    Tracy Candido founded LadyBoss due to many coffee- and cocktail-fueled conversations with her lady friends about work. A common theme was emerging – we all wanted to get ahead but felt we may die trying. One warm autumn afternoon in 2014 Lady Boss was conceived, and the rest, as they say, is herstory (ha).    In addition to laying the LadyBoss groundwork, Tracy is a New York-based creative events director and strategic partnerships maven, developing experiential and participatory programs. She is currently the Director of Programs and Events at  LMHQ , run by the Alliance for Downtown NY. Her body of work includes independent and commercial projects, and clients have included big brands, creative agencies, start-ups, museums and non-profits. She has an MA in Visual Culture Theory from NYU, and a BA in Visual Media Studies from Emerson College.

Tracy Candido
Founder + Director, Lady Boss
Director of Programs & Events, LMHQ

Tracy Candido founded LadyBoss due to many coffee- and cocktail-fueled conversations with her lady friends about work. A common theme was emerging – we all wanted to get ahead but felt we may die trying. One warm autumn afternoon in 2014 Lady Boss was conceived, and the rest, as they say, is herstory (ha).  

In addition to laying the LadyBoss groundwork, Tracy is a New York-based creative events director and strategic partnerships maven, developing experiential and participatory programs. She is currently the Director of Programs and Events at LMHQ, run by the Alliance for Downtown NY. Her body of work includes independent and commercial projects, and clients have included big brands, creative agencies, start-ups, museums and
non-profits. She has an MA in Visual Culture Theory from NYU, and a BA in Visual Media Studies from Emerson College.

Margaret Raimondi     Lady Boss Advisor    Events Director    Margaret Raimondi most recently has directed events and programming for Kickstarter in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Prior to coming to Kickstarter, Margaret worked in the art world for nearly fifteen years at institutions including the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Serpentine Gallery, MoMA PS1 and Lehmann Maupin Gallery. Margaret spent the bulk of her career working in Curatorial Affairs for the Museum of Modern Art, where she also co-directed the PopRally event series for four years.   Margaret earned a BA in English and History from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MA in Art History from Hunter College. She has an earnest love of arts, design and creating incredible experiences for all sorts of wonderful people. 

Margaret Raimondi
Lady Boss Advisor
Events Director

Margaret Raimondi most recently has directed events and programming for Kickstarter in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Prior to coming to Kickstarter, Margaret worked in the art world for nearly fifteen years at institutions including the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Serpentine Gallery, MoMA PS1 and Lehmann Maupin Gallery. Margaret
spent the bulk of her career working in Curatorial Affairs for the Museum of Modern Art, where she also co-directed the PopRally event series for four years. 

Margaret earned a BA in English and History from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MA in Art History from Hunter College. She has an earnest love of arts, design and creating incredible experiences for all sorts of wonderful people. 

Alicia Jean-Noel    Lady Boss Advisor    Associate Curator of Public Programs + Community Partnerships    Alicia Jean-Noel has successfully carved out a diverse and well-defined path of her own in arts marketing, cultural management, and creative economy. Alicia’s expertise in community engagement, public programs and arts administration, has afforded her success in multiple arenas of the New York arts community, including museums, universities, performance organizations and professional associations.   Currently, she is currently the Manager of Adult Programs at the Brooklyn Museum, serving as a 2013-2014 Emerging Leaders of New York Arts fellow as part of the Arts and Business Council of New York, and sits on the Young Professionals Board for Urban Bush Women. As a graduate of Pratt Institute and Edinboro University, Jean-Noel has combined her experience in Arts and Cultural Management and Business Marketing, to nurture independent artists and support the global creative economy.

Alicia Jean-Noel
Lady Boss Advisor
Associate Curator of Public Programs + Community Partnerships

Alicia Jean-Noel has successfully carved out a diverse and well-defined path of her own in arts marketing, cultural management, and creative economy. Alicia’s expertise in community engagement, public programs and arts administration, has afforded her success in multiple arenas of the New York arts community, including museums, universities, performance organizations and professional associations. 

Currently, she is currently the Manager of Adult Programs at the Brooklyn Museum, serving as a 2013-2014 Emerging Leaders of New York Arts fellow as part of the Arts and Business Council of New York, and sits on the Young Professionals Board for Urban Bush Women. As a graduate of Pratt Institute and Edinboro University, Jean-Noel has combined her experience in Arts and Cultural Management and Business Marketing, to nurture independent artists and support the global creative economy.

Karina Mangu-Ward    Lady Boss Advisor  Team Member, August Public     Karina is a consultant and facilitator with a passion for coaching teams through organizational transformation. She’s worked with nonprofits tackling complex social challenges in community engagement, community development, arts in community change, and education. At August, Karina is an organizational design consultant who works with Fortune 100 corporations to nurture more creative, self-managing and productive teams.   She has recently served as the  Director of Activating Innovation at EmcArts, where her work fostered a field-wide movement around the importance of innovation and adaptive change in the arts.  Prior to joining EmcArts, Karina served as the Associate Producer at HERE, where she managed cutting edge multi-disciplinary projects and produced the documentary series MADE HERE.     Karina has an MFA in Theater Management and Producing from Columbia University and an AB from Harvard University.  

Karina Mangu-Ward
Lady Boss Advisor
Team Member, August Public

Karina is a consultant and facilitator with a passion for coaching teams through organizational transformation. She’s worked with nonprofits tackling complex social challenges in community engagement, community development, arts in community change, and education. At August, Karina is an organizational design consultant who works with Fortune 100 corporations to nurture more creative, self-managing and productive teams. 

She has recently served as the
 Director of Activating Innovation at EmcArts, where her work fostered a field-wide movement around the importance of innovation and adaptive change in the arts. Prior to joining EmcArts, Karina served as the Associate Producer at HERE, where she managed cutting edge multi-disciplinary projects and produced the documentary series MADE HERE. 

Karina has an MFA in Theater Management and Producing from Columbia University and an AB from Harvard University. 

Elizabeth Koke    Lady Boss Advisor  Director of Advocacy Communications & Marketing, Housing Works    Elizabeth Koke is a writer, activist, and cultural organizer based in NYC.  She is currently the Director of Advocacy Communications and Marketing at Housing Works.  Previously she has worked as the External Relations Manager at the Feminist Press at CUNY, a non-profit, independent literary publisher, and with the education and public programs department at the Brooklyn Museum. She is personally and professionally dedicated to work that seeks to shifts the cultural landscape and inspire social change.  Elizabeth received her M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University and her B.A. from Smith College.

Elizabeth Koke
Lady Boss Advisor
Director of Advocacy Communications & Marketing, Housing Works

Elizabeth Koke is a writer, activist, and cultural organizer based in NYC.  She is currently the Director of Advocacy Communications and Marketing at Housing Works.

Previously she has worked as the External Relations Manager at the Feminist Press at CUNY, a non-profit, independent literary publisher, and with the education and public programs department at the Brooklyn Museum. She is personally and professionally dedicated to work that seeks to shifts the cultural landscape and inspire social change.  Elizabeth received her M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University and her B.A. from Smith College.

 
Eleanor Whitney    Lady Boss Advisor  Community Marketing Manager NYC,      Dev Bootcamp     Eleanor Whitney is a Brooklyn-based writer, musician and entrepreneur. She is the Community Marketing Manager NYC at Dev Bootcamp. She previously served as Outreach Coordinator at Shapeways, a 3D printing service and marketplace. She is dedicated to helping creative people empower themselves to meet their entrepreneurial goals and supporting women to become leaders at all levels. She is the author of Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job, a field guide to help creatives achieve success and sustainability on their own terms. Previously she has worked at the Brooklyn Museum, the Rubin Museum and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College.

Eleanor Whitney
Lady Boss Advisor
Community Marketing Manager NYC,

Dev Bootcamp

Eleanor Whitney is a Brooklyn-based writer, musician and entrepreneur. She is the Community Marketing Manager NYC at Dev Bootcamp. She previously served as Outreach Coordinator at Shapeways, a 3D printing service and marketplace. She is dedicated to helping creative people empower themselves to meet their entrepreneurial goals and supporting women to become leaders at all levels. She is the author of Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job, a field guide to help creatives achieve success and sustainability on their own terms. Previously she has worked at the Brooklyn Museum, the Rubin Museum and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College.

Chelsea Campbell    Lady Boss Advisor    Creative Director    Chelsea Campbell is a multi-disciplinary creative director specializing in creating brand experiences at Momentum Worldwide. Her experience, from London to NYC has touched upon everything from fashion to deodorant to vodka. Sounds like the perfect party mix, eh? Find her work at ChelseaJadeCampbell.com.

Chelsea Campbell
Lady Boss Advisor
Creative Director

Chelsea Campbell is a multi-disciplinary creative director specializing in creating brand experiences at Momentum Worldwide. Her experience, from London to NYC has touched upon everything from fashion to deodorant to vodka. Sounds like the perfect party mix, eh? Find her work at ChelseaJadeCampbell.com.

Sabrina Dridje    Lady Boss Advisor    Managing Director at Telly Awards    Sabrina is the Managing Director at the Telly Awards, honoring video and television across all screens, from television commercials, to branded content, non-broadcast video to VR.  She was recently the Director of the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. In this capacity she was the epicenter of the membership engagement and the center’s key liaison in the wider network of organizations and businesses at center of tech and story. Previously, she worked in film sales and distribution for Hanway Films in London before going on to produce and production manage an eclectic mix of creative work. Prior projects involved in include the Open City Documentary Film Festival, an immersive theatrical production and Alpha-ville – a London based organization dedicated to connecting the fields of art, technology, design and digital culture. She was also one of the producers for the Stellar Network, a group dedicated to connecting creatives throughout London and across disciplines.

Sabrina Dridje
Lady Boss Advisor
Managing Director at Telly Awards

Sabrina is the Managing Director at the Telly Awards, honoring video and television across all screens, from television commercials, to branded content, non-broadcast video to VR.  She was recently the Director of the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. In this capacity she was the epicenter of the membership engagement and the center’s key liaison in the wider network of organizations and businesses at center of tech and story. Previously, she worked in film sales and distribution for Hanway Films in London before going on to produce and production manage an eclectic mix of creative work. Prior projects involved in include the Open City Documentary Film Festival, an immersive theatrical production and Alpha-ville – a London based organization dedicated to connecting the fields of art, technology, design and digital culture. She was also one of the producers for the Stellar Network, a group dedicated to connecting creatives throughout London and across disciplines.