FIRST TUESDAYS IN LOS ANGELES
by Daria Hoffman
While Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation (FLOBEL) Advisors meet on the first Monday of the month in New York, LA California Advisors look forward to FLOBEL’s mingling event on the first Tuesday of the month in their hometown. The California based intergenerational networking event is designed to connect people and empower them to share ideas with each other in a casual setting. Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation aims to identify individuals’ expertise and provide ongoing support and mentoring via the relationships they develop at foundation sponsored events. FLOBEL has an Advisory Board of more than 800+ people, representing a global community of people willing to share and mentor others.
On July 3rd, FLOBEL kicked off its west coast summer activities with a First Tuesdays at the River Rock Lounge in Los Angeles. Young advisor Cory Council tells Nectar News, “older people have stronger established networks. They’ve been working in their industries for much longer and the connections that they may offer might be worth a lot more than connections from colleagues our age. Older people know how to do this work without technology and I believe we can learn a lot from that kind of work ethic“.
The Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation’s mission to connect people from all industries goes beyond access to a variety of work places, and ensures that advisors gain access to knowledge from different generations for empowerment and greater success.
Self-classified – “middle generationer” FLOBEL Advisor Katy Darling shares advice with Nectar News for both sides of the generational spectru,
KD: For the older generation, rather than trying to stifle the creativity of the younger generation…learn to harness and redirect that energy. Find [the younger generation’s] inner strength and empower them within healthy boundaries so that you can gain from what they are bringing to the table. For the younger generation, yes, you are smart and yes you know some things, but there are a lot of things you don’t know. Always be aware of the fact that no matter how much you learn, you always have more to learn. The older generation has experience that is invaluable. Be respectful of that”.
First Tuesdays LA brings creative people together to share advice, ideas, and perspectives with others who have a love for learning and professional development.
FLOBEL Advisor Maggie Levin shared her perspective about the event with Nectar News.
ML: “I believe creative people from different generations need to come together because it helps us all live longer and create better art that lasts”.
If you are on the west coast, we look forward to seeing you at our next First Tuesday’s event! www.flobel.org