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Networking Wednesday: Celebrating success small and large

  • March 01, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom meeting

Join WIFVNE Member Erica Brookhyser as she leads this WIFVNE Networking Wednesday. 

March is Women's History Month and we're kicking it off with Networking Wednesday. Share your progress, successes, challenges, hopes, questions in this low-key environment. Hear about upcoming events from your fellow WIFVNE members and make new friends.

Fun fact: Bette Davis was honored on March 1, 1977 with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award:  she was the award's first female recipient. The award ceremony was hosted by Jane Fonda. Bette Davis was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1908.

Prior to this event, WIFVNE recommends that members update their Member Profile in the Member Directory, so connections can become collaborators! 

Our host:  Erica Brookhyser

Erica Brookhyser is an accomplished voiceover artist with over 15 years of performing experience. A trained opera singer, Erica completed her voiceover training at Edge Studio in New York. Her background in vocal performance, acting, teaching, and foreign languages brings extra versatility to Erica’s natural vocal richness. A sought-after VO for corporate videos and commercials, her client list includes The Washington Post, Nokia, Thomson Reuters, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Johns Hopkins University among others.

Our Guests:

Kayleigh Kane is a Boston-based Intimacy Coordinator, as well as an actor and movement specialist. She has completed the highest level of training with Intimacy Directors & Coordinators, and additional coursework with Theatrical Intimacy Education, and the National Society of Intimacy Professionals. She works with production companies of all sizes, in both live performance and Film/TV. Learn more at

Lau Lapides, Owner and President of La Lapides Company with hybrid online and in-person studios in Boston, NYC and LA. She is also the proud pioneer and VO Talent Agent Artist for MCVO, A Division Of Model Club, Inc. in Boston with a voiceover roster showcasing the top talent from coast to coast representing talent from five countries worldwide. MCVO clients from the Regional to National and to International genres in Commercial to Industrial to Animation. Lau has been a professional Actor, Voice talent, director and producer for over 40 years. She holds an M.F.A. in Acting and is an ArtsBridge Scholar from the University of California at Irvine.

Kristie Raymond began her career by opening Models, Inc. in 1991, shaking up the New England modeling industry with a progressive approach to finding new faces for her clients. In 2000 she launched Viewfinder Productions. Casting, location scouting and producing print campaigns for clients like BOSE, Sebago and Liberty Mutual for the next 15 years. Photo Producer with Hasbro rounds out her recent career. It was here that Kristie directed conversations of how to approach casting talent for branding marketing materials in a way that reflected a brand’s mission statement of diversity and inclusion. Seeing this as an overarching need for brands and companies, Kristie launched HumanKind, LLC in January 2021. Her mission is to find and cast authentic talent to appear in photo and video campaigns and also to encourage selection of crew that truly represents our social landscape. 

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