5 tickets go on sale Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at



5 Talk Series - Meet the Northampton 5

Lioness Magazine announced today that the publication, in cooperation with Northampton Area Young Professionals, is launching a new series starting in January 2014 titled 5.

5 talks will be hosted four times per year throughout the Pioneer Valley.

5 is a new innovative talk series we are excited to bring to the Pioneer Valley,” said Natasha Clark, founder of The Lioness Group. “I love storytelling and conversation that leaves you thinking, leaves you inspired, maybe even leaves you slightly changed.”


• To encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the Pioneer Valley.

• To provide a stage for women to share their ideas, expertise and inspiration.

• To reinvigorate entrepreneurs who have chosen to headquarter their passions in Western Mass.

• To pioneer a safe space for women to address entrepreneurial topics that are relevant to them.


Guests pay $10, with lunch included, to enjoy listening to 5 experts in 50 minutes as they speak on a variety of topics pertaining to innovation and entrepreneurship.

The series officially kicks off on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Click Workspace in Northampton, Mass. with additional 5 dates to be announced.

The Northampton 5 speakers are Paul Silva of Click Workspace, Tara Brewster of Jackson & Connor, Amy Royal of Royal LLP, author and coach Rachel Simmons and Kisha Zullo of Events of Joy. Tickets go on sale on December 17 and can be purchased online at

This series is brought to you in part by NAYP.

Thank you to our series sponsor.

“Leadership for the Northampton Area Young Professionals, or NAYP, is always open for ways to bring people out and get them connecting both socially and professionally,” said Kara Martin Snyder, NAYP’s Professional Development Chair. “I was stoked when the Leadership team brought the 5 talks to my attention. Entrepreneurship is an apprenticed craft for the modern age, so who better to learn from than real, live entrepreneurs? Plus, Lioness will spotlight some of the unique challenges that women entrepreneurs face.”

“We have created a platform for women to share their ideas about innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Clark. “My hope is that people come, get inspired and do something brilliant with it.”