Women in the Arts and Business Luncheon 2020 Buy Tickets

June 25, 2020

12:00 - 1:30 PM

This virtual event is free, but please register in advance.

Your link to join the panel will be sent via email the day before the event.

Jun. 25, 2020 - Jun. 25, 2020

Join us from your home for our popular annual luncheon now in a new interactive virtual format!

Gather together with business leaders and performing artists for an informative and lively dialogue, great networking, and a gourmet lunch with swag delivered right to your door! 

This year’s theme: Dynamic Journeys: Paving the Way. 

Panelists will discuss relevant facing Atlanta’s amazing, resilient, smart business and arts communities including:  cultural value shifts, life/work balance, how the arts/business ecology is evolving, and the place for arts in our communities future. 

Each year, we also honor two Atlantans who are making a valuable impact on our community with an all-star panel moderated by Synchronicity's Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Rachel May.

Our panelists: 

Terry Burrell- Broadway Actress Writer

Ofelia de la Valette – Owner, Dance 101

Christina Smith – Principal Flute, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Susana Maria Chavez- Executive Vice President Parking Company of America, Inc. (PCA)

Our two esteemed honorees

Sonya M. Halpern - Principal, WIAT Consulting

Ariel Fristoe - Artistic Director, Out of Hand Theatre


Join us and order lunch to your door! – Enjoy a catered meal with Synchro swag from community partner Metro Fresh. Choose which meal option you would like while registering for the event. All meals are $35, which includes delivery to your home or office. Please make sure the address you have provided while registering is the address you would like your meal delivered. For any dietary concerns, contact Dalyla@synchrotheatre.com.


Find sponsorship details here.

We are happy to discuss custom sponsorship adjustments to meet a company’s needs.
For more information, please contact us at: 404.974.3291 or Dalyla@synchrotheatre.com.

Pioneers:  Mohawk Industries 

Leaders:  Equifax, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Alston & Bird, Delta Community Credit Union, Agnes Scott College, Federal Home Loan Bank, KPMG

Host Committee:  Kristie Madara, Julianne Taft, Brian Kurlander, Laura Kurlander-Nagel


Sonya M. Halpern

Principal, WIAT Consulting

Sonya Halpern is an entrepreneur with two decades of fundraising, marketing and event production experience in for-profit and non-profit environments. She recently launched Whiskey in a Teacup (WIAT) Consulting, an arts and cultural consultancy and communications firm.

Sonya’s superpower is her ability to translate mission into a compelling oral, visual or programmatic narrative that allows entities to meet their goals. With a passion for the arts, politics and education, Ms. Halpern has dedicated her civic and philanthropic engagement in these areas.


Ariel Fristoe

Artistic Director | Out of Hand Theater

Ariel Fristoe is the founder and Artistic Director of Out of Hand Theater. Since 2001, Out of Hand has partnered with dozens of organizations to create innovative events that build community and promote social change. Ariel holds a BA in Theater and French, summa cum laude, from Emory University, where she received the Lewis Sudler Prize in the Arts and the Friends of Theater Emory Most Valuable Collaborator Award. She won the Loridans Artist Encouragement Award in 2009. Ariel teaches arts administration and arts management at Emory.

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We’ll see if there is a good match for you at Synchronicity as an intern!

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