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HAPPENING SOON: Jennifer Cassetta, Speaking @ RISE UP FOR YOU w/ Empowered Women Network!


Join us for this special event where you will get the opportunity to network and connect with LA’s leading women! Rise Up For You will be hosting this in collaboration with Venice Beach Hourglass Cosmetics, and together, we will have a two and a half hour event featuring two amazing guest speakers, a full night of authentic and purposeful networking, champagne, appetizers, empowerment, and of course, your choice to shop the latest from Hourglass.



JENNIFER CASSETTA Jennifer is one of the top nationally recognized female self-defense experts who speak to audiences around the country on personal safety, empowerment, and self-defense. Equipped with her 3rd-degree black belt and Master’s degree in Nutrition, Jennifer has trained clientele that includes CEO’s, celebrities, royalty and whole organizations.

Jennifer has been featured on The Today Show, The Doctors, Rachael Ray, Bethany, Marie Osmond, and much more! She published her first book, Hear Me Roar: How to Defend Your Mind, Body, and Heart Against People Who Suck in 2014 and was recently a featured expert on ABC’s weight loss reality show, My Diet is Better Than Yours.

Safety brands look to Jennifer for representation and the media keeps her on speed dial when looking for safety tips. Jennifer’s passion for keeping people strong and safe is evident in her empowering presentation style and unwavering commitment to women’s safety. For more info, head to

SHERRI NICKOLS Sherri Nickols is an award-winning author, international teacher/speaker, and women’s empowerment coach. Trained in transformational healing, identity shifting, Chakra Sound Tuning Fork Therapy, and PSYCH-K she is passionate about helping women get unstuck, increase their confidence and happiness, and create deeply loving relationships.

She teaches women how to successfully balance their masculine and feminine energies and radiate their sparkling diamond essence. Through her work as a coach and teacher over the past decade, Sherri has guided thousands of women around the world to open their hearts to create healthy, loving relationships with not only everyone in their life, but most significantly, themselves.

She has been a guest on CBS KCAL9, Good Morning San Diego, View From the Bay and San Diego Living. Her book, Sexy, and Sparkling After 40, introduced her 7-step SPARKLE system which is now a successful coaching program.

LAURA JANES As Vice President of Global Artistry & Training, Laura Janes has a multifaceted role. First and foremost, she oversees the training and development of the brand’s international sales force at retailers including Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Liberty of London and more. Janes is also the face of Hourglass at retail events and makeup masterclasses. Recently, she added overseeing sales initiatives at the Hourglass flagship store in Los Angeles to her responsibilities.

After joining the company in 2009, Janes was soon distinguished for her makeup artistry and personable nature. “I love my job because it’s about empowering women and making them feel good about themselves,” says Janes, who has an uncanny ability to connect with customers. She was integral in the runaway success of Veil Mineral Primer, widely regarded as a category leader, and Ambient Lighting Powder.

The Founder, Nada Lena is an entrepreneur, a confidence coach for women, podcaster, educator, and motivational speaker! She is the Founder and CEO of “Rise Up For You,” a media production and event company dedicated to empowering women as well as NLN Productions, a company that prepares singers and performers for the stage.

Nada’s mission is to help others globally maximize their inner strength and self-love so they can live their best life. Through her expertise, Nada helps others unleash their full potential so they can truly embrace and manifest the life they deserve.

Nada is an incredibly accomplished woman — among other things, as a singer she has toured the world, has a Masters degree in Educational Leadership, had already coached/mentored 50,000 people worldwide on confidence and self-worth through the unique tool of the performing arts!

Nada has been featured on a number of media outlets such as Women Who Reign, the podcast Your Working Life, The Bold Life Movement, The Conscious Hustler, Write Now, David Wygant’s 10 Minute Reality Check, OC Talk Radio, and more!

She is currently on the Women’s Impact Council at the Costa Mesa Center Club as well as the Newport Beach Chamber Women’s group “INSPIRE.” In addition, she is a board member of the non-profit organization Hope Seekers and supports the non-profit organizations Girls Inc. of OC as well as Nawaya.


Hourglass Cosmetics was founded in 2004 when beauty industry veteran Carisa Janes saw a void in the beauty market. Founded with a commitment to reinventing luxury cosmetics, Hourglass has carved a niche for itself as an innovative beauty brand.

Hourglass exists at the revolutionary intersection of science, beauty and luxury. The brand is acclaimed for its breakthrough formulations, technological innovations and unwavering commitment to reinvention. Complexion products are infused with the most groundbreaking active ingredients available to create unbelievably surreal skin. Distinguished by sensorial textures, modern color collections, and sleek custom packaging—Hourglass puts the art in state-of-the-art.

Having launched at Barneys New York in 2004, Hourglass is now available at retailers worldwide. Today, Hourglass can be found at Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, John Lewis, Lane Crawford, Blue Mercury, Harvey Nichols, Mecca, Net-A-Porter, Liberty, Space NK, Urban Retreat at Harrod’s, as well as Sephora stores in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. For a list of authorized Hourglass retailers, please visit our online store locator.

Hourglass opened its flagship retail store in 2014, located on Abbot Kinney Blvd, in Venice, California. The 1400-square-foot space features sleek, modern design and sophisticated visuals. The store carries the full Hourglass line, features exclusive merchandise and offers full makeup services.

Don’t miss this powerhouse event!

Rise Up For You’s mission is to empower, connect, and educate women globally! We’re empowering women to live their best life in not one, but all areas!

Rise up for you, be better today than yesterday and prepare for a greater tomorrow.

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