Building and Monetizing Your Online Brand with Kai Foster

March 27, 2023 at 6:00-7:00 pm CST

Sisters in Cinema is kicking off our 2023 Sister Social series with an online workshop presented by Kai Foster. 

Kai Foster is a Chicago native and video creator. By being vulnerable and true to herself, she has built  a following of over 250,000 subscribers for her sincerely, kai channel on Youtube and 25,000 followers on Instagram. In building her online presence, she has also garnered support from a wide range of brands and advertisers. How did she manage this at the young age of 23? 

In this workshop, Kai will share both the financial and mental steps that led her to be successful and effective in the building of her online brand as an entrepreneur and the creator of Kai Foster, LLC.

How did she build her brand with a following of over 240k followers across multiple social media platforms? She will explore a range of topics including: financial tips and tricks including how to ethically monetize your creative talents and abilities, the equipment she uses, and the mental health care needs that she practices to stay sane. Building and Monetizing Your Online Brand with Kai Foster uncovers how to find your most authentic voice as a storyteller. 

After her workshop presentation we’ll open up for Q&A with our online audience.  

Sister Social is a topical media industry-related networking gathering to celebrate, inspire, and create new bonds with our Sisters in Cinema community of Black women and gender nonconforming creatives in the Chicagoland area.

This event is virtual and free to all attendees. Register now to reserve your spot in the workshop.


Join us this October, as we host a series of four financial literacy workshops for filmmakers.

With the impact of COVID-19 and the growing awareness of the effects of systematic racism on BIPOC communities, Sisters in Cinema, a, Chicago-based 501(C)3, is launching a free four-part virtual Financial Literacy for Filmmakers Series, starting Monday October 4, 2021. The goal is to begin to address the economic inequities BIPOC filmmakers were already facing that were amplified because of COVID-19 through increased financial literacy.

The free series, made possible, in part, with a professional development programming grant from Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage money effectively and make smart financial decisions—no matter the level of income they earn. The Sisters in Cinema workshops meet via Zoom Meeting from 6:30 – 8:00pm. Interested participants can register at:

The workshops include:


8th Annual Purple Tie Affair: Concert & Silent Auction

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for the 8th Annual Purple Tie Affair: Concert and Silent Auction, October 7. 2021, 7pm – 11pm at Sidetrack or online.

Eight years ago Anna DeShawn, Founder/CEO of E3 Radio decided to celebrate her 30th birthday by starting an annual benefit to help support her favorite nonprofits. Over the years E3 Radio has given over $8,500 to various organizations in the Chicagoland area. These organizations include Affinity Community Services, the Church within a Church Movement, Project Fierce, the Youth Empowerment Performance Project, A Long Walk Home, & The Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus. This year proceeds will go to Sisters in Cinema!

The Purple Tie Affair is special because we showcase musical artists, drag performers and one of kind silent auction items. Everyone arrives in purple representing their version of fly so we can party with a purpose. When you arrive at the Purple Tie be ready to purchase some amazing pieces of art, buy some raffle tickets, and enjoy great entertainment.

Click here to purchase tickets to the event!

Let’s get together in person or online to raise money for Sisters in Cinema!

SideTrack | 3349 N Halsted St | Chicago, IL 60657

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