Boston Women Communicators is hosting an evening with Joan Schneider, president and founder of public relations firm Schneider & Associates Public Relations. Schneider will discuss the challenges of owning her own business and how her company has remained independent and become a leader in the industry. From 6-9 p.m. at The Lenox Hotel, 710 Boylston St., Boston. For info, call (617) 422-1855. Feb. 21


Boston Interactive Media Association is sponsoring a Mardi Gras-themed networking extravaganza—one of the largest networking events exclusive to the major local technology organizations. From 6:30-10 p.m. at Tratoria Il Panino, 275 Franklin St., Boston. For info, call (617) 277-2822. Feb. 22

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