GEORGETTE BENNETT, Founder, Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, is honored to announce that she was recognized for her work impacting the lives of vulnerable people and strengthening the connection between Israel and the global Jewish population. The Global Impact Awards were presented at a gala event at the Tel Aviv Museum on January 16th in the presence of H.E. the President of Israel, Mr. Reuven Rivlin.
BETH BROOKE-MARCINIAK, Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY, was appointed to the Board of Directors for the United States Olympic Committee. To read more about this appointment, click HERE.
ROHINI DEY, Owner/Founder, Vermilion Restaurants (NYC/Chicago), gave a TED Talk about her work in the culinary industry and confronting the ‘gastro-ceiling.’ To watch the video, click HERE.
PAULA DIPERNA, Consultant; Special Advisor, Carbon Disclosure Project; former President, Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) International; Joyce Foundation, has been invited to testify on economic and capital risks of climate change before the House of Representatives Sub-Committee on Natural Resources on February 5th. It will be the first hearing of the new Congress on these topics. Earlier this year, Paula was invited to the Vatican to speak about similar topics and met Pope Francis (wearing a jacket by Forum colleague NINA MCLEMORE no less!). Paula will again be at the Vatican in March speaking on the social disruptions being caused by climate change worldwide as well as in Hong Kong and other locations in Asia.
TIFFANY DUFU, Founder & CEO, The Cru, was featured in a segment on MSNBC in response to a report that men feel “scared” about mentoring women in the workplace and what can be done about it in the wake of the #MeToo movement. To watch the video, click HERE.
JANICE ELLIG, CEO & Founder, The Ellig Group, has created a new podcast entitled Leadership Reimagined where she will sit down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. To learn more about the podcast or download the latest episode, click HERE.
AMY FREITAG, Executive Director, J.M. Kaplan Fund, announced the opening of the application process for the 2019 J.M.K. Innovation Prize, which will distribute a total of 1.75 million to ten early-stage social innovators working in the environment, heritage conservation, or social justice fields. To read more about the application process, download a one-pager HERE.
ANNETTE GREEN, President Emeritus, The Fragrance Foundation, is delighted to share the news that Spritzing to Success, her recently published book, has been named Best Fragrance Book by fragrance blog ÇaFleureBon who has been awarding the Best of Scent awards since 2010. It was also chosen as one of the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE) Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winners for Fall 2018.
LOU HAMMOND, Chairman/Founder, Lou Hammond Group, is excited to share that Lou Hammond Group has the following new clients: Burgess Yachts, Fischer Travel Enterprises, American Quilter’s Society, Mexico Beach, Fla. Two Roads Development and The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry.
AMY DORN KOPELAN, President and Founder, Bedlam Productions Inc., is proud to be traveling with Animal Lighthouse to help with dog rescue in Puerto Rico. The El Faro shelter was destroyed in the last storm so this is a chance to rebuild it onsite and save more animals. To see more or to foster, click HERE.
SALLIE KRAWCHECK, CEO & Co-Founder, Ellevest, was interviewed on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah about how Ellevest is challenging the gender gap in investing. To see the extended interview clip, click HERE.
GABRIELLE KURLANDER, President and CEO, All Stars Project, is directing the play Billie, Malcom & Yusuf at the Castillo Theatre. The play opens at a funeral. Among the guests mourning the passage of the “dear departed,” are the great revolutionary Malcolm X, the legendary blues singer Billie Holiday, and a black teenager Yusuf Hawkins, who was brutally murdered by a white mob in 1989. As the funeral procession makes its way through the Gates of Heaven, we learn the identity of the “departed,” the conflicts between Billie, Malcolm and Yusuf, and their struggle to live, love and laugh without gods or icons. With songs, humor, powerful reminiscences, historical footage and more than a few surprises, these characters take the audience on a spellbinding journey. The show opens February 15th – click here for tickets!
LINDA LANGTON, President, Langtons International Agency, will be launching a new division of her business focused on memoirs. This new memoir division matches women of achievement who want to write their unique memoir, whether as a business book to heighten their entrepreneurial success story, an inspirational memoir as a legacy for family or the world at large, or for an A-List personality to share with the world.
LISA MONACO, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law, spoke with host Michael Morell for an episode of the Intelligence Matters podcast. She reviewed her career trajectory from Federal prosecutor to Hill staffer to running the National Security Division at the Department of Justice to a series of high-profile roles at the White House. Lisa also evaluated the existing threat from foreign-directed terror attacks, the importance of continuity in counterterrorism policy, and the evolution of cyber threats facing the United States. To hear the episode in full, click HERE.
JOANNA MASSEY, is pleased to share that she has just launched her own bi-coastal communications firm, JDMA where she will serve as President & CEO. The announcement, posted on deadline.com, can be read HERE.
STEPHANIE MEHTA, Editor in Chief, Fast Company, moderated a panel as part of the DAVOS Dialogues series at this year’s conference focusing on the human side of digital transformations.
LAURA CLAYTON MCDONNELL, is excited to share that she has accepted a new position as Vice President, Enterprise Sales – Eastern Region at ServiceNow.
SHARON ROWLANDS, was recently named the new CEO of Web.com Group Inc. To read more about this selection, click HERE.
WESTINA SHATEEN, Managing Director (Ret), Merrill Lynch, is pleased to let Forum members know that her book, Dancing from the Inside Out: Grace-Filled Reflections on Growing Older will be released in October 2019 by Church Publishing, the Episcopal Publishing house. The book will be a collection of essays about ordinary events that invites the reader to reflect on how God can be found in the season of aging.
ALICIA SYRETT, Founder & CEO, Pantegrion Capital, was selected to attend the “CEO Innovation Immersion Experience,” by Grant Thornton at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The event brought together thought leaders to engage in peer exchanges, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, and board strategy and innovation sessions.
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