AN EVENING CELEBRATING WOMEN IN THE HEART OF NYC
On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, NY Made Womenswear fashion label OGONEWYORK as featured on CNN will be hosting its 2nd Annual true beauty women's celebration designed to Educate, Encourage and Empower women to live their best lives. Fans include ABC's shark tank Barbara Corcoran and New York 1st lady Chirlane McCray.
Watch Interview with SPECIAL GUESTS, CBS Inside Edition Host Megan Alexander & U.S Sex trafficking victim turned CEO & International Speaker, Windie Lazenko, participate in Panel discussion with 5 top Female CEO'S & VP's discussing "Making a Big Impact in the Economy as a Woman", Enjoy an elaborate fashion show , browse the vendor market place for complimentary beauty treatments and much more. .
15% of proceeds will go to 4herND, 501c 3 registered nonprofit focused on bringing HOPE to young women who have experienced sexual exploitation and trafficking in North Dakota and surrounding areas
2015 SPECIAL GUESTS
Correspondent for CBS Inside Edition and Thursday Night Football as featured on
Megan Alexander is a national news correspondent, host, emcee and actress. She can be seen every evening as a correspondent on the longest-running, top rated syndicated national news magazine television show INSIDE EDITION. She has covered the last five Super Bowls, the Democratic National Convention, the MTV awards, the CMA and ACM awards. Alexander was a Special Correspondent for CBS Television and joined the team at Thursday Night Football, covering the game and related stories for all CBS affiliates around the world during the 2014 season. She has also hosted the ICM (Inspirational Country Music Awards) for the past six years and serves as a guest commentator on shows like "the Wendy Williams show, Showbiz Tonight, Fox News and CBS. She's also adventurous as she's the only reporter to have swam with Orangutans and Tigers.
*National Speaker*Advocate *Survivor as featured on
Founder of 4herND
Windie Lazenko, a national speaker and industry think tank on commercial sexual exploitation as featured on CNN, fox news and CNBC is the Executive Director and founder of 4her North Dakota, the only direct service organization that provides care to victims of Sex Trafficking and Exploitation in the state of North Dakota. She is a Victim Advocate, a Licensed Chaplain and as well as a muti-faceted trainer. Located primarily the BAKKEN Oil Field region, 4her North Dakota is pioneering the fight to end sexual exploitation and trafficking induced by the unique dynamics of the "BOOM". As an honored member of the National Survivor our work is dedicated to raising awareness about, and offering support to, individuals who have been victims of sex exploitation trafficking, and the communities that love & support them.
Windie's experience of being a young runaway and trafficked at the vulnerable age of 13 in the United States provides insight into the dark reality of the sex industry here in the United States.
Creator, Executive Producer and Host of Brooklyn Savvy
Antonia (Toni) Yuille Williams is the director of Public Affairs, Government Relations, for Con Edison Company of New York, Inc. In this capacity she develops the strategic direction for the Brooklyn Public Affairs department, of one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies. Her responsibilities include government relations, corporate community relations, media relations, employee communications, volunteerism, and special events.
Toni is the creator, on air personality and executive producer of Brooklyn Savvy, a Talk Show which airs weekly on NYClife channel 25. NYC Media is the official TV, radio and online network of New York City informing, educating and entertaining New Yorkers about the City's diverse people, and neighborhoods, government, services, attractions and activities. Brooklyn Savvy explores topical issues related to women. As a result of this work, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Commission of Women's Issues honored Toni at their Annual Women's History Month Program in 2011 for her part in shaping the dialogue around women's issues. Toni is involved in many community activities. Currently, she is on the boards of the Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce amongst many others.
Toni is the recipient of numerous community awards. The former Borough President of the Borough of Brooklyn Marty Markowitz awarded her with the highest honor a leader can receive the "Outstanding Brooklynite Award," given only to those who have made an outstanding contribution, and provided exemplary service to the Borough. She is recipient to the Progressive Democratic Political Association"s Woman Leadership Award and Top Women in Business not to mention many others.
Business Woman, CEO & Founder
Ogo Ekweozor has become a sought after motivational speaker, business consultant and corporate CEO of OGONEWYORK whose international platform has reached and served ten's of thousands of people. From running her own successful business aged 22 generating millions of dollars straight after graduating from college with a law degree, to becoming a mentor, business consultant and Founder of several successful businesses since. Ogo's courage and determination has inspired many worldwide and helped countless audiences break through, to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential.
As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OGONEWYORK Inc. - a fashion label created for the woman of substance in mind, OGONEWYORK was built with the goal of designing elegant pieces that enhance the female form. Centered at the core of our business is the mission to celebrate True beauty in women and a goal to transform the lives of women and children globally. To date OGONEWYORK through its Fashion for Freedom™ initiative has partnered up with numerous charities to make a difference around the world. Proceeds from Fashion Events go towards transforming the lives of thousands of women and children across the world.
Ogo's extraordinary story of running a business empire straight out of college is the inspiration behind her bold mission to empower others.
As a wife and mother who lives in New York, her love for creative expression through fashion, travel and nature are amongst a few things that keep her inspired.
Well known fans of the label include, ABC's Shark Tank Barbara Corcoran, New York's 1st lady Chirlane McCray amongst many others.
Senior VP of Citybank
Denise Arbesu is a Senior VP with Citibank, the first woman and Latina chair of the Brooklyn of Commerce and has received many accolades including being honored as a Woman of distinction at CNG's 3rd Annual Celebration of Women of distinction.
Born in Cuba and raised in Montreal, Canada, Denise Arbesu migrated to New York City 30 years ago. Her desire to serve the public in concrete meaningful ways inspired Denise to pursue a career in financial services. As a financial executive, she is responsible for developing new business in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island. Denise has developed an expertise in lending to not-for-profit and healthcare organizations as well as middle market/commercial lending and serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations and on various fund raising committees.
President and CEO of St. Joseph's Lifecare Foundation
Soon after graduating with two University degrees and working for high ranking politicians, Olga Consorti became President & CEO of a multi-million dollar health care Foundation at the age of 23. She has constantly strived to achieve a healthy work-life balance and has unique insights and experiences to share on this important subject.
Olga is responsible for directing the marketing and media relations for 3 affiliated organizations, in addition to raising millions annually with a lean and motivated team. Her success is the direct result of an unbridled passion, authenticity, creativity and drive to realize her full potential. Her efforts over the last 25 years have not only helped transform heath care in her Canadian community, but have put her organization on a national stage in recognition of her impressive achievements personally and professionally.
Happily married to her high school sweetheart of 30 years, Olga is also the mother of two children, both University students now pursuing their own dreams on a path to realizing their full potential.
Olga's infectious energy, devotion and enthusiasm for life is an inspiration to the many who turn to her for guidance and support. When asked to describe her career in one word, her response is "grateful". She is grateful for the opportunity to touch people each day and empower them to live life with passion and purpose.
Vice President of Melillo International
ATTENDEES CAN EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE:
- Game changing secrets shared by Leading Female CEOs and inspirational speakers as featured on CNN, Forbes and Fox news
- A panel discussion by leading Female Industry Leaders in Business, Fashion, nonprofit , Tech & Finance
- Elaborate Fashion Show + Live Music
- Meet and Network with other motivated women just like you
- Get discovered by magazine editors, bloggers and customers!
- Shop from makers + creators at the Marketplace
- Complimentary Beauty Treatments with our marketplace vendors
- Food and drink Samples
- Red carpet and photo booth
- Signature Gift Bags
- Leave energized, inspired, and ready to change your world!
6:30 - 7:00PM | VIP ENTRY & REGISTRATION
Shop, connect Discover the marketplace , get pampered and enter drawings, connect with other VIP attendees
7:00 - 7:30PM | Standard entry and registration
Shop, connect Discover the marketplace , get pampered and enter drawings, connect with other attendees
7:30 - 8:00PM
Shop, connect & discover the marketplace
8:00 - 8:15PM | Main Stage
Opening: Welcome to one of the most exciting events of the year with connection tips to make the most out of this exciting day!
8:15 - 8:30PM | Main Stage
Windie Lazanko: Keynote Speaker
8:30 - 9:00PM | Main Stage
Panel: "MAKING A BIG IMPACT IN THE ECONOMY AS A WOMAN"
9:00 - 9:30PM | Main Stage
Fashion show accompanied with Live Music
9:30 - 9:45PM | Main Stage
Speaker To be revealed
9:45 - 10:00PM | Main Stage
Closing Ceremony & Raffle winners announced
10:00 - 10:30PM
Marketplace Shop & Connect