This event is a showcase celebrating women in business, travel, art, music, and live performance. Our spaces at 263 Bowery will be graced with some of New York City’s most talented women, starting with a panel discussion about women in business travel and the triumphs and struggles they experience. Following the panel, we will have live performances including ballet, spoken word, live music, and performance art, with art from local female artists displayed and available for purchase throughout the space. We will end the night with a dance party, set in motion by several dj performances by some of NYC’s favorite female talent.
Small Bites generously provided by Lighthouse BK. lighthousebk.com
Drinks provided by Novo Boutique Living.
Event will start at 5:30 with a panel discussion on Women in Business Travel and their experiences, trials, and advice they have collected during their travels.
Kirsten Magen, Managing Director, Hue & Cry (US) – Kirsten leads the US office of Hue & Cry, a multi-disciplinary design and communications firm, representing the world’s best hospitality brands. Kirsten has worked in the travel industry for more than a decade, working with clients like Black Tomato, Ian Schrager’s EDITION brand, The Ritz-Carlton, Cathay Pacific airlines, Crystal Cruises, DREAM hotels and other independent and branded hotels and resorts, as well as work in real estate, wine and spirits. Kirsten travels constantly for work, balancing life on the road with her role as a wife to husband Yoav, and mother to two toddler girls, Maya, 3, and Ella, 2.
Jane Mulkerrins, Freelance Journalist – regular contributor to The Telegraph, The Guardian, Financial Times, Grazia magazine and others, covering celebrities, current events, film and television and pop culture. She has interviewed individuals such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Matthew McConaughey and others. When she isn’t traveling the world to report on a story, Jane resides in Brooklyn Heights and is working on her first nonfiction book.
Annie Fitzsimmons, Digital Director, Virtuoso, a global network of the world’s best luxury travel advisors. Annie Fitzsimmons is also an editor, writer, consultant and speaker, with deep expertise in the travel industry. Annie serves as an editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler and is on a first-name basis with the most impressive brand leaders in the global hotel and travel industry. Annie is a dog mom to rescue dog Rocco, and a new mom to 4-month old Sophie. Annie lives in Brooklyn with her husband Alex.
Heather Mikesell, Executive Editor, American Spa magazine. Heather leads the editorial team of American Spa, a magazine focused on the resort and destination spa industry both domestic and international. In her role, she is at the front lines of trends and discoveries in wellness and beauty. She is a passionate traveler, and beyond visiting beautiful spas for work, she has written travel and adventure articles for publications including Elite Traveler, Luxury Travel Advisor, Travel Agent, abcnews.com, jetsetter.com, outside.com, wellandgood.com, and more.
Performances will begin at 6:30 PM
Live Performances by:
Connie + Nora Nostrand
Bernice Gonzalez Bofill
Ashley Blazer Art
Christine Renee (Public Records, The Lot Radio)
Ma Sha (Kindergaten)
KATE (Secret Guest)
Early bird tickets: 5$ Day of Event: $10. The ticket to the event gets you a raffle ticket for pool passes at the McCarren Pool to raise money for The Joyful Heart Foundation. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $5. Any other donations can be given online through our team page. https://give.joyfulheartfoundation.org/team/215958