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Category: Business

Petrushka Bazin-Larsen – Businesswoman and Community Activist

Sugar Hill Creamery. The name says it all. Harlem’s first family-owned handmade ice cream shop opened its doors in 2017 and was followed 3 years later by a second location in Hamilton Heights. Sugar Hill is the brainchild of Petrushka Bazin Larsen and her husband Nick Larsen. Their confections include…
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Kim Harris – Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, Role Model

Kim Harris has been there, done that. She’s the founder and managing partner of PAINTING IT RED, a New York-based event and marketing company. An affirmed “foodie,” she’s also consulted on restaurant openings in various U.S. cities. Kim also happens to be one of the 3 co-founders of HARLEM HOPS,…
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Whitney Bolster – Founder and CEO of Ampersand

Creativity is what Whitney Bolster’s all about. She’s the Founder and CEO of Ampersand, a female-led, mission-driven creative brand agency. And as such, Ampersand is, “defying the odds merely by existing and is dedicated to making space for more women to get involved in the industry. The female perspective is…
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Linda Zink, Corporate Executive

Looking for a simple, delicious, nutritious, lo-cal snack minus artificial sweeteners? Look no further than SimpleProtein, the brain-child of Cathy Richards, who started the company in Canada in 2002. Linda Zink, whose career includes developing new products and bringing them to market, is part of the SimplyProtein female-founded team now based in Colorado. Linda, who spear-headed the re-formulation and expansion of SimplyProtein products into the U.S., takes us through that process and also talks about being a woman working in the world of consumer packaged goods.
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Wendy Federman, Broadway Producer

Producer Wendy Federman and Broadway? Perfect together. Her 80+ co-productions include the highly acclaimed and award-winning: To Kill A Mockingbird, Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, and Network. Wendy also happens to be a member of the John F. Kennedy Center's National Committee for the Performing Arts. And...she is also a 2019 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. There's plenty to learn in this 'theatrical' conversation with a committed patron of the arts!
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