Rania Zayyat – Founder of Wonder Women of Wine
Promoting and supporting gender equality in the wine world. That’s been the mission of Sommelier Rania Zayyat. A leader in the global wine industry, Rania is the founder of Wonder Women of Wine, a non-profit created to do just that. She’s also the founder Be The Change, an equal opportunity…
Afa Dworkin – President and Artistic Director of The Sphinx Organization
Afa Dworkin is passionate about promoting diversity in classical music and does so as President and Artistic Director of The Sphinx Organization. It supports a national roster of distinguished musicians of color and reaches more than 2 million people worldwide. Its network has grown to more than 60…
Denise Roberts Hurlin, Dancer, Educator, Activist
Dancer, educator, activist, all describe Denise Roberts Hurlin. Part of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Denise is a founding member of Parsons Dance. She’s also taught at Julliard in Manhattan, New Hampshire’s Keene State College and her alma mater, Purchase College. Denise also happens to be the founding director of Dancers Responding to…
Tracy Edwards, Competitive Yachtswoman, Author, and Philanthropist
How to describe Tracy Edwards? Let's start with determined, accomplished, ballsy, adventurous, passionate. In 1989, when she was in her mid-20's, Tracy and her crew of 11 females became the first-ever all-women's team to compete in the grueling, prestigious, 32,000 mile Whitbread Round the World sailing race that begins and ends in Southampton, England. How she managed to pull this off (besting male crews in their class, by the way) is the focus of the inspiring, empowering documentary, "Maiden." We are thrilled to share Tracy's story in this not-to-be-missed conversation.
Roberta Hoskie, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
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Roberta Hoskie has one helluva story to share. A high school drop-out and a mom at 17, Roberta was on welfare living in a Connecticut homeless shelter. But with a lot of grit, determination, moxie and smarts she turned her life around. She is the founder and owner of a successful business - Outreach Realty, which has morphed into 3 divisions: Residential Property Management, Tenant Placement and Maintenance Services. Roberta is also passionate about giving back. Her non-profit, Outreach Foundation, advocates affordable housing for low and moderate income families. We cover a lot of ground in this honest, open conversation with this inspirational woman!