Another successful Mentoring Event hosted by the Tory Burch Foundation--a nonprofit organization launched in 2009 by Tory Burch to support the empowerment of women and families. TBF invests in the success and sustainability of women-owned businesses through grants and microfinance for women entrepreneurs. Attendees consisted of about 100 women from diverse professional backgrounds and cultures--all at various stages of successful business ownership.
In March, we had the exclusive opportunity to connect and share our personal stories - not only each other, but with an amazing group of successful CEOs and business owners, like Bill Ford (CEO of General Atlantic), Sarah Gallagher (President, Ralph Lauren North America E-Commerce), Jennifer Pate Gilbert (Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Save the Date), Maneesh Goyal (CEO of MKG Events), Natalia Overti Noguera (Founder and CEO or Pipeline Fellowship), Kathleen Warner (COO of Startup America Partnership), amongst others. A portion of the evening was also dedicated to celebrating the Tory Burch Foundation's first graduating class, through partnership with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses--a business and entrepreneurial education pilot program for 19 TBF entrepreneurs in New York.
Many thanks go out to the Tory Burch Foundation and AccionUSA--TBF's first partner--for their collective mission in supporting and celebrating women entrepreneurs.