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Upcoming events

Where the nexus of food, beauty, and wellness meet is the Foundermade Consumer Discovery Show this Friday and Saturday. It's lady entrepreneur Meghan Asha'smaiden conference dedicated to the space and this seachange in thinking. Beauty is NOT just superficial.

At the conference, you get a rare and exclusive audience with featured speakers such as Alli Webb, Founder of Drybar (seen above), Eric Carl, who is designing wellness strategy for a big box brand like Target. Christina Pennypacker, who is senior buyer of food for QVC and Elly Truesdell, who helms product innovation and development for Whole Foods. 

Twelve LadyDrinks members are registered so you will be in good company. Register here

with the discount code FMLDYDRK17.  


Jess Lee, the former CEO of fashion shopping site Polyvore who was named Sequoia Capital’s first U.S. female investing partner last year, is on Monday unveiling a networking initiative for female company founders. Along with other female venture capital partners, Lee is launching Female Founder Office Hours—a series of events at which investors will talk with and advise women entrepreneurs in one-on-one sessions.

The first Female Founder Office Hours event is scheduled for Nov. 30 in San Francisco. The event will kick off with a talk titled “How to Fundraise” by Lee of Sequoia and Jenny Lefcourt, a partner at seed stage fund Freestyle and founder of After, some attendees will split off to take part in individual sessions with participating female VCs, a slate that includes some especially big names: Sequoia’s Lee, Lefcourt of Freestyle, Aileen Lee of Cowboy, Eurie Kim of Forerunner, Jennifer Carolan of Reach, Kirsten Green of Forerunner, Maha Ibrahim of Canaan, Shauntel Poulson of Reach, Sarah Tavel of Benchmark, and Renata Quintini of Lux. Read complete Fortune Magazine article here


The LadyDrinks holiday party is on December 14ththis year at Ghurka Madison Avenue. The model for the event is that each person brings one (or two) people who inspire them. We have had some beautiful entries already, but I will share what Kiran Khaira, who is a digital marketer with Deloitte, had to say.

 "For as long as I can remember, my mom has been my inspiration. She is a woman on a mission. A mission to make the best of everything despite the curve balls life throws her way. She demonstrates a resilience and a willpower to never give up. Maya Angelou has a quote that often reminds me of her: "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated".

Even though she may forget to rock her cape once in a while, my mom is nothing short of being Wonder Woman in my eyes."

Love it. Who are you bringing?

The ticketing link to the Jan 15thLadyDrinks Fireside Chat with American Ballet Theater’s Misty Copeland is live!
We are forever seeking to put role models in front of the LadyDrinksdemographic that look like us! Misty Copeland was raised in a hotel room. She didn't start dancing until the age of 13. She had to 'divorce' her mother and live with a sponsor in order to realize her dancing dreams. Today, she is the first African American female principal dancer for the prestigious American Ballet Theater. This is a powerful event for any South Asian woman or girl who has ever aspired to a career in the arts.

Because of the demand for this LadyDrinks event, we are making the ticketing link open to members first. Please enter the code LADYDRINKS in order to see the Eventbrite link. Buy tix here.

The details for LadyDrinks Dubai September 2018 are now available. Deposits are due by February.
Click here 

Gabriella Ribeiro is best known for curating and creating a series called "48 Hours Power Jaunts." 48 Hours in Madrid. 48 Hours in Cape Town. 48 Hours in Cartagena, etc. 

 It's 48 hours spent experiencing, immersing, exhilarating in one ethnic destination and completely curated/created by her. As a result, Gabby and I created a 5 day, 4 night agenda for LadyDrinks Dubai September 2018. Picture dinner in the desert under a bedouin tent. Dinner on a yacht. Personal Shopping tours. And of course, speakers such as Sara Al Madani, who are heading up the female empowerment and entrepreneurial movement in Dubai. Here is the feature from ExplorateurMagazine on how LadyDrinks Dubai will be everything luxe that Dubai is. 


....event was phenomenal.....I made at least 2 new and valuable connections tonite. I feel so eager and ambitious right now as I sit and replay the event in my head and the talented entrepreneurial women that were there.
— -Karyshma Dasadia
....Thanks for all you do! It is wonderful to see how you enjoy connecting and empowering women. I look forward to next month’s meeting.
— Lyna Castillo-Javier
Thank you for hosting such a wonderful event last night! It was great meeting you, finally. Looking forward to attending more.
— Ruchi Gupta
“..... great event last night. LOVED the energy!”
— Jyoti Singhvi,
 Photo credit: Jen Painter

Photo credit: Jen Painter

A great platform to connect with like-minded women. Thank you Joya Dass for creating such a fun environment where i had conversations that were inspiring, informative and motivational!!..... I realised last evening that i have to get a new website up ASAP
— Jyoti Kapoor, Jyoti Kapoor Jewellery