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photo credit: Jen Painter

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Don't forget to sign up to be one of the small business owners pitching to a panel of media and PR experts on March 5th. You gotta apply to pitch! March 5th, we are shutting down an entire Joe Fresh store on Fifth Avenue to host this event. 

5 women business owners get to PITCH their business for 2 minutes in front of a live audience. The business owners are critiqued by a panel of media and PR experts in real time and I'll be moderating. This concept was a runaway hit at the WomanCon conference last September so we are bringing a retail edition to the March Edition of LadyDrinks 

The panel is comprised of 

Magazine: Lea Goldman, Marie Claire

Lea Goldman is the Features & Special Projects Director of Marie Claire magazine, where she specializes in career and workplace matters. She is the founding editor of the magazine’s MC@Work supplement. Previously, she was a Senior Editor at Forbes Magazine, where she was chief “listicler,” responsible for Forbes’ Celebrity 100, World Billionaires, Hip Hop Cash Kings and Richest Women in Entertainment lists. In partnership with E! Entertainment Television, Lea helped produce and appeared in Forbes’ hour-long TV specials based on Forbes lists. She has also made frequent TV appearances on Forbes on Fox, Your World with Neil Cavuto, the Today show and Entertainment Tonight.

Retailer: Alixe Boyer, Joe Fresh

Social Media: Chris Dessi, Silverback Social
Chris Dessi is the CEO and Founder of Silverback Social, the world's leading social media agency, enabling top brands and advertisers, to connect with more than a billion customers through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, Youtube, and more. He is a regular social media expert contributor on CNBC, Fox Evening News, Good Day New York, WPIX, and Fox Business’ Varney & Co. He is also the author of “Your World is Exploding: How Social Media is Changing Everything and How You Need to Change With It.”


Television: Jay Dow, WPIX 11 News

Jay Dow is a five-time Emmy Award winning correspondent for the PIX11 News at 10. Dow’s experience runs the spectrum; from local and national politics, crime, the ups and downs of the economy, our society – and everything in between. Since joining WPIX in 2012, Dow has played an integral role in the station’s coverage of breaking news, investigative news, and societal concerns.  Before joining WPIX, Dow spent nine years as a correspondent for WCBS-TV in New York. He also served as a contributing network correspondent for CBS NEWS (2010-2011).  Before joining WCBS-TV, Dow ‘cut his teeth’ on New York City’s streets as a night side general assignment reporter for NY1 News – the Time Warner owned cable news station (1999-2002).  

Television: Stephanie Ruhle, Bloomberg  TV

Stephanie Ruhle is an anchor and managing editor for Bloomberg Television and editor-at-large for Bloomberg News, based in New York. She serves as co-host of "Market Makers," airing from 10-12pm ET. Ruhle plays an active role in women's leadership and business leader development.  

PR: Beth Feldman, Beyond PR
Beth Feldman is the co-founder of BeyondPR Group, a full-service public relations consulting firm founded by leading experts in the parenting and entertainment public relations industry.  Previously, Feldman served as Vice President for the CBS Communications Group where she spearheaded campaigns on behalf of the entertainment, marketing and consumer products divisions. With over 25 years experience in the entertainment industry, Feldman led a variety of media relations campaigns on behalf of talk shows, primetime series and specials including “Ricki Lake (1993),” “CSI:  Crime Scene Investigation” and “The Amazing Race” as well as the finale campaign for “Everybody Loves Raymond.” 


---Thanks Joya Dass for hosting a terrific goal setting workshop last week. One of my goals was to be a more engaged mom and as a first baby-step I volunteered to do story time at my daughter's Kindergarten class. I went today and had a blast and the children even invited me back;) --Jenny Powers, founder of Running with Heels (co-host of Sept '14 LadyDrinks)

---Fantastic event, always a pleasure working with you and I LOVED Marina! She did a great job---Antonia Predovan, WIN NYC (co-host of Nov '14 and Jan '15 LadyDrinks)

--Hi Joya, Thank you, I wasn't expecting to be so inspired by Marina's presentation. Thank you again ----Leni Silvestre (attendee of Jan '15 LadyDrinks)

....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