Conference Celebrates Women in Business


Left to right: Cai Pandolfino (Entrepreneur of the Year) Founder/Owner Green & Tonic Center; Dr. Prathibha Varkey (Corporate Leader Award) President & CEO Northeast Medical Group, and Senior Vice President, Yale New Haven Health System (Women’s Business Advocate) Brigitte King, Deputy General Manager of Strategy & Acquisitions, L’ Oreal Luxe.

300 professional women gathered at the Greenwich Country Club May 16 for Moffly Media’s 9th Annual Women In Business. This year’s event, dedicated to “Women, Wealth & Wisdom,” was a forum for female professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs to mingle and network, share expertise and gain insight into new opportunities.

The full day conference featured presentations by Title Sponsor, Hobbs London whose Creative Director Sandy Verdon presented “Taking Care of Business: Style Inspiration for the Perfect Working Wardrobe,” a dynamic fashion workshop. Additional Interactive Sponsor Sessions included seminars by Presenting sponsors; First County Bank Presenting “Your Professional Journey: Get Recognized, Called Upon and Rewarded”; Connecticut Skin Institute’s Dr. Omar Ibrahimi Presenting, “Putting Your Best Face Forward; Secrets to Perfect Skin”; Pullman & Comley Attorneys, presenting “Secrets of a Successful Negotiation”; and King School, presenting “Personalizing Education: The Key to Unlocking Your Child’s Future.” Also Presenting Sponsor, New Country Porsche of Greenwich showcased the latest 2017 models.

The informative sessions encouraged the discussion of what it means to be a woman
in today’s business climate and spanned a variety of important topics including business growth, professional balance, and personal wellness. These sessions were followed by a luncheon and keynote speaker presentation entitled “Ask For What You Want” by Jill Granoff, former Chairman & CEO of Vince discussing her career in fashion and beauty in C level positions at Vince, as well as Kellwood, Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne, Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Estee Lauder.

The event concluded with the celebration of three remarkable women, presented by News 12 Connecticut’s Emmy Award-winning anchor Rebecca Surran. This year’s Women of Influence honorees included: Corporate Leader: Dr. Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, MPH, MHPE, MBA, President & CEO, Northeast Medical Group and Senior Vice President, Yale New Haven Health System; Entrepreneur of the Year: Cai Pandol no, Founder & Owner of Green & Tonic; and Women’s Business Advocate: Brigitte King, Deputy General Manager of Strategy and Acquisitions at L’Oreal Luxe. These three honorees were nominated and selected by their peers as women business leaders who innovate and succeed in their area of expertise.

Moffly Media will donate a portion of event ticket proceeds to the YWCA Greenwich.

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