The 2017 Brooklyn Go Red For Women Luncheon will bring over 300 guests including medical, social, corporate, and philanthropic leaders to celebrate Brooklyn women, joining together to raise awareness and funds to support education and research specifically targeted to address heart disease and stroke in women.
2017 Event Emcee
Jenny Powers, Founder
Running With Heels
Tired of traditional networking events full of business card exchanges and sales pitches, but void of meaningful connections and authentic conversations, Jenny Powers envisioned an antidote to the proverbial "Old Boy's Club". Setting out to create a "New Girl's Club" where professional women could connect, collaborate, and celebrate each another's success, Running With Heels was born.
Running With Heels is New York's invitation-only society for on the go, in the know women executives and entrepreneurs. A firm believer that your network is your net worth, Powers hosts a variety of educational, entertaining and empowering live events ranging from her innovative round-robin dinner party series where guests are assigned to a variety of dining companions during each course, facilitated power lunches, exclusive soft-skill trainings to intimate tours of some of the New York's most celebrated venues.
A lifelong New Yorker and a graduate of New York University, Powers does not believe in strangers, only people she hasn't met yet. In addition to live events, she produces and hosts the award-winning podcast BroadCast: Broads Building Businesses. Each week in her on-air role as Chief Broad, Power takes listeners behind the scenes to meet successful women entrepreneurs who share tips on start-up and exit strategies and everything in between.
To learn more, visit www.running-with-heels.com
2017 Keynote Speaker
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy
Award-winning Author and President, Power Living Enterprises, Inc.
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy is a Harvard Business School-trained strategist, master coach, speaker/moderator, mind-body-spirit expert and award-winning author. She uses her multidisciplinary background for greatest transformational impact from being a Discussion Leader for the “Economics of Happiness” at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland to teaching yoga to global leaders on The Great Wall of China. Her mission is to raise the consciousness of the planet and create a more sustainable world by releasing the potential in individuals through transformative tools, inspirational content and high-frequency experiences®. As President of Power Living Enterprises, Inc., she trains executives and others integrating modalities such as coaching, mindfulness, positive psychology, yoga, integrative health and energy management with the latest research on neuroscience, spirituality, leadership and human performance. Her weekly Dose of Power Living goes out every Monday to loyal readers around the world, and she operates the empowerment platform www.iampowerliving.com and e-commerce platform www.powerlivingmedia.com.
Called “smart with a heart,” she has been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal, in Oprah’s book, Live Your Best Life! and was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader recognizing her “professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential for shaping the future of the world.” She has been a C-suite advisor to legendary leaders and has participated in exclusive World Economic Forum events in Brazil, China, India, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, South Africa and Tanzania, including working strategy sessions with multinational CEOs and Presidents of countries. She has presented in a range of international settings from sharing her knowledge at the Sustainability Leadership and Inspiration Academy at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia to inspiring women in Chile for the Estée Lauder Global Breast Cancer Campaign. A leader in integrative health and yoga, she served six years on the Board of Yoga Alliance, including Interim CEO and chair of the Board. She is a National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association, and has served on their International Stroke Committee, New York State Advocacy Committee, Multicultural Leadership Committee, Harlem Go Red Committee and Social Media Subcommittee. She has also served as an Ambassador for HealthCorps, has taught at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and served on the Education Working Group for the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC)
With her mother – Columbia University-trained journalist Janie Sykes Kennedy – she co-wrote the autobiography of 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master (2015), which has won ten national and international book awards. Kennedy has been traveling with Porchon-Lynch moderating “Conversation with a Master” events, assisting in yoga workshops and documenting their journey. In 2011, they presented “The Gandhi Effect” program to a standing room only audience at the Newark Peace Education Summit, which headlined His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Kennedy has moderated programs at the United Nations, Pentagon, Indian Consulate in New York for International Day of Non-Violence, World Government Summit in Dubai, Age of Happiness Festival in Montenegro, and the Young Executives Society in Slovenia. In January 2017, Porchon-Lynch and Kennedy were featured in a “Power of She” campaign for Athleta clothing company celebrating the power of women. At 20 years old, Kennedy was recruited from Wellesley College to write case studies on Fortune 500 companies for Harvard Business School. An Internet evangelist and “intrapreneur,” she founded VH1 Interactive and the VH1@Work radio network in the early 1990s. As Vice President of Business Development & Operations for MTV Networks, she managed a 200-person team, negotiated multimillion-dollar landmark deals, and planned/launched “The Suite” of six digital cable channels. She has a world-class education – Wellesley College, Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Yale University Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. Although she is American, she was born in Ghana, started school in Australia and studied design in Italy. Find out more at www.terrik.tv.
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