Martha Stewart American Made

 

Last Fall I had the pleasure of attending Martha Stewart's American Made held in New York.  American Made spotlights the country's creative makers,  and is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life. 

I attended the Women's Leadership Roundtable where I heard many luminaries and business leaders speak.  Not to mention, meeting Martha Stewart in the flesh.  Highlight.  The morning breakfast which included Dominique Ansel's sinful creation, cronuts.  14 weeks pregnant, I had no problem having seconds, oh thirds and without the line I might add.   

My favorite panel included Tracy Anderson, author and fitness entrepreneur, the Bobbi Brown, Fern Mallis, creator of New York Fashion Week and former executive director of CFDA, and Martha Stewart discuss the keys to their success and what makes a great leader - moderated by Freshly Picked Founder Susan Peterson.  Both Tracy and Bobbi had great advice and it was such a pleasure continuing our conversation.  

Doing Well While Doing Good was also a winner panel as I had the chance to hear from a new generation of entrepreneurs including Neil Blumenthal, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Warby Parker, and Lauren Bush Lauren, Founder and CEO of FEED; who have redefined success by putting philanthropy at the forefront of their business. The panel was moderated by J.J. Ramberg, author and host of MSNBC’s “Your Business.” At the time, I had barely heard of Warby Parker.  It's amazing to see their growth and success with their business model. 

It was such a great event and I definitely would add it to your targets for speaking/moderating opportunities for Fall 2015 or 2016.  Or sponsorships. Highly recommend!