Over 40 Females™,*** a leading networking platform for women over 40, hosted a Holiday Networking Celebration at the Paramount Hotel Restaurant benefitting Toys for Tots. Judy Goss, Founder & CEO of Over 40 Females and Beth Mercante, COO of Over 40 Females hosted the evening with guests including Nancy Duffy (Over 40 Females Managing Director of Chapter Development), Jade Albert (Photographer), Lillian Gottlieb (Owner of Sassy Zen/Anabel New York), Peg McDonald (Landscape Designer at Landscape Artistry), Maura Griffin (CEO at Blue Spark Capital Advisors), Sheila Rubin (President at D’Vercity NYC LTD) and Mykola Webster (Agency Director/Model Manager at DIRECT Model Management).
Guests networked and mingled before Founder & CEO of Over 40 Females™, Judy Goss, welcomed everyone to evening. Goss spoke of how Over 40 Females™ came to fruition and was overjoyed that everyone was able to “celebrate the season” together. She then thanked everyone for bringing a toy to donate to Toys for Tots so that every child can have a gift for the holidays. Attendees were then invited by Judy to introduce themselves and their companies to the group in order to further “Connect, Encourage and Inspire” each other. After introductions over $2,000 in raffle prizes were awarded including a one hour signature reading with celebrity psychic Thomas John, a luxurious skincare set from La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, a day of beauty from Angelo David Salon, a pair of Jason Wu Sunglasses by MODO, a Moroccan Oil gift set and a Calico Juno Designs necklace. At the end of the evening, Staff Sergeant Brian Gomez of the U.S. Marines came to collect gifts donated to Toys for Tots.
***Over 40 Females™ combines education with pampering at every event, along with providing a platform for every woman to stand up and be heard. Events are designed to help women over the age of 40 with personal and professional networking, in order to enhance their lives and careers, while also affording them the opportunity to “Connect, Encourage and Inspire.” Members and non-members also have to opportunity to win raffle prizes as well as receive amazing gift bags.
*photos by Liam McMullan/Patrick McMullan.com