WOMEN OF INSPIRATION HONOREES

 

CAROLE HOCHMAN

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Creative Officer, Director, Chairwoman, Naked Brands

With her innate ability to recognize opportunities, identify trends and translate designer visions into successful collections, Carole Hochman continues to be one of the most influential woman in the intimate apparel and sleepwear business in the U.S. today. Carole’s career in intimate apparel began by accident: while studying fashion design at Drexel University, a college in Philadelphia, Carole landed a job at Bergdorf Goodman in a department she’d previous given very little thought—lingerie. Learning the business through hard work and hands-on dedication, Carole was hired soon after by a lingerie company where she had the opportunity to design sleepwear for Bonwit Teller. Even without knowing about garment construction or the fabrics required to produce them, she perfected the collection on the first try and launched her career into the dreamy world of intimate apparel. READ MORE

 

PAM KAUFMAN

President of Viacom/ Nickelodeon Global Consumer Product

As President of Consumer Products and Chief Marketing Officer at Nickelodeon, Pam Kaufman oversees both business and franchise strategy for the brand’s multi-billion-dollar global consumer products business. A dynamic leader who embraces transformation and innovation, Kaufman is the force behind some of Nickelodeon’s most iconic, long-lasting franchises including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and PAW Patrol.  Her strategic vision, gut instincts and unwavering commitment to brand-building has led to some of the most ground-breaking partnerships in Nickelodeon’s history. Most importantly, Kaufman ignites a high performance culture, creating an environment where team members feel empowered, respected and globally aligned.  READ MORE

 

TARYN ROSE, MD

Founder and Strategic Advisor, Taryn Rose

In 1998, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Taryn Rose brought comfort to the world of luxury shoes. Using her intimate knowledge  of the human body, she partnered with design experts and tech innovators to create a collection of shoes that looked beautiful and felt incredibly comfortable. Featuring innovative comfort technology, Taryn Rose footwear is about luxurious materials, sophisticated silhouettes, and comfort for the ultimate all day wear. Taryn Rose is available on TarynRose.com and in luxury department stores and boutiques throughout the country.

 

SPECIAL GUESTS

STAN HERMAN

Designer, 2018 Women of Inspiration Host

The three-time Coty award-winning designer Stan Herman is truly a pioneering man.  Not only was he the President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America for sixteen years, but also the founding president of 7th on Sixth Corporation; the fashion shows in Bryant Park. With KOMAR, Stan has incorporated his ready-to-wear design savvy to become America’s foremost designer of robes and loungewear. His comfortable, lifestyle driven products can be found on QVC, QVCUK, QVCItaly. After over 24 years on air he has built a return customer base of over 300,000 people and has sold over $150 million worth of robes alone.  Furthermore as the leading uniform designer in the world his uniforms arguably cover more bodies than any other single designer. READ MORE

JODI KANTOR 

Pulitzer Prize- Winning Investigative Reporter, 2018 Women of Inspiration Featured Speaker

Jodi Kantor is a prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and a best-selling author. Ms. Kantor specializes in long-form, deeply reported stories. In 2017, she and Megan Twohey broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged abuse towards women. Their reporting helped spur a worldwide reckoning that encouraged victims to speak, brought powerful men to account in a wide range of fields, and shifted attitudes and policies around the globe. Before that, Ms. Kantor’s investigations into conditions at Starbucks and Amazon prompted national debates and policy changes at both companies. Her report on working mothers and breast-feeding inspired two readers to create the first free-standing lactation suites for nursing mothers, now available in airports and stadiums across the country. In 2016, Ms. Kantor and Catrin Einhorn reported and wrote “Refugees Welcome,” exploring the question: can regular citizens successfully intervene in one of the worst problems on earth? READ MORE

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