DVF celebrates International Women's Day...Everything you need to know about day 3 of our events.
March 9th, 2018
We like our morning coffee with a dash of inspiration—and that’s exactly what was served first thing today. Beginning at 9am, entrepreneurs from a variety of fields gathered for the panel moderated by remarkable Stephanie Mehta, the new editor of Fast Company. All the businesswomen discovered they shared something in common: the constant pushbacks from naysayers when starting their business drove them to succeed.
30 minutes later, we arrived at the DVF Meatpacking location, where guests enjoyed coffee and breakfast, and then sat down for a motivational talk with Diane and Ariela Suster, led by Vital Voices president CEO Alyse Nelson. “Everybody is talking about how it’s the year of the woman and how we’ve finally found our voice,” Alyse said, starting the panel off on a strong note. “I’m here to tell you that we’ve had our voice the whole time. People are just starting to take notice.”
The third and final panel of our DVF x IWD event series featured women who have devoted their lives to ending female subjugation and violence around the world. Kate Roberts and Her Royal Highness, The Crown Princess, Mette Marit co-founded Maverick Collective, which brings together philanthropists to use their true net worth to create change. And among the many people they’ve partnered with is Julia Lourie, who joined the panel and is determined to end cervical cancer. Crucial to Maverick’s strategy is taking a business approach to everything that they do. “We never talk about charity,” Kate said. “Solutions are in the private sector.”
Danielle Duboise and Whitney Tingle, entrepreneurial co-founders of uber-healthy meal-delivery service Sakara Life, hosted a lunch today with their friends and Diane, which focused on uplifting other women and even included a nice meditative respite.