On February 21, Over 40 Females™, a leading networking platform for women over 40, held a Shopping and Networking Event at Christopher Fischer. The evening was co-hosted by Judy Goss, Founder & CEO of Over 40 Females and Beth Mercante, COO of Over 40 Females and featured guest speaker Laura Campbell.
Noted attendees included Joni Fischer (Retail Director, Christopher Fischer & C3 Concepts), Hana Bisceglie (Founder & CEO, Früzen Ice), Cappy Devlin (President, Cappy Devlin International, Inc.), Susie Hadas (Founder, Coldfront/Personally Cool Inc.), Dana Tycher Reisman (Personal Shopper & Stylist, Americana Manhasset), Fayola Ricotta (Personal Shopper, Saks Fifth Avenue), Judy Linton (CEO, Richie Enterprise Model Management), Marie-Claire Gladstone (Senior Associate, Corcoran), Meg Siegel (Senior Vice President & Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty) and Joey Healy (Celebrity Eyebrow Stylist).
Over 40 Females™ guests shopped the Christopher Fischer cashmere collection while networking and building new relationships. Guests enjoyed cocktails provided by Devotion Vodka poured over Früzen Ice cubes, a revolutionary alternative to garnish and chill beverages. The evening’s event also included a silent auction benefiting StopCAIDNow, a non-profit organization dedicated to stopping childhood auto inflammatory diseases. 10% of membership purchases for the evening as well as 10% of Christopher Fischer purchases were also donated to the cause.
Welcoming everyone to the evening, Founder & CEO of Over 40 Females™, Judy Goss, spoke of how Over 40 Females™ came to fruition when she traveled as a spokesperson for More Magazine. She met hundreds of women and heard their stories yet there was not enough room to fit them all in the magazine, “I wanted to bring the pages of More Magazine to life and how could I do that when I was saying no to 90% of the women out there,” said Goss. This is why she started Over 40 Females™, for women over 40 to be heard and to “Connect, Encourage and Inspire.”
Judy then introduced guest speaker Laura Campbell, love intentionalist and divorce strategist, who spoke about “Your Journey to Extraordinary.” Campbell recounted her life and how after being married at a young age, she turned around at 35. She no longer wanted to live in a “good enough” life and realized that she needed a change. She wants to encourage other women to believe they should “love what they want and move toward the way they want to feel.”
Silent auction items benefiting StopCAIDNow included a day of beauty at Angelo David Salon, a 60 minute signature facial from La Prairie at the Ritz-Carlton Spa, two tickets to the We Are Family Foundation Sting concert, a Christian Dior skincare basket, two tickets to the Broadway Show Pump Boys and Dinettes starring Bo Bice, two Tamara Noor necklaces, a Christopher Fischer cashmere scarf, products from The Joey Healy Eyebrow Collection and a Tilth Beauty basket. Raffle items included a 30 minute signature reading by Celebrity Psychic Thomas John, a 30-day unlimited training trial and 50 minute recovery massage from End Game Fitness and a $100 gift certificate to the new Ivy restaurant which were awarded to lucky attendees.
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 the opportunity to win raffle prizes and receive amazing gift bags.
ABOUT Over 40 Females™:
Over 40 Females™ was founded in January 2010 by Judy Goss, a former editor and TV spokeswoman for More Magazine. Judy traveled around the country meeting hundreds of women over the age of 40 who wanted to be heard and celebrated. She created Over 40 Females™ to give women a platform to be heard, to network and to encourage, with the motto “Connect, Encourage and Inspire.” Not just another networking group, Over 40 Females™ has gotten its members press (TV and editorials), jobs, national speaking opportunities, a $25,000 scholarship, invaluable business connections, education, luxurious pampering, friendships, confidence and so much more. Since the fall of 2011, multiple chapters have been established nationwide to represent women everywhere who are joining this rapidly expanding group.
For more information on Over 40 Females, please visit http://www.
ABOUT Christopher Fischer:
With over 30 years of global cashmere experience from Scotland, England and Italy to Inner Mongolia in China, Christopher Fischer is internationally recognized as one of the true leaders in the cashmere industry. His approach centers around an integrity of purity, innovative design and quality production, with sweaters that reflect an effortless casual elegance for a modern luxury lifestyle. The extensive Christopher Fischer line includes cashmere for men, women, and babies, as well as, pet accessories and must-haves for travel and home. As an Englishman now residing in New York and the Hamptons, Christopher’s fashion-forward styles and innovative details have a European design sensibility, and set standards and directions that others strive to follow and attain. The Christopher Fischer Cashmere collection has a loyal and dedicated following of “in the know” fashionistas and celebrities, including Claire Danes, Mariska Hargitay, Jessica Alba, Liv Tyler, Elizabeth Hurley and Emma Watson, to name a just few.
For more information on Christopher Fischer, please visit http://www.