Monthly Archives: May 2016

Interview with Tory Burch CEO & Designer Tory Burch -2016

Tory Burch is Chairman, CEO and Designer of Tory Burch, an American sportswear and lifestyle brand. Raised in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Tory graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in art history, then moved to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She worked in public relations and marketing for several American designers, including Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Narciso Rodriguez at Loewe.

She launched Tory Burch in 2004 with a small boutique on Elizabeth Street in Manhattan, and since then the brand has grown into a global business with more than 160 freestanding stores in cities from New York and Los Angeles to Shanghai, Milan and, Paris, as well as a presence in more than 3,000 department and specialty stores worldwide. is the company’s biggest store and one of the brand’s seven global digital commerce sites; the website is also home to Tory Daily, an online magazine. In September 2015, she launched Tory Sport, a performance activewear collection with clothing, bags, shoes and accessories for Running, Studio, Tennis and Swim, as well as Coming & Going, a category of pieces that can be worn before and after a workout.”.

Tory Burch has been recognized with numerous awards, including the CFDA for Accessory Designer of the Year, Glamour’s Women of the Year, Forbes’s Most Powerful Women in the World, Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed List and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award. Her first book, Tory Burch In Color (Abrams, 2014), was a New York Times Best Seller.

A dedicated philanthropist, Tory launched the Tory Burch Foundation in 2009 to empower women entrepreneurs. Through access to capital, education programs and networking opportunities, the foundation invests in the success and sustainability of women-owned small businesses.

In addition, Tory serves on the boards of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Barnes Foundation and the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also an inaugural member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship. Tory lives in New York City with her three sons, Henry, Nicholas and Sawyer.

The NY Women’s Foundation Annual Breakfast -2016

The New York Women’s Foundation is a voice for women and a force for change.

We are a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls. With fierce determination, we mobilize hearts, minds and resources to create an equitable and just future for women, families and communities in New York City.

We are a cross-cultural alliance of women promoting

economic justice for women and families in New York City.

To improve the lives of women and families by funding organizations that promote the economic security of women; their right to live safely and without violence; and their health, sexual and reproductive rights.

We are democratic, cross-cultural and women-led. We are collaborative and inclusive.
We take risks, partnering with new organizations that offer ground-breaking solutions.
We believe that the problems and the solutions are often found in the same place.

The Following Power Women were honored at the NY Women’s Foundation Annual Breakfast 2016:

Tory Burch is Chairman, CEO and Designer of Tory Burch, an American sportswear and lifestyle brand. Raised in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Tory graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in art history, then moved to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She worked in public relations and marketing for several American designers, including Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Narciso Rodriguez at Loewe.

Elizabeth A. Sackler, PhD is a Public Historian and human rights activist. Her lifetime of activism was the subject of the January 2016 New York Times’ Women in the World feature. She is the President of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, President and founder of the American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation, President of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, Board Chair of the Brooklyn Museum, and founder of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Council Speaker

Melissa Mark-Viverito currently serves as the Speaker of the New York City Council, the first Puerto Rican and Latina to hold a citywide elected position. She represents the 8th District, which includes El Bario/East Harlem and the South Bronx. Speaker Mark-Viverito was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She worked for over a decade in local activism, nonprofit organizations and labor before being elected to the City Council in 2005. In 2011, she was one of four Council Members to pioneer the first-ever Participatory Budgeting process in New York City. She is a graduate of Columbia College at Columbia University and Baruch College, City University of New York, where she studied Public Administration through the National Urban Fellows Program.

Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, Co-Chair of YWI, President & CEO of the YWCA of New York City

Dr. Danielle Moss Lee joined the YWCA of the City of New York – the nation’s first YWCA association – in 2012 as President and CEO. Under her tenure, the YWCA of NYC has expanded its program portfolio to include a women’s speaker series for professional women, STEM education for girls and young women and other robust leadership programs for women. Dr. Moss Lee’s contributions to education and the social sector have been recognized by the NY State Education Department, NYC Comptroller’s Office, The New York Coalition of 100 Black women, among many others. In 2016, Mayor DeBlasio appointed her to the city’s newly established Commission on Gender Equity.

Cherno Biko, Co-Chair of YWI’s Young Women’s Advisory Council

Ms. Cherno Biko lives to educate, inspire and entertain. She hails from a long ancestral line of charismatic leaders, activists and storytellers, most notably Steven Biko. Her work as a media strategist and activist has been featured on MSNBC, FOX, MTV, VH1, BET and Comedy Central. Ms. Biko has become widely known as a sought after speaker and prominent human rights advocate. An alum of Bowling Green State University, she has been named to the Trans 100 and The 2014 National Black Justice Coalition’s 100 Emerging Leaders. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Young Women’s Advisory Council for the City of New York and was awarded a commendation for tremendous contributions to arts and culture, politics and activism.

Gloria Malone, Co-Chair of YWI’s Young Women’s Advisory Council, Creator of Teen Mom NYC

Gloria Malone is a speaker, writer, and the founder of a go to destination for young parents and allies who are seeking information on how to best support and encourage pregnant and parenting young people to live their best lives. Gloria advocates and writes about politics, reproductive justice, and pregnant and parenting teens. Her work can be found in The New York Times, Huffington Post, RH Reality Check, and several other publications. In her spare time she likes to watch anime shows with her daughter and travel.

Amanda Matos, Co-Chair of YWI’s Young Women’s Advisory Council, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the WomanHOOD Project

Amanda R. Matos has devoted her work to alleviating barriers to reproductive health care and education in communities of color through capacity building, political education, and lobbying at the local, state, and federal level. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The WomanHOOD Project (Helping Ourselves Overcome Discrimination), an innovative after school mentorship program for young women of color in the Bronx. Amanda also supports Planned Parenthood of New York City expand its community organizing efforts.

Her dedication to racial and gender justice has been recognized by the United Nations Peace Day and the national Peace First Prize, among others.

World Liberty TV,was on hand to cover this Breakfast ,with over 2200 women in attendance making it the largest event of its kind right here in New York City, see it right here in our World Liberty TV, Business Channel.

Queens Taste of NY Food and Networking Event @ NY Hall of Science-2016

The Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Queens
Tourism Council are proud to announce that the borough’s premiere food-and-networking event
— Queens Taste 2016 — will take place at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows
Corona Park on Tuesday, May 3, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

The reasons to attend this 14th annual extravaganza are as many as the ethnicities in the world’s
most diverse borough. Foodies can expect everything from creamy to crunchy, fiery to flaky, and
savory to sweet. For example, Flushing’s Mulan will prepare Modern Chinese cuisine, while
Joe’s Crab Shack in Elmhurst will serve seafood, and Rego Park’s Marani will offer kosher
delectables with a Georgian (Russian) flare. Latin participants include Sabor de Cuba in Astoria,
while the Nest in Richmond Hill will dish out Trinidadian/Guyanese treats, and Shake Shack,
which just opened a branch at Queens Center, will share its famous hamburgers.

Plus, clients of the Entrepreneur Space, a food-and-business incubator that QEDC operates in
Long Island City, will give away samples of their artisan specialties. Then there are the drinks.
The Wine Store of Forest Hills headlines a beverage group that includes locally made Queens
Courage gin and caffeinated products from Coffeed. For sweets, Sabatino Store will offer truffles
and the Paleo Factory will give out a dairy-free, gluten-free, date-sweetened chilled mouse.

Finally, there’s the networking. Most of the 700 expected attendees either live in Queens or do
business in the borough (or both). So Queens Taste 2016 provides the perfect scene to meet likeminded
individuals, talk shop, and exchange business cards in a friendly atmosphere.

World Liberty TV,Team was on hand to taste the food and cuisine around the world right here in Queens , my own back yard, see the movers and shakers of this Business right here in our World Liberty TV, Food & Wine Channels.

Women’s e-news 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Gala-2016

Today, Women’s eNews is releasing the full list of these 21 powerhouses, with brief descriptions of their work, who will be honored May 2 at our New York City gala. In the past, the announcement was made on New Year’s Day. We held off this year to baptize the new website with a celebration of the 20 women and one man who have made it their mission to change the rules that constrict the lives of women and girls, here in the United States and across the globe.

Today is also the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, and thus appropriate for Women’s eNews to mark the day the rules for abortion in the United States were rewritten to end enforced motherhood. The ruling also unleashed a burgeoning movement for women’s rights that is now a global groundswell not only for access to full-spectrum reproductive health care but also equality and equity in law, the economy and education, regardless of race, ethnicity, citizenship status and gender identity.

Women’s eNews’ 21 Leaders capture the energy of that liberation and carry it forward to reduce the impact of gender bias and create new rituals and opportunities for women and girls.

Beginning Monday, and for the following two days, Women’s eNews will post staff-written profiles of determined innovators in seven different arenas. Racial divides, health care, safety, media, economics, education and marginalization. We hope they will inspire you, inform you and challenge you to do even more to support equality and equity for women and girls. They did all of this for the Women’s eNews team.
Monday: Meet the Trio Dismantling Racial Divides

Dr. Gail Christopher : is the recipient of the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism. Dr. Christopher is vice president for policy and senior advisor at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and is receiving this award–the first non-journalist to be so honored–for her support of media, including Women’s eNews, that documents the powerful role racism plays in the U.S.’s high rate of avoidable maternal and infant deaths.

“You can’t have impactful policy change if you don’t change the consciousness of the people,” she said.

Kathryn Finney, founder of digitalundivided, is a social entrepreneur who finds, trains and supports small urban tech companies and runs a rigorous accelerator program for black female founders of tech-enabled companies.

“By being myself and embracing who I am, I’ve given that to others in an industry where being someone like me – a bold smart black woman – isn’t exactly cherished.”

Cynthia Yung is executive director of The Boone Family Foundation in Dallas. The work of the former corporate executive includes financial support of domestic violence shelters for women who don’t speak English.

“I think there is a lifetime of asking myself: ‘What more can I do to bring more equity into our world?'” she said.
Monday: Meet Three Powerhouses Who Test Our Health Care

Schell Carpenter is the incoming president of the board of the
Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas, that provides financial assistance to Texas women seeking an abortion. She joined the board in 2014 in response to Lilith’s encouragement for LGBTQ women to apply.

She credits her gender identity for helping her gain a better appreciation of differing people’s experiences.

“I feel like being a trans is a gift,” she said.

Dianne Dunkelman is a health care advocate who launched Speaking of Women’s Health, a one-day women’s health event in her hometown of Cincinnati in 1996. The nonprofit organization has since expanded into a national foundation with more than 50 conferences and events in more than 40 cities across the United States. In the early 2000s, she developed Universal Sisters and Hablando de la Salud de la Mujer as initiatives focused on the health concerns of African American and Latina women.

“I had no idea how important it was for women to be smart, be strong and be in charge,” Dunkelman said.

Dr. Marianne Legato is an internist who founded the Partnership for Women’s Health at Columbia University, a groundbreaking alliance between academic medicine and the corporate sector. The partnership launched an educational campaign to define the differences between the normal function of men and women and in their gender-specific experiences of the same diseases. Dr. Legato is also the founder of the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine to support research in the field.

She began this portion of her career 25 years ago after researching and writing a groundbreaking book on women and heart disease.

“I had no idea that women’s hearts were so different, in terms of function and coronary disease,” Dr. Legato said, echoing Dunkleman’s surprise at the status of women’s health. “At the time, the medical research and treatment communities thought that men and women were identical, biologically speaking, except for their reproductive systems.”
Monday: Meet Three Powerhouses Who Fight for Our Safety

Ada Alvarez Conde is the founder of Fundacion Alto al Silencio (Stop the Silence), based in her native Puerto Rico, with the mission of educating the public about dating violence. She is also a candidate for a seat in the Puerto Rico Senate. She said she wants to write bills that promote a culture of peace, support the prevention of violence and protect human rights.

“Speaking out for those without a voice is one of my biggest passions,” Alvarez said.

Casey Gwinn is president of the Alliance for HOPE International, an umbrella nonprofit of 120 family justice centers in the United States and around the world. The nonprofit is dedicated to preventing child abuse and domestic violence. It also offers services designed to help adults and children recover from trauma.

“In America,” Gwinn said, “we raise our criminals at home. The majority of all those we lock up in this country, for all crimes, grew up in homes with child abuse, domestic violence and some mix of drug and/or alcohol abuse. We can love them and help them find a pathway to hope when they are 8, 10 or 12 years old, or we can wait and lock them up at 17, 19 or 21. It is our choice.”

Dorchen Leidholdt is director of the Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services at
Sanctuary for Families in New York. She also teaches at Columbia Law School. Leidholdt successfully advocated for laws criminalizing stalking, strangulation, human trafficking and requiring courts to consider domestic violence in custody cases.

“I never dreamed as a young activist that we would bring about so much positive change,” Leidholdt said.
Tuesday: Meet Three Powerhouses Who Get the Word Out

Mallika Dutt is founder of Breakthrough, a nonprofit organization that works in India and the United States to prevent violence against women and girls by using media, including street theater and music videos, to shift attitudes and engage men and boys.

“I really believe that we’re at a moment in history where we could see the tipping point,” she said. “The movement to stop it is getting stronger. It feels within reach.”

Kimberly Kelleher is president of New York Women in Communications, Inc., which promotes leadership and professional development for women in the field during every stage of their careers. She also serves as publisher and chief revenue officer of WIRED and Ars Technica.

NYWICI, with more than 2,000 members, is the largest professional organization for women in the field that causes much of the buzz in Manhattan and beyond.

“What we promote is the small business,” Kelleher said. “We have a lot of women who have broken out on their own.”

Kelleher’s organization has a scholarship fund as well, and two of its previous beneficiaries, Tammy Tibbetts and Christen Brandt, are also 21 Leaders for the 21st Century 2016.

“They are the future,” Kelleher said.

Rachel Moran is the founder and executive director of SPACE International (Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment), an organization committed to educating the public, raising awareness and influencing political change surrounding issues related to prostitution.

“This is a fight that will span several lifetimes,” Moran said, “but that’s not any excuse for us not to weigh in.”
Tuesday: Meet Three Powerhouses Who Enrich Women’s Economics

Dr. Thelma Awori is the founding chair and president emeritus of the Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund. Awori first played a significant role in organizing the market women of Liberia and now the market women from five West African countries.

“Market women are a category whose power needs to be made more visible,” Dr. Awori explained. “Our leaders need to recognize them as a powerful economic force.”

Sema Başol is the co-founder of the Turkish Women’s Initiative, based in California, and Change Leaders Association, its sister organization in Turkey. The organization’s signature Sparks program is an eight-month learning and leadership experience for young Turkish women who are the first in their families to go to college.

“It’s amazing how much they learn about themselves,” Başol said, “and what it means being a woman in a country like Turkey.”

Jill S. Tietjen is the CEO of the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the woman who engineered a personal strategy to encourage women and technology: nominate them for awards! Tietjen said she gains enormous satisfaction from seeing to it that other women receive awards.

“I want other people to say, ‘OK, this is something we can do. It’s something we should do. It’s something that needs to be done, and we can do it, too,'” she said.
Wednesday: Meet Three Powerhouses Who Prepare Teens for Next Level

Jennilyn Doherty is co-founder, along with her husband Jason, of Daraja Academy in Nanyuki, Kenya. Begun in 2009, the academy is a secondary boarding school for 110 girls living in material poverty. She now envisions opening schools elsewhere in Africa – possibly in Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan.

“If we had all the money in the world, we could do it tomorrow,” she said. “But for now, it’s all about slow, sustainable growth.”

Tammy Tibbetts and Christen Brandt are co-founders of She’s the First, a nonprofit dedicated to giving scholarships to female elementary and secondary school students in low-income countries aiming to be the first in her family to graduate from high school.

The two met as recipients of the New York Women in Communications, Inc. Foundation scholarships. She’s the First connects its scholars with each other, hosting Facebook chats on current events and girls’ education.

“She’s the First is taking what was once viewed as a charitable cause or model,” Tibbetts said, “and really making it a collaborative one.”
Wednesday: Meet Three Powerhouses Who Rise Up for the Marginalized

Jennicet Gutiérrez is the founder and national coordinator of Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, an organization that educates the public and advocates for trans immigrants. She entered the United States without a visa at age 15 and graduated from University of California at Davis. She received her visa last year. As part of her work, she meets one-on-one with detained trans immigrants who endure sexual and emotional violence in the detention centers.

“I can’t tolerate this type of abuse,” she said. “We shouldn’t allow our sisters to go through this pain.”

Stephanie Ortoleva, with degenerative low vision, is the founder and president of Women Enabled International, based in Washington, D.C. She and her staff work to advocate for the human rights of women and girls, especially those with disabilities.

Ortoleva is credited with bringing attention and resources to women’s and disability rights, but she emphatically reminds others she is not alone. “There are many wonderful women who are activists with disabilities, and I wish all of my sisters would get powerful attention,” she said.

Dr. Danielle Sheypuk, a licensed clinical psychologist, was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at age 2. The disorder has limited her mobility for 34 years but not her spunk. The former Ms. Wheelchair New York, Danielle Sheypuk is becoming the face and a voice for disabled women in news media by “walking” fashion show runways. She also spearheads Girls Forward, a Teen Voices at Women’s eNews collaborative to promote storytelling among disabled youth.

“The more I appear in media as glamorous, educated and sexy,” she said, “that’s a role model for women and girls to look up to. That’s the role model I wish I had.”

Executive Officer, Founder

Rita Henley Jensen is founder of Women’s eNews. A former senior writer for the National Law Journal and columnist for The New York Times Syndicate, Rita Henley Jensen has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and an armload of awards, including the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Alumni award, the Hunter College Presidential Grant for Innovative Uses of Technology in Teaching, the Alicia Patterson fellowship, and the Lloyd P. Burns Public Service prize. Jensen is also a survivor of domestic violence and a former welfare mother who earned degrees from Ohio State University and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She is the grandmother of four, two granddaughters and two grandsons.

Keynote by Jeh Johnson Secretary of Homeland Security at ASIS International NYC Chapter-2016

The New York Chapter of ASIS International is among the largest in all of ASIS, with a current membership of over 1500 and a mailing list exceeding 15,000. Our membership represents the entire spectrum of security professionals with several hundred security contractors and practitioners from the New York City metropolitan area. It is a forum that brings together security professionals to further their common goals and to share experiences and best practices. Corporate security professionals, including many Fortune 500 companies and the providers of security services, as well as Federal, State and local law enforcement, are involved in the Chapter.

The Chapter organizes and provides a number of services and events, which include:

Monthly luncheon meetings at which a variety of speakers are invited covering a wide range of security-related topics.
Networking opportunities where security professionals in both private and public sectors can connect, share information and develop business relationships. This includes the recently added interest groups, Young Professionals and Women in Security.

A major annual trade show, the NYC Security Conference and Expo, in partnership with ASIS International and held in the spring where local providers can display their new products and services.
An annual golf outing at a local country club and special holiday gathering at year’s end.
Seminars to educate and train members in matters appropriate to today’s security needs, including a CPP Study Group and periodic transition training programs

Publication of Security Director Magazine in conjunction with our Security Expo that provides articles of common interest and is also a forum in which local companies can advertise their products and services.
Annual college scholarships are awarded to the children or grandchildren of qualified members; scholarship programs for security practitioners to assist at the undergraduate and graduate level; and a Security Officer of the Year Award each December to recognize the outstanding performance and professionalism of our valued security officer community.

ASIS International, with more than 38,000 members, is the largest international organization for professionals responsible for security, including managers and directors of security. In addition, corporate executives and other management personnel, as well as consultants, architects, attorneys and federal, state and local law enforcement, are becoming involved with ASIS International to understand the constant changes in security issues and solutions.

ASIS International is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security practices by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security concerns.

By providing members and the business community with access to a full range of programs and materials, ASIS International leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.

World Liberty TV, Team was on hand at the ASIS NYC Chapter ,25th Annual Anniversary Event, where we met the Movers and shakers of the Security world , and see Jeh Johnson Secretary of Homeland Security Receive The ASIS Person of The Year award and deliver his acceptance speech ,right here in our World Liberty TV, Political Channel.