PRESS RELEASE: GC4W Entrepreneurship Ball celebrates Women’s History Month with Artist Tennille Amor.


New York, February 20th, 2019 –The Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W), the international non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering women and girls will hold its Entrepreneurship Ball at the Harvard Club of New York on Friday, March 1st, 2019, with Ojinika Obiekwe, Emmy-Award winning journalist, as the evening’s host.

“Globally, Women are making major advances in business and entrepreneurship, and we are pleased to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s honorees. Their success and stories are inspirational, motivational, and uplighting – and deserving of this honor.  I am also grateful for the tremendous support of my Co-Chair, Summer Y.L, and Ambassadors: Laura Day Webb, Alisa Rusanoff, Francesca Vuillemin, Lana Pozhidaeva, and Ava Vitale. Their enthusiasm, contributions, and commitment to this program are invaluable” said Lilian Ajayi-Ore, Founder / CEO, Global Connections for Women and University Faculty at NYU SPS.

The GC4W Gala recognizes women who are disruptors in their industries, pursuing gender parity in entrepreneurship and business. This year’s honorees and attendees include: Rebecca Minkoff, Celebrity Designer / Business Innovator/ Founder of Rebecca Minkoff; Bonita Thompson, New York Times Bestselling Author / Executive Coach / Dr. Marshall Goldsmith’s Top 100 Coaches; Alison Wyatt, Angel Investor & Co-Founder, GirlBoss; Towanna Burrous, President & Founder, CoachDiversityInstitute; Sutian Dong, Partner, Female Founders Fund; Kathleen Griffith, Founder & CEO, Grayce & Co.; Sarah LaFleur, Founder & CEO, MM.LaFleur; Janett Liriano, Chief Executive Officer, Loomia/ Forbes 30 Under 30; Lana Pozhidaeva, Founder, Wetalks; Heather Hartnett, CEO & Founding Partner, Human Ventures; Maggie Arvedlund, Managing Partner, Turning Rock Partners; Including Startup of the Year: Venture University.  Other noted guests include Dr. Jim Kim, CEO, World Bank, Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor in Chief, Inc. Magazine, Jenna Blaha, Fashion and Tech Editor, ELLE Magazine, Film Maker, Alexander Ore, and Princess Mathilda Mélusine Ruspoli.

The proceeds from the ball will benefit the GC4W Entrepreneurship Scholarship Fund, which ensures female entrepreneurs get the financial support and training they need to bring their business ideas to the global marketplace.

“I’m inspired by the global connection for women foundation – who are helping women entrepreneurs in New York City and around the world. When the women are given this support, it benefits all of us” said Bonita Thompson, Business Leader of the Year Honoree.

This special evening will also feature recording artist and UN Youth Ambassador, Tennille Amor, who will debut her new single titled “EQUALS.” Tennille Amor was featured by Sean “Diddy” Combs as one of Billboard and DeLeon’s Top 100 of 2017. She has worked with John Legend, Shaggy, Pixie Lott, Mr. Vegas, Bunji Garlin, and the Black Eyed Peas, among others. Tennille is a women advocate, and the Co-Founders of the non-profit organization, E.P.I.C. (Everyday People Initiating Change), drilling clean water wells and focusing on community growth and long-term sustainable development in a number of villages in Tanzania, Africa.

The sponsors and partners of this year’s GC4W Entrepreneurship Ball include Google, The Harvard Club of New York City, Paddle8, Lyft, Soho House, La Doyenne, LILYSH, Makina Leather, New York Dress, Ettitude, Marchon Eyeglasses, JILL STUART, InLove by Marina Bulatkina, Peti Lau, PE Hub, J’aime, Sandugash Gallo Jewelry, Five Pillars Yoga, and TIGHEMI, to name a few.

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