GC4W Entrepreneurship Ball Honors Women in Business

Lilian Ajayi-Ore Founder & CEO Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4Women.org) Photo by Cindy Ord Getty Images for GC4W Entrepreneurship Ball
Bonita Thompson (L) and Lilian Ajayi-Ore (R) at the GC4W Entrepreneurship Ball at The Harvard Club on March 1, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for GC4W Entrepreneurship Ball)

“The Entrepreneurship Ball, marked a very special moment in time, as we gathered to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of female entrepreneurs.” GC4W

The GC4W Host committee

GC4W Entrepreneurship Ball Host Committee: Summer YL (left), Francesca Vuillemin, Alisa Rusanoff, Laura Day Webb, Lilian Ajayi-Ore and Lana Pozhidaeva (right) Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for GC4W Entrepreneurship Ball
GC4W Entrepreneurship Ball Moderator, Bonita Thompson (L) NY Times Bestselling Author and Dr. Jim Kim CEO of World Bank Photo by Cindy Ord
NEW YORK, NY — MARCH 01: Founder and CEO of GC4W, Lilian Ajayi-Ore and husband Alexander “Lexx” Ore, an Award-Winning Film Maker, and Vice President in Financial Services. Photo by Cindy Ord
Ojinika Obiekwe Entertainment Anchor and Lifestyle correspondent at WPIX-TV speaking during the Global Connection for Women foundation Entrepreneurship Ball. Photo by Cindy Ord
Photo by Cindy Ord

A prominent list of GC4W Award honorees and guests and included:

  • 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
  • Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor in Chief, Inc. Magazine,
  • Jenna Blaha, Fashion and Tech Editor, ELLE Magazine
  • Princess Mathilda Mélusine Ruspoli.
Photo by Cindy Ord



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