Last night an incredible group of women celebrated International Women’s Day with me at an intimate dinner held at the new Ricardo’s Ocean Grill in Harlem, New York City.
International Women’s Day was started over 100 years ago and this year’s theme was “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures.” Every woman in attendance inspires me in countless ways and I’m truly grateful for their love and support!
Our sponsors on the night gave the ladies incredible gift bags so let me go ‘head and thank Derek Auguste and the wonderful staff at Ricardo‘s, Franklin Morales and the team at Remy Cointreau USA, Miss Jessie’s, Hollywood Fashion Secrets, Atlantic Records, DJPremium.com, HerPhones, Vivienne Kelly, Beautiful Disaster and Lotta Stensson (I wore her sexy “Dance Sweater” on the night).
Thank you for joining me Aleesha Smalls (Iconix Brands), Allison Perlstein (MTV), Amber Ravenel (Ravenel Records), Aura Harewood (Epic Records), Chenelle Bogle (The PR Circle), Cherry Martinez (Power 105), Dee Vazquez (Hot 97/Shade 45), DJ Miss Saigon, Dove Clark (Tygereye Entertainment/UrbLife.com), Eb Jones (BET.com/Compound Entertainment), Georgette Cline (The Boombox, AOL.com) Jennifer Yu (Moet Hennessy), Lacey Seidman (VH1.com), LaTrice Burnette (Epic Records), Laura Stylez (Hot 97/Sirius XM), Michele Uram (DrJays.com), Sherin Moustafa (Wynter Gordon Mgmt), Valerie Lora (Shade 45/JumpOff TV), Zuleyka Acosta (Bumble & Bumble).
Special shout out to the ladies who sent in their RSVPs and unfortunately weren’t able to make it: Ashley Kalmanowitz (Atlantic Records), Brigitte Hall (Blue Flame Agency), Jana Fleishman (Roc Nation), Karen Civil (Beats By Dre/KarenCivil.com), Kim Osorio (The Source), Marisa Mendez (Hot 97), Melanie Fiona, Mona Scott-Young, Samantha Selolwane (RCA Records), Sharon Carpenter (Global Grind), Tricia Clarke-Stone (Global Grind), Valeisha Butterfield (WEEN), Vanessa Satten (XXL) and Wynter Gordon.
Till next year!