Visionary Women On The Rise

Last week Thursday, the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society hosted its annual New York cocktail with a panel discussion on “How to Accelerate Women’s Economic Growth” at the Skyroom of the French Institute, aka Alliance Française. The evening was co-hosted by the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, Madeira Global and FIAF, with the support of Assouline. Celebrated author Angella Nazarian, also signed copies of her new book, Visionary Women, a highly inspiring good read that I highly recommend.

“When we connect with others, we can create fuel that will make this world a better place and certainly fast forward women and girls,” Kim Azzarelli

Author Angella Nazarian signs a book at Women's Forum for the Economy & Society New York Cocktail at French Institute Alliance Francaise on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Assouline)

“I am a true believer in peer mentorship. It’s a must for the advancement of young women and girls.” Angella Nazarian, author of Visionary Women published by Assouline.

“Twenty years after the Beijing conference, it is time to speed up the empowerment of women around the world, to be more energetic, and to create more opportunities,” notes Jacqueline Franjou, CEO of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society.

Among the powerful women portrayed in Visionary Women, Rosario Perez, former president and CEO of Pro Mujer, concluded that “We can’t underestimate the power of showing someone who they can make it.” A member of the Women’s Forum Mexico Advisory Committee, Perez added that “women in Latin America do not have the same access to opportunity and resources but they have the will and drive. Our mission at Pro Mujer is to provide that helping hand so that women can help each other.”

Among the other attendees at the cocktail event were former and future delegates of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, such as Martine and Prosper Assouline; Alexandre Assouline, Rising Talents Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux and Hannah Seligson; Actress Kiera Chaplin; television producer Carole Holmes Delouvrier; member of the House of Lords and 30% Club co-founder Mary Goudie; Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Executive director Olivia Flatto; Assouline Vice-President Stéphanie Labeille-Sczyrba; philanthropist Francine LeFrak; corporate social responsibility expert Susan McPherson; Art dealer and gallery owner Eric Mourlot; Starlite Randall; authors Jenny Santi and Delphine Schrank; visual artist Jessica Seeley; FIAF President Marie-Monique Steckel; Founder of Amor and humanitarian Ambassador Tasha de Vasconselos; WeConnect International President Elizabeth Vazquez; and Marissa Wesely.

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