Launched in 1990 by Schneps Media’s President Victoria Schneps this event was founded to empower women and connect them with each other.
The event honors and recognizes successful business, community, cultural, political, civic, and religious female leaders.
The event includes a business expo and trade show with networking followed by a dinner and awards ceremony.
The 2020 honorees included: Jean Shafiroff; Moriah Adamo, Abrams Fensterman LLP; Stephanie Alberts, Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP; Gioia Bales, Molloy College; Susan Bortone, Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care; Amanda Carnesi, Prescription PR; Athena Castro, YASA Made with Love Foundation; Kimberly Cline, Long Island University; Angela Dooley, Colombos-Dooley Team at Compass Realty Patricia Fulton, First Central Savings Bank; Jessica Gomes, Grassi; Geri Gregor, Geri Gregor CPA, PLL; Christine Guarino, A World of Pink; Marisol Joseph, Marisol’s Beauty Touch; Kim Kranz, Catholic Home Care & Good Shepherd Hospice; Joanna Dodd Massey, Ph.D., MBA- J.D. Massey Associates Inc; Linda Masotto, CN Guidance & Counseling Services; Michele McDonald, Bohemian Beauty Queen; Rebecca O’Connell, Chase Bank; Eugena Oh- “I Have A Dream” Foundation; Maryann Pagano- Blackhawk Data; Holly Parker- The Holly Parker Team at Douglas Elliman; Paula Parrino, Esq, Nationwide Court Services Inc; Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D., Adelphi University; Ivy Slater, Slater Success Coaching; Pennie Turgeon, NYIT; Jennifer Vartanov, Merchant Industry LLC; Michelle Zettergren, MagnaCare; Nancy Burner, Esq., Burner Law Group P.C.; Sofia Crokos, Elaia Restaurant; Loretta K. Davis- The Retreat; Tina Glandian, Esq., Geragos & Geragos Law Firm; Manda Kalimian, CANA Foundation; Aleksandra Kardwell, Hamptons Employment Agency; Natalie A. Lewis, Saunders & Associates; Robin Long, Suffolk County Democratic Committee’s Executive Committee, Amanda Pawlowski, Town Cellars Liquors & Wines; Elyse Richman, Nestseekers Shock & Shock Ice Cream.
The event was sponsored by Forchelli Deegan Terrana LL; Compass Realty; Catholic Home Care & Good Shepherd Hospice; Abrams Fensterman LLP; Towne Cellars Liquors & Wines; Hamptons Employment Agency.
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, advocate, TV host, and author of the book “Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give”, is a volunteer leader of several charitable causes.
She serves on several charity boards: Southampton Hospital Association, NYC Mission Society, French Heritage Society, Couture Council of The Museum at FIT, Global Strays, JewishBoard (Honorary Trustee), and Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board.
In addition, Jean is an Ambassador for the American Humane Society and their National Spokesperson for the Feeding the Hungry Covid-19 program.
She is the Ambassador of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.
She is a New York Women’s Foundation Board Alumna who remains very active with the Foundation and women’s issues.
Jean is the producer and host of the TV show entitled “Successful Philanthropy” which airs 4 times a week through LTV studios in East Hampton, NY, and also will start airing on public television in Manhattan starting on October 30, 2020. (The show is also expected to air on Southampton NY public Tv starting January 2021.)
Jean holds two degrees: a BS in Physical Therapy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School at Columbia University
Photo credit: 1) Jean Shafiroff. 2) Amanda Pawlowski. 3) Aleksandra Kardwell. 4) Elyse Richman. 5) Julia Davis and Loretta K. 6) Victoria Schneps. By Rob Rich Society Allure.