Wise and Wonderful Women

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Past Events

Navigating Longterm & Eldercare

June 2022 • Hudson Yards

Mimi Santry

Eldercare Expert

Susan Doyle

Certified Senior Advisor & Owner of Oasis Senior Advisors CT-NY

Cynthia Perthuis

Senior Care Authority, Elder Care Strategist, Dementia Specialist



Launching Financial Grownups

May 2022 • Hudson Yards




Financial Literacy Advocate Author of Launching Financial Grownups Host of the Money Tips for Financial Grownups Podcast


Heart Health

April 2022 • Hudson Yards




CEO/Founder, Heart-Tech Health, Cardiology for Women’s Heart Health, Prevention and Wellness


Cryptocurrency Basics

March 2022 • Hudson Yards




Cryptocurrency & Bitcoin Consultant. Merri has been investing in crypto start-ups for 5 years and was in a VC. She has attended and spoken at hundreds of events including Davos/WEF in 2020. She also mentors women in STEM and hopes to see more of them take the lead in the tech space. Merri has done a TV pilot called "Sharkchain".



Sexual and Urinary Health

February 2022 • Hudson Yards




OB/GYN specializing in sexual wellness and author of Ultimate Intimacy: The Revolutionary Science of Female Sexual Health. Her treatments include: Bio-identical hormone therapy, non-invasive body sculpting & breast lifts, & lasers used to increase sexual satisfaction and treat urinary incontinence



Self Advocacy

June 2021 • Hudson Yards

Dr. Jacqueline Jones, MD

ENT and Author of “Medical Parenting”​

AnnMarie Quintaglie McIlwain

CEO of Patient Advocators LLC

Elizabeth Bailey

Author of “The Patient’s Checklist: 10 Simple Hospital Checklists to Keep You Safe, Sane and Organized”

Informative Q&A with Dr. Jacqueline Jones, AnnMarie Quintaglie McIlwain, & Elizabeth Bailey on the topic of advocacy not only for ourselves but family and friends.


Financial Health

February 2020 • Hudson Yards

Jill Faherty Lloyd

Evercore Wealth Mgmt
Managing Director​

Marley Bernard

Iron Birch Advisors

Sharon Soloff

Fisher Broyles

Cindy Greenstein

"The Points Mom"

Informative Q&A with Jill Faherty Lloyd, Marley Bernard, Sharon Soloff & Cindy Greenstein as they walk us through how to manage our finances, estates, life insurance, and how to maximize our credit card points / frequent flier rewards.


A Fun Night For Only Single Men & Women

January 2020 • God’s Love We Deliver

The perfect way to meet other single men & women while volunteering in the kitchen of God’s Love We Deliver.


Achieving Health & Happiness In 2020

January 2020 • Hudson Yards

Stephanie Krikorian

Author of "Zen Bender"
Bestselling Celebrity

Jennifer Leahy

David Lynch Foundation
for Transcendental

Aleta St. James

Author of "Life Shift"
Energy Healer

Lyn-Genet Recitas

Author, Nutritionist Specializing in Inflammation & Restauranteur

Informative Q&A with Stephanie Krikorian, Jennifer Leahy, Aleta St. James, & Lyn-Genet Recitas as they help us start the new year off right with their wisdom & tips for achieving health & happiness.


Great Sex In The City

December 2019 • Hudson Yards

Wednesday Martin, Ph.D

Feminist Cultural Critic and #1 New York
Times Best Selling Author of “Untrue (On
Women, Infidelity, and the Science of
Female Sexuality)” and “Primates of
Park Avenue"

Dr. Chris Creatura, M.D.

Gynecologist, Menopause Expert,
Fellow in Female Sexual Medicine, Sex
Educator and Reproductive Justice
Advocate with a private practice on
East 67th Street

Informative Q&A with Wednesday Martin, Ph.D & Dr. Chris Creatura, M.D. as they talk to us about Female Sexuality and Female Sexual Medicine.


Beauty Enhancement: Invasive & Non-Invasive

November 2019 • Hudson Yards

Dr. Paul Lorenc

Ann’s World-Renowned &
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Kim Nichols

Dermatologist To The Stars &
Founder of NicholsMD of Greenwich

Informative Q&A with Dr. Paul Lorenc & Dr. Kim Nichols as they walk us through with before & after photos of new appearance enhancing procedures, both invasive and non-invasive.


The Dating Game

November 2019 • Hudson Yards

Bonnie Winston

Celebrity Matchmaker
& Relationship Expert


Robin Gorman Newman

Love Coach & Author of
“How to Meet a Mensch in NY”


Beatty Cohan

Nationally Recognized
Psycotherapist & Author

Great advice from these experts for our single members to help navigate dating and we also explored the importance of strengthening our female friendships.


Health & Wellness

September 2019 • Hudson Yards

Lyn-Genet Recitas

Author, Nutritionist Specializing in Inflammation & Restauranteur

Dr. Jenise Parris

Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Aromatherapist & Founder of Parris Wellness

Dr. Jamie Blau

Chiropractor & Newly Certified Acupuncturist

Dr. Karen Erickson

Chiropractor, Craniosacral Therapy, Nutrition & Posture

Life changing information was shared by this awesome panel on the importance of holistic health and wellness. Changing your lifestyle can help you feel better and live longer!


“Going For” It At Any Age

August 2019 • Hudson Yards

Jodi Harrison Bauer

Inspirational Fitness Guru
& Founder of Jodi Fit

Alexa Fischer

Actress, Speaker, Coach,
& Founder of Wishbeads

An inspirational evening with Jodi, who at 58, placed in the top 60 of The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and Alexa Fischer, a life coach and founder of Wishbeads, a fantastic gift for anyone in your life!


Heart Health

July 2019 • Hudson Yards

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Cardiologist & Author
Director of Women’s Heart
Disease Prevention at Mt Sinai

Dr. Sandra Gelbard

Concierge Internist
Specializing in
Women’s Health

These amazing doctors spoke on the importance of heart health and how making simple changes may save your life.



Simple Acts To Give Back

April 2019 • God’s Love We Deliver HQ

Natalie Silverstein, MPH

Author of “Simple Acts:
The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back”

After helping prep food for the wonderful organization God’s Love We Deliver, we met for dinner and discussed Natalie’s book on how families, and all of us, can find ways to give back.


All The Single Ladies... All The Single Ladies...

February 2019 • God’s Love We Deliver HQ

Trish Sammer

Author & Blogger “According To Trish”

A Valentine’s Day night spent helping those in need by prepping food at God’s Love We Deliver then we shared a meal and lots of laughs as we listened to the funny and talented Trish Sammer talk about dating.



January 2019 • Neuberger Museum • Purchase, NY

Dottie Herman

Douglas Elliman CEO
& Radio Host of
“Eye On Real Estate”

Barbara Kavovit

CEO of Evergreen Construction,
Author “Heels Of Steel”,
Real Housewives of NYC

Laura Fahrenthold

NYC Journalist, RV Captain
& Author of “The Pink Steering
Wheel Chronicles”

Nearly 100 women met to hear these inspirational speakers talk about their stories of Resilience, whether it’s from the devastating loss of a loved one, a divorce, an illness, a sudden career change, or even a newly empty nest.


Next Act, Give Back

October 2018 • God’s Love We Deliver HQ

Lesley Jane Seymour

Founder of Covey Club &
Former Editor of More Magazine

Kirsten Bunch

Author of the international Bestseller
“Next Act, Give Back”

Re-evaluating your work and personal life should be something we all do from time-to-time. Kirsten Bunch’s book is a great way to get started. Lesley Jane Seymour interviewed her after we all volunteered in the GLWD kitchen.


CNN Morning News Anchor

July 2018 • Plimpton Residence • Upper East Side, NY

Alisyn Camerota

CNN New Day Anchor & Author of “Amanda Wakes Up”

Lesley Jane Seymour

Founder of Covey Club &
Former Editor of More Magazine

Lesley Jane Seymour moderated a great discussion with Alisyn Camerota about what changes she thinks are on the horizon politically for our country. We gathered in one of Ann’s beautiful exclusive listings.