Entrepreneurship and networking were the themes of the evening at the Enchanted Holiday Soiree Winter Gift Showcase with B.I.G. An amazing group of women without of this world products and services to offer showcased their finest Wednesday, December 4th at Positano’s Restaurant in Westport, CT. Each offered a detailed insight into their company and product along with holiday specials valid for the month of December only. As we shopped and networked we were treated to a selection of Italian appetizer favorites from Positano’s including bread, arancini, calamari, and a cheeseboard. While the shopping and appetizers were a welcome way to spend an evening, the real privilege was witnessing the camaraderie between the group of female professionals that make up Believe Inspire Grow, or B.I.G.
B.I.G. Founder and CEO Tara Glival quickly realized the need for this kind of support 13 years ago when she became a mom and reorganized her priorities and focus on corporate responsibilities to family responsibilities. While many women seek a balance of both there are few resources to empower and support women in achieving this balance. B.I.G. was created to offer such support. B.I.G. is a Women’s Empowerment Organization with chapters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. Members meet once per month at over 20 locations across the four participating states. Meetings are all about supporting each other’s dreams and having fun. Day and night meeting options are available to accommodate member schedules.
Louzette Dovaras showcased Monat, a vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free hair care system free of parabens, sulfates, and silicon that can transform any hair type. Monat recently expanded to include care products for men, children, and pets. Annette Bonwetsch represented two companies, Luscious Green specializing in upcycled sweater mittens with vintage buttons, as well as hats, scarves, and cashmere ponchos, and also representing LimeLife by Alcone, a chemical-free professional makeup company.
Candi Sterling represented On Her Mission Personal Brand Mastery and gave us a sneak peek at her upcoming beauty journal scheduled for publication in early 2020. Kristen Jensen represented her photography and videography services. She specializes in promotional and corporate videos as well as photoshoots.
Diana Palmentiero of Fairfield County Wedding Concierge let us know about their great bridal boutique and upcoming bridal boutique on May 3, 2020, at Penfield Beach. Heather Hansen O’neill of Find Your Fire is a speaker, writer, and helps women remove blocks and find their inner flame. Her Fire Starter 2020 Program for goalsetting, like all of her programs, has a charitable component and will offer a portion of the proceeds to charity.
Michelle Hennessey is part of the boutique team in William Ravis, specializing in helping people make the urban to suburban switch from New York to Westport, CT. Rebecca Lamvol is a consultant for Beauty Counter, a pioneer in the safe cosmetics industry and purveyor of certified safe makeup and products. Tamra Rosenfield registered dietitian creates a customized plan for each client.
Brigita Stone offers expert media, marketing, and PR services to companies. Mary Dougherty is an executive consultant for anti-aging wonder Rodan & Fields. Sissela Johansson is a photographer who helps women reconnect with themselves through photography. Lisa Stretton offered her services in design and her works of contemporary art. Thanks to the ladies of B.I.G and their guests for showcasing these wonderful products and services!