At Porter House in New York, Karine Ohana is hosting the "Power Hour" Luncheon, which focuses on businesses and organizations who are contributing to the empowerment of women and girls and the wellbeing of children on a global basis. The event is co-hosted by Kara Ross and Susan Rockefeller. Special guests include Simone Levinson, a philanthropic entrepreneur and founding investor of Juice Press; David and Zachary Batstone, founders of Not for Sale and Z Shoes; Scott and Missy Tannen, founders of Boll & Branch; Holstein Solheim, CEO of Ben & Jerry's and Francine LeFrak, founder of Same Sky.
GIRL TALK Powered by Samsung
In the evening, Samsung will power the DIAMONDS UNLEASHED and Girl Up "Girl Talk" event, which will be held at Samsung 837, a first-of-its kind cultural destination, digital playground and Marketing Center of Excellence, in the heart of the Meatpacking District of New York City. The conversation will focus on the importance of supporting girls and women around the world. The event will be followed by an opportunity for the attendees to network with one another and make meaningful connections.
6:15pm: Opening Remarks by Ann Woo, Director of Corporate Citizenship for Samsung Electronics in North America. Ms. Woo will speak on the importance of celebrating International Women's Day and supporting the next generation of female leaders and SAMSUNG's efforts to support women and girls through their Corporate Social Responsibility program.
6:30pm: Kara Ross, founder of DIAMONDS UNLEASHED will speak about the new partnership for 2017 with Girl Up as well as other initiatives for 2017 to educate, empower and employ girls and women around the world.
6:40pm: Anna Blue, Deputy Director of GIRL UP will speak about the origin and history of International Women's Day and Girl Up. Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girl campaign, engages girls to take action. Led by a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates raising awareness and funds, Girl Up's efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.
7-7:45pm: Networking and Cocktails
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About Diamonds Unleashed
DIAMONDS UNLEASHED is a "profits with a purpose" brand founded by world-renowned jewelry designer Kara Ross to promote and support women's empowerment. Ross believes that women are like diamonds; beautiful, strong, multifaceted and brilliant. Through DIAMONDS UNLEASHED, Ross is provoking meaningful action for the causes of women, disrupting the status quo and exploring ways to design the future of women's rights. Through DIAMONDS UNLEASHED, the symbolism of a diamond is extended to stand for women's strength, independence and solidarity. For more information please visit DiamondsUnleashed.org
About Samsung 837
Located at 837 Washington Street in New York City's Meatpacking District, Samsung 837 is the first of its kind technology playground and cultural destination for consumers, creators, tech enthusiasts and community members. A physical manifestation of the Samsung Brand, 837 is a flagship experience center at the convergence of humanity and technology that underscores how Samsung's full portfolio of signature services and technology – ranging from mobile devices to home appliances – can make your life better.
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