Monday, October 23, 2000

New York Social Scene reported by ~ Joanna Fabozzi

* Another E-Bellion
Moving forward to the Revolution Bar located uptown, I was greeted at the door by David Boorstin. I managed to make my way through the hungry crowd of networkers, check my coat and find myself between Christian Fiorello, COO OF Hireplanet and Michael Den Blaker, president and CEO of Hireplanet. HirePlanet is the largest ECN (Employment Communications Network). With recruiting and technical expertise, HirePlanet created a recruiting system called R.O.E.S (Recruitment Order Execution System). HirePlanet harnessed the power of R.O.E.S and created a way for Corporate Recruiters, Employment Agencies and Jobseekers to communicate in a more effective manner. R.O.E.S allows companies to receive Free Job Postings and Free Resume Database Access. It also allows us to manage that data at NO CHARGE! R.O.E.S absorbs recruiting costs and allows employers and agencies to create their very own database for resumes and Job Postings. It also provides an execution system that allows them to communicate with a potential applicant (jobseeker) at the click of a button. We began chatting endlessly about networking, fruity drinks and scuba diving in Hawaii and The Keys. I then recognized Barbara Close from, and she soon introduced me to Mandy Moore from Digital Impact. Jumpcut Gilad Block was with Jason Parrish CEO of Kurion, and then I was off to another event.

* Your exclusive invitation
Brings you to Internet Press at the Manhattan Center Studios grand ballroom. The room was full of companies exhibiting their niche offerings with laptops spread around the room. I was pleasantly surprised to notice the large-screen TV in the back corner broadcasting the World Series. And the Yankees were ahead! Go yanks! While watching the game and eating the sinful hors d'oeuvres being passed around, I began speaking with Jay Pillai from Fat Pipe. I also met Ted Dixon from Flonetwork and Ted Ladd from Websense. The event ended soon, with all attendees piling into the elevators to continue networking on their way home.

* Women on the Web
Monday brought me to the Japan Society building on the Upper East Side and the panel discussion "The Power of Women on the Web." Rosemary Brisco, founder and CEO of; Grace Fromm, COO of; and Lisa Gersh Hall, COO of Oxygen Media, discussed the importance of content on the Web and the un-penetrated women's market. The Web has created a new revolution for women. We have the opportunity now more than ever to run our careers, rather than an organization choosing a path for us. Despite the technical difficulties, the interaction with the panel and crowd was dynamic and inspiring. Closing the discussion with a chance to network and sip a glass of wine, I met Mark Frieser from and Catherine Dovan from I>path.