Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

The patio had ivy garlands running up the roof of the tent. Clear plastic panels revealed a blurry view of the West and the Hudson River and South down 7th Avenue. The Apartment at the Hudson Hotel on Wednesday, May 15th was buzzing with busy women entrepreneurs and investors at the Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and Deloitte & Touche cocktail reception honoring women in the entrepreneurial and investment community. Brobeck's Lisa Tribel greeted me and introduced me to Brobeck's partner Ellen Corenswet, Deloitte & Touche's Sara Hawes and director of business development Barbara Horvath, director Rebecca Reilly and partner Janet Moran. Consultant Wendy Stahl and I chatted about upcoming events while other notable women like Springboard's Amy Milman and Pace Wildenstein Gallery's Andrea Schwartz mingled with friends. North Haven Partners' Adele Morrisette was breezing in to catch the scene and told me her firm just closed on three transactions and has more in the shoot! I had the opportunity to meet up with Kenna Tech's Barbara Handelin, Venrock's Stephanie Batchelor, Erica Lana, Grove Street LLC's Elaine Gilde, Trade Settelement's president/CEO Pat Loret de Mola and Transperfect Translations president & CEO Liz Elting.

The petite hors d'oeuvres and crisp white wine were refreshing in the slightly muggy Spring day; the sunset was delightful and the networking simply divine! Watch this space for more recaps of other fantastic event recaps like this one!