An afternoon of growing and networking, presented by Women’s Weekly’s The Executive Leadership Program.

Monday, October 15, 2012
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Washington DC

Come hear from three distinguished panelists who bring three unique perspectives to “Having It All.”  Is there a “New Normal?”  Is there a consensus view of “Normal?”  What are the next challenges for women?  Join our panelists for a dialogue and real conversation as we continue to learn, grow, evolve, and innovate. Take-away a plethora of valuable knowledge and experience.

11:30 Reception in the Courtyard
Noon Luncheon and Program in the Promenade
Followed by Lively Q & A
More Networking



Teresa has combined a career in federal government contracting at IBM, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Sapient as a mother of two sons, now ages 28 and 26, and a grandmother.  Teresa readily admits of having different success levels of work-life balance throughout her career and shares what and how ”having it all” successfully means to her.  In addition to receiving numerous awards, Teresa was recently named a Top 25 Consultant by Consulting Magazine in 2011 and recently profiled as one of Forbes’ Top Women in DC.

When New York-based behemoth tapped a local Bank of America lender to lead and build a five-person team, who did they tap?  Diane ZanettiDiane has an established and highly successful career in the banking industry, as well as being actively involved in the community.  Now, Diane combines career while raising two daughters, ages 5 and 6.  How does she do it?  How does she define and adapt to ”the new normal?”  Diane is ready to share.

Allison was a writer on two Emmy winning seasons of The West Wing and a writer and producer for the highly rated Without a Trace. She has also written for NCIS, as well as pilots for both ABC and FOX, and produced for HBO.  With a 17 year-old son and a six year-old daughter, Allison is also the co-founder of the D.C. Women in Film and Television’s Web Lab to develop and mentor local talent in digital content creation and a passionate advocate for ending the sex trafficking of children in the United States. The eleven-year gap between children must be part of what keeps Allison so young and vibrant.  Let’s find out.

About Washington DC Women’s Weekly
Washington Women’s Weekly is dedicated to helping professional women achieve their greatest potential through the guidance, leadership and inspiration of other highly accomplished women. The philosophy in creating this venue is to connect powerful women in Washington, DC with the next generation of trailblazers. Research shows that highly successful professionals reach their potential through mentors, role models, networking and knowledge. Washington Women’s Weekly combines these tools to help women move into the upper echelons of businesses and organizations as well as becoming enterprising entrepreneurs.

The Westin Georgetown Hotel
2350 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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Aidah Fontenot of Aidah Collection

Aidah Fontenot of Aidah Collection

Sip With Socialites’ Michele Hudson will be present to cover the event.

Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13, 2012
Virginia Beach VA

Please join us in celebrating the Fall Fashions from the many retailers of Town Center and Pembroke Mall! The runway shows will also feature both local and national fashion designers throughout the weekend.

DC's Aidah Collection to be featured in Virginia Beach's Fall Fashion Weekend


October 12th at 6:30pm
October 13th at noon & 6:30pm
Fountain Plaza, Town Center

Sip With Socialites' Michele Hudson

Sip With Socialites’ Michele Hudson




Experience the creativity of renowned international designers on a local stage. Bright lights and pumping music highlight the Fall Fashions…
Featuring designs from bevello, Caché, B Original, Sears, Kohl’s and many others!


Visit with the featured designers, event sponsors and others from the fashion industry!

DC's Aidah Collection to be featured in Virginia Beach's Fall Fashion Weekend




Be the first to check out the work of undiscovered talent in the realm of fashion! This competition will spotlight a new generation of innovative designers across multiple genres of fashion.


Showcasing Fall Fashions and providing the opportunity for fashionistas to meet and mingle with their favorite designers!  Featured designers to include Tsvety, Aidah, Terrell Taylor, Mikasa La’ Charles and Bobby Macc!


Visit with the featured designers, event sponsors and others from the fashion industry!

This weekend is free and open to the public and is a non-profit event. For more information, please visit www.vabeachtowncenter.com or www.neptunefestival.com

Fall Fashion Weekend will have 3 runway shows, all produced by Neptune Festival and sponsored by the Art Institute of Virginia Beach. Other major sponsors include Sumatra Salon and Spa, bevello, B Original, Cache, Coastal Edge and Kohl’s.

Town Center of Virginia Beach
222 Central Park Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

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A Night in Monte Carlo Benefiting Dress For Success Dallas

A night of fun and games to support a great cause

Friday, October 19, 2012
6:30PM – 10:00PM
Dallas TX

3rd Annual Casino Fundraiser for Dress for Success Dallas will celebrate the grand opening of the beautiful new Stone Briar location in Frisco, The Limited sent the SWAT team from their corporate offices to re-imagine our space…
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An elegant evening of celebrating art, culture, business and philanthropy luminaries.

Monday, October 15, 2012
New York NY

Each October, more than 400 of the nation’s top opinion leaders from the communities of art, culture, business and philanthropy, come together in Manhattan to recognize the achievements of those who have exhibited outstanding leadership in the arts, arts education, advocacy, and philanthropy, and to address the importance of supporting such issues nationwide. Held during National Arts and Humanities Month, the evening will include a cocktail hour followed by a seated dinner with a special performance by YoungArts graduates. Artists Committee member and Vanity Fair Photographer at Large, Todd Eberle will be taking one-of-a-kind Polaroid portraits, the proceeds of which will benefit Americans for the Arts. Artwork by world-renowned visual artist Julie Mehretu will also be on view throughout the evening.

Americans for the Arts 2012 National Arts Awards

6:30 p.m. Cocktail reception
7:30 p.m. Seated dinner and presentations
9:00 p.m. Dessert and performance by YoungArts, presentations continue

Event Host

Americans for the Arts

Maria Bell

Event Co-Chairs

Jody Allen
Sarah Arison
Edythe and Eli Broad
The Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation
Isabella and Theodor Dalenson
Julie and Edward J. Minskoff

2012 Benefit Committee

John Baldessari
Bill Bell
Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond J. Learsy
Paula and James Crown
Todd Eberle and Richard Pandiscio
Gail and Alfred Engelberg
Emily Wei Rales and Mitchell P. Rales
Agnes Gund
Justine and Jeff Koons
Marin Mazzie
Audra McDonald
Tobias Meyer and Mark Fletcher
Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis
Nora C. and James M. Orphanides
Mrs. Lily Safra



2012 National Arts Awards Honorees

Legendary investor and Microsoft co-founder, Paul G. Allen will receive the Eli and Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts

Author, filmmaker, and co-founder of YoungArts and the Presidential Scholars in the Arts Program Lin Arison will receive the Arts Education Award

Tony Award®-winning stage, film, and television actor Brian Stokes Mitchell will receive the 2012 Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts

Grammy® nominated singer Josh Groban will receive the Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award

Acclaimed painter and artists’ rights advocate James Rosenquist will receive the Isabella and Theodor Dalenson Lifetime Achievement Award

Americans for the Arts also announces AXA Art Insurance Corporation to receive the 2012 Corporate Citizenship in the Arts Award

Honorees will receive an award designed in 2009 by celebrated artist Jeff Koons, Americans for the Arts’ Artists Committee member and former National Arts Awards honoree of Artistic Achievement.

2012 Award Presenters

Mikhail Baryshnikov
Renée Fleming
Agnes Gund
Martin Margulies
Bebe Neuwirth
Richard Serra

Underwriter $50,000
Benefactor $25,000
Sponsor $15,000
Patron $10,000
Sustainer $5,000
Supporter $2,500

2012 Sponsors

Acquavella Galleries
The Herb Alpert Foundation
AXA Equitable
The Bell Family Foundation
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
The Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation
Isabella and Theodor Dalenson
Gagosian Gallery
Julie and Edward J. Minskoff

About Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

Cipriani 42nd Street
110 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

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