Browsing articles tagged with " The Diva Lounge"

INVITE: After Work – Getting on Boards (NYC)

Oct 15, 2015   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, Invites  //  No Comments

Board directorships can be rewarding and potentially lucrative positions.  But how do you best position yourself as a credible candidate and leverage your professional skills? Our panel of experts who specialize in board recruitment, or are on boards themselves, will share valuable insights on the best ways to secure corporate board or non-profit board seats.

Panelists: Professor Noreena Hertz (Board Member: Warner Music Group, RWE AG), Matrice Ellis-Kirk (Board Member: President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, North Texas Tollway Authority and The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation) and Ellie Wheeler (Principal, Greycroft Partners).  Read panelist bios HERE

Monday October 26, 2015

7:00pm: Doors Open | 7:30pm: Live Discussion | 8:15pmChampagne Reception

Soho House: 29-35 Ninth Avenue (btwn 13th/14th Streets)



INVITE: After Work With Women in Tech (NYC)

Oct 5, 2015   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, Invites  //  No Comments

Join us on October 13th to hear from three women in technology, who not only innovate within their own organizations, but also foster innovation in others.  Rachel Weiss is Head of Digital at L’Oreal and spearheaded L’Oreal’s Women in Digital initiative.  Soraya Darabi is the founder of, which curates ethically minded clothing online.   And Brooke Hammerling is the founder of Brew PR known for being one of the most forward thinking tech PR agencies around.

Tuesday October 13, 2015

6:30pm: Doors Open | 7:00pm: Live Discussion | 7:45pmCocktail Reception

Squarespace HQ: 28 Mercer Street, 2nd Floor

Tickets Available HERE


Durga Entertainment Awards Filmmaker Grant

Sep 24, 2015   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog  //  No Comments

We were thrilled to join our friends from Durga Entertainment as they presented the second annual Durga Entertainment Filmmaker Grant to writer/director Olivia Newman during the opening reception of IFP Film Week.  The award, presented in conjunction with IFP (Independent Film Project), supports independent filmmakers who are balancing their careers with parenthood.  We are honored to continue working with partners who support female creatives.

Read more in The Hollywood Reporter: Olivia Newman Awarded Durga Filmmaker Grant



(L to R) Shayna (The Diva Lounge), Alannah Rafferty (Durga), Kishori Rajan (Durga), Olivia Newman (grant recipient), Joana Vicente (IFP), Sean McManus (IFP), Ritu Singh-Pande (Founder, Durga)

 Photo Credit: Kelsey C. Doyle

INVITE: sweat X sounds X senses (NYC)

Sep 10, 2015   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, Invites  //  No Comments
Please join us for sweat X sounds X senses, an interactive wellness experience.
Noted fitness expert and Under Amour athlete Natalie Uhling will lead guests in a high-impact “NUFit Workout” (her very own method which fuses the best of kickboxing, dance and toning) to the live sounds of electric violinist Sarah Hurley (Julliard music).  Immediately following, guests will have the opportunity to stimulate their senses during an invigorating introduction to wellness expert Victorine Deych’s line of organic oils, “Sex, Drugs & Rock N’ Roll.”  Fresh juices and organic bites will also be available.

NYC: After Work with Norma Kamali

Aug 30, 2015   //   by Shayna D   //   Events, New York City  //  No Comments

Esteemed fashion designer and entrepreneur Norma Kamali joined #WIEAfterWork to discuss her 30+ (!!!) years in the fashion industry.

Special thank you to our partner, Soho House for hosting.







INVITE: After Work with Norma Kamali (NYC)

Jul 22, 2015   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, Invites  //  No Comments

Please join us for the next installment of After Work featuring noted fashion designer Norma Kamali

Tuesday August 18, 2015

6:30pm: Doors Open | 7:00pm: Live Discussion | 7:45pmCocktail Reception

Soho House: 29-35 Ninth Ave (btwn 13th/14th Streets)

Tickets Available:

Norma Kamali - After Work

About Norma: 

Norma Kamali is an iconic designer who has created unforgettable pieces: The Sleeping Bag Coat, Farrah Fawcett’s Red Swim Suit, and The Parachute Dress. She is known for her innovative yet timeless approach to fashion. Norma’s career spans over four decades and her designs are recognized worldwide. Her clothing is coveted by top celebrities and stylists alike. Norma Kamali is not only known for her swim collection, but her other bodies of work includes timeless modern clothing in every classification. Beauty, health and wellness is clearly woven into her DNA. That DNA, along her understanding of the human form sets her apart from all others.

Norma Kamali has won numerous awards for her designs, as well as for her fashion films, architecture and interior design. The influence she has on the fashion industry can be seen throughout her career. Norma has been ahead of the curve in fashion but also in other areas as well. The no makeup, makeup collection in the early 90’s, her fitness line of technical active clothing, and her early use of the internet in the 90’s to interact directly with her clients are a few examples. Her 3D films, involvement in virtual and augmented reality for education, entertainment, and fashion all used in unique way to tell the story of her brand.

Norma’s clients have worn her clothes throughout the years and they have defined each decade with her designs. Celebrities like Madonna, Farrah Fawcett, Cher, and Raquel Welch to name a few. Today Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Sofia Vergara, Chrissy Teigen, Nicki Minaj and Lady GaGa have all worn Kamali’s designs.