New York, NY, August 06, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Savvy Ladies, a non-profit organization providing personal finance education and resources for women to help them plan for the future, will honor Alexandra Lebenthal and Stephanie Newby at the 10th Annual Savvy Ladies Benefit Gala, Celebrating the new face of business: today’s female entrepreneur. The Gala will be held on Thursday, October 15th at the famed NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in New York City.
Alexandra Lebenthal, CEO of Lebenthal Holdings, will receive the first-ever Sayra Fischer Lebenthal Award for Professional Excellence in Finance, named in honor of her grandmother, who in 1925 co-founded Lebenthal & Company with her husband Louis. After his death, Sayra became the first women to run a brokerage firm. Carrying on the family tradition, Alexandra Lebenthal is one of the most recognized women on Wall Street. Like her grandmother she has continued to make history by creating the top woman-owned capital markets business, and most recently a successful wealth and asset management business.
Stephanie Newby, CEO of Crimson Hexagon and Founder of Golden Seeds, will receive the Savvy Ladies Change Maker of the Year Award, given to an individual who has made a significant difference in the financial lives of women. Newby wanted to change corporate culture by creating leadership opportunities for women and ultimately, fostering more female executives. She founded Golden Seeds in 2004, an investment firm that provides early-stage funding for women-led businesses. The company has grown to one of the largest funders in the country, investing over $75 million into 72 companies. Stephanie continues to lead and innovate as CEO of Crimson Hexagon, a provider of social media analytics software for leading brands and agencies.
“I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than by celebrating the accomplishments of these extraordinary business leaders, or a more appropriate place than the NASDAQ MarketSite,” said Savvy Ladies Founder and Board Chair Stacy Francis. “Both Alexandra and Stephanie are icons who have challenged convention and become powerful influences on the role that women play as entrepreneurs. They inspire us to be leaders and reflect the Savvy Ladies mission that all women need to be leaders of their financial lives.”
About Savvy Ladies
Savvy Ladies is a non-profit organization that provides personal finance education and resources for women of all walks of life. Its unique programming has helped over 12,000 women across the spectrum of age, life experience, and income level to identify their goals and make proactive choices about their finances. Savvy Ladies offers over 50 programs and events each year that broadly disseminates financial planning resources and creates a secure forum for women to network and ask financially-related questions. Savvy Ladies offers a free, confidential financial helpline for women who have specific questions that require a one-on-one consultation with a Certified Financial Planner™. The Savvy Ladies organization is unique in that it is completely independent of any financial institution or company.
10th Annual Savvy Ladies Benefit Gala
Thursday, October 15, 2015
4 Times Square, New York
For more information or interviews with Stacy Francis, Alexandra Lebenthal and Stephanie Newby contact:
Lisa Ernst, Executive Director