13th Annual Women's Forum by the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce
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Join us for our 13th Annual Women's Forum honoring our Woman of the Year,
Christy Kinsman of The Angel Cooperative
Christy Kinsman is co-owner of The Angel Cooperative, an interior decorator and a home stager. Christy has been in retail for almost 15 years, owning The Little House Shoppe from 2011-2017. She has been featured on HGTV and HGTV.com. She is the Reader's Choice for Best Home Stager 2018 (Ridgefield Magazine). Christy has been an active member of The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce serving on the Retail Council and as Chair of the Board. She has been a model for the annual Ann's Place Fashion Show and a contestant for the RVNA's Spelling Bee. She enjoys being a member of the Ridgefield Playhouse Gala Committee. She is also President of the Board for her daughter's charity BearHug. Christy holds a Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She credits her parents with instilling in her the importance of family, community and country.
This years event will feature a lovely brunch, networking, dynamic speakers, shopping and relaxation/beauty stations built around the theme "Lift as you Climb." Our speaker lineup is as follows:
Sally Helgesen is a leadership consultant and author of the book How Women Rise being released in April 2018.
Amy Polacko is a former award-winning journalist and now runs a multi-million dollar vegan health and wellness business. She is an Executive Regional Vice President with Arbonne International and has built a global business team from the ground up. Amy is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and worked as a newspaper and television reporter for over ten years, winning part of a team Pulitzer Prize at Newsday. She later transitioned to public relations, working as a PR executive for Pepsi and then as the Editorial Director at Vassar College. Amy is a Ridgefielder who is an advocate for small businesses, has run several networking groups, and believes great things happen when entrepreneurs support each other.
Martha Evans Morris, LMSW has spent her life fascinated by human connection, growth and empowerment. Professionally that has taken the form of two parallel career tracks: Social Work/Counseling and Marketing/Advertising. She has a Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University, with a specialization in children and families. She worked with women and children who are survivors of domestic violence at My Sister’s Place in White Plains, NY, with children and adolescents in a clinical setting at Yale Child Study, volunteered as a Stephen Minister and is a current member of Project Resilience here in town. Bookending her social work endeavors she has worked in marketing and advertising for book and magazine publishing ventures - running TownVibe, publisher of Ridgefield Magazine, for the past several years with her husband Geoffrey. This year Martha returned to her Social Work roots in earnest and opened a private clinical therapy practice on Bailey Avenue focusing on adolescents and adults. Martha and Geoffrey live in Ridgefield and have two daughters - ages 13 and 17.
Relaxation/Beauty Station Features:
The Alexander Technique
Meet Your Power Animal
Check back as we add more!