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Friday Virtual Luncheon: A Deep Dive into the Life of an Entrepreneur: How She Got There, How She Grows It...

  • 09/11/2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Zoom


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BCPWN Friday Virtual Luncheon: A Deep Dive into the Life of an Entreprenuer -- How She Got There, How She Grows It...

Owning your own business presents an abundance of rewards...and maybe a few challenges!  Join us for a dynamic conversation with a group of female entrepreneurs with businesses in the health/wellness, fashion, and luxury design industries. Hear first-hand how they began their businesses, what inspires them, how they maintain and nurture their businesses, and how the pandemic has affected their day-to-day operations.

Zoom log in credentials will be sent 24-hours in advance to all registered attendees. 

Meet Our Panelists:

Vanessa Rissetto, MS, RD, CDN, Co-Founder, Culina Health

Vanessa Rissetto is Registered Dietitian with over nine years of experience in clinical and private practice, uniquely combined with a wealth of experience in Sales, Marketing and Media. Professional skills developed at New York University and Mount Sinai Hospital, specializing in bariatric surgery, parenteral and enteral nutrition, infectious diseases, and adult weight management levels I and II. Built strategy to grow start-up nutrition consulting app (Rise) that was then sold to a major medical tech company (One Medical). Recognized by Essence Magazine as one of the ‘5 Black Female Nutritionists Who Will Change The Way You Think About Food’. Vanessa graduated from Fordham University with a BA in History and New York University with a Master's in Marketing. Learn more about her nutrition practice at https://culinahealth.com .

Blanche Garcia, Principal, B. garcia Designs 

Famously known as a designer who goes against the grain in an industry so fixated on trends, Interior Designer and Entrepreneur Blanche Garcia’s aesthetic is not one that can be labeled. Instead, her design is looked upon as a lifestylethat is individual to her and especially to each of her clients. Long before her days as a successful Interior Designer, Garcia found her love of construction while volunteering at the age of 12 for nonprofit building projects around the country with her mother. It was there that she learned to develop construction crafts such as electrical, drywall and tile work, among many others.  Her determination paved the way for Blanche to study Interior Design, obtaining a degree in the field from Willsey Institute of Interior Design and Berkley, New York.  In 2011, Garcia starred as a contestant on the season 6 interior design reality competition series "Design Star," on HGTV. It was there, where she introduced to the world her unique style of mixing eco-friendly materials with touches of luxury.  Today, Blanche is a certified Interior Designer with over 23 years of experience in hospitality, residential, and commercial design and is the owner of B. garcia Designs based in Montclair, New Jersey. She is a “Green Design” LEED Accredited Professional through the United States Green Building Commission. She is also a member of ASID and a “WELL AP” design professional, which utilizes healthy concepts to promote human health and wellness within the built environment.  Learn more at www.bgarciadesigns.com . 

Yansi Fugel, Founder, Tux Couture

Yansi embraced fashion at an early age, learning to sew from her mother and inheriting her sense of style. The joy of thinking & visualizing something and the emotional importance of craft, the art of the process to bring it to life is her passion. From her education at FIT, to her many years owning her own retail store and namesake label, Yansi understands how to fit the female body and truly knows what women want. Dressing women in confidence is her mission. Yansi’s latest venture is a line of sustainable tuxedos made expressly for women, Tux Couture (tux-couture.com).

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