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Women Inspiring Women: Brunch Panel Discussion

March 12, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Madison Ballroom

Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month with Minted Media Production’s inaugural in-person panel discussion, Women Inspiring Women.

Hear their stories, get inspired and network with likeminded people at this event. Guests will enjoy light brunch food & coffee will be provided. This event is in benefit of Apparel Industry Board Inc. (AIBI), see below for more information on this amazing non-profit organization.

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2023 Moderator: Brenda Levesque, works in the financial services industry and creatively focuses on fashion & style, including hosting a segment on instagram entitled, Talk is Chic.

Lan Ho, is a Vietnamese-American entrepreneur and board-certified pharmacist. She is the founder and CEO of Fat Miilk, a direct-trade Vietnamese coffee company specializing in the Robusta varietal. Dr. Ho uses her platform to educate and celebrate cultural realities by remixing food and beverage traditions. Fat Miilk will open its Chicago flagship storefront this Summer in the Uptown neighborhood. You can find Fat Miilk coffee beans in Foxtrot Markets, plus other local retailers. The company has been featured in Daily Coffee News, Eater, Time Out, and Bon Appétit.

Diana Davila, is an Executive Chef and Owner of Mi Tocaya Antojeria located in Chicago’s Logan Square. She began working in her parents’ taqueria at a mere 10 years of age. She attended culinary school in Oaxaca and after gaining experience working with chefs in Chicago and Washington D.C., she opened her restaurant in 2017. She was named Best New Chef in 2018, since then the accolades and recognition in major publications has not stopped. In 2022, Chef Diana was featured on Netflix’s Iron Chef Mexico.

Priya Shah is the Executive Director and Founder of The Simple Good, a non-profit with the mission to connect the meaning of good from around the world, empowering youth to become positive activists through art and discussion. Shah was nominated for Forbes 30 Under 30 and is also a speaker with the Peace is Loud Bureau who promotes female change makers promoting peace around the world.

Elaine Frei, is the founder of LUFT BALLONS. Frei aims to be bold in color, an innovator in design and a driver in social change…with balloons. She believes that this simple party element is the punctuation to celebration and can do more than just party. Recently a B-corp, LUFT has committed to using their platform as a force of good, not just profit, by strengthening their local community through robust give-back initiatives. LUFT has been featured on Good Morning America, Chicago Parent, ABC7 and many more.

Women Inspiring Women was created in 2022 via Instagram lives, in order to share women’s entrepreneurial stories and inspire future entrepreneurs to launch their own business.

Apparel Board Industry Inc. — For 35 years, Apparel Industry Board, Inc. (AIBI) has worked to support the local sewn products industry and nurture garment businesses based in the Greater Chicago area through mentoring programs, scholarships, educational seminars, technical training, and the retention and creation of jobs. Today, AIBI stays true to its mission by creating educational material, facilitating entrepreneurial support, producing fashion events, and building community among the thousands that make up the local Fashion and Apparel industries.

March 12, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Madison Ballroom

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