Women in Business 2013

Building and Sustaining Your Business Through Innovation

More than 300 women gathered at the Stamford Hilton, on Wednesday May 15th for Moffly Media’s 6th annual “Women in Business” event. A cocktail networking reception kicked off the evening with dozens of sponsors showcasing samples and demonstrations of their products and services specifically geared towards women.

The theme of the evening focused on Building and Sustaining Your Business Through Innovation, with all the speakers sharing their personal experiences and how they each sustain their businesses through innovation in the ever changing economic climate. The audience included professional women, women business owners, as well as women simply networking to gain future employment.

Women in Business featured a dynamic panel of speakers, moderated by Emmy Award winning NYC Television News Anchor and Reporter Kendra Farn, Founder of P Garyn Productions; panelists included Virginia P’an, Founder and CEO of Yumi EcoSolutions, a company that has developed a line of eco-friendly products that include plant-based disposable dinner ware; Florence Quinn, President of Quinn & Co. Public Relations, and Founder of MOO Chocolates, Children’s Chocolates LLC, Jackie Ekholm.

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Kendra Farn

Kendra Farn – Moderator

Kendra Farn is a veteran TV news reporter and anchor. The Emmy Award winning Farn, served as a correspondent for the CBS Evening News and has been reporting and producing television news for over 20 years.  Most recently, Kendra founded her own video production company, P Garyn Productions with her husband Noah Finz.

Virginia Pan

Virginia P'an
Founder and CEO Yumi EcoSolutions

Founder and CEO of Yumi EcoSolutions. Virginia launched Yumi EcoSolutions, the eco-friendly products company for the 21st century with the only plant-based dinnerware and packaging products used at home, by restaurants and by food companies. Virginia enjoys this new venture because she is contributing to a better and healthier world by giving people the choice to replace plastics with energy saving, renewable, biodegradable and compostable plant based alternatives.

Florence Quinn

Florence Quinn
President Quinn & Co. Public Relations

Founder & President of Quinn & Co. Public Relations, a 30+ person firm that specializes in Real Estate, Travel and Food, Wine + Spirits. Clients include Starwood, Wyndham, Westin and Waldorf Astoria Hotels, W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island and Fly.com to name a few.  Florence currently is spearheading the agency's Integrated PR leadership initiative that employs multiple platforms, including digital media.

Jackie Echolm

Jackie Ekholm
Founder MOO Chocolates Children’s Chocolates LLC

Founder of MOO Organic Children's Chocolates, a children's organic chocolate company. Initial distribution in Whole Foods, Dean & Deluca, Fairway, Aux Delices and now available nationwide. Prior to founding her own company Jackie was a Brand Manager and Analyst at Procter & Gamble in Geneva, Switzerland and Brand Manager at Estee Lauder, Holland.


Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor



Signature Sponsors


Marietta C

Splurge Joyride Cycling Studio Winston Flowers


Exhale Mind Body Studio

Morgan Stanley Massage Envy


Southern Connecticut Dermatology

Francine Home Collection BMW of Bridgeport Lux Bond & Green


Susan Marocco Interiors

Michele Sinacore Events Arthur Murray Dance Studios


Food Sponsors

Collyer Catering EOS Greek Cuisine Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar DiMare Pastry Shop
Palmer's Fine Food and Catering Susan Kane Pinkberry Festivities

Digital Partners

Over 40 Females             CT Food Bank       FCCF

Greenwich United Way         Dress for Success      Junior League of Greenwich

  YWCA Greenwich    

A portion of the proceeds was donated to:

Breast Cancer Alliance

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