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Program Two, New York

 

Introducing the 33 women entrepreneurs enrolled in our second business education program in partnership with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Babson College and LaGuardia Community College. Meet the scholars and get to know their businesses.

 

 

LAURA ADAZA

Owner, Royal Photo Booth

 

Royal Photo Booth provides photo booth rentals for any occasion throughout the Tri-state area. Laura joined the program to grow her business and to learn strategic hiring tools.

 

 

CHRISTINA BHAN

Co-Owner, My Sweet Brigadeiro

 

My Sweet Brigadeiro specializes in brigadeiros, which are traditional Brazilian sweets, offering over 25 natural and organic flavors. Christina joined the program to determine which opportunities are best for her business.

 

 

LISA BURNS-RAWLINSON

Founder & President, SHR Resource Partners, Inc.

 

SHR Resource Partners is an IT consulting and staffing company. Lisa joined the program to focus on strategic growth.

 

 

REGINA CHOI

Co-Owner, Long Island City Pharmacy

 

Long Island City Pharmacy provides health services, such as prescriptions and counseling on health issues. Regina joined the program for business and management skills to help her run her business efficiently and deliver exceptional service to the community.

 

 

TZE CHUN

Founder & CEO, Uprise Art

 

Uprise Art is a highly curated online gallery of contemporary artwork. Tze joined the program to gain advisors and to learn key entrepreneurial skills that are necessary for growing a business.

 

 

ANISHKA CLARKE

President & Co-Owner, Ishka Designs

 

Ishka Designs is a commercial and high-end residential interior design services company specializing in custom furnishings. Anishka joined the program for practical solutions to overcome her current business challenges.

 

 

DANIELLE COLDING

Owner, Danielle Colding Design

 

Danielle Colding Design is an interior design consulting firm that provides full-scale management services for residential and commercial projects. Danielle joined the program to receive input on expanding her business through media.

 

 

ALEXA DIAZ

Operator & Owner, Niña Bonilla Lavanderia

 

N.B. Laundry (NiƱa Bonilla Lavanderia) is a full-service, coin-operated laundromat located in the borough of East Newark, NJ. Alexa joined the program to learn how to scale her business.

 

 

CAROL DYER

President & Owner, CareOne Staffing

 

CareOne Staffing is a firm focused on placing temporary IT and administrative professionals. Carol joined the program to engage and collaborate with other business owners.

 

 

DARA EPSTEIN

Executive Director & Co-Owner, SmartSitting

 

SmartSitting is a childcare agency providing assistance to families and babysitters with temporary and long-term childcare requests. Dara joined the program to be a part of the community of women entrepreneurs.

 

 

CHRISSY FICHTL

President & Co-Owner, Apotheke Co.

 

Apotheke is a Brooklyn-based, all-natural soap and candle factory offering private-label manufacturing as well as a branded line of soaps, candles and skin-care products. Chrissy joined the program to find the best direction to grow her business.

 

 

LAURA FORER

President & Owner, Waltzing Matilda’s Bakery NYC

 

Waltzing Matilda's Bakery NYC is an online bakery with delivery in Manhattan and the surrounding areas and shipping throughout the US. Laura joined the program for practical solutions to overcome her current business challenges.

 

 

JEANINE HAYS

Founder & Creative Director, AphroChic

 

AphroChic is a textile company that offers a distinctive line of pillows with re-creations of cultural patterns. Jeanine joined the program to be part of a network of small business owners working to achieve similar goals.

 

 

DANA HORK

Founder & CEO, REFINE

 

REFINE is a women's apparel brand dedicated to elevating everyday essentials using the highest quality fabrics. Dana joined the program for a strategic perspective on growing her business.

 

 

JOSEPHINE JANSEN

Sole Proprietor, Snack Dragon

 

Snack Dragon reinterprets fast food by offering delicious made-to-order tacos in a unique and colorful environment. Josephine joined the program to gain leadership and management skills.

 

 

BEA JOHNSTON

CEO & Director, Brand Excitement

 

Brand Excitement is a design, marketing and strategy firm providing design, advertising and consulting services to small business owners in the service sector. Bea joined the program for advice and insight on running a sustainable, successful business.

 

 

AZRA A. KHALFAN

Manager, Plaques by Azra

 

Plaques by Azra designs awards, signs, banners and promotional products. Azra was inspired to join the program after hearing positive reviews from the first Tory Burch Foundation Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses class.

 

 

CAROLYN LANZETTA

Founder & Co-Owner, Plum Print

 

Plum Print takes children's artwork and transforms it into beautiful coffee-table books, preserving it for years to come. Carolyn joined the program to learn about employee management, finance, operational efficiency, digital marketing and social media.

 

 

TIMBERLY LEITE

Speech Language Pathologist & Owner, Innovative Therapy Solutions

 

Innovative Therapy Solutions is a pediatric therapy center providing speech therapy, occupational therapy and special education services to children ages 2-13. Timberly joined the program to develop a strong, clear path for growth.

 

 

SAFFO MARTELLI

Managing Partner & Co-Owner, Bravo Holiday Residences

 

Bravo Holiday Residences is a travel agency specializing in luxury villa rentals in Italy. Saffo joined the program to improve her budgeting and to approach her business from new perspectives.

 

 

MARY D. MOLINA

Owner, Lola Granola Bar

 

Lola Granola Bar is an all-natural, soy-, dairy- and gluten-free energy bar packed with protein and locally sourced ingredients. Mary joined the program to learn leadership skills and tools to increase brand exposure.

 

 

DIPALI PATWA

President & Owner, Masala Baby

 

Masala Baby is a Brooklyn-based modern luxury children’s lifestyle brand defined by a global Indian aesthetic. Dipali joined the program to develop a strategic five-year plan and to understand how to find equity investors and capital.

 

 

SIMONE S. PEELE

President & Owner, A New World Contracting Co.

 

A New World Contracting Co. is a construction management services company specializing in masonry and interior finishes. Simone believes the program will help her navigate a male-dominated field.

 

 

JUDY ROSS

Designer & Owner, Judy Ross Textiles

 

Judy Ross Textiles is a design firm that produces hand-embroidered pillows, throws, scarves and fabrics made in India as well as hand-knotted rugs made in Nepal. Judy joined the program to learn about marketing and to take her company to the next level.

 

 

TARA SEAWRIGHT

President & Owner, Tara Seawright, Inc.

 

Tara Seawright specializes in interior design services for high-net-worth individuals. It also offers consulting services for businesses. Tara joined the program for the expertise and guidance to help her move her business forward.

 

 

DAYNA SESSA

Principal & Owner, Datanomy Group LLC

 

Datanomy Group LLC is a boutique management consulting firm specializing in business analytics and data science. Dayna joined the program to smoothly scale her workforce by learning strategic hiring practices and to find solutions to common problems she faces in her business.

 

 

BREANNE SIMPSON

Founder & CEO, Brejer

 

Inspired by her Hispanic and Japanese heritage, Brejer is a lifestyle brand offering a variety of home goods like pillows, tableware and stationary. Breanne is in the program because she wants to take a step back from day-to-day operations and develop a plan to move her business forward.

 

 

MARISA CLAIRE SMITH

CEO & Owner, Sweet Roots NYC

 

Sweet Roots NYC delivers farm-to-table ingredients and menu options to busy New Yorkers in order to help them embrace a healthy lifestyle and to support local and organic farms. Marisa joined the program to refine her marketing strategy and to develop a five-year plan.

 

 

CYRILLA SUWARSA

Owner, Nuts + Nuts

 

Nuts + Nuts is a farm-direct roasted cashew nut company using a family recipe and fresh, all-natural ingredients. Cyrilla joined the program because she is ready to expand her business but needs guidance on which direction to go first.

 

 

MAJA L. SVENSSON

Founder & CEO, ELSA AND ME

 

ELSA AND ME is an online made-to-order dress company offering conservative yet stylish business wear for women. Maja joined the program to create structures to sustain her business and to find new growth opportunities.

 

 

SATYA TWENA

Founder, CEO & Creative Director, Discover Pique

 

Discover Pique is an e-commerce platform designed to help women discover innovative, stylish legwear that is not always available in department stores or online retailers. Satya joined the program to learn better operational practices.

 

 

CATHERINE MANGAN WALSH

Co-Founder & CEO, New York Superfoods

 

New York Superfoods is a health-food brand that offers nutrient-rich chia seed products such as Chia Charger Health Bites and Chia Moxie Peanut Butter. Catherine joined the program to gain a deeper understanding of business finance.

 

 

KELSY ZIMBA

Principal & Designer, Zimba Collections

 

Zimba Collections is a Long Island City-based clothing design firm that evokes American luxury with maximum style. Kelsy joined the program to work on her selling and marketing plans.