Wendy is the Chief Marketing Officer for Roc Nation, the full service entertainment company founded by Jay Z in 2008. Roc Nation’s roster now includes some of the most recognizable names in music and beyond, including Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Shakira, J. Cole, Jaden Smith, and Kevin Durant.
As a woman, an immigrant, and a person of color, she definitely stands out in the largely male-dominated music industry. We talked to her to learn more about how she got to where she is today, navigating cultural differences in the workplace, and how to deal with failure.
“People say you can have it all. I believe you can’t have everything at once. It’s about prioritizing what’s most important depending on the phase of your life.”
Meet Celine Khavarani. Currently the Senior VP of Communications at luxury footwear brand Tamara Mellon, she’s already spent a career traveling the world for brands like Prada, Jimmy Choo, Bulgari, and Giorgio Armani. Recently, she’s embarked on an adventure of an entirely different kind - motherhood. We visited her and her beautiful baby girl to learn more about her career, mentors, and of course jewelry!
Stephanie Peterson is someone special. And we're not just saying that because her company, Smoothie Beauty, is being funded through profits from our Duet Pinky Rings! Apart from being one of the kindest and most radiant people you'll ever meet, she is a bona fide expert in all things health and wellness. From ayurveda to traditional Korean skincare, Steph knows the answers to all your questions (trust me, we've asked her a lot).
Our #wcw is Tara Abrahams, an extraordinary human who we are lucky to have on our mentor board. She is a fierce advocate for girls’ education, with a career that’s taken her from managing Girl Rising to the Girl Project at Glamour to the International Center for Research on Women, and now to managing international expansion strategy for Girls Who Code. We visited her to chat about how she found her calling and her advice for younger women.
We met Darby and Lacy at an Alice’s Tea Cup uptown, where immediately Darby jumped up to give us hugs. “I’m so glad y’all are here!” she said with a big grin. It was clear that Darby was a performer at heart – she brought out her favorite Miranda Sings impressions a few minutes into the conversation, and would continue to periodically interject them throughout the visit.
Though Earth Month has drawn to a close, it has really underscored for us how vital it is to keep in mind the necessity of taking care of our planet and practicing sustainability on a daily basis. But what does that really mean? We brought together celebrity stylist Sarah Slutsky and model Renee Peters...
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