Judy Goss With Beth Mercante

Over 40 Females™, a leading networking platform for women over 40, hosted a Jewelry Trunk Show and Networking Spectacular at bahr | ché on Tuesday. Judy Goss, Founder & CEO of Over 40 Females and Beth Mercante, COO of Over 40 Females hosted the evening with guests including Nancy Duffy (Managing Director of Chapter Development, Over 40 Females), Mina Deutsch (President, Mina D. Jewelry), Michele Appel Prigo (New York City Chapter Director, National Coalition for Cervical Cancer), Jade Albert (Photographer), Mykola Webster (DIRECT Model Management, Agency Director/Model Manager), Roshanak Yousefian (Corporate Business Development Specialist, Pisa Brothers), Gianna Micelli (Author, “Sexy and Fabulous Over 40”), Fern Weinbaum (Owner, Dog On Mad), Helen Powers (Model), Jamie Hasenfang (Designer), Susan Sidor (Fashion Producer, Susan F. Sidor Productions).

Over 40 Females™ celebrated the New Year with New York City businesswomen with a night of fashion, fun and unparalleled networking. Mina D. Jewelry showcased her gorgeous, one-of-a-kind jewelry with a fashion show and 10% of sales benefiting Coalition for Cervical Cancer. Mina also presented a special jade bracelet with ribbon hangtag where 100% of proceeds benefit Coalition for Cervical Cancer.

Guests networked and mingled before Founder & CEO of Over 40 Females™, Judy Goss, welcomed everyone to the evening. Judy spoke of how Over 40 Females™ came to fruition when she traveled as a spokesperson for More Magazine. As a spokesperson, she met hundreds of women and heard their stories yet there was not enough room to fit them all in the magazine and felt they all “needed to be celebrated and deserved to be highlighted.” This is why she started Over 40 Females™, for women over 40 to be heard and to “Connect, Encourage and Inspire.”

After introductions a Mina D. Jewelry fashion show was held with models from Direct Model Management. Raffle prizes were then awarded including a pair of earrings from Mina D. Jewelry, a bottle of Brugal Rum, a day of pampering at Angelo David Salon, and tickets to ‘Making Love’ a pre-Valentine’s Day Panel Discussion hosted by Celebrity Psychic Thomas John.

Over 40 Females™ combines education with pampering at every event, along with providing a platform for every woman to stand up and be heard. Events are designed to help women over the age of 40 with personal and professional networking, in order to enhance their lives and careers, while also affording them the opportunity to “Connect, Encourage and Inspire.” Members and non-members also have to opportunity to win raffle prizes as well as receive amazing gift bags.

ABOUT Over 40 Females:

Over 40 Females™ was founded in January 2010 by Judy Goss, a former editor and TV spokeswoman for More Magazine. Judy traveled around the country meeting hundreds of women over the age of 40 who wanted to be heard and celebrated. She created Over 40 Females™ to give women a platform to be heard, to network and to encourage, with the motto "Connect, Encourage and Inspire." Not just another networking group, Over 40 Females™ has gotten its members press (TV and editorials), jobs, national speaking opportunities, a $25,000 scholarship, invaluable business connections, education, luxurious pampering, friendships, confidence and so much more. Since the fall of 2011, multiple chapters have been established nationwide to represent women everywhere who are joining this rapidly expanding group.

For more information on Over 40 Females, please visit www.over40females.com

 Photo By: Patrick McMullan