The seventh annual Women In Industry Luncheon raised more than $200,000 on June 6 to benefit Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) and Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation Inc., partner charities that have provided more than $1 billion in new product donations to families impacted by poverty and natural disasters. The event, held at Cipriani 42 St. in New York City, introduced Denise Durham Williams as the new president and CEO of K.I.D.S. and honored Margaret Hayes, president of Fashion Group International; Kelly Neal Mariotti, CEO of First Candle; Joanne Podell, vice chairman, retail services, Cushman & Wakefield; and Maura Regan, senior vice president and general manager, global consumer products, Sesame Workshop. NY1 News journalist Jessica Abo was the emcee. A portion of the proceeds raised by the event will support the charities’ relief efforts for families affected by the recent Oklahoma tornadoes.
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Ali Mierzejewski is a senior editor at Adventure Publishing Group, providing retailers, manufacturers, and licensors with information on the latest in toy news. She contributes feature-length articles to leading toy industry trade magazines The Toy Book and The Licensing Book. Ali also leads digital content for The Toy Insider, the leading consumer holiday gift guide and toy review and news website. Ali manages digital and social media content for The Toy Insider brand. As a professional toy reviewer and an industry expert, she consistently reports on toy trends and hot products. Ali has been featured on ABC World News Now, ABC7, and CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox affiliates nationwide.
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