Renee Daniel Flagler
Executive Director of Girls Inc.
Renee Daniel Flagler is an award-winning writer, adjunct professor, and a speaker who is passionate about encouraging people, especially women and youth, to pursue their passion and purpose. Renee is the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Long Island, whose mission is to empower girls to be strong, smart and bold. Renee advocates for youth both in the United States and abroad. She is a founding board member and former Board Chair for LEAP (Literacy Empowerment Action Project) Global, an organization with a mission to provide innovative literacy, youth empowerment programming, and high school scholarships to students in Ghana, Africa.
Renee splits her time between her family, her passion for literature, and working with young people. She is the author of several novels, one of which has been optioned for film. Renee is also an author of romance novels, which she pens under the pseudonym Nicki Night. She is often called upon to speak to groups of women and young people at events with a focus on finding purpose and pursuing dreams. She is at work on her first non-fiction book, #DreamJourney: 7 Steps for Living a Successful and Passionate Life.
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Founder & CEO of The Love Group
Kim Weiler is the Founder and CEO of The Love Group. She is devoted to guiding others on the path to a healthy life, not just through dietary changes, but also a large helping of self-love. Her 22-year journey to healing began when she developed the autoimmune disease psoriasis at age 19. Struggling with the skin condition her entire adult life, Kim saw her skin clear up after implementing a strict regimen of proper nutrition, which included self-love – the number one “food” for the soul. After a long career working in all facets of the TV and film industry, she is now helping others through her business, Healing My Skin, LLC. She is an International Certified Holistic Health Coach, Psoriasis Expert, Speaker, and Author.
Founder of Long Island Girl Talk
As a New Yorker, born and raised, Natasha is used to bumping into people from all walks of life on a daily basis, which makes it easy for her to accomplish her goal of meeting someone new or learning something new about someone every day. A licensed attorney by trade, Natasha held various stints in the corporate world prior to making a foray into fashion and writing. Natasha started Dressing Room 8 to provide a web-based resource where women can gain personal and professional empowerment through her fashion and lifestyle focused blog, as well as consultation and coaching services. Dressing Room 8 helps women think with clarity, dress with confidence, and live with purpose. Not one to stay idle, Natasha loves to keep a full calendar. Aside from running Dressing Room 8, Natasha is an Adjunct Professor at Nassau Community College where she teaches Introduction to Women’s Studies. She is the Lifestyle Editor for Plus Model Magazine. She is also the Program Coordinator for Long Island Girl Talk, a Long Island community-based start-up program that teaches teenage girls of color how to produce, direct and star in their own radio and television show about women’s issues in their communities. Recently, she partnered with her husband to create the new podcast WokeNFree.
Founder of Lessons For My Daughters
After spending over a decade in New York City’s inner city schools, Carmin Caterina discovered her purpose in empowering and inspiring others to be their best selves and to live in a place of intention and joy. She has always had an affinity for working in the most challenging settings in some of NYC’s toughest neighborhoods. As a product of the inner city and a disconnected childhood herself, she realized the power of a shift in mindset could have transformed her own life. This awareness led her to actively think about the lessons she was creating for her own daughters; and thus, Lessons For My Daughters was born. Raising two girls has shown her the importance of understanding simple, yet profound truths at an early age.
Carmin is passionate about encouraging others to follow their dreams, know their self-worth, and identify their unique talents and beauty, especially the young people in her life. After completing a certificate program in Educational Administration, she was inspired to homeschool her girls and embark on a year-long journey of traveling the country. This resulted in the experience of a lifetime. The classroom today can be exceptionally demanding, often missing the fundamental lessons about life and emotional intelligence that our children need to find contentment. This program is designed to bridge that gap and give our daughters the tools for self-fulfillment, not only for today, but for the rest of their lives.
Executive Director of the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute
Antoinette Klatzky is a partner in strategy and operations for the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation, which works to bring transformational change for the betterment of society and the planet. She is the Executive Director and Co-Creator of the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, which since 2010 has promoted leadership and self-empowerment for young women. At the Foundation she co-developed the Choose Handloom project, a Human Rights Initiative in a supply chain community in India. She continues to build personal growth and mindfulness based curriculum for Eileen Fisher’s newest initiative, Lifework. A graduate of Bucknell University, she has been honored by the White Plains YWCA, the Westchester County Board of Legislators, and the Business Council of Westchester for her service to the Westchester community. Antoinette has served on multiple local non-profit boards. She currently serves on the board of the Presencing Institute and as the Co-Chair of the Westchester Women’s Agenda.
Congratulations to Emmy Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Sarah Moshman, who will be receiving the first “Voice of Love” award!
Sarah Moshman is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and TEDx speaker who is dedicated to telling stories that uplift, inform and inspire as well as showcase strong female role models on screen.