The New York Women's Foundation: Annual Celebrating Women Breakfast

May 2021. Virtual

The New York Women’s Foundation (The Foundation) held their annual Celebrating Women® Breakfast virtually this year. Empire was honored to help produce the first-ever virtual Breakfast dedicated to honoring women who are leading the way by example, empowering their communities, and spotlighting the importance of women in the world.

The event was hosted on Hopin, featuring an hour-long program with closed captioning and ASL interpretation, virtual breakfast tables, live breakout sessions, two mini-doc style videos focusing on two of The Foundation’s grantee partners, Start Small Think Big and Jahajee Sisters, and an expo hall for grantee partners. The site also featured event branding and graphics prompting guests to navigate to watch available live and OnDemand content.

The Celebrating Women Awards were presented to the New York Anchor Women: Pillars of Courage including Amanda Farinacci, Vivian Lee, Jeanine Ramirez, Kristen Shaughnessy & Roma Torre V; artist Jordan Casteel; and Poderistas, accepted by co-founder Mónica Ramírez. The program also included remarks by Ana L. Oliveria, President & CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, Vision Award recipient Sheri Sandler and performances by Fogo Azul and the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Empire worked closely with The Foundation’s team to create the overall event, implement design and run of show, coordinate and record all speakers and talent remotely, and oversee the technical production and livestream.

Empire is a leading producer of virtual awards ceremonies and fundraisers, special feature video productions, and more.

To learn more about The New York Women’s Foundation and donate, please visit

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