Rosenthal, the Accessories Council and LHB Group Launch New Networking Platform for Women Executives
Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc.,the Accessories Council and LHB Group today announced the launch of BABE, a new networking community for women executives, business owners and entrepreneurs.
Short for “Bad Ass Business Executives,” B.A.B.E. is a rapidly growing group of nearly 100 women business leaders, representing a range of industry sectors from food, fashion and accessories to beauty, wellness, financial services and others. More than just a networking group, BABE is designed to facilitate connections, alliances and unique collaborations, creating unexpected partnerships through intimate gatherings, workshops and other events.
“Women lead only 14% of major brands and only 4.8% of Fortune 500 companies,” said Cassie Rosenthal, Senior Vice President of Rosenthal and BABE co-founder. “I wanted to actively do something to help move women-run businesses forward. The motivation behind BABE is to create a different kind of collaborative platform that unites women across multiple industries and generations, and gives them access to real resources to help them succeed. BABE is about fostering leadership at a high level.”
To kick off BABE’s 2019 event schedule, the group will host an intimate dinner on March 13 for 40 female executives at the Beatrice Inn. Co-hosted by iconic lifestyle designer Rebecca Minkoff, the evening will feature a hand-selected menu and wine list from the restaurant’s owner and head chef, Angie Mar. Guests in attendance will include author and television host, Daphne Oz, footwear designer Farryl Morse and food blogger and entrepreneur, Lily Kunin.
On the heels of this inaugural event, BABE will host a series of invitation-only events this Spring and Summer in both NY and LA. On May 8, the group will host a wellness-themed breakfast in New York City as well as a dinner in Los Angeles in early summer. The group will close out its launch year on December 5 with a star-studded panel discussion at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), open to FIT students and BABE alumnae.
“In my years helping to champion businesses at the Accessories Council, I’ve seen first-hand how connecting women in business with each other always leads to meaningful dialogues and creative collaborations,” said Karen Giberson, CEO of the Accessories Council and co-founder of BABE. “We’re excited to see where BABE’s first season of networking events takes us.”
“Women are natural-born collaborators and communicators,” said Lynette Harrison Brubaker, founder of consulting firm LHB Group. “BABE perfectly captures what already comes naturally to so many of us – making meaningful connections that have an impact on our businesses, our customers and clients and our communities.”
ABOUT ROSENTHAL & ROSENTHAL
Rosenthal & Rosenthal (www.rosenthalinc.com) is the leading factoring, asset based lending and purchase order financing firm in the United States. Founded in 1938 by Imre J. Rosenthal, the firm is now led by the second and third generations of the Rosenthal family. As a privately held company, Rosenthal is committed to providing personalized service and flexible lending to clients across a broad range of industries. Rosenthal has offices in New York, California, Georgia and North Carolina.
ABOUT THE ACCESSORIES COUNCIL
The Accessories Council is a not-for-profit, international trade organization established in 1994. Our mission is to stimulate global consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessory products. We serve the industry globally which generates over $50.8 billion dollars annually in the United States alone. Over the past 20 years, membership has grown internationally to include over 280 companies and organizations, representing the world’s leading brand names,eyewear and footwear industries. The Accessories Council sponsors educational seminars, networking events, seasonal trend reports, marketing & advertising co-op initiatives, design & marketing awards for area fashion students, our exciting annual silent auction, social media events, and the esteemed black tie ACE Award Gala, an annual tribute to the leaders of the accessory industry.
ABOUT LHB GROUP
LHB Group is a consulting firm that helps brands, products and people successfully launch or pivot their businesses in a rapidly changing business environment. The experienced C-level team takes on the role of adviser, nurturer, confidante, connector and dealmaker in guiding brands towards tangible business growth. LHB Groupclients include Beauty Evolution by Bobbi Brown, Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Fun Socks and Haven’s Kitchen, among others.