Delivering Good, national non-profit announced the honorees for their 15th Annual Women of Inspiration Luncheon event to be held next week, June 8th, 2022, at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, Delivering Good luncheon returns to an in-person format to recognize four inspirational women leaders from the fashion industry. A portion of the funds raised from this year’s event will go to support those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.
“After two years, we are thrilled to be gathering in person again to celebrate our 2022 Women of Inspiration. We have an exciting line-up of accomplished women as honorees this year and, given current world events, we are especially pleased to highlight the Ukrainian Fashion Industry through the involvement of Jen Sidary. A portion of funds raised through the event will go to support Ukraine- related relief efforts.”said Delivering Good Luncheon co-chair, Carole Postal.
This year’s Delivering Good luncheon honorees include:
Natasha Fishman – Chief Communications Officer & EVP Marketing Authentic Brands Group
Natasha Fishman is a valued industry executive and senior leader with a proven ability to drive innovation, consumer engagement, revenue growth and profitability. With over two decades of experience in entertainment, brand management, marketing, digital and retail business development, Fishman is an insights and data-driven brand champion, leading all aspects of communications and marketing at ABG. She is also the founder of ABG’s Women’s Inspired Network (ABGWIN), an employee resource group whose mission is to build a community that fosters mentorship, trust, and equity education at ABG.
Jordana Guimaraes – CoFounder Fashinnovation & Published Author, It Can Be You
Jordana Guimaraes, PR specialist, mom of two baby girls and woman entrepreneur, is the CoFounder of Fashinnovation: global platform bridging the gap between the fashion & technology industries, bringing innovations to the forefront based on the latest tendencies. Philanthropically, Jordana has recently published her first book with the aim of “humanizing homelessness” titled: It Can Be You. With Fashinnovation, Jordana and her husband and partner, Marcelo Guimarães, have gathered a community of over 600 voices from the fashion industry. She is now producing the 7 th Worldwide Talks, an online summit with the most important leaders from the fashion, technology, business and innovation industries on September 7th, 2022. She’s also launched a special partnership between Fashinnovation and Spring Studios, New York Fashion Week’s home. This year-long partnership with Fashinnovation will include year-round activations, special projects, a networking dinner series, a young designer incubator and much more.
Donna Noce Colaco – Executive Chairwoman & CEO Matilda Jane Clothing
Donna Noce Colaco is the Executive Chairwoman and CEO of Matilda Jane Clothing Company – a nationally recognized children’s and women’s e-commerce and direct sales brand. Before becoming CEO of Matilda Jane in January 2021, Donna was President of home goods retailer Pier 1, responsible for all aspects of marketing, merchandising, e-commerce, and stores. For 10 years prior to joining Pier 1, Donna held the position of President, White House Black Market, a subsidiary of Chicos FAS. Recognized for her strategic vision, executional excellence, and leadership, Ms. Noce Colaco lead the extraordinary growth and transformation of the brand. During her tenure, White House Black Market became a nationally recognized omnichannel women’s fashion brand. Ms. Colaco also held executive leadership positions at Ann Taylor and Loft where she launched Ann Taylor’s e-commerce business and strategically repositioned the outlet division to be a highly profitable contributor to the growth of the Ann brands. Along with her position at Matilda Jane, Donna holds several board positions in women’s retail, equine health and wellness, consumer packaged goods, and nonprofit organizations. Donna’s passion for giving back to others is evident in her leadership style and her commitment to philanthropy. An active fundraiser and now board member of Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), Donna is passionately committed to their mission that no woman should ever face breast cancer alone. Through fundraising and cause marketing campaigns, she’s had a significant impact on LBBC’s growth and reach, allowing more women and their families to benefit from LBBC’s programming and services.
Jen Sidary – CEO & Founder Angelforfashion.com
As a chief merchant and seasoned e-Commerce expert specializing in luxury fashion, Jen Sidary has led and implemented partnerships between brands and established retailers from around the world, with a career spanning more than three decades. As an industry veteran and spending much of her time in Ukraine since the end of 2020, Sidary founded ANGELFORFASHION.com in April 2022 a multi-brand fashion eCommerce website to support Ukrainian designers and their companies survive the war. With the mission of nurturing the fashion industry there she also worked across several ambitious projects with USAID Competitive Economy Program as a fashion industry expert showcasing Ukrainian brands at New York Fashion Week. In 2017, following her role as the President of Sales at Vivienne Westwood America, Sidary founded Ms. Luxe Link, a fashion-consulting agency. As the Chief Executive Officer and Founder for her agency and Angel for Fashion, she mentors emerging and established fashion companies by providing insights into retail trends and refocuses brand KPIs. Her career first escalated when she became the Head of Zappos Couture in 2009, now an Amazon subsidiary. In this role, Sidary directed marketing, site redesign and supervised all product categories ranging across RTW, accessories, jewelry, and beauty. Under her direction, sales increased from $15 million to $100 million in her seven-year tenure. Other achievements include the launch of a strategic alliance for Zappos Couture with the late André Leon Talley, the former Creative Director, and Editor-at-Large of Vogue
Delivering Good luncheon event is co-chaired by Carole Postal, Delivering Good Board Member and President of Spotlight Licensing and Amber Mundinger, Delivering Good Associate Council Co-chair, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Strategic Partnerships at Artists Den Entertainment. The event features a networking reception and seated lunch with speakers.
Tijana Ibrahimovic – Journalist, Celebrity Host, Luxury Style Expert, and Founder POP Style TV will act as host and emcee for the event.
Tijana Ibrahimovic is an entertainment journalist and television personality. She is known for her vibrant, clever, and stylish on-air delivery, which quickly establishes credibility among viewers, and pulls them in to listen to her take on the latest fashion and lifestyle news. After a career as an on-air news reporter, Tijana turned her focus to her passions of celebrity, fashion and the world of pop-culture. She has since covered many red-carpet events, film premieres, fashion shows and has established herself as a trusted journalist alongside the red-carpet. Some of her most notable interviews are with Oscar de la Renta, Joan Rivers, HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, Steven Spielberg… her list of interviews reads like a Hollywood phone book. Tijana stepped out in a bold way when she founded POP Style TV, a media platform that covers the dynamic worlds of fashion and entertainment. She is the host and executive producer of the site’s plethora of video content. Tijana can also be found as Co-host of Fashion Reverie Talks, a bi-weekly Internet based TV show & podcast where she covers the latest stories in the world of fashion via personal commentary and in-depth interviews that shed light on the topics of the day. This show enjoys distribution on IHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. In addition, Tijana is often invited to comment and host on air segments and events locally and internationally on a variety of platforms.
For more information about the honorees and to purchase tickets visit, www.delivering- good.org.
About Delivering Good
Delivering Good is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides people impacted by poverty and tragedy with new merchandise donated by retailers and manufacturers. Since 1985, Delivering Good has distributed over $2 billion of new clothing, home goods, toys, furniture, books, and other consumer products through its network of more than 800 community partners, offering hope, dignity and self-esteem to at-risk children, families, and individuals. By uniting retailers, manufacturers, foundations, and individuals, Delivering Good strives to help create a more equitable world where children, adults and families facing economic, medical, social, and environmental challenges have useful items needed to overcome adversity and achieve their full potential. For more information about Delivering Good, please visit Delivering-Good.org or follow @DeliveringGood on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.