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Celebrating Women’s Economic Empowerment

Robin Imbrogno, Stacy Janiak, Hope Knight

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) will host its annual gala luncheon, Women Rising 2018, on October 12 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Sponsored by Deloitte, the event will begin at 11am with networking, followed by lunch and an awards program at noon. 

During the gala, three notable women will be honored with WBDC’s Woman with Impact Award. They are Robin Imbrogno, president, CEO and founder of the Human Resource Consulting Group, LLC; Stacy Janiak, chief client officer at Deloitte; and Hope Knight, president and CEO, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation.

“We’re looking forward to gathering women, and those who support women’s economic equity, from around the state to acknowledge the accomplishments of entrepreneurial women and their economic impact on the world,” said Fran Pastore, WBDC’s CEO. The event will bring together hundreds of entrepreneurs, business and community leaders, legislators and other stakeholders.

Other sponsors for the event include Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut, BNY Mellon, The Boston Consulting Group, Bourgeon Capital Management, LLC, Connecticut Innovations, Fairfield County Business Journal, Gen Re, Gilda Bonanno LLC, Hearst Media Services, M&T Bank, Moffly Media, Pitney Bowes, Purdue Pharma, Southwest Airlines, State Street Global Advisors, Thomson Reuters and Yale New Haven Health System.

Headquartered in Stamford with offices in New London and Derby, Women’s Business Development Council is a nonprofit that has served nearly 19,000 clients, supporting the creation, sustainability and expansion of thousands of businesses. 

To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit CTWBDC.org. Location: Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 East Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich.

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