October 2018

See Glamour magazine’s ‘Women of the Year’ 2018

Glamour’s “Women of the Year” issue is out Tuesday, and the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Samantha Barry, joins TODAY to give a look at the various covers. TODAY’s own Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb make an appearance in the issue, too!

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October 2018

A Look Inside Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation’s 2018 Angel Ball At Cipriani Wall Street

The signature fundraising event of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, the AngelBall, stands out as one of the highlights of the New York social season and last night’s beautiful affair confirmed just that. This star-studded event boasted an audience of over 1,000 high-net-worth supporters, celebrities, influencers, executives and philanthropists at Cipriani Wall Street as they came together to support the quest for a cure for cancer.

The evening honored Dottie Herman, Douglas Elliman CEO; Monte Lipman, Founder and Chairman of Republic Records, Avery Lipman, Founder and President of Republic Records; and Harvey Spevak, Executive Chairman & Managing Partner, Equinox. 

Queer Eye host Karamo Brown emceed the evening, which featured an unforgettable line-up of performances – including an acoustic set by Ashlee Simpson-Ross and Evan Ross; Grammy nominated artist, Julia Michaels who performed her hits Issues and Heaven.  At the end of the night, guests took the dance floor for performances by Daryl “DMC” McDaniels and the legendary Morris Day and The Time performed. They then danced the night away to DJ KISS.   

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October 2018

How The New Yorker Works With Brands to Bring Cartoons to Life

The New Yorker is capitalizing on its iconic cartoons to bring the legacy of the publication and artwork to life.

Cartoons have always been at the foundation of the publication, even when it first launched as a humor magazine in 1925, said Risa Aronson, vp of revenue at The New Yorker.

But in the past 20 years, the magazine has, in partnership with brands, used the now familiar voice of its cartoons to create sponsored content in the magazine, online, in the app and as an animated cartoon series, Aronson said.

The annual New Yorker festival takes that one step further. The New Yorker, in partnership with Land Rover, will offer two custom cartoons at the three-day event this weekend.

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September 2018

The Best Moments From the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in New York

“Enough injustice, enough bigotry, mistreatment,” Janet Jackson told the crowd gathered on Central Park’s Great Lawn for the 2018 Global Citizen Festival. “Mindless prejudice has to stop.”

“Equality is our demand, action is our answer,” she added.

Those powerful words echoed throughout the night as performers, activists, and world leaders called for an end to cash bail, sexist laws, education inequality, and other injustices at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday.

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September 2018

2018 Global Citizen Festival: Janelle Monae, a ‘popping bottle’ and other memorable moments

Nearly 60,000 people gathered in Central Park’s Great Lawn on Saturday for the seventh annual Global Citizen Festival, featuring performances from Janelle Monae, John Legend, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Janet Jackson and The Weeknd.

The day-long event, hosted by husband and wife Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness, encouraged attendees to become active in social issues, including reducing the amount of single-use plastic, eliminating bail bond policies that unfairly target minorities and the poor and providing every child with access to quality education.

If you couldn’t make it to New York or didn’t get a chance to stream it online, here are the top moments from the 2018 Global Citizen Festival.

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September 2018

Media phenom Tina Brown on women and power

Tina Brown knows how to make an impact. She scaled the heights of publishing as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, launched the Daily Beast and published two best-selling books. For the past nine years, Brown has organized the Women in the World Summit, which touches down in Toronto on September 10. This year’s attendees include Katie Couric, Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the IMF, and Chrystia Freedland, the Minister of Foreign Affairs. “We’ve doubled the size of the event from last year,” says Brown, over the phone from New York. “It’s an extraordinary time for women. The mission and the movement have joined forces. It’s so important that we capitalize on this momentum.”

The #metoo movement has sparked a dramatic change in the cultural conversation about women’s power. Why is this change personal to you?

All my life, in all my jobs, I was almost always the only woman in the room with management. The number of women on the Fortune 500 in the last year has actually declined. The noise of #MeToo is resulting in genuine cultural change, but it’s not as seismic as you might think.

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Women in the World Canada Summit September 10 Toronto

Women in the World returned to Canada for the second year in a row on September 10 and held a Summit in Torontoat Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning.

Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister the Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde and award-winning journalist and bestselling author Katie Couric were the first to take the stage. Also appearing at the event were actress and activist Mira Sorvino, director and screenwriter Steve McQueenauthor, actress and director Amber Tamblyn, actress Rosamund Pike, actor Jamie Dornan director Matthew Heineman, comedian Michael Ian Black, physician and ICNA Relief volunteer Dr. Fozia Alvi, journalist Masha Gessen, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the Honorable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Maryam Monsef Canada’s Minister on Status of Women, among others. The event was livestreamed on the Women in the World Facebook page. Above, watch the full video of the event.

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August 2018

Kelly Clarkson, Serena Williams, and Rafa—Inside the 2018 USTA Foundation Opening Night Gala

“We’re all about growth at the moment,” said USTA Foundation president Thomas S. Chen at last night’s Opening Night Gala. Given the recent opening of the Louis Armstrong Stadium—Andy Murray defeated James Duckworth on the new court yesterday—the organization is already well on its way. “At tonight’s gala we raised $1.6 million; that’s up from $1.1 million last year. What we’re doing is making ourselves more aware to the community and growing by our own success.” Through their Excellence Teams program, the USTA Foundation partners with stars like Frances Tiafoe and Sloane Stephens to engage the next generation of tennis players.

“We would like to see the generous contributions continue to build the infrastructure across the country,” added Dan Faber, USTA Foundation executive director. “They’re learning from some of the best pros in the world and the goal is to take that to college.” The foundation gala, which was hosted in the President’s Suite on-site at Arthur Ashe Stadium, was one way to help secure funding and garner more attention for the good works. “We’ve set a goal to raise $20 million a year by 2020,” said Y. David Scharf, USTA Foundation board member and co-chair of development. The foundation has also reached out to the community through their CharityBuzz auction, which includes everything from a meeting with FUBU founder and Shark Tank star Daymond John, lunch with Vera Wang, and a tour of the Vogue offices.

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