It's GG Spirit Week: Kristina Lachaga to Host GlamourGals' Spirit Week & Hot Pink Carpet!
Hey #Heartbreakers! Can't wait to host GlamourGals Foundation's GG Spirit Week *and* the Hot Pink Carpet for Fall Fete andddd GlamourGals Leadership Training Institute (GLTI)! And it's all happening next week from Monday, November 16th - Saturday, November 21st! See you on @GlamourGals' Instagram and @KristinaLachaga (my Instagram!) for all the #GGMOVEMENT fun and festivities!
Check out the Instagram Live Schedule and meet my Hot Pink Carpet Guests below! xoxo
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH - Fall Fete Virtual Hot Pink Carpet
Instagram Live Schedule:
1:30pm EST - Interview with Rebekah Dixon, high performance mental trainer
1:40pm EST - Interview with Jiyoon Han, co-founder (with her mom!) of NYC-based coffee shop Bean & Bean
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH - GLTI Virtual Hot Pink Carpet
Instagram Live Schedule:
4:30pm EST - Interview with Brienne Colston
5:15pm EST - Interview with Kira West
7pm EST - Interview with Michelle Lin Park
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH - GLTI Virtual Hot Pink Carpet
Instagram Live Schedule:
7:15pm EST - Kickoff with Kristina Lachaga
7:20pm EST - Interview with Lea Frawley
7:30pm EST - Interview with Cathy Daniel
7:45pm EST - Interview with Christina Sookhoo
Plus, be on the lookout for my interviews with...
- Jann Parish (and her daughter Lila!), founders of GLU Girls Like You
Meet My Hot Pink Carpet Instagram Live Guests:
Kristina Lachaga - Hot Pink Carpet Host
Rising pop singer/songwriter and GlamourGals Ambassador Kristina Lachaga, "The Girl With The Big Pink Heart™," has shared the stage with many artists on the scene, including Olivia Holt, Skylar Stecker, Bea Miller, Shawn Hook, and stars from Disney and Nickelodeon at concerts and events, including iHeartRadio & Girls' Life magazine's Shawn Mendes and One Direction Concert Pre-Parties. Having visited over 150 schools across the country spreading her #FollowYourHeartsDream™ and 'Sticks and Stones Anti-Bullying' messages, Kristina uses her voice to help give teens and tweens the confidence to explore their passions, work hard, and be themselves. She made her television performance debut on CBS/WBTV performing her single "R.S.V.P." -- inspired by Simon and Schuster/Aladdin MIX's book series You're Invited -- in Charlotte, NC's 2016 Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kristina, a former Girl Scout and Girl Scouts Lifetime Member, has loved headlining Girl Scout QuestFest 2018 & 2019 in Savannah, GA (and 2020 virtually!), as well as performing at G.I.R.L. 2017 (Girl Scouts of the USA's National Convention in Columbus, OH), Girl Scout Cookie Rallies and Expos. Kristina's covers and original songs have over 3 million views across Instagram. Kristina's original songs -- including her summer anthem, "Hot Summer" (over 60,000 streams on Spotify) -- are available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, and more. Become a #Heartbreaker and follow @KristinaLachaga on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, & TikTok. www.KristinaLachaga.com
Rebekah Dixon (Instagram Live: Monday, Nov. 16th @ 1:30pm EST)
Rebekah Dixon is a High Performance Mental Trainer for athletes. She helps athletes perform their best, when it counts, by strengthening their mindset. Rebekah has been offering private and group mental training all over the world for 6 years and works with beginner to Olympic level athletes. She has a Master's degree in Developmental Psychology, is a certified Life Coach and a trained practitioner of NLP, Hypnosis, and Time Line Therapy.
Whether your focus is sport performance or life performance, strengthening our mindset is a key component of achieving this!
Jiyoon Han (Instagram Live: Monday, Nov. 16th @ 1:40pm EST)
Bean & Bean is a family-owned coffee roasting company born and based in NYC. All coffees are sourced, cupped, and curated by Mother Daughter Coffee Team. Bean & Bean champions women-led coffee farms at origin and is committed to sourcing 100% female-powered coffee by 2022. Bean & Bean is also partnered with The Sloth Institute in Costa Rica to help with sloth conservation projects.
Jiyoon is a graduate of Columbia University and is a student at the Harvard Business School. She is a Q Arabica Grader (aka professional coffee copper) and co-founder of the Harvard Business School Coffee Club.
Brienne Colston (Instagram Live: Monday, Nov. 16th @ 4:30pm EST)
Brienne Colston (she/they) is a queer Black fat feminist, social impact strategist, guest lecturer, and community healer hailing from the South Bronx. She primarily serves as a core strategist for the Sunflower Strategists consulting collective, and founder and executive director of Brown Girl Recovery, an organization dedicated to providing holistic healing and community brave spaces for femmes and folks of color in the Bronx and northern Manhattan through social justice programming and events. They are eager to create magic with Black and Brown folks everywhere!
Kira West (Instagram Live: Monday, Nov. 16th @ 5:15pm EST)
Kira West is a content creator and community cultivator whose passion is making wellness inclusive. Kira is a proud Black woman with Caribbean roots born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.
Her journey into wellness began with an adventurous spirit and an insatiable desire to travel. Kira was determined to find all of the opportunities she could to experience the world. Her fearless spirit allowed her to travel the world, exploring 6 continents and over 40 countries, often solo. Kira's love of travel influenced her desire to investigate ways to seek balance in her life and live most optimally. Her journey to seek and define balance was intertwined with Kira's desire to define for herself the meaning of wellness. Her experience led her to focus on not only travel but fitness and running. These then became the elements that defined Kira's idea of wellness.
Kira asked herself the question, what does a "well" life really look like. As she searched for these answers she found that it is truly different for everyone but it can include fitness, travel, varying forms of self-care, relationships, friendships and new experiences. Kira found that her personal definition of wellness included travel and fitness. Kira, upon defining these elements, also found that often Black and other underserved communities were not included in conversations surrounding wellness, travel or fitness. As Kira began to delve into the lack of diversity and inclusion within the wellness space, she became even more passionate about making wellness inclusive for all. She wants to empower people to seek their own definitions of wellness while also making the space more inclusive. She firmly believes wellness is a right for all and not an exclusive privilege for some. Kira has been featured in multiple publications such as Yahoo!, Insider and E! for her contributions to change within the wellness industry. Most recently, she was featured in the September 2020 cover story for SELF Magazine where she discussed "What It Means to Be Black in Fitness."
Michelle Lin Park (Instagram Live: Monday, Nov. 16th @ 7pm EST)
Michelle Lin Park is an entrepreneur in women's wellness & nutrition and has over a decade of experience building and leading consumer brands in the beauty and luxury sector across Fortune 500 & start-up companies. She is passionate about mentorship, equity, and building innovative solutions to systemic problems. Michelle holds a MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and received her Bachelors from The University of Texas in Austin.
Tiffany Pham is the Founder & CEO of Mogul, the leading platform for women, minorities, and people of color worldwide. She is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book YOU ARE A MOGUL and GIRL MOGUL. She was named one of Inc's "Top 100 Female Founders, Business Insider "30 Most Important Women Under 30" in Technology, and is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School.
Cathy Daniel is a 3x Emmy Award winning TV Producer/ Director who helps bring stories to life everyday for millions of viewers around the globe.
She has channeled her passion for international travel and storytelling into a successful TV career. She has entertained millions of viewers with hit shows like What Not to Wear, Worst Cooks in America, The Doctor Oz Show, LA Ink, Teen Mom OG, and Young + Pregnant. Her work has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, MTV, FOX, TLC, HGTV, Food Network, and The Travel Channel. She is currently the Supervising Field Producer on the globetrotting juggernaut: House Hunters International. The skills she's honed over the years producing celebrities, experts and elaborate events now benefit her personal media clients around the world.
Cathy lives in NYC where she collects stories, lipsticks and passport stamps every chance she gets.
Jann Parish (and her daughter Lila!)
Jann Parish is an experienced marketing executive in the consumer and lifestyle space. With almost 20 years of proven- leadership working for global consumer brands, she has cultivated brand development by building multi-faceted teams that deliver world-class results.
Parish has led marketing strategies for venerable global brands such as Victoria's Secret, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, the latter of the two are PVH companies as well as for start-ups, most recently at Green Growth Brands, a cannabis company. During 10 years at PVH Parish grew within the company through regional and global roles. In 2013, following the PVH acquisition of Warnaco, she was selected to lead the newly formed Calvin Klein Americas marketing team and ultimately rose to the role of Executive Vice President, Global Product Marketing, leading a marketing organization driving growth for an $8B franchise.
Known for having a keen sense of ever-changing consumer wants, Parish has led transformational marketing campaigns such as "I _______ in #mycalvins" for Calvin Klein, which was targeted at the millennial consumer. The socially led initiative was one of the first of its kind, delivering both consumer buzz and resulting sales growth. The campaign opened new distribution channels for the Calvin Klein brand including Amazon and Urban Outfitters. It also received a Grand Clio for "Best Integrated Marketing Campaign" while reigniting global interest in the Calvin Klein brand.
As part of the Calvin Klein expansion, Parish was integral in the growth and development of key franchise and license partnerships throughout the world. During her tenure at the brand, sales grew from $6B to over $8B.
In 2019 Parish was named to the Forbes CMO Next and the High Times Female 50 lists in recognition of her impact on the field of marketing.
Parish is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Marketing and a minor in French. As an advocate for women and children, Parish has served on the Young Leaders on the Horizon board at Safe Horizon, has partnered with the Ronald McDonald House on its marketing committee and has worked with Dress for Success. She and her family currently reside in Columbus, Ohio.
Chelsea Maddred is a recent marketing graduate of NYU Stern, and has been involved in GlamourGals since 2015 when she founded a chapter at her high school. Since then she's interned with GlamourGals where she first found her passion for social media and has also worked with entertainment and influencer marketing companies. She recently launched her own business, Click Maven Media, where she provides social media management and consulting services for small businesses looking to build their Instagram communities.
Past President Glammy Scholarship Award-Winner Christina Sookhoo is a Harvard University Extension School ALB Degree Candidate in Journalism, minoring in Economics. A lifelong entrepreneur, she started her first company in social media marketing, which later developed into branding & public relations, continuing to consult in event planning/hosting, media relations, and brand development/equity. Christina managed Harvard College's Student Event Services for 3 years, providing job opportunities to Harvard grad students in Cambridge and Boston. Currently Christina is a part-owner in World Artists United LLC, a boutique record label and entertainment company helping artists and athletes build brands and legacies, and co-founded the Music Entrepreneur Conference, bringing resources and executive experts to artists worldwide. As an ambassador of the National Financial Literacy Campaign, she helps families and individuals understand basic financial literacy and how to build a strong financial foundation.
Lea is a sophomore in the college at Georgetown University studying Psychology on the Pre-medical track. Originally from New York City, Lea started her journey with GlamourGals as an intern this past summer. Turning her passions into a reality, Lea strives to be a doctor specializing in either psychiatry or pediatrics from her love of psychology, children, and care for others.
See you for a week filled with GG Spirit! ;)
love, the girl with the big pink heart™
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