The theme of the night was "anniversary"
In honor of our first birthday (!!!), we're celebrating all things "anniversary." Technically an anniversary celebrates something that happened on a certain date in the previous year, but we’re bending the rules. Perhaps we'll hear a story about a one-week anniversary or one-day anniversary. Maybe our storytellers will unlock a memory in their past and have the chance to reflect on the fact this year is the 10 or 20 or 50 year anniversary of becoming a working woman/Royal super-fan/fighter pilot/former smoker. Maybe something memorable happened at an anniversary event they attended, or maybe someone's parents’ wedding anniversaries inspired a funny or poignant story. Regardless of the inspiration, it's party time on the Generation Women stage, and you're all invited to the celebration!
Team 20s: Felicia Fitzpatrick is the Social Media Manager of Playbill. She also hosts and produces “call and response,” a podcast that explores the intersection of blackness and performing arts. Her writing has been featured on Teen Vogue, BuzzFeed, Femsplain and Shine Text, and is the proud owner of NOW That's What I Call Music! albums 4, 7-8, 10 and 16.
Team 30s: Franchesca Ramsey is a social justice advocate, comedian, actor, writer, vlogger, sought-after speaker, and the host of the award-winning MTV web series Decoded. A former writer and correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, she currently has multiple television projects in development. Her first book Well, That Escalated Quickly was published by Grand Central, May 2018.
Team 40s: Robin Gelfenbien is a storyteller, writer, and comedian who has performed on PBS, The Moth, RISK! And Mortified. She’s the Creator and Host of the storytelling series and podcast, “Yum’s the Word,” which features her homemade ice cream cakes.
Team 50s: Fiona Davis is the bestselling author of The Dollhouse and The Address. She came to New York as an actor, working on Broadway and off, before enrolling in Columbia Journalism School and eventually settling down as an author of historical fiction. Her third novel, The Masterpiece, comes out in August.
Team 60s: Elizabeth Howard is an author, journalist, consultant and entrepreneur. She spent eight years at a Fortune 500 company before founding her own consultancy in 1987, Broadbridge International Group. She is a pioneer in the business world, working on issues related to human rights and corporate social responsibility.
Team 70s: Roseann Shaiman became a mother in her 30s, and a practicing psychotherapist in her 40s. In her 50s, she became a certified yoga instructor. In her 60s, she became a celebrant joining couples in marriage. A "storylistener" by vocation, she has been inspired by Generation Women in her 70s to become a fledgling storyteller.
Hosted by Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List.