January 30th, 2020
6:00 pm
Union Square

At this epic health and wellness summit, you will hear directly from trailblazing leaders addressing current & essential topics in the world of women’s health.

Participants will enjoy breakout sessions and the opportunity to ask questions in a safe and supportive space.


Leave Educated, Inspired and Empowered with Actionable Items to Achieve your personal wellness goals


Tal Man

TALIA Jewelry
TV Personality, Model, Entrepreneur
Self-made entrepreneur, talented jeweler and public figure Tal Man was born and raised in Israel. At the age of 16 she began an international modeling career, and after completing her two-year service in the Military Police Investigations unit of the IDF, she was chosen to host the most popular prime-time TV show, the Israeli version of Wheel of Fortune, at age 21.
Following Wheel of Fortune, Tal embarked on a successful career as a TV host, actress, reporter, and column writer for the Israeli Yediot Ahronot publication, that spanned 20 years. As an extreme sports fan Tal produced 14 independent films about the extreme sports world, and she herself took 3rd place in Israel’s wake-boarding championship in 2008.
In 2004 Tal graduated from the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art and fell in love with jewelry design. She opened her own workshop and studio in Israel, which she ran alongside her career as a public figure.
Her daughters, Lia and Yali, were born in 2011 and 2015 respectively. In late 2017, Tal co-founded Talia Jewelry with her partner in life and the father of her daughters, Ronen Berka. Talia is an innovative concept in the jewelry market, inviting consumers to participate in the design process of the jewelry they will wear.
In June 2018, Tal was diagnosed with advanced stage cervical cancer. She fought and won two aggressive battles with the cancer over 18 months, all the while working on founding and creating a project to support women who survived cervical cancer. She designed a pendant with the words “Health and Happiness”, using the sales revenue to open a clinic in Sheba Tel Hashomer Hospital.
After her first clear PET scan in 2019 Tal decided to follow her dreams and race against time to make them come true. She and Ronen opened Talia’s first pop-up shop in Manhattan in November 2019, where she’s currently working on growing her brand and speaking about her survival story.

Dena Pilevsky

The Perfect Eye
New York Fashion and Beauty Blogger

Dr. Jenna Friedenthal, M.D.

Reproductive Medicine Associates

Dr. Jenna Friedenthal completed her undergraduate education at Yale University. She went on to complete her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with Distinction in Research. While in medical school, she received the Senior Research Fellowship award for her research accomplishments in reproductive endocrinology and immunology. Dr. Friedenthal then completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University. During her residency training, Dr. Friedenthal received the Mortimer Levitz Best Basic Science Award for her research on pre-implantation genetic testing. Dr. Friedenthal has published numerous scientific abstracts and articles and is the two-time award winner of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Resident-In-Training Award. Dr. Friedenthal is passionate about providing compassionate, personalized care to patients who are looking to achieve their reproductive goals and overcome the challenges of infertility.

Dr. Jordana Jacobs, Ph.D

Jordana Jacobs, Ph.D

Dr. Jordana Jacobs is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. Her approach is integrative, combining psychodynamic, mindfulness, and existential therapy into her treatment of patients. Dr. Jacobs considers herself a generalist, working with patients who have variety of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain,  and adjustment disorders. Her training at Memorial Sloan Kettering working with terminally ill cancer patients, studies in Northern India, and Vipassana meditation practice inspired her research on the complex relationship between death awareness and love. Her dissertation, entitled “Till Death do us Part: The Effect of Mortality Salience on Satisfaction in Long-term Romantic Relationships” specifically explored the ways in which priming for death has the potential to increase intimacy in partnerships. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Jacobs now speaks and leads retreats aimed towards helping people accept inevitable mortality so that they are able to live and love more fully.


Maimonides Breast Center
Breast Surgeon

Eve Elenhorn

Integrative Health Practitioner

Eve Scaba, also known as FlavorfulFIT is an Integrative Health Practitioner that specializes in Gut Health and Thyroid Disease with a continuing education at the Natural Gourmet Culinary Institute of Nutrition. She is also a certified Women’s Trainer and Pre and Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Her social media presence on Instagram is known for keeping it real in the health and wellness community, and is where the FF Movement Health and Weight Loss program blossomed and grew. Today she has helped over 1000’s of clients heal from chronic symptoms and encourages long term success by integrating changesin their home . Her passion is to help women find the root and not treat the symptoms. At FlavorfulFIT we believes long term health involves every aspect of your life not just nutrition itself .

Allison Richard

Allison Richard B.A., RYT, IHC
Stress Management, Self Care and Executive Coach

Allison Richard B.A., RYT, IHC is a Stress Management, Self Care and Executive Coach as well as a Yoga & Meditation Instructor. She works with clients to help them understand the science behind their stress response and incorporate holistic tools such as yoga, meditation, breathwork, essential oils and energy medicine techniques to empower them in creating purposeful, healthy and passionate lives they love. Her corporate clients include Barclays, Hearst Publications, TripAdvisor, Viacom and Morgan Stanley. Allison’s expertise has been featured on Good Housekeeping,  in the New York Post, and the New York Times.

Dr. Zoe White, Ph.D.

Dr. Zoe White. PHD
A licensed clinical psychologist

A licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual, couples and group therapy in Manhattan.

My therapeutic style is warm, collaborative and integrative. I hope to provide a safe, non-judgmental and authentic atmosphere in order to optimize the power of the therapeutic relationship.

It is a privilege to work with individuals every day who are motivated to gain insight and achieve goals of change and growth. My approach to treatment is rooted in psychodynamic and relational frameworks with flexibility to tailor each treatment to the unique needs of the individual.

I am passionate about working with individuals from all walks of life and have gained my clinical experience in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, hospitals and college counseling centers. Through my research and clinical background I have sought advanced training and developed a specialization in the treatment of eating disorders. My postdoctoral work has been focused on the treatment of trauma, PTSD and campus sexual assault.


Betty Gulko

SUCH A BETTY: Fashion Editor / Stylist / Influencer

Gulko is a fashion stylist and designer, as well as a social media
influencer, based out of New York. She gives fashion tips and speaks
about her life on her blog, She has recently created
her own MOXIE collection with limited edition pieces which express her
passion for fashion and her fresh and unique style. She can be reached
at or found on Instagram @such.a.betty and

Liana Zavo

Zavo Media
President and Founder

Liana Zavo is a Russian-American self-made entrepreneur, fashion designer and a publicist on a mission to change the women’s media landscape. Liana is the Founder and President of her startup ZavoMedia, which is a full service media company geared towards the female entrepreneurs. She is multi-dimensional and multi-faceted in the world of tech and fashion. Through her diverse experience in PR and startup’s, Liana noticed the gender disparities in the workforce and wanting to give the emerging entrepreneurs a voice. This indeed inspired her to launch, What Makes A WOMAN podcast also known as WMW, is a media-tech platform highlighting stories of female leaders challenging the status-quo, and championing the voices of female change-makers through substantive and inspiring, user generated content. Her mission is to change the next generation of female entrepreneurs by providing coaches and mentors starting from high school and on college campuses, to inspire the Millenial’s and the Gen Z’s. Her podcast, What Makes A Woman, is poised to change the world by challenging stereotypes. With a diverse, multicultural and multidisciplinary background that spans a variety of fields, Liana’s worldview is centered on championing innovation and challenging the status quo. Liana launched What Makes A WOMAN platform to empower female entrepreneurs, who are changing the world one launch at a time.

Esther Santer

Lifestyle Blogger
Founder of Esther Santer

Esther Santer is the blogger behind, an eponymous lifestyle blog that gives readers an inside look into the blogging industry. What started as a passion project has now transformed into Esther’s full time career. Using her past experience working in fashion, marketing, and influencer campaign management, Esther has successfully negotiated partnerships with well over 300 fashion and beauty brands in both the luxury and mass-market sectors. She can be found on social media @esthersanter.

Batsheva Weinstien

Sunnies and Sangria
Lifestyle Blogger

Batsheva Weinstien is a lifestyle blogger living in NYC. Her blog focuses on “things to do and what to wear while doing them”. She shares her daily life and worldly travels on her Instagram and most recently TikTok. Batsheva is also a part-time student at FIT studying Direct & Interactive Marketing.


Michelle Divon

Journalist & News Anchor

Michelle Divon is an Israeli-American journalist and TV host living in NYC and working as a news anchor and reporter for News12. Since moving to the city, Michelle has emceed various events for SOSA, the Algemeiner, JCRC, JCC, AICF, JCC, and others. Michelle has also written for Times of Israel and The Forward and hosted the annual Israel Parade broadcast on My9. Michelle holds a BA in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.


Chagit Sofiev–Leviev

Leviev Group USA
President & CEO

Born in Israel as the fifth of nine children to Olga and Lev Leviev, Chagit graduated from Bar Ilan University, with a B.A. in Economics and Business administration. Following her graduation, Chagit worked as a financial advisor at Deloitte, advising on international real estate valuations and business planning which led her to a CFO position at the Memorand Group.

By 2012, Chagit relocated her family to New York City to head the U.S. arm of the multi-billion-dollar international conglomerate the Leviev Group of Companies founded by renowned businessman and philanthropist Lev Leviev with investments in a wide range of dynamic industries, including real estate, mining, energy, diamonds and jewelry.
Headquartered on Fifth Avenue, Chagit also runs the US branch of Lev Leviev Diamonds (LLD). LLD is one of the world’s largest diamond manufacturers and distributers. LLD is the only diamond firm in the world to control all facets of the diamond pipeline: from ownership in diamond mines, rough trading, manufacturing, and polishing, all the way to designing, and marketing prestigious diamond jewelry.

During this time, Chagit also manages the prominent real estate firm Africa Israel USA (AFI USA), where she serves as the firm’s CEO. AFI USA built a reputation of excellence in its residential developments by introducing some of the top brands in the real estate market over the past decade including District at 111 Fulton Street, 20 Pine - The Collection by Armani Casa, 15 Broad - Downtown by Philippe Starck, The Apthorp, 88 Leonard Street and The Marquis Residences on Brickell Avenue in Miami.

Chagit is currently a member of several Boards of Directors for a wide range of companies in Israel and in the US and has previously served on the boards of Fox-Wisel, an Israeli Public traded apparel company, holding such brands as Fox, Laline, Billabong, The Children’s Place and American Eagle among others; and she previously served as a Director for Israel’s TV channel 9.

Chagit, wife of Greg Sofiev and a mother to 4 young children, follows in the footsteps of her family’s philanthropic spirit with her time and resources, serving as President of select non-profit organizations that focus on Jewish education and the community.

Shevi Peters

Community Leader

Shevi Peters, born in Israel to Libyan and Yemenite parents, lives in New York City with her 5 children. Shevi’s boundless energy and time is also devoted to Jewish causes, in particular, to those that involve education. Her goal is to provide information on Israel’s rich history and Judaism, in particular to young adults.. Shevi believes that the key to reaching unaffiliated Jews is through inspiring education. The platform for her vision is her short video series designed to capture the attention of college students in a strategic and unique way. As a producer, Shevi creates short films designed to present the facts in a nuanced, thought-provoking way. She recently partnered with Jerusalem U on the Six Day War Project. The success of this project led to production of The History of Israel Explained. Shevi’s passion for Judaism includes her involvement in Mechina Tavor, an Israeli program from which her son graduated, that attracts young high school graduates, preparing them for leadership roles in the Israeli army. Shevi is a supporter of the Israeli organization Reservists on Duty, which sends IDF reservists worldwide to provide college students with a first hand account of the diverse population in Israel today. She is also involved with the Chabad Center for Jewish Discovery. Shevi works tirelessly to strengthen Israeli culture and Jewish identity.

Linda Tantawi

Susan G. Komen

Linda McNeil Tantawi is a recognized non-profit leader whose work with a variety of nonprofits has transformed lives and communities. Driving organizations to embrace innovation to deliver impact and excellence is a hallmark of her leadership. Linda builds teams and organizations empowered to be bigger, better, and bolder, so they can be the change they want to see in the world. Linda excels at turning organizations into communities and developing lifelong brand evangelists. Linda joined Komen Greater NYC as its Chief Executive Officer in January 2013. Linda leads the largest affiliate in the Komen network and serves as a member of the National Affiliate Leadership Council.

Prior to Komen NYC, Linda served as Executive Director of the CJ Foundation for SIDS from 2009- 2013. The CJ Foundation is a national non-profit devoted to eliminating the tragedy of sudden unexpected infant deaths, supporting grieving families, advancing medical research, and furthering parent and professional education. For the 15 years prior, Linda led development and communications efforts at Volunteers of America Greater New York, with tenures as Chief Development and Communications Officer as well as Interim President and CEO. Earlier, she served as Director of Development for the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS in New York and as Senior Account Executive with J.C. Geever, Inc., a New York City based consulting firm that advises non-profits on fundraising strategies.

Linda attended the University of Massachusetts, where she received her Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude in Communications with a minor degree in Psychology. She also received a University Diploma in Social Psychology from the University of Kent, UK. Linda is a Trustee of the Partnership for Maternal Child Health in Newark, NJ and chairs its fundraising committee.