Women's Voices 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013 - Hyatt Regency, Irvine
The lights may have dimmed at The Hyatt Regency, but there's still so much excitement about Women's Voices 2013. A record high, 675 Orange County women joined us for an inspiring morning of support for our Jewish community, locally, in Israel and around the world! Click here for a glimpse of some photos from Women's Voices! We hope to see you at Women's Voices 2014!
2013 Anne Entin Woman of the Year
We are proud to announce that Cindy Furst has been selected as the Anne Entin 2013 Woman of the Year.
Cindy moved to Orange County 26 years ago and quickly became immersed in Jewish OC life. She was a Women’s Philanthropy board member in the 80s, chair of our Women’s Voices luncheon, and served on the boards of Congregation B’nai Israel, Jewish Federation & Family Services, the Merage JCC and AIPAC, and was active at Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School for fifteen years.
Cindy is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Women’s Philanthropy of JFFS. She lives in Irvine with her husband Michael and their two children.
We hope you will join us in honoring Cindy at our Women’s Voices luncheon on March 18th when we will celebrate her many years of community service.
CEO of Spanx, Laurie Ann Goldman
A little more than eight years ago, Laurie Ann Goldman was on the fast track toward a 10-year career in marketing and licensing at The Coca-Cola Company. After building Coca-Cola’s licensing operation to a 54-country, billion dollar business, she appeared destined for a career of increasing responsibility.
Desiring more time with her family and her community efforts, she traded the path to a senior position in one of the world’s largest companies for the job of running Spanx, a start-up firm, with one product and a handful of people working out of a three-room bungalow near Atlanta.
Under her leadership, Spanx has become the number one shape wear brand in major department stores - a $350 million business that has grown with innovative new products and an aggressive expansion into new categories, new channels and, now, new countries. From celebrities to corporate climbers to stay at home moms, women have found their way to the bright red packages in search of the same things: improving how they look,and how they feel.
She has grown the company with a leadership style that is both warm and demanding. Her message is clear. If you see a problem, don’t wait for someone else to solve it. If you’re unhappy with your situation, change it. If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. Above all: work hard, think creatively, and take things personally.
She lends her leadership and energy to a variety community, philanthropic and professional development organizations; including The Committee of 200 (C200), the Jewish Federation of Atlanta, and Pace Academy. She is also an active volunteer in the Atlanta community. She was named one of Jewish Women International’s Top Ten Women to Watch, and represented the Jewish Committee before Israel‘s Minister of Defense and received the privilege of running the Olympic torch through the streets of Atlanta.
Laurie Ann lives in Atlanta’s Buckhead area with her husband and three sons. When she’s not working to rid the world of panty lines and back fat, she enjoys handbag shopping, playing with her puppy Lu Lu, and most of all, spending time with her family.
Co-Chairs: Barbara Shapiro & Susan Tuchler