Socialites and entrepreneurs gathered at STK New York in the meatpacking district to honor four outstanding women making a difference at work and at home during BMW’s “Women Who Pay it 4Ward” brunch this Sunday, May 15. The second series installment recognized the achievements of Jaclyn Rosenberg, principal and founder of the boutique real estate firm The RoseMark Group; Janna Andrews, assistant clinical professor of radiation oncology at Hofstra University; Christal Jackson, founder of Heart Philanthropy; and Raquel Liberman, immigration attorney at Fragomen Worldwide.
Prior to the brunch, BMW offered guests the opportunity to pay it forward themselves with the “Ultimate Test Drive Experience” featuring the new BMW 4 Series. For every test drive in the state-of-the-art gran coupe or convertible models, BMW donated to Kicked It In Heels, a nonprofit organization providing services to breast cancer survivors of color. After admiring BMW’s latest innovations, guests headed to STK’s dining area where they were met with towering cherry blossom arrangements and plush leather seating throughout the intimate setting. The brunch menu shined featuring serrano and manchego mini empanadas served in tomatillo sauce, tuna tartare with avocado and soy-honey emulsion, braised short rib sliders and a perfectly paired selection of white wine, bellinis and prosecco.
“This diverse group of women is the perfect mix of success and philanthropy,” says Kevin Williams, Head of Multicultural Marketing at BMW of North America.
“ BMW is happy to honor their achievements and will continue to highlight those women dedicated to hard work and altruism.”
Williams and event host Tai Beauchamp then presented the afternoon’s donations of $2,700 to Kicked It In Heels founder Janna Andrews and her team. The brunch closed with drinks, mingling and music in STK’s rooftop lounge keeping guests smiling and inspired all day long.