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Good Housekeeping Celebrates 2016 Awesome Women Awards

The Awesome Women honorees with Good Housekeeping Editor in Chief Jane Francisco and Co-host/honoree Rebecca Minkoff
The Awesome Women honorees with Good Housekeeping Editor in Chief Jane Francisco and Co-host/honoree Rebecca Minkoff

Last night, Good Housekeeping held its first Awesome Women Awards event. Co-hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jane Francisco and designer Rebecca Minkoff, who was also an honoree, the evening featured a night of cocktails and conversation among the Awesome Women honorees and inspiring influencers at the Rebecca Minkoff Flagship Store. As one guest said, “This was the most organic networking event I’ve ever been to. I’ve made so many amazing connections tonight with such talented women.”

Guests enjoyed cocktails by Made Real Vodka, Chandon champagne and popsicles by Chloe’s.





Awesome Women Honorees

Rebecca Minkoff 

Karissa Bodnar: Thrive

Ashley Eckstein: Her Universe


Tami Halton Pardee: Halton Pardee + Partners

Rachel Sclar: The Li.St


Luvvie Ajayi: The Red Pump Project

Ashley Dellavalle Jung: Stella Valle


Jessica Knoll: Bestselling Author

VIP Guests

Johanna Braddy, Quantico and Unreal actress

Ariana Huffington

Christina Huffington

Isabella Huffington,

Coco Rocha, Model

Simone Boyce, Fox 5 NY, Entertainment Reporter

Alison Morris, Fox 5 NY, Business Reporter

Lauren Scala, NBC 4 New York, Reporter

Katia Beauchamp, Birchbox Founder

Khirma Eliazov, Designer

Amy Emmerich, Refinery29 CCO


The Awesome Women honorees with Good Housekeeping Editor in Chief Jane Francisco and Co-host/honoree Rebecca Minkoff.

WHAT:                  Good Housekeeping Editor in Chief Jane Francisco and Awesome Women Honoree, designer, Rebecca Minkoff hosted an evening of cocktails + conversation celebrating Good Housekeeping’s first-ever 2016 Awesome Women Awards, guest edited by creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, Shonda Rhimes. GH partnered with Awestruck, AwesomenessTV’s new digital network for millennial moms, to find 25 smart, connected and inspiring women who are changing the game in their field for the Awesome Women Awards debuting in September’s “Connected Women” issue on stands now.

WHO:                    Amy Emmerich, Ariana Huffington, Coco Rocha, Rebecca Minkoff, Eden Grinshpan, Jane Francisco, Jessica Knoll, Johanna Braddy, Karissa Bodnar, Katia Beauchamp, Khirma Eliazov, Rebecca Jarvis, and more.

WHEN:                  Thursday, August 25th


WHERE:                Rebecca Minkoff

96 Greene Street

New York, NY 10012 

About Good Housekeeping

Celebrating 130 years, Good Housekeeping ( is a leading lifestyle media brand inspiring a monthly audience of 30+ million readers to discover genius innovations, delicious ideas, style-savvy trends, compelling news and best-in-class products for their homes, families and themselves. The Good Housekeeping Institute’s state-of-the-art labs combined with Good Housekeeping’s seasoned editorial talent is unparalleled. Staffed by top engineers, scientists and technology experts, the GH Institute tests and evaluates thousands of products each year for the magazine, website and for the Good Housekeeping Seal and the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, which are among the most recognized and trusted consumer icons in the world today. Good Housekeeping, which also has five international editions, is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation, and reaches 79.5 million readers and 68 million unique site visitors each month (comScore). Follow Good Housekeeping on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and on the Inside the Institute blog. Follow Jane Francisco on Twitter and Instagram.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.