A Lunch That Honors Mothers
May 15, 2017
Last week I went to the 39th Annual 2017 Outstanding
Mother Awards Luncheon at The Pierre Hotel – and it was fabulous. I went with
Lisa Klein, SVP CEW; we were guests of beauty industry heavyweights Laurie
Dowley and Thia Breen. Fittingly, proceeds from the luncheon benefit Save the
Children’s U.S. Programs.
turned out in full force: Tara Simon; Gemma Lionello and Debbi Hartley-Triesch;
Muriel Gonzalez and Nancy Schmidt. Of course, the star of the luncheon was
Leonard Lauder, who delivered warm,
respectful and admiring remarks about Jane Hertzmark Hudis, one of four women honored that day. Jane's remarks were also quite moving,
especially about her two stepsons. I could see from my table they were touched by her
I sat next to Joanna Coles. She is so smart and
hysterically funny. Laurie served as Mistress of Ceremonies, and as usual, was sincere and
charming. She puts her heart and soul into this event, and it shows.
And, it ended on time, which we all know in the cosmetics industry
is a must.