Digital Sisterhood Network kicked off Digital Sisterhood Month 2011 with a visit to see the Heart of Haiti collection on December 1, 2011, at Macy’s Metro Center in Washington, DC. Numerous DC area women bloggers and social media professionals attended Macy’s special reception to honor the latest addition to the exclusive Heart of Haiti line which includes beautiful works of art made from papier mache: serving trays and sandstone bookends in vibrant colors to metal work mirrors and wall plaques. They networked with each other, enjoyed eating tasty Haitian hors d’oeuvres (loved the shrimp), and purchased items from the Heart of Haiti collection. Click here to see the event photos.
Pascale Faublas, one of the featured Haitian artists and Jacmel Director for Fairwinds Trading, and Willa Shalit, the CEO of Fairwinds Trading, spoke at the event. Stanley Lucas, the Haitian ambassador the United States, and Meg Galloway Pearce, Vice President, Marketing and Communications at the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, also spoke at the event. Ambassador (retired) Timothy M. Carney, Executive Vice President at the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, and members of his staff were in attendance. Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke, BeBlogalicious.com founder Stacey Ferguson, Tech Savvy Mama founder Leticia Barr, and PR professional Xina Eiland served as event hostesses. Ananda serves as a Heart of Haiti blogger ambassador. She traveled to Haiti to visit the Haitian artisans in February.
Everywhere, a woman-owned marketing and communications agency that represents Macy’s and its partnership with Fairwinds Trading and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, organized the event. Danica Kombol, Everywhere’s Managing Partner, and Britton Edwards, Everywhere’s Senior Digital Stategist, made sure the night was a grand success! They also hosted a Blogger Reception at Oceanaire after the Macy’s event. Each blogger received a Heart of Haiti gift.