Vagina. Vulva. The "P" word. All words that make us grimace when we say them out loud. Yet as proud capable women, we all have one and use them daily. Why don't we talk about our intimates more? At this event, we're getting intimate. Join Six Degrees Society Founder Emily Merrell as she asks thought leaders in the feminine care space their most intimate questions. But this isn't a monologue ladies-- we want you to join the conversation so bring your most pressing questions.
Six Degrees Society NYC is thrilled to be partnering with The Honey Pot Company to create a safe space to promote conversation around sexuality, intimacy, and our vaginas. The Honey Pot Company is leading the charge in all-natural plant-based feminine care, and now they’re leading the conversation by joining forces with us to deliver a panel of inspiring women who have changed the way we think about our intimates. Meet the panelists below.
About Honey Pot Co:
The Honey Pot Company is plant-based, all-natural feminine care line. Founded on the belief that all products should be free of chemicals, parabens, carcinogens and sulfates, The Honey Pot Co. offers an extensive range of organic products spanning feminine hygiene, menstrual, mommy-to-be and intimates.
Meet The Panelists:
Beatrice Feliu- Espada – Founder and CEO, The Honey Pot Company
Beatrice suffered with bacterial vaginosis infection for 8 months. An ancestor gave her the ingredients to heal herself in a dream. From that insightful dream, she created the formula for a healthy, clean feminine wash. It worked! She launched The Honey Pot Company in 2014. The rest is history.
With experience in pharmaceuticals, retail and natural foods, she has the insight and expertise to bring the innovative concept of a plant-based feminine care system to the marketplace. Unlike mass market and conventional feminine care brands, consumers will be able to get all of their feminine care needs met under one brand as The Honey Pot Company currently offers feminine washes, wipes, pads and soon-to-be additional product offerings in both the feminine hygiene and feminine care segments.
With her diverse background and experience, she is primed to make a mark in the world of natural health and retail with a truly revolutionary approach to feminine health and wellness.
Polly Rodriguez – Founder, Unbound Box
Polly Rodriguez is the CEO and Co-Founder of Unbound, a rebellious sexual wellness company for women. Polly went through a cancer diagnosis at 21 that resulted in early onset menopause and found herself shopping for a vibrator at a seedy shop next to the highway in St. Louis, Missouri. Ten years later, she started Unbound with the goal of taking vibrators, lubricants and sexual accessories mainstream through elevated design, body-safe materials, and accessible pricing. Today, the company has been hailed by the New York Times as the "ideological center of the tech-savvy, female-led women's sexuality movement" with over 75 products created by a team of 10 women in New York City.
Eva Goicochea – Co-Founder and CEO, Maude
10+ years in ecommerce, social media, and brand strategy. Former Head of Social Media, Culture, Hiring at Everlane. Brand advisor to Steven Alan. Worked with Squarespace, adidas, Josie Maran Cosmetics. BA, Organizational Comms and Advertising & Marketing.
Cate Luzio- Founder- Luminary
Cate is an advocate for gender parity and committed to leveraging her voice to empower women and girls. She serves on the National Board for Girls Inc.
Cate is a widely-recognized industry leader with over twenty years of experience in financial services. Previously, she was the Executive Vice President and Global Head of Multinational Corporate Banking for Global Commercial Banking at HSBC. In this role, she was responsible for roughly $2 billion in revenue and teams globally in 55 countries. Prior to joining HSBC, Cate spent over 6 years at J.P. Morgan as the Managing Director and Head of Multinational Corporate Banking across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. She held several Executive Sponsor positions at these organizations for various diversity and women’s groups.
Cate was named a Top 25 Women to Watch in American Banker for 2015, 2016, and 2017. She also received the Financial Times Global Diversity Champion HERoes Award in 2017. Cate has been featured in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, USA Today, American Banker and Women’s Wear Daily. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland.
Meet The Moderator:
Emily Merrell- Founder, Six Degrees Society
Emily, also lovingly referred to as "20 questions" has always loved figuring out people's stories. Born in Florida she moved to Connecticut at the ripe age of 12. As a sexy middle schooler, she became famous for being Frida Khalo's doppelganger, and after being asked what Latin American country she yielded from she decided to study Spanish and Communications (girl needed to communicate!) at a small Liberal Arts school in Ohio. Upon graduating from Denison University, she moved to Buenos Aires to master her Spanish and worked in various industries (ask her about Malbec). Following her return to New York City, she landed in the Fashion world specializing in Events & Marketing working at Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco, Tory Burch and INTERMIX. In 2017 she took the leap and left her beloved NYC for SF to be with her guy (now fiance) In her free time, you can find her exploring new restaurants, drinking bold bottles of wine, taking early morning workout classes, planning her next trip or playing the name game. Follow her adventures at @emilyamerrell.
Wednesday, March 27th
Before we sit down for our programming, at Six Degrees Society we believe that networking should be easy! We'll curated two people for you to meet for15 minutes each. These matches are based on bios submitted pre-event.
Light bites and adult refreshments throughout the night!
New York, NY 10001
Luminary is a collaboration hub for women to develop, network and connect. This membership community of inspiring women gathers in a beautiful space in NoMad, where members and their guests can work, play, learn and practice wellness.
$35, Free for Six Degrees Society members
Next session: Wed, Mar 27, 7:00pm
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