Supper Series
Pressure Makes Diamonds


Gain mentorship from
Erin Grau of AWAY 
Michelle Cordeiro Grant of
Pooja Agarwal of Birchbox
Abigail Cook Stone of Otherland Candles


Time & Place
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
6:30 PM

Bogart House
230 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY 11206


About the event
On September 25th, our next MoxxieMade Supper Series kicks off with an amazing panel of powerhouse women on the topic of Pressure Makes Diamonds. Join us for a rooted, raw and real discussion on overcoming challenges and how these challenges have the potential to make us better, more fulfilled individuals with women who have started their own companies or enlisted to scale some of NY's top start-ups. 

Come enjoy a delicious meal from the female team atHudson Jane, dynamic dialogue, and an opportunity to build meaningful relationships in an intimate setting with both like-minded peers and our brave speakers.

Event Flow
After mingling at the cocktail hour, the event starts off with a panel discussion with our incredible speakers where attendees can soak up lots of inspiration. Next, speakers and attendees alike share a meal together - starting to form friendships and gain true mentorship. Oftentimes, with panel discussions, speakers are put on a pedestal. At our event, we want to give all women a seat at the table. 

You will love this if you want - 
• One-on-one mentoring from power-house women
• To form authentic relationships with both the speakers and
   like-minded women
• To connect with an intimate group of women on topics that matter
• A courage-boost for your daily life
• To enjoy delicious food, wine and great company


Tickets $75

Delicious 3 course meal
Unlimited wine and specialty cocktails
One-on-one mentorship and relationship building
Giveaway bags from our favorite brands - including
HUM Nutrition, Birchbox, Away,
Otherland Candles, LIVELY, and more
A chance to win a free Away Bigger Carry On 
(retails at $245)


Big thanks to our partners




Giving back to our community is important to us, so we're proud to say that this event is in partnership with the Women's Prison Association (WPA). The WPA works with women at all stages of criminal justice involvement by helping find alternatives to incarceration and assisting women living in the community to avoid arrest by making positive changes in their lives.


About our Wise Women Speakers

Erin Grau

VP of Organizational Development at Away, a global lifestyle brand designing thoughtful objects to make traveling more seamless. Prior to Away, she served as Vice President of Transformation for The New York Times, a new role created to build systems, processes, and culture to increase the output of high quality experiences at speed and in greater concert across the organization. Erin started her career as a television news producer and was nominated for two Emmy Awards before moving into digital media. 

Visit her website

Michelle Cordeiro Grant

Founder and CEO of LIVELY, has spent the tenure of her career creating brands and product for some of the world's largest retailers including Federated, VF Corporation, Limited Brands/ Victoria's Secret and Thrillist Media Group. Grant instantly fell in love with the entire process from concept to customer and realized that her passion was in supporting, creating and developing amazing brands and products. While working with Victoria's Secret, she learned that this $13B lingerie category, in the US alone, was dominated by this one brand, with one point of view. Grant was inspired to create a completely new experience for the category,  — one she coined Leisurée— and so LIVELY was born.

→ Visit her website

Pooja Agarwal

Vice President of Operations at Birchbox, a leading beauty and grooming retailer redefining the way people discover and shop for new products. In addition to Operations, Pooja also oversees Retail, BirchboxMan and Customer Operations. Prior to Birchbox, Pooja spent 6 years at working on business strategy and creative operations. She graduated from University of Michigan and is currently getting her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. 

→ Visit her website

Abigail Cook Stone

Founder of Otherland Candles, has set out to build a different kind of candle brand. Inspired by her lifelong passion for art and interiors, her moderately healthy obsession with candles, and her family philosophy of finding small ways to elevate everyday life, Otherland was born. To create Otherland, Abigail married her backgrounds in art, e-commerce, and venture capital. Prior to business school she worked at the Ralph Lauren corporate office in Art Acquisitions, where she purchased artwork to decorate the brand’s restaurants, stores and showrooms. Before that she worked in the company's e-commerce division. While attending business school she was an associate at Founder Collective, a seed stage venture fund, and a partner at Dorm Room Fund, First Round Capital's student-run VC fund. Abigail previously held a position at Cuseum, a museum engagement platform, for a year and she is the founder of Young Folk, the young patrons group of the American Folk Art Museum.

→ Visit her website






Topic Focus: 
Pressure Makes Diamonds

Cue, Queen’s “Under Pressure."

Pressure, we all feel it, especially in a city like New York, when the pressure to measure up to inner and outer expectations can feel overbearing.

Hustle hard in the concrete jungle.

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

But what’s the best way to deal with it? And why do some people thrive under it or even despite it? Join us for a dialogue with NY's powerhouse females on their own reflections of their most pressure filled life experiences, what they learned from them, and how these moments of intensity propelled them into something even better.

September Inspiration Kit



At MoxxieMade, we believe in giving yourself of the gift of time for #selflove and #selfcare (shout out to our Queen Oprah!), and the best way to get the most out of our MoxxieMade Supper Series: Pressure Makes Diamonds is to reflect upon the prompts we included below before the event as well as take some time after the event to think on our post thought starters.