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Power Social Dinner Celebrates Women’s Achievements; Features Movers And Shakers In Entertainment Industry


Among the plethora of celebrations, plenaries and discussions that commemorated Women’s History Month in March, one gathering that immensely stood out was Power Social.

Housed comfortably on the Lower East Side of Manhattan’s Visana Restaurant on Thursday March 31, the ticketed intimate dining and networking series event housed 30 attendees who were treated to a curated dinner. A conversation series also engaged guests while quenching both mind and palette.

A panel of power players in entertainment, public relations and entrepreneurship were the focal point of the gathering. The panel, moderated by Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson, co-host of CBS Radio’s daily podcast Brown and Scoop, featured PYNK’s own Mecca Moore, along with industry heavy hitters Jen BKYLN, a radio host at New York’s WQHT Hot 97 and Editor-in-Chief of, as well as 135th St. Agency Founder and CEO Shante Bacon.

The all-lady panel shared their experiences working in the field in a male-dominated society, shared anecdotes to longevity and expressed candor as to what it takes to be truly successful in the industry while being both women and minorities. Of note, Cyrene Tankard, star of the Bravo TV series Thicker Than Water and daughter of gospel recording artist Ben Tankard was in attendance at the dinner.

Speaking of dinner, traveling culinary chef Mikail Sayeed, founder of the New York based Trust In Us Private Chefs and Catering kept the room enamored with his cooking technique while cooking up to a menu that included Thai shrimp burgers, chicken tiki masala green curry with stir-fried basmati rice and roasted branzino stuffed with corn succotash.

Thought  the meal ended there? Nope, you were sadly mistaken! For dessert, the crowd was treated to Sayeed’s Tiramisu cheesecake.

Power Social, an event curated by entrepreneur Brendez Wineglass, a Queens, NY native and Howard University graduate was surely an evening to network and connect. More importantly, however, the gathering was a plausible means for individuals to commemorate how far women have come to achieve equality and to cogently discuss what needs to be done to stay consistent.

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