Top Women in Media Gather to Honor 135th Founder Shante Bacon @ Pynk Power Dinner in NYCPublished by Gyant on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:40 am.
Shante Bacon and her lovely mother Geraldine.
Shouts to 135TH Street’s Shante Bacon!
Many of you may not know, but back when Gyantunplugged TV was in full “go” mode, Shante and Saptosa Foster of 135th Street Agency repped me and my brand in ways I can’t even put into words. It was an amazing experience. And even though I’ve been spending the first half of this year recovering from health issues, Shante and Saptosa both continued to show how awesome they are.
So this morning when I got the info that Shante was honored by all the top women in media in NYC this weekend, I knew I had to get up and get my “blog on”.
Per 135th Street:
Some of the most influential women in media and entertainment gathered last week in NYC at ReSette for Pynk Magazine’s “Pynk Power Dinner Series” honoring 135th Street Agency Founder & CEO Shante Bacon. The exclusive event – hosted by Power 105’s Angela Yee and ARISE TV’s Lola Ogunnaike – honors “pretty, powerful and provocative” executives who are making an impact in their respective fields. The dinner was sponsored by Mega Growth, Belaire Rose, Ciroc, and Tres Chic Cupcakes. Guests walked away with luxury swag bags including products from Mega Growth, Myx Fusions Moscato, Pink Friday, Liebeskind, Mario Badescu, Ciroc and more!
“It was a no-brainer to honor Shante,” said Pynk Magazine publisher Mecca Moore. “She embodies everything that Pynk magazine represents: a strong and powerful woman at the top of her game.”
Additional attendees included Breeze Johnson (BET), Mercedes Funderburk (BET), Joi Pitts (Atlantic Records), Naima Cochrane (Sony Music), Sharon Carpenter (VH1’s “The Gossip Game”), Ariane Davis (VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta”), Joi Marie McKenzie (ABC News), Ojinkia Obiekwe (WPIX 11), Alexis Stodghill (The Grio), Whitney-Gayle Benta (MTV), Demetria Lucas (A Belle in BK), Delaina Dixon (VH1’s “The Gossip Table”), Maureen Martin (Diva Gals Daily), Noreen Dodge (Pink Friday), Tola Lawal (Six One 7 Creative), Kimberly Wilson (Black Enterprise), Geneva Thomas (The Style Scholar), Taiia Smart-Young (JUICY), Penny Wrenn (Freelance/Glamour) and many more!
“I’m completely overwhelmed by the level of support that I received from my peers, friends and colleagues at the Pynk Power Dinner,” said Shante Bacon. “I just want to bottle this feeling up and release it when I’m having a tough day.”
For more information about Pynk Magazine, visit www.pynkmagazine.com. Follow them on Twitter @pynkmag.
For more information on the 135th Street Agency, visit www.135stagency.com and follow us on Twitter @135streetagency.
Photos by Patrick Neree, Pete Monsanto
Ladies who lunch..
Gift Bag [can't forget the sponsors]