“Be fearless in using your heart and mind in what you do.” —Ivy Ross

Saturday, May 18, 2019

When Women Lead…

featuring Eileen Fisher & Ivy Ross

with Jessica Orkin, Kate Johnson & Antoinette Klatzky

As women, we often don’t give ourselves, or each other, credit for the things we do, juggle, care for, and make happen. We are already leaders in our own lives, and we deserve to move through each day with confidence—powered by our own unique voices and lifted up by other women. We can’t do it alone. We need a tribe.

Women Together is that tribe. Part workshop, part retreat, When Women Lead… features Eileen Fisher, Ivy Ross, Jessica Orkin and Antoinette Klatzky. With your participation—either online and in person—we will learn about ourselves, and about leading—not just in the business world, but in all areas of our lives.

We’ll hear how EILEEN FISHER, Inc. grew out of the vision of one woman—as well as the leadership stories of Ivy Ross, an innovative executive at Google, and Jessica Orkin, SYPartners president, who works with visionary CEOs to drive business growth and culture change.

Join our daylong event either online via our unique interactive platform or in person at the Eileen Fisher Learning Lab in Irvington, NY.

Through writing, conversation, movement and Q&A with our presenters, we will learn and grow from each other’s strengths, hopes and experiences.

Let’s create the change we want to see in the world. Together.

Learn more about the day.

Join Online Via Live-Stream

Our unique live-stream platform lets you feel immersed in the full-day event as you participate with the larger community of online participants. Whether you’re joining solo or with a group of friends, you’ll be connected to the day’s activities, including live Q&A and small-group breakouts.

To learn more about Women Together Live! visit our dedicated page.


“This was absolutely THE VERY BEST virtual event I’ve ever attended! . . . It felt like I was there.” —Shelby D., Saskatchewan, Canada

Online or In Person

Connect, Practice, Move
Connect, Practice, Move

Each event in the Women Together Series features these three elements. Whether you join in person or online you will have opportunities to connect with other participants, learn and try new practices that support the day’s experience and spend time moving.

“A life-changing event.” —Susan O., Yonkers, NY, past participant

More About the Day

Our morning session includes a conversation among Eileen Fisher, Ivy Ross and Jessica Orkin, moderated by Antoinette Klatzky, the executive director of the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute.

During our afternoon session, Antoinette and movement teacher Kate Johnson will lead us in practices that will help us integrate discoveries from the day into our bodies.

Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher, founder and chairwoman of EILEEN FISHER, INC., has been on a decades-long journey of awakening to her purpose, exploring the mind-body connection and striving to live more consciously. Her commitment to lifelong learning and alignment with what truly matters has led her to spearhead initiatives that empower others to connect more deeply with themselves to create a better, more sustainable world.

In 2019, Eileen received the Positive Change Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and was also honored as Designer of the Year by the American Apparel & Footwear Association. In 2017, Parsons School of Design honored Eileen at their annual gala for her work in sustainability. She was also selected to join the Steering Committee for New York State’s Council on Women and Girls—launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo, this committee was formed to ensure that government policies and programs protect women’s rights and equality advancement in the state.

Ivy Ross

“Be fearless in using your heart and mind in what you do.”

Ivy Ross, currently the VP of hardware design at Google, has held executive positions at numerous companies, including Calvin Klein, Swatch, Coach, Mattel, Bausch & Lomb and Gap. A renowned artist, her innovative metal work in jewelry is in the permanent collections of twelve international museums. She was the keynote speaker at the Nokia World Design Conference and ​Fortune​ Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit, and has been cited by ​Fast Company​ and ​Businessweek​ as “one of the new faces of Leadership.”

Jessica Orkin

“In deep listening, I relearn how to hear my own voice.”

As president of SYPartners, a company that helps leaders transform their organizations, their teams and themselves, Jessica guides processes fueled by humanity, creativity and purpose for CEOs and executive teams at Eileen Fisher, AARP, GE, Ralph Lauren and Starbucks—and for SYP. She is a graduate of Cornell University, has attended executive education at Harvard Business School and is a student of sound meditation. Jessica is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences on human-centered strategy and innovation. At home, she is prototyping “agile parenting” to the bemusement of her teenage son.

Kate Johnson

“Reminding ourselves and each other that freedom is possible is sometimes as simple as . . . sharing a moment of awakening from our own lives. . . these stories connect us with our highest purpose and potential, and help orient us when the way forward seems unclear.”

Kate will show us how to build resilience through mindful movement.

Kate Johnson, a movement and meditation teacher, is faculty at MIT’s Presencing Institute and has trained hundreds of leaders to use embodied awareness-based approaches in their work. A certified Insight Meditation instructor, she teaches about mindfulness, creativity and social change at venues around the country, including the Rubin Museum in NYC, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the Omega Institute and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She also works as an organizational change consultant with Insyte Partners, a women-led boutique consulting firm and has a book forthcoming from Shambhala Publications (July 2020) about “radical friendship as a superpower.”  katejohnson.com

Antoinette Klatzky

Antoinette Klatzky regularly facilitates leadership programming and empowerment workshops for Women Together, Women Together Connect, and the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, where she serves as the executive director. Antoinette has been recognized by the YWCA’s Salute to Women and Racial Justice as a “Person to Watch” and she serves on the board of the Westchester Women’s Agenda.

Eileen on Women Together

“I know that when women come together, something happens. It’s some kind of magic.”

Watch the Video Replay



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  • Janet MacGillivray says:

    Thank you for creating purposeful dynamic and impactful events to catalyze the beauty and power of women working together. I’m excited to join May 18.

  • Alexia says:

    We need more of these gatherings to empower each other and understand our worth.

  • Mary Conway says:

    The event sounds wonderful!

  • freya novelene lineberger says:

    Since Eileen Fisher began back when she timidly displayed a few pieces at fashion trade show & was shocked at the response. Flabbergasted when repeatedly asked about the price of each piece, and even better the volume of orders requested, she kinda stumbled, unprepared like actress Diane Keaton in the movie ¨Baby Boom¨ when her ¨Country Baby¨ food displayed had no priced attached. Eilleen´s vision was spot on: Clothes of comfort made with natural fibers, breathable, ideal for the menopausal set. All you gotta do is pull out of the closet, throw on & go. Being semi retired & because of rising living costs Iḿ relegated to reducing purchases of everything, I am carefully able to squeeze in on Eileen Fisher item that´s on sale & worse with having lost a lot of weight I have to decided to replace what I have or have it altered.
    But still love the clothing, the simplicity, the natural fabrics, pieces are interchangeable. & EASY.
    It´s all good, like the kids say.

  • Robin Lenge says:

    Please add me to your email list, I would love to stay connected and informed of events.
    Thank you so much for leading by example.

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