Momentum Women™ Honor Cynthia Ekberg Tsai

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Cynthia Ekberg Tsai and Adrienne Landau (photo: Patrick McMullan)

Throughout the year, CESLIE- THE WOMEN'S NETWORK™ hosts the Company's women's service organization Momentum Womenâ„¢ members and honors a woman with the Momentum Award™ who personifies the qualities that set the standard for today's modern woman. In June, during we were pleased to honor, CYNTHIA EKBERG TSAI.

On June 5, 2007 Dr. Robin L. Smith, Patti Gregory, Adrienne Landau, Jutta Sales, Sharon Marantz Walsh, and Ceslie Armstrong hosted a private cocktail networking event and toasted Momentum Award honoree Cynthia Ekberg Tsai at one of the most glamorous rooms in NYC: The World Bar at Trump World Tower near the U.N.

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For two hours, 100 NYC power women networked, exchanged ideas (and business cards) while enjoying delicious Silk Vodka POMtini's in the absolutely beautiful setting of the internationally famous The World Bar. Ceslie introduced the evening’s honoree, the gorgeous, smart, elegant, and successful Cynthia Ekberg Tsai, and presented her with the Tiffany & Company engraved crystal Momentum Award.

Tsai graciously accepted her award and spoke about her career journey as a woman in finance; a pioneer in women's health initiatives and wellness; and about security issues for women personally and in business. The members and guests were mesmerized by Tsai's expert advice and breadth of knowledge and she graciously answered questions from the crowd.

Ceslie Armstrong presents honoree

Cynthia Ekberg Tsai with the Momentum Award™ click to enlarge/photo: PMC Patrick McMullan

Cynthia Ekberg Tsai is a respected pioneer in the worlds of finance, biotechnology, wellness, and now security. As CEO, Founder and Partner of numerous companies and organizations, Tsai has brought life enhancing products and services to women worldwide. She is a leader in biotechnology investing, product launches, and cutting edge medical and wellness technologies and an authority on women's issues relating to health and wellness. She has also turned her focus and expertise to the expanding issue of safety and security relating to women and their businesses.

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(L) Ceslie Armstrong; Richard Parsons, Chairman & CEO Time Warner, Inc.; Cynthia Ekberg Tsai

(R) Cynthia Ekberg Tsai, Dr. Robin L. Smith, Sharon Marantz-Walsh

Tsai is Executive Vice President for Business Development of ExecutiveAction, LLC. She spent 16 years on Wall Street as a Vice President with Merrill Lynch and Kidder Peabody, involved in venture funds, IPOs, and investor relations. Tsai is the Founder and CEO of HealthExpo, the largest consumer healthcare event in the U.S. In seven years she grew the enterprise from concept to execution, attracting more than 50 million consumers to HealthExpo. Tsai has achieved international recognition for her expertise in private equity financing and development of high-growth companies by securing private capitalization from high-net worth investors. Previously, she was a General Partner in MassTech Ventures, a multi-million dollar equity fund focused on technology development at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has served on numerous boards and committees including:
  • Member of the Board of the Institute for Global Finance at Pace University (2001-present)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the White House Project (2001-present)
  • Advisor to the Chairman of Maxim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (1999-2005)
  • Member of the Board of Directors at the American Association (1999-2002)
  • New York Board of Directors for the Weizmann Institute of Science (2000-2004)
  • Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association (1996-2006)
  • Advisory Committee Member of the National Institutes of Health (2000-2002)
  • Member of the World Economic Forum (1992-1998)
  • Member of the Economic Club of New York
  • Member of the board of the TJ Martell Foundation
In 1999, the Harvard Business School Alumni Chapter in New York recognized Tsai with an Early Stage Honor Roll Award for Entrepreneurship. In 2004, she also received a “Leading Woman Entrepreneur of the World� Award from the Star Foundation in Oakland Park, Kansas. She earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Missouri. Some of the evening's attendees included:

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(L) Jill Diamond, President of Lenartco; Ceslie Armstrong; Jill Gabbe, CEO of Gabbe Group

(R) Madeline Johnson, President of Madeline Johnson Public Relations; Jamie Ahn, founder of Acqua Beauty and Townhouse Spa

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(L) Wendy Weatherford, VP, Consumer & Music Marketing VH1, VH1 Classic & VH1 Soul; Karina Kontogianni

(R) Kathleen Giordano, Founder of Lady Barber, Inc.; Sandra Castellanos of Vikas Kapoor's Office, CEO of IRMC

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(L) Lauren Schelfhaudt, Melanie La Patin, president/owner/film & tv choreographer Dance Times Square

(R) Lee Buether



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(L) Cassandra Kelley, Founder of 2Belles, Inc.; MacDella Cooper, of MCF (MacDella Cooper Foundation)

(R) Ceslie Armstrong; Evie Evangelou, Founder of Dare 2 Be, Inc.

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(L) Ferrol K. Lipton, Director of Development OgilvyAction; Erin Donnelly, Founder of Erin Donnelly Marketing, Inc.

(R) Dana Rotkiewicz; Lauren Strickstein; Nicole Abbatemarco, PR Director of Adrienne Landau, Inc.

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(L) Adrienne Landau, Founder Adrienne Landau designs; Sharon Marantz-Walsh; Princess Ann Marie Borghese of Castello di Borghese Winery

(L) Jill Gabbe; Jennifer Robinson

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(L) Sandra Castellanos; Ceslie Armstrong

(R) Richard Parsons; Cynthia Ekberg Tsai

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(L) Ceslie Armstrong; Sharon P. Rutter, Director of Technology Policy Development Empire State Development; Hitomi Blumberg of Manhattan Oasis, Inc.

(R) Cynthia Ekberg Tsai; Adrienne Landau



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