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Female Design Council hosts first event
Oct 19, 2017 | New York, New York
Female Design Council hosts first event

The Female Design Council held its inaugural event with 1sdibs at The Standard, High Line last month with a panel of women in design, who discussed business strategy, philosophy, mentoring and charting an individualized career path. The panel was led by Lora Appleton, founder of the Female Design Council and kinder MODERN, and she was accompanied by Amy Lau of Amy Lau Design, Cristina Grajales of Cristina Grajales Gallery, and Monica Khemsurov of Sight Unseen and Sight Unseen Offsite. Over 120 guests attended the event. 

“I was honored and amazed by the incredible support from the New York City female design community last night,” says Appleton. “Having had a seed of an idea grow organically to include incredible industry partners like 1stdibs, as well as engaging thoughtful conversations with tenured female panelists, was humbling. There is a clear need and want for the Female Design Council, and we can’t wait to further engage this inspired and growing community of women designers.” 

Images by Roey Yohai Photography. 

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Lora Appleton, Amy Lau and Cristina Grajales
Lora Appleton, Amy Lau and Cristina Grajales
Lora Appleton, Amy Lau and Cristina Grajales
Xiaodi Zhang and Cristina Miller
Xiaodi Zhang and Cristina Miller
Xiaodi Zhang and Cristina Miller
Zoe Fisher, Kalie Bernard
and Aelfie Oudghiri
Zoe Fisher, Kalie Bernard and Aelfie Oudghiri
Zoe Fisher, Kalie Bernard and Aelfie Oudghiri
Cate Andrews, Alison Rose and Eva Hsu
Cate Andrews, Alison Rose and Eva Hsu
Cate Andrews, Alison Rose and Eva Hsu
Jovanna Djuric and Nadia Jabri
Jovanna Djuric and Nadia Jabri
Jovanna Djuric and Nadia Jabri
Monica Khemsurov
Monica Khemsurov
Monica Khemsurov
A guest during the panel
A guest during the panel
A guest during the panel
Guests prior to the panel
Guests prior to the panel
Guests prior to the panel
Guests mingle before the event.
Guests mingle before the event.
Guests mingle before the event.
Lori Warriner and Sarah Jaurequi
Lori Warriner and Sarah Jaurequi
Lori Warriner and Sarah Jaurequi
1stdibs magazine for guests
1stdibs magazine for guests
1stdibs magazine for guests
Cristina Grajales, Amy Lau and Monica Khemsurov
Cristina Grajales, Amy Lau and Monica Khemsurov
Cristina Grajales, Amy Lau and Monica Khemsurov
Cristina Grajales and Amy Lau
Cristina Grajales and Amy Lau
Cristina Grajales and Amy Lau
The audience during the panel
The audience during the panel
The audience during the panel
Gift bags for guests
Gift bags for guests
Gift bags for guests
Byron Cordero, Scott Karrel
and Valentina Pineda
Byron Cordero, Scott Karrel and Valentina Pineda
Byron Cordero, Scott Karrel and Valentina Pineda
Decor at the event
Decor at the event
Decor at the event
Monica Khemsurov and Hillary Potrie
Monica Khemsurov and Hillary Potrie
Monica Khemsurov and Hillary Potrie
Cristina Grajales
Cristina Grajales
Cristina Grajales
Lora Appleton, Cristina Grajales, Amy Lau and Monica Khemsurov
Lora Appleton, Cristina Grajales, Amy Lau and Monica Khemsurov
Lora Appleton, Cristina Grajales, Amy Lau and Monica Khemsurov
Amy Lau speaks with guests following the panel.
Amy Lau speaks with guests following the panel.
Amy Lau speaks with guests following the panel.