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Mercado Global Celebration
Gabriel Rivera Barraza, Rachel Lee-Holland, Laura Webb, Yaz Hernandez, Ruth DeGolia, Carla Carstens, PJ Pasqual. Photo by:  Vlasta Pilot/
Gabriel Rivera Barraza, Rachel Lee-Holland, Laura Webb, Yaz Hernandez, Ruth DeGolia, Carla Carstens, PJ Pasqual
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The Mercado Global Celebration benefit was held on October 18, 2017 at The Prince George Ballroom in support of women entrepreneurs. Jewelry designer Pamela Love received the 2017 Fashion Forward Visionary Award. The event was chaired by philanthropist Yaz Hernandez and the Vice Chairs included Rachel Alonso-Mendoza, Carla Isabel Carstens, PJ Pascual, Gabriel Rivera-Barraza, and Laura Day Webb. The annual event was attended by business leaders, top retailers, and major philanthropists who enjoyed an evening of inspiration and action.  The event celebrated Mercado Global’s work to empower women and promote ethical practices in the fashion industry. 

"We're thrilled with the event tonight,” said Mercado Global’s Executive Director Ruth DeGolia. “We're raising the funds here to bring our model to more women and families in rural Latin America. It's amazing to see so many people from New York, the fashion industry and the press out in support of our work. We are so grateful that we are having such a successful event."  

Guests included: Coromoto AtencioGabriel Alonso-Mendoza, Marina Dobreva, Marc Donatello, Sophie Bischoff, Shannon Broyles, Christine Healey de Casanova, Carla Carstens, Ruth DeGolia (Mercado Global's Executive Director), Eve Delf, Emie Diamond, Marina Dobreva,  Jacqueline Horowitz, Valentin Hernandez, Kathryn Kerns, Jason Keehn (CEO & Founder of Accompany), Julie Koch-Beinke, Stephanie Loeffler, Emily Mann, Maria Teresa Mata, Dr. John Mesa, Noria Morales, Alexandra Seegers, Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas, and Rachel Valdes.

The evening began at 6:30 with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres including sesame chicken skewers, roasted vegetable and goat cheese tart, and more. Dinner began at 7:30, when guests were greeted with grissini bread sticks in glasses on the tables. An appetizer of kale and quinoa with butternut squash was followed by a main course choice of pan roasted Alaskan halibut or filet mignon. A silent vegetarian option offered strozzapreti pasta primavera. Belgian chocolate cake was served for dessert.  The program continued with the awards presentation. Vice Chairs PJ Pascual and Gabriel Rivera-Barraza presented the award to Accompany and Pamela Love. Rivera-Barraza said, “What an honor for Mercado Global to partner with Accompany and Pamela Love to empower women in needed communities!!"


Mercado Global is a Brooklyn-based accessory brand and non-profit that empowers rural Latin American women to become entrepreneurs. Through donor-funded business education and leadership programs, we help women create community businesses to support themselves and their families. By designing collections for the international market while using traditional local weaving techniques, we are changing the status quo for women, communities, and the industry.

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