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Matchmaker, Matchmaker: A Conversation with "The Contractor Whisperer"

  • New York School of Interior Design, Arthur Satz Auditorium 170 East 70th Street New York City, New York, 10021 United States (map)

Join us for an evening with leading design entrepreneurs Wendy Goodman, Jean Brownhill, and Alexa Hampton. Alexa, who rose to design-world fame after evolving her father’s iconic firm into a global business, joins in an exciting conversation with Wendy and Jean. Wendy, the legendary design editor of New York magazine, has been like a fairy godmother to Jean, a trained architect who founded Sweeten, a free renovation matchmaking service connecting the design trade and homeowners with vetted general contractors. What did Wendy see in Jean's entrepreneurial spirit that made her an early believer? How did "The Contractor Whisperer" (as New York calls Jean) translate her personal renovation nightmare into a dream company with $1 billion projects in the pipeline? How can more women succeed in mostly male-dominated industries?