Wednesday, June 5, 2013

‘Secret Supper Club’ Hosts Gathering of Women Leaders on Business, Mentorship and Philanthropy

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Christina Lewis Halpern, Demetria L. Lucas and Ellen Chube attend Diversity Affluence's Secret Supper Club on May 30, 2013 in New York City.

Second dinner series supported launch of inaugural Women with Purpose Global Summit

NEW YORK, NY – On May 30th, fifteen distinguished women gathered in New York City for the Diversity Affluence Secret Supper Club.  The gathering, in partnership with Amethyst Entertainment, was to help launch the inaugural Women with Purpose Global Summit taking place in St. Martin/St. Maarten from June 18th – 22nd.  The evening was sponsored by Cadillac. 

The event stimulated intellectual and social discourse among guests focused on discussing mentorship, philanthropy, paying it forward and leaving a legacy.  Guests included Eboni Gates, VP of Charitable Donations for RBC Capital Markets, Sthu Zunga, President of South African Tourism, WABC News Reporter Sandra Bookman, and Ellen Chube, VP and Chief of Staff to the Chairman & CEO of Ariel Investments among others.  After two hours of heartfelt, open and honest conversation, the sponsor surprised guests with a one week lease of a Cadillac.

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Tai Beauchamp, Eboni Gates, Kimberly Carpenter and Chloe Drew

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Sandra Bookman and Sthu Zungu; Karen Proctor and Andrea Hoffman, founder, Secret Supper Club

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Cadillac is the primary sponsor of the Women with Purpose Global Summit where Diversity Affluence Founder and CEO, Andrea Hoffman, will be leading a roundtable discussion on philanthropy.  Other summit speakers include Iyanla Vanzant, Judy A. Smith and Soledad O’Brien.

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Joyce Mullins-Jackson, Tai Beauchamp, Jocelyn K. Allen, Susan Brady and Valerie Norman Gammon

The inaugural Secret Supper Club was held in October 2012 in Washington, DC that was attended by the city’s most notable African American male business executives and nonprofit leaders.   The men have continued to stay connected through an online group, have formed business partnerships and are working to identify mentoring initiatives to support.

About the Secret Supper Club

The Secret Supper Club (SSC) is an influencer and social impact program. Conceived by Andrea Hoffman of Diversity Affluence, this invitation-only dinner is dedicated to fostering new and deepening existing friendships among same gender of affluent and influential business leaders.

SSC is not a business forum. Its aim is to stimulate intellectual and social discourse among guests focused on discussing mentorship, philanthropy, paying it forward and leaving a legacy.

SSC was born out of research Diversity Affluence conducted in 2009 among affluent African American men and women.  Research insight indicated that this powerful and growing demographic desires to spend more quality time with like-minded peers discussing topics of substance.

For brands who are interested in sponsoring a Secret Supper, contact Diversity Affluence by visiting  For more information about the Women with Purpose Global Summit, visit

Photo credit:  Stephen Knight

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