Monday, July 8, 2013

Diversity Affluence Presents 4th Annual Brunch & Awards Honoring Philanthropist Alek Wek and other Leaders, Achievers and Pioneers of Diversity

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Honorees of 4th Annual Diversity Affluence Brunch & Awards: Aaron P. Dworkin, Founder & President of the Sphinx Organization, Alek Wek, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and Robert F. Smith, Chairman & CEO of Vista Equity Partners

New York, NY – Diversity Affluence will host their 4th annual Diversity Affluence Brunch & Awards on Sunday, July 28th, 2013 from 11am-3pm at B. Smith’s Restaurant in Sag Harbor, NY. The invitation only Brunch & Awards recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of people from diverse backgrounds who have achieved success within their respective industries and individuals who have progressed the diversity and multicultural agendas in American culture.

Over 125 hand selected guests, primarily affluent African American physicians, attorneys, venture capitalists, investment bankers, entertainment, media and tech industry executives will attend the brunch to honor four prominent leaders, achievers and pioneers of diversity including Robert F. Smith, Chairman & CEO of Vista Equity Partners, Alek Wek, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, Author & Supermodel, and Aaron P. Dworkin, Founder & President of the Sphinx Organization.  This year a corporate honoree, M•A•C Cosmetics was added.  “Given their trailblazing efforts embracing women of color domestically and globally, I can’t think of a more deserving brand to honor,” says Andrea Hoffman, Founder and CEO of Diversity Affluence.  John Demsey, Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., will accept the award.

This year’s sponsors include Marriott International, Barclays, The Estée Lauder Companies, Baume & Mercier, Belvedere Vodka, and Collective.

Each honoree will receive a special Baume & Mercier watch presented to them by Rudy Chavez, North American President of the luxury watch brand.

Actor Malik Yoba, award-winning star of Fox TV’s police drama “New York Under Cover,” will host the festivities.  Yoba also portrayed Gavin in Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married” and currently appears on the NBC series “Revolution.” Culture Critic Amanda Seales will be on hand to act as social media and video hostess.

“Diversity Affluence is committed to raising awareness of the affluent ethnic consumers and related executives and brands that progress the diversity agenda,” says Andrea Hoffman, Founder and CEO of Diversity Affluence.  “Our brunch celebrates the significant contributions of our incredible honorees and gives guests the opportunity to engage with affluent ethnic influencers, business and community leaders, upscale sponsors and multicultural tastemakers.”

Diversity Affluence is a boutique marketing and management consultancy specializing in connecting brands and businesses to affluent, aspirational and influential ethnic consumers - a group that they have coined as the Royaltons.  Learn more at

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