Small Business Diwali

October 17th
This Diwali, we are encouraging New Yorkers to shop small business for their gifting needs. Learn how you can be a vendor at the LadyDrinks Small Business Diwali.

Calling all vendors! The LadyDrinks Small Business Diwali Bazaar October 17th at Luminary 1204 Broadway,  6pm-8pm will feature 10 women vendors. The public will be invited to come shop for their gifting needs.
Vendor slots are $150/slot. We invite you to submit your application to reserve a spot.
All requests will be forwarded to a small committee who will review your product line to ensure a balanced experience for our shoppers.
If you are selected, we give you our commitment to do everything in our power to attract a quality clientele through strategic marketing, electronic newsletters and social media. Your success is our success.
To request a spot, please contact Monika Anush at

This Saturday, I’m was interviewed on a podcast by LadyDrinks Member Farah Khan, Principal and Creative Director and H9 House of Design in Montreal.  Her top most question for me was: “As South Asian women, we’re taught to be humble and submissive.  How can we train ourselves to become a more confident advocate for ourselves in the workplace? I crowdsourced answers from YOU. Read here.

This week’s LadyDrinks Member Spotlight is on Artist & Relational Waste Expert Rita Patel. I first learned about her when she became a LadyDrinks member last year. We met in person when I hosted LadyDrinks Chicago May 20th. I was so taken by the fact that she took a bus from Detroit to Chicago to attend the private tour of women only artists at the Art Institute of Chicago. But then, as we dig deeper, art and beauty are a big piece of Rita’s life.

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