Meet the Panelists: International Women's Day Event

Let's Celebrate Women!

Join us on Wednesday, March 9th to celebrate International Women's Day! Birthday girl Ramy Brook Sharp hosts an in-store panel featuring women entrepreneurs to discuss the power of a strong female network. Moderated by co-host of Fox 5's Good Day New York, Rosanna Scotto, the panel will feature Rachel Apfel Glass (Founder and CEO of GLOSSLAB), Melissa Bernstein (Co-Founder of Melissa & Doug Toys and Founder of LifeLines), and Chloe Epstein (Co-Founder and President of Chloe's).

Learn more about the panelists and shop their panel outfits below!


Ramy Brook Sharp

Back in 2010, Ramy Brook Sharp was looking for the perfect, sexy top to pair with her vast collection of jeans - a piece that would pair beautifully with her wide assortment of jewelry and stand the test of time, all at a contemporary price point. In her many attempts to find what she was looking for, Ramy quickly recognized a gap in the fashion space and decided to design her own; alas, the Ramy Brook brand was born. Within six months of starting Ramy Brook and hosting trunk shows around town, Sharp’s designs were picked up at Bergdorf Goodman and the rest was history.

Ramy Brook is now sold in more than 250 boutiques, including the Ramy Brook flagship store on Madison Avenue and ramybrook.com.  The brand can also be found in retailers worldwide, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus. Ramy lives in New York City with her husband Rob, two sons Kyle and Dylan, daughter Stevie, and Goldendoodle Baxter. 


Rosanna Scotto

Rosanna Scotto is an American news anchor and TV personality currently working as the co-host of FOX 5's Good Day New York. After graduating from Catholic University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, Rosanna started her career in television at the local WTBS television station in Atlanta. She then joined WNYW-FOX 5 in 1986 and has since won 3 Emmys for anchoring FOX 5 News at 10 and Good Day New York.

In addition to a host of professional accolades, Rosanna is also part-owner of the family’s New York City restaurant, Fresco by Scotto, where she often helps in the kitchen and greets diners. Rosanna has also received honors for her community service work and is a mother of two.


Rachel Apfel Glass

During her years working at a hedge fund, Rachel Apfel Glass found it nearly impossible to fit in an efficient manicure during the busy work week. In 2018, Rachel founded GLOSSLAB with a mission to modernize the nail studio experience with its hygiene-first, membership based concept. The future forward studio features technology enhanced services (online booking, cashless payment, contactless check-in and check-out) and performance based products at the forefront of beauty and nail trends, including best-in-class vegan polish, gel, and non-toxic polishes. GLOSSLAB currently has eight locations in NYC and CT, with more opening soon across the country.


Melissa Bernstein

Melissa Bernstein is the Co-Founder of Melissa & Doug, the billion dollar toy company which has created over 5,000 children’s products since its' inception. Both raised by educators, Melissa and her husband Doug started their toy business in their garage back in 1988. Since then, they have been on a mission to provide open-ended and inventive playthings for young children everywhere. 

In 2020, Melissa opened up about her personal journey towards a more fulfilled life in her book LifeLines: An Inspirational Joruney from Profound Darkness to Radiant Light. LifeLines is now an ecosystem filled with content, tools and products to share her learnings and practice in order to help other people struggling wtih anxiety adn deprression. Melissa lives in Westport, Connecticut with Doug and their six children.


Chloe Epstein

Chloe Epstein was working as an Assistant District Attorney when she started experimenting with fruit in juicers, blenders, and cuisinarts. However, it was after becoming pregnant with her first child that she started to pay attention to the quality of foods she was eating. As someone with an intense sweet tooth, Chloe found it challenging to satisfy this craving without all of the artificial ingredients, colors, and processed flavorings. Fast forward to trting countless recipes, tons of frozen bananas and a lot of patience, Chloe’s Fruit was born using just fruit, water, and cane sugar. Today, she continues to grow her company: Chloe’s Pops and Soft Serve Fruit, to continue to create creamy, clean and delicious snacks that she personally enjoys and happily feeds to her three kids at any time of day.