New York, NY – October 28, 2013 – Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Ruthie Davis as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2013 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Marana, Arizona, taking place on October 28 – 30, 2013.
Goldman Sachs selected Ruthie Davis as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the three-day event. Ruthie Davis was the only shoe designer selected.
A leading independent designer and the only Luxury Female American Shoe Designer Label in the industry, Ruthie Davis currently has over 100 accounts and is carried in over 35 countries worldwide. As a New York City resident, Designer and President of her eponymous label, Ruthie Davis understands how to design shoes modern women covet and has become the go-to red carpet shoe designer for fans including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Sophia Vergara, and more. Featured in New York & London Fashion Weeks and appearing top tier magazines such as Vogue, NYLON, and Elle, Ruthie Davis heels are celebrated for their effortless ability to imbue any wardrobe with a dash of cosmopolitan edge.
“I have always had the dream to create a brand of my own. To be selected as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs is the highest honor that I can imagine,” said Ruthie Davis, “I always say that, ‘Design’ is essentially ‘Entrepreneurship’ – it is about being creative, innovative, and passionate; building something that has never existed before. To be honored as an intriguing entrepreneur for me is the highest compliment and it is something that I am very proud of. “
“We are honored to recognize Ruthie Davis as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2013,” said David Solomon, co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs. “This is the second year for the summit and our goal remains the same. We pair seasoned and emerging entrepreneurs — the builders and innovators — from a diverse set of industries to discuss how to make vital, enduring companies that reshape industries and boost the world’s economies through innovation.”
For more than 140 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.
About Ruthie Davis
The Ruthie Davis Collection is sold in top retail doors worldwide including Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s, Amazon, Luisa Via Roma & Level Shoe District, spanning over 35 countries and 100 locations. With devoted fans that include Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Emma Roberts, Zendaya Coleman, and throngs of Young Hollywood luminaries, Ruthie Davis shoes are for modern women with a strong sense of personal style and self, much like the designer.
Saturday, November 2 is the MOORELAND HILL SOCCER CLASSIC. The fun begins at 9:00 AM and MHS will be hosting teams from Rumsey, Hamden Hall, Chase and The Independent Day School. A delicious lunch will be grilled up for your enjoyment at a bargain price! Be sure to come out and support the MHS boys!
Students will be dismissed at 12pm on Friday, October 4th. No lunch will be served.
KENSINGTON – Joanne (Michelini) Pigott, 78, of Kensington, died Friday night (September 13, 2013) at Apple Rehab in Plainville. Born on October 17, 1934, to the late Ronald and the late Frances (Fowler) Michelini, she grew up on the campus of the Westminster School in Simsbury, where her father taught Spanish and math and coached football, hockey, and baseball and served as the Director of Athletics. She graduated from the Northfield School for Girls and received her B.A. in English from Smith College in 1956, where she worked on the literary magazine with Sylvia Plath, and began her teaching career at Hamden Hall in Hamden, before teaching English, Latin, and history, and coaching for more than 30 years at the Mooreland Hill School in Kensington. A life-long animal lover, she became very active in Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue, an all-volunteer organization of dogs and handlers who are trained to search for lost and missing persons. Her love and knowledge of nature also led her to write a weekly column for a New Britain newspaper about her observations of the natural world. She was a devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox and cheered them on avidly, particularly during their excellent 2013 season. She is survived by her daughters Patricia Fowler of Gorham, Maine and Martha Donelan of Goleta, California, and her grandchildren Jed and Emily Donelan. A memorial service will be held on Saturday (September 28, 2013) at 2:30pm at the Mooreland Hill School at 166 Lincoln Street, Berlin, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue, PO Box 6, Kensington, CT 06037 or at the website: www.ccsar.org, or to Mooreland Hill School.