By Alesia Stradford
On Saturday, August 14th, 2021 we hosted an event in the Hamptons to celebrate a new world of distribution and diversity. Fylí, along with James Lane Post, Misfit, and NOVA Impact brought together our communities, diverse community leaders, impact experts, creatives, investors, venture capital funds and incredible entrepreneurs for a fun, impactful event.
With our #YouBelong Summer Soiree, we wanted to create a more inclusive Hamptons and celebrate the diversity of its community and visitors. The Hamptons has had a reputation for having a “white privileged crowd.” We wanted to change this narrative and welcome fresh ideas centered on diversity. Our event title #YouBelong speaks to our purpose in encouraging inclusion by expressing the idea that everyone has a place. This event was also an opportunity for us to reconnect and engage face-to-face with our community after being in quarantine for a year! Being able to interact with our Tribe and Master-mind members in an exciting, safe way was truly a highlight of the event.
The entire day was filled with networking and true community building, fostering new partnerships + collaborations, and building towards the future. We enjoyed delicious food, tasted creative cocktails from Pomp & Whimsy, practiced guided meditations led by Donna D’Cruz, awed at stunning artwork, listened to powerful panels, and shopped with amazing companies founded by women in our community!
Speaking to diversity and inclusion, one of our panels was the “Great Awakening”. So much has happened in the past few years that has threatened cultural unity: Black Lives Matter, the Covid-19 outbreak, Asian Hate, and isolated communities. Throughout the event, our panelists discussed these issues and ways on how we can create a safer, more unified future.
We want to thank our moderators and panelists for participating in this wonderful panel:
We also had a Garden of Wonders activation space where event attendees could discover and shop with incredible businesses! In true Fyli style, we always aim to shine light on woman-owned businesses. In case you missed them at the event, check them out below:
Sundays Nail Bar
NOVA Impact invests in next gen visionaries to help drive social change. We leverage our backgrounds in philanthropy, business, and investments to help you deploy and connect to wealth for good.
Hamptons Culture & Lifestyle Magazine
Misfit is an international strategic creative agency, film studio, independent publisher and impact accelerator with a bizarrely eclectic philanthropic arm.
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