The Mother Daughter Tea was created to bring mothers and daughters together for an afternoon in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital and the Avery Goldman Fund.
This exclusive and uplifting fundraiser is a very special afternoon. Two hundred and fifty of Toronto's most influential women will gather to support this fantastic cause and pay tribute to the fantastic work done at Mount Sinai Hospital.
"When adversity hits it is amazing to see how people rally around to support you. The mother daughter tea was created out of love, friendship and encouragement by three special women: Erica, Lauren and Allyson. Their drive, passion and commitment to the cause will have an everlasting effect, not only for us, but for all the families who experience the journey of a premature child."
Erica is a freelance graphic designer and mother of two amazing children, Chase & Lincoln. She graduated from The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario but realized her passion for design when she worked as a graphic designer at the Harvard Business School. "It is an honour to be able to contribute to the Avery Goldman Fund and Mount Sinai Hospital, a cause that I care very much about."
Lauren holds an H.B.A (Business) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. Lauren has spent the past 9 years working in the private equity industry in Toronto. Currently, Lauren is a Vice President at Northleaf Capital Partners, Canada's largest independent global private markets fund manager and advisor.
Michelle holds a degree in Statistics & Actuarial Science from the University of Western Ontario as well as a degree in Fashion Merchandising Management from The Fashion Institute of New York. Michelle spent seven years working in the fashion industry in both New York and Toronto. She has enjoyed a career in the retail industry as a freelance retail analyst as well as a buyer for such companies as Henri Bendel New York, Sporting Life and Caban.
More recently, Michelle has enjoyed teaching fashion merchandising at Humber College and runs her own retail consulting & web design agency.