The 4th Annual “CORE Women’s Network” VIP Event

More than 60 women and a few lucky men ended the summer on a “pink” note at the 4th annual “CORE Women’s Network” VIP event hosted by founder Inez Barberio.

The event featured women from coast to coast to build each other up, share new ideas, and cultivate new relationships with the goal of supporting each other’s endeavors.

“As I looked at my network of friends, I saw how many successful entrepreneurs, community leaders, mothers, educators and philanthropists were in my circle, and I wanted to bring them together to show how everyday women are making a tremendous positive impact in our communities,” explained Inez.

The event was held at Barberio’s private residence while guests were all dressed in pink and enjoyed each other’s company and ate and dine on a beautiful summer day.

Inez was quick to note that pink has been her favorite color way before the “Barbie” craze!

“New York Tenor,” Christopher Macchio made a special appearance as he sang “God Bless America” and “Nessun Dorma” with the most resonating voice that left the guests in awe.

Inez’s son, Matteo Barberio, founder of his high school club “Hermits Helping Homeless” along with club Vice President, Santino Casale spoke about the importance of charity and giving to others and collected new school supplies to donate to the “Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City.”

While in the past, Inez focused on one inspiring woman, she changed the format this year to a panel of four women who shared their stories of overcoming fears and challenges to reach the success they are today.

The impressive speaking panel included:

Alexandra Lakhman, former Miss NJ USA 2022

Tiffany Beltran, real estate broker, investor, entrepreneur and host of the podcast “TiffTalks”

Rickilynne, founder of “Warrior Women International”

Pushime Ala, beloved business owner of “Dua Hair Studio”

“The panel of speakers were amazing women,  each with their own unique story, but similar in many ways,” shared first time guest Christina Tortella.

In addition to the panel, current Miss Teen NJ USA, UmaSofia Srivastava captivated the audience on the personal struggles she faced as a teen and how she looks to make a positive impact with her role representing New Jersey.  Her first book, “The White Jaguar” is a story of her life and pride of her Mexican and Indian heritage is due to be released this month.  UmaSofia hopes the book will enlighten people to embrace their own uniqueness.

Being of her own unique self of a mix of Puerto Rican and Chinese, Inez relates much of her younger self to the teen pageant queen.

“These women are not only my friends, but part of my tribe.  They are not mainstream celebrities, yet what they do day in and day out are changing lives for the better.  I am beyond touched and honored that so many people flew from all over the country to be part of this event as well as the amazing sponsors, advertisers, donators and volunteers that helped me make this happen.  Next year will be even more amazing,” Inez shared with excitement!

“CORE Women’s Network” is expanding to host smaller events throughout the year.  A large scale women’s conference is also in the works.  In addition, Inez looks to collaborate with Rickilynne and “Warrior Women International” to combine their two networks of sisterhood to truly create a strong sense of unity among women.

Inez stressed, “this is just the beginning. I know that there are women everywhere looking to grow together, actively support one another, have a fantastic time while being in a safe environment where the energy is high and no one is “above” anyone else!  We are all here for each other!”

To learn more about future events, follow @COREWomensNetwork on Instagram.