NEW YORK — Kids In Distressed Situations, the children’s charity, will honor five women at its fifth Annual Women in Industry Awards Luncheon, for their outstanding contributions to children in need.


The honorees are Mary Gleason, president of the Schottenstein Luxury Group and brand president of Judith Leiber, Adrienne Vittadini and Taryn Rose; Joan Karron, executive vice president and principal of CHF Industries Inc.; Lorna Nagler, president of Beall’s Department Store, and Risa Goldberg and Leslie Venokur, founders of Big City Moms.


Fashion journalist and author Teri Agins will deliver the keynote address, and Melissa Russo, anchor for NBC New York, will serve as master of ceremonies. The event takes place Wednesday, June 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pierre Hotel in New York.


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