2023 Renewal Summit: If Not Now, When?

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Anne Akers and Cheryl Benton welcome you to our sixth Renewal Summit, at the beautiful Scandinavia House in midtown Manhattan. It is an exciting and inspiring all day event of outstanding panels, speakers, exhibitors, and connecting with other fabulous women. This year’s theme is the perfect motivation for living your best life. Here’s what’s in store for you. Get your tickets now!

Tickets:  PRICE $125 (Includes snacks, lunch, panels, speakers, exhibits, and wine reception.) GET TICKETS.

Note: lunch will be on the second floor with the exhibitors and there will tables to sit at and a beautiful outdoor terrace. CLICK HERE.

Buy your ticket by March 30th and you will be entered into our door prize drawing to win a fabulous island vacation in a luxury resort.

The Program 

Check-in – 9:15 to 10:00

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome

Co-Host Anne Akers, Health/Beauty Editor The Three Tomatoes; Founder/Editor Glow Magazine, Health & Wellness Editor NY Lifestyles Magazine

Co-Host, Cheryl Benton, Founder The Three Tomatoes and The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing, author, public speaker

10:20 – 11:05 Yes. Growing Old is Funny!

A fun and lively discussion on changing the perceptions of women as we age through comedy.


Moderator Cheryl Benton, founder, The Three Tomatoes  author Can You See Us Now, and Can You Hear us Now?


  • Leighann Lord, comedian, writer, and actress, “Funny Women of a Certain Age”, Showtime special
  • Carole Montgomery, standup comic and the creator of the hit Showtime series, FUNNY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE.
  • Tulis McCall, Actor, Writer, Monologist, “Woman of a Certain Age”

11:10 – 11:55 Love Who You Are

A fascinating conversation about why clothes, makeup and our appearance matter.

Moderator: Dr. Robi Ludwig, Psy.D, is a nationally known psychotherapist and award-winning reporter, author Your Best Age is Now.


  • Gabrielle Carlson, designer extraordinaire,“Beautiful Clothes, In Your Size,” and owner of boutique Gabrielle Carlson Studio
  • Mia Babes, a top hair stylist who joined forces with Gary Wagner to create the Mia Wagner Salon, after their careers with Frederic Fekkai,
  • Jade Voight, celebrity makeup artist, Jade Voight Artistry


1:35 to 2:20. The Insider’s Guide to NYC

As our beloved city returns to a “new” normal our expert panel will talk about what’s new, what’s improved, and all the ways you can enjoy NYC as a local.


Moderator: Roni Jenkins, Managing Partner, The Three Tomatoes, social media guru


2:25-3:10. Taking Care of #1: Self-Care Practices That Work

This panel will focus on self-care including mindfulness, motivation, and exercise.


Moderator:  Sallie Fraenkel, President of Mind Body Spirit Network, a leading expert in wellness travel and spas.

Panelists include:

  • Sonia Satra – Founder, Moticise, Mindfulness, Movement, Motivation
  • Tracey Vincel, Founder, KNOSIS Physiotherapy and Wellness
  • Yamuna Zake, a master teacher of body sustainability, founder Yamuna

3:15-4:15. Your Skin, Your Hair, Your Face: What Really Works

We are barraged daily for products, services, and advertising on everything to improve skin, hair, and face as we age. But really works?


Moderator: Jane Hanson, Emmy award-winning journalist and communications coach


4:00 to 4:15 Presentation of The Three Tomatoes & Glow Woman of Purpose Award

The award, presented by Cheryl Benton and Anne Akers, recognizes inspirational role models who are not defined by age or labels, but are all about living life fully at any age, and as a “Woman of Purpose” projects the inner and outer glow that comes from living a fully integrated life of purpose, service, and humanity.



If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, please email us at tomato@thethreetomatoes.com

Premiere Sponsor& Exhibitor

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Gabrielle Carlson .Meet designer Gabrielle Carlson who has a  NYC boutique; beautiful clothes in your size designed and made in NYC.

Jasmina Beauty: Meet Jasmina who created a beautiful line of skin care products inspired by her grandmother.Skin care products that help you feel your own kind of beautiful, everyday.

Mia Wagon Salon. Meet Mia Babes a top hair stylist who created with another top stylist,  Gary Wagner. Based in NYC.

Firesite Films. Take your social media and business promos to the next level with video. Meet some of the cinematic storytellers who create content for independent motion pictures, television, digital marketing and promotional videos for businesses large and small.

Laura Kass. Meet the designer who will present some of her distinctive handmade jewelry with unique designs.

THE CURIOUS TOUR. PURE, SIMPLE, HANDCRAFTED from the hands of artists in Africa and around the world to you.

The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing. Meet some of our author’s who published books in the past year.



  • Tomato Events

    Join The Three Tomatoes at some of our fun events from wine trips, comedy nights, trunk shows, theater, tea at Gracie Mansion and more. Check out 3T Events for upcoming fun.

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