2019 Gala Honorees Announced

Stay tuned for more news about the Gala on October 3!

Business Innovation Award:

Daniel Dines, Founder & CEO, UiPath – Confirmed

Built for both business and IT, UiPath is the leading platform worldwide for Enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA). More than 1,800 enterprise customers and government agencies use UiPath’s Enterprise RPA Platform to rapidly deploy software robots that perfectly emulate and execute repetitive processes, boosting business productivity, ensuring compliance and enhancing customer experience across back-office and front-office operations. UiPath was created in 2015 on the foundation of the 10-year old Romanian software outsourcing company DeskOver, started by Daniel Dines and Marius Tirca in Bucharest. In March 2018 UiPath raised $153 million becoming a unicorn company, with a valuation of $1.1 billion. UiPath is now headquartered in New York City, with a presence extending to 14 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia and a workforce of more than 1,300 professionals.

Entrepreneurship Award:

Anastasia Soare, Founder and CEO

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Confirmed

Anastasia Soare is a beauty industry icon and the Founder/CEO of Anastasia Beverly Hills, who’s fierce determination and entrepreneurial spirit led her to create one of the most highly respected brands in beauty. Born in Romania, Soare immigrated to Los Angeles in 1989 and got a job in a beauty salon. She quickly noticed that women weren’t grooming their eyebrows, a common practice in her home country. She eventually rented a small room in another salon and opened the doors to her first brow studio. Within six months word of “Hollywood’s best-kept secret” spread, and Soare had celebrity clients like supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Stephanie Seymour, and a line of people clamoring for an appointment with her. Several years later in 2000, Soare launched her first brow-centric product, again filling a void, as eyebrows were an almost nonexistent category in the beauty business. Today, the brand offers an extensive and inclusive collection of brow solutions and makeup that is available for sale all around the world.