The Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches

Crimson Conversation

Proudly presents Joanne Stoner

"The Evolution of the War Between Small Business and Big Tech Online: A Case Study"


Thursday, February 27, 2020



Joanne Stoner founded, one of the first companies to sell women’s clothing online. She fought against the common wisdom that no one would buy clothing over the Internet. A graduate of Harvard Business School, she grew the company to 15 million shoppers per month and sold it to a major department store. She has appeared on the “Today Show” and created fashion segments for ABC’s “The View.” She’s been quoted in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today.

Internationally, she was the chairman of the board of iFab in Moscow, Russia, where she led the transformation of a brick and mortar furniture store into a successful home furnishings e-commerce company. She has a long history in fashion and technology. She was vice president of marketing for 4R Systems, director of e-commerce for Lucent Technologies as well as a manager at Liz Claiborne and a buyer at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC. She currently runs Stoner Hanick Consulting, advising start-ups.


Date:       Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time:      6:00 pm networking cocktails, 7:00 pm presentation 

Place:      Tideline Ocean Resort - Element Room

Address: 2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, 33480

Parking: Valet discounted: $6.00 per car

There is no charge to attend this event. 

Join us for Networking Cocktails at the bar prior to the presentation. 
Please allow ample time should you want to enjoy dinner before the presentation (we suggest arriving by 5:30pm).

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Contact Club Administrator: Tricia Wansor or 954-914-3148



6:00PM - 8:00PM Thu 27 Feb 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )


Tideline Ocean Resort
2842 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Palm Beach, FL 33480 USA

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