14 September 2016 | New York

Glug NYC: Women Disrupters!

  • Wearable Experiments
  • Cirque du Soleil Media
  • Media Disrupters

Hello Gluggers!

Happy Summer! Get ready for our next #GlugNYC event "WOMEN DISRUPTERS!" 

Join us in Tribeca at the very cool, LED Lab, on Wednesday, September 14th when Two Goats host an overwhelmingly talented and super smart lineup of creative woman in Fashion Technology, Liifestyle TV and Performance Art who have disrupted their way to success and will be ready on the night, to share personal insight.

The stellar line up include, former Masterchef USA contestent, Lifestyle Personality and Founder of cooking brand, LA LATINA, Chef Grace Ramirez, Founder of Wearabale Experiments and recently coined by Business Insider as the next Elon Musk, Billie Whitehouse and Director of the Creative Lab at Cirque Du Soleil Media, Gillian Ferrabee. Each take the stage for 15mins followed by a Q&A, moderated by special guest, CEO & Founder of Media Disrupters, Johanna Salazar.

As usual, we have Live Art Walls, Two Goats latest VR Experinces (including the latest HTC VIVE) plus DJ Misbehaviour spinning vinyl and needless to say, an extensive OPEN BAR!

Order your tickets TODAY! 



Chef Grace Ramirez - LA LATINA


Chef Grace Ramirez sizzles with passion, honesty and style in the kitchen. The Miami-born chef combines comforting Latin American soul food with her own culinary chic. When the former MASTERCHEF USA contestant isn’t creating dishes to die for, she's an expert Judge on one of New Zealand’s highest rated shows: MY KITCHEN RULES which airs in New Zealand, the UK and Asia. Or she's a host on Food Network Latin America’s: DESTINO CON SABOR, currently in post-production to air in the fall 2016.

Grace has also mixed the flavor of a dozen Latino cuisines with her edgy style to create an award-winning iconic brand: LA LATINA, now turned into a cookbook coming to the US in 2017. Grace is currently promoting her cookbook: LA LATINA, which was published by Penguin Random House (PRH) and got named one of the best cookbooks in New Zealand and Australia. Grace's dream is to share her cooking philosophy with children by helping create Garden to Table Programs all around Latin America and then the world.

Instagram: @ChefGraceRamirez 
Twitter: @Chef_Grace 
Facebook: /ChefGraceNYC

Billie Whitehouse - CEO Wearable Experiments


Billie Whitehouse is the designer and director of Wearable ExperimentsWearable Experiments specializes in the combination of hardware, software and apparel for wearable technology products. Forbes recently compared Billie and her co-founder Ben Moir to Steve Jobs and Jerry Seinfeld. Known for her development of Nadi and Fan Jersey recently presented at Super Bowl 50, Billie is invigorating the fashion industry and transforming it into a business focused on improving the quality of our lives.          

As a garment engineer, Billie strongly believes people should not have to look like the technology that they have grown to love and depend on. Business Insider recently named Billie as one of the 30 most important women under 30 in tech and she was named in the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. The highlight for Billie in 2016 was winning The Wearable Award in Paris at Show Room Privé as well as being featured on the Jimmy Fallon Show. Billie is a renowned keynote speaker with presentations stretching from the Belgium Fashion Congress 2015, Cannes Lions 2015, Wired UK - future of retail 2015, Conde Nast Digital Russia 2016, India Fashion Forum 2016 and many more.

Social: @BillieWhouse @wearableX 

Gillian Ferrabee - Director, Creative Lab at Cirque du Soleil Media


Gillian’s fascination with innovation in storytelling goes way back. She wrote and directed her first play at the age of 10. It was a remake of Snow White where Snow White and her team of dwarfs rock the forest, and then Snow White chooses her own prince, or princess, from the audience to marry sometime in the future. Gillian’s first professional career was as a contemporary dancer. She toured Europe, North America and Mexico for a decade with the companies, O Vertigo Dance and Carbone 14 Dance Theatre. She began acting in film and TV in 1994, and eventually branched out into teaching, coaching and screenwriting.

In 2004, She joined Cirque du Soleil’s casting team as a full-time artistic scout and travelled the world auditioning unique and exceptional talent, and scouting new trends in live performance and design. She was on the team that cast The BEATLES’ LOVE show in 2006, as well as many other shows in the company’s repertoire. In 2012, she was named Director of the Creative Lab at Cirque Du Soleil Media, where she now leads a team in developing projects for TV, film and new media. Their most recent projects include the 2016 Emmy award-winning VR project INSIDE THE BOX OF KURIOS, co-produced with Felix & Paul Studios; and the pre-school animated series LUNA PETUNIA, created in partnership with Saban Brands, which will premiere on Netflix in December 2016.

Instagram: @Gillian
Ferrabee Twitter: @GFerrabee
LinkedIn: Gillian Ferrabee


Johanna Salazar - Founder at Media Disrupters


Johanna Salazar is the CEO, Founder and Chief Media Disrupter of Media Disrupters, LLC (MD). Media Disrupters are technology-driven storytellers and they focus on developing, producing and distributing global content across all platforms. 

Johanna is also working at Viacom Media Networks as the Vice President of Production Planning & Operations for the Content Management & Production Technologies Group and works with MTV, VH1, LOGO, COMEDY CENTRAL & SPIKE. Johanna has been coordinating and producing content, media and production events for over 15 years and managing up to $20million dollar budgets.

In 2010, Johanna Co-Founded an organization in Miami called Young Women Social Entrepreneurs (YWSE-Miami). Through YWSE, they were able to empower, enable and encourage women to start and lead their own double & triple bottom line businesses. Johanna's mission is to empower as many people as possible to live their purpose and follow their dreams; she aims to do this while living her own purpose and following her own dreams. #MediaDisrupters!

Instagram: @_JohannaSalazar 
Twitter: @_JohannaSalazar
LinkedIn: Johanna Salazar


Featured Demo 

George Michael Browser - Founder at Always & Forever – Playthings VR


George Michael Brower (b. 1988) is a Brooklyn based artist making interactive experiences for the web and virtual reality. He is the founder of Always & Forever Computer Entertainment, where he practices a broad range of disciplines from motion graphics and music composition, to illustration and programming.

Playthings: VR Music Vacation is a virtual reality music playground for the HTC Vive. Set on a tropical island where you hit bouncy, musical food with drumsticks, Playthings is sure to delight whether or not you’re a musician or a gamer.




Based in NYC, DJ Misbehaviour has performed at Verboten, Output, Brooklyn Bowl, Santos Party House and The Roxy. In the summer she is one of the main DJs in Central Park for the world famous roller-skating disco. Misbehaviour is a Resident DJ at Mobile Mondays (New York’s Premier Vinyl 45 party), where she has DJ'd alongside legends Biz Marke, Just Blaze, Spinna, Danny Krivit and many more. Her clients include Diesel, Saks 5th Avenue, Fiorentini & Baker and BBC America.

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Yes. This event is 21+ and IDs will be checked at the door. Will you check student IDs? Yes. If you have a student ticket you must show a student ID. Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes. As long as the person is 21+ with a valid ID. ________________________________________