Category Archives: Philanthropy

Barnard Medal of Distinction: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Yesterday, I was arm candy for a cultural rockstar—the acclaimed Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  Three other ridiculously accomplished women were also given Barnard Medals of Distinction at the 2016 Barnard Commencement, but it was Chimamanda who got the wild … Continue reading

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Create Peace of Mind™

One of the most rewarding things about having a successful business is the ability it provides to contribute philanthropically. We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Hanky Panky Supports PeaceLove collection for Summer 2016. When we met Jeffrey Sparr and … Continue reading

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A Big Step Towards a National Women’s History Museum

This time last year, we blogged about the movement to build a national women’s history museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Recently, the initiative took a major step forward when Congress passed legislation creating an eight-member commission to study the … Continue reading

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Moves That Speak Louder Than Words

[Doug Varone] is that rare choreographer with a gift for expressing emotion through dance. —Dunning, Jennifer. “Physical Side of an Emotional World.” New York Times, Jan. 10, 1994. If Euripides is right that “every man is like the company he [is] wont to … Continue reading

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Sexually Speaking

“I’m old-fashioned and square,” Dr. Ruth said more than once, as she and Dr. Lila Nachtigall were interviewed about Female Sexuality in the 21st Century by Rehema Ellis of NBC News at the Cosmopolitan Club in Manhattan this week. The … Continue reading

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Why Hanky Panky Supports The Pink Agenda

Even a cursory glance at the Philanthropy page on hankypanky.com will tell you two important things about Hanky Panky. One, we have a whole lotta heart for women and young people (and veterans, artists, animals and the environment, in no particular … Continue reading

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In the Works: A Film Adaptation of Edwidge Danticat’s Short Story, “Caroline’s Wedding”

Easmanie Michel, a filmmaker and graduate student in Cinema Studies at NYU/TISCH, has secured the rights to make a film based on the short story “Caroline’s Wedding,” by award-winning Haitian American writer Edwidge Danticat. After learning that Hanky Panky was one of … Continue reading

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The Poodle Behind the Brand

When I interviewed for an in-house counsel position at Google Inc. years ago, I had a researched, thoughtful and polished answer to the standard interview question, “Why do you want to work here?”, ready to go. But what I blurted … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky CEO Donates Collection of 20th Century Propaganda Posters to Barnard College

Hanky Panky co-founder and CEO Lida Orzeck recently donated a collection of 52 World War I and World War II propaganda posters to her Alma Mater, Barnard College. The collection was amassed by her late father, Dr. David Orzeck. A … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky Supports Our Companions Animal Rescue

Hanky Panky is proud to be a supporter of Our Companions, an animal rescue organization based in Manchester, Connecticut. To learn more about Our Companions’ mission and how to help, visit their website. This article about their new dog sanctuary, the … Continue reading

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