#HerStory Panel Team

Marina Romashko

Marina Romashko

Marina Romashko, the creator of the #HerStory Panel initiative.

Marina Romashko is the Founder of Big Idea Lab, a leading NYC based coaching platform that helps to create customized productivity and leadership styles for their clients.

Widely regarded as a thought leader in productivity Marina designs and facilitates workshops, group coaching modules, and 1-on-1 coaching sessions to help her clients execute a wide range of ideas and businesses. Established in 2009, Big Ideal Lab owes its success to Marina’s hands-on approach and unique methodology of combining time and energy management.


Jesse George

Jesse George

Jesse Gregory, an executive producer for Berlin panel in November 2019. By day Experienced media professional with over 10 years of extensive experience in international organizations and media.

Wendy Shlensky

Wendy Shlensky

International volunteer & corporate advisor

Wendy Shlensky is the Vice President and Global Head of Public Relations and Industry Analyst Relations for HGS. She started in Industry Analyst Relations over 15 years ago when someone took a chance on her. Fifteen years and three companies later, she is a sought-after professional specializing in working for “Outsourcing” firms. She thrives on promoting Industry Analyst Relations and women’s empowerment, as well as facilitating networking opportunities. She won the coveted HGS CEO award in 2016 and the Infosys Award for Excellence in 2012 for both Sales & Marketing and Brand Management. She has also won the Stevie Award for Women, Business Services in 2018. Wendy puts her natural curiosity to good use to continue to learn new skills such as patience, and public relations.

Wendy volunteers on the advisory board for organizations to facilitate women’s empowerment & mentorship. Her role is mainly to assist with programming and promotion of events.


Dawn Ferris

Dawn Ferris

#HerStory Panel x Jersey City event producer. 

Dawn Ferris is the owner and lead planner of Skylar Arden Events.

She is a New England native who alongside her husband and rescue pets calls Jersey City Home. She is a certified event and wedding planner who's work has been published in Style Me Pretty , The Knot Magazine, Green Wedding Shoes and Martha Stewart Bridal. She favors authentic materials and intimate details that relate back to each individual client. Skylar Arden offers full planning, partial, event management and design services. While a great deal of her work is focused on weddings she also enjoys planning corporate, non-profit and wellness events. 5% of her full planned event's profits go to charity.