Modern Motherhood: Navigating Your Fertility Options with NYU Langone Fertility

Event Title: Six Degrees Society NYC Presents Modern Motherhood: Navigating Your Fertility Options with NYU Langone Fertility

What’s Happening?
Fertility is such an incredibly personal and vulnerable subject. Even though many of us have motherhood on our minds, talking about it – with our partners, families, or friends can feel overwhelming. If you’re curious about fertility, confused about fertility treatment options (egg freezing? IUI? IVF?), or have questions about the balancing act between careers, motherhood, and self – please join us for a safe and intimate evening to learn more about reproductive health. Hear from expert physicians at the NYU Langone Fertility Center and former patients who have navigated the successes (and failures) of fertility treatment, and learn how you can become your own best advocate for family-building on your timeline.

Join Six Degrees Society, in partnership with the fabulous folks at NYU Langone Fertility Center for a candid and necessary discussion about how women today are redefining the role of “mom.”

Emily Merrell, Founder + CEO of Six Degrees Society (moderator)
Brooke Hodes Wertz, MD, NYU Langone Fertility Center, physician and former patient
Stephanie Cartin, Founder + CEO of Socialfly – IVF advocate, ultimately was able to conceive, but not without challenges
Cate Luzio, Founder + CEO of Luminary NYC

Curated Matches:
Before we jump into our class, each guest will engage in one curated 15 minute connection, handpicked just for them, based on bios submitted pre-event via this form: Alternatively, you can update your profile with your most recent info directly in the Six Degrees Society app or email with a copy.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
7:00-9:00 pm

NYU Langone Fertility Center
109 West 27th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY, 10001

Food and Drink:
Always enjoy light bites and adult refreshments throughout the night

$35 for single ticket
FREE for Six Degrees Society members

About Brooke Wertz:
Dr. Hodes-Wertz is board-certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Her areas of special interest include female infertility, male infertility, in vitro fertilization, fertility preservation, recurrent miscarriage, polycystic ovary syndrome, hysteroscopy, endometriosis, preimplantation diagnosis, fertility, family-building for LGBTQ patients, surrogate mothers, minimally invasive surgery, egg freezing, fibroid tumor, oocyte recovery, endometriosis surgery, ovulation induction, gynecological surgery, artificial insemination, ectopic pregnancy, and egg donation.

Dr. Hodes-Wertz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Director at the NYU Langone Fertility Center. She completed advanced infertility training with a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the NYU School of Medicine in New York, NY. She also received her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the NYU School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry NJ in 2007, where she also received her masters in public health.

Dr. Hodes-Wertz’s clinical articles have been published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Fertility & Sterility.

About Stephanie Abrams Cartin:
An entrepreneur from a young age, Stephanie Cartin walked away from her corporate career in 2012 to launch Socialfly, a leading social-first digital and influencer marketing agency based in New York City. Within eight years, Socialfly has been named to Inc. 5000’s fastest growing private companies for two years in a row and has worked with over 200 brands including the Girl Scouts, WE tv, Conair , Nest Fragrances, 20th Century Fox and Univision. Stephanie is the Co-Author of “Like, Love, Follow: The Entreprenista’s Guide to Using Social Media To Grow Your Business,” and the Co-Host of the Entreprenista Podcast. She has appeared and been featured on Bloomberg, Forbes,, Refinery29, and CheddarTV. Stephanie is also a recent recipient of the SmartCEO Brava award, which recognizes the top female CEOs in New York and a Stevie Award for Women Run Workplace of the Year.

In 2018 Stephanie opened up about the personal struggles she was encountering as she tried to start a family. She began sharing her fertility journey on Instagram as a way to connect with other women and provide support and hope. She’s now very focused on spreading awareness of fertility issues as well as complications from pregnancy and encourages women to reach out to her. To connect with Stephanie you can follow her on Instagram or reach out on LinkedIn!

About Cate Luzio Founder- Luminary:
Cate is an advocate for gender parity and committed to leveraging her voice to empower women and girls. She serves on the National Board for Girls Inc.

Cate is a widely-recognized industry leader with over twenty years of experience in financial services. Previously, she was the Executive Vice President and Global Head of Multinational Corporate Banking for Global Commercial Banking at HSBC. In this role, she was responsible for roughly $2 billion in revenue and teams globally in 55 countries. Prior to joining HSBC, Cate spent over 6 years at J.P. Morgan as the Managing Director and Head of Multinational Corporate Banking across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. She held several Executive Sponsor positions at these organizations for various diversity and women’s groups.

Cate was named a Top 25 Women to Watch in American Banker for 2015, 2016, and 2017. She also received the Financial Times Global Diversity Champion HERoes Award in 2017. Cate has been featured in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, USA Today, American Banker and Women’s Wear Daily. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland.
Cancellation Policy: We have a 12 hour cancellation policy for our events. Please cancel directly in the app, otherwise you will not receive a refund. For members, please note that a no-show or cancellation (less than 12 hours before an event) will result in being charged a $12 fee. Remember, last-minute cancellations effect the people you’re matched with – we appreciate your cooperation to ensure everyone has the best experience possible!

April 15th, 2020 7:00-9:00 pm


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