100 Women We Love 2016

Here’s to this year's class of the women who inspire us, give us hope, make us laugh and make us want to get up and dance. 

LAUREN TURBOWITZ

An art director working in fashion, Lauren Turbowitz is a “huge music geek” and a scenester in NYC nightlife. She’s also the creative genius behind the ultra-sleek posters, party flyers, web graphics and magazine ads promoting your favorite LGBTQ events hosted by the legendary Henrietta Hudson, Miss Mugshot Events, girlNATIONnyc, Danielle Presents, Stiletto and Hot Rabbit. After college, Turbowitz recognized her true passion for art, television and film. As an associate producer and designer at Zooma Zooma, a bicoastal production company, she worked on commercials, music videos and short films for clients such as GLAAD and the Clinton Global Initiative. She also served as the produc-tion designer for “Ptown Diaries,” a documentary on the history of Provincetown. By day, as an art director, she travels the country directing photo-shoots and designs fashion lookbooks. By night, she’s gone on to start her own company, Turbo Design Studio, where she also serves as creative director. Lauren’s experience of coming out shaped who she is today. “I came out when I was 16,” she confides. “I had never felt more alone. Gradually, I woke up and realized that there was much more to life and that I deserved to live it. I was exactly who I was meant to be.” –SLO