The timing of having a child has always been complicated for working women, but egg freezing parties hope to capture their attention by promoting advances in technology alongside cocktails and mingling.
This swanky cocktail party at the Beverly Wilshire is packed with women. It’s the very hotel where Julia Roberts’ Pretty Woman told Richard Gere’s character she wouldn’t settle for being a mistress – that she wanted the fairy tale.
While it’s no longer a Hollywood film set, the young women here also want it all – and they are refusing to settle when it comes to their fertility.
These women are at a “Let’s Chill” cocktail party to learn about egg freezing, this one sponsored by a firm that provides the service.
Aside from cocktails and some fancy hors d’oeuvres, the party includes a presentation from a company representative, personal testimony from women who’ve frozen their eggs, a panel with top fertility doctors, as well a question and answer session and time to mingle.
“It’s pretty casual. We hope it’s fun and more laid back than being in a waiting room,” says Jay Palumbo, the vice president of patient care at EggBanxx, which is hosting the party.