Recently, some of New York’s most influential women attended a private dinner and screening of the new OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network series “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” starring life coach and best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant.

Attendees included Gayle King, Star Jones, celebrity stylist June Ambrose, Jay Manuel, Mona Scott-Young, Dr. Michelle Callahan, Crystal McCrary-Anthony, Lola Ogunnaike, Liris Crosse, Hot 97’s K Foxx, Bevy Smith and Erika Liles (wife of Kevin Liles).

Guests previewed the premiere episode, which featured Iyanla coaching troubled reality star Evelyn Lozada through an analysis of her past decisions and outrageous behavior on “Basketball Wives.”

The screening was followed by a Q&A hosted by author/columnist Demetria Lucas, in which Iyanla shared her thoughts and revealed some of the behind the scenes moments.

“Iyanla: Fix My Life” premieres Sat, Sept 15 at 10pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Visit the show online at

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