Women's Forum of New York

Since 1974

June 14th, 2021 - Virtual Elly Awards

Elly Awards honoree - Cynt Marshall, CEO, Dallas Mavericks interviewed by Willow Bay, Dean of the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.

Breakfast of Corporate Champions

Part of our Corporate Board Initiative, the biennial event recognizes those companies who exceed the average percentage of women on their board of directors.


Aspirational Women. Inspirational Experiences.

New York’s premier organization of women leaders since 1974

Elly Award Honoree, Misty Copeland, Author, Activist and Principal, American Ballet Theatre.

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton provides the keynote address at the annual Elly Awards.

Forging Connections, Inspiring Leadership, Igniting Discovery

Forum Co-Founder Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Trailblazers, Thoughtleaders, Change Agents, as diverse and dynamic as our city

Elly Awards Honoree & Forum Member, Sylvia Acevedo, Former CEO, Girl Scouts of America.

We Are What We Believe

We believe the potential for women is unlimited and opportunities should be as well.

We believe leadership has no gender.

We believe in equal pay for equal work.

We believe women inspiring women never gets old.

We believe women helping women never gets tired.

We revere the women who blazed trails before us and revel in those who come after.

We believe our diversity is our strength.

We celebrate each other’s success.

We believe successful women can be successful friends.

Leadership – Friendship – Inspiration

What We Believe Drives What We Do

Our Programs

Over 30 programs a year give members many chances to connect and experience a breadth of topics all with the special Forum difference: a special insight or access you get because you are a member

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Our Education Fund

Provides $10,000 financial awards to women 35 and over whose lives and education have been disrupted by extreme adversity so they can complete their education and get their lives back on track. Funds are raised through our annual Elly Awards Luncheon

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Our Corporate Board Initiative

Galvanizes CEO game changers to accelerate the advancement of women on corporate boards, facilitates connections with board ready women through our CEO Sponsored database and provides member to member mentoring

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Access to a Global Network of Women Leaders

Our Forum is the founding Forum of a global network of 74 Forums with over 6500 women members in major cities around the world. Members can connect with global counterparts through two conferences each year created by the International Women’s Forum

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Upcoming Events

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