The Women's Forum of New York

Since 1974

Aspirational Women. Inspirational Experiences.

New York’s premier organization of women leaders since 1974

Mika Brzezinski - 2019 Elly Awards.

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton - 2018 Elly Awards.

Forging Connections, Inspiring Leadership, Igniting Discovery

Forum member and Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations Omsbudsman, Shireen L. Dodson

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

Pullitzer Prize Winner, Lynn Nottage in conversation at member program

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

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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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Our Members Tell Our Story

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Rikki Klieman

Legal Analyst

You join the Women's Forum because you will be with the most prestigious women in New York in their respective fields. Wherever you go within the Forum - to an event, to a meeting, to a dinner - the woman sitting next to you is a "wow.”

Meet our members

Marissa Shorenstein

President – East Region AT&T

"What's so attractive about the Forum is that these women have accomplished such great things and are all committed to New York - to making New York a better place. They want to share their stories with each other and build friendships, something I hope to pay forward in the future."

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Anu Jayanti

Global Head of Relationship Management - Citi

"I've never met anyone in the Forum who hasn't had something to contribute to my knowledge base. And the instant warmth and instant connection that exists among members is something very special - it’s a sense of community that extends globally."

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