SARAH BEATTY BULLER, President and Founder, MontgomeryBUILDS, Green Depot & Greenmaker Industries, was featured in the Boston Globe for her work in the historic restoration of Montgomery, Alabama.
BARBARA COOPERMAN, Kroll, Chief Marketing Officer, was appointed to the board of directors of Edith Wharton Restoration, Inc.
GLORIA FELDT, Founder & President, Take The Lead, Leadership Parity Movement, is pleased to share that Take The Lead’s three-month career acceleration program 50 Women Can Change the World in Journalism program kicked off February 6-8 at the Ford Foundation, which is the primary funder of this program. Many top female journalists and emerging leaders are among its participants. This is the organization’s first program specifically for journalists and it comes at a time when the profession is roiled in chaos and change, with layoffs in both traditional and digital newsrooms. Attendees will go through an intensive three-month program that combines virtual and immersive in-person sessions, as well as personalized, one-on-one coaching. Each participant will develop and be held accountable for her own Strategic Leadership Action Plan. In addition, the cohort will create plans for how they can support each other while leading positive change within their industry. Results have been phenomenal in previous sector programs. Take The Lead delivers this signature program with customization for various sectors and industries. The next sector to launch in NYC will be 50 Women Can Change the World in Finance. Forum members are encouraged to visit this page to learn more about it and to nominate women you believe would benefit from the program (or apply yourself). Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available. Feel free to contact her for more information.
GINA GIBNEY, Founder, CEO and Artistic Director, Gibney Dance, was profiled in Crain’s Business New York. To read the article click HERE.
AMY KOPELAN, President and Founder, Bedlam Productions, has been asked to head the marketing and branding team for Animal Lighthouse Rescue, a vibrant sister organization to Los Animales El Faro in Puerto Rico where teams of doctors and volunteers rescue stray and lost dogs from the streets and beaches, give them good medical care, and bring them to NYC to find “fur-ever” families. Amy will be heading to Puerto Rico four times this year to work at the clinic and shelter and right now she has 3 rescue dogs at home. If you want to foster an adorable puppy or even an adult dog, please contact Amy.
WENDY MENDENHALL, former Global Executive in Charge and Managing Director, BritishAmerican Business Independent Consultant, was recognized by the UK Honour System and made an Honorary Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her services to transatlantic business relations.
BETTYE MUSHAM, Chairman & CEO, GEAR, is excited to share news about her latest book titled, “The Thing I Miss Most is My Mind: An Insider’s Guide to Achieving Positive Results When Confronting Alzheimer’s.” One out of nine people in the US over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s. This means most adults will know someone with this disease and this book attempts to address many of the issues that they will confront in relation to the disease.
CAROL ROBLES-ROMÁN, announced that she will be stepping down from her position as Co-President & CEO of the ERA/Coalition Fund and take a new role as General Counsel and Dean of Faculty at Hunter College (the President of which is the Forum’s own JENNIFER RAAB). Carol will remain the Secretary and a part of the executive board of the ERA Coalition. To read more about her new position, click HERE. Carol was also interviewed in an NYT article about the Equal Rights Amendment and the resurgence of interest surrounding it.
MARCY SYMS, Former Chairman & CEO, SYMS Corporation, was featured in Director’s & Boards, February Board Book Survival Guide.
ALICIA SYRETT, Founder & CEO, Pantegrion Capital, was named as a 2019 Fellow by The Economic Club of New York (led by President and Women’s Forum of New York member BARBARA VAN ALLEN). She was a Panelist at The Wing Soho on “Redefining Angel Investing: How Anyone Can Get Started Today,” and she gave a presentation to the top 5 winners of Quesnay’s Female Founders in Tech FinTech Competition on “Tips for Business Success.” She was also featured in a NPR Marketplace segment called “Forecast for tech earnings: sunny, with clouds on the horizon.”
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