SUSAN DAVENPORT AUSTIN, Senior Managing Director, Brock Capital Group LLC., represented The Education Fund as Treasurer alongside Ed Fund Fellow Valerie Wilkinson on ABC New York’s “Here & Now” with ABC News Anchor Sandra Bookman. During the interview, they discussed The Education Fund and the 2019 Elly Awards. Click here to view.
KARA MEDOFF BARNETT, Executive Director, American Ballet Theatre, welcomed fellow members to an exclusive pre-performance reception with Soloist Cassandra Trenary at the Metropolitan Opera. Following the reception, members attended “Jane Eyre” featuring world-renowned principal dancer Misty Copeland.
MARTHA NELSON, Former SVP, Global Editor-in-Chief, Media at Yahoo!, was named the director of Andrews McMeel Universal. She has also been appointed to Chair of the Jury for the George Foster Peabody Awards which annually honors the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media. Additionally, she has joined the Board of City Limits, an online media organization covering civic issues in New York City.
CAROLYN B. MALONEY, Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives, joined forces with Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart on Capitol Hill to pass a bill to extend funding for 9/11 victims and their families. Click here to read.
DORIS MEISTER, EVP, Wilmington Trust/M&T, hosted a C200 event at the Harvard Club which Forum members were invited to attend. The panel which focused on navigating crises in the boardroom featured Forum colleagues: KAREN PEETZ, Former President, BNY Mellon
and EUGENIA ULASEWICZ, Non-Executive Director, Bunzl plc, Hudson Group,
Signet Jewelers and Vince, and was moderated by PAMELA CRAIG, Former Chief Financial Officer, Accenture.
BETTYE MARTIN MUSHAM, CHAIRMAN & CEO, Gear Holdings, released her book The Thing I Miss Most is My Mind: An Insider’s Guide to Achieving Positive Results When Confronting Alzheimer’s.
ANN SARNOFF, President, BBC Studios Americas, was named the new Chair and CEO of Warner Bros. She is the first female to hold the top position at Warner Bros. since it was established in 1923. Click here to read.
WESTINA MATTHEWS SHATTEEN, Retired Managing Director, Merrill Lynch, released her book Dancing from the Inside Out: Grace-filled Reflections on Growing Older. The book is a collection of essays about ordinary events that invites the reader to reflect on how God can be found throughout life.
MARCY SYMS, Former Chairman & CEO, Syms Corporation, Chair of the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality, joined forces with Jerry Nadler, Head of the Judiciary Committee to organize the first hearing on women’s equality under the law in 36 years. Click here to view the hearing.
ALICIA SYRETT, Founder & CEO, Pantegrion Capital, was featured in Forbes (along with fellow Women’s Forum member SAPNA SHAH, Principal, Red Giraffe Advisors) to share insights on “10 Ways To Win An Investment From An Angel.” She also conducted a Fireside Chat with Ethereum Co-Founder and crypto billionaire Joe Lubin at the Blockchain For Social Impact Conference. Alicia was honored to have served as a Judge for the TechStars Startup Weekend and for the TiE Global Entrepreneur Organization’s Pitch Competition at Google. Finally, she conducted a webinar for the Canopy accelerator on “Advice to Founders, An Investor’s Perspective” and led a roundtable discussion for female founders at a HearstLab/All Raise event at Hearst Tower.
CHERYL WILLS, Anchor, NY1 News, interviewed fellow Forum members: Congresswomen, ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON and CAROLYN B. MALONEY as well as Lieutenant Governor of New York Kathy Hochul about the Elly Awards on her segment “In Focus with Cheryl Wills,” 30-minute public affairs program on Spectrum News NY1. Click here to view.
LINDA A. WILLETT, President of the Women’s Forum of New York and SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, was featured on WPIX 11 New York News with Forum colleagues: ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON, CAROLYN B. MALONEY, and BARBARA MARCUS, President of the Women’s Forum Education Fund and President & Publisher, Random House Children’s Books, discussing The Education Fund on the “Change Makers” segment hosted by reporter Tamsen Fadal. Click here to view.
Congratulations to all of the Women’s Forum of New York members who were featured on the most recent list of Crain’s New York – 2019 Most Powerful Women in NY:
- LAURA FORESE, M.D., M.P.H., EVP & COO, New York Presbyterian
- PAMELA LIEBMAN, President & CEO, The Corcoran Group
- DEANNA MULLIGAN, President & CEO, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
- LIZ NEUMARK, CEO, Great Performances
- DARYL ROTH, President, Daryl Roth Productions
- FAIZA SAEED, Presiding Partner, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP
- LIZ HILTON SEGEL, Senior Partner, Leader of the Americas Marketing & Sales Practice, McKinsey & Company
- LORIE SLUTSKY, President, The New York Community Trust
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