PENNY ABEYWARDENA, NYC International Affairs Commissioner, was featured in an article written by her alma mater, Columbia SIPA about being NYC’s ambassador to the global community. Click here to read.
KATRINA ADAMS, Vice President, International Tennis Federation, was featured on CBS Sports alongside former WNBA player Lisa Leslie and Olympic swimmer Dara Torres to discuss the groundbreaking deal reached by the WNBA and the WNBAPA. Click here to watch.
LAUREN ANDERSON, International Consultant Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy and former FBI Executive, was featured on the Deirdre Breakenridge’s podcast. Click here to listen.
CARRIE REBORA BARRATT, Chief Executive Officer, New York Botanical Garden, was interviewed by Forum President Joan Haffenreffer at the Annual Meeting. Carrie discussed what it was like to be the first woman to hold her position, and shared behind the scenes details about the development of the Yayoi Kusama exhibition opening in May at the garden. Click here for more information.
SANDRA JACKSON-DUMONT, former Head of Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art, was recently appointed the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in L.A. Click here to read.
GINA GIBNEY, Founder; CEO & Artistic Director, Gibney Dance, received a $2 million gift from Andrew A. Davis, a Trustee of the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund. Click here to learn more.
JOAN HAFFENREFFER, Managing Director, CAO, Global Public Affairs, Citi, was elected as the new Women’s Forum of New York President.
SUZAN F. HARRISON, Former President of Global Oral Care, Colgate-Palmolive Company, was elected as a Board Director for WestRock, a global consumer and packaging company focused on customers, innovation & operational excellence. Click here to read.
CHRISTINE HEENAN, Former Vice President for Policy, Partnerships and Communications, The Rockefeller Founder, collaborated with IWF member Michelle Nunn to create a video to commemorate the United Nations conference responsible for advancing women’s rights globally 25yrs ago in Beijing, China. Click here to watch.
SALLIE KRAWCHECK, Chief Executive Officer, Ellevest, interviewed Gwyneth Paltrow at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show at the Jacob Javits Center about her company Goop. Click here to read.
KAROL MASON, President, John Jay College, led a group of honor students during MLK weekend to Alabama, to visit some of the places where monumental civil rights events took place. 2019 Education Fund Scholar Humanchia Serieux was one of the students in attendance. Click here to learn more.
STEPHANIE MEHTA, Editor-in-chief, Fast Company, interviewed Starbuck’s CEO, Kevin Johnson at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show at the Jacob Javits Center. Click here to read.
LISA O. MONACO, Senior Fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security; Partner, O’Melveny & Myers; and former White House Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism Adviser, wrote an op-ed featured in the Washington Post about the recent military conflicts with Iran. Click here to read.
SHAWN OUTLER, Chief Diversity Officer, Macys, was a featured panelist at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show at the Jacob Javits Center, discussing diversity and inclusion in the retail industry. Click here to read.
JUDITH SPITZ, Founder, Break Through Tech, received a $5.2 million grant from the Cognizant U.S. Foundation to support the national expansion of her organization focused on advancing women in computer science. Click here to read.
ALICIA SYRETT, Founder & CEO, Pategrion Capital, welcomed a daughter into the world! Alexis Sabine Major was born on December 1, 2019.
Alicia was featured in the new investor education podcast series called “Off the Sidelines” produced by Technical.ly in partnership with Project Entrepreneur, a program by UBS committed to helping female entrepreneurs. Click here to listen. Alicia was also recently appointed to the Board of Directors of NewAge Beverages Corporation (NBEV), a publicly-traded, healthy products company. Click here to read.
ROXANNE TAYLOR, Former Executive Leadership, Accenture, was appointed as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Click here to read.
We were pleased to see that MURIEL SIEBERT (deceased), Founder, Women’s Forum of New York, was featured on MSN’s list of “Women Who Broke Barriers in the Business World.” Click here to read.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of long-time Forum member LUCY JARVIS, who died at the age of 102. As a TV producer, she won a Peabody Award, a Radio-TV Critics Award & six Emmys. In 1968, she was the first woman to receive a Chevalier in the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. We will forever remember her indomitable spirit.
We are pleased to share the transcript of an interview with Lucy, conducted by Forum colleague, BILHA FISH, President, Chesner Diagnostic Imaging, Aridana Publishing and Nassau Physicians Foundation, on the occasion of Lucy’s 100th birthday. Click here to read.
We’re pleased to announce our first-ever strategic partnership with the Executive Forum (EF). The Executive Forum is an invite-only membership of C-suite executives who have been or are in transition in their careers. The EF has over 400 members, only 35-40 members are in transition at any one time. The WFNY will be referring members who are in transition to the EF and the EF will be referring members to the WFNY Membership Committee. Both organizations will continue with their normal membership processes.
“We see this as a great resource for any of our members who are in transition and a pipeline of potential C-suite executives for the WFNY,” said Wendy Mendenhall MBE, Chair of the WFNY Membership Committee and member of the Executive Forum. For more information, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or Suzy Brown at SuzyBrown@womensforumny.org.
Nominate a Woman for Forum Membership
Do you know an outstandingly accomplished woman with the potential to be a great addition to the Women’s Forum of New York?
If you have someone in mind, Membership Committee Chair Wendy Mendenhall MBE encourages you to submit a nomination form. All submissions will be reviewed and considered for membership.
We appreciate your assistance with identifying noteworthy candidates interested in joining the Women’s Forum of New York.
Please submit newsletter content before February 20th to be included in the next edition. Submissions and corresponding media/links can be submitted below or in your “My Participation” section of your member portal HERE. Also, if you’d like to share newsworthy accomplishments and updates with the IWF community, please reach out to Communications Manager Maddy Berner at email@example.com.