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We are a non-profit state federation. Our membership includes women and men of every age, race, religion, political party and socio-economic background. We are a leading advocate on work-life balance and workplace equity issues.

In this section, you will read recent news releases and advocacy concerns as well as view our opinion editorials and letters to the editor. Members of the press who are writing about issues of concern to working women are encouraged to contact our Communications Committee at PR@nyswomeninc.org.

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Rome Chamber of Commerce, Co-hosted the 22nd Congressional District Primary Political Forum

Rome Chamber of Commerce, Co-hosted the 22nd Congressional District Primary Political Forum

Professional Business Women of Rome, in partnership with the Rome Chamber of Commerce, co- hosted the 22nd Congressional District primary political forum. The event was held in the morning of May 11th at the Beeches Restaurant in Rome. Candidates spoke and were asked questions from students of our local high school along with area Community leaders.
Saturday, May 14, 2016/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (48)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Westchester Chapter sponsored a Women’s History Contest

Westchester Chapter sponsored a Women’s History Contest

The Westchester Chapter sponsored a Women’s History Contest in March in The Montessori Academy in Yonkers, New York.  The contest is open to all first, second and third graders.  Each student was asked to choose a woman that they felt had made a difference and why they felt the woman had made a difference.

Monday, May 09, 2016/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (42)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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CNY Chapter Grant Information

CNY Chapter Grant Information

The CNY Chapter is offering (1) $500.00 grant to an adult women residing in Oswego, Madison and/or Onondaga County in financial need who is returning to school as a result of the recent recession, corporate downsizing or a change in family structure (i.e. separation, divorce or death) to specifically pursue an education in the medical and/or health sciences field. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (94)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Richmond County Chapter - Shaunte Colbert, Winner of Our Women in History Essay Contest

Richmond County Chapter - Shaunte Colbert, Winner of Our Women in History Essay Contest

The Richmond County Chapter of New York State Women, Inc. is pleased to announce the winner of the NYSW RC Chapter’s Women in History Essay Contest, Shaunte Colbert,for her essay on Ella Baker.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (99)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Youth Leadership Conference Hosted by Lake to Lake Women

Youth Leadership Conference Hosted by Lake to Lake Women

Region VII chapters, Lake to Lake Women, assisted by Yates County Women recently hosted a Youth Leadership Conference with a Reality Store® component.  On March 5th, 15 girls from several area schools came together in Waterloo for a day of learning and camaraderie.

Sunday, April 03, 2016/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (107)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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New Family-Leave Policy for NYS

New Family-Leave Policy for NYS

We should be proud to live in a state where our elected officials fight for the rights of working people, such as earning a living wage, and having paid family leave. Because women make up a majority of those earning minimum wage, and are often the care takers of children and other family members, this new budget will benefit the women of this state!

Friday, April 01, 2016/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (79)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Grace LeGendre 2015 Fellowship Award Winners: Where are they now?

Grace LeGendre 2015 Fellowship Award Winners: Where are they now?

Raquel Soto and Marua Tyrell were our 2015 Fellowship Awards winners. Take a look and see/learn about each winners endeavors.
Friday, February 26, 2016/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (147)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Inventions Made by Women: Wow! Who Knew?

Inventions Made by Women: Wow! Who Knew?

Compliments of Suzanne Kelly

Jump through time and take a look at all the truly amazing accomplishments these women have achieved. Wow! Who knew?
Wednesday, February 10, 2016/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (140)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Capital Region Women's Network Presents Reality Store Program

Capital Region Women's Network Presents Reality Store Program

Submitted by, Eileen Howe Bird CRWN

Capital Region Women’s Network (CRWN) partnered with Girls Inc. to offer the Reality Store program on September 29, 2015 at the Girls Inc. Schenectady location, with 14 youth participating. Girls Inc. runs a vibrant after school program for Schenectady area youth that draws from Schenectady and the surrounding communities. 

Thursday, February 04, 2016/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (241)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NYS Women- Staten Island to present Women of Distinction Awards to Margaret Barry and Geraldine Walters Smith

NYS Women- Staten Island to present Women of Distinction Awards to Margaret Barry and Geraldine Walters Smith

The Staten Island chapter of New York State Women will honor their longest standing members Margaret Barry and Geraldine Walters Smith with their Lifetime Distinction Award. Margaret served the organization for 53years; Geraldine for 52 years.

Seven outstanding women will join Ms. Barry and Ms. Walters-Smith at the ceremony and luncheon on Saturday, April 2, 2016, noon, LiGreci’s Staaten, 697 Forest Avenue, and Staten Island. 

Wednesday, February 03, 2016/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (808)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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