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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 Public Relations Chair at

Apr17 By Amy Kellogg

For those that aren’t familiar, pay equity is the term that has been coined for helping to ensure that women are paid the same as their male counterparts for equal work.

Apr15 By National Partnership for Women & Families

In New York, on average, a woman working full time is paid $40,584 per year, while a man working full time is paid $49,174 per year. This creates a wage gap of $8,590 between full-time working men and women in the state.

Apr14 By Ramona Gallagher

The NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2014 Fellowship Awardees.

Apr14 By Diane Dinsmore

Today, in recognition of National Equal Pay Day, the President signed two executive actions to prevent workplace discrimination and empower workers to be more informed in pay negotiations.

Apr9 By Ed Barnas
The Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund 2014 Fellowship Awards Luncheon will be held at noon on Saturday, May 3rd 2014, at the Best Western Sovereign Hotel (1228 Western Avenue, Albany, New York 12203, telephone (518) 489-2981). read more...
Mar21 By Joann Olbrich

March 5, 2014 - The New York Women’s Equality Coalition applauds the Assembly’s passage of new legislation to improve access to child care subsidies and establish paid family leave in New York State.  Led by Assembly Speaker Silver and the Assembly’s Workgroup on Child Care, the Assembly passed the legislation this afternoon. These bills complement the Women’s Equality Act and work in tandem to address the obstacles and challenges faced by New York families.

Mar15 By Joann Olbrich

The New York State Assembly passed the Women’s Equality Act (A.8070) on January 27, 2014. This was the second year that the Assembly passed this groundbreaking legislation that would help provide the women of New York State with protection from discrimination and injustice. Last year, the Assembly passed the Women’s Equality Act, only to have the State Senate fail to pass the same legislation.

Mar6 By Linda K. Provo

Chapters - do you have a member or potential member who meets the criteria to participate in this program? New York State Women, Inc. New Careerist Competition recognizes the accomplishments of women between the ages of 21 and 32 who have been employed full time for a minimum of one year and maximum of three years in their career area and provides them with professional development skills and opportunities.

Mar3 By Communications

The National Women's History Project has designated this year's Women's History Month theme as Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment. What women do you know whose character, courage and commitment you admire and seek to emulate?

Jan28 By Joann

January 27, 2014 - The New York Women's Equality coalition is pleased that our legislature has taken the first step in making the Women's Equality Agenda a reality in New York this year, and we applaud the Assembly Democrats, Speaker Silver, and all those members who voted yes today, for putting women's equality at the top of their 2014 agenda.