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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 PR@nyswomeninc.org.

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Career Recognition Program

The Career Recognition Program was designed to recognize women who have overcome challenges or had an exceptional achievement in their lives, careers or while volunteering.
Friday, November 21, 2014/Author: Margherita Clemento/Number of views (12)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Oakwood All-Star – Julie R. Jenney

Our All-Star is a very special lady in the annals of the central New York legal community. Miss Jenney has quite a story to tell.
Monday, November 17, 2014/Author: Sue Greenhagen/Number of views (29)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Are You Walking the Edge? Afraid of Failing?

Recently I viewed a Makers’ website slideshow and I found it to be impressive. Seven female entrepreneurs lifted up the big mistakes/failures that actually moved them forward to success. The slide-show title was termed Fail Fast meaning, admit mistakes quickly—no languishing; instead, move on and be proud that you tried and gave it your best.  But (and this is a big but), don’t let failure immobilize you or prevent you from moving forward, risking again, and walking the edge again. It is important to understand the learning power of failure.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014/Author: Claire Knowles/Number of views (44)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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United Nations HeForShe Campaign

In her new role as UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, British actor Emma Watson will call on men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality today. The actor who built an immense global fan-base through her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter series is co-hosting a UN Women special event for the HeForShe campaign from the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event aims to kick-start a global solidarity movement in support of women’s rights and full equality between women and men. - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/9/20-september-heforshe-press-release#sthash.lZqpPJyo.dpuf
In her new role as UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, British actor Emma Watson called on men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality.  The event aims to kick-start a global solidarity movement in support of women’s rights and full equality between women and men. - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/9/20-september-heforshe-press-release#sthash.lZqpPJyo.dpuf
Wednesday, September 24, 2014/Author: Colleen Ostiguy/Number of views (173)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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It's on Us Public Awareness Campaign

“It’s On Us” aims to fundamentally shift the way we think about sexual assault, by inspiring everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something, big or small, to prevent it. The campaign reflects the belief that sexual assault isn’t just an issue involving a crime committed by a perpetrator against a victim, but one in which the rest of us also have a role to play. We are committed to creating an environment - be it a dorm room, a party, a bar or club, or the greater college campus - where sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported. This effort will support student-led efforts already underway across the country, and will focus particularly on motivating college men to get involved.

Read more from the White House Press Release here.

Sunday, September 21, 2014/Author: Colleen Ostiguy/Number of views (166)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Women's Day at the NYS Fair

Almost 30 members of NY Women, Inc. participated. We hosted a booth to find new members at the women’s advocacy mini fair pavilion staffed by 10 members for parts of the 10 am to 4 pm time.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014/Author: Pat Fergerson/Number of views (166)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Important Elections in 2014

This November 4, 2014, we have some very important elections. We will have the opportunity to vote for all of the Congressional seats, all the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate seats, the Governor of New York, the Lt. Governor, the New York State Attorney General, and the New York State Comptroller.

Thursday, August 07, 2014/Author: Commications Committee/Number of views (270)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Crack Down on Domestic Violence, Stalking and Public Lewdness

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a series of bills that strengthen existing laws and add new measures to protect New Yorkers from domestic violence, stalking, and public lewdness.

Thursday, July 24, 2014/Author: Colleen Ostiguy/Number of views (507)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The Personal and Professional Development programs have been revised

There’s a new game in town and it’s going on the road.  Check it out:  The Personal and Professional Development programs have been revised with a whole new twist. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014/Author: Commications Committee/Number of views (1579)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. Special Grants Program

JOIN IN ALL THE EXCITEMENT!  Apply for a special grant from the Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. and help your chapter fulfill a dream. Your community will benefit and learn more about NYS Women, Inc., its chapters and regions.  This can also be a wonderful membership tool.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014/Author: Grace LeGendre/Number of views (2196)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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