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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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NYSW Web Site Maintenance RFP

NYSW is posting an RFP for the maintenance of their web site for a 3 year term. Responses are due April 15, 2015.

Web Site Maintenance RFP PDF

Wednesday, February 11, 2015/Author: Commications Committee/Number of views (48)/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 or failures that actually moved them forward to success.  The slideshow 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.
Saturday, January 31, 2015/Author: Claire Knowles/Number of views (81)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Leadership Isn't Scary

In 2013, I had the opportunity to attend a three-day leadership academy. The attendees were law librarians from around the country. Over the three days, attendees bonded with one another, performed hands on exercises, determined their leadership styles, and learned how to effectively communicate and motivate others.
Thursday, January 29, 2015/Author: Colleen Ostiguy/Number of views (53)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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2015 Opportunity Agenda

Governor Cuomo announced his “2015 Opportunity Agenda” designed to restore economic opportunity, reform the education system, and restore the public’s confidence and trust in our justice system.
Thursday, January 22, 2015/Author: Commications Committee/Number of views (122)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Eight women’s equality bills pass Senate; on to the Assembly

The Women’s Equality Act, first introduced in the New York State Legislature in 2013, has several provisions, all of which are in keeping with our legislative platform and advocacy statement, in that they would redress the injustices, inequities and discrimination that women face throughout their lives.

Friday, January 16, 2015/Author: Commications Committee/Number of views (144)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Senate will bring 8 of the Women's Equality Act bills to the floor

Looks like the Senate will bring 8 of the Women's Equality Act bills to the floor.  At least it's a start. http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/227379/eight-wea-bills-heading-for-senate-floor/

Monday, January 12, 2015/Author: Commications Committee/Number of views (192)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Violence against women and girls

Every day, millions of women and girls worldwide experience violence. This abuse takes many forms, including intimate physical and sexual partner violence, female genital mutilation, child and forced marriage, sex trafficking, and rape.

Monday, December 22, 2014/Author: Commications Committee/Number of views (115)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Small businesses are the cornerstones of our communities

From shops and restaurants that showcase the talents of entrepreneurs to innovative companies that bolster local economies, small businesses define our neighborhoods and towns.

Sunday, December 21, 2014/Author: Commications Committee/Number of views (97)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Southern Finger Lakes Women name 2014 Women of the Year

Glenda Gephart of the Elmira Star-Gazette was named the 2014 Woman of the Year by the Southern Finger Lakes Women at their October meeting.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014/Author: Southern Finger Lakes Women/Number of views (128)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Sexual Assault in the Military

There have been a number of reports and articles recently written regarding sexual assault in the military.  The Department of Defense, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office http://www.sapr.mil/ released a November 30, 2014 report to the President regarding Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.  As a result of the report, the Secretary of Defense released a December 3, 2014 memorandum on initiatives being taken regarding the prevention of and response to sexual assault.  The report and memo can be found under the News section.

The November 30, 2014 New York Times Magazine included an article titled The Military's Rough Justice on Sexual Assault.  You can read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/30/magazine/the-militarys-rough-justice-on-sexual-assault.html?ref=magazine&_r=0

Monday, December 08, 2014/Author: Colleen Ostiguy/Number of views (156)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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