Events and Opportunities
Ms. Foundation for Women Fearless Leader Award: Honoring Susan Fredman of Designs for Dignity and the Susan Fredman Design Group
Thursday, June 20th, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Presentations by: Maia Benson, Advisory Council, Deborah Jacobs, VP, Advocacy and Policy, Cathy Raphael, Board Chair, Natalie Sullivan, Program Officer
The Fearless Leader Award
In honor of our 40th anniversary celebration year, the Ms. Foundation for Women will recognize Susan Fredman with our Fearless Leader Award. We are delighted to honor her outstanding community service, as well as her leadership in Chicago, IL and beyond.
A woman with a vision and the steadfast determination to see it through, Susan Fredman has long believed that “spaces of hope, dignity, and comfort are foundations for nurturing the growth and success of every human being, every individual.”
The Ms. Foundation is proud to recognize women who are trailblazers in their communities. We salute Susan’s deep humanitarian spirit, her professional expertise, business acumen and sheer ability to transform lives and spaces. We are honored to recognize her as a fearless leader.
Equality Can’t Wait!
Tuesday, May 7th, 7:00 pm
We are electing our first new mayor in 12 years. Now is the time to make sure the next leader of New York City puts equality at the top of their agenda. Hear from the candidates on the critical issues that impact women and girls and affect every New Yorker.
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University
3 Spruce Street @William Street
New York City
Subways: N,R,4,5,6 to City Hall | 2,3 to Park Pl | J,Z to Fulton
Join us for back-to-back debates and get answers to the questions no one else is asking.
Moderated by Joyce Purnick - Political analyst, former New York Times city columnist, and author of MIKE BLOOMBERG: Money, Power and Politics.
Bill de Blasio
Adolfo Carrión Jr.
Hosted by the National Organization for Women New York City, Pace University and the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Pace
AAUW NYS, AAUW Empire State Virtual Branch, Equality Now, Hollaback, League of Women Voters of the City of New York, Ms. Foundation for Women, National Association of Female Executives, National Council of Jewish Women NY, New York Women’s Agenda, United Neighborhood Houses, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Women’s City Club, YWCA of Brooklyn, YWCA of the City of New York, YWCA of Queens
More to do: The Road to Equality for Women in the United States
Wednesday, March 7, 2013, 1-2pm
Presentation from Deborah Jacobs, Vice President, Advocacy and Policy
This free webinar will discuss the Ms. Foundation's recently released, More to do: The Road to Equality for Women in the United States, report and will suggest policy recommendations that address the root causes of inequality.
Solutions like increased public funding for child care and early education, improved access to non-traditional jobs and an increased minimum wage would benefit women, who are disproportionately affected by unaffordable child care and lack of opportunities and who remain concentrated in low-wage jobs. The dramatic inequities in access to health care can be addressed through actions like the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, repeal of the Medicaid waiting period for immigrants and removal of legislative barriers to reproductive health care services, including abortion. To eliminate violence against women, the report advocates such policy changes as the establishment of national standards for child sexual abuse prevention for youth-serving organizations, increased resources to female service members who experience military sexual trauma and reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, including protections for immigrant, LGBTQ and Native American women.