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Our March Board Meeting, March 2-4, 2012, at the Radisson Hotel, Corning, NY, was ably hosted by District VII, is presented more opportunities for members to express their ideas and opinions and vote on changes to our bylaws and structure. We successfully welcomed at least 16 young women to our Youth Leadership Program, a program designed to provide high school students with knowledge and experiences that will expose them to opportunities and challenges that they may face in their future.
Looking forward to next year, I am seeking out the many talented members in our organization to join Team 2012! Thank you to those who came forward at the March meeting and agreed to Chair or Vice Chair, Standing, Special and Sub-committees. I challenge others now to step out of your comfort zone and consider Chairing/Vice chairing a committee next year. Positions open as of this writing are Nike Business Manager, Resolutions, Personal and Professional Development, Legislation, Strategic Planning, among others. So, if you have an interest (make that a passion) and are willing to share your talents, please contact me-I know you are out there. Speaking of next year, please, please, please consider joining the team by serving as Treasurer or Secretary. Speaking personally, serving on the Executive Committee has been such a rewarding experience for me, that I wholeheartedly encourage you to consider serving one of these positions and joining the team!
Women’s history in the Empire State goes hand in hand with New York’s history as a progressive leader. From education to health care to civil equality, women have been a driving force behind almost every reform movement in our state. This past week, in honor of Women’s History Month, Governor Cuomo opened a new exhibit at the State Capitol honoring the remarkable women who have led New York and the nation. Explore our online exhibit featuring these women’s stories.
New York State Women, Inc. stands firmly in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act co-sponsored and supported by you and many others in Congress. Enough is enough with the discrimination that women have withstood on the issue of Pay Equity. There is no rational explanation for the length of time it has taken us to achieve this goal. The mission of NYSWI is “to build powerful women personally, professionally and politically” through advocacy and education. Our vision is “to make a difference in the lives of working women.” Our Legislative Platform reflects the many areas of equitable demands and we are supportive of any issue that will positively impact the lives of women in New York and all of America. There is no justification for women to be treated as second-class citizens.
April is Sexual assault Awareness Month
We are asking the community to join DVRC in recognizing Denim Day to support sexual assault survivors and take a peaceful stand against sexual violence. Denim Day is Friday April 27th.
Our June Conference will be held on June 1-3, 2012, at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Albany, NY. Hope you have registered. District X is hosting, with some local and familiar assistance. We will elect a new slate of officers and welcome a new Board of Directors, as well as Committee Chairs. There is more evolutionary (perhaps revolutionary) work to be done with your input and support. Make your voice heard and make a difference.
Annual State Conference is June 1-3rd in Albany NY. Our Keynote speaker will be Deb Cabral. Professional Organizer and Productivity & Efficiency Coach Deborah J. Cabral is President and Owner of The DeClutter Coach and DC Efficiency Consulting. The DeClutter Coach, a residential organizing company was established in 2010. In January of this year, Deb kicked off a new company, DC Efficiency Consulting with expanded services for her growing base of corporate clients. Register for the Conference
For National Women’s Health Week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Women's Health created the Healthy Women's Action Kit.
The ultimate goal of most representative groups is effective advocacy. What does this mean, you ask? Well, the word advocacy is generally defined as “the act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea or policy; providing earnest and active support.”
Susan Mager, Incoming President; Amy Kellogg, Candidate for President Elect; Colleen Ostiguy, Candidate for 1st Vice President; Renee Cerullo, Candidate for 2nd Vice President
We NEED a Secretary and Treasurer! Please consider stepping up to one of these positions. Click "Read More" to see the job descriptions for each position. This is a great way to get involved in the organization.
WHO WE ARE
NYS Women, Inc is a group of women, with Chapters all over NYS, of all ages representing a broad spectrum of industries, ages, and ethnicity. Since our Charter in 1919, we have promoted full participation, equality and economic self-sufficiency for all working women.