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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 Communications Committee at [email protected].

Latest News

2016 Fellowship Application for Graduate Study

Fellowships are awarded annually for graduate study to qualified women. The number and amount of the fellowships vary from year to year.

Workplace Advancement Act vs Paycheck Fairness Act

As early as next week, your Senators will get a chance to vote on the so-called "Workplace Advancement Act." Conservatives are claiming it's an equal pay bill — but in reality, it would do more harm than good for women.

October Meeting Wrap up

What an amazing weekend we had in Syracuse for the October Meeting. The weekend was full of laughing, networking, learning and education. It was so great to see so many women helping and supporting each other. Everyone was so positive and supportive. I think everyone left the meeting re-energized to move this organization to the next level.

General Election Day is November 3rd

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 is general election day in New York. All registered voters are eligible to vote during the general election. The 2015 elections will be for local offices only. There is one special election for a statewide office this year in the Binghamton, NY area. The former Senator for the area, Senator Tom Libous, was convicted on federal charges and forced to resign his seat. This left an opening, and the Governor called a special election for this election to fill the vacant seat.

Special Grants from NY Grace Legendre Fund Inc.

In 2014, the NY Grace Legendre Fund Inc., a 501©(3) non for profit corporation, began awarding Special Grants to organizations in order to sponsor educational or research opportunities which would further the advancement of working women.

CDO Offers Scholarships and Grants

The NYS Career Development Opportunities, Inc is pleased to announce the offering of monetary scholarships/grants to assist NYS Women with their career related studies, education, and/or training and related costs.

Register to Vote
If you still haven’t registered to vote, there is time to register in order to vote in the General Election. The last day to register to vote in the November General Election is October 9.
Grand Island Chapter presents scholarship to Amy Gilmore Smith

President Diane Dinsmore said that a new scholarship that the Grand Island Professional Women’s Chapter will award each year will be to an adult woman from Grand Island who is either returning to college, a trade school or continuing education.

Raising the Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage is an issue of vital importance to women. Women make up a large percentage of those who earn the minimum wage.

Primary Election Day
Thursday, September 10, 2015 is primary election day. Go vote! Most of the races this year are for local legislative offices such as the county legislature, county executive, etc. There will be one special election for one statewide Senate seat this year in the Binghamton, NY area.