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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].

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At the last statewide meeting, this past fall, the Board directed the Strategic Planning Committee to work on developing a six (6) region proposal for discussion and action at its next meeting, which will be March 3rd, 2012. Since then, quite a bit of conversation has taken place at chapter and district meetings. The Strategic Planning Committee’s 6 Region Plan is not based on membership numbers, but is based on county boundaries.


As we continue to move forward in our journey we are launching a new web site. The new web site will help us communicate with our members and the community much better. We are also incorporating online payments for meetings and soon to be membership payments.

New York State Women, Inc. welcomed its board of directors and members to the annual fall board and member meeting, in scenic Lake Placid, during the weekend of September 23-25. It was productive, successful and enjoyable – a great package. Much was accomplished as several committees presented proposals for changes that would challenge our organization’s structural history.

New York State Women Inc. is taking a stand against the Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group Inc.'s marketing of a new 10 calorie diet drink designed to appeal only to men.  The company, which is headquartered here in New York State, airs a commercial that explicitly states “Dr. Pepper Ten, it’s Not for Women”, which began airing in October.

September 23-25th 2011 saw NYS Women Inc. members from all over New York State gather in Lake Placid, NY for the Fall Board meeting and a Special Member Meeting at the High Peaks Resort. Members of the host District XI, Carrie Locatelli, Bev Sprague and Linda Provo welcomed attendees while Mother Nature participated with an offering of glorious fall foliage.

The Women's Day at the Fair event was held on August 31, 2011 and it was sold out!  Of the total attendees, 20 NYS Women, Inc. members participated.

Albany, New York – New York State Women, Inc. held their Annual Conference June 3, 4 and 5, 2011 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Albany, New York. Alisha Gould of Sherburne, New York became the First Candidate and was awarded First Place in the New York State Women, Inc. New Careerist Speech Program.

Fall Board was help October and here is summary from it.
NYSW release their new brand and logo after the June state conference.