NYS Women Inc News

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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

The Equal Rights Amendment

Illinois became the 37th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, May 30. This places the Constitutional Amendment one state short of the states needed to be added to the Constitution.

This Amendment states that equality of rights “shall not be denied by the U. S. or any state on account of sex.”

716 Chapter - 20th Annual Basket Auction

Save the Date: Join 716 Chapter for our 20th Annual Basket Auction on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. All proceeds will go towards the Award and Benefit Fund.

Chadwick Bay Chapter - May Installation of Officers

The Chadwick Bay Chapter held their May installation of officers at Manning’s Fireside Manor on May 22nd at 6:30 PM. Mary Stelley, treasurer for New York State Women Inc. was the installing officer. Donnie Hover was installed as President, Christine Storer as first VP, Karen Crowe as second VP, Connie Wojcinski as Recording Secretary, Tanya Burns as treasurer, Nancy Steffan as Corresponding Secretary,. Guests included Sandi Gawlak a retired teacher and Judith Einach who is running for state assembly. Both women became members at last night’s dinner.

The Rome Professional and Business Women Awarded Its First Scholarship

The Rome Professional and Business Women awarded its first scholarship inconjunction with the Rome Foundation.

Gifts $2000 to Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Staten Island Supports Women in Business

The Staten Island chapter of New York State Women presented a $2000 gift to a local museum founded by a woman with a vision.

Staten Island Chapter Celebrates Right-to-Vote Centennial with Legacy Tea by Rosemarie Dressler

Women With A Vision Changed Our World

It began with a small group of New York visionaries sipping tea and imagining an America where women shared equal rights with men. They set into motion a national campaign that spanned seven decades and gave way to the eventual securing the right for women to vote.


NYS Women Inc NIKE RFP bids are due April 13, 2018.


Career Development Opportunities Fundraiser

Career Development Opportunities (CDO) will be holding a fundraiser at NYS Women, Inc.’s April 2018 board of directors meeting to support all the CDO’s projects throughout the year.

Staten Island Unites ‘Sisterhood’

Sisterhood organizations participated in a fair and by presenting as a panelist or guest speaker at workshops. The women of the Sisterhood presented on positions in business, health, environmental science and government and other topics such as “You are the Architect of Your Life,” by Naomi Jones, Life Coach; “Brave Enough to Succeed,” by Fran Reali; “Dressing for Success,” by Rosemarie Cavanaugh , Nutritionist; “Non-traditional jobs in STEM,” by Katia Gordon , Director, SI Regional and Community Affairs, Con Edison; Financial Information for High School Students,” by Joan Wilton, Financial Advisor; and “Social Media Marketing.”

NYS Women Web Site RFP

NYS Women Inc Web Site RFP bids are due April 10, 2018.