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

Olga Zona Irwin - Inaugural Lifetime Achievement

Long-time NYS Women, Inc. member, Olga Zona Irwin, was presented with the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delaware County Democratic Committee (DCDC) at its annnual dinner at SUNY Delhi on May 4th.

Women's Day at the NYS Fair - Registration

It is time to download, print and send your Women's Day at the NYS Fair registration. Wednesday, August 30 we will be gathering at the NYS Fair.

Chadwick Bay Chapter is Celebrating 75 Years

The Chadwick Bay Chapter of NYS Women Inc. is celebrating our 75th year as an organization that is instrumental in the Dunkirk – Fredonia community. In 1942, twenty-two women banded together to form Business and Professional Women of Dunkirk Fredonia. These visionaries encouraged local business and professional women to join the organization for personal and professional growth. Their mission was to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the kick-off of New York State Women's Suffrage
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the kick-off of New York State Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission, which will be responsible for a series of statewide programs that celebrate women's suffrage in New York State.
The St. Lawrence County Chapter honored 60 year member Patricia McGrath
The St. Lawrence County Chapter honored 60 year member Patricia McGrath, at their May 2017 meeting. She was greeted with flowers and a cake for her 60 years of service to both BPW and NYSW Inc.
CNY Chapter Grant Information

The local CNY chapter, is offering 1-$500.00 grant to an adult woman residing in Oswego, Madison or Onondaga County in financial need who is returning to school as a result of corporate downsizing, a change in family structure (i.e. separation, divorce or death) or to qualify for higher earnings opportunities to specifically pursue an education in the medical and/or health sciences field.

Staten Island Chapter Recognizes "Women of Distinction"

More than 200 hundred joined the Staten Island Chapter as they honored eight local women as Women of Distinction at their annual ceremony and luncheon in April at LiGreci’s Staaten, Staten Island.

The Susquehanna Chapter Awarded their 2017 Women Helping Women Scholarships

The NYS Women Inc., Susquehanna Chapter is proud to recognized two young women in this year’s Women Helping Women Scholarship essays.

March into Women's History Month Bracket

Members of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter from St. Bonaventure University came together with the Jandoli School of Communication's Woman of Promise panel two years ago to create a bracket to help with advocacy of amazing women throughout our history.

by JoAnne Krolak

Sylvia Porter Women Who Helped Build the Empire State

“Money never remains just coins and pieces of paper. Money can be translated into the beauty of living, a support in misfortune, an education, or future security.” - Sylvia Porter, Sylvia Porter’s Money Book, 1975

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