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].

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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

by Claire Knowles

From Whence We Have Come... Financially Speaking
It hasn’t been that long since a woman has been able to have her own credit card. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974 granted a woman the right to have a credit card in her own name – which translated into an unprecedented degree of independence for women. Feminists and advocates for women’s equal rights, including New York State Women, Inc., fought hard for this basic right – enabling women’s financial freedom.
St. Lawrence Chapter - Eowyn Hewey Accepted Member of the Month Award
Eowyn Hewey accepted a Member of the Month award on behalf of the St. Lawrence Chapter of NYS Women Inc. at the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon.
NYSW Staten Island Leads Sisterhood to Encourage Women to Explore Occupations

Presidents and representatives from organizations concerned with the welfare of women and families recently gathered together for the annual meeting of the Sisterhood of Women’s Organizations.

NYS Governor's Executive Orders 161 & 162

Two Executive Orders submitted by Governor Cuomo, 161 & 162, at his recent State of State meeting. These are the result of the advocacy of 120 Womens' Organizations, including NYS Women, Inc. 

Three Prominent Rochester Women Awarded the Keeper of the Flame Tribute by the National Women's Hall of Fame

Seneca Falls, New York - Three outstanding Rochester women were honored by the National Women's Hall of Fame at a "Keeper of the Flame" ceremony and reception on December 14, 2016.

NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund 30th Anniversary

GLEF Goal: $30 from 300 donors by our 30th Anniversary - Our 30th Anniversary is coming up and we’d like your help in celebrating.

Youth Leadership at Southern Finger Lakes Women Chapter

On Saturday October 15, 2017 in Watkins Glen, the NYS Women Southern Finger Lakes Women Chapter held a Youth Leadership event. Youth Leadership is a NYS Women Inc. program that helps high school girls learn about college life and real world experiences.

NYSW Nominating Committee 2017-2018 Forms

This year’s goal for the Nominating Committee will be to pursue nominations from the entire membership for the 2017-2018 election at the annual State Conference.

President's Message - "It's A Wonderful Life!"

Happy Holidays to all! As we joyously celebrate with family and friends and give gifts of love, remember to generously use your talents to serve NYS Women, Inc.