NYS Women Inc News

Latest News

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

We have made a lot of changes in the past couple of months and I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the new features we are offering on the web site now.

Our March Meeting, March 2-4, 2012, at the Radisson Hotel, Corning, NY, ably hosted by District VII, is nearly upon us, and will present more opportunities for members to express their ideas and opinions and vote on changes to our bylaws and structure. We will welcome at least 16 young women to our Youth Leadership Program, a program designed to provide high school students with knowledge and experiences that will expose them to opportunities and challenges that they may face in their future.

The NYS Women Inc are putting out RFPs for their web site maintenance and auditing services

Web Site RFP PDF | Auditing Services RFP PDF

Grade LeGendre EndowmentThe Fellowship provides awards to women who are candidates for master and doctoral degrees at colleges and universities throughout New York State in a wide range of disciplines. An annual competition is held and administered by a Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. committee.

Fellowships are awarded annually for graduate study to qualified women. The number and amount of the fellowships vary from year to year. Please review the qualifications listed and apply only if you meet these requirements.

Application PDF  

As Winter Board is fast approaching, March 2-4, 2012, the Nominating Committee is seeking qualified candidates to run for New York State Office. All offices are currently up for election ~ ~ ~ Candidate packets may be obtained through the New York State Women, Inc. website, by contacting Linda Provo,Chair or any member of the Nominating Committee. DEADLINE - March 9th for all applications.

The Youth Leadership Reality Workshop presents a real life simulation in which the participants select a career and make lifestyle choices. The participants then receive one month’s salary (after taxes) and must pay for their lifestyle choices at 18 booths, run by members of New York State Women, Inc. For example, depending on the size of their family, they select a housing option, to rent or own, number of bedrooms and either a base, moderate or luxury model.

The Career Recognition Program seeks to recognize the achievements of women re-entering the workforce or women who have experienced an exceptional occurrence in their position. Through competition, this program will sharpen interviewing and public speaking skills.The Career Recognition Program recognizes the achievements of women who are new to the workforce as a result of a career change; who have earned an exceptional achievement/advancement in a position; or who have returned to the workforce after an absence of at least three years.

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.