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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Youth Leadership Conference Hosted by Lake to Lake Women

Region VII chapters, Lake to Lake Women, assisted by Yates County Women recently hosted a Youth Leadership Conference with a Reality Store® component.  On March 5th, 15 girls from several area schools came together in Waterloo for a day of learning and camaraderie.

Grace LeGendre 2015 Fellowship Award Winners: Where are they now?
Raquel Soto and Marua Tyrell were our 2015 Fellowship Awards winners. Take a look and see/learn about each winners endeavors.

Compliments of Suzanne Kelly

Inventions Made by Women: Wow! Who Knew?
Jump through time and take a look at all the truly amazing accomplishments these women have achieved. Wow! Who knew?
2016-2017 Officer Nominations

Do you have great ideas and thoughts about the future direction of this organization? Do you want to serve as a leader? Do you want to make an impact? If so, we need you! We are seeking good people to run for the offices of President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Written by Claire Knowles

Can You Go 24 Hours without Complaining?

Have you yet adopted the “no complaining rule?” Eight years ago, Jon Gordon’s book, The No Complaining Rule took the business world by storm, topping the best-seller’s list. The key to this book’s enduring success is that it offers positive ways to deal with negativity both at work and in other organizations. It requires that you shine a light on your own complaining.

Member Benefit Update - 32% off Long Term Care Insurance

Member Benefit Update - Through New York Life and Dedicated Financial Solutions, all members of New York State Women Inc. as well as their Extended Family Members are eligible for up to 32% off Long Term Care Insurance, an important discount to take advantage of before changes increase in January.

2016 Fellowship Application for Graduate Study

Fellowships are awarded annually for graduate study to qualified women. The number and amount of the fellowships vary from year to year.

Workplace Advancement Act vs Paycheck Fairness Act

As early as next week, your Senators will get a chance to vote on the so-called "Workplace Advancement Act." Conservatives are claiming it's an equal pay bill — but in reality, it would do more harm than good for women.

October Meeting Wrap up

What an amazing weekend we had in Syracuse for the October Meeting. The weekend was full of laughing, networking, learning and education. It was so great to see so many women helping and supporting each other. Everyone was so positive and supportive. I think everyone left the meeting re-energized to move this organization to the next level.

Special Grants from NY Grace Legendre Fund Inc.

In 2014, the NY Grace Legendre Fund Inc., a 501©(3) non for profit corporation, began awarding Special Grants to organizations in order to sponsor educational or research opportunities which would further the advancement of working women.