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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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The 6th Annual NYS Women Inc Conference is scheduled for May 29-31, 2015 in Buffalo NY. Learn our accomplishments for this year and goals for next year. You’ll become re-vitalized; when you return to your chapter, plan on accomplishing great things!

Governor Cuomo Launches "Enough is Enough" Campaign to Combat Sexual Assault on College and University Campuses.

NYSW is posting an RFP for the maintenance of their web site for a 3 year term. Responses are due April 15, 2015.

Web Site Maintenance RFP PDF

Recently I viewed a makers' website slideshow and I found it to be impressive.  Seven female entrepreneurs lifted up the big mistakes or failures that actually moved them forward to success.  The slideshow title was termed Fail Fast - meaning, admit mistakes quickly - no languishing; instead, move on and be proud that you tried and gave it your best.  But (and this is a big but), don't let failure immobilize you or prevent  you from ,moving forward, risking again, and walking the edge again.  It is important to understand the learning power of failure.
  • 31 January 2015
  • Author: Anonym
In 2013, I had the opportunity to attend a three-day leadership academy. The attendees were law librarians from around the country. Over the three days, attendees bonded with one another, performed hands on exercises, determined their leadership styles, and learned how to effectively communicate and motivate others.
  • 29 January 2015
  • Author: Anonym

Looks like the Senate will bring 8 of the Women's Equality Act bills to the floor.  At least it's a start. http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/227379/eight-wea-bills-heading-for-senate-floor/

Every day, millions of women and girls worldwide experience violence. This abuse takes many forms, including intimate physical and sexual partner violence, female genital mutilation, child and forced marriage, sex trafficking, and rape.

From shops and restaurants that showcase the talents of entrepreneurs to innovative companies that bolster local economies, small businesses define our neighborhoods and towns.

There have been a number of reports and articles recently written regarding sexual assault in the military.  The Department of Defense, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office http://www.sapr.mil/ released a November 30, 2014 report to the President regarding Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.  As a result of the report, the Secretary of Defense released a December 3, 2014 memorandum on initiatives being taken regarding the prevention of and response to sexual assault.  The report and memo can be found under the News section.

The November 30, 2014 New York Times Magazine included an article titled The Military's Rough Justice on Sexual Assault.  You can read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/30/magazine/the-militarys-rough-justice-on-sexual-assault.html?ref=magazine&_r=0

  • 8 December 2014
  • Author: Anonym
The Congressional Research Service recently completed a report on sexual violence at institutions of higher education.  The report can be found at http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43764.pdf
  • 8 December 2014
  • Author: Anonym