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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

Veteran’s & Community Housing Coalition Presentation

Michelle Viola Straight gave an update on the “Foreverly House”. Foreverly House is a home to be developed for homeless veteran moms and their children.

NYSW - Athena Military Women's Initiative

2021 Center for Women Veterans Women Veteran Trailblazers 2.0 Initiative

Member Spotlight - Patti Pollock

How I embarked on my journey to becoming a strong, educated and confident woman.

Athena Military Women’s Initiative News

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

Get Your Voice Heard – Strategic Planning

Strategic planning committee report addendum

Athena Military Women’s Initiative Update

Athena Military Women’s Initiative Update

by Claire Knowles

Moving Forward... Conscious of Our Choice of Words!

Our busy days unfold like the Page-a-Day calendar that quickly melds into weeks, months and years. As time flitters by we internally crave meaning and fulfillment in our lives – hoping that we won’t look back some day and regretfully say, “Is that all there is?” or, “Success...but at what cost?”

Deep in our hearts we know that we are the managers of our own lives. Solely responsible! Dr. Phil frequently affirms this self-knowledge. So how can we best affect the outcomes throughout our lives?

by Joyce DeLong

Writing a Short Note Goes a Long Way

SHUT DOWN THE COMPUTER. TURN OFF THE cellphone. Disconnect the fax machine. If you want to send a message that’s sure to be well received, write a note.

by Amy Kellogg

Effective Advocacy: Communicating with your State Legislator

In 2015, then-immediate past president of NYS Women, Inc., Amy Kellogg, gave a presentation on effective political advocacy at that year’s spring board in April at the Griffiss Institute in Rome. Here are the highlights; and take special notice of the dates the legislature is in session. Advocating for an issue when your legislator isn’t in Albany, isn’t a good use of your time!

by Claire Knowles

Finding my voice. . . because my destiny is calling

It was George Bernard Shaw, famous playwright, who penned this keeper:

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself!”

When we create ourselves, we bring something into existence, we manifest. We cause a part of us to come into being – intentionally, deliberately. Our hidden voice wants to be heard . . . yet where and why is it hidden?