- On October 26, 2016, the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation organized a panel of speakers to discuss the Presidential Election from the vantage point of women’s and children’s issues at The Cornell Club in NYC. The moderator was Magee Hickey, WPIX-11 reporter, and the speakers were Sonia Ossorio, Executive Director of the National Organization of Women, Karen Greenberg of Fordham Law School (Director, Center on National Security) and Carmen Maria Rey, Deputy Director of the Immigration Intervention Project at Sanctuary for Families.
- On November 18, 2015, The Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham Law School hosted a New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation Scholarship Appreciation Breakfast. Thanks to a generous $100,000 initial donation to the Foundation by Norma Paige, The Foundation was been able to provide two scholarships each year for the last five years. Thanks to the tireless efforts and generosity of Foundation Board Member, and Fordham Law School alumna, Laurie Berke-Weiss, the Foundation this year raised enough additional funds to sponsor two more scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Many current and former New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation Scholarship recipients were in attendance. The Foundation is humbled to have contributed to the important work of the Feerick Center by sponsoring talented law students whose careers have been forever shaped by their fellowships.
- On November 4, 2015, we hosted a successful breakfast series program featuring renowned legal scholar, Linda Hirshman, who discussed her highly acclaimed book “Sisters In Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World.” We were very pleased to host students from Stuyvesant High School. Many thanks to our generous sponsors: Berke-Weiss Law PLLC; Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Condon & Forsyth LLP; and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
- The New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation was a proud co-sponsor of the The New York Women’s Bar Association International Human Rights Committee’s screening of “Madam Presidenta: Why not US?”
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- On April 21, 2015, we hosted a very successful event entitled “An Evening with Women Crime/Mystery Writers.” The event was moderated by Linda Fairstein, author of the Alex Cooper series and former prosecutor, and featuring Alafair Burke, author of the Ellie Hatcher series and the Samantha Kincaid series, Allison Leotta, author of the Anna Curtis series, and Sarah Weinman, editor of the anthology Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives.Many thanks to our generous sponsor and host, Latham & Watkins, LLP.
- On October 23, 2014, we hosted a A Special Event with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who remarked on her recent book, OFF THE SIDELINES: RAISE YOUR VOICE, CHANGE THE WORLD. Many thanks to our generous sponsors: Berke-Weiss & Pechman, LLP; Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Condon & Forsyth LLP; Latham & Watkins LLP; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; and Proskauer Rose LLP.
- On September 3, 2014, we hosted a breakfast series program featuring Ida O. Abbott, Esq., an internationally recognized leader in the fields of mentoring, leadership and professional development, to discuss her latest book, SPONSORING WOMEN — WHAT MEN NEED TO KNOW. Many thanks to our generous sponsors: Arnold & Porter LLP; Berke-Weiss & Pechman, LLP; Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Condon & Forsyth LLP; and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
- On September 24, 2013, we hosted a breakfast series program featuring Helen Wan, Associate General Counsel at the Time Inc. division of Time Warner and author of the newly released book The Partner Track: A Novel. Many thanks to our generous sponsors: Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP, Condon & Forsyth LLP and The Cornell Club of New York.
- On May 20, 2013, we hosted a breakfast series program featuring The Honorable Nancy Gertner, who discussed her book In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate. Many thanks to our generous sponsors: Baker Hostetler LLP; Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP; Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Condon & Forsyth LLP; Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.; Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
- On April 18, 2012, we hosted another program as part of our Breakfast Series concerning Trafficking of Children in our own neighborhoods. Our speakers were Rachel Lloyd, a nationally recognized expert on the issue of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking and author of “Girls Like Us,” a memoir about her own experience and her founding and leading the groundbreaking non-profit organization, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS), and The Honorable Pamela K. Chen, formerly Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and chief of the criminal Civil Rights Section, which investigates and prosecutes cases involving human trafficking. Many thanks to our generous sponsors: Baker Hostetler LLP; Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP; Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Condon & Forsyth LLP; and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. In December 2015, Ms. Lloyd spoke about GEMS and her experience as a victims of trafficking for the CNN Freedom Project, a project dedicated to ending modern day slavery: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/12/28/freedom-project-rachel-lloyd-profile-natpkg.cnn
- On December 7, 2010, our speaker was Ida O. Abbott, Esq.,, of Ida Abbott Consulting, an internationally recognized leader in the fields of mentoring, leadership and professional development, and is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. She discussed her most recent book, Women on Top: The Woman’s Guide to Leadership and Power in Law Firms.
- On December 2, 2009, the Honorable Judith S. Kaye, former Chief Judge of the State of New York, now Of Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, spoke on the topic of “Turning Crisis into Opportunity.”
- On May 8, 2009, Carol Frohlinger J.D., the co-founder of Negotiating Women, Inc., provided insights on negotiation and leadership training, as she discussed her book, Her Place at the Table: A Woman’s Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success.
- On November 17, 2008, we were honored to host Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who spoke about her new book, Rumors of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: Why Women’s Lives Aren’t Getting Any Easier and How We Can Make Real Progress for Ourselves and Our Daughters.
- On March 6, 2008, we were delighted to listen to Dr. Sarah Weddington, the nationally known attorney who successfully argued Roe v. Wade, Professor, Presidential Advisor, and author of the best-selling book, A Question of Choice. This program was in recognition of the 35th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade.
- On February 2, 2007, we heard from Margaret Heffernan,, author of The Naked Truth: a Working Woman’s Manifesto and How She Does It: How Women Entrepreneurs Are Changing the Rules of Business Success.
- On November 3, 2006, we listened with great pleasure to Lynn Sherr, Journalist for ABC-TV News, 20/20 Correspondent, and author of the newly released, Outside the Box: A Memoir.
- On June 9, 2006, the seventh Breakfast in our series featured Joan Biskupic, a Supreme Court Reporter for USA Today and author of Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice.
- Our sixth breakfast featured Linda Greenhouse, Legal Columnist for The New York Times and author of Becoming Justice Blackmun:Harry Blackmun’s Supreme Court Journey
- At our fifth breakfast we heard Martha Burk, Columnist, Chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, and author ofCult of Power: Sex Discrimination in Corporate America and What Can Be Done About It.
- At our fourth breakfast we enjoyed listening to Beth Harpaz, journalist and author of, among other books,“The Girls in the Van: A Reporter’s Diary of the Campaign Trail andFinding Annie Farrell: A Family Memoir.
- At our third breakfast we were honored to have Gail Collins, Editorial Page Editor at The New York Times and best-selling author of, among other books,America’s Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines.
- At our second breakfast, we heard from Kati Marton , award-winning journalist, human rights advocate, and best-selling author ofHidden Power: Presidential Marriages that Shaped Our History.
- At our very first breakfast, we were delighted to welcome Linda Fairstein, former Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office,and bestselling author of the numerous Alex Cooper novels, such as Bone Vault and Death Dance.
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