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Sixth Anniversary Women In Industry Luncheon
Kathy Ireland, Honoree and Keynote Speaker
Sharon John, Kathy Ireland, Sandy Wax,
Karen Bromley and
Dr. Janice Weinman
Until next year!.....
Sixth Annual 'Women In Industry' Luncheon at the Plaza Hotel
May 31, 2012
Photos by: Joyce Brooks
NEW YORK, - The Sixth Anniversary
Women In Industry Luncheon was held
at The Plaza Hotel on Thursday, May 31,
2012. Over 400 men and women from
industries that support K.I.D.S.,
including business executives and
not-for-profit leaders attended.
For more than 26 years,
K.I.D.S. has provided hope and
self-esteem to over seventy million
children and their families annually
that are challenged by poverty,
homelessness, domestic abuse, military
family service, low literacy, major
illness, incarcerated family members and
disaster survival. Made possible by the
generous donations of outstanding
manufacturers and retailers, K.I.D.S.
distributes the brand new children's
products through its network of nearly
one thousand social service agencies
across the U.S. and around the world.
This year, the luncheon
keynote address was given by Kathy
Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer at Kathy
Ireland Worldwide. A former model and
actress, Ms. Ireland is highly regarded
for her business leadership, as well as
her devotion to numerous philanthropic
causes, including YMCA, Dream
Foundation, and others.
Named as 2012 K.I.D.S. Women
of Achievement along with Ms. Ireland
were Sharon John and Sandy Wax. Ms.
John is President of Stride Rite
Children's Group, a tireless, dedicated
and compassionate leader who has helped
bestow pride, confidence and a sense of
self-worth to children each year.
Sandy Wax is President and General
Manager of PBS KIDS Sprout, the first
24-hour online and on demand TV
preschool destination for kids 2-5 and
their parents and caregivers. Ms. Wax
is an equally devoted philanthropist
through her support of Cradles to
Crayons and Please Touch Children's
Museum in Philadelphia.
More than 1,000 manufacturers, retailers
and licensees in the children's
business, as well as sustaining
partnerships with corporations,
foundations and individual donors
provide critical support for K.I.D.S.
Because of K.I.D.S.' dedicated
volunteers, the organization maintains
a 2 1/2% overhead that enables 97.5% to
go directly to those in need of
assistance. That is why K.I.D.S. is
listed in the Forbes 200 Top Charities
and the national Better Business
Bureau's top charity rankings for the
last four years, and has received a
four-star rating for the last five years
from Charity Navigator.
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