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Sheena Wright, President and CEO of United Way of New York City, and host Tracie Strahan, NBC 4 New York reporter, both dressed in Max Mara’s Spring 2015 Collection..  Photo by:  Martin Dixon
Sheena Wright, President and CEO of United Way of New York City, and host Tracie Strahan,

 NBC 4 New York reporter, both dressed in Max Mara’s Spring 2015 Collection.

 
Annual Women’s Leadership Council Luncheon 
 
Power of Women to Make a Difference|
 
Honors Iconic Female Leaders Andrea Jung and Hayley Boesky

 
 
$875,000 Raised to Benefit United Way of NYC’s Education Initiatives
 
Event Co-sponsored by Max Mara, Barclays and American Banker
 
 
NEW YORK, NY– Nearly 600 female leaders in the business, finance and nonprofit sectors came together at Cipriani 42nd Street on Wednesday, March 11, for United Way of New York City’s Women’s Leadership Council’s (WLC) ninth annual Power of Women to Make a Difference award luncheon. The luncheon honored female leaders who have positively impacted their communities and made a difference in the lives of others. The event raised $875,000 to support United Way of New York City’s education initiatives, serving thousands of young people across the five boroughs each year.



Host Tracie Strahan leads a conversation with 2015 honorees Andrea Jung and Hayley Boesky at United Way of New York City’s Power of Women to Make a Difference award luncheon on March 11, 2015, at Cipriani 42nd Street.

 
 
Hosted by Tracie Strahan, Emmy Award-winning reporter for NBC 4 New York, this year’s event honored Hayley Boesky, Vice Chairman of Global Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Andrea Jung, President and CEO of Grameen America. The event featured an inspirational conversation between Strahan and the honorees on the collective power of women and the challenges and triumphs of their corporate careers. Sheena Wright, President and CEO of United Way of New York City, Monique Nelson, CEO of UniWorld Group, Tory Burch, fashion designer and CEO of Tory Burch LLC, Lori Silverbush, filmmaker and hunger relief advocate, Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, and Marianne Collins, Chief Revenue Officer of SourceMedia, were also in attendance. 

“I am thrilled to be recognizing two exceptional women today for their accomplishments, exceptional leadership and commitment to community service,” said Sheena Wright, President and CEO of United Way of New York City. “These women embody the spirit of philanthropy and the true power of women to make a difference.” 

“It is an honor to be recognized by United Way of New York City,” said Andrea Jung, President and CEO of Grameen America. “We share the passionate conviction that women are the engines of growth in this city. The future of New York depends on them.”

“I am honored to be receiving this acknowledgement and proud to represent Bank of America – I am especially humbled to receive this award in the presence of the many inspiring women leaders gathered in this room,” said Hayley Boesky, Vice Chairman of Global Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
 
 
 
 
 

Karyn Twaronite, Partner and EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer, Ernst & Young, and Marianne Collins, Chief Revenue Officer of SourceMedia, with honoree Hayley Boesky, Vice Chairman of Global Markets, Bank of America
 Merrill Lynch.

 
 
 

Robert J.Kueppers, Senior Partner, Deloitte LLP and Board Chair, United Way of New YorkCity, with honoree Andrea Jung, President and CEO, Grameen America.

 


The Women's Leadership Council is a network of women who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of New York City's young people. The WLC celebrates the power of women by honoring those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in business and philanthropy. WLC has raised nearly $5 million in support of United Way of New York City’s education programming.

For more information, visit unitedwaynyc.org or join us on Facebook at facebook.com/unitedwaynyc. Follow us on Twitter at @unitedwaynyc

 SourceMedia is a parent company to the financial services industry’s leading resource American  Banker

 
 
About United Way of New York City
 
For more than 75 years, United Way of New York City has been the activist inside, working deep within the system to weave a net of interconnected solutions to catch our poorest neighbors. We orchestrate hundreds of partners in a symphony of hope, and mobilize communities to break down barriers and build opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers for the benefit of all. We help ensure that short-term needs are being met while simultaneously working on long-term solutions to the city's most intractable problems. We envision caring communities where all individuals and families have access to quality education and the opportunity to lead healthy and financially secure lives. We are the activists inside, working to make New York City work for every New Yorker. Follow,Like and Pin us, and learn more at unitedwaynyc.org

 
About United Way of New York City’s Women’s Leadership Council
The Women's Leadership Council (WLC) is an all-volunteer group that engages the power, talent and passion of women to transform communities. Members are accomplished leaders who have taken an active role in advancing the work of United Way of New York City. Since 2007, WLC has raised over $4 million in support of United Way of New York City's initiatives that create opportunities for New York City youth and their families.
 
 

 

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