The 2014 Elly Awards:
Maria Cuomo Cole, Pat Mitchell.
Anne Donovan Bodnar, Eugenia Ulasewicz.
Beverly Beaudoin, Irene Cohen, Amy Dorn Kopelan, Suzanne
Dowling, Barbara J. Friedman, Emita Hill, Suzanne Jaffe, Ami
Kaplan, Liz Neumark, Denise V. Seegal, Ilene Wachs, Linda A.
AECOM Technology Corporation, Dede Thompson Bartlett,
Annabelle Bexiga and Chris McConnell, Muriel F. Siebert
Foundation, SunGard Financial Systems, Time Warner Inc.,
Joanne & Fred Wilson.
A+E Networks, Accenture, Georgette F. Bennett, Anne Donovan
Bodnar, Con Edison, Chadick Ellig, The Estée Lauder
Companies Inc., EY, Great Performances and CPS Events at The
Plaza, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Lucy Jarvis, Ann F. Kaplan,
KPMG LLP, Monika Machon and Richard Bram, Macy's and
Bloomingdale's, Nina McLemore, J.P. Morgan, Norton Rose
Fulbright, OppenheimerFunds, Pearson, Pershing, a BNY Mellon
company, Sy Syms Foundation, Elaine Taylor-Gordon, Lulu C.
Wang, Marissa C. Wesely, Linda A. Willett.
Pamela Baxter, Beverly Beaudoin, Myra J. Biblowit, Dr. Joyce
F. Brown, Carolyn Carter, Patricia Chadwick, Change Create
Transform Foundation, Jane Chesnutt, Irene Cohen, Linda
Cohen, Beth Comstock, Daffy's Foundation, Lisa Dennison,
Kathleen Dore, Mary C. Farrell, Rita V. Foley, Gail D.
Fosler, Nieca Goldberg, M.D., Jill Granoff, Annette Green,
Julie Greiner, Lou Rena Hammond, Gina Harman, Suzanne D.
Jaffe, Anuradha T. Jayanti, Rikki Klieman, Gail S. Landis,
Hillie Merritt Mahoney, Barbara Marcus, Dr. Marcella
Maxwell, Ellyn A. McColgan, Donna M. Milrod, Deanna M.
Mulligan, Carol Nelson, Marianne Parrs, Deborah A. Peacock,
Grace E. Richardson, Marcella Rosen, Denise V. Seegal,
Marissa Shorenstein, Esther Silver-Parker, Sheryl Sleeva,
Gillian Sorensen, Marcy Syms, Juliana Terian, Barbara Tober,
Suzanne Townsen, Trio Foundation, Eugenia Ulasewicz, Ilene
Wachs, Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner, Marcia S. Wilson.
Lauren C. Anderson, Susan Davenport Austin, Subha V. Barry,
Jessica M. Bibliowicz, Kim Bishop, Pamela J. Craig, Vita
Cassese, Patricia Cook, Ph.D., Anne Busquet, Rita B. Crotty,
Marsha Dubrow, Ph.D., Gail M. Dudack, Tiffany Dufu, Susan
Falk, Barbara J. Friedman, Fredrica S. Friedman, Carolee
Friedlander, Pamela F. Gallin, M.D., Deborah Gillis,
Elizabeth Grayer, Karen Grinthal, Dr. Ludy Green, Barbara
Dwyer Gunn, Carla Harris, Leila Heckman, Julia Kahr, Karen
Persichilli Keogh, Amy Dorn Kopelan, Ilene H. Lang, Laurie
Ledford, Loretta McCarthy, Jacqueline McMickens, Wendy
Mendenhall, Donna Orender, Jonelle Procope, Dara
Richardson-Heron, M.D., Julianna Richter, Eunice I. Salton,
Ann Misiaszek Sarnoff, Rosita Sarnoff, Karen A. Scappaticci,
Ph.D., Ellen Schall, Westina Matthews Shatteen, Ellen
Sills-Levy, Lorie A. Slutsky, Kathryn B. Swintek, Alair
Townsend, United Way of New York City, Laura R. Walker,
Anita Volz Wien, Myrna Z. Weiss, The Jacquelyn and Gregory
Zehner Foundation, SUNY Chancellor Zimpher.
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The Women’s Forum of New York:
The Women’s Forum of New York is New York's
premier organization of women leaders comprised of the
highest women achievers across all professional sectors from
finance to fine arts.
They advance women's leadership three ways:
through core programing which provides
personal and professional enrichment to their members
through the Education Fund which provides
education awards to high potential women whose careers have
been derailed by adversity
through the Corporate Board Initiative which
expands and extends the contribution of women leaders
through participation on corporate and civic boards.
The Education Fund
is an educational and charitable arm of The Women’s Forum of
New York, established under a separate corporate governance
as a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization.
Since 1987, the Fund has helped mature women
pursue educational goals and enhance their capacities to
provide productive and supportive service to their
communities. The Award recognizes extraordinary and often
heroic effort in overcoming adversity and the most daunting
of odds in restructuring lives
Grants are awarded to women over the age of 35 who,
after suffering great adversity and an interruption in their
education, are now pursuing undergraduate college degrees.
Students in this population are often single parents,
economically disadvantaged and struggling with the rising
costs of a college education. Over the past 27 years, 156
women have been honored by The Education Fund.
About The 2014 Elly Honorees:
Billie Jean King,
longtime champion for social change and equality, created
new inroads for men and women in sports and beyond during
her legendary tennis career. Growing up playing tennis in
California public parks, she won her first of a record 20
Wimbledon titles in 1961 and went on to win 39 Grand Slam
singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles. She empowered
women and educated men with her 1973 defeat of Bobby Riggs
in the Battle of the Sexes, which has been regarded as one
of the greatest moments in sports history. Ms. King was
named one of the ‘100 Most Important Americans of the 20th
and, in 2009, President Obama awarded her
with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest
civilian honor. She founded the Women’s Tennis Association
(1973), the Women’s Sports Foundation (1974) and co-founded
World Team Tennis (1974). Ms. King sits on the boards of the
Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Andy Roddick Foundation and
was appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports
and Nutrition. In 2014 she will launch the Billie Jean King
Leadership Initiative, which will address
inclusion and diversity in the workplace and beyond.
recently named number 9 on
list of the “100 Most Creative People 2014,”
has built a successful career as a senior corporate
executive, as a research analyst and now as an entrepreneur.
From her turnaround and subsequent nurturing of troubled
wealth management businesses, to eliminating Wall Street
conflicts of interest and advocating a true client-centered
business model, Ms. Krawcheck has been referred to as one of
the most successful and influential executives in financial
services, having spent years as the guardian of such brands
at Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch and US Trust. She often notes
that “Investing in women is simply smart business” and is
expressing this view through her ownership in the Ellevate
companies. The Ellevate network, a global professional
women's network of over 34,000 members, is the most
expansive and diverse of its kind. Ellevate Asset Management
has partnered with Pax World to recently launch the Pax
Ellevate Global Woman’s Index Fund, which invests in the
highest-rated 400 companies in the world for advancing
women, the first and only fund of its kind. She continues to
advise start-up companies, focuses on education-oriented
philanthropy and serves on a variety of boards.
About The Presenters:
served as NYS Assemblyman, president of the NYC Board of
Elections, City Clerk and President of the Borough of
Manhattan before being elected the 106th Mayor of the City
of New York in 1989. Among his major successes, he
instituted “Safe Streets, Safe City: Cops and Kids,”
launched the revitalization of Times Square, and brokered a
deal that kept the US Open Tennis Championships in New York.
A professor at Columbia University, and a member, chair or
trustee of innumerable boards, Mayor Dinkins recently penned
A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous
a revealing look at a devoted public servant and a New
Yorker in love with his city.
is a permanent panelist on CNBC's Fast Money, one of
the most watched business programs in America. She began her
career as a trader at First City Capital, a risk arbitrage
fund, and later joined Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette where
she became Lead Research Analyst for the Risk Arbitrage
department. Ms. Finerman co-founded New York-based hedge
fund Metropolitan Capital Advisors in 1992, where she
currently serves as CEO. She is proud to serve on the Board
of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Her first book,
Finerman's Rules: Secrets I'd Only Tell My
Daughters About Business and Life,
was released in June 2013.
About The Moderator:
CBS News Legal Analyst
is a television anchor, trial attorney, actor, professor and
best-selling author who has earned a sterling reputation as
one of the nation’s most celebrated lawyers and legal
authorities. The recipient of various public service awards,
she continues to inspire the lives of others with her
Fairy Tales Can Come True – How a Driven
Woman Changed Her Destiny,
which reached the L.A. Times Best Seller
List. Named one of the five most outstanding women trial
lawyers in the country by
magazine, Ms. Klieman remains Of Counsel to
the Boston law firm of Klieman & Lyons, where she
specializes in criminal trial and appellate practice as well
as civil litigation.