Today, is the day that we celebrate and give Thanks for all we have as women living in our great country. As we sit down to Thanksgiving Dinner we wanted to share our gratitude and thanks to you, our members, colleagues and friends for all that you do to empower women, here, around our country and around the world.
May all of your dreams for you, your family and women be realized.
Dear EPW Members
Our friend, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney sent the below message. If you cannot attend, please support the effort to get a National Women’s History Museum built in Washington, D.C. see Dear Friends message below.
I am attending tomorrow’s launch and will send photos and a short report afterwards.
Please find below a message from Congresswoman Maloney. We sincerely hope that you can attend the campaign launch of #BecauseOfHer at Beach Café, located at 1326 Second Avenue (at 70th St), TOMORROW, Saturday, November 15th at 11:00 AM.
I am launching what I hope will become a viral campaign in support of the National Women’s History Museum. I want you to select an extraordinary woman – she can be someone from America’s history, someone you know, someone who inspired you, someone who made a difference – take a video or a picture of yourself holding up her picture with the hashtag #BecauseOfHer, and post it on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and/or Instagram. Then challenge someone else to do the same.
As you may know, we are at a critical point in trying to get legislation passed that would establish a commission to create a museum of women’s history on the mall in Washington, DC. The bill passed the House and is now awaiting action in the Senate. Unfortunately, the bill has been stalled by two Senators, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Mike Lee of Utah, who have refused to allow it to go to the floor for a vote. This campaign will increase pressure on the Senate to allow it to move forward.
Women’s contributions are often overlooked, forgotten or left out of the history books or exhibits on American history. Let’s inspire the next generation like others inspired us. That’s why it is so important to create a women’s history museum. If enough people take up the challenge, it will make a difference.
Very truly yours,
CAROLYN B. MALONEY
Member of Congress
Enterprising and Professional Women of New York City
Enterprising and Professional Women of Long Island
Invite you to join us for a
Tour of the United Nations followed by a
Luncheon in the Delegates Dining Room
which is very special and
one of the most sought after places in
New York City for lunch
Wednesday, November 19th
9:15 AM – 2:00 PM.
Tickets for the tour and luncheon are $70
including tax and gratuity
drinks not included.
Please meet in front of the information desk at 9:15 am
Kindly respond by November 10th
This invitation is non-transferable.
Click below to register
Jeju Korea – May 25th
The hugs, the laughter, the sharing of stories.
Oh, there’s BPW President Freda Miriklis from Australia, and there’s my friend Angela from Nigeria, and Arzu from Turkey and ……. the hugs, the laughter, the sharing of stories as to what’s gone on since the last time we saw each other. It may have been at Congress in 2011 in Helsinki, Finland, or in Sorrento, Italy for the European meeting, or in New York City for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
The friends and colleagues, too many to keep in touch with from one meeting to the next, but the conversations always begin as if we saw each other “only yesterday.”
I am so excited to be here. I can’t wait to see my friends and to meet new ones. There are 850 women from five continents registered for this Congress meeting.
There’s Annette Liu, the former Vice President of Taiwan, she never misses our meetings. She is the first woman ever to be elected as Vice President of her country. She’s the first Vice President to ever hold that office twice. I always admire her for her courage to speak out and up about women and equality. Last time in Helsinki, we sat on a panel together discussing the individual’s contribution to success in society.
This time, I am presenting with the female students Stern Business School on the implementation of the WEPS (Women’s Empowerment Principles). It was a year-long project between EPW-NYC and Stern. Very exciting. The women will present a position paper they wrote on the WEPS and how companies can implement them. Imagine being a college student and presenting to international women leaders. The opportunities EPW-NYC presents are amazing!
Gotta run. Will be sending you info. as the Congress progresses.
Marking the UN Global Compact’s 15th anniversary, Global Compact +15 brought business and civil society to the United Nations to show how the private sector is taking action and partnering to advance societal priorities, with an emphasis on the United Nations global agenda for sustainable development to be released later this year (the Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs).
Above photos are from the 2013 Global Compact Meeting.