Spotlight on Margaret M. Smyth: I Fight for Opportunity



Meet Margaret M. Smyth! Margaret is the U.S. Chief Financial Officer for National Grid. This year, Margaret is being honored at our Women's Leadership Council's 12th Annual Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon—celebrating the achievements of outstanding female leaders, whose professional accomplishments are matched by their commitment to philanthropy, and giving back to their community.

Each Power of Women honoree has made a committment to join United Way of New York City (UWNYC) in its fight for the self-sufficiency of every low-income New Yorker. At United Way of New York City, we know the key to being a self-sufficient adult and caregiver is getting a strong, quality education as a child. And we know that getting this type of education not only depends on schools and teachers but also family and neighborhood support. That’s why our ReadNYC program takes a powerful collective approach—bringing together companies, nonprofit partners, foundations, government agencies, and individuals to the table, to set a unified, full-spectrum strategy—that’s building access to quality education for children while empowering their parents’ or caregivers’ abilities to build more stable homes. 

Margaret joins UWNYC, by fighting for OPPORTUNITY, and in no more than 80 words here's why:

"I fight for opportunity. Many women are natural leaders, but were never given the opportunity to pursue their dreams. That’s why I join United Way of New York City’s Women’s Leadership Council in support of their education initiatives to empower women and future leaders in my community."

Together, with support like yours and Margaret's, we win by helping families shift from surviving to thriving.

Learn more about Margaret and jump in the #powerofwomen conversation at @unitedwaynyc on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.