Women United

 


 

WHAT IS WOMEN UNITED

United Way of New York City's Women United group is a key network of community-driven women dedicated to making a difference in the lives of struggling New Yorkers. These talented women advocate, fundraise, and volunteer to solve issues facing our most-vulnerable neighbors.

Women United members especially champion United Way of New York City's education work, specifically ReadNYC™, United Way of New York City's signature program that's improving grade-level reading by third grade for children living in some of our City's most-challenged communities, while helping their families build more stable homes. 

To date, Women United has invested more than $5 million in United Way of New York City's education initiatives.

See highlights from our 12th Annual Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon.


WOMEN UNITED MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Collaborate within an exclusive network of philanthropic thought leaders
  • Access critical events focused on education, income, and health issues
  • Volunteer at community-partner sites to serve New Yorkers directly

Join Women United today and build your capacity to be a dynamic community-leader, who helps New York City families move from surviving to thriving. To learn more, contact Meghan Droge at mdroge@uwnyc.org. Are you already a member? Expand your involvement by joining one of our subcommittees


UPCOMING EVENTS 

Volunteer Opportunity: Sort Food for Thanksgiving at New York Common Pantry 
Friday, November 16 (3:30–6:30 PM) | New York Common Pantry (8 E. 109th St., New York, NY 10029)

Save the date to help our friends at New York Common Pantry prepare for their Thanksgiving Packages program. You'll sort hundreds of pounds of donated food that will later be assembled into Thanksgiving bundles and distributed to families in need. Sign-up information coming soon!


PAST EVENTS    

Women United Resume Review Workshop 

Volunteer Opportunity: Empower Women's Job Searches
Friday, October 26 (2:00–5:00 PM) | UWNYC's Office (205 E. 42nd Street, 13th Floor)

Women United members and friends empowered women’s job searches through resume reviews and mock interviews conducted with participants in Coalition for the Homeless' First Step Job Training Program

Volunteer Opportunity: Hands-On Community Project
Tuesday, October 30 (10:00 AM–1:00 PM) | Mitchel Community Center (210 Alexander Avenue, Bronx, NY)

Women United members and friends from PwC, EY, and CIBC freshened up the Mitchel Community Center in the Mott Haven community of the South Bronx, located in the U.S.'s poorest congressional district. The center serves UWNYC ReadNYC families year-round. Volunteers painted canvas art for classrooms, reorganized the library, and repainted a third grade classroom.  

Thought Leadership Conversation: Dialogues@Deloitte 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 (8:00–10:00 AM) | Deloitte (30 Rockefeller Plaza) 

Dialogues@Deloitte joined leaders from across industries to explore how we may use our differences as strengths to advance business and communities. Errol Louis (Political Anchor, NY1 News) moderated this stirring panel discussion. See photos

Volunteer Opportunity: Literacy Kit Packing Party 

On Tuesday, September 25, Women United members and friends built literacy kits for young readers living in Mott Haven, a South Bronx community situated in the poorest congressional district in the nation. 

Volunteer Opportunity: Build Back-to-School Backpacks for New York City Students 

On August 21, Women United members and friends from New York Federal Reserve Bank, Ankura Consulting, Hearst, CIBC, BMO, and PwC readied mountains of backpacks with school supplies for the families we serve. 

Sharpen Your United Way of New York City Expertise

On Wednesday, April 25 (5:30–8:00 PM), we teamed up with United Way of New York City's Young Leaders Council to power "Surviving to Thriving 101," an interactive night of learning the ins and outs of United Way of New York City. To better our understanding of that infamous question, "What does United Way of New York City do?" we're ditched PowerPoints for lively conversation, meet and greets with United Way of New York City experts, and hands-on impact.

TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Pedal the Boroughs with the Power of Women

United Way of New York City’s Spread the Words TD Five Boro Bike Tour Team cycled the boroughs on May 6 to raise critical support for our ReadNYC families. Positive impact plus an amazing workout—it was a win-win! 

Women United Make It Your Own

Make It Your Own

On April 16, Women United and Coach teamed up for a custom-fitted night of shopping and the art of personal brand building with Areva Martin, author and award-winning civil rights attorney. Women United members and friends enjoyed an exclusive book signing, champagne and appetizers, product customization from Coach craftsmen, and more. Up to 20% of the evening's proceeds supported United Way of New York City.

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Volunteer: Share Your Love for Literacy
Tuesday, Apr. 10 (6:00–7:00 PM) | UWNYC (205 E. 42nd Street, 13th Fl)

On April 10, Women United built literacy kits for ReadNYC students in Mott Haven, a South Bronx community situated in the poorest congressional district in the nation.

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Experience ReadNYC in Action
Thursday, March 29 (9:00–10:30 AM) | P.S. 43, 165 Brown Pl, Bronx, NY 10454

Women United members and friends experienced United Way of New York City's ReadNYC program first-hand at P.S. 43 in the South Bronx. Attendees visited ReadNYC classrooms and meet ReadNYC parents and community partners.

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Shop United to Make a Difference
Wednesday, March 28 (6:00–8:00 PM) | 148 Lafayette Street, 8th Floor

On Wednesday, March 28 (6:00–8:00 PM), Lafayette 148 New York, our Power of Women Fashion Sponsor, hosted an exclusive Women United shopping event.

Power of Women Luncheon Photo

12th Annual Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon
Wednesday, March 7 (VIP Reception: 11:00 AM; Lunch: 12:00 PM) | Cipriani 42nd Street 

On March 7, the 12th Annual Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon honored Kim Davis, EVP, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs, National Hockey League; Ellen Patterson, Group Head, General Counsel, TD Bank Group; and Margaret M. Smyth, U.S. CFO, National Grid.

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ReadNYC Site Visit
Wednesday, Feb. 7 (9:00–10:30 AM) | PS 369 (468 E 140 Street, Bronx, NY)

Women United members experienced United Way of New York City's ReadNYC program first-hand, visiting one of the program's partner schools. They heard directly from ReadNYC parents and partners, learning more about the program's impact.


WLC-SUITE  

Check out WLC-Suite, Women United's bi-monthly e-newsletter.  


2017/18 WOMEN UNITED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Co-Chair: Elizabeth Wahab, Cornell Capital
Co-Chair: Jeanine Khoury, Brown Brothers Harriman
Emeritus Co-Chair: Roseann Stichnoth, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Suzanne Cutler, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Sarah Benveniste, Deloitte
Corrina Davison, American Express
Anne Falvey, Sidley Austin
Carol Hasentab, TD Bank
Helen Mucciolo, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Margaret Preston, TD Bank
Connie Schan, American Express
Karen Tillson, Bloomingdales
Valerie White, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
Laura Clayton McDonnell, Microsoft
Robyn Zivic, CIBC