2018 STRIVE Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

Friday, April 27, 2018

11:30am – 2pm

The New York City Metropolitan Club




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Carolyn Everson, VP Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook



Ayanna Stephens, SVP, HR Executive - Merrill Lynch Wealth Management


Nick Brien, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Americas & US
Andrew Robertson, President & CEO, BBDO

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  Emcee: Rakia Reynolds

Emcee: Rakia Reynolds

  Special Guest: Chuck Nice

Special Guest: Chuck Nice

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Benefit Committee:

Chair, Judy McElnea *

Jennifer Ball

Gina Giordano

Anna Gonzalez

Lisa Gyselen

Carol Hasenstab

Jenny B. Jones

Lauren Morhard

Tonia O’Connor *



Melissa Perri

Kerry Powers

Vanessa Rodriguez

Laurie Rosenfield

Laura Slutsky *

Randi Subarsky

Marci Weisler

* STRIVE Board Member


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The  Women’s  Empowerment  Initiative expands  and  strengthens   the  services STRIVE  provides to  at-risk women  with high barriers  to  employment.   Women often  struggle  with  gender-related  family and  workplace  issues as  they  try  to overcome  poverty,  homelessness, insufficient skills, domestic  violence, and long-term unemployment.

The Women’s Empowerment Initiative helps our female participants successfully transition into the workforce through a combination of skills training, mentoring, case management, job placement, and other special support services for women.

Research indicates that empowering women results in multiple long-term benefits for a family and community.  Once a woman is securely placed in a living wage job, a host of positive forces are activated – her housing becomes more stable, her children perform better in school, and her family’s health improves. Your support of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative sets these powerful forces into motion.