2018 STRIVE Women’s Empowerment Luncheon
Friday, April 27, 2018
11:30am – 2pm
The New York City Metropolitan Club
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
Chair, Judy McElnea *
Jenny B. Jones
Tonia O’Connor *
Laura Slutsky *
* STRIVE Board Member
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.