Celebrating Women® Breakfast

Join us for the 2023 Celebrating Women® Breakfast and add your spirit and strength to the power of our unstoppable community. This inclusive gathering brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate and uplift our shared achievements as we create an equitable and just future for all women and girls.

 

Honoring

Thursday, May 4, 2023

7:30 am – 9:00 am


New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Need an accommodation to effectively participate at the Celebrating Women® Breakfast? Contact events@nywf.org by April 20, 2023.

Honoring

Huma Abedin

Huma Abedin

Celebrating Women® Award Honoree

Author and Chief of Staff for Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

Bio

Huma Abedin has spent her entire career in public service and national politics, beginning as an intern in First Lady Hillary Clinton’s office in 1996. After four years in the White House, she worked in the U.S. Senate as Senior Advisor to Senator Clinton and was Traveling Chief of Staff for Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. In 2009, she was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of State. Huma served as Vice Chair of Hillary for America in 2016, resulting in the first woman elected nominee of a major political party. She currently serves as Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff. Born in the United States and raised in Saudi Arabia, Huma moved back to the U.S. in 1993. She lives in New York City with her son, Jordan. She is the New York Times best-selling author of BOTH/AND: A Life in Many Worlds.

Lynn Nottage

Lynn Nottage

Celebrating Women® Award Honoree

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
Bio
Lynn Nottage is a playwright and a screenwriter, and the first woman in history to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Recent work includes the book for MJ the Musical (Broadway), the libretto for the Intimate Apparel Opera (LCT), and Clyde’s (Broadway, 2ST, Goodman Theater), and co-curating the performance installation The Watering Hole (Signature Theater). Past work includes Sweat, Ruined, the book for The Secret Life of BeesMlima’s Tale; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Intimate Apparel; Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Las Meninas; Mud, River, Stone; Por’knockers; and POOF!. She has also developed This is Reading, a performance installation in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ms. Nottage is a member of the Theater Hall of Fame, and the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship (among other awards). She is also an Associate Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Loretta J. Ross

Loretta J. Ross

Celebrating Women® Award Honoree

Activist, Public Intellectual, Professor

Bio

Loretta J. Ross is a Professor at Smith College in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender where she teaches courses on white supremacy, human rights, and Calling In the Call Out culture. Loretta also is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellow, Class of 2022, for her work as an advocate of Reproductive Justice and Human Rights.

Loretta was the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective (2005-2012) and co-created the theory of Reproductive Justice. Loretta was National Co-Director of April 25, 2004, March for Women’s Lives in Washington D.C., the largest protest march in U.S. history at that time. She founded the National Center for Human Rights Education (NCHRE) in Atlanta, Georgia,  launched the Women of Color Program for the National Organization for Women (NOW), and was the national program director of the National Black Women’s Health Project. One of the first African American women to direct a rape crisis center, Loretta was the third Executive Director of the D.C. Rape Crisis Center.

Women's Community Justice Association

Women's Community Justice Association

Celebrating Women® Award Honoree

 

Bio
The Women’s Community Justice Association (WCJA) is a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of women and gender-expansive New Yorkers affected by mass incarceration. Founded in 2018, WCJA is led by justice-impacted women and focuses on change through policy advocacy, community organizing, and being in service. WCJA leads the #BEYONDrosies campaign and the Justice 4 Women Task Force. #BEYONDrosies Campaign advocates for the women and gender-expansive people at the Rose M. Singer Center (Rosie’s) on Rikers Island. The Justice 4 Women Task Force (J4WTF) is a collective of justice-impacted advocates who strategize, organize and mobilize to fight for and with women and gender-expansive people in New York jails and prisons and impacted communities.
Our 2022-2023 Grantee Partners

Our 2022-2023 Grantee Partners

Huma Abedin

Huma Abedin

Celebrating Women® Award Honoree

Author and Chief of Staff for Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

Bio

Huma Abedin has spent her entire career in public service and national politics, beginning as an intern in First Lady Hillary Clinton’s office in 1996. After four years in the White House, she worked in the U.S. Senate as Senior Advisor to Senator Clinton and was Traveling Chief of Staff for Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. In 2009, she was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of State. Huma served as Vice Chair of Hillary for America in 2016, resulting in the first woman elected nominee of a major political party. She currently serves as Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff. Born in the United States and raised in Saudi Arabia, Huma moved back to the U.S. in 1993. She lives in New York City with her son, Jordan. She is the New York Times best-selling author of BOTH/AND: A Life in Many Worlds.

Lynn Nottage

Lynn Nottage

Celebrating Women® Award Honoree

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
Bio
Lynn Nottage is a playwright and a screenwriter, and the first woman in history to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Recent work includes the book for MJ the Musical (Broadway), the libretto for the Intimate Apparel Opera (LCT), and Clyde’s (Broadway, 2ST, Goodman Theater), and co-curating the performance installation The Watering Hole (Signature Theater). Past work includes Sweat, Ruined, the book for The Secret Life of BeesMlima’s Tale; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Intimate Apparel; Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Las Meninas; Mud, River, Stone; Por’knockers; and POOF!. She has also developed This is Reading, a performance installation in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ms. Nottage is a member of the Theater Hall of Fame, and the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship (among other awards). She is also an Associate Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Loretta J. Ross

Loretta J. Ross

Celebrating Women® Award Honoree

Activist, Public Intellectual, Professor

Bio

Loretta J. Ross is a Professor at Smith College in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender where she teaches courses on white supremacy, human rights, and Calling In the Call Out culture. Loretta also is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellow, Class of 2022, for her work as an advocate of Reproductive Justice and Human Rights.

Loretta was the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective (2005-2012) and co-created the theory of Reproductive Justice. Loretta was National Co-Director of April 25, 2004, March for Women’s Lives in Washington D.C., the largest protest march in U.S. history at that time. She founded the National Center for Human Rights Education (NCHRE) in Atlanta, Georgia,  launched the Women of Color Program for the National Organization for Women (NOW), and was the national program director of the National Black Women’s Health Project. One of the first African American women to direct a rape crisis center, Loretta was the third Executive Director of the D.C. Rape Crisis Center.

Women's Community Justice Association

Women's Community Justice Association

Celebrating Women® Award Honoree

 

Bio
The Women’s Community Justice Association (WCJA) is a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of women and gender-expansive New Yorkers affected by mass incarceration. Founded in 2018, WCJA is led by justice-impacted women and focuses on change through policy advocacy, community organizing, and being in service. WCJA leads the #BEYONDrosies campaign and the Justice 4 Women Task Force. #BEYONDrosies Campaign advocates for the women and gender-expansive people at the Rose M. Singer Center (Rosie’s) on Rikers Island. The Justice 4 Women Task Force (J4WTF) is a collective of justice-impacted advocates who strategize, organize and mobilize to fight for and with women and gender-expansive people in New York jails and prisons and impacted communities.
Our 2022-2023 Grantee Partners

Our 2022-2023 Grantee Partners

Join us at the Celebrating Women® Breakfast on Thursday, May 4!

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