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2020 Celebrating Women Breakfast

Out of an abundance of caution, our annual Celebrating Women© Breakfast has been postponed to Friday, June 12, 2020. We hope that we will be able to hold this powerful gathering of our community and will provide timely updates on the status of the event. We deeply value our community of supporters and will take necessary precautions to ensure their wellbeing. 

The Celebrating Women® Breakfast is the premier fundraising event for women by women in New York City. It is a seated march for women’s issues. It honors the strength and courage of our grantee partners; women who find groundbreaking solutions to seemingly intractable problems. Join us as we celebrate visionary women who serve as role models, leaders, and philanthropists. And last, but certainly not least, the Breakfast is about honoring our Board, Alumnae and volunteers, whose courage and determination sustain and inspire us to keep moving forward.

Additional honorees to be announced. 

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June 12, 2020 at 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY

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Meet Our Honorees

  • 2020 Celebrating Women Breakfast

    Nikole Hannah-Jones

    Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and creator of the landmark 1619 Project.

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    Nikole Hannah-Jones

    Award-Winning Investigative Reporter

    Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and creator of the landmark 1619 Project. In 2017, she received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, known as the Genius Grant, for her work on educational inequality. She has also won a Peabody Award, a Polk, National Magazine Award, and the 2018 John Chancellor distinguished journalism award from Columbia University. In 2016, Nikole co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a training and mentorship organization geared towards increasing the numbers of investigative reporters of color.

  • 2020 Celebrating Women Breakfast

    Cristina Jiménez

    Cristina Jiménez is Executive Director & Co-founder of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country.

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    Cristina Jiménez

    Cristina Jiménez Moreta, Co-Founder & Executive Director United We Dream

    Cristina Jiménez Moreta has organized immigrant youth and workers around the DREAM Act, comprehensive immigration reform, and pro-immigrant legislation at the local and national level since 2004. She co-founded United We Dream in 2008 and previously served as chair of the United We Dream Board of Directors. Cristina also co-founded the New York State Youth Leadership Council and has served as an immigration policy analyst for the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy and an immigrant rights organizer at the Latin American Integration Center, now merged as Make the Road New York.

    She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the School of Public of Affairs at Baruch College, CUNY and graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science and Business from Queens College, CUNY. Originally from Quito, Ecuador, Cristina came to the U.S. with her family at the age of 13, attending high school and college as an undocumented student.  For her work as a social justice organizer Cristina was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine, and was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2017. Cristina currently serves on the board of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, the Hazen Foundation, Make the Road New York Action and the Dream.US.

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