Year Founded: 2007
Current Chapter President: Van Adams
Founding Chapter President: Melissa Brody Garden
Founding Board Members: Melissa Brody Garden, Van Adams, Donna Providenti, Patricia Bifulco, Patience Ramsey, Ellen Fong and Alexandra Sklansky
Most Popular Event: Power Play: Up Close With... has been our most popular event for a long time, but our Women of Inspiration Awards has been coming on strong, with Speed Mentoring Roundtables as another worthy contender.
Most Interesting/Highly Attended Speaker/Topic: The Power Play: Up Close With... series has always been our most highly attended event.
Approximate Number of Events Per Year: 10 - 12
Event Price Range: Most events are $25 for members; $50 for non-members
Average Event Attendance: 50
Do you offer Wise Within? Yes
Do you offer Speed Mentoring Roundtables? Yes
Do you have an annual event exclusive to your chapter? We have six signature events, including three events exclusive to our chapter, where we developed everything from concept to implementation. The Power Play: Up Close With... event was started in New York, it's not our fault if everyone copied us!
Women of Inspiration Honorees:
2015: Suzanne Smith, producer and director, CBS Sports; Elisa Padilla, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center; Karen Davis-Farage, president and co-owner, Pole Position Raceway
2016: Lisa Murray, worldwide executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Octagon; Wendy Hilliard, founder, Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation; Alison Overholt, editor-in-chief, ESPN, the Magazine and espnW
2017: Bonnie Bernstein, veteran broadcaster and founder, Walk Swiftly Productions; Susan Cohig, senior vice president, National Hockey League Business Affairs & Integrated Marketing; Amy Scheer, chief commercial officer, New York Red Bulls
2018: Tina Cervasio, lead sports anchor/reporter and host of Sports Xtra, FOX5 NY; Allison Stangeby, vice president corporate and community relations, New York Football Giants; Renée E. Tirado, Esq., chief diversity and inclusion officer, Major League Baseball