The Women’s Forum of New York will present The 6th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefiting The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum on Monday, June 20th at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.

The awards, named for the Women’s Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, will honor outstanding women leaders.

The Elly Award Recipients (all in attendance) will be:
• Kay Koplovitz, Founder and former Chairman & CEO of USA Networks, author, and Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Springboard Fund.
• Rosie Rios, 43rd Treasurer of the United States and past Managing Director of Investments at MacFarlane Partners.
Phillipa Soo, stars as Eliza Hamilton in Broadway’s Hamilton, nominated for a 2016 Tony Award and winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Lead Actress in a Musical, and co-founder of The Eliza Project.

The Elly Award Celebrity Presenters (all in attendance) will be:
• Christie Hefner, Chairman of Hatch Beauty and former Chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises.
• Cathy Baron Tamraz, Chairman and CEO of Business Wire.
• Renee Elise Goldsberry & Jasmine Cephas Jones, co-stars of Broadway’s Hamilton.

Paula Zahn, nine-time Emmy-winning anchor of “On The Case With Paula Zahn,” will moderate a conversation on leadership with the honorees following the presentation of the awards.

“The Women’s Forum is a leadership organization of New York’s preeminent female leaders in every professional sector, from finance to fine arts,” said Carolyn Carter, President of the Women’s Forum of New York. “Appreciating that education is the key to success in every industry, we pride ourselves in helping high potential women over the age of 35 return to college after their education has been disrupted by life’s adversities. Giving these women a second chance to realize their potential is our way of giving back and building new leaders.”

“Twenty-nine years ago, the Education Fund embarked on a mission to help women, who had overcome serious hardships in their lives, to realize their dream of an education,” said Linda A. Willett, President, The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum. “We started out slowly, but have been able to achieve real momentum in helping these women through the Elly Awards. Education Fund grants have made a significant impact on the lives of the women who receive them, on their families, and on their communities as grant recipients earn a degree and take their place in the work world.”

The Elly Awards will begin at 11:30 a.m. at The Plaza Hotel with a reception and VIP arrivals. The Luncheon and Presentation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

The 2016 Elly Awards:
Legendary Chair: Lucy Jarvis.
Honorary Chairs: Tina Brown and Emily Rafferty.
Chairs: Daisey Holmes, Barbara Marcus.
Committee: Beverly Beaudoin, Carolyn Carter, Jane Chesnutt, Emita B. Hill, Suzanne Jaffe, Liz Neumark, Ilene Wachs, Linda A. Willett.

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Accenture, Dede Thompson Bartlett, CA Technologies, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Deloitte, FIS, Macy’s Inc., MetLife, Maria R. Morris, Norton Rose Fulbright, Sy Syms Foundation, Time Inc., Time Warner Inc., Lulu C. Wang, Linda A. Willett.

AXA, Sarah Beatty Buller, Annabelle Bexiga and Chris McConnell, Carolyn Carter, Chadick Ellig, Commonfund, Con Edison, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., EY, Fiduciary Trust Company International, General Electric, Great Performances and CPS Events at The Plaza, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Lucy Jarvis, Ann F. Kaplan, KPMG LLP, Monika Machon and Richard Bram, Barbara Marcus, Donna Milrod and Peter Feeney, Pearson, Muriel F. Siebert Foundation, U.S. Bank.

Subha V. Barry, Pamela Baxter, Beverly Beaudoin, Myra J. Biblowit, Anne Donovan Bodnar, Dr. Joyce F. Brown, Maura Carley, Vita Cassese, Change Create Transform Foundation, Jane Chesnutt, The Children’s Place, Irene Cohen, Linda Cohen, Pamela Craig, Lisa Dennison, Gail D. Fosler, Nieca Goldberg MD, Jill Granoff, Elizabeth Grayer, Annette Green, Julie Greiner, Karen Grinthal, Veronica W. Hackett, Suzanne D. Jaffe, Anuradha T. Jayanti, Rikki Klieman, Gail S. Landis, Laurie Ledford, Marcella Maxwell, Nina McLemore, Marianne Parrs, Deborah A. Peacock, Jonelle Procope, Abbe Raven, Marcella Rosen, Dr. Karen Scappaticci, Denise V. Seegal, Esther Silver-Parker, Sheryl Sleeva, Marcy Syms, Barbara Tober, Eugenia Ulasewicz, Ilene Wachs, Marcia S. Wilson.

Lauren C. Anderson, Ellen Archer, Linda Basch, Ann E. Bergin, Kimberly Bishop, Bloomberg, The Broadway Association, Janet Corcoran, Rita B. Crotty, Diane D’Erasmo, Kathleen Dore, Marsha Dubrow PhD, Gail M. Dudack, Traci Entel, Susan Falk, Mary C. Farrell, Deborah Farrington, Gloria Feldt, Bilha Chesner Fish MD, Carolee Friedlander, Barbara J. Friedman, Fredrica S. Friedman, Ileen Sheppard Gallagher, Liliana Gil Valletta, Deborah Gillis, Dr. Ludy Green, Barbara Dwyer Gunn, Lou Hammond, Carol Hochman, Julia Kahr, Nancy J Kelley, Amy Dorn Kopelan, Ilene H. Lang, Hillie Mahoney, Gail O. Mellow, Wendy Mendenhall, Sally Minard, Carol Nelson, Nicholas & Lence Communications, Janet Rollé, Laura Sachar, Eunice I. Salton, Ann Misiaszek Sarnoff, Rosita Sarnoff, Ellen Sills-Levy, Kathryn B. Swintek, Laura Walker, Edie Weiner, Anita Volz Wien, Amy Rosen Wildstein, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Helena Wong, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.

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