The Women’s Forum of New York will present the 9th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefiting The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum on Monday, June 17th, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.

The awards, named for the Women’s Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, will honor outstanding women leaders. This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the Education Fund of the Women’s Forum, which has helped over 260 women, age 35 and over, whose lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity, complete their college degrees.

Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC Co-Host of Morning Joe and founder of “Know Your Value,” will give keynote remarks at the Elly Awards.

The 2019 Elly Award Recipients will be:
· Katie Couric, award winning journalist, producer, New York Times bestselling author, cancer advocate, podcast host, documentary filmmaker, and former co-anchor of the Today Show on NBC.
· Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, representative for the District of Columbia and former Professor of Law at Georgetown University.
· Muriel Fox, Board Chair of Veteran Feminists of America and former Executive Vice-President of Carl Byoir & Associates.

Cheryl Wills, Emmy Award winning anchor for Spectrum News NY1 Live at Ten and host of the public affairs talk show In Focus with Cheryl Wills, will moderate a conversation on leadership with honorees Eleanor Holmes Norton and Muriel Fox following the presentation of the awards.

“The Women’s Forum of New York is comprised of the most accomplished and successful women in the city from every professional sector. We know from our own success how critical education is, so our Education Fund is one way we ‘give back’ – helping women age 35 and over whose lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity complete their education and get their lives back on track. We hope we inspire them, because their dreams, drive, and determination certainly inspire us.” – Linda A. Willett, President of the Women’s Forum of New York.

“The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum has transformed lives, influenced families, and improved communities. Launched thirty-two years ago to help other women realize their dream of a college education, The Education Fund has awarded over $1.8 million in financial awards to over 260 women to help them return to school, earn their degree, and take their place in the professional work world. Many of these women have overcome very difficult circumstances to realize their dream of a college education. We are proud to support their efforts.” – Barbara Marcus, President, The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum.

Daryl Roth and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney are Co-Chairs of the 2019 Elly Awards. Both women are past honorees of the Elly Award.

To purchase tickets to the 9th Annual Elly Awards, click here.

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