The Women’s Forum of New York will present The 2nd Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefitting The Education Fund of The Women’s Forum on Friday, May 18 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 (both in attendance) will be:

  • Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, to be presented by Katie Couric, six time Emmy Award winning journalist.
  • Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Writer; Vice-Chair, NYSCA; Chair, Historic Landmarks Preservation Center, to be presented by Emily Rafferty, President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Gayle King, Emmy Award winning journalist, will lead a conversation with the honorees following the presentation of the awards.

“The Women’s Forum of New York is the city’s premier organization for women leaders. Our Elly Awards, named for our founder Elinor Guggenheimer, recognize lifelong leadership achievement,” says Doris P. Meister, President of the Women’s Forum of New York. “We are so proud to honor Arianna Huffington and Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel who have truly led the way in their respective fields.”

“This year The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum is celebrating twenty-five years of helping mature talented women whose professional development has been blocked by adversity, complete their college education and put their careers back on track,” says Beverly Beaudoin, President, The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum. “These are women who fall through the cracks of other programs. We are proud of what our award recipients have accomplished and that the Women’s Forum is helping other women find their true potential.”

The Elly Awards will begin at 11:30 a.m. at The Plaza Hotel with a reception & VIP arrivals. The Luncheon and Presentation will be from 12:15 to 2:00 p.m. Find out more here.

Info about last year’s event can be found here.

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