What does it truly take for women to succeed in senior leadership roles?
The YWCA of White Plains & Central Westchester held its Fall Symposium “The Future of Women and Work: Leaning in, Opting Out, and Breaking the Glass Ceiling” on October 24, 2013 at the YWCA in White Plains. Attendees engaged in a discussion with leading advocates on women’s advancement in the work place. The session moderator was: Lesley Jane Seymour, Editor in Chief of More Magazine, and panelists included: Dr. Pamela Stone, Professor, Hunter College & CUNY Graduate Center; Kara Underwood, Executive Director, Talent Management, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; and Zenaida Mendez, President, National Organization for Women NYS.
The event honored: Governor Andrew Cuomo (who was unable to attend, but Mecca Santana, his Chief Diversity Officer, accepted the award on his behalf); Loren Ivler and Nicole Katzman who accepted an award on behalf of The Women’s Leadership Network at MasterCard Worldwide; and Jane Pendergast, President of The American Association University Women — Westchester Chapter.
About the YWCA:
For more than eighty years, the YWCA has been making a difference in the lives of women, children and families in White Plains and Westchester by being the largest provider of supportive housing for low-income women in New York State and the only provider in Westchester County. The YWCA helps cultivate girls to be tomorrow’s leaders and prepare children for a bright future through one of the largest early education and youth services programs in the County; and help put better health and wellness within reach of all, including the developmentally disabled. The YWCA is dedicated to changing the world by empowering women and eliminating racism. For more information, please visit: http://www.ywcawhiteplains.com.
Photo Caption: (Left to right) Zenaida Mendez, President, National Organization for Women NYS; Mecca Santana, New York State’s Chief Diversity Officer; Maria L. Imperial, CEO, YWCA White Plains; Lesley Jane Seymour, Editor in Chief of More Magazine; Kara Underwood, Executive Director, Talent Management, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Dr. Pamela Stone, Professor, Hunter College & CUNY Graduate Center