Women's City Club of New York

Women's City Club of New York Centennial Conference

NEW YORK – Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) will host a centennial conference, From Inequality to Equality: Polices and Programs that Work, on Thursday, September 29 at the New York Academy of Medicine. The daylong event will address public initiatives and model programs that advance economic, gender, and racial equality, and examine key problems of availability, affordability and access in four critical areas: health care, education, housing and homelessness, and employment.

“It is well-documented that New York City faces huge challenges relating to extreme differentials in access to affordable health care, quality public education, affordable housing and jobs that provide a living wage,” said Jacqueline Ebanks, Executive Director of WCC. “WCC is hosting this conference to promote an on-going discussion about solutions that drive equality.  We want to encourage further partnership, collaboration and civic engagement to extend the benefits of successful programs and policies so that all New Yorkers can thrive,” she said.

The event is cosponsored by Women’s eNews.

WHAT:          Women’s City Club of New York hosts Centennial Conference, “From
Inequality to Equality: Policies and Programs that Work”

WHEN:          Thursday, September 29, 2016; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

WHERE:       New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street), New

WHO:            The event will feature four key panels, as well as other opening and closing
remarks. Speakers to date include:

  • Annette Choolfaian, President, WCC
  • Jacqueline M. Ebanks, Executive Director, WCC
  • Ana Oliveira, President and CEO, New York Women’s Foundation
  • Katherine S. Lobach, M.D., Professor Emerita of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Paloma Hernandez, President and CEO, Urban Health Plan
  • Neil Calman, M.D., FAAFP, President and CEO, The Institute for Family Health
  • David Sandman, Ph.D., President and CEO, NYS Health Foundation
  • Yvonne Graham, Associate Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention
  • Jeff Simmons, Executive Vice President, Anat Gerstein, Inc.
  • Danielle Moss Lee, Ed.D., President and CEO, YWCA of NYC
  • Sarah Garland, Executive Editor, Hechinger Report
  • Rhea Wong, Executive Director, Breakthrough New York
  • Victor Bach, D., Senior Housing Policy Analyst, Community Service Society
  • Nancy Biberman, D., Founder and President, WHEDco
  • Afua Atta-Mensah, D., Executive Director, Community Voices Heard
  • Mary Ellen Clark, Executive Director, NYC Employment and Training Coalition
  • Catherine Barnett, Executive Director, ROC-NYC
  • Barbara Chang, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development
  • Kathleen Culhane, President, Nontraditional Employment for Women
  • Angie Kamath, National Executive Director of Social Ventures and Innovation, Per Scholas
  • Mary C. Murphree, D., Vice President, Public Policy, WCC


COST:            $50 (WCC members), $90 (non-members), $60 (nonprofit fee for
two or more registrants), $20 (students)

HOW:            To register, visit www.wccny.org/centennial_conference_20160929
or call (212) 353-8070, ext. 110, or email pseemangal@wccny.org.


For more information about the Women’s City Club of New York, visit http://www.wccny.org.


About Women’s City Club of New York

Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) is a nonprofit, non-partisan, multi-issue activist organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. WCC shapes public policy through education, issue analysis, advocacy, and civic participation. As WCC enters its second century of activism, it continues to pursue economic, racial, and gender justice with the goal of dismantling the social inequities that deprive citizens of the opportunity to thrive. Through member-led Task Forces, WCC conducts research, publishes reports, fosters dialogue with public officials, and launches public education and multi-year advocacy campaigns in the following issue areas: Good Government, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Income Inequality, and Public Education.