2016 Women’s Empowerment Lunch


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2016 Luncheon Honorees

Tonia O’Connor

Chief Commercial Officer & President of Content Distribution, Univision










Dina Habib Powell

Head of Goldman Sachs’ Impact Investing Business and President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation







Kirsten E. Gillibrand, United States Senator for New York 
Judy McElnea*, Partner, The Jeffery Group
Leslie Rahl, Managing Partner, Capital Market Risk Advisors
Laura Slutsky*, President & CEO, People Finders Productions, Inc.
*STRIVE Board Member
Jennifer Gaiski, SVP, Content Acquisition, Comcast
Sharon O’Sullivan, EVP, Client and Brand Partnerships, Discovery Communications

Jennifer Ball • Jenny Capitain  • Virginia Cargill •  Maria Godoy • Bridget Hamilton • Dawn Hudson • Michele Linen • Adriane Mack • Lauren Morhard • Kerry Powers • Laurie Rosenfield • Randi Subarsky • Lorie Torpey


Sponsorship Packet


The Women’s Empowerment Initiative expands and strengthens the services STRIVE provides to at-risk women with high barriers to employment. Women often struggle with gender-related family and workplace issues as they try to overcome poverty, homelessness,insufficient skills,domestic violence,and long-term unemployment.

The Women’s Empowerment Initiative helps our female participants successfully transition into the workforce through a combination of skills training,mentoring, case management,job placement, and other special support services for women.

Research indicates that educating women results in multiple long-term benefits for a family and community. Once a woman is securely placed in a living wage job, a host of positive forces are activated– her housing becomes more stable, her children perform better in school, and her family’s health improves.

Your support of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative sets these powerful forces into motion.