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The Women's Forum of New York Honored Three Outstanding Women Leaders; Katie Couric, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Muriel Fox on its 9th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon in The Big apple..!

NEW YORK,NY(SMI-PHILANTHROPY,06.17.19)-The Women's Forum of New York, known for helping women over 35 to with educations grants, held its 9th annual Elly Awards Luncheon today, honoring three oustanding women leaders;Katie Couric, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Muriel Fox, on celebration of its 32nd anniversary benefiting The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum at the renowned " The Plaza Hotel " in the Big Apple

The Education Fund is the educational and charitable arm of The Women’s Forum of New York, that has provided financial awards to women 35 and over who have demonstrated high potential and faced extreme adversity which has disrupted their education and derailed their futures.


" These oustanding women leaders are honored today for their efforts to lay a ground work for almost 50 years of achievement by women.Many of the things that we take for granted today, getting a college education and entering the job orbit and having  a real opportunity to rise to the top of the institutions that change the way we live and even having the door open to seat on the board of corporate America, that all happened because the work of Muriel Fox, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Elinor Guggenheimer and Muriel Siebert" Said Linda A. Willett, President of the Women’s Forum of New York on her opening statement at the luncheon.

"It's a honor to be here and congratulations to all the Elly awards recipients , this is all about you today. The women's forum views, I'm such a fan and I love  the whole concept  that really run on the issue believing women helping women never gets tired and I love that philosophy and I totally agreed."said Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC Co-Host of Morning Joe and founder of “Know Your Value," on her opening keynote remarks at the event.


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

The 2019 Elly Award Recipients were:

Eleanor Holmes Norton,        Congresswoman 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.


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.

Katie Couric, is an award-winning journalist, producer, New York Times bestselling author, cancer advocate, podcast host, and documentary filmmaker. She was co-anchor of the Today Show on NBC for 15 years before going to CBS and becoming the first woman anchor of a nightly news broadcast. After CBS, Katie moved to serve as the Global News Anchor at Yahoo News, where she interviewed prominent political and cultural figures and covered breaking news.


In 2015, Katie founded Katie Couric Media, her production company which centers around scripted and non-scripted projects that are committed to creating smart, trustworthy, relatable content that aims to tell the stories that need to be brought to awareness.

Projects under Katie Couric Media have included her National Geographic series “Gender Revolution” and “America Inside Out.” In Gender Revolution, Katie travels around the United States speaking to experts and learning about how our idea of gender has evolved throughout the years and highlighting the stories and experiences of trans and intersex individuals. In America Inside Out, Katie once again travels the country bringing into focus some of the most divisive subjects and themes present throughout our nation.  Her most recent project was a partnership with The Skimm and P&G called “Getting There” which followed six successful women from diverse career backgrounds throughout their day and told their stories of how they got to where they are today.

In addition to all her projects at KCM, Katie also is the host of her own podcast on Stitcher called “Katie Couric.” Katie’s longtime friend and former producer at CBS, Brian Goldsmith, joins her as co-host of the show which interviews a diverse and eclectic range of people in politics, media, and pop culture such as Ina Garten, James Comey, Amy Schumer, and Adam Grant to name a few.

In addition, Katie is one of the founders of Stand Up to Cancer and the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance. To this date, Stand Up to Cancer has raised over $600 million dollars that helps fund scientific teams researching and collaborating in an effort to find cures for different types of cancers.

About The Women’s Forum of New York:

The Women’s Forum of New York is an invitation-only organization of more than 500 women representing the highest levels of achievement across all professional sectors and spheres of influence in our city. Women's Forum members are recognized among New York’s thought leaders, influencers, trailblazers, policymakers, change agents, power brokers, innovators, icons, creators, and business builders.

Funding is provided by member donation and an annual fundraising event, The Elly Awards Luncheon, which honors outstanding women leaders. To date, the Education Fund of the Women’s Forum has raised over $1.8 million, enabling us to assist more than 260 women in relaunching their lives and becoming role models for their families. 


Photo: Katie Couric
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