Congratulations Wolfe, Cloninger, Lang, Wilson May 26, 2011

Awards, Honors, and Recognition

May 25, 2011

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In This Issue
NCRW Member Center Awards
Race, Gender, and Presidential Politics
Melinda Wolfe Celebrated
Kathy Cloninger Honored
Ilene Lang Applauded
Marie Wilson Revered
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CWPPP UMass Boston recognized for Lifetime Achievement and Legal Momentum for Advocacy

Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy Receives NCRW Lifetime Achievement Award


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Director Carol Hardy-Fanta receives congratulations from NCRW President Linda Basch. (Photos: Chris Owyoung)

At a special presentation on May 19th at NYU's Kimmel Center, the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy University of Massachusetts Boston received the NCRW Lifetime Achievement Award for its track record of advancing women into positions of leadership in state politics. Director Carol Hardy-Fanta said the award validated the scope and impact of her center's work.


"It is clear that the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy is a bastion of achievement and advancement for women in the state of Massachusetts and beyond," said NCRW Board Chair Lucie Lapovsky who presented the Award.


Legal Momentum Receives NCRW Advocacy Award   


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Timothy Casey and Elizabeth Grayer Receive Advocacy Award from Lucie Lapovsky

Legal Momentum was also honored for its outstanding advocacy, particularly its Women and Poverty Program that challenges inadequacies in public safety nets for low-income women, especially TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Board Chair Lucie Lapovsky presented the Award to Legal Momentum's President Elizabeth Grayer and the coordinator of anti-poverty initiatives, senior staff attorney, Timothy Casey.

Thank You Johnnetta and Beverly for an Inspiring Conversation! 

In case you missed it, at the Kimmel Center on May 19th we were uplifted by two giants on the national scene: Johnnetta B. Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall and their latest book: Who Should Be First?  Stay tuned to our website for an audio recording to be posted soon:     

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Johnnetta B. Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall discuss gender, race, and presidential politics

Congratulations Melinda Wolfe!

Woman Who Dared Award from the National Council of Jewish Women

Melinda Wolfe, Head of Professional Development, Bloomberg

NCRW Board Member and Chair of the Corporate Circle Advisory Board Melinda Wolfe was honored on May 12th with a Woman Who Dared Award from the New York Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women. We share NCJW's admiration and enthusiasm for Melinda's leadership. In fact, NCRW honored Melinda with a Making a Difference for Women Award in 2007. Congratulations Melinda -- a woman who continues to dare and make a difference for us all!
Congratulations Kathy Cloninger!

Girl Scouts CEO Receives Honorary Doctorate from Texas A & M

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Kathy Cloninger, CEO, Girl Scouts USA

NCRW Board Member and Girl Scouts USA CEO Kathy Cloninger received an honorary doctorate from Texas A & M University on May 14th. The degree recognizes her outstanding leadership and the strategic impact she's having on girls' empowerment nationwide.
Congratulations Ilene Lang!

Catalyst President Ilene Lang Honored by Harvard Business School Club of New York

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Ilene Lang, President & CEO, Catalyst

Ilene Lang, President & CEO of Catalyst, received the John C. Whitehead Social Enterprise Award from the Harvard Business School Club of New York on May 19th. Held at the evocative Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ilene was recognized for her extraordinary work to advance women's careers and leadership in the corporate arena. Congrats!!!
Congratulations Marie Wilson!

Marie Wilson Honored [again] for Being so Divine!

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Marie Wilson, President Emerita, The White House Project 

Marie Wilson, President Emerita of The White House Project, was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree on May 19th by the First Church in Cambridge Congregational, Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. "You are not in the religion 'business,' you are in the transformation business," she told a rapt audience. Marie was also given the EPIC IMPACT Award from the organization she founded at The White House Project's 9th Annual Awards Dinner on April 11th. The EPIC Awards celebrate women who have strong leadership roles in media or popular culture. We agree that Marie is simply divine!