Honoring women who have made a difference

Posted May, 15 2012 by arianne

Lois Uttley of Raising Women’s Voices and Gloria Steinem, Co-Founder, Ms. Foundation for Women

Just wanted to send a hearty round of applause to HCFANY’s own Lois Uttley and Jasmine Burnett, who were both honored last night with the Ms. Foundation’s annual Gloria Award.

The Gloria Awards honor women activists who fight for change on behalf of women, families and communities.

Lois gave a speech to a packed room of over 400, promising that “Raising Women’s Voices NY will be working hard with our allies on creation of a state health exchange that will offer affordable coverage to more than 1 million un-insured New Yorkers.”

Also honored last night were Louise Gund, Artist, Conservationist, and Entrepreneurial Philanthropist, Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films, Gert Boyle, Chair of the Board of Columbia Sportswear Company, Klarissa Oh, Executive Director of Oregon Abuse Advocates and Survivors in Service, and Felicia Brown-Williams, Regional Director of Public Policy of Planned Parenthood Southeast.

Congratulations to all these amazing women!