500+ top female leaders across all professions and industries.
Who We Are
The Women’s Forum of New York was created by civic leader and philanthropist Elinor Guggenheimer in 1974. She had three partners in this endeavor: Muriel Siebert, the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange; Eleanor Holmes Norton, now Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives representing the District of Columbia; and Muriel Fox, one of the first female public relations executives and founder of NOW.
Their stated goal: “Bring together women of diverse accomplishments and provide them with a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences.”See the current member list
HOW TO JOIN
Interested in becoming a member?
Membership in the Women’s Forum of New York is by invitation only. Women of accomplishment, influence, and impact are nominated by a current member.
Candidates are recognized leaders in their fields; proactive in the advancement of women; involved in civic, nonprofit and professional associations; and committed to engaging with the Forum. We seek a diverse membership, reflecting the breadth of industry, age and race/ethnicity of women leaders in the New York area.
Candidates are formally reviewed by the Membership Committee and approved by the Board of Directors before being invited to join. The Membership Committee hosts regularly scheduled gatherings where candidates meet each other and learn more about the Forum.
Head of Global Impact Citizenship, BNY Mellon, President, BNY Mellon Foundation, (Ret)
Frances A. Resheske
Board Director, Onward Energy, Senior Vice President-Corporate Affairs (Retired), Con Edison
Jessica L. Porter
Lila Harnett Executive Director, ArtTable
Chief Operations Officer and General Manager, National Bank of Canada Financial and NY Branch
Audit Partner, Investment Management, KPMG LLP
Felice Forer Axelrod
Special Projects, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Former President & CEO, J. Jill
Jeanne Kwong Bickford
Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Saunders & Associates
Founder and President, Take The Lead Leadership Parity Movement
Karol V. Mason
President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Founder & CEO, Concordia Supply Chain Group LLC
Managing Director, Large Account Segment Leader, North America, Willis Towers Watson
President & CEO, Brooklyn Community Foundation
CEO and Founder, Artixan Consulting Group LLC
Principal, Red Giraffe Advisors
Former President, Horizon Casualty Services, Inc., Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Chief Executive Officer, Transit Wireless
G. Elaine Wood
Vice President, Charles River Associates