The Power of Voice Benefit

September 24, 2020 6:30 pm - April 22, 2020 9:30 pm

Bay Room at Manhatta, Liberty Street, New York, NY, USA

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Thank you for helping us build a new generation of braver, more resilient girls.

An Evening To Celebrate the Power of Voice 

Join Girls Leadership for our 11th Anniversary to celebrate the impact of our honorees. Our honorees will thank the people who showed them how to step into their voice, and their power. 

Join us! 


           6:30PM-7:30PM Cocktail Hour

7:30PM-9:30PM Dinner



Cecilia Munoz


Cecilia Munoz is Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America. Prior to joining New America in 2017, she served for eight years on President Obama's senior staff, first as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs followed by five years as Director of the Domestic Policy Council. Before working in government, she was Senior Vice President at the National Council of La Raza (now UNIDOS US), the nation's largest Hispanic policy and advocacy organization, where she served for 20 years. Munoz is also a Senior Fellow at Results for America, a nonprofit that advances the use of data and evidence in policy making. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2000 for her work on immigration and civil rights, and serves on the Boards of the Open Society, MacArthur and Kresge Foundations, as well as the nonprofit Protect Democracy Project. She is the author of More than Ready: Be Strong and Be you....and other lessons for women of color on the rise, to be published in April 2020. 

Bay Room at Manhatta

The Bay Room at Manhatta is located on the 60th floor of 28 Liberty Street with breathtaking, panoramic views of Manhattan and its surroundings.




Thank You To Our Sponsors

Our sponsors are dedicated to equipping girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice. To sponsor this event, download and complete our sponsorship form and return it to Anne Lee at


Thank You To Our Individual Sponsors

Benan Ellis

Lori and Zach Schreiber

Benefit Committee

Joseph Tarasco, Chair

Baxter Wasson
Benan Ozakbas Ellis
Crystyn Wright
Gina Hubbell
Michael Glassman
Kristi Rowe


New York Regional Board


Crystyn Wright, Board Chair

Amanda Rosenblum
Baxter Wasson
Benan Ozakbas Ellis
Crystal Sampson
Dr. Deepali Bagati
Joesph Tarasco
Jennie Easterbrook
Julia Loonin
Kristi Rowe
Laurie Rinke
Leigh Fisher Savar
Marina Bolsteri Smith
Michael Glassman
Scott Schroeder

National Board of Directors


Amie Thuener, Board Co-Chair

Coni Frezzo, Board Co-Chair

Jason Baeten
Karina Cabrera
Resa Caivano
Darolyn Davis
Gina Hubbell
Julie Keshmiry
Maria Kiskis
Regina Manzana-Sawhney
Danielle Merida
Emily Pillars
Mala Singh-Force

Girls Leadership Team


Simone Marean

Dillan Arrick
Anne Lee
Jordan Elizabeth
Janene Goodman
Sybil Henry
Ja'Nay Jenkins
Catherine MacDonald
Julia Nickerson
Kim O' Malley
Iris Perkins
Leisel Whitlock Petersen
Dorothy Ponton
Sherese Reed
Susan Ruszala
Nancy Sauder
Lesley Stevens
Maria Temporal
Takai Tyler
Marissa Viray
Jennifer Wert
Patricia Yee

Hosted By

Girls Leadership
Questions? Please contact Anne Lee, NY Regional Director.


Bay Room at Manhatta, Liberty Street, New York, NY, USA

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