Thank You to Everyone for Making the Women Mean Business Luncheon a Success!

By Maria Fregoso

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More than 300 guests joined us on April 13th at the Pierre Hotel for the 18th annual Women Mean Business Luncheon, raising more than $170,000 for the Coalition’s First Step Job Training Program for homeless and low-income women.

New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn presented an inspiring keynote address reminding guests of how critical the homelessness epidemic has become in NYC and underscoring the Coalition’s unique role in creating innovative and effective solutions to the problem.

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Photo: Employees of corporate honoree Marsh.

The afternoon would not have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors. We would also like to thank our corporate honoree Marsh, First Step graduate speakers Rasheedah Boyd and Marvette Allison-Harding and Diana Mejia for sharing her story in this year’s video.

Published in Safety Net, Autumn 2012