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Women Mean Business Luncheon 2018


Dulcé Sloan
Comedian and Correspondent, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Partnership Award
Leitzes & Co
Leitzes & Co for the RE: PURPOSE Initiative

Thursday, April 19th

The Plaza Hotel
770 5th Avenue, NYC

11:30 AM Reception | 12:00 PM Luncheon

Each year, more than 400 of New York City’s most accomplished and engaged leaders gather to attend the Women Mean Business Luncheon, which supports the Coalition’s First Step Job Training Program. The event features program graduates sharing their moving stories and experiences. Past events have also featured guest speakers including Arianna Huffington, Hillary Clinton, Christine Quinn, Anna Quindlen, Ashley Graham, Darlene Love, First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray and Dari Alexander.

First Step gives homeless and low-income women the skills and confidence needed to achieve financial independence. Our innovative 14-week curriculum offers computer and job skills training, an internship with a major corporation or nonprofit organization, mentoring, job placement assistance and extensive post-graduate support.


The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Friends of Deborah Krulewitch &
Jane Singer




Terry Andreas & John A. Hewig

Burke & Company LLC

Kristina S. Burke

Dow Jones

Richard Lewis & Joan Sapinsley

Helen Lowenstein

Jane Orans



Adrenaline – A Havas Company

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

Joined Development

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Eta Nu Sigma Chapter

Jennifer & Peter Wallace



Deerfield Management

Fran Livowitz


Susan C. Lerner

The Morrison & Foerster Foundation

Mutual of America

Nardello & Co.


Troutman Sanders, LLP



Clutter Therapy, LLC

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Deborah Krulewitch

Patricia Steele

Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Yvette & Claude Weir

Giulia Weisman




Vincent & Shelly Fremont

Joy Vida Jones

Barbara Kolsun

Rudolph Landin

Martha & Alex Wallau


As of April 18, 2018