More about the 92Y Extraordinary Women Awards
Now in it's 6th year, the Extraordinary Women Awards celebrates women leading the way and making a difference. All event proceeds support 92Y's myriad of programs for women and girls from our Parenting Center, which provides resources to mothers and grandmothers and caretakers, to our Teen Producers program, which offers paid arts internships to high school juniors and seniors (many who are girls) from underserved schools in the Bronx. Particularly notable is our Women inPower Fellowship, a program that provides annual cohorts of senior-level women across all professional sectors with the peer support, mentorship, training, and coaching needed to help them to advance to the highest levels of leadership.
The 92nd Street Y empowers women and girls to push past the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary. Throughout our history, 92Y has provided the space and created the programs that support women who create change and promote progress.
Emma Lazarus, the poet whose words grace the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in the 1880s, taught English to Russian Jewish immigrants at the 92nd Street Y. Clara de Hirsch founded a trade school for young, largely immigrant girls could live, learn, and become self-sufficient, the first of its kind in New York City, which evolved to become what’s now the 92Y Residence. In the 1930s, Martha Graham found a safe, open space in which to develop her art — and created what we now know as modern dance here at 92Y.
Through the arts, education, civic dialogue, health and wellness, and the celebration of Jewish life, 92Y provides the mentors, programs and community to educate, develop and inspire women to succeed at all stages of life.
As we look to the future, please join us as we celebrate the trailblazing women who lead the way.