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Extraordinary Women Awards

Celebrating the trailblazing women who lead the way

Wed, Nov 17, 2021 | 6-7 PM ET
Kaufmann Concert Hall
92nd Street Y
In person and online

  • Inspiration Through the Arts Award

    • Copeland

      Misty Copeland

  • Landmark Award

    • Elizabeth R. Leber, AIA

      Elizabeth R. Leber, AIA

Legacy Award, Honoring Three Generations of Jewish Service

  • Esther Peterseil
    Legacy Award is in memory of

    Esther Peterseil z"l

    Holocaust survivor and educator
  • Dorothy Tananbaum

    Dorothy Tananbaum

  • Zoe Bernstein

    Zoe Bernstein

Impact Award

Recipient to be announced
Nominate an extraordinary woman who leads the way for the 2021 Impact Award.


(In formation)

Jody Arnhold Laurence Belfer  Wendy Fisher, Linda Mirels & The Kirsh Foundation Rebecca Kaden & Scott Friedman Judy & Leonard Lauder Kathy Leventhal  Andrew Tananbaum Tanner Tananbaum  Sara Weiner

Benefit Committee

(In formation)

Catherine Hannah Behrend Georgette Bennett & Leonard Polonsky Laurie Blitzer & Sam Levine Sandy Diamond Lori Kasowitz Jill Lafer Cheryl Minikes  Andrea Olshan  Carole Olshan  Meredith Milstein Polivy  Jeff Schoenfeld  Susie K. Stern

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.

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