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Extraordinary Women Awards

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12-2 pm
The Pierre, New York City

The 92Y Extraordinary Women Awards is a celebration of exceptional women who have impacted the community.

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Eligibility Criteria:

  • Each nominee must be a woman or girl (of any age) who is an exceptional leader in the community.
  • Nominees must embody and uphold 92Y’s values of learning, self-improvement and giving back.
  • Nominees must demonstrate initiative, integrity and leadership characteristics.
  • Nominees must be available to attend the 92Y Extraordinary Women Awards on November 13 in New York City.
  • Nominees must consent to the publication of name, photo, video and information.
  • Nominees cannot be employed, directly or indirectly, by 92Y.
  • Members of the 92Y Board of Directors and Emerging Leadership Council, and their immediate family members, are not eligible.

How to Nominate:

  • All applications are submitted below.
  • Please submit a statement of endorsement of 100-500 words on or before September 27, 2019 and tell us why you think this individual should receive an Extraordinary Women Award.
  • Nominators should be sure to include detailed examples of nominee accomplishments and context for her nomination.
  • Self-nomination is accepted.
  • Finalists will be featured in the Extraordinary Women online journal. The information submitted will be used to write the finalists’ profiles.

Final selection will be made in early October. For questions, please email Kelly Lin.

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2018 Honorees

Sharon Hite


Sharon Hite is a philanthropist whose areas of focus range from supporting opera and classical music to protecting endangered wildlife and empowering vulnerable children to live their dreams …

Jennifer Hyman

Co-Founder and CEO, Rent the Runway

Jennifer Hyman is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway, a company that is disrupting the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by introducing clothing rental as a utility in women’s everyday lives …

Susan K. Stern

Community and Political Activist

Susan Stern has been unflinchingly dedicated to Jewish communities across the globe for much of her life …

Judaline Cassidy

Feminist Plumber/Tradeswoman Activist

A plumber for more than 20 years, Judaline Cassidy is a proud member of Plumbers Local Union No. 1 of New York City …

2017 Honorees

Idil Ibrahim

Filmmaker, Writer and Social Activist

Ms. Ibrahim believes in the power of artists to reflect the times and to utilize storytelling to build bridges, and to heal, unite and educate …

Lois Whitman

Special Advisor to the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch

Lois Whitman is the founder and former director (1994-2012) of the Human Rights Watch Children’s Rights Division …

Danielle Sheypuk, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Disability Rights Advocate, Model

Dr. Sheypuk has combined her psychologist’s expertise with her bedrock sense of social justice to advocate on behalf of the mainstreaming of Americans with disabilities, in the context of their professional, consumer, social and sexual lives …

2016 Honorees

Barbara Schwartz

Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Programs in Early Childhood Special Education at NYU

Barbara Schwartz is a leading faculty member with the programs in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education where she is engaged in teaching …

Leila Foulon

Student, Social activist and 92Y Teen Center

Leila Foulon is a 16-year-old high school junior; she is a social activist, budding scientist, photographer and a committed volunteer …

Amanda Nguyen

Founder and President of Rise

Amanda Nguyen is the Founder and President of Rise, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the rights of sexual assault survivors …

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