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Extraordinary Women Awards
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 12-2 pm
583 Park Avenue, New York City

92Y Extraordinary Women Awards is a celebration of exceptional women who have impacted the community through their leadership and contributions in support of other women.

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Nominations for the Extraordinary Women Awards are now closed. Our 2018 Rising Star finalists will be announced in mid-November.

Rising Star Eligibility Criteria:

  • Each nominee must be a woman or girl (of any age) who is an exceptional rising star 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 29 in New York City.
  • Nominees must consent to the publication of her name, photo, video and information.
  • No prior 92Y affiliation is necessary.
  • 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.

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 …