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Extraordinary Women Awards

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Ziegfeld Ballroom, 141 West 54th Street, New York City

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

Nominations for the EWA will open in June 2020.

2019 Honorees

Lisa Blau

Lisa Blau has spent the last decade as an active angel investor focused on consumer businesses, often in the health, wellness and active lifestyle space with a particular interest in supporting women-led entrepreneurial ventures …

Amanda Eilian

Amanda Eilian is a General Partner and co-founder of __able Partners, a venture capital firm focused on early stage companies in the positive living space …

Shantell Martin

Shantell Martin’s work is marked by her trademark black-and-white, spontaneous freestyle compositions that break down walls between community and creator and immerse viewers in the creative process …

Judy Glickman Lauder

Judy Glickman Lauder is an internationally recognized photographer, humanitarian, and philanthropist …

Dre Thomas

Dre Thomas, 30, was raised in Los Angeles by a hardworking, service-minded single mom. Thomas works full time in the marketing department of WeWork, but she has become known for singlehandedly conceiving and launching Smile On Me …

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 …

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.