The Young Women's Christian Association of the City of New York has been honoring women who are trailblazers in business since 1974 at its annual Salute Luncheon. Among past honorees are senior executives such as Carly Fiorina of Hewlett-Packard, Anne Mulcahy of Xerox, Anne Moore of Time Inc. and AOL Time Warner, Judy McGrath of MTV Networks Music Group, Shelly Lazarus of Ogilvy & Mather, and Pat Russo of Lucent Technologies.
This year, 75 women active in business were inducted into the Academy of Women Achievers at the Nov. 20 luncheon, which was attended by more than 1,000 supporters, said Sharae Brown, the YWCA's strategic partnerships and events manager. Among those inducted this year was Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Citigroup's Smith Barney unit. Other individual awards also will be given to individuals who have supported the community work of the YWCA-NYC.
That work includes a wide variety of cultural, education, health and support services provided by the YWCA-NYC to the citizens of New York. About 1,000 children are served daily through community child care and after-school care programs as well as through employment and leadership training for girls, youth-at-risk and disabled young people.
The chair of the event was Evelyn E. Guernsey, chief executive officer of J.P. Morgan Fleming Asset Management, New York, which has been a sponsor of the Salute luncheon and awards for the entire 30 years.
"I am honored to chair this event which underscores the YWCA-NYC's commitment to improve the lives of women, girls and members of the greater community," Ms. Guernsey said. "I can think of no better way to support this venerable 146-year-old institution than by celebrating the achievements of women."