Reinforcing Women’s Education for Generations to Come

Nov 15, 2014 at 2:15 pm |

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In the 1970’s New York City women sought out a social organization in response to the “Old Boy’s Network.” Their solution: The Women’s Forum of New York– and Beverly Beaudoin tells us that it’s got everything the “Old Boy’s Network” has, only it’s better.

Beaudoin, president of The Education Fund, the sole philanthropic venture within The Women’s Forum of New York, spoke exclusively with PressRoomVIP about the importance of the Forum and it’s role in fostering leadership opportunities for preeminent women at the top of their game in every professional sector, from finance to fine arts, and The Education Fund’s history of creating opportunities for women to become those leaders.

The Fund helps mature women–women over 35–who have overcome extreme adversity, go back to school and get the education they need to pursue their dreams and become leaders themselves.

Over the past 26 years, they’ve helped over 140 women complete their college education to collectively earn over 160 degrees.

Beaudoin stressed the idea that through educating one woman, the Fund can positively effect generations to come. Not only are these women receiving financial aid for their education, but more importantly they receive invaluable recognition that gives them the drive to succeed.

“We believe that with grit and determination you can overcome anything,” says Beaudoin. “It’s never too late to achieve your dreams. There’s always an opportunity to do better–to make better for yourself, your family, and your community.”

The 4th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon

This Monday, The Women’s Forum of New York will present The 4th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefiting The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum on Monday, November 17 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The awards, named for the Women’s Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, will honor outstanding women leaders.

Elly Awards

The Elly Awards Honorees are Billie Jean King & Sallie Krawcheck, presenters are former New York City Mayor David Dinkins & CNBC Host Karen Finerman, and the Award Luncheon moderator will be CBS News’ Rikki Klieman.

Beverly Beaudoin stopped by to explain how The Women’s Forum his helping to improve women’s education for generations to come. Find out more…