More than a few good women

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Yours Truly will be among the honorees for the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester’s 12th annual “In the Company of Women” event taking place June 19 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. online.

Also being honored are Patricia Keegan, district director for Congresswoman Nita Lowey, as the Community Building Champion, and David Ringler – assistance vice president and senior portfolio adviser for Merrill, a Bank of America company – with the Ally Award. I know Pat from our years as reporters at Gannett Inc. and you couldn’t find a more capable, compassionate colleague. I don’t know David but am looking forward to meeting him virtually, as I am to hearing keynote speaker Belinda S. Miles, president of Westchester Community College and the Y’s Education Champion. Having heard her speak at the American Heart Association one year, I can tell you she’s a powerhouse at the podium.

As for me, I will be accepting the Visionary Achievement Award on behalf of WAG and its creative team, led by publisher Dee DelBello, associate publisher Dan Viteri and managing editor Bob Rozycki.

I don’t have to tell you that the troubling events of the season reconfirm that we need the Y more than ever to give young women a voice and an opportunity to grow and lead in our society.

To sign up for the event and/or make a contribution, visit ywcawpcw.org.

– Georgette Gouveia

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