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27 October, 2017
12:00 P.M.
Marriott Marquis , 1535 Broadway, New York, NY More info

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For more than four decades the SALUTE luncheon has been the premier event for highlighting trailblazing women in business.  It is one of the nation’s largest and most important tributes to professional women leaders and the companies that support them.

2017 AWL Inductees



Monique R. Herena

Monique R. Herena is a Senior Executive Vice President of BNY Mellon and the company’s Chief Human Resources Officer. She is responsible for all human resources strategies, policies and practices for more than 52,000 employees around the world and leads BNY Mellon’s efforts to attract, retain, develop and reward talent globally. As Senior Executive Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Affairs, which encompasses Corporate Marketing, Corporate Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and the company’s community and employee programs, Monique has successfully led a critical shift in how people, communications and brand are perceived and the way the company values and invests in these areas.

Monique is Chairman of the BNY Mellon Foundation, bringing executive influence, energy and attention to philanthropic endeavors that align BNY Mellon’s corporate resources, distinctive industry expertise and global scale to improve lives in our local communities. Monique’s support was instrumental to the development of a landmark whitepaper titled, “Return on Equality,” that sheds light on a $300 billion gender-lens investing opportunity and the role investors can play to close the global gender gap. She is the Executive Committee Sponsor of BNY Mellon’s Helping Each Ability by Respecting and Teaching (HEART) employee resource group, which increases awareness and education around the needs of people with disabilities.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Monique spent 13 years with PepsiCo, most recently as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer for PepsiCo Global Groups, Functions and Corporate. Prior to this role, Monique was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer for PepsiCo’s Asia, Middle East and Africa business, based in Dubai.

Monique is an active member of the CHRO Board Academy, Human Resources Policy Association and a graduate and faculty member of the Cornell ILR CHRO Top Seat program. She also completed the National Academy of Human Resources Foundation’s CHRO Academy and Kellogg School of Management Women’s Director Program. Monique holds a B.A. in communication studies from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, an M.A. in communication studies from Northern Illinois University and an M.A. in organizational psychology, with a concentration in change leadership, at Columbia University.

Joan Malin


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Joan Malin was appointed CEO of Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) in March 2000.  PPNYC provides the full range of reproductive health care services in five centers to nearly more than 60,000 New Yorkers annually, innovative educational interventions for adolescents, sex ed workshops, peer education, technical assistance, and professional training to communities throughout the city, and advocacy on behalf of reproductive health. In addition, PPNYC is the home of Project Street Beat, an innovative street-based HIV prevention and linkage-to-care program that reaches individuals at high risk for HIV.

Ms. Malin came to PPNYC after four years as chief executive of the Bowery Resident’s Committee, Inc. (BRC)— a multi-service agency which provides over 20 social services and housing programs for adults with limited resources including the homeless, hungry, chemically dependent, psychiatrically disabled, persons with AIDS and the aged.

Prior to BRC, Ms. Malin served as Commissioner for the New York City Department of Homeless Services. She is a veteran of three New York City Mayoral administrations during which she has overseen delivery of home-care and protective services for adults, has managed the City’s senior centers and worked extensively to address the needs of the City’s homeless population.

Ms. Malin holds a BA in Urban Studies from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Dowling


Michael J. Dowling is president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health, which delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and health care coverage to individuals, families and businesses through the CareConnect Insurance Co., Inc.

Northwell Health is the largest integrated health care system in New York State with a total workforce of more than 62,000 employees — the state’s largest private employer. With 22 hospitals, 6,675 hospital and long-term care beds, more than 550 outpatient physician practices and a full complement of long-term care services, Northwell is one of the nation’s largest health systems, with $11 billion in annual revenue.

Prior to becoming president and CEO in 2002, Mr. Dowling was the health system’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Before joining Northwell Health in 1995, he was a senior vice president at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Mr. Dowling served in New York State government for 12 years, including seven years as state director of Health, Education and Human Services and deputy secretary to the governor. He was also commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services.

Before his public service career, Mr. Dowling was a professor of social policy and assistant dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, and director of the Fordham campus in Westchester County.

Mr. Dowling has been honored with many awards over the years. They include: his selection as the Grand Marshal of the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City; induction into the Irish America Hall of Fame; the 2012 B’nai B’rith National Healthcare Award, the 2011 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership, the 2011 CEO Information Technology Award from Modern Healthcare magazine and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the National Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Public Service Award from the State University of New York’s Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, an Outstanding Public Service Award from the Mental Health Association of New York State, an Outstanding Public Service Award from the Mental Health Association of Nassau County, the Alfred E. Smith Award from the American Society for Public Administration, and the Gold Medal from the American Irish Historical Society. For 10 consecutive years, Modern Healthcare has ranked Mr. Dowling on its annual list of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.” In March 2016, Mr. Dowling was also listed No. 1 on Long Island Press’ 2015 “Power List” recognizing the 50 most-influential Long Islanders.

Mr. Dowling is chair of the Healthcare Institute and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences and the North American Board of the Smurfit School of Business at University College, Dublin, Ireland. He also serves as a board member of the Long Island Association. He is past chair and a current board member of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) and the League of Voluntary Hospitals of New York. Mr. Dowling was an instructor at the Center for Continuing Professional Education at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Mr. Dowling grew up in Limerick, Ireland. He earned his undergraduate degree from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, and his master’s degree from Fordham University. He also has honorary doctorates from University College Dublin, Hofstra University, Dowling College and Fordham.

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Getting Involved: Nominations and Sponsorships

Your organization can recognize incredible women leaders and high-potential talent from your company by nominating them to for the YW Academy class of 2017. To do so, click here. In addition to joining a network of more than 3,000 women in leadership roles at global entities, participants will:

    • Represent and raise the profile of their company’s commitment to women’s equality and empowerment
    • Meet and network with hundreds of fellow leaders and professionals • Be featured in a full page advertisement in The New York Times
    • Be featured on the YW website as well as in all collateral about the event

To learn more about sponsorship and nominations, please contact Paula Calia, Event Manager at ywca@thewakemanagency.com or 212-500-5953


Tickets are $500 and or $1000
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[eventButton id=”24″]Community – $5000[/eventButton]

(1) table (9 guests and 1 YW ACADEMY honoree)
Choice seating; Honoree photo in New York Times ad; Community listing in printed materials; Honoree admission to pre-luncheon VIP reception; Half screen e-journal ad Note: This level is only available for nonprofits and NGOs. There are only 5 sponsorships available at the Community level.

[eventButton id=”25″]Patron – $10000[/eventButton]

(1) table (9 guests and 1 YW ACADEMY honoree)
Choice seating; Honoree photo in New York Times ad; Patron listing in printed materials; Honoree admission to pre-luncheon VIP reception; Half screen e-journal ad.

[eventButton id=”26″]Investor – $25000[/eventButton]

(1) table (9 guests and 1 YW ACADEMY honoree)
Prominent seating; Honoree photo in New York Times ad;  Investor listing in printed materials; Honoree admission to pre-luncheon VIP reception; Frequent exposure of full-screen e-journal ad.

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(2) tables (18 guests and 2 YW ACADEMY honorees) Premier seating; Honoree photo in New York Times ad; Leader listing in all event materials; Premier recognition with link to company website on the YW webpage; Public acknowledgement during the event; Honoree admission to pre-luncheon VIP reception; High frequency exposure of full-screen e-journal ad; Invitation to spotlight honorees with the YWCA NYC CEO Speaker Series; Special Recognition from the podium during the event.

[eventButton id=”28″]Corporate Underwriting – $75000[/eventButton]

(2) tables (18 guests and 2 YW Academy honorees)
VIP seating; Honoree photo in New York Times ad; Corporate Listing in all event materials as the Presenting sponsor; Premier recognition with link to company website on the YW webpage; Public acknowledgement during the event; Honoree admission to pre-luncheon VIP reception; Five-minute keynote at SALUTE by company executive; Naming rights for the presentation of the William I. Spencer Award; Invitation to spotlight honorees at the YWCA NYC CEO Speaker Series; Special recognition from the podium during the event.

E-Journal Advertising

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High frequency exposure of full screen e-journal ad

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Frequent exposure of full screen e-journal ad

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Frequent exposure of half page e-journal ad

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Name listing in e-journal, shared with that of other supporters

Full-Page Ad: 11 x17 (landscape)
Half-Page Ad: 11 x 8 1/2 (portrait)

High resolution artwork should be
sent to ywca@thewakemanagency.com
no later than October 12th, 2017.
Ads should be sent in pdf format only.

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