Founded in 1974 by Mary Rousmaniere Gordon (YW Board President. 1971-1977) and her husband Al Gordon (fmr. Chairman and CEO of Kidder Peabody & Co.), the Academy of Women Leaders Salute Luncheon was created to honor trailblazing women in business, many of whom were the first to break through corporate glass ceilings and become senior executives in their companies and industries. Today, Salute honors women who have made it high on the corporate ladder and are poised to go even further. Learn more about this year’s Salute, to be held on November 5.
A long-standing success for the YW, Salute would not be possible without the volunteers who build it year-round. Leading those efforts are the committee co-chairs: