Events at Women’s eNews

Calendar of Events at Women's eNews

March - November: Opening the Way: A Women's History Walk of Downtown Manhattan

April 1, 2016: The Sixty-Six Percent: A Conversation About Culture, Perceptions and Consumers

May 2, 2016: 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Annual Gala


Opening the Way: A Women's History Walk

Starting in March, in celebration of Women's History Month and warmer weather, Opening the Way, New York City's only women's history walking tour, is available for public and private tours.

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Opening the Way is a 21-stop walking tour capturing three centuries of women’s historic connections to Downtown Manhattan.

On the walk, we explore the work of these writers, agitators, abolitionists, suffragists, and those we now call activists, as well as three heroes who gave their lives on September 11, 2001. As you walk the streets, you will be able to absorb a sense of the world in which they worked and made themselves heard above the roar of the city.

To book a tour call Meagan at 212-244-1744 or email

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Sixty-Six Percent: A Conversation About Culture, Perceptions and Consumers

It was an incredible honor to host The Sixty-Six Percent: A Conversation About Culture, Perceptions and Consumers on 4/1!  Applause and gratitude to Natalie Abruzzo and the panelists, Gwen DeVoe, Sharon Quinn, Jamie Litt, Christina Mendez and Amanda Czerniawski, for so eloquently and brilliantly presenting and deconstructing the issue of full-figured women's exclusion from the fashion industry. And a sincere thank you to the audience for attending and enhancing the discussion.
Location: Women's eNews, 6 Barclay St., 6th Fl., NY, NY 10007
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM

The Event
A documentary screening followed by a panel discussion regarding the film's content with industry leaders and stakeholders.

The Movie
The Sixty-Six Percent is about women in the U.S. - the overwhelming majority of which are overweight (66%) according to the CDC, thus considered "plus-size" by the fashion industry, yet are treated as the minority in women's wear.

The film explores the annual event, Full-Figured Fashion Week, which seeks to counteract the normative behavior that has been perpetuated by New York Fashion Week in continuing to drape society's belief in beauty as being an unattainable fantasy.
Instagram: @thesixtysixpercent

The Filmmaker
Natalie Abruzzo is a TV reporter, multi-media journalist and filmmaker in New York. She recently earned her master’s degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism where she studied broadcast journalism with a concentration in health and science. Natalie spent 2015 simultaneously working as an on-air reporter for ABC and CBS in the Twin Tiers area of New York State and completing her first documentary short, “The Sixty-Six Percent.” She is currently traveling around the Tri-state area talking with audiences about her documentary short to engage in a broader conversation about the disparities between women’s clothing sizes, body shapes and cultural norms.

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May 2, 2016


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