Meet the ’21 Leaders for the 21st Century’ 2018

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It is with tremendous pride that we introduce Women’s eNews’ 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for 2018 (below). By speaking Truth to Power, these outstanding honorees represent some of today’s most fearless leaders who are committing their work, and their lives, to advancing gender equality throughout the world!

Plus, we are introducing two very special inaugural awards:

  1. The Rita Henley Jensen Investigative Journalism Award – Women’s eNews is pleased to establish this inaugural award to pay tribute to our founder’s life-long commitment to journalistic integrity.  (A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to funding the Women’s eNews Rita Henley Jensen Internship Program, to train the next generation of female journalists.)
  2. The Loreen Arbus Champion for Disabilities Award This inaugural award will pay tribute to humanitarian and activist Loreen Arbus, who has proven to be a tireless advocate for the world’s largest minority, people with disabilities.

(Please also remember to sign up for the Gala’s exclusive exhibit tour, Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics, as well as post a message in honor of Rita Henley Jensen, on the registration page.)

 

 

 

  • Marilyn Gillis

    Once again I am dismayed and angry that of the 21 leaders chosen, 14 are white and only 6 are black. You have to do a lot better than this if you want to be taken seriously with this recognition. As a news organization that professes to be progressive, this is shameful.

    • lsokol

      Marilyn, Thank you for expressing your concern. Women’s eNews makes every effort to include honorees representing diversity in every realm.
      That is why over 50% of this year’s ’21 Leaders’ not only includes women of color and members of the LGBTQ community, but also represent a cross-section of expertise in the fields of finance, politics, journalism, film, art, retail and the non-profit community.