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SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who supported the 2022 Take a Walk in Her Shoes event.

Honoring the 2022 "Woman of Distinction" Awardees

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 8 am – 10 am

Tappan Hill, Tarrytown | GPS: 200 Gunpowder Lane | Apple Maps | Google Maps

Registration and Network 8 am | Breakfast and Remarks 8:30 am

The Women’s Leadership Council annual benefit, raising awareness and funding to help financially vulnerable women attain financial self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. This year we are proud to honor Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Nonprofit Westchester, and Aleida M. Frederico, Former Senior Relationship Manager, Vice President at TD Bank and Chair, Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

2022 “Woman of Distinction” Awardees

Jan Fisher

Executive Director,
Nonprofit Westchester

Jan Fisher has devoted her career to strengthening nonprofit organizations, the people they serve and the nonprofit workforce.  At Nonprofit Westchester, she brings 300+ members together to advocate with one voice, build capacity, advance equity, and foster collaborations with business and government partners. Serving on a number of boards and committees to support the social and economic vibrancy of Westchester County, Jan has been honored by UJA-Federation and is a 2021 recipient of 914Inc’s Women in Business Award.

Aleida M. Frederico

Former Senior Relationship Manager, VP, TD Bank
Chair, Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Aleida Frederico is a champion of economic empowerment, education, and healthy communities, dedicating her considerable talent to the development of emerging leaders, businesses, and professionals from all walks of life. Ale’ serves on the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency.  She has a stellar history of business, community and board service including White Plains Hospital, Westchester Community College, the Westchester County Association, and the United Way of Westchester and Putnam.

Guest Speaker

Mary Calvi

Anchor, CBS New York | Anchor, Weekend Inside Edition | Author

Mary Calvi is a 12-time New York Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as morning and noon anchor for WCBS-TV and national anchor with Inside Edition. Her in-depth research for her debut book, "DEAR GEORGE, DEAR MARY: A Novel of George Washington's First Love," is the basis of a Smithsonian Channel documentary.

Special Guests

Michelle A. Nicholas

Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Community Development, PCSB Bank

Taryn E. Duffy

Vice President, Public Affairs Northeast Group | Empire City Casino & MGM Springfield

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Tickets & Donation

This event is sold out! If you are interested in being put on the waitlist please contact 

Takeia McAlister at (914) 997-6700 x740 or

I cannot attend this year, but I would like to make a contribution to United Way.

The Women's Leadership Council

The Women’s Leadership Council is UNITED in its mission to help ALICE, an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. At its core, it is a new way of defining and understanding the struggles of households that earn just above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough for a survival budget.  The annual event raises funds to support ALICE women, children, and families.

Support ALICE* Women, Children and Families

• 40% of Westchester and Putnam residents live paycheck to paycheck or in poverty.
• 74% of single-mom homes struggle to make ends meet.
(*Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)

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