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This year we celebrated International Women’s Day with an exciting, thought-provoking event that launches a year-long initiative you can help create!

Because every woman can make a difference in our world.

One person, one community at a time.

One woman. One world. An upbeat, insightful, inspirational one-day event for women of influence in business, communities, government, not-for-profits and/or in one of the most important jobs, family CEO.

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International Women’s Day is a century-old holiday celebrated globally on March 8th to mark the economic, political and social accomplishments of women. Millions gather to acknowledge both our progress and our challenges. Nearly 150 women gathered in 2015 in Saratoga springs to celebrate “ordinary” women doing extraordinary, inspiring work.

Were you with us March 8th 2015?

“How inspiring the event was Sunday!  . . . much careful thought was put into each aspect of the day.  I will be an ambassador for this event for years to come.  BRAVO on all that you did to make this day a reality for the rest of us!” Christine, Key Bank

“Thank you for putting together such a spectacular event on Sunday. I had a great experience at the One Woman. One World. Event! I met so many amazing women, and the speakers were phenomenal, just like you said they’d be.”  Jeanne, solo-preneur

In previous years:

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Honorary Event Chair

With Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as Honorary Chair since  2012, we created an event attended by hundreds of women. We celebrated WOMEN and extraordinary acts of strength, courage and determination by the sometimes ordinary women who have played an important role in our history.

In 2012 we held a premier screening of “SERVICE: When Women Come Marching Home” highlighting the challenges women veterans face upon returning to civilian life, including a panel discussion with the film’s award-winning producers.

In 2013 we hosted the unique photographic exhibit “Unseen America,” which included photographs and the veteran artists behind them, each of whom participated in a photography and writing class while at the Guardian House Shelter for homeless women veterans. Their cameras and words explore themes such as service, work, family, and second chances. Presented by The Workforce Institute.

Proceeds from previous NY Celebrates Women events benefitted Wiawaka, the oldest retreat for women in the nation, providing respite for women since 1903. Its immediate CRITICAL NEED was restoration of the Wakonda Lodge, an original Adirondack lodge and Lake George waterfront landmark. The restoration is now complete. The goal of raising $300,000 was met, just in time for the summer’s annual women veterans retreat, prominently featured in 2012 on CBS This Morning. www.wiawaka

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NY Celebrates Women is a project organized by Critical Needs Now, building a collective vision to move individuals, organizations and government to solutions. What’s your organization’s Critical Need Now? We would love the opportunity to discuss how we can help.

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