Women United




United Way of New York City's Women United group is a key network of community-driven women dedicated to making a difference in the lives of struggling New Yorkers. These talented women advocate, fundraise, and volunteer to solve issues facing our most-vulnerable neighbors.

Women United members especially champion United Way of New York City's education work, specifically ReadNYC™, United Way of New York City's signature program that's improving grade-level reading by third grade for children living in some of our City's most-challenged communities, while helping their families build more stable homes. 

To date, Women United has invested more than $5 million in United Way of New York City's education initiatives.

See highlights from our 13th Annual Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon.


  • Collaborate within an exclusive network of philanthropic thought leaders
  • Access critical events focused on education, income, and health issues
  • Volunteer at community-partner sites to serve New Yorkers directly

Join Women United today and build your capacity to be a dynamic community-leader, who helps New York City families move from surviving to thriving. To learn more, contact Meghan Droge at mdroge@uwnyc.org. Are you already a member? Expand your involvement by joining one of our subcommittees


United Way New York City Read NYC 

Name: Community Impact - ReadNYC Site Visit

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 

Location: PS 30 @ E 141 St. Bronx, NY 

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Name: Networking Opportunity: Women's Stewardship Breakfast 

Save the date to join Women United members and key female executives from National Grid for a networking breakfast. They will share best practices around leading and engaging in women's groups across a variety of industries.

Date: Thursday, March 28th (8:00–10:00am) 

Location: National Grid, 1 Metro Tech Brooklyn, NY 

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Women United Coffee Chat
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Location: Le Pain Quotidien @ 16 E 44th St. 

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Name: Self-Sufficiency Summit: Overlooked & Undercounted 2019 - The Deepening Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Location: Scandinavia House @ 58 Park Avenue

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Name: Volunteer Opportunity: Literacy Kit Packing Party

Date: April 24, 2019

Location: UWNYC's Office (205 E. 42nd Street, 13th Floor)

Women United members and friends are needed to build literacy kits for young readers living in Mott Haven, a South Bronx community situated in the poorest congressional district in the nation. Stay tuned for more information.


Women United Lafayette 148 Shopping Event Image

Name: Rising Star Event

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Location: Bloomingdales @ 1000 Third Avenue 59th St & Lexington Ave


Name: Coalition for the Homeless Resume Reviews and Mock Interviews

Date: Friday, June 28, 2019

Location: United Way of New York City Office 


Name: Shop United to Make a Difference

Date: September 12, 2019

Location: 148 Lafayette Street, 8th Floor


Join Women United members as we shop for a cause at Lafayette 148 New York, one of our Power of Women fashion sponsors, as they host an exclusive Women United shopping event. Stay tuned for more information.


Volunteer Opportunity: Sort Food for Thanksgiving at New York Common Pantry 
Friday, November 16 (3:30–6:30 PM) | New York Common Pantry (8 E. 109th St., New York, NY 10029)

Women United members and friends sorted hundreds of pounds of donated food at New York Common Pantry, a United Way of New York City partner, for Thanksgiving bundles that went to families in need.

Women United Resume Review Workshop 

Volunteer Opportunity: Empower Women's Job Searches
Friday, October 26 (2:00–5:00 PM) | UWNYC's Office (205 E. 42nd Street, 13th Floor)

Women United members and friends empowered women’s job searches through resume reviews and mock interviews conducted with participants in Coalition for the Homeless' First Step Job Training Program

Volunteer Opportunity: Hands-On Community Project
Tuesday, October 30 (10:00 AM–1:00 PM) | Mitchel Community Center (210 Alexander Avenue, Bronx, NY)

Women United members and friends from PwC, EY, and CIBC freshened up the Mitchel Community Center in the Mott Haven community of the South Bronx, located in the U.S.'s poorest congressional district. The center serves UWNYC ReadNYC families year-round. Volunteers painted canvas art for classrooms, reorganized the library, and repainted a third grade classroom.  

Thought Leadership Conversation: Dialogues@Deloitte 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 (8:00–10:00 AM) | Deloitte (30 Rockefeller Plaza) 

Dialogues@Deloitte joined leaders from across industries to explore how we may use our differences as strengths to advance business and communities. Errol Louis (Political Anchor, NY1 News) moderated this stirring panel discussion. See photos

Volunteer Opportunity: Literacy Kit Packing Party 

 April 2019 | UWNYC's Office (205 E. 42nd Street, 13th Floor)

On Tuesday, September 25, Women United members and friends built literacy kits for young readers living in Mott Haven, a South Bronx community situated in the poorest congressional district in the nation. 


Co-Chair: Elizabeth Wahab, Cornell Capital
Co-Chair: Jeanine Khoury, Brown Brothers Harriman
Emeritus Co-Chair: Roseann Stichnoth, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Diana Azznara, EY
Sarah Benveniste, Deloitte
Laura Clayton-McDonnell
Suzanne Cutler, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Anne Falvey, Sidley Austin
Carol Hasentab, TD Bank
Kirstan Lamont, American Express
Helen Mucciolo, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Margaret Preston, TD Bank
Connie Schan, American Express
Karen Tillson, Bloomingdales
Valerie White, New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development
Robyn Zivic, CIBC