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Message from Chair

Welcome to the New York City Commission on Women's Issues. Since 2002, under the leadership of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the Commission has connected the public with City services that support and advance women. We have built partnerships with City agencies to provide access to women's resources. We've expanded career, education, and other unique opportunities for New York City women through various economic, childcare, health, and youth development initiatives.

We are proud of the success of these programs and resources, all of which are described on this Web site. But let me share just a few highlights of our ongoing programs with you:

  • Our educational, gender-specific youth development program, NYC Ladders for Leaders, has more than tripled in size from its inception in 2005.
  • In 2008, almost 1,000 women made their own health a priority by attending our free Breast Cancer education workshops offered through the NYC Women First health initiative.
  • Our launch NYC Young Women's Volunteer Summit saw hundreds of New York City young women, ages 12-18, volunteer their time on a Saturday to give back to the women in their communities through a series of workshops and service activities. One of these activities was the packaging of over one thousand pounds of products that were distributed to victims of domestic violence.
  • In March 2009, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled the Commission's NYC Women's Resource Network, an online user-friendly resource that will, for the first time, allow women to search the entire City by borough, keyword, category, and even sub-categories to receive a listing of City agencies and nonprofit organizations that address their specific needs.
  • Since 2002, the number of private sector companies that have supported Commission efforts to advance women has more than quadrupled. These companies demonstrate a commitment and understanding that an investment in the women of this City is an investment in the City's future.

I am very honored to Chair the Commission on Women's Issues, which serves as Mayor Bloomberg's liaison to New York City women. I hope you will continue to visit this Web site as a resource for you and your families' needs.

Sincerely yours,

Anne Sutherland Fuchs
Chair

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