Announcing: 2024 Women inPower Fellows

//Announcing: 2024 Women inPower Fellows

Announcing: 2024 Women inPower Fellows

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2024 Women inPower Fellows Selected

Including Rising Leaders in Business, Nonprofits, Government & Politics, Law, Medicine, Education, and Science/Technology.

NEW YORK – January 26, 2024 – 92nd Street Y, New York’s Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact has announced the 2024 Class of Women inPower, a fellowship program aimed at advancing women+ to the highest levels of leadership across all sectors. The new cohort consists of Fellows selected from a competitive pool of hundreds of applicants. This year’s Fellows include leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions, including business, nonprofits, government, law, medicine, international affairs, science/technology, media, finance, arts, education, architecture, and philanthropy.

This program provides women+ leaders with professional development, executive mentorship, and participation in an active community of leaders. The program encourages Fellows to think ambitiously about not only their career path and success, but creating a healthier and more egalitarian society for all.

Marking the Fellowship’s ninth year, the program has served over 200 Fellows. More than 40 past and present fellows in the program have reached the C-Suite or equivalent in their field and many more have made career moves that have deepened their influence. This growing network of WiP Fellows builds stronger connections each year, benefitting the broader alumni community with ongoing support compounding the long term impact of the program.

Fellows are mentored by a group of leaders that include: Komal Bajaj, Chief Quality Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi/NCB; Melissa Kivett, EVP and Head of Business Development, TIAA; Aamina Awan Khan, Chief Partnerships Officer/Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State; David S. Rose, Managing Partner, Rose Tech Ventures; Christine O’Connell, Executive Director, Riley’s Way Foundation, Jennefer Witter, CEO and Founder of The Boreland Group, Inc.; Edlynne Laryea, Managing Director, Meta; Christy Johnson, CEO, Artemis Connection Inc; and Stephanie Kauffman, President and Chief Operating Officer, Melanoma Research Alliance.

“While embracing the strides made by women+ leaders around the globe, we acknowledge that the road to equitable leadership is ongoing,” remarked Rebekah Shrestha, Senior Vice President & Executive Director of the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact. “As we welcome the incoming class of 2024 Women inPower Fellows, we remain dedicated to investing in leaders who are breaking down barriers and actively contributing to their communities. Every one of these leaders has demonstrated tremendous personal and professional impact and a commitment to elevating those around them. They embody the spirit of trailblazing women+, and we are excited to support them as they reach ever greater professional heights.

The 2024 Women inPower Fellows are:
    • Alice Anigacz, Senior Development Project Manager, The Community Builders, Inc.
    • Pooja Batra, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
    • Antra Bhatt, Statistics Specialist, UN Women
    • Idalin Bobé, VP, Operations and People Experience, Meroxa
    • Marina Catallozzi, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population & Family Health, Department of Pediatrics at Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Chief Health Officer and Vice President for Health & Wellness, Barnard College
    • Chau Lam Karen Cheung, Associate Director, Client and Alumni Service, Sullivan & Cromwell
    • Rosa Cohen-Cruz, Director of Immigration Policy, The Bronx Defenders
    • Juliana Cope, Assistant Executive Director for Development & External Affairs, Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center
    • Katherine Curiel, Director of Business Insights, Octane
    • Aubrey DeCarlo, Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development, Weill Cornell Graduate School
    • Chirlie Felix, Managing Director, FSG
    • Eden Ghebresellassie, Senior Director of Experiential Strategy, Optimum Sports
    • Norma Godinez, Data Leader, TikTok
    • Beatriz Guillen, Executive Director, The Resource Foundation
    • Svetlana Ivanyutin, Vice President, Chief of Staff and Head of Business Management & Impact, Prudential Financial
    • Jessica Jean-François, Associate Director, B Lab
    • Clara Jimenez, Sr. Counsel, IP Litigation, Johnson & Johnson
    • Diana Johnson, Manager, Food Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation
    • Meredith Kennedy, Director, Innocence Network, Innocence Project
    • Margie Lavender, Architect/Partner, Kligerman Architecture & Design
    • Kimaada Le Gendre, Director of Education, Queens Museum
    • Camille Mackler , Executive Director, Immigrant ARC
    • Syra Madad, Senior Director, System-wide Special Pathogens Program, NYC Health + Hospitals
    • Emily Mathews, Managing Director, Blackstone Inc.
    • Emilie Maurice, Programme Officer, Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, United Nations
    • Yolanda Miranda, Senior Director of Development, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice
    • Maria Quinn, Director of Government Grants, Community Service Society of New York
    • Shruti Sharma, Portfolio Manager, CEBIP
    • Alexandra Shklar, Senior Director, Global Resource Development, JDC (The Joint)

    • Betsy Uribe, Associate Director, Governance & Partnership, Fòs Feminista

    • Rediet Wegayehu, Associate Director, Evaluation and Learning, Everytown for Gun Safety

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About 92nd Street Y, New York
92NY is a center for the arts and innovation, a convener of ideas, and an incubator for creativity. Founded in 1874, it seeks to create, provide and disseminate programs of distinction that foster the physical and mental growth of people throughout their lives. 92Y offers thousands of programs from its New York headquarters and creates community far beyond its four walls, bringing people from all over the world together through innovations like the award-winning GivingTuesday and the Social Good Summit. It’s transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action all over the world.  All of 92Y’s programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcoming and serving people of all ages, races, religions and ethnicities. For more information, visit
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